The MixPre-10M combines hardware recording with the essence of computer-based music production software into a lightweight, portable multitrack recorder and USB audio interface.
Musician's Portable Studio
The MixPre-10M's musician-focused features simplify typical computer-based music creation allowing you to create great songs rather than getting hung up in the technology. The MixPre allows you to simultaneously record, playback, mix, monitor, layer, and overdub up to 12 tracks, and if you need more, the bounce feature helps free up tracks.
The MixPre-10M features a built-in metronome to help keep your performance in time, while premium-quality, silky-smooth reverb and vocal air effects add depth to your recordings, and can also inspire a great performance. The vocal air effect is an easily dialed-in combination of EQ and compression that results in a breathy intimacy to vocals, popular today with singer/songwriters.
When you record music you will also appreciate the convenience of features such as punch in and out, and ability to locate to cue points.
Exceptional Audio Quality
The MixPre-10M features eight, high-performance, ultra-low-noise Sound Devices' Kashmir microphone preamps. These handcrafted preamps feature discrete, Class-A front-ends with analog limiters offering the highest quality, distortion-free audio recordings that far surpass those of other recorders using simple off-the-shelf, IC-based mic preamps. Even the finest details of your recordings will be captured, revealing the feel and emotion in your performance. Combined with our super low-noise preamps, you are free to focus on your performance rather than your levels.
Turn your amps up to 11 as these preamps are virtually unclippable!
Live Performance Companion
Not only is the MixPre-10M great for creating songs, it's also an aide for live performances. Whether being used as a mixer to feed a PA for smaller ensemble performances, or for playing back pre-prepared multi-channel backing tracks for your solo performances, the MixPre-10M is perfect for live gigging.
Musician-Inspired User Experience
The MixPre-10M's musician-friendly, touch-screen interface and transport joystick enables you to quickly get those vocal melodies, instrumental hooks, and rhythms down. After you've completed laying and overdubbing tracks, get that final mix in the bag using the dedicated, front panel knobs to control mix levels, pans, solos, mutes, reverb, air, and more.
The MixPre-10M lets you save multiple copies of your songs; Record to a SD card, while automatically copying to a USB thumbdrive to safeguard your recording or hand off to a band member. At any time, share your multitrack song with other musicians, so that they can collaborate using their MixPre-10M or favorite DAW. Export the mix to SD card, USB thumbdrive, or computer as a stereo WAV or AAC file - ideal for emailing or uploading to SoundCloud or other music sharing service.
Versatile I/O Routing
The MixPre-10M offers:
Eight balanced XLR/TRS combo Mic/Line level inputs (each with 96dB of gain, 48v phantom power, low cut filters and limiters)A 3.5mm Aux/Mic inputA USB-C input for four channels from a MAC or PC
You can route any of these physical inputs to any channel knob, eliminating the need to re-plug inputs when you want to record an input to a different track. Metronome can also be selected as an input, so you can record its click to a discrete track.
The MixPre-10M's two balanced outputs, two unbalanced outputs and stereo headphone output can be individually configured, providing a wealth of options for monitoring.
Multi-channel USB Audio Interface
As adept in the studio as on the road, the versatile MixPre-10M operates as a 12-in/4-out USB audio interface with quality that rivals a stand alone converter paired with boutique preamps.
The MixPre-10M features the unique ability to simultaneously record to an SD card while streaming audio via USB, ideal for recording computer-based software instruments, or backing up your takes while you're tracking to a computer.
Like all Sound Devices products, the MixPre-10M is extremely durable. Constructed with a die-cast aluminum chassis, it is both lightweight and incredibly robust. Its ultra-compact size makes it the perfect musician companion - on the road or in the studio.
When on tour or at a gig, you need a recorder that's portable and convenient to power, which is why the MixPre-10M has multiple powering options:
Locking 4-pin power connection to AC or external batteryAA battery sled (holds eight; Lithium or NiMH recommended)L-Mount sled (holds two hot-swappable Li-Ion batteries)
Metering and Monitoring
The MixPre-10M incorporates a 8 input/12-track mixer that offers easy-to-read ring LEDs and LCD metering with limiter activity for multitrack and mix metering.
The MixPre also includes a powerful and clean custom-designed headphone amplifier enabling you to hear your recordings in their full glory, and efficiently monitor with a wide range of headphone impedances.
Custom-engineered Kashmir microphone preamps32-bit converters8 XLR/TRS combo inputs accommodate a wide range of mics and instrumentsFull-featured mixer with ergonomic gain controls, pan and soloing, and easy-to-see ring LED meteringRecord directly to an SD card or use the built-in USB audio interfaceRecord up to 12 tracks (10 tracks + L/R Mix)Overdubbing, punch recording, and track bouncingSweeten your tracks with premium-quality effects including vintage reverbs and vocal airBuilt-in metronomeExport files as a stereo WAV, AAC, or as 12 separate WAV filesBasic and Advanced modesPowered via batteries, USB bus, or AC
10Hz to 40kHz +/- 0.5dB re 1kHz @ 96kHz sample rate
THD + Noise
0.005% max (@1kHz, 22-22kHz BW, gain=20dB, -10dBu in)
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)
Mic: XLR active-balanced; 4k input ZLine: XLR active-balanced; 4k input ZAux/Mic in: 3.5mm TRS, 2-channel unbalanced; 100k input ZLine: ¼-inch TRS active-balanced; 4k input ZUSB Audio: 4 channelsAll inputs fully RF-filtered and overload protected.
Mic input: +6dB to +76dBLine input: -20dB to +30dBFader: -inf to +20dBHeadphone: -inf to +20dBTotal, Mic-to-recording (max): +96dBAux In (Mic): Gain = +10dB to +40dBAux In (Line): Gain = -10dB to +20dBTotal Aux Gain including Fader (Mic-to-recording): +60dB
Maximum Input Level
Mic XLR: +14dBu (limiters on or off)Line XLR/¼-inch: +28dBu (limiters on or off)Aux In (Mic): -10dBuAux In (Line): +10dBuLow Cut Filters40Hz to 160Hz (adjustable), 18 dB/oct. First stage analog, subsequent stages digital.Microphone PoweringMic XLRs: 48V via 6.8k resistors, 10mA eachMic 3.5mm: 3V @ 3k source Z
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)
TA3 2-channel balanced, 1.1K max output impedance, +10.8dBu max output level
3.5mm TRS stereo unbalanced, 500 ohm output impedance, +7.8dBu max output level
3.5mm TRS stereo unbalanced, for use with any impedance headphones
Audio Interface (USB-C): 12-in/4-out; 44.1 to 96 kHz; 16/24-bit; Class-compliant USB 2.0 high speed or ASIO driver (supplied via download)Mass Storage (USB-C): USB 2.0 high speedKeyboard (USB-A): Text entry and controlThumbdrive (USB-A): Manual or auto-copy to drive
Maximum Record Tracks
44.1 kHz48 kHz96 kHz
Type: SD, SDXC, SDHC Card, & USB thumbdrive (copy only)Max Storage Size: 512 GB (SDXC)Card format: FAT32 (32GB or less) or exFAT (>32GB)
Monophonic WAVAAC (render)Stereo WAV (render)
Reverb Types: Plate, Room, HallVocal Air (0-100%)
320x256; 1.6-inch, color, sunlight-viewable IPS LCD
AA Batteries: 8x AA sled (included). NiMH recommendedL-Mount: Optional sled for 2x (hot-swappable) Li-ion batteriesAC Adapter: XL-WPH3 (included): Universal, 45 W in-line AC-to-DC power supply Hirose 4-pin DC plug, with detachable IEC power cord. 100-240, 50/60Hz
Operating: -20°C to 60°C, 0 to 90% relative humidity; (non-condensing)Storage: -40°C to 85°C
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions: 36 mm x 206 mm x 175 mm (H x W x D); 1.375" x 8.125" x 6.875"Weight: .91 kg; 32.1 oz. (unpackaged, without batteries)
All specifications at 48kHz sample rate unless otherwise noted.