Support Articles

Battery Life of the 7-Series Recorders

Q: What is the battery life of these recorders?

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7-Series Input Linking For Stereo and MS

Analog Inputs 1 and 2 can be linked as a stereo pair, either L/R or MS. This allows control of the stereo pair with a single control.

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Sound Devices’ WAV Files with Avid and Final Cut Pro

Q: Are your files compatible with Avid and Final Cut Pro and do you need an audio program to open them on a Mac?

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Navigation of Menus by Sightless (Blind) Users

Q: I’m a blind technician. Most digital recorders can’t be used by people with a visually handicap. The design of the buttons on the recorders is really wonderful and made for tactile use.

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Peak Limiter Attack Time

Q: While recording some foley FX with sharp transients, even with the limiter engaged I was still hitting getting close to 0 dBFS. I was under the impression that the limiter threshold was -6 dBFS (according to the manual). What am I seeing?

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Output Balancing Topologies

Of Equal and Opposites Of the dizzying array of questions that the expansive and all-knowing Sound Devices Technical Support Department fields, the one which has the most people confused, bamboozled, and flummoxed is: “What is this ‘impedance’ balanced output stage that you use on on early MixPre’s and the TA3 outputs of the 442?” Here […]

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