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#1
Brian Maier

Brian Maier
  • LocationOttawa, Canada
So I guess no one has checked Sound Devices website this morning 8)

#2
Zack

Zack
  • LocationCalifornia
I have, and I'm excited http://www.sounddevi...m/products/664/
http://www.soundgeekproductions.com
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3689015/

#3
Nick.Jabour

Nick.Jabour
  • LocationBoston, MA
Sooooo pretty
Nick Jabour
Product Specialist
Talamas Broadcast Equipment
145 California Street
Newton, MA, 02458
Tel: 617-928-0788 | Fax: 617-928-9894
www.talamas.com


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#4
Michael Kennedy

Michael Kennedy
  • LocationToronto, Ontario
Now that's what I'm talkin' about!

#5
johnpaul215

johnpaul215
  • LocationPhiladelphia - PA - USA
Up to 12 inputs with the CL6! Nobody tell VER about this!!! My back won't have it!

johnpaul golaski - Philadelphia PA USA - www.JOHNPAUL215.com
FCC LP Call Sign WQQM443


#6
SirMixesAlot

SirMixesAlot
  • LocationBrooklyn, NY

  • Six high-bandwidth, low noise microphone preamplifiers with phantom, limiters, high-pass, pan, and direct outputs per channel
  • Four output buses, Left, Right and Aux 1, Aux 2; transformer-balanced for freedom from ground loops; multiple output connectors, including dual multi-pin
  • Built-in production recorder, records all inputs and output buses, 10 tracks, 16 tracks with an attached CL-6


Pretty slick

#7
aristotle_kumpis

aristotle_kumpis
  • LocationLos Angeles
Very nice! Can't wait to check it out. The only thing I already don't like is the record button. I have a 552, and this little record button is just too small.

#8
Olle Sjostrom

Olle Sjostrom
  • LocationStockholm, Sweden
Purchase plans thwarted once again.
http://www.tjockishjartafilm.se

#9
James Arnold

James Arnold
This looks AMAZING. Anyone want to buy a Nomad?

#10
Mark LeBlanc

Mark LeBlanc
  • LocationCajun Country
looks pretty sweet!
http://www.sounddevi...m/products/664/

(null)

#11
Jim Feeley

Jim Feeley
From the press release (apparently not yet on the SD site):


Introducing the 664 Field Production Mixer

Sound Devices introduces the 664 Field Production Mixer, the newest addition to Sound Devices mixer line. The flagship 664 builds on the features of the popular 552 Production Mixer and offers expanded input/output connectivity, additional recording capabilities, and full-featured time code. See the 664 on display at IBC, stand 8.D74.
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Key 664 features include:
  • Six high-bandwidth, low noise microphone preamplifiers with phantom, limiters, high-pass, pan, and direct outputs per channel
  • Four output buses, Left, Right and Aux 1, Aux 2; transformer-balanced for freedom from ground loops; multiple output connectors, including dual multi-pins
  • Built-in production recorder, records all inputs and output buses, 10 tracks. With CL-6 Input Expander, records 16 tracks.
  • Broadcast WAV recording to dual memory card slots, CF and SD Record, with different track combinations to each card type
  • Ultra-accurate, Ambient Lockit-based time code generator/reader with auto-recharging of internal TC battery and time code compare tool
  • Sunlight viewable, transflective LCD menu
  • Two AES42/AES3 digital inputs (input connectors 1 and 6) and AES3 output selection, up to eight channels of AES out (XLR, multi-pin)
  • Expanded return monitoring capabilities, with three camera returns and dedicated communication circuit (PL)
  • Built-in slate microphone and external slate microphone input connector

Jim Feeley
Northern California

#12
Rick Reineke

Rick Reineke
  • LocationNYC
SD 664.. Just got E mail from them. I will look at it later.
Refugee from the spam infested RAMPS

#13
Mark LeBlanc

Mark LeBlanc
  • LocationCajun Country
Just hit my email!
http://www.sounddevi...m/products/664/

(null)

#14
Boomboom

Boomboom
  • LocationMontréal, Canada
Yep!
--- Pierre ---
--- Montréal , Canada ---

#15
mradlauer

mradlauer
  • LocationArizona
All I can say is....WOW!
Matt Radlauer - Sound Mixer
www.clearcutaudio.com
623-521-3620

#16
Chris Woodcock

Chris Woodcock
  • LocationN.Ireland
I am a bit underwhelmed tbh
Chris W

#17
Armin Siegwarth

Armin Siegwarth
  • LocationCologne Germany
anybody seen a price tag?

#18
Sean McCormick

Sean McCormick
  • LocationAustin, TX
Awesome.
http://seanthesoundguy.com

#19
Andy P

Andy P
Very well presented . And very nice looking screen..... if it wasn't for the Zaxnet in Nomad I'd jump.

#20
cory

cory
  • LocationNYC
Nice looking. However, what I really want is the Wendt X3R3! (3 channel mixer w/ iso recording)
(though I would settle for a sound devices 3 channel mixer/recorder as well I guess)

Also-- anyone know the expected price for the 664?

#21
mradlauer

mradlauer
  • LocationArizona
This fits my needs perfectly!! I liked the Maxx/Nomad format, but I dont need all the bells and whistles and the problems that go along with it. Not to say that this wont have its bugs, but for me less is more!

Having this mixer effectively eliminates 3-4 pieces of equipment in my bag. It has fewer points of failure but still has all of the features needed to compete with the Zax product...And that CL6 add on is quite cool as well! Don't see ever needing it, but its cool to have.

I'm a very happy SD user, their CS has been great to me, so I'm excited to see a product that is inovative and straight to the point.
Matt Radlauer - Sound Mixer
www.clearcutaudio.com
623-521-3620

#22
Zack

Zack
  • LocationCalifornia
4k ballpark I believe.... and shipping late September (perfect timing).
http://www.soundgeekproductions.com
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3689015/

#23
Max Futterman

Max Futterman
Bring on the 664 v Nomad threads!

#24
James Arnold

James Arnold

  • Sunlight viewable, transflective LCD menu


For the moaning minnies like me - could be the deal breaker...

#25
dominiquegreffard

dominiquegreffard
Nice to see sd release sound recording specific new products. I would like to see the price point as well. The most obvious upgrade from nomad is visibility of the screen, f it s as advertised. I m still super happy with my nomad at the moment now and the zaxnet features are hard to beat. A new 302 with similar features would be something i would buy more than this one. Good job sd anyways. Love to see you guys stick around for us.

#26
José

José
  • LocationNew York, NY
Hit my email too! Looks very, very impressive.

#27
Zack

Zack
  • LocationCalifornia

anybody seen a price tag?


About the same as a maxed out Maxx.
http://www.soundgeekproductions.com
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3689015/

#28
Wyatt Tuzo

Wyatt Tuzo
  • LocationNYC
I don't understand why some people insist that SD "abandoned" the sound department, simply by broadening their market reach.

Anyway, looks like a $4k price tag with the CL-6 clocking in at $1,500.

#29
Armin Siegwarth

Armin Siegwarth
  • LocationCologne Germany

About the same as a maxed out Maxx.


Actually I dont get what you are talking about.

#30
larry long

larry long
I wonder how you input the meta data.

#31
cory

cory
  • LocationNYC

Nice to see sd release sound recording specific new products. I would like to see the price point as well. The most obvious upgrade from nomad is visibility of the screen, f it s as advertised. I m still super happy with my nomad at the moment now and the zaxnet features are hard to beat. A new 302 with similar features would be something i would buy more than this one. Good job sd anyways. Love to see you guys stick around for us.


+1 on the "333"!

#32
Armin Siegwarth

Armin Siegwarth
  • LocationCologne Germany
metadata entering could be problematic. I see no easy controls for it nor an usb port.

#33
Boomboom

Boomboom
  • LocationMontréal, Canada
Can't see the price ( except for accessories)...
--- Pierre ---
--- Montréal , Canada ---

#34
Vincent R.

Vincent R.
  • LocationIstanbul, Turkey - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Actually I dont get what you are talking about.


Price. 4000 dollars.

#35
John Blankenship

John Blankenship
  • LocationIndianapolis

I don't understand why some people insist that SD "abandoned" the sound department, simply by broadening their market reach.
...


+1 (I chalk it up to the "knee-jerk reaction gallery.")
John B., CAS

#36
Tyler Faison

Tyler Faison
  • LocationDallas, TX
Honestly, I'm probably most excited to see the headphone jack on the left side of the unit.

Tyler Faison
TexasSoundGuy.com

TV Timecard & Sound Report Writer from Inaudible Labs



#37
Armin Siegwarth

Armin Siegwarth
  • LocationCologne Germany
so what is a maxed out Maxx and how much is it?

#38
Sean McCormick

Sean McCormick
  • LocationAustin, TX

I wonder how you input the meta data.


Ditto track names.
http://seanthesoundguy.com

#39
Cujo

Cujo
  • LocationAtlanta, Ga.USA
drooling a little....

#40
Eric Toline

Eric Toline
  • LocationCoral Springs Florida
664 street price: $3995.
"I push the Record button and hope for the best"

#41
johnpaul215

johnpaul215
  • LocationPhiladelphia - PA - USA

I wonder how you input the meta data.


Interesting. There is no USB port either. There is a "COM" port on the bottom, and I don't know what that is for. The tracks in the demo pictures are not labelled, so who knows. To completely guess, either you don't (and that sets apart the 788T), or SD has something in the works.
At $4,000 this destroys the 744T. In terms of features, it shakes up the 788T that costs $2000-$2500 more. The 788T offers things that this doesn't (like a big internal drive), but this has to divert some buyers that would have gone for the 788T.

Edited by johnpaul215, 06 September 2012 - 07:16 AM.

johnpaul golaski - Philadelphia PA USA - www.JOHNPAUL215.com
FCC LP Call Sign WQQM443


#42
Angelo Waldron

Angelo Waldron
  • LocationLos Angeles, CA
Work Clock I/O for real sync.

#43
Mark Andrews

Mark Andrews
  • LocationLondon, UK
Where can I sign up? I don't want to have to wait too long to get this in my bag!

#44
johnpaul215

johnpaul215
  • LocationPhiladelphia - PA - USA

so what is a maxed out Maxx and how much is it?


http://www.zaxcom.com/maxx
this link has prices... $4,000 "Maxed out"
http://www.trewaudio...r-Recorder.html

johnpaul golaski - Philadelphia PA USA - www.JOHNPAUL215.com
FCC LP Call Sign WQQM443


#45
Chris R

Chris R

metadata entering could be problematic. I see no easy controls for it nor an usb port.

Looks like there is a USB port next to the media card slots while I'm watching the video.

#46
Eric Toline

Eric Toline
  • LocationCoral Springs Florida
664 Street price: $3995


Eric
"I push the Record button and hope for the best"

#47
AndyB

AndyB
  • LocationWestern North Carolina
I know what I want for Christmas now...

#48
noeld

noeld
I'm sticking with the Nomad and zaxnet.
Pan knobs would be sweet.

#49
johnpaul215

johnpaul215
  • LocationPhiladelphia - PA - USA
SD still calls it a mixer on their site, so some of the 700 series features probably won't be included.
"The 664 Field Production Mixer is the new flagship in Sound Devices' line of portable audio mixers."

http://www.sounddevices.com/products/

johnpaul golaski - Philadelphia PA USA - www.JOHNPAUL215.com
FCC LP Call Sign WQQM443


#50
Chris R

Chris R

Interesting. There is no USB port either. There is a "COM" port on the bottom, and I don't know what that is for. The tracks in the demo pictures are not labelled, so who knows. To completely guess, either you don't (and that sets apart the 788T), or SD has something in the works.
At $4,000 this destroys the 744T. In terms of features, it shakes up the 788T that costs $2000-$2500 more. The 788T offers things that this doesn't (like a big internal drive), but this has to divert some buyers that would have gone for the 788T.

There is a port next to the media card slots.