REEDSBURG, WI — Sound Devices (www.sounddevices.com) is showcasing its latest 688 12-input, 16-track portable mixer/recorder that’s joined by a pair of new accessories — the optional SL-6 powering and wireless system, and the CL-12 linear fader controller. When deployed in the field, the 688, along with the SL-6 and CL-12, bring versatility to the sound mixer’s toolkit. Using the 688 with the SL-6 provides streamlined powering and wireless control, while the CL-12, which integrates with any 6-Series mixer/recorder, enables easy transition to cart-based workflows.
The 688 is the first 6-Series mixer/recorder to incorporate Sound Devices’ MixAssist technology, which uses a sophisticated algorithm to automatically attenuate inactive input levels and maintain consistent background levels, regardless of the number of open mics. The 688 features six high-bandwidth mic/line XLR inputs, each complete with phantom power, high-pass filter, analog input limiter and variable pan, plus six additional line-level TA3 inputs for added flexibility in complex productions.