The Sound Devices 633 6-Input Compact Field Mixer with Bag and Harness Kit from B&H includes the Sound Devices 6-input compact field mixer and 10-track digital recorder, an ORCA OR-30 audio mixer bag, and an ORCA audio bag harness. This kit can be used for production audio mixing and recording for film, broadcast TV, and live applications on set and in the field.
Sound Devices 633 6-Input Compact Field Mixer and 10-Track Digital Recorder
The Sound Devices 633 6-Input Field Production Mixer and Digital Recorder is designed for production audio mixing and recording on set and in the field. The unit is housed in a compact lightweight molded metalized carbon-fiber chassis and features six analog inputs: three XLR microphone preamplifier inputs with selectable phantom power, high-pass filters, input limiters, faders and variable pans, as well as three line-level TA3 (mini-XLR) inputs. The first XLR input can also function as an AES digital input and accept AES3 or AES42 inputs with +10 V phantom power for digital microphones. The two XLR outputs can also be used as four channels of AES output.
All of the unit's inputs can be assigned to the mixer's six output buses: left, right, Aux 1, Aux 2, Aux 3, and Aux 4. Selectable input delay on all six inputs and output bus delay on all six buses makes it easy to correct lip-syncing issues between audio and video. The unit's 1/4" headphone output can be configured with different user-presets and a favorite mode allows for quick source selection when monitoring.
The device can record to an SD card, CompactFlash card, or both memory card formats simultaneously in mono or poly WAV or MP3 file formats. The cards can be set to record redundant backups or combinations of WAV and time-coded MP3s for dailies and transcription purposes. The six inputs, output bus left, output bus right, aux 1, and aux 2 can all be recorded to individual tracks at 24-bit 48 kHz resolution for a total of ten tracks. This is useful for having both individual tracks from the six inputs, as well as the recordist's field mix. Up to six tracks can be recorded at 24-bit 96 kHz and 192 kHz sample rates.
The device can be powered by any of four different simultaneously coexistent power sources, including 12 to 18 VDC from an external power supply (sold separately), two removable 7.2 V L-type lithium-ion batteries (sold separately), and six internal AA batteries (NiMH recommended, sold separately). The unit's LCD display indicates battery levels for the various sources. When one power supply is depleted, the mixer will automatically switch to the next power supply without interruption. When all power supplies are depleted, the device's built-in PowerSafe trickle-charge battery will keep the device running for an additional 10 seconds so that all files can be saved and closed properly and ensure that no data is lost. The built-in battery also allows the device to power up and start recording in two seconds for near immediate operation.
The unit is built with dedicated ergonomic controls for all major mixing and recording functions and features an LCD display that can be viewed in all types of lighting. The background of the display can be changed in the menu settings between day and night modes to make the meters easier to read. An integrated high-accuracy Timecode generator supports all common rates and modes. A USB port allows for the connection of a computer keyboard for easy entering of metadata to better organize files. The unit is built to be durable in the field, and includes gasket seals to protect the internal circuitry from the elements.
AES Digital I/O
Internal Slate Microphone
ORCA OR-30 Audio Mixer Bag
The ORCA OR-30 is an audio mixer bag designed to hold and protect your audio mixer and up to six wireless receivers while providing easy device access and generous accessory storage. It is compatible with popular mixers/recorders such as the Sound Devices 302, 633, 833, and 888, Sonosax SX-M32, Zaxcom MAX, and Zoom F8N.
The bag's aluminum frame allows for access to the gear from six directions and its bright blue polyester lining provides easy viewing of the equipment. The top clear TPU allows you to see your gear without opening the bag. The bag features two pockets for accessory storage, front bungee cords to hold a boompole or cables, external detachable pouches, and 9 rubber bands to support your wireless system.
The rubber battery fittings secure your battery in place while the interior sliding system secures your gear. The bag also features detachable carrying handles and a shoulder strap and can be connected to the ORCA Harness (available separately) for easier carrying.
- Sound Devices 302, 633, 833, and 888
- Sonosax SX-M32
- Zaxcom MAX
- Zoom F8N
- Accommodates up to six wireless receivers
- Sturdy aluminum frame
- Provides access to the gear inside from six directions
- ORCA Lift helps audio operators position the mixer to any level
- Sliding system to secure mixer inside the bag
- Top clear TPU for easy viewing
- Battery pocket with extra rubber battery fittings
- Detachable carrying handles and shoulder strap
- Two large pockets for storing audio accessories
- Two external detachable pouches and nine rubber bands to hold a wireless system
- Front bungee cords to hold a boompole or cables
- Inside lining made from bright blue brushed polyester for easier equipment viewing
- Can be connected to the Orca Harness (available separately) to ease the load off the user
- Two extra padded sponges to level wireless receivers inside the bag
ORCA OR-40 Audio Bag Harness
The ORCA OR-40 audio-bag harness offers improved weight distribution and reduced fatigue for location sound mixers, sound recordists, and boom operators carrying an ORCA audio bag. It features an internal cable and a dedicated pouch to support a battery or power bank, making it especially useful for demanding shoots.
The OR-40 utilizes an EVA skeleton with mesh fabric to ensure light weight and breathability while the padded back increases comfort. A special sliding system adjusts, so the harness can fit any operator of any size. The OR-40 can be attached to any ORCA audio bag and allows separate use of the top and bottom sections.