Ever Sounder Devices

Announcing two new products from Sound Devices: the A20-Tx Digital Wireless Transmitter and A20-Nexus Go!

  • Tuning range includes UHF and VHF frequencies
  • Remote controllable via A20-Remote app and A20-Nexus
  • 100% digital long-range modulation with long transmission range
  • RF Power output from 2 mW to 40 mW
  • Built-in ultra-stable time code, auto jammable via wireless NexLink
  • Up to 12 hour battery runtime
  • Runs on standard or rechargeable lithium AA batteries
  • Built-in battery charger via USB-C
  • Same excellent balanced mic preamp as 8-series recorders
  • Built-in 32-bit float, 48 kHz recorder with removable micro-SD card (Please note that transmit and record mode cannot be engaged simultaneously)
  • Lemo input supports 2-wire or 3-wire mono lav, balanced mic, switchable 12/48V phantom, balanced line-level, AES3, AES42 (compatible with Schoeps SuperCMIT), and guitar (w/ optional Smart Guitar Cable, coming soon) 
  • A20-Tx Switch user-programmable bayonet switch, magnetically sensed and physically removable (sold separately)

Shipping is expected to start next week. Initial supply may be limited, so order now for earliest possible delivery.

A20-Tx Digital Transmitter $2450
A20-Tx Switch $154
A20-Tx Transmitter Boom Mounting Plate $68
Astral Sleeve Neoprene Pouch $30

  • Four ultra-high-performance channels
  • Expandable to 6 or 8 channels via software license
  • Integrated NexLink long distance remote control and time code sync of all wireless transmitters
  • 169 MHz – 1525 MHz tuning range
  • Integrated spectrum analyzer and automatic deployment of clean frequencies
  • Flexible powering via DC input, 8-Series, or AC mains (with optional adapter)
  • DB-25 connector for 8 channels of mic, line, or AES outputs
  • Supports GainForward to adjust transmitter gain at the receiver or mixer
  • Multiple A20-Nexus Go units can be cascaded
Shipping is expected to start next week. Initial supply may be limited, so order now for earliest possible delivery.

A20-Nexus Go  $8495

Live from Las Vegas

Live from Las Vegas

We'll be broadcasting live this weekend from the NAB show floor in Las Vegas, so tune into our YouTube or Facebook pages from 9am-6pm PDT/12pm-9pm EDT to get your questions answered about all the latest production audio gear!  (And if you missed anything, the playlist is being updated here!)


All times and interview sequencing subject to change

Sunday, April 16th

Starting 9:30am PDT/12:30pm EDT
  • Introduction
  • Lectrosonics
  • Zaxcom
  • Wisycom
  • Ambient 
  • Vivana
  • Schoeps/Rycote/Voice Technologies/Cable Techniques
1-2pm PDT/4-5pm EDT 
Starting 2pm PDT/5pm EDT
  • Sound Devices
  • DPA
  • Sony
  • Wavenet
  • Qx5
  • Phonak
6pm PDT/9pm EDT
End of broadcast day


Monday, April 17th

Starting 9am PDT/12pm EDT
  • Konos 
  • Film Devices
  • Glensound
  • Deity Microphones
  • Clear-Com
1-2pm PDT/4-5pm EDT 
Starting 2pm PDT/5pm EDT
  • Sanken
  • Brainstorm Electronics
  • Halter Technical
  • Sennheiser
  • Tentacle Sync
  • Shure
  • Orca Bags
6pm PDT/9pm EDT
End of broadcast day
On-Set Internet Anywhere

On-Set Internet Anywhere

We're pleased to announce that we're official dealers for Pepwave mobile internet products and you can now find them in our sales and rental inventories.
epwave mobile routers give you robust and reliable internet access from anywhere with mobile phone reception so you can communicate directly with clients, producers, and crew in real time with layers of redundancy.

Stream 4K video and multiple audio channels with unlimited cellular internet and no throttling or data prioritization. (Additional fees may apply.)

It's an incredibly flexible line of products, but with that comes a lot of complex choices, so we work with the manufacturer directly to ensure you get a custom-built remote internet solution that suits the specific needs of your project.

Join us Thursday, September 10th at 3pm for a facebook live stream all about using Pepwave on set, including use cases for actual projects.

Can't wait for the video? Contact us now and we'll help you get started.

Crazy 888s

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.


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