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Sound Devices MixPre-6 6-Input, 8-Track Audio Recorder, Mixer & USB Audio Interface

Sound Devices MixPre-6 6-Input, 8-Track Audio Recorder, Mixer & USB Audio Interface Sound Devices MixPre-6 6-Input, 8-Track Audio Recorder, Mixer & USB Audio Interface Sound Devices MixPre-6 6-Input, 8-Track Audio Recorder, Mixer & USB Audio Interface Sound Devices MixPre-6 6-Input, 8-Track Audio Recorder, Mixer & USB Audio Interface
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Product Code: MixPre-6

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Sound Devices' MixPre-6 is a lightweight, high-resolution audio recorder with integrated USB audio streaming that offers world-class sound quality combined with extreme durability—perfect for musicians, sound designers, podcasters, videographers, YouTubers and field recordists.

Sublime Audio Quality
The MixPre-6 features Sound Devices' Kashmir™ microphone preamps. These high-performance, ultra-low-noise, discrete, Class-A mic preamps were hand-crafted by Sound Devices. The Kashmir mic preamps feature a -130dBV noise floor, analog limiters, and new 32-bit A-to-D converters to ensure the highest quality audio recordings that far surpass those of other recorders using simple off-the-shelf IC-based mic preamps.

Powerful USB and Recording
The versatile MixPre-6 makes an excellent USB audio interface, offering the unique ability to record audio to an SD card while simultaneously streaming multiple channels of audio via USB. Handy for interviews, podcasts, or simply as a backup recorder to your computer, the MixPre can be used for Skype or Facetime interviews, and to record audio for podcasts or video blogs.

As a musician's tool, the MixPre is indispensable. Whether it's serving as a top-shelf USB interface with premium mic pres for use with a DAW, getting a quick song idea recorded without AC power handy, recording rehearsals or just adding a few more inputs to your PA system, the MixPre will become an invaluable part of a musician's life.

Ultra-Compact, Unintimidating Design
The small stature and design of the MixPre-6 will fit any production environment. It features a responsive capacitive touch screen for incredibly simple and intuitive operation, and a bright, IPS technology, sunlight-readable color LCD for the ultimate in convenient navigation.

The MixPre-6 is extremely durable. Constructed with a die-cast aluminum chassis, it is both lightweight and incredibly robust. The MixPre-6 is super-compact making it perfect for jobs on the run.

Intuitive Operation
The MixPre-6 bridges the gap between sound engineers, musicians and YouTubers with user-friendly navigation featuring Basic and Advanced modes. Designed to allow a user to start recording right out of the box, Basic mode takes the guesswork out of audio recording and is intended for stereo recording applications, such as interviews, video blogs, music or podcasts.The Advanced mode offers more experienced audio users access to multi-channel recording and advanced settings such as metering, routing, timecode, mic pre gain, stereo and Mid/Side channel linking, channel phase invert, delay, headphone presets and more.What's more, the MixPre includes integrated Bluetooth Smart for easy connection, control and metering via iOS and Android mobile devices.

Advanced Mixing Capabilities
The MixPre-6 is a full-featured mixer that offers offers ergonomic gain control knobs for fast and accurate mixing. Other key features include pan and soloing plus easy-to-see ring LED metering per channel.

The MixPre-6 also includes a 3.5mm jack for headphone monitoring with user-programmable presets from our custom-designed powerful, wide-bandwidth headphone amp.

A Videographer's Dream
As an added benefit to DSLR users, the MixPre-6 has a retractable ¼-20 mounting capacity making it a perfect pairing for a wide variety of cameras. This design allows for solid, low-profile tripod/camera mounting. Because the male and female ¼-20 threads are captive, they cannot be lost and are always available.

Capable cameras can feed Timecode to the device over the MixPre's micro camera input, which provides perfect synchronization of sound and video. Timecode can also be fed into the MixPre's 3.5mm input from an external TC generator. The MixPre-6's micro camera input can also receive "record triggers" from popular cameras, which automatically starts and stops the MixPre's recording via the camera's record button.

Flexible Powering Options
For the ultimate in portability and convenience, the MixPre-6 has multiple powering options. It can be powered from AA batteries in a convenient detachable sled of either four or eight cells. Also available is a sled that offers powering from up to two hot-swappable Sony L-Mount Li-Ion batteries. The Li-lon batteries offer the ultimate in battery life.

Additionally, the entire recorder can also be powered from a laptop's USB-C or USB-A connectors offering convenient connection and powering with just one cable. For applications where AC is available, Sound Devices offers an optional AC adapter as well.

Available Plug-Ins
Musician Plugin

The Musician Plugin brings the essence of computer-based music production software to the super-compact MixPre-6 audio recorder. With features like Overdub, Punch In/Out, Vocal Air, Reverb, and Metronome, 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.

Sold separately for $99, the Musician Plugin is available for purchase and download from Sound Devices' Plugin Store.

Note: 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.

Ambisonics Plugin
The free Ambisonics Plugin introduces ambisonic and binaural recording, playback, and monitoring capabilities to the MixPre-6 and MixPre-10T.

Ambisonics Plugin Key Features:

  • Supports the Sennheiser AMBEO VR Mic (Ambisonics A-Format)
  • Record, playback, and monitor Ambisonics A-Format and B-Format (FuMa and AmbiX)
  • Record, playback, and monitor ambisonics decoded to binaural and stereo
  • Convert from A-Format to B-format
  • Up to 192kHz sample rate
  • Supports different mic orientations (Up, Down, Endfire)
  • Simultaneously record ambisonic, stereo, and binaural WAV files
  • Automatic 4-channel gain linking for single knob gain control


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  • Mixer:
    • Simultaneous Recording, Mixing, USB Audio Streaming: 4 XLR/TRS comb
    • Aux/Mic In (3.5 mm) 4 Uses: Camera Return, Plug-in-Power, Mic, 2 ch Line In & Timecode
    • 48V Phantom
    • Low Cut Filters: 40 - 240 Hz, 18dB/Oct
    • Input Trim Limiters: Analog/digital hybrid
    • Fader & Output Limiters: Digital
    • Input Pair Linking (Stereo and M/S): Pairs 1-2, 3-4, 5-
    • Input delay
    • Input polarity reverse
    • Input Gain, Pan, and Fader Controls
    • Input SOLOs (individual or multiple)
    • Unbalanced stereo iutput (3.5 mm) with routing matrix
    • Headphone Output (3.5 mm; wide bandwidth, high gain)
    • User-programmable headphone presets
    • LCD Metering: 3 meter views
    • Multi-color ring LED metering surrounding fader knobs
    • Tone generator
  • Recorder:
    • Recording Media: SD, SDHC, SDXC
    • Tracks: 8 (6 channel + mix)
    • Max Sampling Rate: 192 kHz
    • Max Bit Depth: 24
    • Audio File Format: Wav Poly
    • Scene, Take, Notes, Track Names editing
    • Playback Audio Scrub: 1/8x to 16x (FFWD and REW)
  • USB:
    • USB Ports: 2 (1 USB-A, 1 USB-C)
    • USB Audio Streaming:
      • 8 in / 4 out to Mac &/or Windows with ASIO driver
      • 2 in / 2 out to Windows without ASIO driver
    • USB 2.0 File Transfer
  • Control Interface:
    • Touchscreen, sunlight-readable
    • Backlit tranport buttons
    • Ergonomic channel knobs
    • Operation Modes: Basic, Advanced, Custom
    • Load/Save User Setup: 4 internal, unlimited to SD card
    • Multi-function star button
  • Timecode Reader: Time of Day, HDMI or LTC via Aux In
  • Powering:
    • Power Source: 4x AA or 8x AA, L-Mount, USB-C
    • iPhone/iPad USB-A Charging Port - when powered by L-Mount batteries
  • Remote Control:
    • Wingman iOS App: via integrated Bluetooth Smart)
    • Record Start/Stop Trigger: HDMI Flag or Timecode
  • Accessories:
    • Included:
      • MX-4AA Battery Sled
      • Y-Cable (1 USB-C to 2 USB-A)
    • Optional:
      • MX-8AA Battery Sled
      • MX-LMount Battery Sled (Li-Ion)
      • MX-Charge (wall PSU with USB-C)
  • Physical:
    • Material: Die cast aluminum chassis
    • 1/4" 20 mounting
    • Size: 6.53 x 4.65 x 1.40 in | 166 x 118 x 36 mm
    • Weight: 19.96 oz | .56 kg

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