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
The MixPre-3 features Sound Devices’ new Kashmir™ microphone 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. Listen to MixPre Series Audio Samples.
Powerful USB and Recording
The versatile MixPre-3 makes an excellent USB audio interface, offering the unique ability to record audio to an SD card while simultaneously streaming multiple channels of audio via USB. Handy for interviews, podcasts, or simply as a backup recorder to your computer, the MixPre can be used for Skype or Facetime interviews, and to record audio for podcasts or video blogs.
Pocket-Size, Unintimidating Design
The small stature and design of the MixPre-3 will fit any production environment. It features a responsive capacitive touch screen for incredibly simple and intuitive operation, and a bright, IPS technology, sunlight-readable color LCD for the ultimate in convenient navigation.
Like all Sound Devices products, the MixPre-3 is extremely durable. Constructed with a die-cast aluminum chassis, it is both lightweight and incredibly robust. The MixPre-3 is super-compact, so much so that it can fit in your pocket – perfect for jobs on the run.
- 3 custom-engineered Kashmir microphone preamps and 32-bit converters deliver pro-grade audio
- Full-featured mixer with ergonomic gain controls, pan and soloing, and easy-to-see ring LED metering
- Record directly to an SD card or use the built-in USB audio interface to stream multiple channels of audio to your computer
- Basic and Advanced modes for intuitive operation
- Retractable 1/4-20 mounting capacity for pairing with your camera
- Accepts time code from your camera for perfect audio/video synchronization
- Trigger recording from your camera via HDMI
- Powered via batteries, USB bus, or AC
- Wireless control via your iOS device and Wingman app
10Hz to 40kHz +/- 0.5dB re 1kHz @ 96kHz sample rate
|THD + Noise||
0.005% max (@1kHz, 22-22kHz BW, gain=20dB, -10dBu in)
|Equivalent Input Noise||
-130dBV (-128dBu) max (A-weighting, gain=76dB, 150 ohm source impedance)
|Inputs - Other||
Mic: XLR active-balanced; 4k input Z
Mic input: +6dB to +76dB
|Maximum Input Level||
Mic XLR: +14dBu (limiters on or off)
|Low Cut Filters||
40Hz to 160Hz (adjustable), 18 dB/oct. First stage analog, subsequent stages digital.
Mic XLRs: 48V via 6.8k resistors, 10mA each
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)
3.5mm TRS stereo unbalanced, 500 ohm output Z, +7.8dBu max output level
3.5mm TRS stereo unbalanced, for use with any impedance headphones
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)
|Maximum Record Tracks||
5 Tracks: Stereo mix + 3 ISOs
Type: SD, SDXC, SDHC Card
WAV (Broadcast Wave File Format) with embedded timecode stamp and metadata
Time of Day (file stamped w/current ToD)
|Timecode Frame Rates:||
Auto-detects (fps): 23.98 (same as 23.976)
Bluetooth Smart: Wireless control using Wingman app
320×240; 1.6-inch, color, sunlight-viewable IPS LCD
AA Batteries: 4x AA sled (included); 8x AA sled (optional accessory). NiMH recommended
Operating: -20°C to 60°C, 0 to 90% relative humidity; (non-condensing)
|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”