Musician Plugin


The Musician plugin brings the essence of computer-based music production software to the super-compact MixPre-3, -6 and -10T recorders. Musicians and songwriters now have an easy to use, portable tool for creating high quality, multi-layered songs anywhere and anytime that inspiration grabs them.

SKU: alpha Category:

Enter your device's serial number to determine if this feature is compatible.


The Musician plugin works in a similar fashion to any Digital Audio Workstation (DAW); however, it is intentionally simplified to allow musicians to focus on their art rather than get bogged down in technical stuff.

With the Musician plugin activated, the following features are available:

  • Track Laying/Overdubbing – Record up to 12 tracks total: three at once on the MixPre-3, six at once on the MixPre-6, and eight at once on the MixPre-10T.
  • Track Bouncing – Mix multiple tracks into one or two, freeing up more tracks for further overdubbing.
  • Punch In/Out – Automatically or manually drop in and out of record on armed tracks while playing back existing unarmed tracks.
  • Cue Markers – Navigate your song easily using cue markers
  • Effects – Add character by applying Reverb or Vocal Air
  • Metronome – Use the built-in, configurable metronome to keep your performance in time.
  • Input to Track Routing – Route any input to any track, reducing the need to re-plug inputs.
  • Mixing – During recording or playback, create a mix using fader knobs, pans, solos, mutes, and effects.
  • Rendering – Render (export) your song for sharing with others.
  • Import – Load a multichannel wav file from a DAW to use as the foundation of a new project or as a backing track for live performance.

The Musician plugin is compatible with the following Sound Devices recorders:


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Question: Does the plugin limit sampling rate to 96kHz for Music and Audio projects?

    Answer: With the Musician plugin activated, there are two types of projects: the original Audio project and a new Music project. In Music projects, recording is limited to 96kHz. However, on MixPre-6 and MixPre-10T recorders, Audio projects do not have this limit, so the maximum sample rate for Audio projects on those recorders remains 192kHz.

  • Question: I made purchase from my smartphone. How do I download my license?

    Answer: While this plugin may be purchased from a smartphone, the plugin must be downloaded from the online store to a computer or SD card in a computer, in order for the plugin to be installed onto the MixPre. If purchased from a phone, you will need to return to the online store from a computer to get your download file.

    Simply go to, reenter your serial number, and click Look-up.

    The store will:

    • Verify purchase
    • Bypass Shopping Cart screens
    • Show that the plugin has already been acquired for the device with that serial number
    • Provide the download link for the plugin

    Then, you can download the LIC file to an SD card, insert it in your MixPre, and activate it.

  • Question: How do I install/activate my plugin?