MixPre-3

Audio Recorder | Mixer | USB Audio Interface

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Anytime, Anywhere Audio

The groundbreaking new MixPre-3 is a lightweight, high-resolution audio recorder with integrated USB audio streaming that offers world-class sound quality combined with extreme durability – perfect for musicians, sound designers, podcasters, videographers, YouTubers and field recordists.

Sublime Audio Quality

SD_MixPre-3_1-S

The MixPre-3 features Sound Devices’ new Kashmirmicrophone preamps. These high-performance, ultra-low-noise, discrete, Class-A mic preamps were hand-crafted by Sound Devices. The Kashmir mic preamps feature a -130dBV noise floor, analog limiters, and new 32-bit A-to-D converters to ensure the highest quality audio recordings that far surpass those of other recorders using simple off-the-shelf IC-based mic preamps.

Kashmir
Powerful USB and Recording
Pocket-Size, Unintimidating Design
Intuitive Operation
Advanced Mixing Capabilities
A Videographer’s Dream
Purchased Parts Package
Musician Plugin
Technical Details
Frequency Response
10Hz to 40kHz +/- 0.5dB re 1kHz @ 96kHz sample rate
THD + Noise
0.005% max (@1kHz, 22-22kHz BW, gain=20dB, -10dBu in)
ADC
32 bit precision; 120dB dynamic range min (A-weighted, gain=10dB, fader=0dB)
Equivalent Input Noise
-130dBV (-128dBu) max (A-weighting, gain=76dB, 150 ohm source impedance)
Inputs
Mic: XLR active-balanced; 4k input Z
Line: XLR active-balanced; 4k input Z
Aux/Mic in: 3.5mm TRS, 2-channel unbalanced; 100k input Z
USB Audio: 2 channels
All inputs fully RF-filtered and overload protected.
Gain
Mic input: +6dB to +76dB
Line input: -20dB to +30dB
Fader: -inf to +20dB
Headphone: -inf to +20dB
Total, Mic-to-recording (max): +96dB
Total, Mic-to-headphone (max): +116dB
Maximum Input Level
Mic XLR: +14dBu (limiters on or off)
Line XLR: +40dBu (limiters on or off)
Aux/Mic in: +10dBu
Low Cut Filters
40Hz to 240Hz (adjustable), 18 dB/oct. First stage analog, subsequent stages digital.
Microphone Powering
Mic XLRs: 48V via 6.8k resistors, 10mA each
Mic 3.5mm: 3V @ 3k source Z
Limiters
Limiter at all gain stages, range > 40dB. First stage analog, subsequent stages digital.
DAC feeding Stereo Out, Headphone Out
32 bit precision; 115dB dynamic range (A-weighted)
Stereo Out
3.5mm TRS stereo unbalanced, 500 ohm output Z, +7.8dBu max output level
Headphones Out
3.5mm TRS stereo unbalanced, for use with any impedance headphones
USB
Audio Interface (USB-C): 5-in/2-out; 44.1 to 96 kHz; 16/24-bit; Class-compliant USB 2.0 high speed or ASIO (supplied)
Mass Storage (USB-C): USB 2.0 high speed
Keyboard (USB-A): Text entry and control
Maximum Record Tracks
8 Tracks: Stereo mix + 6 ISOs
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz
48 kHz
96 kHz
Bit Depth
16, 24
Recording Storage
Type: SD, SDXC, SDHC Card
Max Storage Size: 512 GB (SDXC)
Card format: FAT32 (32GB or less) or exFAT (>32GB)
File Type
WAV (Broadcast Wave File Format) with embedded timecode stamp and metadata
Timecode Modes
Time of Day (file stamped w/current ToD)
LTC Input (file stamped w/incoming LTC on Aux 3.5mm)
HDMI TC (file stamped w/incoming TC from HDMI & sample clock slaved from HDMI sample clock. Only works on specific cameras that support HDMI TC.
Timecode Frame Rates:
Auto-detects (fps): 23.98 (same as 23.976)
24
25
29.97
29.97DF
30
Remote Control
Bluetooth Smart: Wireless control using Wingman app
HDMI: 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
320x240; 1.6-inch, color, sunlight-viewable IPS LCD
Power
AA Batteries: 4x AA sled (included); 8x AA sled (optional accessory). NiMH recommended
From computer: Bus-powered via USB-C port; use MX-USBY cable (included), connects one USB-C to two USB-A ports
AC Adapter: MX-Charge (not included) Power supply wall adapter w/ USB-C connector; 15W; has 4 adapter plugs for US, UK, AU & Europe
L-Mount: Optional sled for 2x (hot-swappable) Sony L-type Li-ion batteries
Environmental
Operating: -20°C to 60°C, 0 to 90% relative humidity; (non-condensing)
Storage: -40°C to 85°C
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions: 144 mm x 110 mm x 36 mm (H x W x D); 5.68” x 4.35” x 1.40”
Weight: .48 kg; 16.8 oz. (unpackaged, without batteries)

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