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
  • 16 Low-Noise, High-Quality Mic/Line Ins
  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

The Scorpio boasts a 256 GB 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. The accurate, onboard timecode generator boasts its own battery to hold timecode for up to four hours after you power off the device.

The device was built to be as ergonomic as it is powerful, offering you one- or two-button accessibility to most menu options, and one-handed control over many menu shortcuts. Power the mixer with L-mount batteries, or use the TA4 DC inputs with smart batteries, inline power supplies, or NP-1 batteries. This Sound Devices' sound device even gives you a built-in dual L-mount battery charger.

Key Features at a Glance

  • 16 low-noise, Scorpio microphone preamps
  • 32 channels, 12 buses, and 36 tracks
  • 32 channels of Dante I/O
  • AES I/O
  • 12 analog outputs
  • Timecode I/O
  • Multiple headphone outputs
  • I/O for comm headsets in addition to headphones
  • Fully customizable routing matrix
  • Easy-to-read metering
  • Onboard EQ, high-pass filtering, and limiting
  • Multiple powering options
  • Rugged design for durability
  • 256 GB internal SSD
  • 2 SD card slots
  • Simultaneous recording to internal SSD and SD cards
  • USB control surface support via MCU

 

UPC: 854454006510

Sound Devices Scorpio Specs

Frequency Response10 Hz to 80 kHz ±0.5 dB (192 kHz Sample Rate, Reference at 1 kHz)
THD + Noise0.005% Max (Mic Input, 1 kHz, 22 Hz to 22 kHz BW, Trim at 20, Fader at 0, -10 dBu Input)
Equivalent Input Noise-131 dBV (-129 dBu) Max (Mic Input, A-Weighting, 76 dB Gain, 150-Ohm Source)
EngineFPGA-Based Audio Processing, 3 FPGAs
6-Way ARM Multiprocessor System
64-Bit Audio Processing Precision
Ethernet SpecificationsDante, AES67 Compatible
32 Channels I/O (up to 96 kHz), 16 Channels I/O (192 kHz)
1 GB/s
2 Ports, Transformer-Balanced
Mic InputsClass-A, Discrete Differential, Long-Tail Pair
Line InputsActive-Balanced
InputsMic/Line Inputs: 6 x XLR-3, 2 x TA3, 8 x TA5
Mic-Level Inputs: (XLR, TA3, TA5): Class-A, Discrete Differential Long-Tail Pair 
Line-Level Inputs: (XLR, TA3, TA5): Active-Balanced 
48 V Phantom: 10 mA to All 16 Inputs Simultaneously
AES3 or AES42: over XLR Inputs 1 and 6
AES42: +10 V, 250 mA Available, Mode-1, Auto-ASRC
Rtn A, B, C (3.5 mm/10-Pin): Unbalanced 2-Channel 
Com Rtn 1, 2 (TA3/3.5mm): Balanced, 1-Channel 
External Slate Mic (TA5): Balanced,  Menu-Selectable 12 V Phantom 
Input ImpedanceMic-Level Inputs: 4 kOhms
Line-Level Inputs: 4 kOhms
Rtn A, B, C (3.5 mm/10-Pin): 4 kOhms 
Com Rtn 1, 2 (TA3/3.5mm):  8 kOhms
External Slate Mic (TA5): 8 kOhms 
Maximum Input LevelMic: +8 dBu (2.0 Vrms)
Line: +28 dBu (19.5 Vrms)
Rtn A, B, C: +18 dBu (6.2 Vrms)
Com Rtn 1, 2: +24 dBu (12.3 Vrms)
External Slate Mic: +12 dBu (3.2 Vrms)
High-Pass FilterAdjustable from 40 to 320 Hz, 18 dB/Oct
1st Stage: Analog (Before Preamp)
2nd Stage: Digital
Limiter1st Stage: Analog
All Subsequent Stages: Digital
Attack Time: 1 ms
Release Time: Adjustable, 50 to 1000 ms
Threshold: Adjustable, -2 to -12 dBFS
Selectable Knee: Hard or Soft
Selectable Ratio: Inf: 1, 20:1
DelayChannel Adjustable: 0 to 50 ms
Output Adjustable: 0 to 500 ms
Maximum GainTrim Stage (Mic Input): 76 dB
Trim Stage (Line Input): 36 dB
Fader Stage: 16 dB
Bus Stage: 16 dB
Headphone Stage: 20 dB
Mic-to-Line: 108 dB
Mic-to-Headphone: 112 dB
OutputsXLR (L, R): Active-Balanced
Hirose 10-Pin (L, R): Active-Balanced
TA3 (X1-X6): Active-Balanced
3.5 mm Output (X7, X8): Unbalanced, Stereo
Output ImpedanceXLR (L, R): 250/120 Ohms / 3.2 kOhms (Mic/Line/-10)
Hirose 10-Pin (L, R): 250/120 Ohms / 3.2 kOhms (Mic/Line/-10)
TA3 (X1-X6): 250/120 Ohms / 3.2 kOhms (Mic/Line/-10)
3.5 mm Output (X7, X8): 1.8 kOhms
Headphone Outputs1/4" and 3.5 mm Outputs
TA5 (along with Mic-Input Pins) for Single Connection to Headset + Mic
High Output, 4-Ohm Output Impedance
400 mW + 400 mW at Each Connector, Individually Driven
Compatible with Headphones of Any Impedance
Maximum Output LevelLine: +20 dBu (7.8 Vrms)
-10: +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
Mic: -20 dBu (0.078 Vrms)
X7/X8 Out: +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
Headphone Outputs (1/4", TA-5, X9/X10): +14 dBu (4.0 Vrms)
A/D Converters32-Bit, 120 dBA, typical
Sampling Rates: 44.1 / 47.952 / 48 / 48.048 / 88.2 / 96 / 192 kHz
Digital OutputsAES3 Transformer-Balanced, in Pairs; 1-2 (XLR-L), 3-4 (XLR-R), 5-8 (Hirose 10-Pin A)
110 Ohms, 2 V p-p, AES and S/PDIF Compatible
Storage Space256 GB SSD, Internal
SD Card Slot2 x, exFAT Formatting
Recording FormatBroadcast WAV Monophonic and Polyphonic File Format
64-Bit WAV (RF64) Monophonic and Polyphonic Support for Files >4 G
USBUSB-C (USB 3.1 Type 1) for File Transfer of Internal SSD, both SD Cards
USB-A Host for Keyboard, External Controller
External USB Hubs Supported for Connecting Multiple Devices
TimecodeModes Supported: Off, Rec Run, Free Run, 24H Run, External (Including External Auto-Record and Continuous Modes)
Accuracy: 0.1 ppm (0.25 Frames per 24 Hours)
Frame Rates23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 DF, 29.97 ND, 30 DF, 30 ND
Timecode Input20-kOhm Impedance, 0.3 V to 3.0 V p-p (-17 dBu to +3 dBu)
Timecode Output75-Ohm Impedance, 5 V p-p (+12 dBu)
Word Clock I/OInput: 10-kOhm/75-Ohm Selectable Impedance, 1-5 V p-p Input Sensitivity
Output: 75-Ohm Impedance, 5 V p-p Output, at SR
Remote ControlUSB MIDI MCU Control
SD-Remote Android App
USB Keyboard
External Timecode Record Trigger
LCD320x240
PowerExternal: Dual 10 to 18 VDC Inputs on Locking TA4 Connectors, Pin-4 = (+), Pin-1 = (-)
Dual Rearmount Sony-Style L-Mount Batteries with Chargers
Current Draw875 mA at 12 V (10.5 W), Idle
Operating Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Storage Temperature-40 to 185°F / -40 to 85°C
Relative Humidity (non-condensing)90%
Dimensions (H x W x D)2 x 12.6 x 8.1" / 5.1 x 32 x 20.5 cm
Weight5.8 lb / 2.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight8.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16 x 11 x 5.3"
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