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Sound Devices 833 8-Channel / 12-Track Multitrack Field Recorder

BH #SO833 • MFR #833
Sound Devices 833 8-Channel / 12-Track Multitrack Field Recorder
Key Features
  • Location Recording and Filmmaking
  • Per-Channel EQ, HPF, Limiting & More
  • 6 x High-Gain, Low-Noise Mic Preamps
  • Records 8 Inputs & 4 Buses
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.
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what does 32-Bit (A/D Conversion) mean on the ...

what does 32-Bit (A/D Conversion) mean on the spec list, does it mean If I want to record 32-bit, I will need to connect it to computer?
Asked by: ali
The 32-bit specification refers to the amount of audio information the Sound Devices 833 8-Channel / 12-Track Multitrack Field Recorder is capable of capturing while recording in reference to bit depth. 32-bit recording captures more information mainly due to its floating-point format versus traditional fixed-point bit depths of 16 and 24 bit. This, in essence, allows for a much wider dynamic range to be captured and makes it hard to record clipped or distorted signals. Sound Devices publishes a useful article on their site that explains this in depth and can be found here: https://bit.ly/3SGcsE5
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-10-06

Does this thing still get super hot?

Does this thing still get super hot?
Asked by: Charles
The Sound Devices 833 8-Channel / 12-Track Multitrack Field Recorder uses powerful FPGA chips within its heat-sink frame and is subject to heat with use, especially in warm environments.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-09-10

if I want to use a Shure SM7B with this recorder, ...

if I want to use a Shure SM7B with this recorder, do I need to use a cloud lifter with it?
Asked by: ali
No you don't. The amps in all Sound Devices mixer/recorders from the MixPre to the 8 series will run an SMB7 directly without issue. No need for a Cloud Lifter.
Answered by: Ron
Date published: 2022-11-25

What does it mean when all of the channel LED ...

What does it mean when all of the channel LED rings are flashing yellow, and it won't allow me to record?
Asked by: shaun
Regarding the Sound Devices 833 8-Channel / 12-Track Multitrack Field Recorder, when all of the channel LED rings are flashing yellow and won't allow you to record, that means your sync reference is set to "external", but there is no external source. You would just need to set your sync reference to "internal".
Answered by: Michael S
Date published: 2024-04-09

Is there a plug in to record MP3 for ...

Is there a plug in to record MP3 for transcription
Asked by: Robert
You can record AAC too (with timecode) ... just a higher quality mp3 that can be read by any software.
Answered by: Paul
Date published: 2023-01-13

Is this compatible with SL-6?

Is this compatible with SL-6?
Asked by: Angel
No, the Sound Devices 833 8-Channel / 12-Track Multitrack Field Recorder is not compatible with the Sound Devices SL-6. The 833 is, however, compatible with the Sound Devices SL-2 Dual SuperSlot Wireless Module for 8-Series Mixer/Recorder (BH #SOSL2): https://bhpho.to/3bggoeh
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-06-19

Does the 32-bit on the 833 have the same 142db DR ...

Does the 32-bit on the 833 have the same 142db DR as the 32-bit-float of the Mix Pre's?
Asked by: Jeremy
For the 833: 32-bit, 120 dB, A-weighted dynamic range typical For the MixPre-Series II: 32 bit precision; 142 dB dynamic range min (A weighted, gain = 10 dB, fader = 0 dB)
Answered by: Sound Devices Specialist
Date published: 2023-02-25

Can the SSD and the SD cards be set individually ...

Can the SSD and the SD cards be set individually to record at different rates simultaneously?
Asked by: Robert
The Sound Devices 833 8-Channel / 12-Track Multitrack Field Recorder allows customized track routing and simultaneous recording to internal SSD and two SD cards, but it appears that all files must use the same sample rate and bit depth settings regardless of destination.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-02-14
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