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Crazy 888s

10/25/2019

The Sound Devices 888 is a portable mixer-recorder with eight ultra low-noise 8-Series microphone preamplifiers on eight analog inputs, 16 channels of Dante I/O, and 20 total tracks.

Fully routable inputs, multiple powering methods, a remote control app, and support for multiple USB control surfaces make it easy to tailor the 888 to your workflow in a bag or on a cart.

  • 8 analog input channels - four XLR, four TA3

  • 16 channels via Dante I/O

  • 2" x 10" x 7.3"

  • 10 buses, 20 tracks

  • 8 analog outputs

  • Ultra-accurate time code

  • 256 GB internal SSD

  • 2 SD card slots

  • SD-Remote app-controllable

  • Linear fader control 

  • Dugan or MixAssist Automixing for up to 16 channels

Many features are carried over from the Scorpio, such as the redesigned 8-Series preamplifiers, dual SD card slots, internal 256GB SSD, and dual L-Mount battery charging and powering. Alternatively, power your 888 using a smart battery, NP-1 battery, or an in-line power supply via its TA4 DC input.

The ultra-accurate, fully-featured time code generator contains its own battery to hold time code for up to four hours after power off.

A built-in three band EQ may be set to either pre- or post-fade for each channel to tackle any problems directly on-set.

The User Guide is available here.

The 888 is expected to start shipping next week, but initial stock may be limited, so get your pre-orders in now for earliest possible delivery!

Comparison chart for the 883, 888, and Scorpio under the jump.

Bosser Nova

10/18/2019

Zaxcom has just announced the MRX414 Digital Wireless Receiver Module for the Nova Recorder and the RX-12 and RX-12R Enclosures!

The MRX414 can receive four channels of audio from up to four transmitters using two UHF diversity receivers. It is compatible with any Zaxcom digital transmitter and with all Zaxcom modulations (Mono, Stereo, XR and ZHD). That's a total of eight channels of audio from eight transmitters in a single unit when using both slots!

The MRX414 consumes about the same power of a QRX212 with double the number of receivers and has improved receiving and dynamic ranges.

The modules can be easily added or hot-swapped as necessary. A MRX214 can be upgraded to an MRX414.
 
Check out the video below the jump for more details or preorder here.

Eight Inputs No Waiting

09/11/2019

The new Sound Devices 833 is a lightweight and compact production mixer-recorder. It features eight input channels - three via XLR, three via TA3, and the final two through the 1/8" input return.

The 833 offers six full-featured microphone preamplifiers,12 tracks of recording, six analog outputs, and an ultra-accurate time code generator. Features from the Scorpio recorder are also incorporated, including a new preamplifier design, dual SD card slots, internal 256 GB SSD storage, dual L-Mount powering and charging, and Dugan Automixing with up to eight channels in two separate groups mixed simultaneously.

Additionally, the 833 shares the same powerful processing and FPGA architecture as the Scorpio for complex signal routing, control, and signal processing. Any physical input can be routed to any track and the built-in three band EQ per input channel can be applied either pre- or post-fade. The 833 features both digital and analog inputs and outputs, has multiple powering options, and is compatible with the Icon Platform M+ Control Surface.

The User Guide is available here.

The 833 starts to ship next week, but initial stock may be limited, so get your pre-orders in now for earliest possible delivery:

Earpiece Corps

09/07/2019

Trade up to a new 2.4GHz digital Phonak Roger Earpiece Wireless System and save over $400 per item when you trade-in a corresponding working part of an Invisity system before the end of 2020:

  • Get a new Roger Earpiece (beige) for $1056 (regular price $1475) with the trade-in of a complete Invisity earpiece
     
  • Get a  new Roger BaseStation for $1344 (regular price $1770) with the trade-in of a TX300V Transmitter with power cables and antenna

The Invisity units will have to be verified functional and complete by Phonak and must include all parts.

Call or email [email protected] with any questions or to get started!

MixPre II: Mix Harder

08/29/2019

Update,9/3: The initial production batch has been sold through. We are anticipating the next units to start arriving at the end of September and will distribute them on a first-come, first-served basis to customers with pre-orders.

The Sound Devices MixPre II series is here with improved hardware and a whole passel of great new features, including 32-bit float recording. They also have all the capabilities of the original MixPre recorder series at the same or lower price!

New features available in all models of the MixPre II include:

  • Bit depth up to 32-bit float for increased 142 dB dynamic range
    (more info and samples)
  • Internal LTC time code generation and output
  • 192 kHz recording
  • Adjustable limiters
  • Auto-copy to USB drive
  • 10 second pre-roll buffer

The combination of the bit depth and low noise Kashmir mic preamps give you the flexibility to fix signal in post-production. Tracks recorded either too low (down to -50dBFS) or high can be normalized without adding any additional noise or digital clipping distortion. The limiting factor to great recordings is primarily the input source, not the preamps or A to D converters in the recorder.

They're starting to ship, so get your orders in now for earliest possible delivery:

Comparison chart under the jump.

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