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Sound Devices: Ground-breaking 688 and SL-6 @IBC2015!


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sd-logo-865px-rgb will feature the impressive  688 12-track portable mixer/recorder with the new SL-6 powering and wireless system at IBC2015! The pairing of these two products will certainly streamline and will give the operator the ability to control and monitor an entire audio system from one wireless location!

The 688 (the newest member of the hard hitting 6-Series design family) incorporates a multi-channel mixer, recorder, and auto-mixing via MixAssist™ technology. MixAssist is a powerful digital processing engine that allows the 688 to deliver 12-channel auto-mixing capability. Using the most sophisticated algorithm on the market today, MixAssist ICDT-ToneMesa-21automatically attenuates the level of inactive inputs and maintains consistent background levels regardless of the number of open microphones! Comb filtering and phasing artifacts are also reduced by intelligently attenuating microphones receiving the same audio signal. The 688 offers 16-track, polyphonic or monophonic broadcast WAV and MP3 file recording to SD and CompactFlash® cards. All common sampling rates are supported, including 192 kHz on up to six tracks. The 688 features comprehensive metadata editing, sound report creation, Ambient™ time-code generator and reader, two-second power on and recording with QuickBoot™, and PowerSafe™, a built-in 10-second power reserve to protect against loss of data due to inadvertent power loss.

“We are thrilled to bring the most powerful portable mixer/recorder available in the 688, together with our innovative SL-6 accessory to IBC,” says Matt Anderson, CEO of Sound Devices. “A mixing bag comprised of a 688 with SL-6 plus a SuperSlot-compatible wireless receiver offers audio mixing, recording and wireless receiver control all from the mixer, ultimately simplifying power distribution and interconnection. IBC attendees can stop by our stand during the show to get a glimpse into our next-generation audio recording and mixing capabilities.”

The optional, but highly recommended, SL-6 powering and wireless system accepts up to three dual-channel SL-6-NoRecievers-9979slot-compatible receivers for the 688. The SL-6 offers all powering, audio interconnection and control needed for SuperSlot-compatible receivers. NOTE: SuperSlot is regarded as the industry’s first non-proprietary, open wireless control and interfacing standard. The SL-6 easily attaches directly to the 688’s top panel, and also offers built-in antenna distribution. With its NP1 battery slot, USB charging port, two 12-V isolated outputs and two non-isolated direct battery outputs, the SL-6 is an ideal powering hub for peripheral devices.

If stopping by IBC2015, please be sure to head over to Hall 8, Stand 8.B59 for your own personal demonstration of this groundbreaking entire audio system in one!

About Sound Devices:

Founded in 1998, Sound Devices, LLC designs and manufactures both product portfolios for Sound Devices’ audio products and Video Devices’ video products. Sound Devices offers portable audio mixers, digital audio recorders and related equipment for feature film, episodic television, documentary, news-gathering, live event and acoustical test and measurement applications. Video Devices offers digital video monitors, recorders and related products, which address a range of multiple-source video productions, including fast-paced studio applications, live sports, live events, and mobile production. The Sound Devices, LLC headquarters are located in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, with additional offices in Madison, Wisconsin and Berlin, Germany. For more information, visit the Sound Devices and/or Video Devices websites: www.sounddevices.com and www.videodevices.com.


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Matthew has worked in both the private sector and in higher education for over twenty years. He specializes in the areas of digital media project management, broadcast engineering and media production. Matthew has extensive knowledge in digital post production, digital asset management, digital cinema production, and broadcast facility integration. Mr. Harchick actively researches state of the art broadcast, cutting edge digital cinema and smart audio visual technologies for client implementation and is available for your consultation needs.

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