Sound Devices’ MixPre-D Compact Mixer is an audio mixer that can be used in a variety of situations. The MixPre-D Compact Field Mixer is a redesigned version of the MixPre.
The “D” in its name refers to the extensive use of digital technology. The MixPre-D includes a pair studio-grade mic/line-XLR inputs, with limiters, high-pass filter, and phantom powers.
Stereo recordings can be made using the inputs in either standard or MS modes. These options can be configured using the front panel controls.
MixPre-D places a strong emphasis on output due to the growing number of devices and cameras used in professional productions. The MixPre-D has two mic/line XLR outputs.
One of these can be converted to AES digital output. A TA3 consumer mic output is available, which can be used for DSLR-type inputs.
There’s also a 3.5mm aux out and a 1/4″ headset jack for monitoring. It also offers a 24-bit class-compliant USB streaming out, which allows internet connection to Mac, Windows, Linux and selected iOS devices.