Sound Devices MixPre-10 IIMulti Channel Audio Recorder
- 10-Input/12-Track Recorder with Timecode
- Kashmir Microphone Preamps
- USB Audio-Recording Interface
- Ring LED Metering per Channel
- Timecode via Multiple Connections
- Flexible Routing via Easy-to-Read Matrix
- TA3 and 3.5mm Outputs
- Auto Copy for Safety
- Multiple Powering Options
- Records Sample Rates up to 192 kHz
The Sound Devices MixPre-10 II Multi Channel Audio Recorder is a high-resolution audio recorder that features flexible routing, integrated USB audio streaming, timecode-generating abilities, clocking, and more. The Sound Devices MixPre-10 II Multi Channel Audio Recorder is ideal for professionals, offering high-quality sound for musicians, sound designers, podcasters, videographers, YouTubers, and field recordists working with various audio applications. The Sound Devices MixPre-10 II Multi Channel Audio Recorder features Sound Devices' Kashmir ultra-low-noise, discrete, and Class-A microphone preamp.
Built with 32-bit A-to-D converters, this sound device ensures audio recordings surpass those of off-the-shelf, IC-based mic preamps. The unit can function as a USB audio interface and record audio to an SD card while simultaneously streaming multiple channels of audio via USB. Furthermore, the sunlight-readable color LCD of the MixPre-10 provides convenient navigation.
The MixPre-10 II is constructed with a die-cast aluminum chassis, is lightweight, and sports a robust build. Also, it is relatively compact, making it well suited for jobs where portability is a plus.
Boasting intuitive operation and advanced mixing capabilities such as ergonomic gain-control knobs, pan and soloing, timecode connections in multiple formats, BNC I/O for clocking, 1/4"-20 mounting capacity, 3.5mm headphone monitoring, balanced TA3 outputs, and the AA battery/Sony L-Mount lithium-ion battery powering options, the MixPre-10 II is sure to meet all your audio-application needs.
Solid Audio Quality
Featuring eight handcrafted, high-performance, ultra-low-noise, discrete, Class-A Kashmir microphone preamps, the MixPre-10 II has a -130 dBV noise floor, analog limiters, and 32-bit A-to-D converters. These features ensure quality audio recordings.
Accurate Timecode Generator/Reader with Wordclock
The MixPre-10 II features a built-in, accurate timecode generator and reader. Even when turned off, or when all power is removed, the MixPre-10 II continues to hold accurate timecode for hours, long enough for lunch breaks and other pauses in the daily schedule. With its BNC, Aux, and HDMI timecode connections, all common frame rates and timecode modes are supported, as is the ability to synchronize with/output wordclock, making it suitable for the digital audio environment.
The MixPre-10 II 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 & MixPre-6, the MixPre-10 II 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-10 II offers eight XLR/TRS combo Mic/Line level inputs, as well as a 3.5mm Aux/Mic input that can be used for 2-channel line input, camera return, or timecode. Also provided are two TA3 balanced outputs and a 3.5mm Stereo output, each with its own routing matrix; this further bolsters routing flexibility.
With this feature, you can record files up to 192 kHz/24-bit to an SD card, while automatically copying to a USB thumb drive (USB Type-A) for handing off to a client (or as a backup copy).
Mixing, Metering, and Monitoring
The MixPre-10 II incorporates a simple mixer that offers gain-control knobs and access to panning and soloing via a simple press of the knob. 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-10 II also includes a 3.5mm jack for headphone monitoring with user-programmable routing presets.
Wireless Control and Workflow
The MixPre-10 II features integrated Bluetooth Smart for easy wireless connection, control, and metering via the free Sound Devices Wingman app (compatible with iOS and Android devices). It also allows you to manage and create sound reports, and, via Wingman, email those reports directly from a mobile device.
USB Audio Interface
The MixPre-10 II doubles as a USB audio interface with 12 inputs and four outputs, communicating with computers at sample rates of up to 96 kHz. The unit also sports the ability to record to an SD card while simultaneously streaming audio via USB.