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Update (2/18/15): v1.04 is now out, so upgrade away: http://www.sounddevices.com/download/633-firmware/

Update (2/17/15): There's a small bug in the Sound Devices 633 firmware v 1.03 update that's being fixed and tested now. We'll let you know when the new version is available for download or you can watch this page: http://www.sounddevices.com/download/633-firmware/

Sound Devices has released new firmware for the 663 and 664!

Firmware v. 1.03 for the 633 and v. 2.03 for the 664 includes:

  • Adjustable Slate Mic Gain
  • Shortcuts for Fast Control
  • Time Code Mode: Free Run Jam Once
  •  L-Ident tone

Download 'em now!

CCW Starts Wednesday, Nov. 12th!

Wednesday, November 12th
& Thursday, November 13th
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W 34th St., New York, NY 10001

Come see Gotham Sound and a host of special guests including Radio Active DesignsRF Venue, Zaxcom, Lectrosonics, and Sound Devices at Booth 1314 at CCW next week!

Register for a FREE pass to the exhibits show floor here or enter code NY193! Hurry, Monday, November 10th is the last day for free registration!

Here's the booth schedule:

Wednesday, November 12th Thursday, November 13th
10-12pmRF Venue10-12pmRF Venue
12-12:30pmSound Devices12-1pmRadio Active Designs
12:30-2pmRadio Active Designs1-1:30pmSound Devices
2-4pmZaxcom1:30-3pmRadio Active Designs
4-6pmLectrosonics3-5pmLectrosonics

Hope to see you there!

Sound Self-Report

New firmware update v2.10 is out for the Sound Devices 970 and PIX 250i, 260i, and 270i! All of the devices are getting metadata upgrades, but the big news is that the 970, PIX 260i, and PIX 270i will now have the capability to produce sound reports!

The firmware files and more details are available at the following links:

​Update 10/29: This post originally indicated that only the 970 would have the sound report ability, but it's been added to the PIX 260i and PIX 270i as well.

Capp Man Do

You are cordially invited to join Ed Capp from Sound Devices in our Atlanta store on Thursday, August 21st at 5:30PM to discuss all things SD. Refreshments and light fare will be served.

Now Renting!

We've added a whole lot of new rental inventory, so if you've been dying to try out the latest and greatest, give us a call or email [email protected] - we'll see if we can work something out. And, hey, if you decide to buy any of these items within thirty days of your rental, we'll credit you the rental cost of those particular items!

  • 4060 Lavalier Mics
  • d:fine Headset Mics

....and much, much more! Don't see what you need? Let us know and we'll see what we can do! Remember, all rental prices are guidelines - we can offer discounts on package deals and long-term rentals and will work with you to get the best solution for your budget!

The Book of Ingenious Sound Devices

A whole host of new products from Sound Devices today! 64 channel multi-track recording in various flavors of audio, video, and Dante, MADI, and AES, all controllable from a web interface!

970 64-Track Dante and MADI Audio Recorder

  • Audio Only Recorder
  • 64 Audio Tracks
  • 32 Audio Tracks at 96k
  • 8 Analog Line Level I/O
  • Supports Dante, MADI, & AES
  • Records BWF, Mono, & Poly Files
  • Redundant power connection
  • 10 second PowerSafe power reserve 
  • Ideal for cart based mixers & large format reality shows
  • No video inputs
  • Controllable via web interface
  • Built-in Ambient Lockit Time Code Generator/Reader

$4495
Now Shipping!


PIX 270i Network-Connected Video Deck with Multi-Unit Frame Sync, MADI, and Dante

  • 12-bit 4:4:4 over 3G SGI
  • ProRes & DNxHD
  • Video inputs over SDI & HDMI
  • 64 Audio Tracks
  • 32 Audio Tracks at 96k
  • 16 Audio Channels embedded over SDI
  • 8 Analog Line Level I/O
  • Supports Dante, MADI, & AES
  • Records BWF, Mono, & Poly Files
  • Redundant power connection
  • 10 second PowerSafe power reserve 
  • Networks to other PIX video decks with multi-unit frame sync
  • Ideal for multicam or hidden camera shows
  • Controllable via web interface
  • Built-in Ambient Lockit Time Code Generator/Reader

$5625
Now Shipping!

Also available as a 270i Complete Kit with SSD drives installed!


PIX 250i Network Connected Video Deck

  • ​12-bit 4:4:4 over 3G SGI
  • ProRes & DNxHD
  • Video inputs over SDI & HDMI
  • 16 Channels of Record/Playback simultaneous w/ video
  • Supports AES, & SDI Embedded Audio
  • Records BWF, Mono, & Poly Files
  • Redundant power connection
  • 10 second PowerSafe power reserve 
  • Networks to other PIX video decks with multi-unit frame sync
  • Controllable via web interface
  • Built-in Ambient Lockit Time Code Generator/Reader

$3,995
Now Shipping!

Also available as a 250i Complete Kit with SSD drives installed!

Comedians in Cars Getting Wired

Suppose you have a certain high profile talent who has a kooky idea for a show. He wants to take classic cars, pick ­up other high profile talent, drive them around the city (stopping at various locations), treat them to coffee, and drive them back home – all while seamlessly recording their entire conversation, without having a sound person present in the car as it zips around New York.

What would you do?

This is exactly the scenario presented to Gotham when director Jojo Pennebaker called us in 2012 about Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. The stipulations were that it had to be seamless, it had to be unobtrusive, and there had to be total coverage – with no retakes. Lucky for us, Zaxcom wireless provide a unique feature set that allowed us to accomplish exactly this.

Marty Kelly specced a system that would allow for the above reliably, and with minimal fuss. Stationed in a follow­car with a Sound Devices 744t, Marty used Zaxcom TRX900 transmitters for the talent lavs – ensuring that even if the follow-­car were to get separated from the main talent, the on­board recording function of the Zaxcom transmitters would ensure that recording continued undisturbed. Another sound mixer, with another Sound Devices 744t and redundant RX900 receivers was stationed at the final destination – again, ensuring that should the follow-­car become separated, a reliable and faultless recording solution could proceed as planned when talent arrived at the new location. In this way, thanks to the on­board recording feature of the Zaxcom TRX900 wireless, we were able to provide our client with the solution they were looking for.

So the next time you're presented with an audio problem that seems impossible, be sure to call Gotham! We have the gear and the expertise to cater a unique solution to any recording challenge.

No matter how daunting the task may seem, we've got you covered.

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This does not constitute an endorsement by Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee or Sony Pictures Television.

Introducing the Sound Devices 633!

Sound Devices, makers of the 7-Series recorders and the 664 mixer/recorder, announced a new product to complement their lineup today: the new 633 Field Production Mixer.

Following the lead of the 664, the 633 features six inputs with an integrated 10-track recorder that can record 24-bit at 48 kHz on all ten tracks. Recording inputs include three XLR mic/line inputs and three TA3 line inputs, and outputting to six output busses. Also included is an internal Ambient timecode generator, color LCD screen, and metadata editing via front panel knob or USB keyboard. Recorded media is stored on CF and/or SD cards. If you’ve used a 664, you’ll be right at home with a 633.

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