Sound Devices expands MixPre Series with new USB interface

Sound Devices has revealed MixPre-10T, the newest member of its MixPre Series of audio recorders, mixers, and USB audio interfaces.

As its name suggests, the MixPre-10T is a 10-input recorder with built-in timecode generator and reader, offering up to 12 tracks of polyphonic WAV file recording – ideal for production sound mixers, field recordists, sound designers, and musicians.

The new unit features eight ultra-low-noise, discrete, Class-A, Kashmir mic preamps and offers signature analogue limiters and new 32-bit A-to-D converters to ensure high quality recordings.

The MixPre-10T utilises flexible I/O routing with its two TA3 balanced outputs and a 3.5mm Stereo output, each with routing matrix. It also comes equipped with eight XLR/TRS combo Mic/Line level inputs, and a 3.5mm Aux/Mic input, which may be used for 2-channel line input, camera return, or timecode. Powering options include a locking 4-pin Hirose connector for either external battery powering or AC-powering, as well as AA or Li-Ion battery sleds.

Like the MixPre-3 and MixPre-6, the MixPre-10T (pictured above) is essentially a USB audio interface featuring 12 channels into and 4 channels out from a Mac or Windows computer at up to 96k sample rate. The Mixpre-10T however also features the unique ability to record to an SD, SDHC or SDXC media card while simultaneously audio streaming via USB. Additionally, MixPre-10T includes the ability to automatically copy recordings to a USB thumbdrive, which may be handed off to a client or kept as a backup copy.

"The MixPre-10T offers higher track count, balanced outputs for additional routing flexibility, and built-in timecode generator and reader for trouble-free sync with any production”, said Matt Anderson, CEO of Sound Devices. “With the addition of the MixPre-10T, the MixPre Series continues to redefine the limits of traditional portable audio recorders."

The MixPre-10T is anticipated to ship by the end of October.