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Sound Devices MixPre-10M Recorder & USB Audio Interface for Musicians

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  • 10-Input, 12 Track Recorder
  • 8x Kashmir Mic Preamps
  • Record & Stream via USB-C
  • Records to SD/SDHC/SDXC
  • Up to 24-bit/96 kHz Resolution
  • Q markers, Overdub, Punch, and Bounce
  • Built-In Metronome & Effects, Reverb/AIR
  • 8x XLR/TRS Jacks/1x 1/8" Stereo Line/Mic
  • Battery Sled & USB-C PSU Included

The Sound Devices MixPre-10M Recorder & USB Audio Interface for Musicians is a portable 10-input/12-track audio recorder that is designed for musicians. The Sound Devices MixPre-10M Recorder & USB Audio Interface for Musicians features musician-focused functions such as simultaneous recording, playback, overdubbing, mixing, monitoring, and bouncing for simplified song creation. The Sound Devices MixPre-10M Recorder & USB Audio Interface for Musicians also has a metronome function that gives musicians a stable tempo reference and can be recorded to a discrete track. The device offers integrated punch recording and efficient cue points, and provides the ability to enhance your mix with built-in effects such as reverb and vocal air. The sunlight-readable color touchscreen LCD offers convenient navigation and access to routing.

The M-Series is geared towards the musician with its touch-screen interface, allowing you to quickly get vocal melodies, instrumental hooks, and rhythms down. Use the built-in reverb and vocal air effects allow you to add character to the sound of instruments and vocals. The bounce feature can be used to free up tracks to allow the layering of more instruments or for rendering in effects. After laying and overdubbing tracks, musicians can mix their song using dedicated knobs to control levels, pans, solos, and mutes, allowing you to create a mix without hooking the device up to a computer. Render recordings for uploading to website/social media, sharing with band members or exporting to a DAW for further production.

It features eight Sound Devices Kashmir ultra-low noise, discrete, and Class-A microphone preamps. Built with 32-bit A-to-D converters, it ensures audio performance beyond that of off-the-shelf, IC-based mic preamps. The unit can record at up to a 96 kHz sample rate to an SD card or stream multi-channel audio via USB at up to 96 kHz while simultaneously recording to an SD card.

The MixPre-10M is constructed with a lightweight die-cast aluminum chassis and sports a robust build. Though relatively compact, it boasts intuitive operation, advanced mixing capabilities, 1/4"-20 mounting capacity, 3.5mm headphone monitoring, balanced TA3 outputs, and multiple powering options.

Musician-Focused Features

The MixPre-10M's musician-focused features simplify typical computer-based music creation, allowing you to create great songs rather than getting hung up in the technology. The MixPre-10M allows you to simultaneously record, playback, mix, monitor, layer, and overdub up to 12 tracks, and if you need more, the bounce feature helps free up tracks. Punch in/out and utilize cue points to streamline your workflow.

Improved Session Efficiency

A built-in metronome helps keep your performance in time, while premium smooth reverb and vocal air effects add depth to your recordings, and can also inspire a great performance. The vocal air effect is an easily dialed-in combination of EQ and compression that results in a breathy intimacy to vocals, popular today with singers and songwriters.

Solid Audio Quality

Featuring eight handcrafted, high-performance, ultra-low-noise, discrete, Class-A Kashmir microphone preamps, the MixPre-10M has a -130 dBV noise floor, analog limiters, and 32-bit A-to-D converters. These features ensure quality audio recordings.

Live Performance Companion

Not only is the MixPre-10M great for creating songs, it's also an aide for live performances. Whether being used as a mixer to feed a PA for smaller ensemble performances, or for playing back pre-prepared, multi-channel backing tracks for your solo performances, the MixPre-10M is ideal for live gigging.

Musician-Inspired User Experience

The MixPre-10M's musician-friendly, touch-screen interface and transport joystick enables you to quickly get vocal melodies, instrumental hooks, and rhythms down. Once you've completed laying and overdubbing tracks, get the final mix in the bag using the dedicated, front panel knobs to control mix levels, pans, solos, mutes, reverb, air, and more.

Flexible Powering

The MixPre-10M sports multiple powering options, such as a locking 4-pin Hirose connector (10 to 18V) for external battery power, or AC power (with the optional AC adapter). Like the MixPre-3 and MixPre-6, the MixPre-10M can also be powered from AA batteries in a convenient detachable sled of eight cells, or via an optional sled that offers powering from up to two hot-swappable Sony L-Mount lithium-ion batteries.

Flexible I/O Routing

The MixPre-10M offers eight XLR/TRS combo mic/line level inputs, a four-channel USB Type-C input, and a two-channel 3.5mm aux/mic input. You can route any of these physical inputs to any channel knob, eliminating the need to re-plug inputs when you want to record an input to a different track. The metronome can also be selected as an input, so you can record its click to a discrete track. The MixPre-10M's two balanced outputs, two unbalanced outputs, and stereo headphone output can be individually configured, providing a wealth of options for monitoring.

Auto Copy

Record to a SD card, while automatically copying to a USB thumb drive to safeguard your recording or hand off to a band member. At any time, share your multi-track song with other musicians, so that they can collaborate using their MixPre-10M or favorite DAW. Export the mix to SD card, USB thumb drive, or computer as a stereo WAV or AAC file—ideal for emailing or uploading to SoundCloud or other music-sharing services.

Multi-Channel USB Audio Interface

The MixPre-10M operates as a 12-in/4-out USB audio interface with the ability to simultaneously record to an SD card while streaming audio via USB, ideal for recording computer-based software instruments or backing up your takes while you're tracking to a computer.

Metering and Monitoring

For metering, the unit provides easy-to-read ring LEDs with limiter activity, along with three LCD views for multitrack, mix, and USB-return metering. The MixPre-10M also includes a custom-designed integrated headphone amplifier for efficiently monitoring with a wide range of headphone impedances.

In the Box
  • Sound Devices MixPre-10M Recorder & USB Audio Interface for Musicians
  • XL-WPH3 45W DC Power Supply for Sound Devices Recorders and Mixers
  • MX-8AA Battery Sled for MixPre-3 and MixPre-6
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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SKU 97107
Brands Sound Devices
MPN MixPre-10M
UPC 854454006381
Supported Media SD cards and USB thumb drives
Frequency Response 10 Hz to 80 kHz +/- 0.5 dB re 1 kHz @ 192 kHz sample rate
THD + N 0.005% max (@ 1 kHz, 22 Hz to 22 kHz BW, gain=20 dB, -10 dBu in)
ADC 32-bit precision; 120 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)
Inputs Mic: XLR active-balanced; 4-kOhm input Z
Line: XLR active-balanced; 4-kOhm input Z
Aux/Mic In: 3.5 mm TRS, 2-channel unbalanced; 100-kOhm input Z
Line: 1/4" TRS, active-balanced; 4-kOhm input Z
USB Audio: 4 channels
All inputs fully RF-filtered and overload-protected
Gain Mic Input: +6 to +76 dB
Line Input: -20 to +30 dB
Fader: -inf to +20 dB
Headphone: -inf to +20 dB
Total, Mic-to-Recording (Max): +96 dB
Aux In, Mic: +10 to +40 dBu
Aux In, Line: -10 to +20 dB
Total Aux Gain (Including Fader): +60 dB
Maximum Input Level Mic XLR: +14 dBu (limiters on or off)
Line XLR-1/4": +28 dBu (limiters on or off)
Aux Mic In: -10 dBu
Aux Line In: +10 dBu
Low Cut Filters 40 to 160 Hz (adjustable), 18 dB/octave (first stage analog, subsequent stages digital)
Microphone Power Mic XLRs: 48 V via 6.8-kOhm resistors, 10 mA each
Mic 1/8" / 3.5 mm: 3 V @ 3-kOhm source Z
Limiter Limiter at all gain stages, range >40 dB (first stage analog, subsequent stages digital)
Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Stereo Out, Headphone Out: 32-bit precision; 115 dB dynamic range (A-weighted)
Outputs L/R Output: TA3 2-channel balanced, 1.1 kOhms max output impedance, +10.8 dBu maximum output level
X1/X2 Output: 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS stereo unbalanced, 500-Ohm output Z, +7.8 dBu max output level
Headphones Output: 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS stereo unbalanced, for use with any impedance headphones
USB Audio Interface (USB Type-C): 12-in/4-out; 44.1 to 96 kHz; 16/24-bit; class-compliant USB 2.0 high-speed or ASIO (supplied)
Mass Storage (USB Type-C): USB 2.0 high-speed
Keyboard (USB Type-A): Text entry and control
Thumb Drive (USB Type-A): Manual or auto-copy to drive
Maximum Record Tracks 12
Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz
Bit Depth 24
Storage Type Type: SD, SDXC, SDHC card
Max Storage Size: 512 GB (SDXC)
Card Format: FAT32 (32 GB or less) or exFAT (>32 GB)
File Type Poly WAV (audio projects)
Mono WAV (music projects)
AAC (music projects/render)
Effects Reverb Types: plate, room, hall
Vocal Air: 0-100%
Touchscreen 320x240; 1.6", color, sunlight-viewable IPS LCD
Power AA Batteries: 8 x AA sled (included), NiMH recommended
L-Mount: Optional sled for 2 x (hot-swappable) Li-ion batteries
AC Adapter: XL-WPH3: Universal, 45 W in-line, AC-to-DC power supply (Hirose 4-pin DC plug), with detachable IEC power cord. 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
L-Mount: Optional sled for 2 x (hot-swappable) Sony L-type lithium-ion batteries
Environmental Operating: -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C, 0 to 90% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Storage: -40 to 185°F  / -40 to 85°C
Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.4 x 8.1 x 6.9" / 36 x 206 x 175 mm
Weight 2 lb / 0.9 kg (without batteries)

Packaging Info

Package Weight 4.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.0 x 10.9 x 4.2"
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