MixPre-3 from Sound Devices

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SOUND DEVICES MIXPRE-3 II AUDIO RECORDER / MIXER / USB AUDIO INTERFACE

Sound Devices3 XLR input 5-track audio recorder (3+2ch Mix) with USB Audio Interface. The MixPre-3 II, MixPre-6 II, and MixPre-10 II have significantly improved hardware, with 32-bit float recording, patented ultra-wide-dynamic-range A-to-D conversion, internal timecode generation, and recording up to 192 kHz sampling rates in all models. Recorded tracks can be set to auto-copy to a USB drive for easy file transfer, and limiter parameters can now be adjusted.

Features

  • Three ultra-low-noise Kashmir microphone preamps with adjustable limiters capture high quality audio in the field, on set, or with a computer.
  • Create a mix using the built-in 3 x 2 portable mixer.
  • Record up to 5 tracks to an SD card and backup to a USB thumb drive.
  • 5-in, 2-out USB audio interface streams to your computer via USB-C.
  • Choose bit depths from 16 to 32-bit float, and sampling rates from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz.
  • Internal LTC timecode generator. Timecode In/Out via Aux In/Stereo Out.
  • Timecode and record triggering via HDMI.
  • USB-A for control surfaces, keyboards, and auto-copy to USB drive.
  • In-unit ISO mixing, gain, pan, low-cut, phase inversion, and phantom power.
  • Sunlight-readable color touch screen and LED metering.
  • Lightweight, durable, and small: perfect for bag use, mobile recording, or a home studio.
  • Powerful 300 mW+300 mW headphone amp allows clear and accurate reference of audio.
  • Includes a MX-4AA Battery Sled (batteries not included), MX-PSU AC Power Supply, and USB-C to USB-C cable.
  • Customize with plugins from the Plugin Store.

What’s New In The MixPre-3 II?

  • Bit depth up to 32-bit float for increased dynamic range.
  • Record up to 192 kHz.
  • Faster, more advanced hardware.
  • Internal LTC Timecode Generation and Output.
  • Adjustable Limiters.
  • Auto-copy to USB Drive.
  • Pre-roll buffer increased to 10 seconds.

Versatile. Durable. High-Performance.

If you record field audio, sound effects, podcasts, voice-overs, music, audio for film, or are just starting your audio journey, the MixPre-3 II is for you! With three crystal-clear, ultra low-noise Kashmir preamps, you can record multiple actors, multiple podcasters, or audio for small productions with superior quality – all the way up to a 32-bit float bit depth and a 192 kHz sample rate. This newest generation of Sound Devices’ award-winning MixPre Series has been redesigned for increased performance and an astounding 142 dB of dynamic range.

Your MixPre-3 II is highly customizable to your needs. Record internally to a compatible SD card on set or stream your podcast over USB to your computer at home. Power with your computer, wall power, or record in the middle of nowhere with AA or Sony L-mount batteries. Adjust limiters, bit depth, sample rates, gain, pan, low-cut, phase inversion and phantom power to your liking. Trigger your camera with the internal timecode generator, or feed timecode in via HDMI or Aux In. The choice is yours!

Professionals love the flexibility of the MixPre Series. Don’t need all those options? Basic mode has you covered.

Your MixPre-3 II is rugged, lightweight, and small, so you can throw it in a bag or mount it to a tripod or camera – or get situated on set with our Wingman App and one of our four supported USB control surfaces. With the superior sound and build quality that you can expect from the industry leader in production audio recording, your MixPre-3 II can capture audio for any application. Our friendly and knowledgeable support team, based in the USA and Germany, is here for all your questions and comments. Our job is to make your job easier.

USB Interface

MixPre-3 II
USB | Audio Interface (USB-C): 6-in/2-out (from computer); 44.1 kHz/48 kHz/96 kHz; 16/24/32-bit integer, 32-bit float; Class-compliant USB 2.0 high speed driver

Sound Devices MixPre II mixer-recorders offer customers superb, low-noise, high-dynamic-range microphone preamplifiers along with the ability to record high dynamic range 32-bit float WAV files. New in firmware version 6.00, MixPre II models can send the complete 32-bit float signal from microphone inputs over USB when used as a USB audio interface for computers running MacOS Catalina (10.15 and later) to software applications that recognize 32-bit float.

User Manual available to download here.

 



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Specifications

Audio Inputs
Frequency Response 10 Hz to 80 kHz +/- 0.5 dB re 1 kHz @ 192 kHz sample rate
THD + Noise 0.005% max (@1 kHz, 22-22 kHz BW, gain= 20 dB, -10 dBu in)
ADC 32 bit precision; 142 dB dynamic range min (A-weighted, gain = 10 dB, fader = 0 dB)
Equivalent Input Noise -130 dBV (-128 dBu) max (A-weighting, gain = 76 dB, 150 ohm source impedance)
Mic inputs XLR active-balanced; 4k input
Line inputs XLR active-balanced; 4k input
Aux/Mic in 3.5 mm TRS, 2-channel unbalanced; 100k input
USB Audio 2 channels
All inputs fully RF-filtered and overload protected.
Mic input gain +6 dB to +76 dB
Line input gain -20 dB to +30 dB
Fader -inf to +20 dB
Headphone gain -inf to +20 dB
Total gain, Mic-to-recording (max) +96 dB
Aux In (Mic) Gain = +10 dB to +40 dB
Aux In (Line) Gain = -10 dB to +20 dB
Total Aux Gain including Fader (Mic-to-recording) +60 dB
Maximum Input Level Mic XLR +14 dBu (limiters on or off)
Maximum Input Level Line XLR/¼-inch +28 dBu (limiters on or off)
Maximum Input Level Aux In (Mic) -10 dBu
Maximum Input Level Aux In (Line) +10 dBu
Low Cut Filters 40 Hz to 160 Hz (adjustable), 18 dB/oct. First stage analog, subsequent stages digital.
Microphone Powering Mic XLRs 48 V via 6.8k resistors, 10 mA each
Microphone Powering Mic 3.5 mm 3 V @ 3k source
Limiter at all gain stages, range > 40dB. First stage analog, subsequent stages digital. Adjustable Threshold, Ratio, and Release.
Audio Outputs
DAC feeding Stereo Out, Headphone Out 32 bit precision; 115 dB dynamic range (A-weighted)
L/R Out 3.5 mm TRS stereo unbalanced, 500 ohm output impedance, +7.8 dBu max output level
Headphones Out 3.5 mm TRS stereo unbalanced, 300 mW + 300 mW, for use with any impedance headphones
USB
USB Audio Interface (USB-C) 5-in/2-out (from computer); 44.1 kHz/48 kHz/96 kHz; 16/24-bit; Class-compliant USB 2.0 high speed driver
USB Mass Storage (USB-C) USB 2.0 high speed
USB Keyboard (USB-A) Text entry and control
USB Thumbdrive (USB-A) Manual or auto-copy to drive
USB Midi Control Surface (USB-A)
Recording
Maximum Record Tracks 5 Stereo mix + 3 ISOs
Sampling Frequency 44.1, 47.952, 48, 48.048, 96, 192 kHz
Bit Depth 16, 24, 32 Float
Recording Storage Type SD, SDXC, SDHC Card, & USB thumbdrive (copy only)
Recording Storage Max Storage Size 512 GB (SDXC)
Recording Storage Card format exFAT
Recording File Type Polyphonic WAV
Timecode
Timecode Modes Free Run, Time of Day (file stamped w/current ToD, Rec Run, Ext LTC (file stamped w/incoming LTC on 3.5mm Aux In), Camera TC (file stamped w/incoming TC from cameras that output TC)
Timecode Frame Rates Auto-detects (fps): 23.98 (same as 23.976), 24, 25, 29.97DF, 29.97ND, 30, 30DF
3.5 mm Aux In Timecode Input 20k ohm impedance, 0.3 V – 3.0 V p-p (–17 dBu – +3 dBu)
3.5 mm Stereo Out, Timecode Output 1k ohm impedance, 3.0V p-p (+12 dBu)
HDMI TC Reader via HDMI
Remote Control

Bluetooth LE Wireless control using Wingman app
HDMI (micro) Auto-record start/stop trigger from cameras that output record flag over HDMI
Timecode Auto-record start/stop trigger via Aux In timecode
Touch Screen 320×256; 1.6-inch, color, sunlight-viewable IPS LCD
Power
AA Batteries 4x AA sled (included); 8x AA sled (optional accessory). NiMH recommended
L-Mount Optional sled for 2x (hot-swappable) Li-ion batteries
From computer Bus-powered via USB-C port
AC Adapter MX-PSU (included) Power supply wall adapter w/ USB-C connector; 15 W; has 4 adapter plugs for US, UK, AU & Europe
Environmental
Operating -20°C to 60°C, 0 to 90% relative humidity; (non-condensing)
Storage -40°C to 85°C
Dimensions 36 mm x 144 mm x 110 mm (H x W x D); 1.40” x 5.68” x 4.35”
Weight .48 kg; 16.8 oz. (unpackaged, without batteries)

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