Sound Devices Intros 633 Mixer

Six-input mixer with 10-track recorder offers compact, portable device
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REEDSBURG, WIS.— Sound Devices introduces the 633, a six-input mixer with integrated 10-track recorder.

The 633 has a full complement of I/O in a portable device, intended for over-the-shoulder applications.

The mixer/recorder features six inputs, with three high-bandwidth mic/line XLR inputs complete with phantom power, high-pass filter, input limiter and variable pan. Three additional line-level inputs appear on TA3 (mini-XLR) connectors. All inputs are assignable to any output bus. AES digital I/O, including support for AES42 digital microphones, is available.

The 633 offers 10-track 24-bit, 48 kHz uncompressed polyphonic or monophonic broadcast WAV file recording (96 kHz for eight tracks, 192 kHz for six tracks) or timecode stamped MP3 recording to CompactFlash and/or SD cards. All six inputs plus Left/Right and Aux 1/2, can be recorded to individual tracks. It offers dual card slots that record to either one or both cards simultaneously, with the added ability to assign different tracks to each memory card.

The 633 is equipped with a four-way power supply and Sound Devices’ PowerSafe technology. This four-way powering allows for multiple, simultaneous power sources including external DC on a Hirose 4-pin locking (12-18 V), two removable and independent L-type Lithium-ion batteries and internal AA battery powering (six-AA).

The 633’s Ambient-based timecode generator/reader assists in multicamera and double-system sound applications. Extensive file metadata is supported along with the timecode. It also features a keyboard port for metadata entry.

Designed for field production, the 633 has front panel controls and an LCD-based setup menu offers easy navigation and control of its features. Menu options for metering, display and headphone favorites are among the selections that can be saved to scenes, which save the complete state of the mixer to memory cards in order to quickly reproduce a setup.

The 633 is also available as a complete package, which includes the 633 mixer, the CS-633 Production Case, two L-type Lithium-ion batteries, one SD and one CF card, plus TA3-to-XLR cables.

Its top and bottom chassis panels are made from molded, metalized carbon fiber for superior durability and weight reduction. The chassis panels are also gasketed for water resistance. 

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