Price Increase A-Comin'!

Starting December 1st, Sound Devices is increasing prices on select items in their line, including the 688 (+$249) and 633 (+$99) recorders, the MixPre-D (+$60), the HX-3 (+$46) and the CL-12 (+$100). Order now to lock in the current price!

Model Current Price 12/1 Price Difference
688 Production Mixer/Recorder $5749 $5998 $249
664 Production Mixer/Recorder $4949 $4998 $49
633 Compact Mixer/Recorder $3229 $3328 $99
633 Full Kit $3995 $4090 $95
552 Production Mixer/Recorder $3399 $3610 $211
CL-12 Linear Fader Controller $1995 $2095 $100
Wingman Connect $60 $68 $8
302 Production Mixer $1649 $1698 $49
MixPre-D Field Mixer $929 $989 $60
702 CF Recorder $2049 $2225 $176
722 Hard Drive/CF Recorder $2679 $2699 $20
HX-3 Headphone Distro Amp $409 $455 $46
MM-1 Mic Preamp $509 $559 $50
MP-1 Mic Preamp $409 $455 $46
USBPre 2 Audio Interface $879 $895 $16

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It Can Be Your Wingman Anytime

Sound Devices has announced Wingman, a free iOS wireless control app for 6-series mixer/recorders. With Wingman, users can view meters; start and stop audio recordings; enter and edit metadata; arm, disarm, and rename tracks; circle a take or designate false takes; and create sound reports quickly and instantly email them directly from your iPhone or iPad.

In addition to the app (available in the Apple store now - requires iOS 8 or higher), Wingman requires firmware version 4.00 (downloadable from here) and purchase of the WM-Connect Bluetooth dongle, which begins shipping this Friday, September 9th. Update, 9/14: The WM-Connect is currently backordered through mid-October 2016. Orders will be fulfilled in the  order received.

Here's a fuller Wingman feature list from Sound Devices:

  • Remotely start / stop audio recording
  • Edit metadata, circle takes, and designate false takes; updates instantly reflected on mixer
  • Edit track names, arm/disarm tracks
  • Edit sound report headers & create sound reports in “current directory” (as defined by MENU > File Storage > Folder Options), stored on “target media” which is either CompactFlash or SD card inserted in mixer
  • Email sound reports (CSV format) directly from mobile device
  • Monitor levels from multiple meter views on mobile device
  • (688 only) Monitor auto mixing activity from mobile device
  • From within the app, easily switch control from one WM-Connect-enabled 6-Series mixer to another one on set with a couple taps of a fingertip.

Assuming Direct Control of the 6-Series

The new v 3.10 Sound Devices firmware update for the 633, 664, and 688 adds support for third party wireless control, time code and metadata management including the Timecode Systems :wave, PureBlend's MovieSlate iOS app, and Ambient's Master Lockit. With just the firmware update (downloadable here), a time code hub, and a link cable, you can now control your mixer from your iOS device (Timecode Systems) or any web browser (Ambient Lockit). The Ambient Lockit will also work with your 788T.

Here are the gear lists Sound Devices put together:

iOS Wireless Remote Control Integration (more info from MovieSlate)

Web-based Remote Control Integration (more info from Ambient)

More details and set-up diagrams here!

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Sound Devices CL-12 Available for Pre-Order

The Sound Devices CL-12 Linear Fader Controller has been announced for shipping at the end of October! It significantly expands the mixing capability of the 6-Series mixer/recorder line via a single USB cable that provides both power and control. It will be compatible with the 688 upon shipping with future support of the 664 and 633 to follow.

When the CL-12 is connected, the 688 gains twelve 100 mm linear faders and enhanced, sunlight-viewable LED metering. Numerous dedicated buttons also provides quick access to key functionality for fast track arming, naming, and routing. The CL-12 also features a 3-band parametric equalizer for each of the 12 inputs and the ability to monitor audio directly from the CL-12’s headphone port. Together, the CL-12 and 688 are a complete mixing and recording system, perfect for controlling the multiple audio signals often required in today’s production sound environments.

The CL-12 comes in two models. The standard CL-12 is designed to be a sleek and durable mixing surface with robust black aluminum side panels. Tactile controls, including illuminated buttons and twelve easy-to-use manual faders, combine with LED metering to improve the whole mixing experience.

In addition to offering everything the standard CL-12 does, the CL-12 Alaia features incredibly smooth gliding Penny & Giles faders and gorgeous custom hardwood side panels, available in either Blonde Maple or Red Mahogany.

The CL-12 also provides ports for a USB keyboard connection for efficient metadata entry, remote control via third-party applications (Ambient Beetle Bluetooth dongle, Timecode Systems’ :wave metadata hub), and for powering an optional USB lamp.


CL-12 Feature Comparison633664688
3-Band Parametric Equalizer--Yes
MixAssist Monitoring--Yes
L, R, X1, X2 Track Level ControlYesYesYes
L, R, X1, X2 Output Level Control--Yes
SuperSlot Access--Yes


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