Sound Devices MixPre-6 II 6-Channel / 8-Track Multitrack 32-Bit Field Recorder

BH #SOMIXPRE6II • MFR #MIXPRE-6 II
Sound Devices
Sound Devices MixPre-6 II 6-Channel / 8-Track Multitrack 32-Bit Field Recorder
Key Features
  • For Location Recording, Filmmaking & VR
  • 32-Bit Recording / 142 dB Dynamic Range
  • Record up to 192 kHz
  • 4 x High-Gain, Low-Noise Mic Preamps
For independent filmmakers, field recordists, and Ambisonic enthusiasts who need pristine audio capture of up to four microphones, the Sound Devices MixPre-6 II multitrack field recorder is an ideal tool. Record up to six tracks of external sources (four channels via XLR-1/4" combo jacks and two channels via a 3.5mm mini jack) plus a stereo mix at up to 32-bit / 192 kHz while monitoring your audio headphones.
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Sound Devices MixPre-6 II 6-Channel / 8-Track Multitrack 32-Bit Field Recorder

Sound Devices MixPre-6 II Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Kashmir Preamps
  • 3Audio Interface Functionality
  • 4USB Audio Input
  • 5A Cornucopia of Connections
  • 6Adjust on the Fly
  • 7Built-In Timecode Generator & Bluetooth Control
  • 8Ambisonics Integration
  • 9Transport and Mounting Options
  • 10Key Features at a Glance

For independent filmmakers, field recordists, and Ambisonic enthusiasts who need pristine audio capture of up to four microphones, the Sound Devices MixPre-6 II multitrack field recorder is an ideal tool. Record up to six tracks of external sources (four channels via XLR-1/4" combo jacks and two channels via a 3.5mm mini jack) plus a stereo mix at up to 32-bit / 192 kHz while monitoring your audio headphones.

The MixPre-6 II offers many upgrades over its predecessor. Chief among these features is the ability to record at 32-bit floating point. This makes it nearly impossible for you to clip (distort) audio on the way in. Whether you're recording hot or making use of the unit's astounding 142 dB dynamic range, you'll only be handicapped by the quality of your microphone.

Other improvements include the ability to auto-copy recorded tracks to USB thumb drives, making file transfers a breeze. Lovers of sync will revel in a handy new feature: a full-fledged, built-in timecode generator, accurate to better than 0.2 ppm (0.5 frames in 24 hours). Even when powered off, the MixPre-6 II maintains accurate timecode for up to four hours.

All of this is available in a six-channel package that can be powered from wall chargers, computers, AA batteries, or Sony L-series batteries. Whether you use the device in an advanced or basic capacity, the MixPre-6 II will suit any intimate, field-based production.

Kashmir Preamps

Like the original unit, the MixPre-6 II offers class-A Kashmir mic preamps. All inputs are fully RF-filtered to keep interference out.

Audio Interface Functionality

When connected to a Mac or Windows computer, the MixPre-6 II can serve as an 8-input / 4-output USB audio interface for your favorite audio recording software. The unit will record six tracks in isolation and provide a stereo mix of all six channels to boot.

USB Audio Input

Stream up to four tracks into the unit over USB, using the MixPre-6 II as a recorder from your host device. If you're a musician, you can utilize this feature to record a stereo mix from your host DAW as a backing track for further standalone recording.

A Cornucopia of Connections

For inputs, you'll find four XLR-1/4" combo jacks and a 3.5mm auxiliary input. Audio output connections are handled over 3.5mm jacks. Timecode I/O is made possible via 3.5mm connections, though you also have the option of HDMI for inputting timecode.

Adjust on the Fly

Adjust the limiters, change the bit-depth, shift panning, delay, and polarity in the stereo mix, and filter out extraneous bass rumble with low-cut filters. Whether you record to an SD card or to your computer over USB, the MixPre-6 II can be customized to your needs.

Built-In Timecode Generator & Bluetooth Control

Thanks to the device's timecode generator, you can even trigger recording from the camera. With built-in Bluetooth, you can control the unit over the Wingman app, available from Sound Devices. This app displays high-resolution meters, current timecode, transport buttons, and more.

Ambisonics Integration

Upon installation of the free Ambisonics plug-in (from the Sound Devices Plug-In Store), field recordists, game developers, and VR content creators will appreciate the support for simultaneous multiformat recording (AmbiX, FuMa, LR Stereo, and LR Binaural), real-time binaural/stereo monitoring, and A- to B-Format conversion.

Transport and Mounting Options

The MixPre-6 II is rugged, lightweight, and relatively compact, so you can throw it in a bag or mount it to a tripod or camera.

Key Features at a Glance

  • Kashmir microphone preamps with 48V phantom power
  • Internal timecode generator
  • Sample rates up to 192 kHz
  • Bit depths up to 32-bit float
  • Adjustable limiters
  • SD card recording and reading
  • Backup to USB drive
  • 10 seconds of pre-roll at 48 kHz
  • USB control surface support
  • Customize with plugins
  • Add low cut, high pass, delay, polarity invert, and panning
  • Simultaneous recording, mixing, and USB audio streaming
  • Trigger record via timecode or HDMI timecode
  • Bluetooth for wireless control via Wingman app
  • Basic, Advanced, and custom modes
  • High-fidelity headphone amplifier

 

UPC: 854454006534

Sound Devices MixPre-6 II Specs

Portable Recorder
Number of TracksWAV:
8 (6 Inputs + Stereo Mix)
Max Sample Rate/Resolution192 kHz / 32-Bit
MicrophoneNone
Built-In SpeakerNone
Display1.6" / 40.64 mm Color LCD Touchscreen
Memory Card SupportSD, SDHC, SDXC (Up to 512 GB)
Internal StorageNone
Recording
Audio File FormatsRecording:
WAV
Sample RatesWAV:
44.1 / 47.952 / 48 / 48.048 / 96 / 192 kHz 
Bit Depth16 / 24 / 32-Bit (A/D Conversion)
Signal ProcessingDelay, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter
TimecodeYes
Frame Rates Supported23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 29.97 DF / 30 / 30 DF
Clock Accuracy±2 ppm / 0.5 Frame per 24 Hrs (Timecode)
Connectivity
Analog I/O4 x Combo XLR-1/4" 3-Pin Female Balanced Line/Mic Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Aux Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output
Digital I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm SMPTE Timecode Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm SMPTE Timecode Output
1 x HDMI Type-D SMPTE Timecode Input
Phantom Power+48 V, Selectable On/Off
Phantom Power Current10 mA per Channel
Plug-In PowerYes, 3 V
Host Connection1 x USB Type-C (USB 2.0)
1 x USB Type-A (Control, Text Entry, Thumb Drive, USB 2.0)
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0 (Remote)
Performance
Frequency ResponseWAV:
10 Hz to 80 kHz ±0.5 dB (At 192 kHz) 
Gain RangeMic Inputs:
+6 dB to +76 dB
Line Inputs:
-20 dB to +30 dB
Mic/Aux Inputs:
+10 dB to +40 dB
Line/Aux Inputs:
-10 dB to +20 dB
Fader:
Up to +20 dB
Headphone Outputs:
Up to +20 dB
Max Input LevelMic Inputs:
+14 dBu 
Line Inputs:
+28 dBu 
Mic/Aux Inputs:
-10 dBu 
Line/Aux Inputs:
+10 dBu 
Max Output LevelOutputs:
+7.8 dBu 
Headphone Output Power300 mW per Channel
Dynamic RangeA/D Converters:
142 dB 
D/A Converters:
115 dB 
ImpedanceMic Inputs:
4 Kilohms (Active-Balanced) 
Line Inputs:
4 Kilohms (Active-Balanced) 
Mic/Aux Inputs:
100 Kilohms (Unbalanced) 
Timecode Input:
20 Kilohms 
Timecode Output:
1 Kilohms 
THD+NInputs:
0.005% 
EIN-128 dBu (A-Weighted) 
Power
Power OptionsBatteries, USB Bus Power, AC/DC Power Adapter
Battery Type4 x AA (Included)
2 x L Series (Requires Optional Equipment, Hot-Swappable, Not Included)
AC/DC Power Adapter5 VDC (Included)
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Physical
Mounting Options1/4"-20 Male (Top)
1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Operating Temperature-4 to 86°F / -20 to 30°C
Storage Temperature-40 to 185°F / -40 to 85°C
Operating Humidity0 to 90%
Dimensions6.5 x 1.4 x 4.6" / 166 x 36 x 118 mm
Weight19.9 oz / 0.6 kg (Without Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.81 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.25 x 7.4 x 4.25"
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