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8-Series FAQ

General What’s with the name? Scorpio is the most powerful mixer-recorder we’ve ever created, so we wanted to give it an instantly memorable name. Scorpio is also the 8th sign in the zodiac – perfect for the 8-Series line of mixer-recorders. The 833 is similar to the tried and true 633 but with substantially more […]

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8-Series Comparison Chart

Chart highlights only the differences between the 8-Series models. All features not listed are common to all models.

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Automatic Mixing 101

As productions continue to use more microphones simultaneously, producing a clean mix with intelligible speech can become quite difficult. Automatic mixers can help sound professionals in these multi-microphone applications. The Scorpio, 888, 833, 633, and 688 offer two automatic mixing algorithms: Sound Devices’ own MixAssist and Dugan Automix, a collaboration between Sound Devices and Dan […]

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Approved Media – 6 Series

Sound Devices extensively tests removable recording media with the 633, 664 and 688 Mixer. Tested cards: Type Size Brand Model CF Card 32 GB Sound Devices UDMA7; 160MB/s read 120MB/s write (1050x) SD Card 32 GB Sound Devices SD/SDHC, UHS-I, 90MB/s read/write (620x) Sound Devices own brand of approved media cards – the SAM-32SD and […]

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Approved Media – MixPre II Series and MixPre Series

Sound Devices extensively tests removable recording media with the MixPre-3 II, MixPre-6 II, MixPre-10 II, and the discontinued MixPre-3, MixPre-6, and MixPre-10T audio recorders. SD Cards Sound Devices recommends its own brand of SD card – the SAM-32SD, listed below – which has been optimized and extensively tested to ensure fast and flawless performance when […]

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Approved Media – 8-Series

Sound Devices extensively tests removable recording media with the 8-Series portable mixer-recorders. SD Cards Sound Devices recommends its own brand of SD card – the SAM-32SD, listed below – which has been optimized and extensively tested to ensure fast and flawless performance with the 8-Series. However, many SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards from other reputable […]

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