For filmmakers, field recordists, and sound designers who need pristine audio capture of up to six microphones, convenient automixing, and safe, redundant recording, the Sound Devices 833 multitrack field recorder is an ideal tool that puts the essence of the flagship Scorpio into a more compact and affordable form.32-bit A/D converters allow you to avoid distortion and undue noise at virtually any input level. Utilize the internal 256GB SSD and up to two SD cards to record up to eight tracks of external sources plus four buses at up to 192 kHz, and route custom mixes to the camera and crew while driving headphones and a headset. Thanks to its handles and integrated 1/4"-20 threads, the 833 can be placed in a sound bag, attached to a camera/tripod, or even slung from a shoulder/neck strap. In addition to the large channel knobs, channel trims, PFL switches, and transport joystick, a sunlight-readable color touchscreen ensures user-friendly access to all settings. From the six high-gain, ultralow-noise mic/line preamps and 8-channel Dugan Automixing to the extremely powerful routing and sonic processing, everything about the 833 is optimized for peak audio performance and maximum workflow efficiency. Accurate timecode synchronization and numerous powering options make the 833 adept at handling the varied demands of modern productions. For enhanced operating convenience, you can control the 833 wirelessly via the SD-Remote Android app or from a compatible USB-connected MIDI controller.
Independently switchable polarity, multistage limiting, 3-band EQ (pre- or post-fade), and low-cut filtering allow you to tailor each channel for the best tone. Plus, six channel fader knobs and six channel trims with LED rings ensure fast mixing on the fly.
For tactile mixing and transport control, connect a compatible USB MIDI controller such as the Icon Platform M+/X+/B+, the Behringer X-Touch, or the Mackie MCU Pro.
- The A20-Mini transmitter introduces GainForward, a new feature that eliminates the need to adjust microphone preamplifier gain at the wireless transmitter. Audio levels from the transmitter are controlled either directly at the mixer’s trim control or at the wireless receiver.
- When the A10-RX receiving an A20-Mini signal is slotted into an SL-2 or SL-6, the A10-RX Input menu settings are bypassed and all gain, low cut, and limiter activity are performed and controlled by the 833, 888, or Scorpio. Trim gain range is 0 to 60 dB for the 8-Series channel receiving signal from the A20-Mini.
- A10-RX Receiver Setup screens show limiter, high-pass filter, and clipping status of the associated 8-Series channel when receiving signal from the A20-Mini.
- Jam A20-Mini timecode from 8-Series using a standard USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable from Menu > Timecode/Sync > Jam A20-Mini.
- New SuperSlot menu option “Use Transmitter Names” automatically applies the A10-TX and A20-Mini transmitter names to the associated 8-Series Track Name.