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Sound Devices Scorpio 32-Channel/36-Track Portable Mixer-Recorder for Pro Audio Applications

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Sound Devices Scorpio 32-Channel/36-Track Portable Mixer-Recorder for Pro Audio Applications
Key Features
  • Flagship Field Recorder
  • 32 I/O over Dante, AES I/O
  • Per-Channel EQ, HPF, Limiting & More
  • 48V Phantom Power
Designed for production use in the field—and boasting a powerful feature set even by the standard of Sound Devices—the Scorpio is a 32-channel, 36-track, Dante-enabled portable field mixer and recorder with a panoply of connections. Indeed, the Scorpio is the flagship sound-recording device in Sound Devices' production line.
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Sound Devices Scorpio Overview

Designed for production use in the field—and boasting a powerful feature set even by the standard of Sound Devices—the Scorpio is a 32-channel, 36-track, Dante-enabled portable field mixer and recorder with a panoply of connections. Indeed, the Scorpio is the flagship sound-recording device in Sound Devices' production line.

Boasting 16 high-quality preamps, 32 channels of Dante I/O, 12 analog outs, 12 buses AES I/O, and a whole long more, the Scorpio was built to be as ergonomic as it is powerful. You'll find one- or two-button accessibility to most menu options and one-handed control over many menu shortcuts. Power the device with L-mount batteries, or use the TA4 DC inputs with smart batteries, inline power supplies, or NP-1 batteries. The Scorpio even gives you a built-in dual L-mount battery charger.

The Best Pres Sound Devices Has to Offer

16 high-quality, low-noise preamps are on hand right from the device, accepting inputs over XLR, TA3, and TA5 connections. These preamps outperform all previous Sound Devices pres by any measurable spec. All of them provide 3-band EQs, analog limiting, high-pass filters, adjustable delays, and phantom power.

All the I/O You Need

Need 32 channels of Dante in and out? The Scorpio is equipped for that. It also handles AES I/O and gives you 12 analog outputs. Multiple headphone outs are on hand to suit any kind of situation. Even communication headsets can be accommodated.

Complex Internal Routing

Use the Scorpio to mix up to 12 individual buses, all in a compact form factor that works equally well in an over-the-shoulder rig or a mobile environment. With an onboard engine that makes use of three FGPA circuits and six ARM processors, the Scorpio can handle complex routing schemes, pushing audio through its 64-bit engine to ensure a high-quality sound for your demanding, in-the-field needs.

Built-In Recording Storage

The Scorpio boasts a 256GB internal SSD for recording audio straight to the device, though two SD card slots are on hand for redundancy. Simultaneous recording is supported—though that, of course, might be redundant to say.

Timecode for Time Cops & Time Bandits Alike

The accurate, onboard timecode generator boasts its own battery to hold timecode for up to four hours after you power off the device.

More Features at a Glance

32 channels, 12 buses, and 36 tracks
Multiple headphone outputs
I/O for comm headsets in addition to headphones
Easy-to-read metering
Onboard EQ, high-pass filtering, and limiting
Rugged design for durability
USB control surface support via MCU
SuperSlot support for Shure ADX5D receivers when connected via separately available SL-6
UPC: 854454006510

Sound Devices Scorpio Specs

Portable Recorder
Number of Tracks36 (32 Inputs + Stereo Mix)
Maximum Sampling Rate192 kHz / 24-Bit
MicrophoneBuilt-In Slate Mic
Number of Microphone Preamps16 Preamps
Built-In SpeakerNo
Display4.2" / 10.7 cm Color LCD
Memory Card SupportSD
Internal Storage256 GB
Recording
Audio File FormatsBWF, WAV
Sample RatesAAC/WAV:
44.1 / 47.952 / 48 / 48.048 / 88.2 / 96 / 192 kHz
Bit Depth16 / 24-Bit
Bit Rates32 to 256 kb/s
Signal Processing & FXCompressor, Delay, EQ, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter
Timecode SupportYes
Frame Rates Supported23.98 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 29.97 DF / 30 / 30 DF
Clock Accuracy0.1 ppm / 0.25 Frame per 24 Hrs
Connectivity
Analog I/O6 x XLR 3-Pin Female Active-Balanced Line/Mic Input
2 x TA3 3-Pin Male Active-Balanced Line/Mic Input (Lockable)
4 x TA5 5-Pin Male Active-Balanced Line/Mic Input (Lockable)
1 x TA5 5-Pin Male Balanced Mic Input (Lockable)
2 x XLR 3-Pin Female Active-Balanced Line/Mic Output
2 x Hirose 10-Pin Female Balanced Line/Mic Output
6 x TA3 3-Pin Male Balanced Line/Mic Output (Lockable)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output
1 x TA5 5-Pin Male Active-Balanced Headphone Output (Lockable)
Digital I/O2 x XLR 3-Pin AES3 Output
1 x Hirose 10-Pin Output
2 x RJ45 Dante In/Out
Phantom Power+12 / 48 V, Selectable On/Off (Applied to All Inputs)
Phantom Power Current10 mA per Channel
Host Connection1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
1 x USB Type-A (Control)
BluetoothBluetooth (Remote)
Performance
Frequency Response10 Hz to 80 kHz
Gain/Trim RangeMic Inputs:
+12 to +76 dB
Line Inputs:
-14 to +50 dB
Headphone Outputs:
Up to 20 dB
Max Input LevelMic Inputs:
+8 dBu
Line Inputs:
+28 dBu
Max Output LevelLine Outputs:
+20 dBu
Headphone Outputs:
+14 dBu
Headphone Output Power400 mW per Channel
Dynamic RangeA/D Converters:
120 dB
ImpedanceInputs:
4 Kilohms (Mic Level)
4 Kilohms (Line Level)
1/8" / 3.5 mm Inputs:
8 Kilohms
Outputs:
250 Ohms (Mic Level)
120 Ohms (Line Level)
3.2 Kilohms (-10 dBV)
1.8 Kilohms (Unbalanced)
THD+NInputs:
0.005%
EIN-129 dBu (A-Weighted)
Power
Power OptionsBattery, AC/DC Power Adapter
Battery Type2 x L Series (Not Included)
AC/DC Power Adapter10 to 18 VDC (Included)
Physical
Operating Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Storage Temperature-40 to 185°F / -40 to 85°C
Operating Humidity90% (Non-Condensing)
Dimensions12.6 x 2 x 8.1" / 32 x 5.1 x 20.5 cm
Weight5.7 lb / 2.6 kg (without Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight8.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16 x 11 x 5.3"

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