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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
Form Factor
Field Recorder
Primary Use Applications
Audio-for-Video
Number of Tracks
36 (32 Inputs + Stereo Mix)
Number of Input Channels
16
Maximum Sampling Rate
192 kHz / 24-Bit
Microphone
Built-In Slate Mic
Number of Microphone Inputs
16
Built-In Speaker
No
Display
4.2" / 10.7 cm Color LCD
Memory Card Support
SD
Internal Storage
256 GB
Special Features
Remote Control Capable, Slate Function (Remote Available Separately)
Recording
Audio File Formats
BWF, WAV
Sample Rates
AAC/WAV:
44.1 / 47.952 / 48 / 48.048 / 88.2 / 96 / 192 kHz
Bit Depth
16 / 24-Bit
Bit Rates
32 to 256 kb/s
Signal Processing & FX
Compressor, Delay, EQ, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter
Timecode Support
Yes
Frame Rates Supported
23.98 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 29.97 DF / 30 / 30 DF
Clock Accuracy
0.1 ppm / 0.25 Frame per 24 Hrs
Included Software
No
Connectivity
Analog I/O
6x XLR 3-Pin Female Active-Balanced Line/Mic Input
2x TA3 3-Pin Male Active-Balanced Line/Mic Input (Lockable)
4x TA5 5-Pin Male Active-Balanced Line/Mic Input (Lockable)
1x TA5 5-Pin Male Balanced Mic Input (Lockable)
2x XLR 3-Pin Female Active-Balanced Line/Mic Output
2x Hirose 10-Pin Female Balanced Line/Mic Output
6x TA3 3-Pin Male Balanced Line/Mic Output (Lockable)
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output
1x TA5 5-Pin Male Active-Balanced Headphone Output (Lockable)
Digital I/O
2x XLR 3-Pin AES3 Output
1x Hirose 10-Pin Output
2x RJ45 Dante In/Out
Phantom Power
+12 / 48 V, Selectable On/Off (Applied to All Inputs)
Phantom Power Current
10 mA per Channel
System Connection
1x USB-C (3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1)
1x USB-A (Control)
Audio Interface Capability
Stereo Only
Wireless
No
Mobile App Compatible
No
Performance
Frequency Response
10 Hz to 80 kHz
Gain/Trim Range
Mic Inputs:
+12 to +76 dB
Line Inputs:
-14 to +50 dB
Headphone Outputs:
Up to 20 dB
Max Input Level
Mic Inputs:
+8 dBu
Line Inputs:
+28 dBu
Max Output Level
Line Outputs:
+20 dBu
Headphone Outputs:
+14 dBu
Headphone Output Power
400 mW per Channel
Dynamic Range
A/D Converters:
120 dB
Impedance
Inputs:
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+N
Inputs:
0.005%
Equivalent Input Noise (EIN)
-129 dBu (A-Weighted)
Power
Power Options
Battery, AC/DC Power Adapter
Battery Type
2x L Series (Not Included)
AC/DC Power Adapter
10 to 18 VDC (Included)
Physical
Included Accessories
No
Operating Temperature
12 to 92°F / -20 to 60°C
Storage Temperature
-40 to 185°F / -40 to 85°C
Operating Humidity
90%
Dimensions
12.6 x 2 x 8.1" / 32 x 5.1 x 20.5 cm
Weight
5.7 lb / 2.6 kg (without Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
8.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
16 x 11 x 5.3"

Sound Devices Scorpio Reviews

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Mackie control universal

Mackie control universal
Asked by: jaime
Scorpio can by controlled from the Sound Devices CL-12 linear fader controller or supported third-party external controllers that conform to the MCU protocol.
Answered by: Sound Devices Specialist
Date published: 2020-03-19

Is there dugan automix or mix assist function?

Is there dugan automix or mix assist function?
Asked by: june ho
Yes, it has both Dugan Automix and Sound Devices' MixAssist. Also has available as a plugin, Cedar noise reduction & Sound Device's NoiseAssist
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2021-10-05

Does the Scorpio unit support the Sennheiser ...

Does the Scorpio unit support the Sennheiser Ambeo VR microphone like the Mixpre-10t?
Asked by: Thomas
At this time, no. There will be a firmware update at some point, but the folks at Sound Devices do not have a time frame. You can link 4 input channels, but the audio will be recorded in 'A' format.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2019-07-17

Is there a controller*Cl8 or Cl9*for Scorpio? ...

Is there a controller*Cl8 or Cl9*for Scorpio? Like 788T
Asked by: Adham
There is a whole list of third party controllers that you can use, I like the most the iCON Platform M+ (with the D2 display), which is what I personally use myself. But if I could afford it, I would buy the Sound Devices CL16
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2021-10-05
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