Crazy 888s

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.

Eight Inputs No Waiting

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:

MixPre II: Mix Harder

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.

KlassicPro Modern

The K-Tek KlassicPro line adds a number of great features to K-Tek's already venerable boom poles, including:

  • New low-profile right angle XLR connector on cabled models
  • Redesigned locking mechanism for smoother sliding action 
  • Six sections for a smaller collapsed length 
  • Removable top and bottom for internal cabling with no soldering
  • Lightweight graphite construction

The K-Tek KlassicPros will be offered in four sizes in both uncabled and side-exit cabled versions. Details below the jump.

D Squared Away

Get the power of four wideband Lectrosonics receivers in an incredibly compact half-rack space with the D Squared Digital Wireless System!  It fits neatly on your cart or even in your sound bag!

Best of all, it works with most of the Lectrosonics transmitters you already own; the receiver is backwards compatible with the SM, LT, HM, SSM, HH UM400(a), LM, MM, and WM transmitters!

The system sounds great, with 24 bit/48 kHz digital audio, and features two-way IR sync, three levels of encryption, and tuning from 470-608 MHz in the United States

The system is shipping now and consists of three components:

Initial supply may be limited, so order now for earliest possible delivery.

Everything You Wanted to Know About F6

The Zoom F6 is an incredibly compact field recorder equipped with 32-bit float recording and dual AD converters, giving it a dynamic range so wide that even a channel recorded with the gain all the way down can be easily normalized back to a great-sounding track.

The F6 features six inputs, time code, multiple power options, and wireless control. It will retail for $649 and is expected to start shipping in July.

Pre-orders are open now and will be fulfilled strictly in the order received, so place yours now for earliest possible delivery!

Shure Things

Shure's new TwinPlex subminiature microphone line features natural sounding omnidirectional lavaliers with twin diaphragms and cables as thin as 1.1mm! They're available in four varieties in multiple colors:

The TwinPlex lavaliers start at $399 and are shipping now.

Be Zaxcellent to Each Other

Zaxcom just announced three new products: the Nova Recorder, URX100 UHF Receiver, and ZMT3-X Transmitter!

The Nova is a combination mixer, recorder, ZaxNet remote control and wireless receivers in one compact and lightweight device. It can record up to twelve channels of audio to two compact flash cards and has four mic/line NeverClip inputs, two line level balanced inputs, four external AES (of two AES42) inputs, and six analog/AES output buses.

It's scheduled to ship later this summer and retails for $4995.


The URX100 is a multipurpose UHF receiver that can be configured as a camera link receiver, an IFB receiver with walkie talkie interface or a standalone IFB receiver with time code view and delay.  

The URXL1 Lanyard will be available separately and adds a tethered control with a push-to-talk button, volume control, and microphone.

Both units are scheduled to ship in late April. The URX100 retails for $895 and the URXL1 is $49.


The ZMT3-X Transmitter adds a larger battery for up to 12 hours of runtime and 48 hours of standby time on a single charge to the features of the standard ZMT3 line, including simultaneous transmission and internal recording with time code, encrypted audio, ZHD modulation, ZaxNet remote control, and NeverClip. It has two Microdot inputs so it can tramsit input from two seperate lavaliers at the same time.

It's scheduled to ship in late April and retails for $1995.


Initial supplies may be limited and will be fulfilled first-come, first-served, so place your pre-order now for earliest delivery!

DCHT for Me, See?

The Lectrosonics DCHT Portable Stereo Digital Transmitter is a compact wideband digital dual channel IFB or camera hop transmitter designed to work with the M2R receiver.

The DCHT transmits two channels of audio and accepts analog mic or line level audio via Y-adapter cables (sold separately) to the TA6F input or AES digital signals from a mixer to the AES input. It can tune across the UHF TV band from 470 to 608 MHz with adjustable 10/25/50 MHz RF output power. A 2-way IR sync port enables quick setup of associated receivers.

More details and a first look video under the jump!

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