Wed, 04/26/2017 - 10:09am
Congratulations to Sound Devices, winner of Videomaker’s Best Audio Recorder of NAB 2017 award for the new MixPre-3. This portable audio recorder, mixer and USB interface aims to provide high-quality sound recording in a lightweight yet durable form factor.
The MixPre-3 uses Sound Devices’ new Kashmir mic preamps, which are designed to offer low-noise recording with noise floor of -130dBV. The preamps also feature new 32-bit A-to-D converters, promising better performance than other off-the-shelf preamps.
In addition to capturing audio internally to an SD card, the MixPre-3 is also capable of simultaneously streaming multiple channels of audio to your computer via USB. You can record directly to your computer, or record to an SD card while chatting on Skype or Facetime.
Measuring in at less than six inches wide, the Sound Devices MixPre-3 is designed to go with you on location The sturdy die-cast aluminum chassis, bright color LCD display and straight-forward user interface add to the MixPre’s functionality in the field.
For DSLR videographers, the MixPre-3 also features a retractable ¼-20 mount, allowing the unit to sit conveniently between camera and tripod. A 3.5mm headphone jack allows for monitoring your recordings, and an HDMI input allows capable cameras to feed timecode data to the recorder for synchronization. The MixPre-3 can also be triggered to record with the camera over the HDMI input. The unit can be powered with AA batteries, two hot-swappable Sony L-mount batteries or over USB. An AC adapter is available separately.
The Sound Devices MixPre-3 is available for pre-order at around $650. Shipping is expected to start in early May 2017. For more information, visit soundevices.com.