664

"It really blew my mind that I could do so much routing, and I/O and level changing on such a compact piece of equipment. I was able to feed a control room, stage PA and the green room, all with one 664!"

Daniel S. McCoy, CAS. Tone Mesa, Mixer, Ellen's Design Challenge

12-Input 664 Field Production Mixer With 16-Track Recorder

The 664 was the first of the popular 6-Series mixer/recorders to be released. It has 12 analog inputs, four output buses, and records these 16 tracks to both CF and SD cards. This unprecedented amount of I/O connectivity and recording capability makes the 664 perfect for a wide range of production applications.

12 Inputs

The 664 has six ultra-low noise, high-dynamic-range mic/line inputs. These transformer-less preamps offer analog peak limiters, high-pass filters, input trim controls, and direct outputs. Input connectors 1 and 6 can be selected to accept AES42 or AES3 digital signals. Six line-level inputs, 7 through 12, are available by reassigning direct outputs as inputs from the Input Setup Menu. With an attached CL-6 Controller, inputs 7-12 have dedicated fader control.

Output Flexibility

In complex, multi-camera productions, output flexibility is essential. The 664 offers three sets of balanced left/right outputs. Two additional output buses, X1 and X2, appear on balanced TA3 connectors. XLR and multi-pin outputs are selectable to AES3 digital.


664 User Spotlight: George Flores, CAS

"The 664 is a killer piece of equipment, with enough inputs/tracks to really do a well-rounded job. Its overall design, combined with its stellar performance, makes the Sound Devices 664 the logical choice for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia."

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Recording Capability

The 664 can record all inputs and output buses, for 16 record tracks. Recordings are saved to CompactFlash and SD cards as either 16- or 24-bit Broadcast WAV files. Scene, take, track, notes, and time code metadata are recorded with the file. All popular production sampling rates are supported. MP3 recording is available for transcription applications.

Ease-of-Use

Clear, fast, easy to navigate controls and interface. Important controls are on dedicated knobs and switches, while additional features are quickly accessed through the intuitive LCD-based menu control.

Integrated Timecode

With the mixer’s built-in, rock-steady Ambient timecode generator, multiple devices can operate in synchronization. The 664 operates as either a timecode master clock or its clock can be jammed from external timecode. A helpful timecode compare utility shows the difference between internal and external timecode.

664 with Wingman app

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 and Android 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

Click Here to learn more about Wingman.


Optional Accessories


CL-12

The optional CL-12 linear fader controller significantly expands the mixing capability of the 664. The CL-12 offers 12 100 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 664. Also, Firmware v2.11 or later is required.

CL-6 Input Controller

For applications requiring fader control of inputs 7-12, the available CL-6 Controller adds six dedicated, rotary faders with PFL switches. It also offers additional LED output metering and recording transport controls.

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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 Android and iOS 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).

  • 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.

Included with 664

With the 664

Quantity Item
1 664
1 USB-A to USB-B, 2-meter RoHS cable
1 USB-A 2.0 Connector (female to female)
1 Link port cover
1 LCD Protective Cover
>1 Colored Dot stickers
4 Adhesive Rubber "Bumpers"
>1 Promo stickers
1 Product registration card
1 664 Quick Start Guide
1 Full-line Audio Catalog
Note: Power supply not included; The XL-WPH3 power accessory and all AA batteries are sold separately.
2 Year Warranty

One-year standard warranty turns into two-years upon registration.
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