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MixPre-6

4 Preamp | 6 Channel | 8 Track Audio Recorder. This is a final sale item.

$629.00

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Description

  • Portable multitrack recorder/mixer and all­-in-­one 8-­in (6 iso + LR mix) 4-­out USB interface, with four Kashmir microphone inputs.
  • 24-bit with sampling rates from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz.
  • Perfect for field and concert recordists, podcasters, ambisonics enthusiasts, sound effect recordists, and anyone needing to record audio anytime, anywhere.
  • In-unit gain, pan, low-cut, phase inversion, phantom power, and ISO mixing.
  • Rugged enough for all applications, light enough for bag use and mobile recording. Includes a MX-4AA Battery Sled (batteries not included) and Y-Cable USB-C to 2 USB-A.
  • Record to an SD card or stream audio to your computer via USB
  • Four ultra-low-noise Kashmir microphone preamps with analog limiters capture high quality audio in the field, on set, or at home, with or without a computer.
  • Powerful 300 mW+300 mW headphone amp allows you to easily hear over loud sounds.

The more the merrier

The MixPre-6 is the ideal tool for field recordists, ambisonics enthusiasts, podcasters, and sound for picture. With four crystal-clear Kashmir preamps, you can record multiple actors, multiple podcasters, or studio-quality audio for a small film production. Even the quietest sound from the field will sound pristine with the Kashmir’s ultra-low noise floor. Get your perfect mix on-location with in-unit gain, pan, low-cut, phase inversion and phantom power. Bulletproof internal timecode and multiple methods of synchronizing guarantee that your audio and video will always line up. Extra features like preroll and control surface integration make capturing audio a breeze. Plus, download the free Ambisonics Plugin available from the Sound Devices store and use an ambisonic microphone like the Sennheiser AMBEO to capture the world around you in 360 degree spatial audio. With the MixPre-6, the possibilities are endless.

Record anytime, anywhere

The MixPre-6 is rugged, lightweight, and compact, so you can throw it in a field audio bag or mount it to a tripod or camera. Record internally to a compatible SD card on set or stream your podcast over USB to your computer at home. You can power the MixPre-6 with your computer, wall power, or record in the middle of nowhere with AA or Sony L-mount batteries. The choice is yours.

Need music features?

Buy the Musician Plugin from the Sound Devices online store to add in-unit music recording to your MixPre-6. The Musician Plugin adds built-in features and effects like overdub, reverb, and vocal air. Create Music Projects to lay down backing tracks and use them live or at home for writing or practicing. Capturing your song ideas has never been easier. While in Music Mode, the MixPre-6 is limited to six simultaneous live inputs.

2 Year Warranty

One-year standard warranty turns into two-years upon registration. Click here for more information.

What’s in the box:

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MixPre-6

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Battery sled for 4 AA batteries (batteries not included)

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Y-cable USB-C to two USB-A

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Anti-rotation pin

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Allen wrench

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Quick Start Guide

Specifications

Click on each group to expand. Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

Audio Inputs
  • Frequency Response
    • 10Hz to 80kHz +/- 0.5dB re 1kHz @ 192kHz sample rate
  • THD + Noise
    • 0.005% max (@1kHz, 22-22kHz BW, gain=20dB, -10dBu in)
  • ADC
    • 32 bit precision; 120dB dynamic range min (A-weighted, gain=10dB, fader=0dB)
  • Equivalent Input Noise
    • -130dBV (-128dBu) max (A-weighting, gain=76dB, 150 ohm source impedance)
  • Inputs
    • Mic: XLR active-balanced; 4k input
    • Line: XLR active-balanced; 4k input
    • Aux/Mic in: 3.5mm TRS, 2-channel unbalanced; 100k input
    • Line: ¼-inch TRS active-balanced; 4k input
    • USB Audio: 4 channels
    • All inputs fully RF-filtered and overload protected.
  • Gain
    • Mic input: +6dB to +76dB
    • Line input: -20dB to +30dB
    • Fader: -inf to +20dB
    • Headphone: -inf to +20dB
    • Total, Mic-to-recording (max): +96dB
    • Aux In (Mic): Gain = +10dB to +40dB
    • Aux In (Line): Gain = -10dB to +20dB
    • Total Aux Gain including Fader (Mic-to-recording): +60dB
  • Maximum Input Level
    • Mic XLR: +14dBu (limiters on or off)
    • Line XLR: +28dBu (limiters on or off)
    • Aux In (Mic): -10dBu
    • Aux In (Line): +10dBu
  • Low Cut Filters
    • 40Hz to 160Hz (adjustable), 18 dB/oct. First stage analog, subsequent stages digital.
  • Microphone Powering
    • Mic XLRs: 48V via 6.8k resistors, 10mA each
    • Mic 3.5mm: 3V @ 3k source
  • Limiters
    • Limiter at all gain stages, range > 40dB. First stage analog, subsequent stages digital.
Audio Outputs
  • DAC feeding Stereo Out, Headphone Out
    • 32 bit precision; 115dB dynamic range (A-weighted)
  • Stereo Out
    • 3.5mm TRS stereo unbalanced, 500 ohm output, +7.8dBu max output level
  • Headphones Out
    • 3.5mm TRS stereo unbalanced, 300mW + 300mW, for use with any impedance headphones
USB
  • Audio Interface (USB-C): 8-in/4-out; 44.1 to 96 kHz; 16/24-bit; Class-compliant USB 2.0 high speed or ASIO® (supplied via download)
  • Mass Storage (USB-C): USB 2.0 high speed
  • Keyboard (USB-A): Text entry and control
  • Midi Control Surface (USB-A)
Recording
  • Maximum Record Tracks
    • 8 Tracks: Stereo mix + 6 ISOs
  • Sampling Frequency
    • 44.1 kHz
    • 48 kHz
    • 96 kHz
    • 192 kHz
  • Bit Depth
    • 16
    • 24
  • Recording Storage
    • Type: SD, SDXC, SDHC Card
    • Max Storage Size: 512 GB (SDXC)
    • Card format: FAT32 (32GB or less) or exFAT (>32GB)
  • File Types
    • WAV (Broadcast Wave File Format) with embedded timecode stamp and metadata
Timecode
  • Timecode Modes
    • Time of Day (file stamped w/current ToD)
    • LTC Input (file stamped w/incoming LTC on Aux 3.5mm)
  • Timecode Frame Rates
    • Auto-detects (fps): 23.98 (same as 23.976)
    • 24
    • 25
    • 29.97
    • 29.97DF
    • 30
Remote Control
  • Bluetooth Smart: Wireless control using Wingman app
  • CAMERA: Auto-record start/stop trigger from cameras that output record flags
  • Timecode: Auto-record start/stop trigger via Aux In timecode
Touch Screen
  • 320×256; 1.6-inch, color, sunlight-viewable IPS LCD
Power
  • AA Batteries: 4x AA sled (included); 8x AA sled (optional accessory). NiMH recommended
  • From computer: Bus-powered via USB-C port; use MX-USBY cable (included), connects one USB-C to two USB-A ports
  • AC Adapter: MX-PSU (not included) Power supply wall adapter w/ USB-C connector; 15W; has 4 adapter plugs for US, UK, AU & Europe
  • L-Mount: Optional sled for 2x (hot-swappable) Sony L-type Li-ion batteries
Environmental
  • Operating: -20°C to 60°C, 0 to 90% relative humidity; (non-condensing)
  • Storage: -40°C to 85°C
Dimensions
  • .36mm x 166 mm x 118 mm (H x W x D); 1.40” x 6.53” x 4.65”
Weight
  • ..56 kg; 19.9 oz. (unpackaged, without batteries)