Tech Notes

Earthworks Microphones and Transformer-Balanced Inputs

Condition: Early models of Earthworks microphones (see Models Affected) and Earthworks model M30 microphone will become unstable and oscillate with transformer-balanced microphone inputs such as Sound Devices MP-1, MP-2 and MixPre.

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NiMH Rechargeable Batteries with Sound Devices Portable Products

Rechargeable AA batteries for internal powering of pro audio gear have historically been poor performers. Alkaline primary cells, and more recently Li-ion cells, are usually the preferred cell chemistry. Fortunately, battery chemistries have evolved — in some applications there is actually a runtime advantage when using the newer NiMH rechargeable batteries with portable gear versus […]

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702 or 722 Upgrade to Time Code

Question: Is there, or will there be a possibility to upgrade the 702 or 722 to time code in the future? Answer: It is not possible to upgrade the 702 or 722 to include time code. They have unique circuit boards. If time code is a required feature, consider the 702T, 744T, or the 788T, […]

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Mixer Interconnection with Lectrosonics Wireless

Lectrosonics wireless systems are popular companions to Sound Devices field mixers. Their construction and audio performance make a “kit” built with Sound Devices mixers and “Lectro” wireless very flexible, compact, and capable.

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Hard Drive Upgrades for 722, 744T, and 788T Recorders

Sound Devices 722, 744T, 788T, and 788T-SSD include internal, 2.5-inch drive mechanisms. These are industry-standard storage mechanisms that can be user-replaced.

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Seven Quick Steps to Great Field Audio

The seven (well…eight actually) steps below are important keys to achieving great field production audio.

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