Each 8-Series portable mixer-recorder possesses unprecedented recording power, a fully-customizable routing matrix, and a rugged, efficient interface. The Scorpio, 888, and 833 excel in any production scenario thanks to their ultra low-noise preamplifiers, Dante in and out (Scorpio/888), two automixing algorithms, optional noise suppression plugins, remote control from phones and tablets via the SD-Remote application and plenty of flexibility for inputs, outputs, media, control surfaces, and powering.
Longtime Sound Devices user Deian Humphreys, AMPS, purchased a Scorpio for his work on Doctor Who.
“One of the main factors for me in purchasing the Scorpio was its track count. I needed something that would not only accommodate the growing number of tracks that I record on a day to day basis, but also stand the test of time – I doubt I will ever need 32 but it’s reassuring to know that I will never run out of inputs.
The first thing that struck me was how it sounded – I was blown away. Having had a demo of it’s menu and was aware of its capabilities, I hadn’t until now actually listened to the Scorpio. The same microphones, the same headphones, the same ears, the difference was the Scorpio. I was bowled over by what I was hearing and felt completely justified in spending my hard-earned cash!”
Chris Welcker is a production sound mixer based out of New Orleans, Louisiana who primarily mixes feature films and television.
“We would be shooting in everything from swamps, forests, beaches, mountains, plains and on stage. This time, I chose the 833 and SL-2 as the centerpiece for a new system. The 833 could access and control settings of not only the receivers plugged into the SL-2, but also could remotely control the gain on my Wisycom LFA Active antennas….this system provided the perfect balance of size and capability.”
Building off the legacy of Audio Limited, Sound Devices wireless combines legendary British audio quality with the best of American design. Designed for the technical demands and requirements of today’s RF-hostile environments, microphones simply sound better on the A20 Digital Wireless System. The A20-Mini transmitter and A20-RX receiver offer forward-thinking features like SpectraBand 470 MHz – 1525MHz Tuning Technology, GainForward Architecture, and full remote control.
Jonathan Wyatt, AMPS, relied solely on the Audio Limited A10 System to capture the finer points of dialogue for BBC and HBO’s hit series “Gentleman Jack.”
“..When the A10’s came out I knew they would sound incredible. Compared with other radios the A10’s sound fantastic! They have a terrific limiter. We love the app, having non-invasive control over the transmitter is great.
I own 14 A10-TX units and there’s no problem with spacing the frequencies. We can get up to 20 kits running in CH38 so that’s fantastic.”
MixPre II Series
The MixPre II Series is lightweight, compact, and highly portable. Its 32-bit float bit depth offers an astounding 142 dB of dynamic range in a small chassis that is perfect for long days of bag work. Like the 8-Series, the MixPre II Series features boutique preamplifiers designed by Sound Devices, so you can get pristine sound during budget productions.
When production sound mixer Matt Brodnick traveled to Japan to work on a film, he packed his MixPre-6 for a lightweight, carry-on-friendly set up.
“With a small cast and simple workflow, the MixPre-6 recorder was perfect for this project…My entire sound kit was built to fit within my carry-on luggage for extra peace of mind.”