Sound Devices unveiled their new 833 Portable Compact Mixer-Recorder at IBC in Amsterdam. The recorder features 6 mic/line preamplifiers, 8 channels, a 256 GB internal SSD, and dual L-Mount charging and powering.
The US-based company Sound Devices has been producing high quality audio equipment for years. They are mostly knowns for their audio recorders and mixers. This year, the company already announced the new MixPre II (which is already shipping since the end of August, watch our IBC hands-on news video here), the new premium portable mixer-recorder Scorpio, and now they are announcing an even more portable Sound Devices 833 compact mixer-recorder.
Sound Devices 833 Portable Compact Mixer-Recorder
Like the popular Sound Devices 633, the 833 is small, lightweight, and compact. Its dimensions are only 5.1 x 22 x 17cm (2.0″ x 8.7″ x 6″) and the weight is 1.25kg (2.75 lbs) – unpackaged and without batteries.
The Sound Devices 833 has 6 mic/line preamplifiers, 8 channels, 12 tracks, 6 analog outputs, and ultra-accurate timecode. Many features have carried over from the Sound Devices’ larger Scorpio, such as the new preamplifier design, 2 SD card slots, dual L-Mount charging and powering, and an internal 256 GB SSD. The 833 features industry-renowned Dugan Automixing for up to 8 channels.
The 833 recorder features 320×240 transflective LCD display with good sunlight visibility to monitor all the important functions. Larger touchscreen display is available via USB-connected SD-Remote app.
In addition, Sound Devices has recently partnered with Sony to add SuperSlot compatibility to the new Sony DWR-S03D Digital Wireless Receiver. The DWR-S03D joins other RF receivers from Audio Limited, Wisycom, Sennheiser, and Lectrosonics in implementing SuperSlot compatibility. SuperSlot receivers may be used with the Sound Devices Scorpio mixer-recorder and the SL-6 wireless distribution and powering system. The new Sony receiver is expected to ship later this year.
The new Sound Devices 833 is now available for pre-order. The price has been set to $3,995.
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