Sound Devices MixPre-3M Mixer/Recorder

$549.00 USD

This 2-in-1 device gives musicians a studio-grade multitrack recorder and high-performance USB audio interface to help singers, songwriters, and band members capture each moment of inspiration.


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Sound Devices MixPre-3M

  • Portable multitrack recorder/mixer and all­-in-­one 5-­in 2-­out USB interface, with three Kashmir microphone inputs.
  • 24-bit with sampling rates from 44.1 kHz to 96 kHz.
  • Perfect for singer-songwriters, solo musicians, music teachers, and anyone needing to record music anytime, anywhere.
  • With onboard effects and features such as reverb, vocal air, low cut, metronome, overdub and bouncing, you can work on music wherever you go. Import audio into the MixPre and mix in-unit or in your DAW.
  • Rugged enough to thrive on the road, small enough to stash in your gig bag.
  • Three ultra-low-noise Kashmir microphone preamps with analog limiters capture high quality audio in the studio, at home, or on-stage, with or without a computer.
  • Powerful 300 mW + 300 mW headphone amp allows you to easily hear over loud instruments.
  • Record to an SD card or directly to the DAW on your computer via USB-C.
  • Integrate with MIDI Control Surfaces for greater control and flexibility.
  • Save session presets to start recording seconds after power up.
  • Includes MX-4AA Battery Sled (batteries not included) and MX-PSU AC Wall Adapter.

The MixPre M-Series puts the fun back into music recording! This 2-in-1 device gives musicians a studio-grade multitrack recorder and high-performance USB audio interface to help singers, songwriters, and band members capture each moment of inspiration. Combining the ease of dedicated hardware recording with the essence of computer-based music production software, the MixPre M-Series is setting a new standard for what’s possible from an audio recorder–igniting musical creativity anywhere and anytime.

Key Features:

  • Overdub
  • Punch In/Out
  • Bouncing
  • Effects: Reverb & Vocal Air
  • Import &- Export
  • Digital Patchbay
  • Metronome
  • Kashmir Mic Preamps
  • Flexible Powering
  • Intuitive Touchscreen
  • Ultra Compact & Robust

What’s in the Box

  • MixPre-3M Recorder/USB Audio Interface
  • Battery sled for 4 AA batteries (batteries not included)
  • MX-PSU power supply
  • Anti-rotation pin
  • Allen wrench


Frequency Response 10Hz to 40kHz +/- 0.5dB re 1kHz @ 96kHz sample rate
THD + Noise 0.005% max (@1kHz, 22-22kHz BW, gain=20dB, -10dBu in)
ADC 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 Z
Line: XLR active-balanced; 4k input Z
Aux/Mic in: 3.5mm TRS, 2-channel unbalanced; 100k input Z
USB Audio: 2 channels
All inputs fully RF-filtered and overload protected.
Gain Mic input: +6dB to +76dB
Line input: -20dB to +30dB
Fader: -inf to +20dB
Headphone: -inf to +20dB
Total, Mic-to-recording (max): +96dB
Aux In (Mic): Gain = +10dB to +40dB
Aux In (Line): Gain = -10dB to +20dB
Total Aux Gain including Fader (Mic-to-recording): +60dB
Maximum Input Level
Mic XLR: +14dBu (limiters on or off)
Line XLR: +28dBu (limiters on or off)
Aux In (Mic): -10dBu
Aux In (Line): +10dBu
Low Cut Filters
40Hz to 160Hz (adjustable), 18 dB/oct. First stage analog, subsequent stages digital.
Microphone Powering
Mic XLRs: 48V via 6.8k resistors, 10mA each
Mic 3.5mm: 3V @ 3k source Z
Limiters 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)
Stereo Out 3.5mm TRS stereo unbalanced, 500 ohm output Z, +7.8dBu max output level
Headphones Out
3.5mm TRS stereo unbalanced, for use with any impedance headphones
USB Audio Interface (USB-C): 5-in/2-out; 44.1 to 96 kHz; 16/24-bit; Class-compliant USB 2.0 high speed or ASIO® (supplied)
Mass Storage (USB-C): USB 2.0 high speed
Keyboard (USB-A): Text entry and control
Maximum Record Tracks
12 Tracks
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz
48 kHz
96 kHz
Bit Depth
Recording Storage
Type: SD, SDXC, SDHC Card
Max Storage Size: 512 GB (SDXC)
Card format: FAT32 (32GB or less) or exFAT (>32GB)
File Type Monophonic WAV
AAC (render)
Stereo WAV (render
Effects  Reverb Types: Plate, Room, Hall (48 kHz max sampling rate)
Vocal Air (0-100%)
Touch Screen
320×256; 1.6-inch, color, sunlight-viewable IPS LCD
Power AA Batteries: 4x AA sled (included); 8x AA sled (optional accessory). NiMH recommended
From computer: Bus-powered via USB-C port; use MX-USBY cable (optional accessory), connects one USB-C to two USB-A ports
AC Adapter: MX-PSU (included) Power supply wall adapter w/ USB-C connector; 15W; has 4 adapter plugs for US, UK, AU & Europe
L-Mount: Optional sled for 2x (hot-swappable) Sony L-type Li-ion batteries
Environmental 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 144 mm x 110 mm (H x W x D); 1.40” x 5.68” x 4.35”
Weight: .48 kg; 16.8 oz. (unpackaged, without batteries)

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