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MixPre-3 II - Audio Recorder and USB-Audiointerface

Versatile. Durable. High-Performance.

  • 32-Bit float recording
  • 32-Bit float USB audio
  • 142 dB of dynamic range
  • Internal timecode generator
  • Record up to 192 kHz
€980.00

Prices plus VAT

This item is expected to be available from 31 October 2022

Quantity:

  • A09861

Features

If you record field audio, sound effects, audio for film, podcasts, voice-overs, music, or are just starting your audio journey, the MixPre II Series is for you! Lightweight, durable, and small, this powerhouse audio recorder and USB interface will help you capture audio for any application.

The new MixPre Generation

The new generation of the award-winning MixPre series brings higher performance and a dynamic range of a whopping 142 dB. Like their predecessors, the MixPre II units come with hand-crafted, crystal-clear, low-noise Kashmir preamps - for superb quality recording up to 32-bit float bit depth and 192 kHz sample rate.

Made for you

The MixPre II adapts to your needs. Record internally to a compatible SD card on the unit or transfer to your computer via USB. MixPre II recorders draw power directly from your computer or AC adapter. And if you're recording in the middle of nowhere, you can rely on AA or Sony L-mount batteries.

Limiter, bit depth, sample rates, gain, pan, low-cut, phase inversion and phantom power can be adjusted to suit your needs. The choice is yours!

Withstands a lot

All models are rugged, lightweight, and small, so you can throw it in a bag or mount it to a tripod or camera – or get situated on set with our Wingman App and one of our four supported USB control surfaces. With the superior sound and build quality that you can expect from the industry leader in production audio recording, your MixPre II can capture audio for any application.

Customize with plugins

Are you a songwriter or musician? Buy the Musician Plugin to easily create a song using your MixPre-10 II as a standalone recorder or USB interface. Use onboard features like overdub, bounce, reverb, and tracking to a metronome. Create Music Projects to lay down backing tracks and use them live or at home for writing or practicing. Capturing your song ideas has never been easier! While in Music Mode, the MixPre-10 II is limited to eight simultaneous live inputs.

Download the free Ambisonics Plugin to record in 360° audio and monitor binaurally with an ambisonic microphone like the Sennheiser AMBEO and your MixPre-10 II.

Highlights

  • Three ultra-low-noise Kashmir microphone preamps with adjustable limiters capture high quality audio in the field, on set, or with a computer.
  • Create a mix using the built-in 3 x 2 portable mixer.
  • Record up to 5 tracks to an SD card and backup to a USB thumb drive.
  • 5-in, 2-out USB audio interface streams to your computer via USB-C.
  • Choose bit depths from 16 to 32-bit float, and sampling rates from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz.
  • Internal LTC timecode generator. Timecode In/Out via Aux In/Stereo Out.
  • Timecode and record triggering via HDMI.
  • USB-A for control surfaces, keyboards, and auto-copy to USB drive.
  • In-unit ISO mixing, gain, pan, low-cut, phase inversion, and phantom power.
  • Sunlight-readable color touch screen and LED metering.
  • Lightweight, durable, and small: perfect for bag use, mobile recording, or a home studio.
  • Powerful 300 mW+300 mW headphone amp allows clear and accurate reference of audio.
  • Includes a MX-4AA Battery Sled (batteries not included), MX-PSU AC Power Supply, and USB-C to USB-C cable.
  • Customize with plugins from the Plugin Store.

If you record field audio, sound effects, audio for film, podcasts, voice-overs, music, or are just starting your audio journey, the MixPre II Series is for you! Lightweight, durable, and small, this powerhouse audio recorder and USB interface will help you capture audio for any application.

The new MixPre Generation

The new generation of the award-winning MixPre series brings higher performance and a dynamic range of a whopping 142 dB. Like their predecessors, the MixPre II units come with hand-crafted, crystal-clear, low-noise Kashmir preamps - for superb quality recording up to 32-bit float bit depth and 192 kHz sample rate.

Made for you

The MixPre II adapts to your needs. Record internally to a compatible SD card on the unit or transfer to your computer via USB. MixPre II recorders draw power directly from your computer or AC adapter. And if you're recording in the middle of nowhere, you can rely on AA or Sony L-mount batteries.

Limiter, bit depth, sample rates, gain, pan, low-cut, phase inversion and phantom power can be adjusted to suit your needs. The choice is yours!

Withstands a lot

All models are rugged, lightweight, and small, so you can throw it in a bag or mount it to a tripod or camera – or get situated on set with our Wingman App and one of our four supported USB control surfaces. With the superior sound and build quality that you can expect from the industry leader in production audio recording, your MixPre II can capture audio for any application.

Customize with plugins

Are you a songwriter or musician? Buy the Musician Plugin to easily create a song using your MixPre-10 II as a standalone recorder or USB interface. Use onboard features like overdub, bounce, reverb, and tracking to a metronome. Create Music Projects to lay down backing tracks and use them live or at home for writing or practicing. Capturing your song ideas has never been easier! While in Music Mode, the MixPre-10 II is limited to eight simultaneous live inputs.

Download the free Ambisonics Plugin to record in 360° audio and monitor binaurally with an ambisonic microphone like the Sennheiser AMBEO and your MixPre-10 II.

Highlights

  • Three ultra-low-noise Kashmir microphone preamps with adjustable limiters capture high quality audio in the field, on set, or with a computer.
  • Create a mix using the built-in 3 x 2 portable mixer.
  • Record up to 5 tracks to an SD card and backup to a USB thumb drive.
  • 5-in, 2-out USB audio interface streams to your computer via USB-C.
  • Choose bit depths from 16 to 32-bit float, and sampling rates from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz.
  • Internal LTC timecode generator. Timecode In/Out via Aux In/Stereo Out.
  • Timecode and record triggering via HDMI.
  • USB-A for control surfaces, keyboards, and auto-copy to USB drive.
  • In-unit ISO mixing, gain, pan, low-cut, phase inversion, and phantom power.
  • Sunlight-readable color touch screen and LED metering.
  • Lightweight, durable, and small: perfect for bag use, mobile recording, or a home studio.
  • Powerful 300 mW+300 mW headphone amp allows clear and accurate reference of audio.
  • Includes a MX-4AA Battery Sled (batteries not included), MX-PSU AC Power Supply, and USB-C to USB-C cable.
  • Customize with plugins from the Plugin Store.

AUDIO INPUTS

  • Frequency Response 10 Hz to 80 kHz +/- 0.5 dB re 1 kHz @ 192 kHz sample rate
  • THD + Noise 0.005% max (@1 kHz, 22-22 kHz BW, gain= 20 dB, -10 dBu in)
  • ADC 32 bit precision; 142 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)
  • Mic inputs XLR active-balanced; 4k input
  • Line inputs XLR active-balanced; 4k input
  • Aux/Mic in 3.5 mm TRS, 2-channel unbalanced; 100k input
  • USB Audio 2 channels
  • All inputs fully RF-filtered and overload protected.
  • Mic input gain: +6 dB to +76 dB
  • Line input gain: -20 dB to +30 dB
  • Fader: -inf to +20 dB
  • Headphone gain: -inf to +20 dB
  • Total gain, Mic-to-recording (max): +96 dB
  • Aux In (Mic): Gain = +10 dB to +40 dB
  • Aux In (Line): Gain = -10 dB to +20 dB
  • Total Aux Gain including Fader (Mic-to-recording): +60 dB
  • Maximum Input Level Mic XLR: +14 dBu (limiters on or off)
  • Maximum Input Level Line XLR/¼-inch: +28 dBu (limiters on or off)
  • Maximum Input Level Aux In (Mic): -10 dBu
  • Maximum Input Level Aux In (Line): +10 dBu
  • Low Cut Filters 40 Hz to 160 Hz (adjustable), 18 dB/oct. First stage analog, subsequent stages digital.
  • Microphone Powering Mic XLRs: 48 V via 6.8k resistors, 10 mA each
  • Microphone Powering Mic 3.5 mm: 3 V @ 3k source
  • Limiter at all gain stages, range > 40dB. First stage analog, subsequent stages digital. Adjustable Threshold, Ratio, and Release.

AUDIO OUTPUTS

  • DAC feeding Stereo Out, Headphone Out 32 bit precision; 115 dB dynamic range (A-weighted)
  • L/R Out 3.5 mm TRS stereo unbalanced, 500 ohm output impedance, +7.8 dBu max output level
  • Headphones Out 3.5 mm TRS stereo unbalanced, 300 mW + 300 mW, for use with any impedance headphones

USB

  • USB Audio Interface (USB-C): 5-in/2-out (from computer); 44.1 kHz/48 kHz/96 kHz; 16/24-bit; Class-compliant USB 2.0 high speed driver
  • USB Mass Storage (USB-C): USB 2.0 high speed
  • USB Keyboard (USB-A): Text entry and control
  • USB Thumbdrive (USB-A): Manual or auto-copy to drive
  • USB Midi Control Surface (USB-A)

RECORDING

  • Maximum Record Tracks 5 Stereo mix + 3 ISOs
  • Sampling Frequency 44.1, 47.952, 48, 48.048, 96, 192 kHz
  • Bit Depth 16, 24, 32 Float
  • Recording Storage Type: SD, SDXC, SDHC Card, & USB thumbdrive (copy only)
  • Recording Storage Max Storage Size: 512 GB (SDXC)
  • Recording Storage Card format: exFAT
  • Recording File Type Polyphonic WAV

TIMECODE

  • Timecode Modes Free Run, Time of Day (file stamped w/current ToD, Rec Run, Ext LTC (file stamped w/incoming LTC on 3.5mm Aux In), Camera TC (file stamped w/incoming TC from cameras that output TC)
  • Timecode Frame Rates Auto-detects (fps): 23.98 (same as 23.976), 24, 25, 29.97DF, 29.97ND, 30, 30DF
  • 3.5 mm Aux In Timecode Input 20k ohm impedance, 0.3 V – 3.0 V p-p (–17 dBu – +3 dBu)
  • 3.5 mm Stereo Out | Timecode Output 1k ohm impedance, 3.0V p-p (+12 dBu)
  • HDMI TC Reader via HDMI

REMOTE CONTROL

  • Bluetooth LE: Wireless control using Wingman app
  • HDMI (micro): 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

  • 320×256; 1.6-inch, color, sunlight-viewable IPS LCD

POWER

  • AA Batteries: 4x AA sled (included); 8x AA sled (optional accessory). NiMH recommended
  • L-Mount: Optional sled for 2x (hot-swappable) Li-ion batteries
  • From computer: Bus-powered via USB-C port
  • AC Adapter: MX-PSU (included) Power supply wall adapter w/ USB-C connector; 15 W; has 4 adapter plugs for US, UK, AU & Europe

ENVIRONMENTAL

  • Operating: -20°C to 60°C, 0 to 90% relative humidity; (non-condensing)
  • Storage: -40°C to 85°C

DIMENSIONS

  • 36 mm x 144 mm x 110 mm (H x W x D); 1.40” x 5.68” x 4.35”

WEIGHT

  • 0.48 kg; 16.8 oz. (unpackaged, without batteries)
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