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XL-AES Assembly

To install the XL-AES, do the following: Remove the connector cover on the top of the 8-Series mixer-recorder by prying up gently to break the magnetic connection. If you are installing the XL-AES on a Scorpio, peel and stick the included gasket to the bottom of the XL-AES before mating with the Scorpio. Align the […]

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USB Hub Support

All MixPre, MixPre-M and MixPre II Series models running firmware v5.00 or higher support USB hubs. USB hubs allow you to simultaneously connect multiple USB devices, such as USB control surfaces, keyboards, and USB drives (MixPre II Series, MixPre-10T, and MixPre-10M only).  Sound Devices recommends wall-powered USB hubs, which deliver appropriate current. If using a […]

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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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633 Three Quarter

Approved Media – 6 Series

Sound Devices extensively tests removable recording media with the 633, 664, and 688. For best media performance, Sound Devices recommends occasionally performing a full reformat of an SD card per the “Overwrite Format” method from the SD Association. The Overwrite Format deletes file/directory entries by initializing file system parameters of the card (same as with Quick Format), and erases all […]

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