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Sound Devices MixPre-3 II 32-Bit 5 Track Field Audio Recorder

CODE: MIXPRE-3II

Quick Overview

Main Features:

  • Field Recording, Filmmaking & Podcasting
  • 32-Bit Recording / 142 dB Dynamic Range
  • Record up to 192 kHz
  • 3 x High-Gain, Low-Noise Mic Preamps
  • Records 3 Inputs & Stereo Mix
  • Internal Timecode Generator
  • Adjustable Analog Limiters
  • Polarity, Low-Cut & Pan Controls
  • AC, USB Bus & Battery Powering Options
  • SD Card with Auto-Copy to USB Drives

Model:  Mixpre-3 II |  MixPre-6  | MixPre-6 II | MixPre-10T | MixPre-10 II

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The Sound Devices MixPre-3 II 32-Bit 5 Track Field Audio Recorder is an ideal tool for independent filmmakers, field recordists and podcasters who need pristine audio capture of up to three microphones. Record up to three tracks of external sources plus a stereo mix at up to 32-bit / 192 kHz while monitoring your audio headphones. The Sound Devices MixPre-3 II offers many upgrades over its predecessor. Chief among these features is the ability to record at 32-bit floating point. This makes it nearly impossible for you to clip (distort) audio on the way in. Whether you're recording hot or making use of the unit's astounding 142 dB dynamic range, you'll only be handicapped by the quality of your microphone.

New Features

  • Bit depth up to 32-bit float for increased dynamic range.
  • Record up to 192 kHz.
  • Faster, more advanced hardware.
  • Internal LTC Timecode Generation and Output.
  • Adjustable Limiters.
  • Auto-copy to USB Drive.
  • Pre-roll buffer increased to 10 seconds

Other improvements include the ability to auto-copy recorded tracks to USB thumb drives, making file transfers a breeze. Lovers of sync will revel in a handy new feature: a full-fledged, built-in timecode generator, accurate to better than 0.2 ppm (0.5 frames in 24 hours). Even when powered off, the MixPre-3 II maintains accurate timecode for up to four hours. All of this is available in a three-channel package that can be powered from wall chargers, computers, AA batteries, or Sony L-series batteries. Whether you use the device in an advanced or basic capacity, the MixPre-3 II will suit any intimate, field-based production.
More Features:
Kashmir Preamps
Like the original unit, the MixPre-3 II offers class-A Kashmir mic preamps. All inputs are fully RF-filtered to keep interference out.


On-Board Mixing
Create a mix using the built-in 3x2 portable mixer.


Audio Interface Functionality
When connected to a Mac or Windows computer, the MixPre-3 II can serve as a 5-input / 2-output USB audio interface for your favorite audio recording software. The unit will record three tracks in isolation and provide a stereo mix of all three to boot.


USB Audio Input
Stream up to two tracks into the unit over USB, using the MixPre-3 II as a recorder from your host device. If you're a musician, you can utilize this feature to record a stereo mix from your host DAW as a backing track for further standalone recording.


A Cornucopia of Connections
For inputs, you'll find three XLR-1/4" combo jacks and a single 3.5mm auxiliary input. Audio output connections are handled over a 3.5mm jack. Timecode I/O is made possible via 3.5mm connections, though you also have the option of HDMI for inputting timecode.


Adjust on the Fly
Adjust the limiters, change the bit depth, shift panning and polarity in the stereo mix, and filter out extraneous bass rumble with low-cut filters. Whether you record to an SD card or to your computer over USB, the MixPre-3 II can be customized to your needs.


Built-In Timecode Generator & Bluetooth Control
Thanks to the device's timecode generator, you can even trigger recording from the camera. With built-in Bluetooth, you can control the unit over the Wingman app, available from Sound Devices. This app displays high-resolution meters, current timecode, transport buttons, and more.


Transport and Mounting Options
The MixPre-3 II is rugged, lightweight, and relatively compact, so you can throw it in a bag or mount it to a tripod or camera.
Portable Recorder
Number of Tracks WAV:
5 (3 Inputs + Stereo Mix)
Max Sample Rate/Resolution 192 kHz / 32-Bit
Microphone None
Built-In Speaker None
Display 1.6" / 40.64 mm Color LCD Touchscreen
Memory Card Support SD, SDHC, SDXC (Up to 512 GB)
Internal Storage None
Recording
Audio File Formats Recording:
WAV
Sample Rates WAV:
44.1 / 47.952 / 48 / 48.048 / 96 / 192 kHz 
Bit Depth 16 / 24 / 32-Bit (A/D Conversion)
Signal Processing Delay, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter
Timecode Yes
Frame Rates Supported 23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 29.97 DF / 30 / 30 DF
Clock Accuracy ±2 ppm / 0.5 Frame per 24 Hrs (Timecode)
Connectivity
Analog I/O 3 x Combo XLR-1/4" 3-Pin Female Balanced Line/Mic Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Aux Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output
Digital I/O 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm SMPTE Timecode Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm SMPTE Timecode Output
1 x HDMI Type-D SMPTE Timecode Input
Phantom Power +48 V, Selectable On/Off
Phantom Power Current 10 mA per Channel
Plug-In Power Yes, 3 V
Host Connection 1 x USB Type-C (USB 2.0)
1 x USB Type-A (Control, Text Entry, Thumb Drive)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 (Remote)
Performance
Frequency Response WAV:
10 Hz to 80 kHz ±0.5 dB (At 192 kHz) 
Gain Range Mic Inputs:
+6 dB to +76 dB
Line Inputs:
-20 dB to +30 dB
Mic/Aux Inputs:
+10 dB to +40 dB
Line/Aux Inputs:
-10 dB to +20 dB
Fader:
Up to +20 dB
Headphone Outputs:
Up to +20 dB
Max Input Level Mic Inputs:
+14 dBu 
Line Inputs:
+28 dBu 
Mic/Aux Inputs:
-10 dBu 
Line/Aux Inputs:
+10 dBu 
Max Output Level Outputs:
+7.8 dBu 
Headphone Output Power 300 mW per Channel
Dynamic Range A/D Converters:
142 dB 
Impedance Mic/Line Inputs:
4 Kilohms (Active-Balanced, Line Level, Mic Level) 
Mic/Aux Inputs:
100 Kilohms (Mic Level, Unbalanced) 
Timecode Input:
20 Kilohms 
Timecode Output:
1 Kilohms 
THD+N Inputs:
-10 dBu (0.005%) 
EIN -128 dBu (A-Weighted) 
Power
Power Options Batteries, USB Bus Power, AC/DC Power Adapter
Battery Type 4 x AA (Included)
2 x L Series (Requires Optional Equipment, Hot-Swappable, Not Included)
AC/DC Power Adapter 5 VDC (Included)
AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Physical
Mounting Options 1/4"-20 Male (Top)
1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Operating Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Storage Temperature -40 to 185°F / -40 to 85°C
Operating Humidity 0 to 90%
Dimensions 5.7 x 1.4 x 4.3" / 144.0 x 36.0 x 110.0 mm
Weight 16.8 oz / 0.5 kg (Without Batteries)
Sound Devices MixPre-3 II 3-Channel / 5-Track Multitrack 32-Bit Field Recorder
  • MX-4AA Battery Sled for MixPre-3 and MixPre-6
  • MX-Charge AC Power Supply for MixPre-3 and MixPre-6
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty with 1-Year Extension upon Registration

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The Sound Devices MixPre-3 II 32-Bit 5 Track Field Audio Recorder is an ideal tool for independent filmmakers, field recordists and podcasters who need pristine audio capture of up to three microphones. Record up to three tracks of external sources plus a stereo mix at up to 32-bit / 192 kHz while monitoring your audio headphones. The Sound Devices MixPre-3 II offers many upgrades over its predecessor. Chief among these features is the ability to record at 32-bit floating point. This makes it nearly impossible for you to clip (distort) audio on the way in. Whether you're recording hot or making use of the unit's astounding 142 dB dynamic range, you'll only be handicapped by the quality of your microphone.

New Features

  • Bit depth up to 32-bit float for increased dynamic range.
  • Record up to 192 kHz.
  • Faster, more advanced hardware.
  • Internal LTC Timecode Generation and Output.
  • Adjustable Limiters.
  • Auto-copy to USB Drive.
  • Pre-roll buffer increased to 10 seconds

Other improvements include the ability to auto-copy recorded tracks to USB thumb drives, making file transfers a breeze. Lovers of sync will revel in a handy new feature: a full-fledged, built-in timecode generator, accurate to better than 0.2 ppm (0.5 frames in 24 hours). Even when powered off, the MixPre-3 II maintains accurate timecode for up to four hours. All of this is available in a three-channel package that can be powered from wall chargers, computers, AA batteries, or Sony L-series batteries. Whether you use the device in an advanced or basic capacity, the MixPre-3 II will suit any intimate, field-based production.
More Features:
Kashmir Preamps
Like the original unit, the MixPre-3 II offers class-A Kashmir mic preamps. All inputs are fully RF-filtered to keep interference out.


On-Board Mixing
Create a mix using the built-in 3x2 portable mixer.


Audio Interface Functionality
When connected to a Mac or Windows computer, the MixPre-3 II can serve as a 5-input / 2-output USB audio interface for your favorite audio recording software. The unit will record three tracks in isolation and provide a stereo mix of all three to boot.


USB Audio Input
Stream up to two tracks into the unit over USB, using the MixPre-3 II as a recorder from your host device. If you're a musician, you can utilize this feature to record a stereo mix from your host DAW as a backing track for further standalone recording.


A Cornucopia of Connections
For inputs, you'll find three XLR-1/4" combo jacks and a single 3.5mm auxiliary input. Audio output connections are handled over a 3.5mm jack. Timecode I/O is made possible via 3.5mm connections, though you also have the option of HDMI for inputting timecode.


Adjust on the Fly
Adjust the limiters, change the bit depth, shift panning and polarity in the stereo mix, and filter out extraneous bass rumble with low-cut filters. Whether you record to an SD card or to your computer over USB, the MixPre-3 II can be customized to your needs.


Built-In Timecode Generator & Bluetooth Control
Thanks to the device's timecode generator, you can even trigger recording from the camera. With built-in Bluetooth, you can control the unit over the Wingman app, available from Sound Devices. This app displays high-resolution meters, current timecode, transport buttons, and more.


Transport and Mounting Options
The MixPre-3 II is rugged, lightweight, and relatively compact, so you can throw it in a bag or mount it to a tripod or camera.
Portable Recorder
Number of Tracks WAV:
5 (3 Inputs + Stereo Mix)
Max Sample Rate/Resolution 192 kHz / 32-Bit
Microphone None
Built-In Speaker None
Display 1.6" / 40.64 mm Color LCD Touchscreen
Memory Card Support SD, SDHC, SDXC (Up to 512 GB)
Internal Storage None
Recording
Audio File Formats Recording:
WAV
Sample Rates WAV:
44.1 / 47.952 / 48 / 48.048 / 96 / 192 kHz 
Bit Depth 16 / 24 / 32-Bit (A/D Conversion)
Signal Processing Delay, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter
Timecode Yes
Frame Rates Supported 23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 29.97 DF / 30 / 30 DF
Clock Accuracy ±2 ppm / 0.5 Frame per 24 Hrs (Timecode)
Connectivity
Analog I/O 3 x Combo XLR-1/4" 3-Pin Female Balanced Line/Mic Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Aux Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output
Digital I/O 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm SMPTE Timecode Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm SMPTE Timecode Output
1 x HDMI Type-D SMPTE Timecode Input
Phantom Power +48 V, Selectable On/Off
Phantom Power Current 10 mA per Channel
Plug-In Power Yes, 3 V
Host Connection 1 x USB Type-C (USB 2.0)
1 x USB Type-A (Control, Text Entry, Thumb Drive)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 (Remote)
Performance
Frequency Response WAV:
10 Hz to 80 kHz ±0.5 dB (At 192 kHz) 
Gain Range Mic Inputs:
+6 dB to +76 dB
Line Inputs:
-20 dB to +30 dB
Mic/Aux Inputs:
+10 dB to +40 dB
Line/Aux Inputs:
-10 dB to +20 dB
Fader:
Up to +20 dB
Headphone Outputs:
Up to +20 dB
Max Input Level Mic Inputs:
+14 dBu 
Line Inputs:
+28 dBu 
Mic/Aux Inputs:
-10 dBu 
Line/Aux Inputs:
+10 dBu 
Max Output Level Outputs:
+7.8 dBu 
Headphone Output Power 300 mW per Channel
Dynamic Range A/D Converters:
142 dB 
Impedance Mic/Line Inputs:
4 Kilohms (Active-Balanced, Line Level, Mic Level) 
Mic/Aux Inputs:
100 Kilohms (Mic Level, Unbalanced) 
Timecode Input:
20 Kilohms 
Timecode Output:
1 Kilohms 
THD+N Inputs:
-10 dBu (0.005%) 
EIN -128 dBu (A-Weighted) 
Power
Power Options Batteries, USB Bus Power, AC/DC Power Adapter
Battery Type 4 x AA (Included)
2 x L Series (Requires Optional Equipment, Hot-Swappable, Not Included)
AC/DC Power Adapter 5 VDC (Included)
AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Physical
Mounting Options 1/4"-20 Male (Top)
1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Operating Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Storage Temperature -40 to 185°F / -40 to 85°C
Operating Humidity 0 to 90%
Dimensions 5.7 x 1.4 x 4.3" / 144.0 x 36.0 x 110.0 mm
Weight 16.8 oz / 0.5 kg (Without Batteries)
Sound Devices MixPre-3 II 3-Channel / 5-Track Multitrack 32-Bit Field Recorder
  • MX-4AA Battery Sled for MixPre-3 and MixPre-6
  • MX-Charge AC Power Supply for MixPre-3 and MixPre-6
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty with 1-Year Extension upon Registration

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