Sound Devices 833 Announced – Portable Compact Mixer-Recorder

October 9th, 2019
Sound Devices 833 Announced - Portable Compact Mixer-Recorder

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

833 portable mixer-recorder. Source: Sound Devices

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.

Size somparison – Scorpio versus 833. Source: Sound Devices

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.

833 portable mixer-recorder. Source: Sound Devices

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.

All the ports of the 833 portable mixer-recorder. Source: Sound Devices

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.

833 portable mixer-recorder in use. Source: Sound Devices

The new Sound Devices 833 is now available for pre-order. The price has been set to $3,995.

What do you think about the Sound Devices 833? Do you use any audio recorder from Sound Devices? Let us know in the comments underneath the article.


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Francis Sawyer
Francis Sawyer
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You forgot to tell us what “SuperSlot” is.

 David Gurney
David Gurney
MemberOctober 10th, 2019

Wow, so you have to pay $4K to get a usable power jack from Sound Devices.


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