Sound Devices MixPre-3 II
Sound Devices MixPre-3 II

Sound Devices MixPre-3 Multi-Track Recorder

SKU: SD-MP-3

£643.00 inc VAT (£535.83 exc VAT)inc VAT

  • 3 input, 5-track audio recorder w/mixing and USB audio interface
  • 3 XLR Inputs, 1 x 3.5mm Aux/Line Input
  • 4x AA or 8x AA, L-mount, USB-C powering
  • Receives Timecode through Aux input

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Brand: GTIN: 854454006237

Sound Devices MixPre 3 Multi-Track Recorder

The groundbreaking new Sound Devices MixPre-3 Multi-Track Recorder 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.


For tech notes. Click HERE


Sublime Audio Quality

The Sound Devices MixPre-3 Multi-Track Recorder 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

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.

Intuitive Operation
The MixPre-3 bridges the gap between sound engineers, musicians and YouTubers with user-friendly navigation featuring Basic and Advanced modes. Designed to allow a user to start recording right out of the box, 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 more experienced audio users access to multi-channel recording and advanced settings such as metering, routing, timecode, mic pre gain, stereo and Mid/Side channel linking, headphone presets and more.

What’s more, the MixPre includes integrated Bluetooth Smart technology for easy connection, control and metering via iOS and Android mobile devices.

 

See a list of Supported Cameras and download presets.

Flexible Powering Options
For the ultimate in portability and convenience, the MixPre-3 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.

For information on other various powering options, see MixPre Series’ Powering Options.

For information on maximizing your battery runtime with the MixPre-3, see Maximizing Battery Runtimes on MixPre3 & MixPre-6.

DELIVERY INFORMATION

All orders are delivered via next day tracked carrier. When placing an order please provide a suitable e-mail address and mobile number.

On despatch you will receive a notification from our carriers DPD along with updates right up to the point of delivery.

On the day of delivery you will get an accurate 1 hour time window for the items arrival.

You’ll even be able to contact your driver and track his progress!

Track your parcel here: DPD Tracking


Delivery Rates

We deliver Worldwide!

*Please note, FREE SHIPPING applies to Mainland UK addresses only.


Can’t see your country in the list below? Don’t worry, let us know and we’ll add it!

Country Delivery Cost Ex vat
UK Mainland (orders under £400 ex vat)  £6.66 – Next Day Courier
UK Mainland £2.46 – Royal Mail 2-3 Days
UK Mainland Saturday Shipping £13
Austria £20
Belgium £15
Bosnia £65
Bulgaria £35
Croatia £30
Czech Republic £25
Denmark £20
Estonia £30
Finland £30
France £15
Germany £15
Greece £35
Hungary £30
Iceland £65
Italy £25
Jersey £25
Latvia £35
Lithuania £35
Luxembourg £15
Netherlands £15
Norway £65
Poland £30
Portugal £30
Republic of Ireland £25
Romania £35
Serbia £65
Slovakia £25
Slovenia £25
Spain £25
Sweden £65
Switzerland £50

Returns Policy:

Not happy with your purchase?
Don’t worry, you can return goods ordered from us at any time within 14 working days of receipt for a full refund or for an exchange for a different product. Before returning any items, notify us so we know what to expect.
All we ask is that you return the items to us in the same condition that we supplied them to you. Please package the items up securely and safely so that they are not damaged during transit. Uuse the original delivery packaging where possible.

We strongly recommend using a recorded or tracked delivery service. Please send the return items to:
Returns, Raycom Ltd, Unit 8 Abbey Court Lane, Abbey Lane, Evesham, WR11 4BY

Returns Terms & Conditions:

Returns of an order for a refund or an exchange:

  • Cost of return – The costs of returning goods to Raycom shall be borne by you, the customer, in all circumstances without exception, unless otherwise agreed upon with Raycom.
  • Loss & damage – Return items must be packed suitably and insured against the event of loss in transit. Raycom Ltd will not be responsible for lost or damaged returned goods. Lost or damaged goods may effect the level of refund on equipment.
  • Delivery costs – The original postage and packaging costs will not be refunded under any circumstances unless agreed with Raycom Ltd
  • Upon receipt of the goods, to Raycom Ltd, and with prior arrangement, we will give you a full refund of the amount paid or an exchange credit as required and agreed

The right to return goods to us will not apply in the following circumstances:

  • in the event that the product has been used, in any way, shape or form, other than limited useage when the goods are unpacked
  • in the case of software, audio or visual products, where the packaging has been unsealed, broken or is incomplete
  • to any products that we have made on special order and or customised specifically for you

The provisions of this clause do not affect your statutory rights. For more information, please see our Terms & Conditions, or should you have a question regarding this policy, please do get in touch.

Cancelling an order:

In accordance with the distance selling regulations, any order with us can be cancelled before we have dispatched your items. In this instance we will refund you in full using the chosen payment method. Terms for our cancellation and returns policy.

If you wish to cancel your order:

  • Notify us by email sales@raycom.co.uk before we have dispatched the goods to you, or
  • where goods have already been dispatched to you, by returning goods to us in accordance with our returns policy

Supported Cameras –
See a list of Supported Cameras and download presets.
Sound Devices compiled a list of cameras that have been tested in-house and have been determined to support timecode and/or record triggers with a MixPre-3 or MixPre-6. We will update this list as other cameras are tested successfully in-house.

Powering options –
For information on other various powering options, see MixPre Series’ Powering Options.

Maximising battery runtimes –
For information on maximizing your battery runtime with the MixPre-3, see Maximizing Battery Runtimes on MixPre3 & MixPre-6.

For tech notes – See HERE

Frequency Response
10Hz to 80kHz +/- 0.5dB re 1kHz @ 192kHz sample rate
THD + Noise
0.005% max (@1kHz, 22-22kHz BW, gain=20dB, -10dBu in)
ADC
32 bit precision; 120dB dynamic range min (A-weighted, gain=10dB, fader=0dB)
Equivalent Input Noise
-130dBV (-128dBu) max (A-weighting, gain=76dB, 150 ohm source impedance)
Inputs
  • Mic: XLR active-balanced; 4k input Z
  • Line: XLR active-balanced; 4k input Z
  • Aux/Mic in: 3.5mm TRS, 2-channel unbalanced; 100k input Z
  • Line: ¼-inch TRS active-balanced; 4k input Z
  • USB Audio: 4 channels
  • All inputs fully RF-filtered and overload protected.
Gain
  • Mic input: +6dB to +76dB
  • Line input: -20dB to +30dB
  • Fader: -inf to +20dB
  • Headphone: -inf to +20dB
  • Total, Mic-to-recording (max): +96dB
  • Aux In (Mic): Gain = +10dB to +40dB
  • Aux In (Line): Gain = -10dB to +20dB
  • Total Aux Gain including Fader (Mic-to-recording): +60dB
Maximum Input Level
  • Mic XLR: +14dBu (limiters on or off)
  • Line XLR: +28dBu (limiters on or off)
  • Aux In (Mic): -10dBu
  • Aux In (Line): +10dBu
Low Cut Filters
40Hz to 160Hz (adjustable), 18 dB/oct. First stage analog, subsequent stages digital.
Microphone Powering
  • Mic XLRs: 48V via 6.8k resistors, 10mA each
  • Mic 3.5mm: 3V @ 3k source Z
Limiters
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)
Stereo Out
3.5mm TRS stereo unbalanced, 500 ohm output Z, +7.8dBu max output level
Headphones Out
3.5mm TRS stereo unbalanced, for use with any impedance headphones
USB
  • Audio Interface (USB-C): 8-in/4-out; 44.1 to 96 kHz; 16/24-bit; Class-compliant USB 2.0 high speed or ASIO (supplied)
  • Mass Storage (USB-C): USB 2.0 high speed
  • Keyboard (USB-A): Text entry and control
Maximum Record Tracks
8 Tracks: Stereo mix + 6 ISOs
Sampling Frequency
  • 44.1 kHz
  • 48 kHz
  • 96 kHz
  • 192 kHz
Bit Depth
16, 24
Recording Storage
  • Type: SD, SDXC, SDHC Card
  • Max Storage Size: 512 GB (SDXC)
  • Card format: FAT32 (32GB or less) or exFAT (>32GB)
File Type
WAV (Broadcast Wave File Format) with embedded timecode stamp and metadata
Timecode Modes
  • Time of Day (file stamped w/current ToD)
  • LTC Input (file stamped w/incoming LTC on Aux 3.5mm)
Timecode Frame Rates:
  • Auto-detects (fps): 23.98 (same as 23.976)
  • 24
  • 25
  • 29.97
  • 29.97DF
  • 30
Remote Control
  • Bluetooth Smart: Wireless control using Wingman app
  • CAMERA: Auto-record start/stop trigger from cameras that output record flags
  • 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
  • From computer: Bus-powered via USB-C port; use MX-USBY cable (included), connects one USB-C to two USB-A ports
  • AC Adapter: MX-PSU (not included) Power supply wall adapter w/ USB-C connector; 15W; has 4 adapter plugs for US, UK, AU & Europe
  • L-Mount: Optional sled for 2x (hot-swappable) Sony L-type Li-ion batteries
Environmental
  • Operating: -20°C to 60°C, 0 to 90% relative humidity; (non-condensing)
  • Storage: -40°C to 85°C
Dimensions and Weight
  • Dimensions: 166 mm x 118 mm x 36 mm (H x W x D); 6.53” x 4.65” x 1.40”
  • Weight: .56 kg; 19.9 oz. (unpackaged, without batteries)

 

Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

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