Ultra Premium Portable Podcast Recorder and Interface for Mobile or Studio Sessions
The groundbreaking MixPre-3 II is a lightweight, high-resolution audio recorder with integrated USB audio streaming that offers world-class sound quality combined with extreme durability – perfect for podcasters!
Key Podcast Features:
- 3 Ultra High Quality Microphone Inputs/Preamps - some of the best available!
- Can record direct to SD
- Can record direct to computer over USB
- Powerful DSP settings to ensure that your recordings are always recorded at the highest quality
The MixPre-3 II features Sound Devices' three 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.
PORTABILITY that's Versatile, Durable, and High-Performance
New for 2020!
- Bit depth up to 32-bit float for increased dynamic range.
- 32-bit float USB Audio Streaming – the only 32-bit float USB audio interface on the market.
- Record up to 192 kHz.
- Faster, more advanced hardware.
- Internal LTC Timecode Generation and Output.
- Adjustable Limiters.
- Auto-copy to USB Drive.
- Pre-roll buffer increased to 10 seconds.
- 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 anywhere with AA or Sony L-mount batteries.
Powerful USB And Recording
The versatile MixPre-3 II 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 Design
The MixPre-3 II is super-compact, so much so that it can fit in your pocket – perfect for jobs on the run. It features a responsive capacitive touch screen and a bright, IPS technology, sunlight-readable color LCD for the ultimate in convenient navigation.
The MixPre-3 II bridges the gap between sound engineers, musicians and YouTubers with user-friendly navigation featuring Basic and Advanced modes. Basic mode takes the guesswork out of audio recording and is intended for stereo recording applications, such as interviews, video blogs, music or podcasts.
The Advanced mode offers multi-channel recording and advanced settings - metering, routing, timecode, mic pre gain, stereo and Mid/Side channel linking, channel phase invert, delay, headphone presets and includes integrated Bluetooth Smart for easy connection, control and metering via iOS and Android mobile devices.
Advanced Mixing Capabilities
The MixPre-3 II is a full-featured mixer with gain control knobs for fast and accurate mixing, as well as pan, soloing and ring LED metering per each channel.
A Videographer’s Dream
The MixPre-3 II has a retractable ¼-20 mounting capacity for pairing for a wide variety of cameras and solid, low-profile tripod/camera mounting. The male and female ¼-20 threads are captive, they cannot be lost and are always available.
Capable cameras can feed Timecode to the device over the MixPre’s micro HDMI input, to synchronize sound and video, or fed into the MixPre’s 3.5mm input from an external TC generator. The MixPre-3 II’s micro HDMI input can receive "record triggers" to start and stop the MixPre’s recording via the camera’s record button.
For the ultimate in portability and convenience, the MixPre-3 II has multiple powering options. It can be powered from AA batteries in a convenient detachable sled of either four or eight cells. Also available is a sled that offers powering from up to two hot-swappable Sony L-Mount Li-Ion batteries. The Li-lon batteries offer the ultimate in battery life.
Additionally, the entire recorder can also be powered from a laptop’s USB-C or USB-A connectors offering convenient connection and powering with just one cable. For applications where AC is available, Sound Devices offers an optional AC adapter as well.