"I knew the 633 would be a bag-changer for me due to its compact size and functionality. When you’re hiking with gear on your back, less is definitely more."David Ruddick, Expedition-Style-Documentary Sound Mixer
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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.
Input and Output Flexibility
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.
633 User Spotlight: Kally Williams
"Most of my projects are bag work, and the 633 is a perfect run-and-gun-style mixer that holds up to really anything. The 633 is also so lightweight and compact that I can use it as my carry-on bag when I need to travel. It’s the all-in-one little mixer that can do it all."
Two Auto Mixers: The Choice is Yours
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.
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!
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 iOS smartphones and tablets. 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
Click Here to learn more about Wingman.
633 User Spotlight: Matia Strang
"With the 633, I can easily adapt from one situation to another. I can change the setting of everything — from tracks, mix, recording, and microphones — in ten seconds, or go into the files, select one track, and correct the tape number, in five seconds. I can’t do that with any other device, and it’s really quite remarkable."
Ease-of-Use & Full Size Controls
Clear, fast, easy to navigate controls and interface; visible in all light conditions, configurable metering and display.
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.
Built for the Field
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.
- 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.
The optional CL-12 linear fader controller significantly expands the mixing capability of the 633. The CL-12 offers smooth-gliding 100 mm linear faders and sunlight-viewable, 22-segment LED metering with limiter activity. It also offers three user programmable buttons, as well as numerous dedicated back-lit buttons for quick access to key functionalities, such as metadata entry, transport controls, arming, routing, and much more.
The CL-12 comes in two models: the standard CL-12, designed to be a sleek and durable mixing surface with robust black aluminum side panels, and the CL-12 Alaia, which features incredibly smooth gliding Penny & Giles faders and gorgeous custom hardwood side panels.
NOTE: A micro USB power cable (not included) is required when connecting the CL-12 to the 633. Also, Firmware v2.11 or later is required.
The 633 KIT is a complete production mixer recorder kit, containing all the necessary equipment to connect and operate the 633 in a professional audio production environment.
The 633 KIT includes: (1) 633 mixer, (1) CS-633 bag by Portabrace, (3) XL-2F, (2) XL-2, (1) XL-LB2, (2) XL-B2 Batteries, (1) SD Approved 16Gb CF card and (1) SD Approved 16 Gb SD card.
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 or web-based 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).
- If you currently have the necessary gear from Ambient, additional investment should be nominal. You can learn more by visiting Ambient's website.
- If you already have the :wave from Timecode Systems and/or PureBlend's MovieSlate app with Sound Dept. PRO, you should be ready to rock as well. You can learn more about the combined solution here from Timecode Systems and MovieSlate
- Requires a Firmware update to Version 3.10 or later
- Our firmware updates are free to our customers.
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 as they will be able to best answer any questions about their solutions.
With the 633
|1||USB cable (USB-A to USB-B)|
|1||USB adapter (USB-A female to female)|
|1||LCD Protective Cover|
|3||Colored Dot stickers|
|4||Adhesive Rubber "Bumpers"|
|1||Product registration card|
|1||633 Quick Start Guide|
|1||Full-line Audio Catalog|
One-year standard warranty turns into two-years upon registration.
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