Sound Devices Introduces MixPre-10T Ten-Input Recorder

Sound Devices has expanded its MixPre line, now adding a ten input recorder with a built-in time code generator and reader.

Sound Devices said the new recorder offers up to 12 tracks of polyphonic WAV file recording. It includes balanced outputs, locking 4-pin Hirose power connector and the ability to copy recorded files to a removable thumbdrive.

The MixPre-10T, like its smaller cousins, feature eight ultra low-noise, discrete, Class-A, Kashmir mic preamps hand built by Sound Devices. The MixPre-10T offers analog limiters and new 32-bit A-to-D converters to ensure high quality, professional-grade audio recordings.

Accurate time code is offered with a built-in, ultra-high accuracy time code generator and reader. Even when turned off or if all power is removed, the MixPre-10T continues to hold accurate time code for hours. With its BNC, Aux and HDMI time code connections, all common frame rates and time code modes are supported as well as the ability to lock to or output wordclock.

The MixPre-10T offers versatile I/O routing with two TA3 balanced outputs and a 3.5mm stereo output, each with routing matrix. It comes equipped with eight XLR/TRS combo mic/line level inputs and a 3.5mm aux/mic input, which may be used for two-channel line input, camera return or time code.

Flexible powering options include a locking four-pin Hirose connector for either external battery powering or AC-powering, as well as AA or Li-Ion battery sleds. Also included are sunlight-readable, IPS touch screen LCD and transport control joystick.

There’s mixing and metering with gain control knobs and access to panning and soloing via a press of the knob. Easy-to-read ring LEDs display limiter activity and three LCD views provide easy monitoring of multitrack, mix and USB return meters.

Built-in Bluetooth Smart enables control of the device from the free Sound Devices Wingman app. Users can start/stop recording, enter/edit metadata and arm, disarm and rename tracks. MixPre-10T users also manage and create sound reports, plus email those reports directly from an iOS or Android device via Wingman.

The unit offers superior headphone monitoring through the MixPre-10T’s custom-designed, wide-bandwidth headphone amp. It also offers user programmable routing presets.

Like the MixPre-3 and MixPre-6, the MixPre-10T also makes an excellent USB audio interface featuring 12 channels in and four channels out from a Mac or Windows computer at up to 96k sample rate.

The MixPre-10T features the ability to record all tracks to an SD, SDHC or SDXC media card while simultaneously audio streaming via USB. The MixPre-10T can automatically copy recordings to a USB thumbdrive for creating a backup or deliver to clients.

The MixPre-10T will retail for $1799. Pre-orders are open now and the device is expected to start shipping at the end of October.

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