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Sound Devices aims to declutter audio kit with 688 combo

The 688 12-track portable mixer/recorder with new SL-6 powering and wireless system will be showcased at IBC2015

The 688 12-track portable mixer/recorder with new SL-6 powering and wireless system will be showcased at IBC2015.

Sound Devices claimed that by pairing these products together, users can significantly streamline and de-clutter any audio bag, creating the ability to control and monitor an entire audio system in one wireless location.

The 688 is the newest member of the 6-Series family of mixer/recorders and incorporates a multi-channel mixer, recorder, and MixAssist auto-mixing technology.

To simplify interconnection between the 688 and multiple channels of wireless, the new SL-6 powering and wireless system was developed using Sound Devices’ SuperSlot technology.

The company claimed that SuperSlot is the industry’s first non-proprietary, open wireless control and interfacing standard. It said that when combined with SL-6 compatible dual-channel wireless receivers, production sound mixers now have a product option that offers cable-free powering, fully integrated receiver control and monitoring, audio interconnection, and antenna distribution.

Matt Anderson, CEO, Sound Devices, said, “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.”

The 688 is the first 6-Series mixer/recorder to incorporate Sound Devices’ MixAssist technology. First introduced with the Sound Devices’ 788T recorder, MixAssist is a digital processing engine that allows the 688 to deliver 12-channel auto-mixing capability.

MixAssist automatically attenuates the level of inactive inputs and maintains consistent background levels regardless of the number of open microphones. Comb filtering and phasing artefacts are also reduced by intelligently attenuating microphones receiving the same audio signal.

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