"I knew the 633 would be a bag-changer for me due to its compact size and functionality. When you’re hiking with gear on your back, less is definitely more. The 633 is a pretty amazing tool in a small box."David Ruddick, Expedition-Style-Documentary Sound Mixer
The 633 is a compact, six-input mixer with integrated 10-track recorder featuring PowerSafe™ technology. It offers six analog inputs and records to SD and CompactFlash memory cards. The 633 is designed for audio professionals requiring go-anywhere portability, without compromising recording or mixing capability.
Input and Output Flexibility
The 633 offers three high-bandwidth mic/ line inputs on XLR connectors (3+3), complete with phantom power, high-pass filter, input limiter and variable pan. Three additional line-level inputs on TA3 (mini-XLR) connectors offer flexibility for more complex productions. All inputs are assignable to its six output buses, left/right plus Aux 1/2/3/4.
All six inputs plus output buses left/right and Aux 1/2 can be recorded to individual tracks. The 633 offers 10-track 24-bit, 48 kHz uncompressed WAV recording (96 kHz and 192 kHz sampling up to six tracks) to SD and CompactFlash memory cards. The two cards can be set independently, recording either identical material for a real-time backup, or combinations of WAV and time code stamped MP3 files.
Powered by a unique Quad Power supply with PowerSafe™ technology, the unit is operational from any of four power sources. Sources can include external DC (12-18 V), two removable 7.2 V L-type lithium ion cells, and six internal AA batteries. The 633 automatically switches from one power supply to the next when power is exhausted or removed. With its combination of power sources, the 633 can operate for a full production day on batteries alone.
When all power sources are removed or depleted, the unit’s PowerSafe™ circuitry is activated. PowerSafe™ keeps the 633 operating for up to 10 seconds and ensures that all file operations are fully closed and the unit gracefully shuts down.
Two second power on-to-recording. Never wait on sound!
The ability to remotely control any 6-Series mixer/recorder (688, 664, and 633) makes for greater convenience and flexibility on set and in the field. With wireless remote control, via iOS or web-based devices, Sound Mixers can:
- Start and stop recordings
- Arm and name tracks
- Edit a take’s metadata
- Circle takes and set False takes
- View, transmit, and receive timecode
- Create sound reports
Since our 6-series users are so passionate, Ambient™ Recording (along with Lockit Network GmBH), as well as Timecode Systems (with PureBlend Software) enhanced some of their existing wireless solutions to work with Sound Devices' 688, 664 and 633 mixer/recorders. In an effort to continuously collaborate with industry partners, as well as support new workflows that may work for our loyal customers, we are excited to say that the 633 firmware release v.3.10 not only offers regular mixer/recorder enhancements, but also supports both third-parties' solutions.
- As always, our firmware updates are free to our customers.
- If you currently have the necessary gear from Ambient, additional investment should be nominal. You can learn more by visiting Ambient's website.
- If you already have the :wave from Timecode Systems and/or PureBlend's MovieSlate app with Sound Dept. PRO, you should be ready to rock as well. You can learn more about the combined solution here from Timecode Systems and MovieSlate
If you have questions about the necessary equipment for either solution, click HERE.
For questions on pricing and where to purchase gear/software from either Timecode Systems, Ambient, or PureBlend Software, please contact them directly as they will be able to best answer any questions about their solutions.
Ease-of-Use & Full Size Controls
Clear, fast, easy to navigate controls and interface; visible in all light conditions, configurable metering and display.
The 633 integrates a rock-steady Ambient timecode generator, supporting all common rates and modes. In addition to timecode, the 633 supports extensive file metadata. Metadata is entered from either the front panel or from an attached USB keyboard.
Built for the Field
Designed to withstand the extremes of field production, the 633's small, lightweight, compact chassis is made from molded, metalized carbon fiber. It is built on Sound Devices' strong heritage of high performance audio mixers, audio recorders, and video recorders.
- AES input, two-channel AES3 or AES42, four channels of AES output.
- Clear, fast, easy to navigate controls and interface; visible in all light conditions, configurable metering and display.
- Stereo Linking, MS and L/R.
- Input delay selectable on all six inputs plus output bus delay on all six buses.
- User-configurable headphone presets plus a headphone favorite mode for quick source selection.
The optional CL-12 linear fader controller significantly expands the mixing capability of the 633. The CL-12 offers smooth-gliding 100 mm linear faders and sunlight-viewable, 22-segment LED metering with limiter activity. It also offers three user programmable buttons, as well as numerous dedicated back-lit buttons for quick access to key functionalities, such as metadata entry, transport controls, arming, routing, and much more.
The CL-12 comes in two models: the standard CL-12, designed to be a sleek and durable mixing surface with robust black aluminum side panels, and the CL-12 Alaia, which features incredibly smooth gliding Penny & Giles faders and gorgeous custom hardwood side panels.
NOTE: A micro USB power cable (not included) is required when connecting the CL-12 to the 633. Also, Firmware v2.11 or later is required.
The 633 KIT is a complete production mixer recorder kit, containing all the necessary equipment to connect and operate the 633 in a professional audio production environment.
The 633 KIT includes: (1) 633 mixer, (1) CS-633 bag by Portabrace, (3) XL-2F, (2) XL-2, (1) XL-LB2, (2) XL-B2 Batteries, (1) SD Approved 16Gb CF card and (1) SD Approved 16 Gb SD card.