20 Questions with the Sound Devices 633

November 27, 2013 at 8:48 am


Since the release of the Sound Devices 633, we’ve noticed a number of questions that customers are consistently asking. I’ve addressed the top 20 FAQs below. If you have any further questions, please contact a member of our sales staff or e-mail me directly.

Introducing the Sound Devices 633

November 19, 2013 at 9:17 am

Trew Audio is proud to present a detailed look at the 633, Sound Devices’ latest field production mixer. Join Jesse Santoyo and Chris Frasco as they dive deep into this exciting new product, covering everything from its basic layout to some intricacies of the menu system. The Sound Devices 633 is currently in stock at all Trew Audio locations and available for online order.

Big News – Live Streaming Event This Tuesday!

November 16, 2013 at 9:37 am

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We have a big event coming up this Tuesday, and you don’t want to miss it! Tune in here at 11:00 AM CST (9:00 PST) for the big surprise.

Sound Devices 664 Firmware Update

November 11, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Sound Devices 664 Firmware Update

Sound Devices has released a firmware update (v2.00) for their flagship field production mixer, the 664. Version 2.00 opens up the mixer’s connections to accommodate 6 additional inputs by reappropriating the TA3 direct output jacks.

Tascam DR-60D: Problem Solved

October 8, 2013 at 5:36 pm


As mentioned a couple of months ago in an August 21 article posted in Trew Audio Flow (see the article here), we discovered a problem having to do with noise being induced into the Canon 5D-MkII camera when – and only when – attached to the DR-60D. The amount of testing that could be done was limited by Tascam not being able to deliver more DR-60Ds at the time (they were between production runs). However, other customers responded to the report, saying they had the same problem with their DR-60D and 5D-MkII setup. So it may well be a consistent problem with earlier DR-60D recorders.

Trew Audio and Zaxcom Team Up with USC

October 8, 2013 at 11:03 am


Trew Audio and Zaxcom team up to provide the next generation of audio technology to the next generation of film students at USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Product Focus: Zoom H6 – The Swiss Army Knife of Recorders

August 28, 2013 at 9:28 am


Zoom hand held recorders have found their way into many sound professionals’ bags. Indeed, the H4 pushed the envelope of portable low-cost recording with a device that provide substantial sound quality, sophisticated features in an affordable package.

TASCAM DR-60D Mixer/Recorder Problems

August 21, 2013 at 6:39 pm

TASCAM DR-60D may eventually turn out to be a good product for double system DLSR production, but there are some concerns.

A Trew Audio customer brought his Tascam DR-60D to our Los Angeles store hoping we could figure out why his recordings had a serious noise issues. He also brought in the two Canon 5D Mark II cameras he was using with the DR-60D.

Are You Ready to Go Back to Work?

July 15, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Back to Work

Summertime, and the living is easy… but as always, that’s about to change. For many in the world of Television production sound, late spring/early summer is a much needed time of rest (called “hiatus,” in the industry, usually a couple of months) that comes between the wrap of the prior season and the beginning of the next. The 16-hour days, week after week, take their toll on us, but it is also brutal on our equipment. In addition, trends change, equipment advances, and we should always be refining the way we work. But whether you work on television series, feature films, reality TV, commercials, news, or whatever, my advice is the same: after some much needed rest, when cabin fever sets in, remember that continued success depends on being prepared. Here are some ideas to help you get ready for the next run.

WiFi Timecode – The Time Has Come Today

June 27, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Denecke Timecode Buddy Prototype

In the late 1960’s, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) adopted longitudinal timecode (LTC) as a method of making video and audio match. Timecode is the industry standard frame numbering system that assigns a specific number to each frame of video in the format of hours, minutes, seconds, and frames, while recording the same number on a corresponding audio track. And though there is a profusion of different frame rates, not that much has changed – both sound and picture people need a highly accurate clock to generate a starting point for all parties to reference. But what has changed is the way in which we manage timecode.