Sound Devices, makers of the 7-Series recorders and the 664
mixer/recorder, announced a new product to complement their lineup today: the
new 633 Field Production Mixer.
Following the lead of
the 664, the 633 features six inputs with an integrated 10-track recorder that
can record 24-bit at 48 kHz on all ten tracks. Recording inputs include three
XLR mic/line inputs and three TA3 line inputs, and outputting to six output
busses. Also included is an internal Ambient timecode generator, color LCD
screen, and metadata editing via front panel knob or USB keyboard. Recorded
media is stored on CF and/or SD cards. If you’ve used a 664, you’ll be right at
home with a 633.
Quick Look: Sound Devices 633 from Gotham Sound on Vimeo.
But perhaps the most
interesting feature about this new unit is the inclusion of Sound Devices’ PowerSafe
power supply. The 633 has not one, not two, but four possible power
sources: external DC, two L-Type 7.2 V batteries, and internal AA batteries. In
the case of power failure from all of those sources, the PowerSafe
technology kicks in to keep your 633 powered for up to ten seconds, to make
sure the unit closes all files and processes normally or give you time to
connect the 633 to an alternate power source. We’ve all been there when
batteries suddenly die during a take. With up to four possible sources of
power, the possibility that happening to you gets reduced drastically, and even
if you do lose power during a crucial moment, the PowerSafe technology
will keep your files safe and uncorrupted.
The Sound Devices 633 is
only the start of the announcement. The 633 also comes in a convenient kit
form, bundled with:
- Three XL-2F
- Two XL-2
- One XL-LB2
- Two XL-B2
- One 16GB
Compact Flash card, approved by Sound Devices
- One CS-633
bag designed specially for the 633 by PortaBrace.
The 633, 633 Kit, and
CS-633 are all available for purchase immediately from gothamsound.com!