633

Six input compact digital mixer with integrated 10-track recorder and timecode.

Overview

  • Six input compact mixer with integrated 10-track recorder and timecode.
  • Three mic/line inputs on XLR plus three line-only inputs on TA3.
  • L/R output plus four added output buses.
  • AES3/AES42 input and selectable AES3 output.
  • Records broadcast WAV files up to 24-bit @ 192 kHz or MP3 to SD and CF cards.
  • Powered by ext. DC (12-18V), Sony L-type (x2) or 6 AA (LR6) batteries. Features PowerSafe.
  • AES input, two-channel AES3 or AES42, four channels of AES output.
  • Clear, fast, easy to navigate controls and interface; visible in all light conditions, configurable metering and display.
  • Stereo Linking, MS and L/R.
  • Input delay selectable on all six inputs plus output bus delay on all six buses.
  • User-configurable headphone presets plus a headphone favorite mode for quick source selection.

Six-Input 633 Compact Mixer With 10-Track Recorder & Automixing

The 633 is designed for audio professionals requiring go-anywhere portability, without compromising recording or mixing capability. The compact 633 field mixer with integrated 10-track recorder offers six analog inputs, two powerful auto mixers (Dugan and MixAssist™), records to SD and CompactFlash memory cards, and offers PowerSafe and QuickBoot technology.

The 633 offers three high-bandwidth mic/line inputs on XLR connectors (3+3), complete with phantom power, high-pass filter, input limiter and variable pan. Three additional line-level inputs on TA3 (mini-XLR) connectors offer flexibility for more complex productions. All inputs are assignable to its six output buses, left/right plus Aux 1/2/3/4.

All six inputs plus output buses left/right and Aux 1/2 can be recorded to individual tracks. The 633 offers 10-track 24-bit, 48 kHz uncompressed WAV recording (96 kHz and 192 kHz sampling up to six tracks) to SD and CompactFlash memory cards. The two cards can be set independently, recording either identical material for a real-time backup, or combinations of WAV and timecode stamped MP3 files.

The 633 integrates a rock-steady Ambient timecode generator, supporting all common rates and modes. In addition to timecode, the 633 supports extensive file metadata. Metadata is entered from either the front panel or from an attached USB keyboard.

Designed to withstand the extremes of field production, the 633’s small, lightweight, compact chassis is made from molded, metalized carbon fiber. It is built on Sound Devices’ strong heritage of high performance audio mixers, audio recorders, and video recorders.

Powered by a unique Quad Power supply with PowerSafe™ technology, the unit is operational from any of four power sources. Sources can include external DC (12-18 V), two removable 7.2 V L-type lithium ion cells, and six internal AA batteries. The 633 automatically switches from one power supply to the next when power is exhausted or removed. With its combination of power sources, the 633 can operate for a full production day on batteries alone.

When all power sources are removed or depleted, the unit’s PowerSafe™ circuitry is activated. PowerSafe™ keeps the 633 operating for up to 10 seconds and ensures that all file operations are fully closed and the unit gracefully shuts down. Two second power on-to-recording. Never wait on sound!

The 633 offers two powerful, high-performing automatic mixing options, Dugan Automixing and Sound Devices’ MixAssist. The inclusion of these two well-known auto mixers makes it the go-to tool for more portable production applications with automixing for up to six audio channels. Dugan Automixing is widely used in broadcast television applications, in dialogue recording for TV and motion picture production, and in house of worship (HOW) applications. It also is a good choice for teleconferencing, video trucks, and theater applications with multiple wireless microphones on stage. Dugan Automixing takes over the nerve-wracking job of cueing mics in and out, freeing up the location recordist to pay more attention to the actual mix balance.

MixAssist automatically attenuates the level of inputs that are not active and helps maintain consistent background sound levels regardless of the number of open microphones. Comb filtering and phasing artifacts are also reduced when multiple mics pick up the same sound source by inteligently attenuating redundant mics. The end user can define the amount of off-attenuation MixAssist uses.

6-Series Gets a Wingman

Wingman, a wireless remote control option for the 6-Series mixer/recorder line, is a free application that, when paired
with the required WM-Connect Bluetooth® Smart USB accessory, enables clear views of metering and timecode display on the larger screens of Android and iOS mobile devices. With Wingman, Sound Mixers can:

  • View meters, timecode, and frame rate
  • Start and stop recordings
  • Arm, disarm, and name tracks
  • Edit a take’s metadata
  • Circle takes and set False takes
  • Manage, create, and email sound reports

Third-Party Remote Control

The ability to remotely control any 6-Series mixer/recorder (688, 664, and 633) makes for greater convenience and flexibility on set and in the field. With wireless remote control, via iOS and Android mobile devices, Sound Mixers can:

  • Start and stop recordings
  • Arm and name tracks
  • Edit a take’s metadata
  • Circle takes and set False takes
  • View, transmit, and receive timecode
  • Create sound reports

Sound Devices 6-Series mixer/recorders support third-party solutions including Ambient™ Recording (along with Lockit Network GmBH) and Timecode Systems (with PureBlend Software) (firmware 3.10 or later). If you have questions about the necessary equipment for either solution, click HERE. For questions on pricing and where to purchase gear/software from either Timecode Systems, Ambient, or PureBlend Software, please contact them directly.

2 Year Warranty

One-year standard warranty turns into two-years upon registration. Click Here for more information.

What’s in the box:

  • 633 Compact Mixer and Recorder
  • USB Cable (USB Standard A to USB Standard B)
  • USB Adapter (USB Standard A Female to Female)
  • LCD Protective Cover
  • 4 Adhesive Rubber “Bumpers”
  • 3 Colored Dot Stickers

Specifications

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Analog Inputs
Digital Inputs
Analog Outputs
Digital Outputs
Recording
Timecode and Sync
Power
Environmental
Dimensions and Weight

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Featured Articles

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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6-Series Limiters and Indicators

Sound Devices products are typically used for location recording of film, television, and broadcast audio.

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Requirements for Remote Control of 6-Series

Through collaboration with third-party companies—Ambient Recording & Lockit Network GmbH, and Timecode Systems & PureBlend Software—Sound Devices supports wireless remote control of any 6-Series mixer (688, 664, and 633) via web-based and iOS mobile devices. Remote control of the mixers is also supported by connecting these systems to the Sound Devices CL-12 liner fader controller. […]

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Latest Firmware: 633 Firmware v4.60
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  • New
    • Auto-Mute feature provides the option of automatically silencing the X1-X4 outputs when in stop mode.
  • Fixed
    • Rare event where takes disappeared after renaming has been eliminated.
  • Known Issues
    • Auto-Mute timecode modes output timecode for a few seconds after booting up from a full shutdown.
    • Sound Devices has worked directly with Delkin to identify an intermittent Media I/O issue with newer Delkin CF 500x and CF 700x cards. Delkin has confirmed that a recent change to these two cards is most likely responsible for the errors. Cards containing KZ in the serial number are susceptible to this issue and should not be used. Cards containing VB in the serial number will function correctly and are approved. Deklin CF 1000x and 1050x cards do not experience this issue and may continue to be used. Click here for the 6-Series Approved Media List

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