Support Articles

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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The 32-Bit Float Workflow

Join us for an overview of the 32-bit float recording process, from capture to post-production.

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Repair FAQ

How can I send my unit for repair? The first step is to contact our Support Team. They’ll ask questions to gather the information needed to take care of you and your product. Some problems do not require a hardware fix and can be resolved without sending the unit in. Our Support Team will troubleshoot […]

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MixPre II Comparison Chart

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Low Level Signals: 32-bit Float versus 24-bit

The most well-known benefit of 32-bit float files is that they have vast headroom, such that signal levels in excess of 0 dBFS do not clip. However there is an important fidelity benefit for very low signal levels too. We set up the following exaggerated scenario to highlight the differences between 32-bit float and 24-bit […]

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Over/Under in 32-Bit Float

The MixPre II recorders includes a new 32-bit float recording mode. To an experienced audio person, the promise of this “gain independent” type of recording seems too good to be true. For years, we’ve all been trained to set the gain high enough to get over the noise floor of the A-to-D converter (or the […]

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