Sound Devices MixPre-6 II
MPN #MixPre-6 II
The MixPre-6 II has a 4 Preamp, 8 Track Multitrack, 32-Bit Float Audio Recorder with USB Audio Interface.
Versatile. Durable. High-Performance.
If you record field audio, sound effects, podcasts, voice-overs, music, audio for film, or are just starting your audio journey, the MixPre-6 II is for you! With four crystal-clear, ultra low-noise Kashmir preamps, you can record multiple actors, multiple podcasters, or audio for film with superior quality - all the way up to a 32-bit float bit rate and a 192 kHz sample rate. This newest generation of Sound Devices' award-winning MixPre Series has been redesigned for increased performance and an astounding 142 dB of dynamic range.
Your MixPre-6 II is highly customizable to your needs. Record internally to a compatible SD card on set or stream your podcast over USB to your computer at home. Power with your computer, wall power, or record in the middle of nowhere with AA or Sony L-mount batteries. Adjust limiters, bit depth, sample rates, gain, pan, low-cut, phase inversion and phantom power to your liking. Trigger your camera with the internal timecode generator, or feed timecode in via HDMI or Aux In. The choice is yours!
Professionals love the flexibility of the MixPre Series. Don't need all those options Basic mode has you covered.
Your MixPre-6 II is 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-6 II can capture audio for any application. Our friendly and knowledgeable support team, based in the USA and Germany, is here for all your questions and comments. Our job is to make your job easier.
Customize With Plugins
Are you a songwriter or musician Buy the Musician Plugin to easily create a song using your MixPre-6 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-6 II is limited to six 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-6 II.
What's New in the MixPre-6 II
- Bit depth up to 32-bit float for increased dynamic range.
- Faster, more advanced hardware.
- Internal LTC Timecode Generation and Output.
- Adjustable Limiters.
- Auto-copy to USB Drive.
Four 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 6 x 2 portable mixer.Record up to 8 tracks to an SD card and backup to a USB thumb drive.8-in, 4-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.Pre-roll buffer increased to 10 seconds.
Mixer: 6 x 2
Analog Inputs: 4 XLR/TRS combo, 3.5 mm Aux In
Analog Ounputs: 3.5mm X1/X2
USB Audio Streaming: 8 in/4 out to Mac &/or Windows w/ ASIO, driver, 2 in/2 out to Windows w/o ASIO driver
ISO track: 8 (6 ISO + LR Mix)
Timecode Input: 3.5 mm Aux In, HDMI
Timecode Output: 3.5 mm Stereo Out
Timecode Sync: Internal
May 27, 2021
Impossible to clip the signal
It is impossible to clip the signal with this recorder (watch the demo on YouTube about this). This makes this recorder an obvious choice for someone recording very quiet sounds that require amplification, or someone who is recording a somewhat unpredictable or loud environment. Read more
The recording levels change the final quality of the sound, it just offers more versatility and dependability.
March 13, 2021
Petit appareil impressionnant!
C'est un incroyable enregistreur audio avec 4 excellents preamps de qualité, versatile, facile à utiliser et le tout dans un format compact et solidement construit.
December 21, 2020
I realy like this sound recorder. Very accurate for what I do
This is a very good product if you dont' have the budget for highest product such as Sound Devices 888. But this product is perfect for what I do. High quality pre-amps and sturdy built.
November 24, 2019
Good things come in small packages
I am a user and fan of Sound Devices, the products and the company. Love the sound of their older, transformer front end preamps and heard so many positive reviews on the Kashmir series I was quite sure that a MixPre6ii would be perfect for a light, high quality device for remote field recording.
I had a couple of questions, so I contacted SD tech support with a couple of questions. Read more
They responded within 15 minutes! and offered a friendly and concise answer.
My local (Nova Scotia) dealer didn't have stock. Studio Economik was excellent in supplying product to me in the past, so I made a call to their store to check stock and then log in to their website and complete my order. Processed and shipped quickly!
Did a few test runs at home and then felt confident that the new recorder and accessories would work well in the field. As I write this review I am on Canada's west coast recording nature sounds and city/rural ambience. Easy to carry, easy to use and sounds great!
A great experience all round! Thank you Sound Devices and Studio Economik!
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