Sound Devices launches 633 compact mixer

Unique in a portable mixer, the 633 is equipped with a four-way power supply, which allows for multiple, simultaneous power sources.
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Sound Devices has introduced the 633, a six-input mixer with integrated 10-track recorder. Unique in a portable mixer, the 633 is equipped with a four-way power supply, which 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 unit detects when power sources are removed and seamlessly transitions to an available power source. The integrated 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, 48kHz uncompressed polyphonic or monophonic broadcast WAV file recording (96kHz for eight tracks, 192kHz 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. Similar to Sound Devices’ 12-input 664 Production Mixer, the 633 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’s Ambient-based timecode generator/reader assists in multi-camera and double-system sound applications. All common production timecode rates and modes are available. Extensive file metadata is supported along with the timecode. The 633 also features a keyboard port for quick and easy metadata entry. www.sounddevices.com

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