Sound Devices 664 - User Guide and Technical Information

Sound Devices 664 - User Guide and Technical Information
664
Portable Production Mixer and Recorder
User Guide and Technical Information
firmware rev. 1.03
Sound Devices, LLC
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664 User Guide and Technical Information
Table of Contents
Front Panel Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Left Panel Connectors and Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Right Panel Connectors and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Rear Panel Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Screen Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Main Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
RTN Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Input Setup and Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Input Settings Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Phantom Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Gain/Trim and Fader Relationship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Input Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Input Fader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
High-Pass Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Pan Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Input Linking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
M/S Matrixing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Digital Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Limiters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Metering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Meter Ballistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Recording Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Time Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Timecode modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Timecode Frame Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jam Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Timecode Hold Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F Sampling Rate Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Pre-Roll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Synchronization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
File Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
File List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
File Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
File Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Folder Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic File Splitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Metadata Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sound Reports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Take Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Take List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Take Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scene Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Take Notes and Phrases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
VU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Peak + VU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Using a USB Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Mixer Linking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Input Activity LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Headphone Peak LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Linking the 664 With Another 664 or 552 Mixer . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Linking to Other Mixers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Headphone Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Linking to a 302 or 442 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Linking to a MixPre-D or Original MixPre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Headphone Gain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Headphone Source Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Headphone Presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Headphone Tones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
PFL (Channel Solo Monitor). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
RTN and COMM Monitoring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Output Setup and Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Master and Aux Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
XLR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TA3 (Master L, R, X1, and X2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hirose 10-pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Direct Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tape Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Master and Aux Bus Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
AES Digital Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
COM Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
COM Send Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Com Program Auto-Mute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Slate/Com Mic & Tone Oscillator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Slate Microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Internal Slate Mic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
External Slate Mic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Tone Oscillator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Alternate Slate/Com Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Digital Audio Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Transport Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Recording Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Track Arming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Track-to-Media Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Track Naming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Sampling Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Word Clock Synchronization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Bit Depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Bit Depth and Dynamic Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Powering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
External Powering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Internal Battery Powering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Voltage Metering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Power Consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Storing and Recalling Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Outputs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Limiters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Comms/Returns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Timecode/Sync . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
File Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Quick Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Front Panel Button Shortcuts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Connector Pin Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Routing Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Analog Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Analog Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Digital Outputs/Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Timecode and Sync . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Dimensions and Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Wave Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Declaration of Conformity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Warranty and Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
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Front Panel Descriptions
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1) Input Fader
6) Input Pan
Primary control for adjusting the level of an
Controls the Left/Right balance of the input
input during operation. Ranges from off to +15
signal to the Stereo Master Bus.
dB. Nominal setting is in the middle (0 dB).
7) Transport Control
2) Gain (Trim)
Controls the Integrated Digital Recorder. Slide
Coarse input gain control. Sets the initial input
up to Record, press in to Pause/Stop, slide
sensitivity level so that the Input Fader can be
down to Play, slide left to Rewind, slide right to
used for fine gain adjustments. Range is from
Fast Forward. See Digital Audio Recorder.
+22 dB to +72 dB. See Input Setup and Control.
8) Meters Button
3) Highpass Filter Control
Displays the Main Screen which includes meAdjusts corner (-3 dB) frequency of high-pass
tering, filename, time code and other important
filter. Full counter-clockwise position (detentinformation. Toggles to RTN Screen when
ed) deactivates the High-Pass Filter. Range is
pressed from Main Screen. Returns to Main
80-240 Hz, 12 dB/oct to 6 dB/oct. See Input Setup
Screen from any other Screen.
and Control.
9) LCD
4) PFL / Input Select Switch
Displays contextual operating information and
Slide left: Pre-Fade Listen. Sends the input’s
user interface.
pre-fade signal to HP monitor mono mix. The
10) Internal Timecode LED
664 supports simultaneous PFL of multiple
When the 664 is powered down and timecode
inputs. Does not affect Master Output signal.
Mode is Freerun or 24-Hour Run, the Internal
Slide the switch left to activate, and again to
Timecode LED will flash blue to indicate that
deactivate. For momentary action, hold the
timecode is being maintained. The 664 will
switch left for one second or longer. The Input
hold accurate timecode for 2 hours after being
LED flashes yellow when an input’s PFL is
powered down.
active. Slide right: Input Settings. Enters the
Input Settings Screen where basic input setup 11) Power Switch
and input-to-output bus routing is performed.
Three-position slide switch, selects between AA
See Input Setup and Control.
battery power or external DC sources, middle
position is off.
5) Input LED
Indicates input signal activity. Illuminates in
12) Power LED
various colors and intensities to show signal
Illuminates green to indicate the 664 is powlevel and activity. Green = signal presence (preered on.
fader), yellow = limiter activity (pre- and postfade), red = signal overload/clipping (pre- and 13) Menu Button
Displays the Setup Menu.
post-fade), flashing yellow = input PFL.
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14) Headphone Encoder
Meter and Input Settings Screen: Turn to adjust
headphone gain. In MaiPush to select headphone monitor source. In Menus turn to navigate. Push to make selection. In Input Settings
Screen push to select input source.
hold for one second or longer. Slide right to
activate the Tone Oscillator. Tone will latch if
held for one second or longer; slide again to
deactivate. Secondary function: press and hold
Select Encoder then slide Mic switch to activate
COM. Primary and Secondary functions can be
switched in the Setup Menu.
15) Headphone Clipping LED
Illuminates red to indicate headphone output is 18) Slate Mic LED
Illuminates green when Slate Mic or COM is
approaching clipping level.
active.
16) RTN Switch
Slide Left to activate RTN A, slide Right to acti- 19) Select Encoder
Multi-function encoder. Selects Tracks and
vate RTN B. To access secondary function Press
RTN’s on the Main and RTN Screen. On the
and hold Select Encoder then slide left for COM
MainPress the Encoder and the Meters button
RTN and right for RTN C. Primary and Secondto arm/disarm record tracks. With L, R, X1, X2,
ary functions of the RTN toggle switch can be
or any RTN selected, press then turn to adjust
selected in the Setup Menu.
level. Vertical Scroll in matrix windows. Turn to
17) Slate / Tone Switch
scroll cursor and press to insert a space charSlide left to activate the Slate Microphone, slide
acter during text entry. Acts as shift button to
again to deactivate. For momentary action
access secondary functions.
Left Panel Connectors and Control
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1) XLR Analog Inputs 1-6
3) Slate Mic Input
Active-balanced analog microphone- or lineTA3 input for connecting external slate microlevel input for inputs 1-6 on XLR connector. Inphone. Select between internal or external slate
put type is set within the Input Settings Screen.
mic (with or without 12V phantom) from the
Inputs 1 and 6 can also accept AES3 or AES42
Setup Menu section COMMS/RETURNS. Pin-1
signal. Pin-1 ground, pin-2 (+), pin-3 (-).
ground, pin-2 (+), pin-3 (-).
2) Headphone Output
4) TA3 Direct Outputs 1-6 / Inputs 7-12
Balanced direct outputs on TA3 connectors. Di1/4-inch and 3.5 mm TRS stereo headphone
rect output signal is pre- or post-fader and level is
connectors. Can drive headphones from 8 to
selected between Line, -10, and Mic levels in the
1000 ohm impedances to very high levels. Tip =
Setup Menu section OUTPUTS. Tone signal appears
left, ring = right, sleeve = ground.
at the direct outputs. With the CL-6 Input Expander
attached, these connections can be selected as analog
line inputs 7-12. Pin 1 = Ground; pin 2 = Hot (+); pin
3 = Cold (-) float pin 3 to unbalance.
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Right Panel Connectors and Controls
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1) USB B Connector
Factory use and keyboard connection (with
adapter).
8) Battery Compartment
Holds five AA (LR6) batteries for backup powering. NiMH rechargeable cells advised.
2) Timecode I/O
Time code input and output on 5-pin LEMO®
connector.
9) DC Input
Accepts DC voltages from 10–18 V for powering. Pin 1 = Negative (–), pin 4 = Positive (+).
Ext DC is fully isolated (floating) from the rest
of the circuitry.
3) 10-pin A and C
Each connection includes a pair of transformer10) XLR Master Outputs
isolated Outputs and a stereo unbalanced
Return input. Analog Output levels are selected
Transformer-balanced analog outputs on stanbetween Line, -10, and Mic levels in Setup
dard 3-pin XLR connectors. Pin 1 = Ground;
Menu section OUTPUTS. 10-pin A outputs can
pin 2 = Hot (+); pin 3 = Cold (-). Unbalance by
be set to AES Outputs 5,6 and 7,8 in the Setup
grounding pin 3 to pin 1. Can be set to send
Menu section OUTPUTS.
AES3 digital signals (1,2 and 3,4 on L and R
respectively) in Setup Menu section OUTPUTS.
4) Tape Output
Unbalanced stereo, tape level output on TA3
11) RTN B Input
(Pin 1 = Ground, pin 2 = Left, pin 3 = Right) and
Unbalanced stereo 3.5 mm female connector for
3.5 mm (Sleeve = Ground, Tip = Left, Ring =
Return B audio input. Sleeve = Ground, Tip =
Right) connector.
Left, Ring = Right.
5) X1 and X2 Outputs
Line, -10, or Mic level selected in the Setup
Menu section OUTPUTS. Pin 1 = Ground,
pin 2 = Hot (+), pin 3 = Cold (-) float pin 3 to
unbalance.
6) TA3 Master Outputs
Line, -10, or Mic level selected in the Setup
Menu section OUTPUTS. Pin 1 = Ground,
pin 2 = Hot (+), pin 3 = Cold (-) float pin 3 to
unbalance.
12) CompactFlash Slot
Accepts CompactFlash cards with the label-side
toward the rear of the 664. Compatible with
Type I and Type II cards. High-speed UDMA
cards are recommended for higher track count
recording.
13) SD Card Slot
Accepts SD/SDHC/SDXC cards with the
notched corner oriented toward the top of the
664. High speed class 10 cards are recommended. Insert until it clicks securely in the slot. The
7) Link I/O
card should glide smoothly into the slot. Push
Used to link additional Sound Devices 664, 552,
to eject.
302, 442, or MixPre mixers.
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Rear Panel Descriptions
1) BNC Word Clock Input
Accepts word clock rates between 32 kHz and
48.048 kHz for synchronizing the internal recorder to external digital audio devices.
2) BNC Word Clock Output
Provides word clock signal to synchronize
external digital audio devices to the 664.
3) TA3 COM Send
Unbalanced, stereo, line-level output. Program
assigned to COM output from Setup Menu.
4) TA3 COM Return
Line-level input for return feed from on-set
communications sources.
Screen Overview
Main Screen
The Main Screen displays important information at-a-glance. The Main Screen can be accessed quickly
from any other screen by pressing the Meters button.
Display of the sample rate information and timecode frame rate information can be “swapped” by holding the
Meters button and Sliding the RTN Switch to the left.
Current take
Media information
Power source level
Bus tracks
Armed track
Input tracks
Unarmed track
Monitor (Headphone) information
SMPTE Timecode
Absolute recording time
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Sample rate information
RTN levels
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RTN Screen
When the Meters button is pressed from the Main Screen, the RTN Screen is shown.
Bus tracks
RTN during gain adjustment
Return inputs
Return gain (during adjustment)
SMPTE Timecode
Absolute recording time
Timecode frame rate
Time and date
Input Setup and Control
The 664 has six, full-featured audio inputs on XLR connectors (six additional inputs on TA3 connectors
with the optional CL-6 Input Expander attached). Each analog input has a wide gain range to accommodate nearly all signal types, from microphones to line-level sources. Inputs can be used as either
balanced or unbalanced connections. To unbalance, tie pin-3 to pin-1 of the XLR connector. There is no
change in gain between unbalanced and balanced connections into the 664.
Input Settings Screen
Each input’s settings are accessed through its Input Settings Screen. To access the Input Settings screen
for an input, slide the Input Selector Switch to the right. The LCD will display information pertaining
to the selected input and provide access to.
input/Track Name
Input/Track Number
2) Input Meter
Current Fader Gain
1) ISO Track Status
3) Input Selection
Headphone Source / Level
5) LR Bus Assignment
4) Aux Bus Assignment
6) Input Polarity
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1) ISO Track Status
Displays the status of the Input’s dedicated Iso Track on the recorder. Each input is permanently
routed to its Iso track. To select whether an input is routed pre- or post-fade, push the Select Encoder,
turn it to make a selection, and push it again to confirm the selection.
The background color of the Iso Track Status box indicates the status of the Input’s Iso Track. A blue
background indicates that the Iso Track is not active and will not be recorded. A red background indicates the Iso Track is armed for recording.
2) Input Meter
Displays the Input’s signal level and limiting activity. The level displayed is the level to the Iso Track
and will be pre- or post-fade depending on the Iso Track Status. Meter ballistics can be set globally
from VU or Peak+VU in Setup Menu item SYSTEM > Meter Ballistics.
3) Input Selection
Displays the available input types. To change the input type, push the Headphone Encoder, turn it to
make a selection, and push it again to confirm the selection.
Input Type
Description
Off
Input off.
MIC
Use with dynamic microphones or other mic-level signals.
MIC-PH
Use with phantom-powered condenser microphones only. Provides 48V or 12V phantom power.
see Phantom Power
LINE
For use with any line-level source.
LINE-PH
For use with phantom-powered condenser microphones only. Provides 48V or 12V phantom
power, but at a line-level gain range. Useful for recording extremely loud sounds.
AES42
Digital input with power activated for digital microphones, inputs 1, 2, 5, and 6 only.
AES3
Digital input, inputs 1, 2, 5, and 6 only
AES42 and AES3 option only appears in input 2 when selected in input 1, and only appears in input 5 when
selected in input 6. Channel 1 and Channel 6 XLR connectors are used for digital inputs.
4) Aux Bus Assignment
Displays the status of the Input’s assignment to the X1 and X2 Output Buses. Inputs 2 through 5 can
only be routed to X1 and X2 post-fade, while Inputs 1 and 6 can be routed to X1 and X2 pre- or postfade. Slide the Slate / Tone Switch left for the X1 Track and right for the X2 Track to cycle through the
available options.
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5) LR Bus Assignment
Displays the status of the Input’s assignment to the main Left and Right Output Buses. Inputs routed
to the Left and Right Output Bus are always post-fader and post-pan. To add or remove the Input
from the Left and Right Output Bus, slide the RTN Switch to the right.
6) Input Polarity (Inputs 2, 4, and 6)
Polarity reversal is used to compensate for incorrectly wired balanced cables, to prevent signal cancellation when a source is dual-miked from opposite directions, or to reverse left/right with microphones
in a mid-side (MS) configuration.
Phantom Power
Phantom powering is a fixed DC voltage of either 12 or 48 Volts. This voltage is resistively applied to
pin 2 and pin 3 of an input’s XLR connector, relative to pin 1. In this configuration, there is no voltage
difference between signal pins 2 and pin 3.
The phantom voltage is selectable between 12 and 48 Volts from the Setup Menu item
INPUTS > Phantom Voltage. The selected voltage level applies to all inputs with phantom power
enabled. The factory default phantom power voltage is 48 V.
Phantom power can be activated for each input. To enable phantom power, enter the input’s channel screen, press the Headphone Controller, highlight either MIC-PH or LINE-PH, press Headphone
Controller again to make the selection.
Gain/Trim and Fader Relationship
The gain of an input is adjusted by two controls, Input Trim and Input Fader. This two-stage architecture is identical the topology of large mixing consoles and provides a great deal of control. Input Trim
is often thought of as a course gain control and the Input Fader as the fine gain control.
Input Trim
The 664’s input sensitivity is set with the pop-up Trim control knob. With
the Input Fader set to unity gain (0 dB or 12 o’clock), make the appropriate adjustments using the Trim control. Once the coarse gain is set to
the desired level, push the Trim control to hide it from the 664’s mixing
surface. Trim level is adjustable from 22 to 72 dB of gain.
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Input Fader
The Input Fader is the primary control used while mixing and it affects
the level of the Input signal routed to all post-fade destinations. Use the
Input Fader to make fine gain adjustments. The fader can be attenuated
from off (full counter-clockwise position) to +15 dB above the set Trim
level (full clockwise position). To optimize gain structure for the best performance, operate input faders at or near the 0 dB (unity gain) position.
High-Pass Filter
Each input channel has an adjustable high-pass filter controlled by the High-Pass Filter control. Highpass (or low-cut/low roll-off) filters are useful for removing excess low
frequency energy from audio signals. Wind noise is a common unwanted
low frequency signal that can be reduced with the use of a high-pass filter.
For most audio applications, engaging the high-pass filter is beneficial, because audio information below 100 Hz is rarely used, especially for speech
reproduction.
The 664’s high-pass filter circuit features an adjustable corner (-3 dB) frequency over a range from 80 to 240 Hz. Below 80 Hz, the filter’s slope is 12
dB/octave. At higher corner frequency settings, the slope is 6 dB/octave. The
purpose for this compound slope is to give additional roll-off at the 80 Hz
setting to reduce wind noise and low frequency rumble. The higher settings
can be used to counteract the proximity effect of directional microphones where a more gentle slope is
desired.
The 664’s high-pass filter circuit is unique because of its placement before any electronic amplification.
Most mixers’ high-pass filter circuits are placed after the microphone preamplifier, such that all of the
low-frequency signals get amplified. By virtue of the 664’s circuit cutting the low-frequency signals
before amplification, higher headroom is achieved in the presence of signals with significant lowfrequency energy.
When possible, attempt to equalize at the sound source with microphone selection, placement, windscreens, and onboard microphone filtering. Many microphones have on-board high pass filters. Use
the high-pass filters on the 664 in conjunction with the microphone’s filter to increase the filter’s slope.
The filter can be removed from the circuit completely by rotating the high-pass filter control to the full
counter-clockwise (detented) position. The high-pass filter potentiometer can be adjusted easily and
then recessed to hide it from the mixing surface.
Pan Control
The pop-up Pan Control routes inputs to the left (L) and right (R)
channels of the stereo Master Bus. The pan pot has a detent in the
center position. After setting the pan, the pan control can be recessed
to hide it from the mixing surface during normal operation.
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Input Linking
Input pairs 1-2, 3-4, and 5-6 can be linked as stereo pairs. When a pair of inputs is linked:
• Each channels’ Trim Control and High-Pass Filter Control work as normal, controlling coarse gain
and high-pass filtering for their respective inputs.
• The odd channel’s Input Fader controls the post-fade level of both inputs.
• The odd channel’s Pan Control controls the balance of the stereo signal to the Master Bus. When
linked MS, the odd channel’s pan controls the balance between the mid and side signal (width).
• The even channel’s Fader Control and Pan Control are disabled.
• The limiters of both inputs are linked.
• The background label of both inputs is connected on the Main Screen.
Linked
Unlinked
M/S Matrixing
When input pairs are linked MS, the odd channel is used for the Mid signal and the even channel is
used for the Side signal. To produce a stereo signal from an M/S configuration, the signal from both
microphones must be processed.
Mid-side (MS) matrixing is a method for processing audio signal from a cardioid microphone and a bidirectional microphone into a stereo signal. The cardioid microphone is the “mid” signal and connects
to the odd Input, and the bidirectional microphone is the “side” signal and connects to even Input.
The cardioid microphone is pointed at the sound source, and the bidirectional microphone is oriented
sideways (positioned with its capsule as near as possible to the cardioid microphone’s capsule). The
following diagram shows the relative polar patterns of microphones in an M/S configuration.
Mid Signal
Side Signal
Digital Inputs
The 664 accepts AES3 (AES/EBU) balanced, AES42 (digital microphone) balanced, and AES3id unbalanced digital signals on the Input 1 and Input 6 XLR connectors. The 664 auto-detects between AES3
and AES3id digital signals and adjust accordingly. Digital input gain is controlled from the front panel
faders.
Never attach unbalanced connections to an input set for AES42. This can result in damage to the hardware.
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To use a digital input, slide the Input 1 or Input 6 Input Selector Switch to the right to enter the Input
Settings Screen. Press the Headphone Encoder to display the list of available input sources. Turn
the Headphone Encoder to select AES3 or AES42, and press the Headphone Encoder to confirm the
selection.
Each connector carries two channels of digital audio. Alternate channels of digital audio sent to Input
1 or Input 6 are available on adjacent inputs, according to the following table.
AES Input Channel:
Available to 664 Input:
XLR Input 1, Left Channel
Input 1
XLR Input 1, Right Channel
Input 2 (Available when Input 1 source is set to AES)
XLR Input 6, Left Channel
Input 5 (Available when Input 6 source is set to AES)
XLR Input 6, Right Channel
Input 6
The 664’s digital inputs are sample rate converted to the internal recorder’s sample rate. To sync the
sample rate of the 664’s internal recorder to external digital audio devices, see Sampling Rate.
Things to consider when using AES digital inputs:
• When using an unbalanced AES3 (SPDIF) input, the other available digital input should not be
used with an AES42 microphone.
• Signal from digital inputs is not available on direct outputs.
Limiters
Limiters prevent clipping by attenuating signals that surpass a set threshold. The amount of attenuation is defined by the “ratio” of the limiter and expressed as two numbers. All 664 limiters use a 20:1
compression ratio. This means that signal that exceeds the threshold by 20 dB will exit the limiting
stage at only 1 dB above the threshold.
The time it takes for limiting to begin once signal has exceeded the threshold is referred to as the “attack time” and the time it takes for limiting to cease once signal has fallen back below the threshold is
referred to as “release time”. Signals that exceed the threshold faster than the limiter’s attack time can
still cause clipping. The 664 limiters have a 1 ms attack time and a 500 ms release time.
The limiters are globally activated when the Setup Menu item LIMITERS > Limiters is set to On.
This activates both the input and output limiters. Sound Devices recommends using the limiters at all times. Limiters are present on both mic and line-level inputs as well as the Master L,R
tracks and the X1,X2 tracks. The 664 input limiters have a threshold of +16 dBu (4 dB below clipping), while the limiters for the L, R, X1, and X2 tracks are adjustable from the Setup Menu item
OUTPUTS > L,R Limiter Thresh and OUTPUTS > X1,X2 Limiter Thresh.
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In normal operation, with a properly set gain structure, the threshold of the Input Limiter is rarely
reached. Without Input Limiters, high signal conditions can overload a channel and cause distortion.
The Input limiter is working when the respective input’s Input Activity LED illuminates yellow. If the
Activity LED is regularly in the yellow, reduce the amount of gain applied to the channel by turning
down the Trim control. See Input Activity LED for additional information.
When Inputs are linked as a stereo pair, the Input Limiters are also linked and perform the same gain
reduction equally to both inputs.
The Output Limiters prevent the L,R and X1,X2 signal from exceeding the user-set limiter threshold.
Setup Menu options LIMITERS > L,R Limiter Thresh and LIMITERS > X1,X2 Limiter Thresh allow
limiter thresholds to be set set in 1 dB increments from +4 dBu to +20 dBu.
Metering
All track levels are displayed on the LCD in the Main Screen. RTN input levels are displayed on the
RTN Screen (Press the Meters button to toggle between the RTN Screen and the Main Screen). Each
segment of the meter represents 1 dB. A larger red square under the 20 dBU marker indicates clipping
on the track. A large yellow square indicates limiting activity on the track.
Input clipping
Limiter active
Meter Ballistics
VU
VU (volume units) meter ballistics correspond closely to how the human ear perceives loudness. This
provides a good visual indication of how loud a signal will be. In VU mode, the attack and decay of
the meter signal is 300 mS. VU meters provide good visual indication of how loud a signal will be, but
provide poor information of actual signal peaks.
Peak + VU
The 664 can simultaneously display VU and Peak level information. In this mode the perceived loudness (VU) is displayed as a standard bar, and the Peak signal as a single, independent segment above
the VU.
Input Activity LED
Each Input has its own Input Activity LED located just above the Input Fader.
The LED illuminates in various colors and intensities to represent the signal
level appearing at its respective input. Green = pre-fade signal activity, yellow
= pre- and post-fader limiter activity, red = pre- and post-fader signal overload
(peaking). Reduce the trim level control if the LEDs continuously illuminate
yellow or red. The Input Activity LED will flash yellow when the Input PFL is
latched. see PFL.
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Headphone Peak LED
The Headphone Peak LED is located just left of the Headphone Encoder.
This LED will illuminate red to indicate clipping in the headphone amplifier.
Monitoring without a visual indication of headphone clipping can mislead the
sound mixer into thinking that the output or return feeds are distorted.
Headphone Monitoring
Headphone Gain
Headphone output level is controlled by turning the Headphone Encoder while viewing the Main
Screen or Input Settings Screen. When adjusting the headphone gain, the gain value (in dB) is displayed in the lower right corner of the LCD (Near the Headphone Encoder). This space displays the
currently selected headphone source when the headphone gain is not being adjusted.
Headphone gain during adjustment
Headphone Encoder
The 664 can drive headphones to dangerously high volumes. Turn down the headphone gain before
selecting a headphone source to prevent accidental signal extremes.
Headphone Source Selection
To select the monitor source, push the Headphone Encoder while viewing the Main Screen to display
the Monitor Source List. This will display a list of available monitor sources. Turn the Headphone Encoder to highlight a source, and press the Headphone Encoder to select that source. The signal to the
headphone outputs will immediately change to the selected program.
Monitor Source
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Description
LR ST
Master Bus in stereo.
LR Mono
Master Bus summed mono to both ears.
L Mono
Left channel of Master Bus sent to both ears.
R Mono
Right channel of Master Bus sent to both ears.
LR MS ST
Mid-Side Stereo - Master Bus decoded MS stereo to headphones, this is not to be used if the inputs
are already linked as an MS pair.
X1X2
Aux Bus in stereo.
HP Preset
HP Presets 1-10 are customizable monitor sources. See Headphone Presets
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Headphone Presets
Ten custom monitor sources are available. These headphone presets can be edited, named and saved.
To edit a custom headphone preset, press the Headphone Encoder to access the Monitor Source List,
highlight the desired preset, then slide the Slate/Tone Switch. This displays the Headphone Preset
Screen:
HP Preset name
Assigned source
Unassigned source
Highlighter
MS decoding
Mono summing
Available sources are displayed for each monitor channel (left and right). Sources with a blue background are assigned to that channel of the headphones, and sources with a black background are not
assigned to the headphone channel. To toggle the assignment of a source, turn the Headphone Encoder to highlight the source and press the Headphone Encoder to toggle the assignment.
Slide the RTN Switch left to toggle MS decoding for the preset. MS decoding will decode the entire
preset and should not be used if inputs are already linked MS. Slide the RTN Switch right to togglemono summing of the preset. Mono summing will ignore left and right assignment and put all active
sources in both channels of the preset.
When the Headphone Preset is edited, it can be named so it can be easily identified in the Monitor
Source List. To name a Headphone Preset, slide the Slate / Tone Switch either left or right while viewing the Headphone Preset Screen.
Headphone Tones
The start of a recording is indicated audibly by a single 440 Hz tone sent to headphones. When
recording is stopped two 220 Hz tones are sent to the headphones. The Record/Stop Bell can
be enabled from the Setup Menu item SYSTEM > Record/Stop Bell. The Setup Menu option
SYSTEM > Warning Bell Level allows adjustment of the level of the Record/Stop Bell.
PFL (Channel Solo Monitor)
Slide the PFL switch left to activate, and again to deactivate. For momentary action, hold the switch left for one second or longer.
PFL stands for “Pre-Fade Listen”. When any input’s PFL is activated, the
currently selected Monitor Source is replaced with the PFL mix program.
The PFL mix program is a mono mix of the pre-fade level of all inputs
with PFL enabled. PFL monitoring only affects the headphone monitor, it
does not affect audio sent to the outputs.
The selected input’s Activity LED flashes yellow when the input’s PFL is
engaged. When one input PFL is engaged, that input’s name will appear
in the lower right corner of the Main Screen. When multiple input PFL’s
are engaged, PFL MULT will appear in the lower right corner of the Main
Screen.
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RTN and COMM Monitoring
RTN A, RTN B, RTN C, and COM RTN inputs can be monitored quickly using the RTN Switch.
Primary Monitor Sources are monitored by sliding the RTN Switch left or right while Alternate
Monitor Sources are monitored by holding the Select Encoder then sliding the RTN Switch left or
right. The Primary and Alternate Monitor Sources can be changed from the Setup Menu options
COMMS/RETURNS > RTN Toggle Left and COMMS/RETURNS > RTN Toggle Right. To return to the
previous monitor selection, Slide the RTN Switch in the same direction of the active RTN.
RTN A, RTN B, and RTN C input levels can be metered and adjusted from the RTN Screen. To access
the RTN Screen, press the Meters Button when viewing the Main Screen. To adjust the gain of a RTN
input:
1.
Access the RTN Screen, if it is not visible already.
2.
Turn the Select Encoder to highlight the RTN to be adjusted.
3.
Press the Select Encoder to access gain adjustment mode for the selected RTN. The background color of the RTN label will become orange, and the input gain value (in dB) will appear in the lower left corner of the LCD.
4.
Turn the Select Encoder to adjust the gain. RTN gain adjustment mode will exit automatically
after 3 seconds.
RTN during level adjustment
Input gain of RTN A (during adjustment)
RTN monitoring will cancel the PFL mix program when activated.
Output Setup and Control
The 664 features a host of analog and digital outputs to accommodate for complex, multi-camera setups. The 664 has 2 stereo output busses: The Master Bus (LR), and the Aux Bus (X1/X2).
Master and Aux Outputs
There are 4 pairs of balanced analog output connections for the Master Bus (XLR, TA3, and 2 Hirose
10-pin), and one pair of balanced analog output for the Aux Bus (TA3). Additionally, there are two
stereo unbalanced outputs for the Master Bus (TA3 and 3.5mm Tape Outputs).
The XLR and both Hirose 10-pin outputs are transformer-balanced, each driven from their own transformer windings for excellent isolation. Each output can be independently set to Line (+4 dBu nominal), -10, or Mic level (40 dB of attenuation versus Line) from the Setup Menu section OUTPUTS. The
master outputs are capable of driving long cable runs.
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XLR
By default the XLR outputs send a balanced analog signal. These connections can be independently
configured to send AES3 signal. see AES Digital Outputs for details. When set to analog output, the L
and R XLR connections always carry the Left and Right Master Bus program.
TA3 (Master L, R, X1, and X2)
The TA3 outputs send a balanced analog signal. The X1 and X2 TA3 connections always carry X1
and X2 Aux bus program. The L and R TA3 connections always carry the Left and Right Master Bus
program.
Hirose 10-pin
Each Hirose 10-pin connection has a balanced pair of outputs that carry the Left and Right Master bus
program. By default, each of the balanced outputs on the Hirose 10-pin connections sends a balanced
analog signal. Each of the balanced outputs on the 10-pin A connections can be independently configured to send AES3 signal. see AES Digital Outputs for details.
Each Hirose 10-pin also includes an unbalanced stereo return input for headphone monitoring. The
Sound Devices XL-10 Breakout Cable is an available accessory that provides easy access to the balanced outputs and stereo returns of the 10-pin Hirose connections.
Direct Outputs
Inputs 1-6 have corresponding direct outputs on balanced TA3 connections. By default, these outputs are pre-fade and line level. The direct outputs can be set to post-fade from the Setup Menu item
OUTPUTS > Direct Out Pre/Post. The direct outputs can be set to Line (+4 dBu nominal), -10, or Mic
level (40 dB of attenuation versus Line) from the Setup Menu item OUTPUTS > Direct Out Levels.
AES digital input signals are not available on direct outputs.
Tape Output
The 664 includes two unbalanced tape level outputs, a TA3 connector and a 3.5 mm jack. These two
connectors are resistively in parallel and are isolated from the balanced outputs.
Tape Outputs, by default, send the Left and Right stereo program. The Tape outputs can be used to
send the incoming RTN A, RTN B, or RTN C signals directly to receiving devices from Setup Menu
option OUTPUTS > Tape Out Source. This is useful for sending an IFB wireless feed of the RTN audio
to the producer for video playback.
Master and Aux Bus Level
The output gain of the Master Bus and the Aux Bus is adjustable from Off, -30 to 0dB. To adjust output
gain:
1.
From the Main Screen, turn the Select Encoder to highlight the output(s) to be attenuated.
2.
Push the Select Encoder. The output level of the highlighted track will be displayed in the
lower right-hand corner of the LCD. If no adjustment is made before 3 seconds, the selection will
cancel. This is to avoid accidental adjustments.
3.
Turn the Select Encoder to adjust the gain.
Outputs that are linked (from Setup Menu item OUTPUTS > Linking) will be shown as a connected
box on the Main Screen and their gain will be adjusted simultaneously.
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AES Digital Outputs
There is a total of 8 available channels of digital output on 4 connections. Each of the XLR or 10pin A outputs can be configured to output AES3 digital signals from the Setup Menu options
OUTPUTS > XLR-R Out, OUTPUTS > XLR-L Out, and OUTPUTS > 10-pin A Out.
Any track can be routed to any AES output in any combination. The AES output routing can be edited
from the Setup Menu item OUTPUTS > AES Output Routing. This interface consists of a matrix in
which the columns are tracks and the rows are the numbered AES outputs. The blue boxes indicate
routed tracks and the black boxes indicate unrouted tracks. Turn the Select Encoder to move the
orange highlighter vertically and turn the Headphone Encoder to move the highlighter horizontally.
Push either the Select Encoder or the Headphone encoder to toggle the routing status of the highlighted track.
The following screen shot shows the AES Output Routing screen. The highlighter is in the lower-left
corner.
COM Setup
The 664 features an unbalanced stereo COM Send (TA3) and an balanced mono COM RTN (TA3) for
communications purposes. These special input and output channels can be used to privately communicate with a boom operator or other member of the production crew.
During operation, it is possible to interrupt the Com signal and speak to the boom operator via the
slate mic by Holding down the Select Encoder and sliding the Slate/Tone Switch to the left. The green
Slate LED will illuminate to indicate that the slate mic is routed to the Com Send. During this time, the
slate mic signal is sent only to the Com Send Output and right Headphone output, but not to record
tracks or any other outputs. To cancel slate communication and resume the Com Program, slide the
Slate/Tone Switch to the left again. The green Slate LED will turn off.
The gain of the Com Send and Com Return can be adjusted from the Setup Menu options
COMMS/RETURNS > Com Send Gain and COMMS/RETURNS > Com Return Gain, respectively.
COM Send Program
By default, the program sent to the COM Send output is the Left and Right Stereo Bus. To change the
program of the COM Send:
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Enter the Setup Menu and select COMMS/RETURNS.
2.
Select the Com Send Program Option.
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Turn the Headphone Encoder to select the desired source, and push the Headphone Encoder
to toggle the assignment of the source to the Left or Right side of the COM Send.
4.
Optionally, slide the RTN switch to toggle mono or stereo of the COM Send.
Com Program Auto-Mute
By default, the Com Send program will mute when slate communication is engaged. This helps
the boom operator hear the voice of the 664 operator. This behavior can be disabled so that the
Com Send program is not muted when communication is engaged via the Setup Menu option
COMMS/RETURNS > Program Auto-Mute.
Slate/Com Mic & Tone Oscillator
The 3-position Slate / Tone Switch controls both the slate microphone and the tone oscillator.
Slate Microphone
Push the Slate / Tone Switch left to activate the slate mic. The green Slate Mic LED will illuminate to
indicate that the slate mic is active. Push the Slate / Tone Switch left again to deactivate the slate mic.
Hold the Slate / Tone Switch left for 1 second to activate the slate mic momentarily (until the switch is
released).
The secondary slate function is accessed by holding down the Select encoder when using the Slate
/ Tone Switch. By default, the secondary slate function activates the slate mic to the COM Send (see
COM Setup). The primary and secondary slate functions can be swapped from the Setup Menu option
COMMS/RETURNS > Mic Toggle Switch.
Program audio is muted when the slate mic is activated. This behavior can be disabled (so that
program audio does not mute when the slate mic is activated) from the Setup Menu option
COMMS/RETURNS > Program Auto-Mute.
Internal Slate Mic
The default slate mic is the 664’s internal slate microphone. The 664’s built-in slate microphone is used
to notate scenes from the mixer location. Its audio performance is not suitable for critical recording applications; it should be used for documenting scenes and for communication purposes only.
External Slate Mic
An external microphone can be used instead of the built-in slate microphone. To use an external
slate mic, plug the mic into the TA3 Slate Mic input on the Left panel and adjust Setup Menu option
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COMMS/RETURNS > Slate/Com Mic Source to Ext Mic (for dynamic microphones) or Ext 12V Mic
(for condenser microphones).
Tone Oscillator
Push the Slate / Tone Switch right to activate the tone oscillator. Hold the Slate / Mic Switch right for
more than 1 second to lock the tone oscillator on. When the tone oscillator is locked on, push the Slate
/ Mic Switch right again to deactivate.
By default, tone will be sent to the Master Bus (L,R), its associated outputs, and all direct outs. Tone
can additionally sent to the X1 and/or X2 tracks. Access Setup Menu option SYSTEM > Tone Routing
to adjust this.
Alternate Slate/Com Switch
By default, COM communication is engaged by sliding the Slate/Tone Switch to the left
while holding the Select Encoder and normal slate operation is engaged by simply sliding the
Slate/Tone Switch to the left. This functionality can be reversed from the Setup Menu option
COMMS/RETURNS > Mic Toggle Switch.
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Digital Audio Recorder
The 664 features a powerful multi-track digital recorder. The internal recorder can record up to 10
tracks (16 tracks with the optional CL-6 Input Expander. see CL-6) of uncompressed PCM audio (.WAV
file extension) or 2 tracks of compressed MP3 audio (.MP3 file extension). See File Formats. Data is written to removable CompactFlash (CF) and SD/SDHC/SDXC (SD) cards. See Record Media.
Transport Control
The 5-position Transport Control is used to perform all recording and playback functions.
Function
Direction
Action
Record
Push the Transport Control Up
Begins recording a new file.
Pause / Stop
Press the Transport Control
During Record, press once to stop recording. During Playback, press once
to pause, press again to stop. In standby, hold to display next take name.
Play
Push the Transport Control Down
Begins playback of the last file recorded or file currently loaded. See Playback
Rewind/
Load Previous
Take
Push the Transport Control Left
While in Stand-by, push left to load the previous take. While in playback,
push and hold left to rewind.
Fast Forward/
Load Next Take
Push the Transport Control Right
While in Stand-by, push right to load the next take. While in playback, push
and hold right to fast forward.
Recording Tracks
Each input of the 664 has a corresponding Iso Track and is permanently routed to it. Four additional
record tracks are available which correspond to the stereo Master Bus (L,R) and the stereo Aux Busses
(X1,X2) See Bus Assignment for additional information.
Track Arming
All tracks along with their signal levels, are visible on the Main Screen.
Master Bus L,R (Armed)
Output limiting activity
Aux Bus X1,X2 (Unarmed)
Iso Tracks (Unarmed)
Input limiting activity
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Tracks ready for recording (armed tracks) have a red label. Tracks not assigned for recording (disarmed tracks) have a gray label. To toggle the armed status of a track, turn the Select Encoder to
highlight the track, press and hold the Meters Button, then push the Select Encoder. The background
color of the track will change to indicate the new arming status. If an input is off (Trim Control fully
counter-clockwise or Input Selection set to Off), the track label will be black.
Master Bus and Aux Bus meters are not shown on the Main Screen when the CL-6 Input Expander is attached. See CL-6 Input Expander
Track-to-Media Routing
The 664 supports simultaneous recording to CF and SD media. See Recording Media for details. By
default, all armed tracks are recorded to both cards as a polyphonic WAV file. Recording options are
set independently for each memory card from the Setup Menu items RECORDER > Record to CF and
RECORDER > Record to SD. Each item can be set to the following settings:
Setting
Tracks Recorded
File(s) Generated
Off
None (0 tracks)
No file
Wav Poly
All armed tracks (0-16 tracks)
Polyphonic WAV file
Wav Poly (ISOs only)
Armed ISO tracks (0-12 tracks)
Polyphonic WAV file
Wav Poly (LR only)
Armed L and R tracks (0-2 tracks)
Polyphonic WAV file
Wav Poly (X1X2 only)
Armed X1 and X2 tracks (0-2 tracks)
Polyphonic WAV file
MP3 (LR)
Armed L and R tracks (0-2 tracks)
2-track MP3 file
MP3 (X1X2)
Armed X1 and X2 tracks (0-2 tracks)
2-track MP3 file
Track counts shown are the maximum tracks possible with the CL-6 Input Expander attached. See CL-6
Input Expander
Track Naming
Track names are stored in the metadata of each recorded file. The following list displays the default
track names:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Track L: MixL
Track R: MixR
Track X1: Aux1
Track X2: Aux2
Track 1: Ch1
Track 2: Ch2
•
•
•
•
•
•
Track 3: Ch3
Track 4: Ch4
Track 5: Ch5
Track 6: Ch6
Track 7: Ch7
Track 8: Ch8
•
•
•
•
Track 9: Ch9
Track 10: Ch10
Track 11: Ch11
Track 12: Ch12
Track names of previously recorded files and track names of all subsequently recorded files can be
edited. Tracks can be renamed from the Setup Menu or the Input Settings window. To rename tracks
from the Input Settings window:
1.
Enter the Input Settings window of the Track to be renamed by sliding the Track’s Input
Selector Switch to the right and then releasing it.
2.
From the Input Settings window, Slide and hold the Input Selector Switch to the right and
hold it for 1 second.
3.
Using the onscreen keyboard or attached USB keyboard, enter the Track’s name.
To rename tracks from the Setup Menu:
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1.
Enter the Take List (Press and hold the Menu Button then press the Headphone Encoder or
FILE STORAGE > Take List)
2.
To edit track names of subsequently recorded files, highlight the next take (indicated by
orange text and the phrase “[next]”) and slide the RTN Switch. To edit the track names of a
previously recorded take, highlight that take.
3.
Slide the RTN Switch to edit the metadata. Rotate the Headphone Encoder to select the track
to be renamed, and press the Headphone Encoder to edit the track name.
Track names can be displayed on the Meters of the Main Screen and RTN Screen. To enable track
names on the meters, change Setup Menu option System > Track Names in Meters to On. The following image shows the Main Screen with Track names.
Sampling Rate
The 664’s digital audio recorder can record at the following sampling rates:
• 44.1 kHz
• 47.952 kHz
• 47.952 kHz “F” (files stamped 48 kHz)
• 48 kHz
• 48.048 kHz
• 48.048 kHz “F” (files stamped 48 kHz)
The sampling rate of the digital recorder is set from Setup Menu item RECORDER > Sample Freq. See
Time Code section for details of “F” modes. The current Sample Rate is displayed on the Main Screen.
Word Clock Synchronization
By default the 664 recorder uses its own internal clock to generate its sampling rate. The BNC Word
Clock input and Word Clock output on the rear of the 664 can be used to clock the 664 from an external word clock signal or to synchronize external audio devices to the 664’s word clock.
To synchronize the 664 to an external word clock signal, connect the word clock signal to the
Word Clock Input BNC on the rear of the 664 and change TIMECODE/SYNC > Sync Reference to
Word Clock.
When the 664 is locked to external word clock, it is indicated on the Main Screen:
When Setup Menu item TIMECODE/SYNC > Sync Reference is set to Word Clock, but no valid external word clock is present, it will be indicated on the Main Screen:
The 664 only accepts word clock signals between 44.1 kHz and 48.048 kHz.
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Bit Depth
When recording WAV files, the 664 records either 16 or 24 bit files. Bit depth is selected from the Setup
Menu item RECORDER > Bit Depth.
Bit Depth and Dynamic Range
Bit depth defines the digital “word length” used to represent a given sample and correlates to the
maximum dynamic range that is represented by the digital signal. Larger bit depths accommodate
more dynamic range. Sound Devices recommends 24-bit recording for all critical production.
Recording Media
The 664 records to removable CompactFlash (CF) and SD/SDHC/SDXC (SD) cards. The 664 can write
to one or both of these cards at the same time.
The SD card is inserted with the bottom of the card (the side with metal contacts visible) facing toward
the rear of the 664. Push until it clicks. To remove, push in again to release the spring-loaded connector, then pull the SD card out.
The CF card is inserted with the top of the card (the side with the manufacturer’s branding label)
facing the rear of the 664. The final few millimeters of insertion require light force. To remove the CF
card, grip it firmly and pull it out.
If the CF card is oriented correctly, it will slide in easily until only a few millimeters are protruding. If the
CF card is oriented incorrectly, it will slide in easily until over 1 cm of the card is still protruding.
Formatting Media
The 664 uses the FAT32 file system. FAT32 is compatible with all major operating systems. Before
recording to CF or SD media, cards must be formatted. To format cards in the 664:
1.
Press the Menu button to enter the Setup Menu.
2.
Turn the Headphone Encoder to highlight FILE STORAGE, then press the Headphone Encoder to enter the FILE STORAGE section.
3.
Turn the Headphone Encoder to highlight Erase/Format CF or Erase/Format SD, then Press
the Headphone Encoder to begin the formatting process.
Time Code
The 664 holds accurate time code for up two hours between battery changes using its internal, Li-Ion
time code battery. After two hours without power, the 664 reverts to a slightly less-precise time-of-day
crystal to maintain the date/time of the unit. This time code battery is charged whenever the 664 is
powered up.
If the time-of-day clock is reset during the production day or if the time code mode is changed from
24 hour run to another mode and back, the time code value will change. You must re-jam all time code
devices to ensure proper synchronization.
File-based recorders place a time code and frame rate stamp in the BEXT and iXML chunks of an
AES31 (Broadcast WAV) file. During playback, the 664 generates SMPTE time code from this number
and extrapolates it based on the time code frame rate.
All files generated by the 664 have time code numbers that begin on the 0 frame (or 02 in DF modes)
and end on the 0 frame such that a file’s duration is always an integer number of seconds long. If
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necessary, pre-roll and post-roll is dynamically applied to accomplish this. This simplifies synchronization in post-production.
Sound Devices Wave Agent Beta for Mac OS and Windows computers allows users to add or edit Beginning
Time Code Stamps. See Wave Agent for more details.
The time code value and frame rate of the 664 are displayed on the RTN Screen:
Time code value
Time code frame rate
Timecode modes
The time code mode determines if the 664 generates or reads timecode and when time code runs and
stops. Time code mode is changed from the Setup Menu option TIMECODE/SYNC > Timecode Mode.
Rec Run (Record Run)
Generator mode. The 664 sends running timecode while recording and stationary timecode while
not recording. Timecode in this mode defaults to the last stationary value at power-up. When switching to Record Run from another mode, the internal generator will stop at the last number generated. A user-defined value can be jammed into the internal generator from the Setup Menu option
TIMECODE/SYNC > Set Generator TC.
Free Run
Generator mode. Timecode runs continuously. The value can be set by “jamming value” in the Setup
Menu option TIMECODE/SYNC > Jam Menu or by manually setting a value from the Setup Menu option TIMECODE/SYNC > Set Generator TC.
24h Run (24 hour Run)
Generator mode. Timecode runs continuously. When this Time Code Mode is selected or when the
time/date is altered, the time code value is jammed to the value of the time-of-day clock. The value can
be set by “jamming value” in the Setup Menu option TIMECODE/SYNC > Jam Menu or by manually
setting a value from the Setup Menu option TIMECODE/SYNC > Set Generator TC.
Ext-TC (External Time Code)
Reader mode. The internal timecode generator follows an external timecode signal appearing at the
time code input. If the external timecode is removed the internal generator stops as well. Recording is
triggered manually with the Transport Control.
Ext-TC Auto-Rec (External Time Code Auto-Record)
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Reader mode. The internal timecode generator follows an external timecode signal appearing at the
time code input. If the external timecode is removed the internal generator stops as well. The 664
automatically begins recording when running time code is sensed. When stopped time code is sensed,
recording stops.
Ext-TC/Cont (External Time Code Continuous)
Reader mode. The internal timecode generator follows an external timecode signal appearing at the
time code input. If the external timecode is removed the internal generator continues to run to preserve continuous timecode. Recording is triggered manually with the Transport Control.
Ext-TC Auto-Rec/Cont (External Time Code Auto-Record Continuous)
Reader mode. The internal timecode generator follows an external timecode signal appearing at the
time code input. If the external timecode is removed the internal generator continues to run to preserve continuous timecode. The 664 automatically begins recording when running time code is sensed.
When stopped time code is sensed, recording stops.
Timecode Frame Rate
The frame rate of the time code generator is set with the Setup Menu option
TIMECODE/SYNC > Frame Rate. When using an external time code mode, ensure that the 664’s frame
rate is equal to (or cross-jam compatible) the external frame rate.
Jam Menu
The Setup Menu option TIMECODE/SYNC > Jam Menu displays the timecode Jam Menu. This special
screen displays detailed information about the 664’s internal SMPTE timecode generator and SMPTE
timecode present on the 664’s time code input.
External timecode value
External timecode frame rate
Internal timecode value
Internal timecode frame rate
The difference between external and internal timecode.
External user bits
Internal user bits
To jam the 664’s internal timecode (and User Bits) to external time code, push the Headphone Controller while the Jam Menu is displayed. To leave the Jam Menu without jamming to external timecode,
press the Menu Button or the Meters Button.
To manually set the User Bits, use Setup Menu option TIMECODE/SYNC > Set Generator UBits.
Timecode Hold Off
Some devices that send rec-run timecode will sometimes have a tendency to send short burst of running timecode. When using timecode to trigger recording on the 664 (External timecode auto-record
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modes) this behavior can result in unintentional recordings on the 664. To eliminate this problem, the
664 features a Timecode Hold Off function.
When using external timecode auto-record modes, the 664 will wait (“hold off”) for the amount of
time specified in Setup Menu option TIMECODE > Hold Off before beginning recording. Running
timecode lasting less than the Timecode Hold Off value will not trigger a recording on the 664.
Things to consider when using Timecode Hold Off:
• This feature only applies in Ext-TC Auto-Rec and Ext-TC Auto-Rec/Cont.
• If Pre-Roll is set, it will be applied (see Pre-Roll). Pre-Roll will only capture audio from the initial
detection of a time code signal. If no Pre-Roll is selected, the file will begin after the Hold Off time
expires. It is best practice to set Pre-Roll, in the Setup Menu option RECORDER > Pre-Roll Time,
to a value greater than the selected Timecode Hold Off value. This ensures that audio is captured
from the moment a timecode signal is detected and that unintentional files triggered by short
bursts of time code are not generated.
F Sampling Rate Modes
48.048k and 48.048kF
The 48.048kF mode (F stands for fake, faux, Fostex—take your pick) is a specific compatibility mode
for use with the Fostex DV40 software (1.74 and previous), Avid, Final Cut Pro, and other post-production environments that do not recognize audio files written at 48.048 kHz. In this mode files are
recorded at a 48.048 kHz sampling rate but are stamped at 48 kHz. When played, they will play back
0.1% slower than real time.
One use for the 48.048kF mode is to force a 0.1% speed reduction (pull down) of audio to match MOStelecined film (24 fps-to-NTSC) in non-linear edit systems, such as Avid or Final Cut Pro. Since the file
is stamped as a 48 kHz file, the edit system will play it back at 48 kHz and not at 48.048 kHz. This “audio pull down” will match the transferred picture without the need for an intermediate step through
other software to create the pull down.
The time code frame rate (actual recording rate) is forced to 30 ND in 48.048kF mode. The LCD display will show 30 ND during recording. No other frame rate is available in 48.048kF mode.
The audio file, however, is stamped with a 29.97 ND frame rate, along the 48 kHz sampling rate. It will
appear as if the file was originally recorded at a 48 kHz sampling rate at a TC rate of 29.97 ND.
Fostex DV40
When using files recorded in the 48.048kF mode with a DV40 with early software, set the DV40 time
code frame rate to 29.97ND. Time code stamps will properly match the original time code start times.
47.952k and 47.952kF
Both 47.952 and 47.952kF settings use a record sampling rate of 47.952 kHz, 0.1% lower than 48 kHz.
The 47.952kF mode, however, identifies the file as being recorded at 48 kHz. Additionally there are
two frame rate options in 47.952kF mode. The time code frame rate can be set to 23.97 while the file
is identified as 24ND or it can be set to 29.97ND while the file is identified as 30ND. By default, when
47.952kF mode is selected the frame rate is changed to 29.97ND and identified as 30ND unless the
Frame Rate was already set to 23.97 in which case it will remain at 23.97.
Pre-Roll
To prevent missing record cues or up-cutting takes, the 664 has pre-roll buffering available.
When active, pre-roll begins recording at a set number of seconds preceding the record button being pressed. The Pre-Roll time can be adjust (up to 6 seconds) from the Setup Menu option
RECORDER > Pre-Roll Time.
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Pre-Roll is disabled when the time code mode is set to Record Run, External Time Code Auto Record,
or External Time Code Continuous Auto Record. This prevents possible overlapping time code numbers between adjacent files.
Synchronization
A stable sample clock source is essential for high quality digital audio. Setups involving multiple digital recording/playback devices often require that all devices are locked to a common clock reference to
ensure they are synchronous, i.e. run at the same speed and in phase with one another. The 664 uses
rock-stable word clock and PLL circuitry to generate its internal clock frequency.
The 664 can act as either a clock master (Setup Menu option TIMECODE/SYNC > Sync Reference
set to Internal), where it is the provider of word clock, or as clock slave (Setup Menu option
TIMECODE/SYNC > Sync Reference set to Word Clock), where it locks its internal word clock to a
received external master reference clock. External word clock signal is provided via the Word Clock
input BNC on the Rear Panel.
When accepting digital input signal, the 664 always converts the sample rate to the recorder’s sample
rate. During playback, the 664 only uses its own word clock, ignoring external word clock.
File Management
The 664 writes files to both CompactFlash (CF) and Secure Digital (SD) storage media. Storage media must be formatted as FAT32 volumes prior to use with the 664. CF and SD storage media inserted into the 664 can be formatted with Setup Menu option FILE STORAGE > Erase/Format CF and
FILE STORAGE > Erase/Format SD respectively. The FAT32 file system is compatible with all major
operating systems. To manage files on 664 media using a computer, simply remove the media from
the 664 and insert into a compliant CF or SD card reader connected to a computer.
File List
The File List displays all files on the CF or SD card. To access the File List, select Setup Menu option
FILE STORAGE > File List. The File List can also be accessed by sliding the Slate/Tone Switch while
viewing the Take List. When entering the File List, the first view is the Root Menu:
File List: Root Menu
In the Root Menu of the File List, use the Headphone Encoder to highlight either the CF or SD card.
Slide the RTN Switch to access options for the highlighted card. Push the Headphone Encoder to display the listing of files and directories on the highlighted card.
When audio files are highlighted, various metadata information is displayed for that file on the right
half of the display.
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File List: Files on SD card
Slide the RTN Switch to access File Options for the highlighted file, directory, or storage media. The
following table lists the File Options that are available for files, directories, and storage media:
File Option
File
Directory
Storage Media
Copy
Copies file to the other storage
media.
Copies directory and its conCopies all files and directories
tents to the other storage media. to the other storage media.
Delete
Deletes file.
Deletes directory and its
contents.
Create Sound Report
Creates a CSV sound report
of all files in the directory and
saves the report there. see
Sound Reports
Creates a CSV sound report of
all files in the root of the storage
media and saves the report
there. see Sound Reports
Rename
Changes the name of the directory.
Changes the volume label of the
storage media.
Empty Trash
Available only on TRASH and
FALSETAKES directories. Deletes the contents of the folder.
Deletes the contents of the
TRASH directory on the storage
media.
Erase/Reformat
Formats the storage media as a
FAT32 volume.
File Type
The 664 records audio to the industry-standard Broadcast Wave file format. Additionally, the 664 can
record to MP3 format. Recording WAV or MP3 is selectable per media, from the Setup Menu items
RECORDER > Record to CF, and RECORDER > Record to SD. The 664 can write files to both cards
simultaneously.
WAV (Broadcast WAV)
The 664 writes AES-31 Broadcast Wave formatted files. The audio files created by the 664 include additional information (Metadata) in the file’s header, BEXT (Broadcast Audio Extension) and iXML data
chunks. See Metadata section of Specifications. Software that does not recognize these additional broadcast wave data chunks will simply ignore them.
Wave Agent Beta allows for the splitting (de-interleaving) of polyphonic files into separate files for each track.
MP3
MPEG-1 Layer III is a lossy compression algorithm, often used for music and transcription recording
purposes. The 664 records two-channel MP3 audio files with data rates of 320 kb/s, 192 kb/s, or 128
kb/s.
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File Structure
The 664 records polyphonic audio files. A polyphonic audio file is one file with multiple tracks. When
recording polyphonic files, one file will be created per take. A polyphonic take and file name consists
of a scene name, take number, and a file extension. For example, for scene S01, take T01, the polyphonic file name and take name are both S01T01.wav.
S01T01.WAV
scene number
extension
take number
Folder Options
All files generated by the 664 can be saved to the Root directory, a Project Folder, a Daily (Roll) Folder,
or a Scene Folder (Files are saved to the Root directory by default). File organization is managed in
the Setup Menu option FILE STORAGE > FOLDER OPTIONS. Folder choices include TOP-LEVEL,
MID-LEVEL, and BOTTOM LEVEL FOLDERS. Folders are created when the record key is pressed. This
reduces the likelihood of empty folders.
Each folder resides in the folder one level below it. If the folder one level below the target folder is
set to <None>, the target folder will reside in the next level folder that is set to something other than
<None>.
Each folder level has a corresponding list of available names that can be edited manually by the user.
To add an entry to the list of folder names of any folder level:
1.
Access Setup Menu option FILE STORAGE > FOLDER OPTIONS
2.
Select desired folder level and press the Headphone Encoder.
3.
Rotate the headphone Encoder to select <Add New Entry> then press the Headphone Encoder. Use the on-screen keyboard to compose a name for the folder.
4.
Slide the RTN Switch right to create the folder name and select it for this folder level.
Top-Level (Project) folder. The Top-Level folder can be named manually or set to <None>. The name
of the Top-Level folder will also be stored in the PROJECT field of the iXML and bEXT chunks of all
subsequently recorded WAV files.
Mid-Level (Tape/Roll/Daily) folder. The Mid-Level folder can be named manually, by the date, or set
to <None>. When set to <Daily>, a folder will be automatically created and named according to the
date. Whenever a new day occurs, the 664 will prompt asking if the user would like to create a new
daily folder. With an example date of August 20th, 2012, the naming format of the daily folder would
be: 12Y08M20. The name of the Mid-Level folder will also be stored in the TAPE field of the iXML and
bEXT chunks of all subsequently recorded WAV files.
Bottom-Level folder. The Bottom-Level folder can be named manually, by scene name, or set to
<None>. When set to <Scene>, a new folder will be created each time the scene name is changed.
Automatic File Splitting
A file on a FAT32 volume cannot exceed 4 GB. During recording, the 664 will split a take that exceeds
4 GB into multiple files. The split is sample-accurate, so files joined together in post-production will
be seamless. The maximum file size that the 664 creates can be adjusted from the Setup Menu option
FILE STORAGE > File Max Size. The following file size options are available:
• 4GB
• 2GB
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Metadata Fields
664 Broadcast wave files include iXML (revision 1.5) data and bEXT chunk data. For bEXT and iXMLaware software applications this data is available. For applications that don’t recognize bEXT or
iXML, this information is ignored.
Metadata is included in MP3 files inside the ID3 tags. Metadata in MP3 files can not be edited with the 664.
Sound Reports
The 664 can generate sound reports as a comma separated values (CSV) file. CSV files can be opened
and edited by any common spreadsheet application such as Microsoft Excel, OpenOffice Calc, Apple
Numbers, Google Docs, and many more.
MP3 files are not included in Sound reports.
Sound Report Setup
A sound report consists of two sections: A Take List section which provides information for each take
in the folder the sound report was generated in, and an Overview section that contains ancillary information to the Take List section. The Overview section is first, followed by the Take List section.
Overview Section
The table below lists the rows that make up the Overview section.
Row
Description
Default
Project:
The name of the project.
<NONE>
Producer:
The name of the producer.
<NONE>
Director:
The name of the director.
<NONE>
Job:
The title of the job.
<NONE>
Date:
The date. The <System Date> option will insert the current system
date (In MM/DD/YY format) at the time the report is generated.
Location:
The location.
<NONE>
Sound Mixer:
Your name.
<NONE>
Phone:
Your phone number. Limited to numbers and symbols.
<NONE>
Email:
Your email address.
<NONE>
Client:
Client’s name.
<NONE>
Boom Op:
Boom operator’s name.
<NONE>
Prod.Co:
The name of the production company.
<NONE>
Prod.Co. Tel:
Production company telephone number. Limited to numbers and
symbols.
<NONE>
Mics:
Notes about mics used.
<NONE>
Comments:
Miscellaneous comments.
<NONE>
Roll:
The roll / daily identifier.
<NONE>
Media:
Media type
<NONE>
File Type:
File type. Options are <Current Selection> (WAV Poly or MP3) or
<None>
<System Date>
<Current Selection>
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Row
Description
Default
File Type:
File type. Options are <Current Selection> (WAV Poly or MP3) or
<None>
<Current Selection>
Sample Rate:
Sample rate of recorded audio. Options are <Current Selection> (At
time of report generation) or <None>
<Current Selection>
Frame Rate:
Timecode frame rate. Options are <Current Selection> (At time of
report generation) or <None>
<Current Selection>
Bit Depth:
Bit depth of recorded audio. Options are <Current Selection> (At time
of report generation) or <None>
<Current Selection>
Tone Level:
The amplitude of the 664’s tone generator. Options are <Current
Selection> (At time of report generation) or <None>
<Current Selection>
Information in the Overview section is managed in the Setup Menu option
FILE STORAGE > Sound Report Info. The 664 derives information for the overview section from these
settings at the time the sound report is generated.
Take List Section
The following fields make up the Take List section. Each row of this section corresponds to a take, and
each field corresponds directly to the metadata of that take (BEXT and iXML).
•
•
•
•
File Name
Scene
Take
Length
• Start TC
• Trk 1 to Trk 16 (16 fields)
• Notes
Generating Sound Reports
A sound report can be generated for all the files in any folder on the 664. Sound reports are created
from the File List.
To generate a sound report:
1.
Press and hold the Menu Button and then press the Headphone Encoder to access the Take
List.
2.
Slide the Slate/Tone Switch to access the File List.
3.
To create a sound report for the files at the root level of the CF or SD card, highlight the
desired card and skip to the next step. To create a sound report for one folder only, use the
Headphone Encoder to navigate to the folder and highlight it (do not go into the foldeR).
4.
Slide the RTN Switch to access folder options for the highlighted folder.
5.
Select the Create Sound Report option. A CSV file will be created in the selected folder.
Sound reports created for at the root level of the CF or SD card will be saved as REPORT.CSV
in the root of that media. Sound Reports created in a subfolder will be named with the last six
characters of that folder followed by “_REPORT.CSV”.
Take Management
Take List
The Take List consists of recorded takes on all media. Takes are listed in the left column in the order
they were recorded, with the most recent take at the top. The right column displays details about the
highlighted take, including:
•
•
•
•
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TC: Start timecode value of the take.
Card: What media the take resides on.
Folder: The folder that the take resides in.
Scene: The scene name of the take.
• Take: The take number of the take.
• Date: The date that the take was
recorded.
• Notes: The notes metadata field.
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To access the Take List press and hold the Menu Button, then press the Headphone Encoder. The
Take List can also be accessed from the Setup Menu option FILE STORAGE > Take List. The top take
in the Take List is displayed with orange text. This is a special entry that represents the next take to be
recorded. Editing the metadata of this entry will affect all subsequent recordings.
Take Number
A take is a single recording that may represented by a file on each media. Takes are labeled numerically and begin at the number 1. Each new recording creates a new take. The take number will increment by one until it is reset. Take numbers will be two digits to 99 (01-99) and digits will be added
accordingly from 100 and up. By default, take numbers will reset when a new Scene is selected
or when a new Daily folder is created. This behavior can be changed with the Setup Menu option
FILE STORAGE > Take Reset Mode. The take number is written in the file name (preceded by the letter
“T”) and stored in the metadata of each recorded file. see File Structure. The take number
To manually set the take number:
1.
Enter the Take List (Menu button + Headphone Encoder push or FILE STORAGE > Take List)
2.
Highlight the next take (indicated by orange text and the phrase “[next]”) and slide the RTN
Switch.
3.
Rotate the Headphone Encoder to select Take.
4.
Using the Headphone Encoder in the numeric entry dialog, enter a new take number. The
next take will use this take numbers and subsequent takes will increment from this number
until the take number is reset.
To change set the take number of an already recorded take:
1.
Enter the Take List (Menu button + Headphone Encoder push or FILE STORAGE > Take List)
2.
Highlight the take to be edited and slide the RTN Switch.
3.
Rotate the Headphone Encoder to select Take. The take number will be changed in the metdata of all files for this take, and all files for this take will be renamed to reflect the new take
number.
False Take
To mark a take as a false take and decrement the Take number, press and hold the Headphone Encoder, then slide the Transport Control left (Rewind). A dialog will appear to confirm the false take action.
When a take is confirmed as a false take, it will be moved to the FALSETAKES folder on each media
and the take number will be decremented by 1. Files will remain in the FALSETAKES folder until they
are deleted or the card is formatted.
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Scene Name
The scene name is a logical group of takes. It can be any combination of letters or numbers up to 9
characters in length. The scene name will only change when a new scene name is entered by the user
or when the scene is incremented. The scene name is written in the file name and stored in the metadata of each recorded file. see File Structure
To enter and select a new scene name:
1.
Enter the Take List (Menu button + Headphone Encoder push or FILE STORAGE > Take List)
2.
Highlight the next take (indicated by orange text and the phrase “[next]”) and slide the RTN
Switch to access the Scene Name List.
3.
Rotate the Headphone Encoder to select scene name from the Scene Name List.
4.
Using the Headphone Encoder, select an existing scene name and press the Headphone
Encoder to select this scene name. To enter a new scene name, select <Add New Entry> and
enter a new scene name.
To edit the scene name of an already recorded take:
1.
Enter the Take List (Menu button + Headphone Encoder push or FILE STORAGE > Take List)
2.
Highlight the take to be edited and slide the RTN Switch to access the Scene Name List.
3.
Rotate the Headphone Encoder to select scene name from the Scene Name List.
4.
Enter a new scene name. The scene name will be changed in the metdata of all files for this
take, and all files for this take will be renamed to reflect the new scene name.
A scene name can be removed from the Scene Name List by sliding the Slate/Tone Switch right when the
scene name is highlighted in the Scene Name List.
Scene Increment
By default Scene names will not increment. When Setup Menu option
FILE STORAGE > Scene Increment Mode is set to either Character or Numeric, scene names can be
incremented manually by pressing and holding the Headphone Encoder, then sliding the Transport
Control right (Fast Forward). If the current scene name does not end in a number or letter, a “1” or “A”
will be added (for Numeric or Character increment mode, respectively). If a scene name does end in a
letter or number, the letter or number will be incremented.
Take Notes and Phrases
The Notes metadata field is used to provide extra information about a take that is not accounted for
with the other metadata fields.
Phrases
Often, a particular phrase will be used in the notes field of many different takes. To save data entry
time, the 664 provides the ability to save phrases that can be entered into the notes field quickly. To
edit, create, and use phrases:
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1.
Enter the Take List (Menu button + Headphone Encoder push or FILE STORAGE > Take List).
2.
Highlight the take to be edited, and slide the RTN Switch.
3.
Select the Notes field and press the Headphone Encoder.
4.
Select <Use Phrase> and press the Headphone Encoder to enter the Phrase List.
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To use a phrase, select it in the list and press the Headphone Encoder. To create a new
phrase, slide the RTN Switch right. To edit a phrase, select it in the list and slide the Slate/
Tone Switch right. To delete a phrase, select it in the list and slide the Slate/Tone Switch left.
Playback
The 664 can play back any file it has recorded. To play back the last file recorded or loaded, push the
Play Button. In the Take List or File List, pressing the Play button will initiate playback of the highlighted take.
When playback begins, the file name will be displayed on the Main Screen with a green background.
The timecode and absolute time areas of the Main Screen will display the timecode and absolute time
of the file being played back. Pushing the Stop button will pause playback, and pushing the Stop button when playback is paused will stop playback.
The media that files will be played back from is highlighted with a green background on the Main
Screen and RTN Screen. To toggle the default playback card, press and hold the Headphone Encoder
then press the slide the Transport Control down (Play).
By default, playback will be routed to all outputs of the 664. To limit playback to headphone outputs
only, set Setup Menu option OUTPUTS > Playback to Outputs to Headphones Only.
WAV files recorded on the 664 will play back to tracks as they were recorded. MP3 files recorded on the 664
will always play back to the L and R tracks.
Using a USB Keyboard
To aid in navigation and data entry, a standard USB keyboard can be connected to the 664. To use a
USB keyboard, connect the male USB A plug of the keyboard into the supplied USB A female adapter,
then connect the keyboard to the left panel USB B jack on the 664 with the supplied USB cable. Change
the Setup Menu option SYSTEM > USB Port to Keyboard.
Keyboards with an embedded USB hub are not compatible. Some keyboards must be disconnected when powering the 664 up and only connected after the 664 has booted.
Whenever the on-screen keyboard is displayed, an attached USB keyboard can be used to enter data.
The table below shows the keyboard shortcuts available.
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Key Combination
Action
F1
Accesses the Setup Menu.
F2
Accesses the Take List.
F3
Switches between Main Screen and RTN Screen.
Menu Button
Accesses the Setup Menu.
Ctrl + R
Record
Ctrl + S
Stop
Spacebar
Play
Left Arrow
Main Screen: Rewind.
Input Settings Screen: Toggle phase inversion.
Right Arrow
Main Screen: Fast Forward.
Input Settings Screen: Toggle LR Mix assignment.
Main Screen: Adjusts headphone volume.
In menus: Moves highlighter.
While editing parameters: Changes value.
Up / Down Arrows
Main Screen: Accesses HP Monitor Source List.
In menus: Same as encoder push (activates current selection).
Enter
Alt + Enter
Main Screen: Toggles arming of selected track.
Ctrl + Enter
Accesses gain adjustment for highlighted L, R, X1, X2, or RTN track.
Main Screen: Select tracks.
Input Settings Screen:
Ctrl + Up / Down Arrows
Ctrl + Left Arrow
Input Settings Screen: Change X1 assignment.
Ctrl + Right Arrow
Input Settings Screen: Change X2 assignment.
Mixer Linking
Linking the 664 With Another 664 or 552 Mixer
The Link I/O function allows the 664 or 552 to be interconnected with another 664 or 552 mixer for
applications requiring more inputs. When the 664 is linked with a 664 or 552, all inputs appear at both
mixer’s outputs. The stereo mix from the other mixer will be routed to the 664’s stereo Master Bus and
recorded on tracks L and R. Return audio and PFL occur on the headphone output of both mixers. The
Link I/O connector is an unbalanced TA5M wired pin-1 = HP L, pin-2 = HP R, pin-3 = Mix R, pin-4 =
Mix L, pin-5 = link detection/ground.
To Link the 664 to another 664 or 552 mixer:
1.
Connect the Link I/O of the 664 to the Link I/O of the other 664 or 552 mixer using a TA5F
to TA5F cable (Sound Devices XL-TA55 optional accessory). This will send the stereo mix of
each mixer directly to the stereo output bus of both mixers.
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2.
Monitor the stereo sum of all input channels from either mixer headphone monitor.
3.
Adjust the levels on each mixer accordingly.
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Linking to Other Mixers
The Link I/O function allows the 664 to be linked to a Sound Devices 302, 442, or MixPre mixer for applications requiring higher input channel counts. When the 664 is linked with another Sound Devices
mixer, all input channels will be present on the stereo Master Bus of the 664. Return audio and PFL
only occur on the headphone output of the mixer that it is performed on. The 552 Link I/O connector
is an unbalanced TA5M wired pin-1 = HP L, pin-2 = HP R, pin-3 = Mix R, pin-4 = Mix L, pin-5 = Link
detection/ground.
Linking to a 302 or 442
The Tape Out/Mix Out of a 302 is an unbalanced stereo TA3F connector. The 442 has two Tape Out/
Mix Out connectors, 3.5 mm and TA3. For the most secure connection use the TA3 Tape Out/Mix Out
connector. The TA3 on the 442 and 302 is wired pin-1 = ground, pin-2 = Left, pin-3 = Right. For details
on the 3.5 mm connection see Linking to a MixPre.
Sound Devices XL-TA35 is a 12-inch, TA5F to TA3F accessory cable used to link Sound Devices 302
and 442 mixers to the 664 or 552. For more details see Accessories.
To link a Sound Devices 302 or 442 to a 664:
1.
Connect the Link I/O of the 664 to the Tape Out/Mix Out of a 302 or 442 using a Sound
Devices XL-TA35 cable. This sends the stereo mix of both mixers directly to the stereo Master
Bus of the 664.
302
664
442
664
2.
Monitor and record the stereo sum of all input channels on the Master Bus of the 664.
3.
Adjust the levels on each mixer accordingly.
Linking to a MixPre-D or Original MixPre
The MixPre-D’s Tape Out 3.5 mm TRS is wired Tip = Left, Ring = Right, Sleeve = ground. Sound
Devices XL-TA25 is a 20-inch, TA5F to 3.5 mm TRS accessory cable used to link Sound Devices MixPre-D to the 664. For more details see Accessories.
To link a Sound Devices MixPre-D to a 664.
1.
Connect the Link I/O of the 664 to the Tape Out of a MixPre-D using a Sound Devices XLTA25. This sends the stereo mix of both mixers directly to the stereo Master Bus of the 664.
TAPE OUT
MixPre-D
664
2.
Monitor and record the stereo sum of all input channels on the Master Bus of the 664.
3.
Adjust the levels on each mixer accordingly.
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Powering
The 664 is powered by external DC power or internal NiMH AA batteries. The
power switch selects the power source, either internal or external. There is a
large enough power reserve to switch back and forth from one source to the
other without interrupting mixer operation.
External Powering
The 664 can be powered from any DC voltage from 10 to 18 VDC. Pin-4 of the locking, Hirose connector is positive (+) and pin-1 is negative (–). The external DC supply is fully isolated (floating) from the
rest of the mixer for easy and safe interconnection with other external audio gear.
Internal Battery Powering
Internal batteries can be used as a back-up in the event that external power is removed or depleted.
The 664 uses five, AA-sized (LR6), NiMH batteries. Cell chemistries other than NiMH (Lithium, Alkaline, etc) are not supported by the 664.
Voltage Metering
The Main Screen displays a DC Voltage Indicator in the form of a battery icon that indicates the level
of the power source currently in use (internal or external). When the battery icon is filled green, the
voltage of the active power source (internal or external) is full. The green color will move down as
voltage depletes, changing to red and flashing when the Warning Voltage Threshold is reached. When
the voltage is critically low, the entire battery icon will become red and flash.
Maximum Voltage
Minimum Voltage
A numeric reading of the internal and external voltage levels is displayed in the Setup Menu main
level at all times. Internal voltage is displayed on the left side and external voltage is displayed on the
right side (This example shows a 664 powered from a 12.0V external power supply with no AA batteries inserted):
The voltage range of the DC Voltage Indicator and the Warning Voltage Threshold can be adjusted.
These values are adjusted with the Setup Menu option SYSTEM > Ext DC Ref. Adjust the Ext DC
Reference to match the type of battery being used to power the 664 externally. The voltage range and
Warning Voltage Threshold for each setting are shown in the table below.
Setting
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Low Voltage
Warning Voltage
High Voltage
12V Ext DC
9
10
11
NiMH
11
11.5
13
Expanded NiMH
11
11.5
18
12V Lead Acid
10
11.4
14
14V Li-ion
12.5
13.5
16.3
Full Range
6
11.5
18
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When the voltage of the external power supply drops below the Low Voltage Threshold, the 664 will
react differently depending on the state of the internal recorder:
• During recording or playback, the 664 will automatically switch to internal batteries, if available.
• If the internal recorder is idle (Not playing back or recording), the 664 will power down.
During media operations (read or write) the 664 will utilize the main (external) power source if available.
This will be reflected on the DC Voltage Indicator.
Power Consumption
The 664 varies in the amount of current it draws. Several features of the 664 directly affect current
draw in different ways. The following list highlights the larger current drawing functions.
1.
Microphone powering - the main source of extra 664 current draw. See Phantom Power. 48
V Phantom can draw copious amounts of current depending on what model microphone
is used. Two identical phantom powered microphones draw twice as much current as one.
Microphones vary widely in their current draw depending on type and phantom voltage applied.
2.
Audio Recorder - the recorder, whether in record or playback, increases power consumption.
3.
Digital Outputs - disable digital outputs in the Setup Menu when they are not needed since
they draw additional current.
4.
Output drive level - higher output drive levels into multiple, low-impedance inputs increases
power consumption.
5.
Headphone output circuit - high headphone output levels increase current draw.
6.
LED and LCD Brightness - decrease LED and LCD brightness to extend battery runtime.
Storing and Recalling Settings
The 664 can store and recall user settings to User Setup Files on the SD card, CF card, or internal
memory. User Setup Files contain all settings made in the Setup Menu and all Input Settings (including routing). Multiple, custom-named setup files can be saved to the CF or SD card. Additionally, four
setups can be saved to the 664’s internal memory where they will be available even when no CF or SD
card is inserted.
To save a User Setup File, access the Setup Menu option Quick Setup. Select the Save option for the
desired storage area and enter a name for the Setup File.
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• The INT1, INT2, INT3, or INT4 areas will hold one setup each. Settings stored to these areas will
overwrite any settings previously stored there.
• Saving a Setup File to the CF or SD card will create a folder named SETTINGS (If it is not already
present) and place the Setup File in that directory. If a Setup File with the entered named already
exists, the previous Setup File will be overwritten
Setup Files stored on the CF or SD card can be deleted from the File List. To delete a Setup File from
the CF or SD card:
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1.
Press the Menu Button to enter the Setup Menu.
2.
Use the Headphone Encoder to select option FILE STORAGE > File List.
3.
Use the Headphone Encoder to select either CF or SD.
4.
Use the Headphone Encoder to select the SETTINGS folder.
5.
Use the Headphone Encoder to highlight the Setup File to be deleted.
6.
Slide the RTN Switch to access File Options for the Setup File.
7.
Use the Headphone Encoder to select Delete.
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Setup Menu
The chart below shows the Setup Menu number, Function name, a description of the control, options
available within that menu, and the factory default setting.
Inputs
#
Parameter Name
Description
Options
1
Ch 1-2 Linking
Links channels 1 and 2 with or without Mid/Side
decoding.
» Unlinked
• 1-2
• 1-2MS
2
Ch 3-4 Linking
Links channels 3 and 4 with or without Mid/Side
decoding.
» Unlinked
• 3-4
• 3-4MS
3
Ch 5-6 Linking
Links channels 5 and 6 with or without Mid/Side
decoding.
» Unlinked
• 5-6
• 5-6MS
4
Phantom Voltage
Globally adjust voltage level of phantom power (on all
inputs which have phantom power enabled).
» 48V
• 12V
Outputs
#
Parameter Name
Description
Options
1
Linking
For the purposes of arming and level adjustment, link
tracks L and R, and/or X1 and X2.
•
»
•
•
LR, X1X2
LR, X1, X2
L, R, X1X2
L, R, X1, X2
2
XLR-L Out
Select the analog output level or engage AES3 digital
on the L XLR output.
•
»
•
•
Mic
Line
-10
AES 1,2
3
XLR-R Out
Select the analog output level or engage AES3 digital
on the R XLR output.
•
»
•
•
Mic
Line
-10
AES 3,4
4
10-pin A Out
Select the analog output level or engage AES3 digital
on the both balanced outputs of the 10-pin A output.
•
»
•
•
Mic
Line
-10
AES 5-8
5
10-pin C Out
Select the analog output level on the both balanced
outputs of the 10-pin C output.
• Mic
» Line
• -10
6
TA3 L-Out
Select the analog output level of the L TA3 output.
• Mic
» Line
• -10
7
TA3 R-Out
Select the analog output level of the R TA3 output.
• Mic
» Line
• -10
8
TA3-X1 Out
Select the analog output level of the Aux 1 TA3 output. • Mic
» Line
• -10
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Parameter Name
Description
Options
9
TA3-X2 Out
Select the analog output level of the Aux 2 TA3 output. • Mic
» Line
• -10
10
Direct Out Levels
Select the analog output level of the TA3 Direct
Outputs.
• Mic
» Line
• -10
11
Direct Out Pre/Post
Globally select pre- or post-fader signal source for all
Direct Outputs.
» PreFade
• PostFade
12
Tape Out Source
Choose the stereo source for the TA3 and 3.5 mm
Tape Output.
»
•
•
•
13
AES Output Routing
Displays the AES output routing matrix where sources
can be assigned to AES output channels.
14
Playback to Outputs
Select destination for playback signal.
L/R
RTN A
RTN B
RTN C
• Headphones Only
» All Outputs
Limiters
#
Parameter Name
Description
Options
1
Limiters
Globally disable input and output limiters.
• Off
» On
2
L,R Limiter Linking
Links limiters for L and R tracks.
» On
• Off
3
L,R Limiter Thresh.
Limiter threshold for Master Bus
• +4 to +20 dBu (1 dB increment)
» 18 dBu
4
X1,X2 Limiter Thresh.
Limtiter threshold for Aux Bus
• +4 to +20 dBu (1 dB increment)
» 18 dBu
Recorder
#
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Parameter Name
Description
Options
1
Record to CF
Sets the type of file and which tracks to record to the
CF card.
•
»
•
•
•
•
•
Off
Wav Poly
Wav Poly (ISOs Only)
Wav Poly (LR Only)
Wav Poly (X1X2 only)
MP3 (LR)
MP3 (X1X2)
2
Record to SD
Sets the type of file and which tracks to record to the
SD card.
•
»
•
•
•
•
•
Off
Wav Poly
Wav Poly (ISOs Only)
Wav Poly (LR Only)
Wav Poly (X1X2 only)
MP3 (LR)
MP3 (X1X2)
3
MP3 Bit Rate
The bitrate of recorded MP3 files.
» 320kbs
• 192kbs
• 128kbs
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Parameter Name
Description
Options
4
Sample Freq.
The internal sample rate and sample rate of recorded
WAV files.
•
•
•
»
•
•
5
Bit Depth
The bit depth of recorded WAV files.
» 24
• 16
6
Pre-Roll Time
Adjust the amount of record time to be appended
before each recording.
• 0 to 6 seconds (1 s increment)
» 0s
44.1k
47.952k
47.952kF
48k
48.048k
48.048kF
Comms/Returns
#
Parameter Name
Description
Options
1
Slate/Com Mic Source
Select internal or external slate microphone. Use Ext
12V setting for external condenser microphones.
•
»
•
•
2
Ext Slate/Com Mic Gain
Sets the input gain for external slate microphone.
• 0-36 dB (1 dB increment)
» 20 dB
3
Com Send Program
Displays the Com Send Program selection screen
where sources can be chosen for right and left channel of the Com Send.
4
Com Send Gain
Sets the output gain of the COM Send output.
• 0-48 dB (1 dB increment)
» 0 dB
5
Com Return Gain
Sets the input gain of the COM RTN input.
• 0-24 dB (1 dB increment)
» 0 dB
6
Program Auto-Mute
Toggle automatic muting of COM Program when COM
communication is activated.
» Enabled
• Disabled
7
Mic Toggle Switch
Selects primary and secondary function of the Slate/
Tone Switch.
» Slate/Com
• Com/Slate
8
RTN Toggle Left
Selects primary and secondary function of the left
side of the RTN Switch.
» RTN A/COM RTN
• COM RTN/RTN A
9
RTN Toggle Right
Selects primary and secondary function of the right
side of the RTN Switch.
» RTN B/C
• RTN C/B
OFF
Int Mic
Ext Mic
Ext 12V Mic
Timecode/Sync
#
Parameter Name
Description
Options
1
Sync Reference
Select synchronization source for digital audio.
» Internal
• Word Clock
2
Timecode Mode
Sets the running mode for the internal timecode
generator and/or the method which the 664 receives
SMPTE timecode..
•
•
»
•
•
•
•
•
Off
Rec Run
Free Run
24h Run
Ext-TC
Ext-TC Auto-Rec
Ext-TC/Cont.
Ext-TC Auto-Rec/Cont.
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Parameter Name
Description
Options
3
Frame Rate
Sets the frame rate for the internal timecode generator.
•
•
•
•
•
»
•
4
Hold Off
Sets the duration that a valid time code signal has to
be recognized by the 664 before generating a new
take while in Ext TC-Auto Record and Ext TC/contAuto Record modes.
• 0.0-8.0 s (0.1 second increment)
» 0.0 seconds
5
Jam Menu
Displays the Timecode Jam Screen, where internal,
external, and difference timecode can be displayed
and the 664 timecode generator jammed to external
time code.
6
Set Generator TC
Displays a dialog where the 664 internal timecode
generator can be set to a given value. When highlighter is orange, turn Headphone Encoder to highlight
a field and press Headphone Encoder to edit. When
highlighter is blue, turn Headphone Encoder to
change the value, and press Headphone Encoder to
accept the value.
7
Set Generator UBits
Sets the timecode user bits of the 664 timecode
generator.
8
Display Mode
Selects the source of the large numerical display on
the Main Screen.
23.976
24
25
29.97nd
29.97df
30nd
30df
• Big A-Time
» Big Timecode
File Storage
#
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Parameter Name
Description
Options
1
Take List
Displays the Take List.
2
File List
Displays the File List.
3
Folder Options
Allows the user to organize files in root and subfolders. For no folders, select <None> on every
level.
• Top-Level
• Mid-Level
• Bottom-Level
4
Sound Report Info
Allows the user to enter default values for sound
report fields. The default values are indicated in
parenthesis.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Project (<None>)
Producer (<None>)
Director (<None>)
Job (<None>)
Date (<System Date>)
Location (<None>)
Sound Mixer (<None>)
Phone (<None>)
E-Mail (<None>)
Client (<None>)
Boom Op (<None>)
Prod. Co. (<None>)
Prod. Co. Tel. (<None>)
Mics (<None>)
Comments (<None>)
Roll (<None>)
Media (<None>)
File Type (CF) (<Current Selection>)
File Type (SD) (<Current Selection>)
Sample Rate (<Current Selection>)
Frame Rate (<Current Selection>)
Bit Depth (<Current Selection>)
Tone Level (<Current Selection>)
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Parameter Name
Description
Options
5
Max File Size
Selects the file size when the 664 will close, then
start a new file. The 664 will not record a file
larger than the selected size.
The largest file permissible with the 664’s FAT32
file system is 4 GB
»
•
•
•
•
4GB
2GB
1GB
640MB
512MB
6
Scene Increment Mode
Selects which format the scene increments will
use. To quickly increment a scene name press
and hold the Headphone Encoder then slide the
Transport Control right (Fast Forward)
• Disabled
• Character
• Numeric
7
Take Reset Mode
Defines when take numbers are reset. Reset
brings take number to <1>
•
•
•
»
Never
Scene Change
Daily Folder Change
Either Scene or Daily
8
File Playback Mode
Determines what (If any) playback action the 664
will perform upon reaching the end of a file during
playback.
»
•
•
•
Disabled
Play All
Repeat One
Repeat All
9
Default Playback Card
The source media that files will be played from
when playback is initiated.
» CF
• SD
10
Erase/Format CF
Formats CF card to FAT32 file system.
11
Erase/Format SD
Formats SD card to FAT32 file system.
System
#
Parameter Name
Description
Options
1
Tone Level
The level of the 664’s internal tone generator.
• 0-20 dBu (1 dBu increment)
» 0 dBu
2
Tone Frequency
The audio frequency of the 664’s internal tone generator.
• 100-10000 Hz (10 Hz increment)
» 1000 Hz
3
Tone Mode
Continuous tone generates tone a the set tone level
to all bus tracks. L Ident mode pulses the amplitude of
tone to the Left channel of the Master Bus by -20dB.
» Continuous
• L Ident
4
Tone Routing
Sets the destination of the tone generator.
»
•
•
•
5
Warning Bell Level
The level of warning bell signals in the Headphones.
• Off, -60 to -12 dBFS
(1dB increment)
» -30 dBFS
6
Record/Stop Bell
Alerts the user with one beep at the start of recording
and two beeps when the recording is stopped
• Off
» On
7
Meter Ballistics
Selects among the two different meter ballistics settings.
• VU Only
» Peak + VU
8
Meter Peak Hold Time
Adjusts the duration for which the peak indicator stays » 1 sec
illuminated.
• 2 sec
• 3 sec
• 4 sec
• 5 sec
• Infinity
9
LED Brightness
Adjust the brightness of all LED’s.
LR+Direct Outs
LR+X1+Direct Outs
LR+X2+Direct Outs
LR+X1X2+Direct Outs
• 5-100%
(5% increment)
» 60%
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#
Parameter Name
Description
Options
10
LCD Brightness
Adjusts the brightness of the LCD backlight.
• 5-100%
(5% increment)
» 100%
11
Ext DC Ref
Adjust the voltage range and Warning Voltage for the
external DC Voltage Indicator.
»
•
•
•
•
•
12
Time Format
Select 12 hour clock or 24 hour clock.
» 12hr
• 24hr
13
Date Format
Select the format used to indicate the date.
» mm/dd/yy
• dd/mm/yy
• yy/mm/dd
14
Set Time/Date
Displays a dialog where the 664 time and date can
be set. When highlighter is orange, turn Headphone
Encoder to highlight a field and press Headphone
Encoder to edit. When highlighter is blue, turn
Headphone Encoder to change the value, and press
Headphone Encoder to accept the value.
15
Fader/Pan Calibration
Calibrates fader and pan positions. Set all faders and
pans to center position and press OK.
16
Track Names in Meters
Displays track names on top of the meters of the Main
Screen and RTN Screen
17
USB Port
18
Shortcut Info
Displays a list of all the 664 button shortcut combination for reference.
19
Version Info
Displays firmware version information and Serial
Number of the 664.
20
Update Firmware
Searches connected media for .prg files and prompts
to begin firmware update for each file found.
12V Ext DC
NiMH
Expanded NiMH
12V Lead Acid
14V Li-ion
Full Range
» Off
• On
» Keyboard
• Factory Test
Quick Setup
#
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Parameter Name
Description
1
Load Settings
Lists all available setup files found on attached media
and on internal setup storage.
2
Save Settings to INT1
Saves settings to internal setup storage location 1.
3
Save Settings to INT2
Saves settings to internal setup storage location 2
4
Save Settings to INT3
Saves settings to internal setup storage location 3
5
Save Settings to INT4
Saves settings to internal setup storage location 4
6
Save Settings to CF
Saves settings to CF card.
7
Save Settings to SD
Saves settings to SD card
Options
» Factory Default
• Other available setups....
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Front Panel Button Shortcuts
To speed navigation the 664 has numerous navigation “shortcuts”. For combinations, press and hold
down the first identified key then press the next identified key(s).
Function
Key Sequence
False Take
+
Scene Increment
+
Action
Press and hold the Headphone Encoder then slide the Transport Control left
(Rewind).
Moves take to FALSETAKES folder and decrements take number.
Press and hold the Headphone Encoder then slide the Transport Control right
(Fast Forward).
Increments the scene name according to the Scene Increment Mode (Setup
Menu option FILE STORAGE > Scene Increment Mode)
Press and hold the Menu button then press the Headphone Controller
Enters the Setup Menu.
Take List
+
Press and hold the Meters button then press the Select Encoder.
Toggles the armed status of the highlighted track on the Main Screen.
Arm / Disarm
Track
+
Alternate Slate
function
+
Alternate RTN
+
Toggle Playback
Card
+
Press and hold the Select Encoder then slide the Slate/Tone Switch left.
Selects the alternate slate function (per Setup Menu option
COMMS/RETURNS > Mic Toggle Switch).
Press and hold the Select Encoder then slide the RTN Switch left or right.
Selects the alternate RTN source (per Setup Menu option COMMS/RETURNS > RTN Toggle Left and
COMMS/RETURNS > RTN Toggle Right)
Press and hold the Headphone Encoder then slide the Transport Control down
(Play).
Changes the target media between SD or CF. Target media is indicated by a
green background on the Main Screen.
Press and hold the Menu button then rotate the Headphone Encoder.
Adjusts the brightness of all LED’s.
LED Brightness
+
Press and hold the Menu button then rotate the Select Encoder.
Adjusts the backlight level of the LCD.
LCD Brightness
+
Frame rate /
Sample rate
display toggle
+
Press and hold the Meters button then slide the RTN Switch left.
Toggles display of Timecode frame rate information and Audio sample rate
information between Main Screen and RTN Screen.
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Connector Pin Assignments
Connector
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Pin Assignments
Notes
(6) XLR F
Analog Inputs 1-6
1 – ground
2 – signal (+)
3 – signal (-)
Mic- and Line-level balanced. For unbalanced, pin 1 and
pin 3 tied together = ground, pin 2 = positive.
(6) TA3M
Direct Outputs 1-6 / CL-6
Inputs 7-12
1 – ground
2 – signal (+)
3 – signal (-)
Active balanced direct outputs (without CL-6) or active
balanced inputs 7-12 (with CL-6). Output level is selectable in Setup Menu as Line, -10, or Mic level. For unbalanced, pin 1 = ground, pin 2 = positive, pin 3 = float (no
connect). Mates with Switchcraft TA3F-type connector.
(1) TA3M
Slate Mic Input
1 – ground
2 – signal (+)
3 – signal (-)
Active balanced input for external Slate Microphone.
(2) XLR M
Master Outputs/
AES Outputs
1 – ground
2 – signal (+)
3 – signal (-)
Transformer balanced, Output Level is selectable via
menu between Mic, -10 dB, or Line-level. For unbalanced,
pin 1 and pin 3 tied together = ground, pin 2 = positive.
Balanced AES3 Out A,B on XLR connectors, 110 ohm,
2 V p-p, AES3 and S/PDIF compatible with RCA adaptor.
(1) 3.5 mm
RTN B
tip – signal L
ring – signal R
sleeve – signal ground
Mates with 3.5 mm TRS jack. Signal is unbalanced.
(2) 10-Pin Hirose F
Master Output / RTN
Input
1 – L (+) output
2 – L (–) output
3 – R (+) output
4 – R (–) output
5 – R (+) return
6 – n/c
7 – L (+) return
8 – n/c
9 – ground
10 – ground
Mates with Hirose RM15TPD-10P(71) connector.
Outputs are Transformer Balanced, output level is menu
selectable between Line, -10, or Mic level. For unbalanced
connections XLR connectors should be wired, pin 1 and
pin 3 tied together = ground, pin 2 = positive.
Balanced AES3 Out C,D on top 10-Pin connector, 110
ohm, 2 V p-p, AES3 and S/PDIF compatible with RCA
adaptor.
(4) TA3M
L, R and X1, X2 Outputs
1 – ground
2 – signal (+)
3 – signal (-)
Active balanced, output level is selectable in Setup Menu
as Line, -10, or Mic level. For unbalanced, pin 1 = ground,
pin 2 = positive, pin 3 = float (no connect). Mates with
Switchcraft TA3F-type connector.
(1) TA3M
COM RTN
1 – ground
2 – signal (+)
3 – signal (-)
Balanced line input for COM RTN signal. Mates with
Switchcraft TA3F-type connector
(1) TA3M
COM Send
1 – ground
2 – Left Signal
3 – Right Signal
Unbalanced stereo output. Mates with Switchcraft TA3Ftype connector.
(1) TA3M
Tape Output
1 – ground
2 – Left Signal
3 – Right Signal
Unbalanced stereo output. Mates with Switchcraft TA3Ftype connector.
(1) 3.5 mm
Tape Output
tip – signal L
ring – signal R
sleeve – signal ground
Mates with 3.5 mm TRS jack. Signal is unbalanced.
(1) 5-Pin
Mixer Link I/O
1 – HP L
2 – HP R
3 – Mix R
4 – Mix L
5 – Link detection/Ground
Used to link the 664 to Sound Devices MixPre, MixPre-D,
302, 442, 552, or 664 Field Mixers. Mates with Sound
Devices XL-TA25, XL-35, and XL-TA55 optional accessory
cables. See Accessories for details.
(1) 3.5 mm
Headphone
tip – signal L
ring – signal R
sleeve – signal ground
Mates with 3.5 mm TRS jack.
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Pin Assignments
Notes
(1) 1/4-inch Female
Headphone
tip – signal L
ring – signal R
sleeve – signal ground
Mates with 1/4-inch TRS jack.
(1) 5-pin LEMO
Time code
1 – ground
2 – SMPTE TC In
3 – ASCII in/out
4 – tuning out
5 – SMPTE TC out
LEMO B-series connector, pin assignments as viewed on
panel-mounted connector
(1) Hirose 4-pin
DC Input
1 – ground
2 – not connected
3 – not connected
4 – DC (+)
10-18 Volt DC input. Mates with Sound Devices XL-NPH
and XL-WPH3 powering accessories. See Accessories for
details. This is a floating supply, isolated from the mixer’s
ground. See below illustration for pin identification.
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Specifications
Analog Inputs
Frequency Response
10 Hz to 50 kHz, ± 0.5 dB
THD + Noise
0.09% max (1 kHz, 22 Hz–22 kHz BW, fader at 0, 0 dBu output)
Equivalent Input Noise
-126 dBu (-128 dBV) maximum. (22 Hz - 22 kHz bandwidth, flat filter, trim control fully up)
Input Type
XLR Mic: Active-balanced for use with ≤600 ohm mics
XLR Line: Active-balanced for use with ≤2k ohm outputs
RTN A,B,C (3.5 mm/10-pin): Unbalanced stereo for use with ≤2k ohm outputs
Link I/O: Unbalanced stereo for linking to Sound Devices MixPre, 302, 442, 552, and 664.
Input Impedance
(ohms actual)
XLR Mic: 4k ohms
XLR Line: 10k ohms
RTN A,B,C (3.5 mm/Multi-pin): 30k ohms
Link I/O: 2k ohms
Input Clipping Level
0 dBu minimum (trim control fully down)
Maximum Input Level
XLR Mic: 0 dBu (0.78 Vrms)
XLR Line: +40 dBu (80 Vrms)
RTN A,B,C (3.5 mm/Multi-pin): +24 dBu (12.4 Vrms)
Link I/O: +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
High-Pass Filters
Sweepable 80 Hz to 240 Hz, 12 dB/oct at 80 Hz,
6 dB/octave at 240 Hz
Microphone Powering
(each analog Input selectable)
Dynamic (no power applied),
12 V Phantom - through 680 ohm resistors, 10 mA per mic available,
48 V Phantom - through 6.8k resistors, 10 mA per mic available
Input Limiters
Affects the output of the mic preamps only (‘Trim’ stage),
+16 dBu threshold, 20:1 limiting ratio, 1 mS attack time, 500 mS release time.
Analog Outputs
Output Type
XLR Line: Transformer-balanced for use with ≥600 ohm inputs
XLR -10: Transformer-balanced for use with ≥10k ohm inputs
XLR Mic: Transformer-balanced for use with ≥600 ohm inputs
10-pin Hirose Line: Transformer-balanced for use with ≥600 ohm inputs
10-pin Hirose -10: Transformer-balanced for use with ≥10k ohm inputs
10-pin Hirose Mic: Transformer-balanced for use with ≥600 ohm inputs
TA3 Active Balanced Mic/Line: pin-2 and 3 driven, for use with ≥3k ohm inputs
TA3 Active Balanced Direct Outs Mic/Line: pin-2 and 3 driven, for use with ≥3k ohm inputs
Tape Outs (3.5 mm and TA3-type): Unbalanced, stereo, for use with ≥6k ohm inputs
Headphones (3.5 mm and 1/4”): Unbalanced, stereo, for use with 8-2k ohm headphones
Output Impedance
(ohms actual)
XLR: 100 ohms at Line setting, 3.2k ohms at -10 setting, 150 ohms at Mic setting
10-pin Hirose: 100 ohms at Line setting, 3.2k ohms at -10 setting, 150 ohms at Mic setting
TA3 Balanced Outs: 1k ohms at Mic and Line settings
TA3 Direct Outs: 1k ohms at Mic and Line settings
Tape Outs (3.5 mm and TA3-type): 1.8k ohms
Headphones (3.5 mm and 1/4”): 50 ohms
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Line Output Clipping Level
(1% THD)
20 dBu minimum with 10k load
Maximum Output Level
Line (XLR, 10-pin Hirose, TA3 Balanced and Direct Outs): +20 dBu (7.8 Vrms)
-10 (XLR, 10-pin Hirose): +6 dBu (1.5 V rms)
Mic (XLR, 10-pin Hirose, TA3 Balanced and Direct Outs): -20 dBu (0.078 Vrms)
Tape Outs (3.5 mm and TA3-type): +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
Output Limiters
Affects the outputs of the mixer.
Threshold selectable from +4 dBu to +20 dBu,
1 dB steps, 20:1 limiting ratio, 1 mS attack time, 500 mS release time.
Maximum Gain
Typical (Trim, Fader, Master,
Phones, RTN A, RTN B, RTN C
fully up)
MIC Level Input LINE Level Input RTN A/B/C
Master Outs (XLR, 10-pin, TA3) @ LINE
93 dB
53 dB
-
Master Outs (XLR, 10-pin, TA3) @ -10
79 dB
39 dB
-
Master Outs (XLR, 10-pin, TA3) @ MIC
53 dB
13 dB
-
Direct Outs Post-Fade (TA3) @ LINE
87 dB
47 dB
-
Direct Outs Post-Fader (TA3) @ -10
73 dB
33 dB
Direct Outs Post-Fader (TA3) @ MIC
47 dB
7 dB
-
Direct Outs Pre-Fader (TA3) @ LINE
72 dB
32 dB
-
Direct Outs Pre-Fader (TA3) @ -10
58 dB
18 dB
-
Direct Outs Pre-Fader (TA3) @ MIC
32 dB
-8 dB
-
Tape Out (TA3 and 3.5 mm)
79 dB
39 dB
6 dB
107 dB
67 dB
34 dB
Headphones (1/4” and 3.5 mm)
Digital Outputs/Recorder
AES3 Output:
Transformer-balanced AES Out A,B on XLR and 10-pin Hirose connectors, AES Out C on
Hirose 10-pin connector
110 ohm, 2 V p-p, AES and S/PDIF compatible with RCA adaptor
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz, 47.952 kHz, 48 kHz, 48.048 kHz
A/D
24 bit
A/D Dynamic Range
114 dB, A-weighted, typical
Media Type
Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Secure Digital (SD), CompactFlash (CF)
FAT32 formatted, will format media on-board
File Type
Record: WAV (Broadcast Wave File format), polyphonic
Playback: WAV (Broadcast Wave File format), polyphonic
Sampling Clock Accuracy
± 0.2ppm
Timecode and Sync
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Modes Supported
Off, Rec Run, Free Run, 24h Run, External
Frame Rates
23.976, 24, 25, 29.97DF, 29.97ND, 30DF, 30ND
Accuracy
Ambient Generator, 0.2ppm (0.5 frames per 24 hours) accuracy. Holds TC clock for two
hours after main battery removal
Input / Output
Input: 20k ohm impedance, 0.3 V - 3.0 V p-p (–17 dBu - +3 dBu)
Output: 1k ohm impedance, 3.0V p-p (+12 dBu)
Sync Input
Word Clock
Word Clock Output
Square wave, running at sample rate, 3.3 V p-p, 75 ohm.
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Power
External Power Supply
Isolated (floating) DC input jack, 10-18 V Locking 4-pin Hirose connector, pin-4 = (+), pin-1
= (-). Mates with gold Hirose #HR10A-7P-4P (DigiKey# HR110-ND) or silver Hirose #HR107P-4P (DigiKey# HR100-ND) locking connector.
Internal Power Supply
5-10 V range. Internal backup batteries. Accepts 5 AA-sized (LR6) batteries (NiMH rechargeable only). There are similar sized 3+ V Lithium-cells that are not compatible.
Environmental
Operation and Storage
Operating: -20°C to 60°C, 0 to 90% relative humidity; (non-condensing)
Storage: -40°C to 85°C
Dimensions and Weight
Size
5.3 cm x 32 cm x 19.8 cm (H x W x D)
2.1” x 12.6” x 7.8”
Weight
4 lbs. 12 oz. (unpackaged, without batteries)
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Accessories
Several high-value accessories are available for the 664, including production cases, cables, and power
accessories. For a full list of Sound Devices products and accessories, visit our web site
www.sounddevices.com/products.
Optional 664 Related Accessories
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CS-664
Production case with high-quality strap for use with the 664 Field
Production Mixer with CL-6 Input Expander; accommodates NP type
battery and includes doors to access word clock and talkback send/receive connection. Includes large detachable wireless bag; by CamRade
for Sound Devices.
Wave Agent Beta
Sound Devices Wave Agent file librarian for Mac OS and Windows computers. Wave Agent provides a comprehensive and indispensable range
of tools for preparing audio files for problem-free passage through complex production workflows. For more details and download visit www.
waveagent.com.
XL-1B
12-inch TA3F to TA3F cable, connects the 664 Direct or TA3 Aux and
Master Bus outputs to TA3 inputs of receiving devices such as the
Sound Devices 788T’s analog inputs 5-8. XL-1B is also used for 664 unbalanced stereo Tape Out and RTN B Input.
XL-2
25-inch TA3F to XLR-M cable, used to connect 664 Direct or TA3 Aux
and Master Bus outputs to third-party devices with XLR-F inputs; package of two.
XL-2F
25-inch XLR-F to TA3F cable, used to connect mixers and other devices
with XLR-M outputs to the 664 TA3 7-12 inputs or External Slate mic
input; package of two.
XL-4
Bag of four (4) TA3-F-type connectors.
XL-10
Hirose 10-pin to two-XLR (balanced L/R) and 3.5 mm plug (664 Stereo
Return A and C) breakout cable, 24-inch; includes in-line 20-foot extension cable; 442, 552, and 664-specific.
XL-H
Bare Hirose 4-pin locking DC connector (HR10-7P-4P).
XL-NPH
NP-type battery cup with 24-inch cable terminated in Hirose 4-pin locking DC connector (HR10-7P-4P) at equipment end.
XL-TA25
TA5F to 3.5 mm TRS, 12-inch, used to connect 664 TA5M Link I/O to the
MixPre or 442 Tape Out/Mix Out 3.5 mm jack for mixer linking.
XL-TA35
TA5F to TA3F, 12-inch, used to connect 664 TA5M Link I/O to 302 or 442
Tape Out/Mix Out TA3M connector for mixer linking.
XL-TA55
TA5F to TA5F, 12-inch, used to link the 664 to another 664 or 552 mixer.
XL-WPH3
AC to DC Power Supply (in-line) 100 - 240V 50/60 Hz input, 12 VDC
3.75 A (45 W) output, Hirose 4-pin DC plug. Supplied with 3-pin IEC
cord.
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Wave Agent
Wave Agent Beta is a WAV file librarian for Mac OS and Windows computers. Designed for Production Sound Mixers and Post Production Editors, Wave Agent provides a comprehensive and indispensable range of tools for preparing audio files for problem-free passage through complex production workflows.
Wave Agent is an essential, time-saving tool for anyone working in Production Sound. It allows for the
following;
• Playback of polyphonic and monophonic WAV and Broadcast Wave files from any source
• Viewing and editing file metadata
• Changing of sampling rate, frame rate, and start time code metadata stamps
• Splitting and combining polyphonic and monophonic files with selectable track assignments
• Batch editing
• Generating customized PDF and CSV Sound Reports
• Large time code display
• Monitor mixer with faders, pans, solos, mutes, and meters
• Drag-and-drop operation
• Comprehensive keyboard shortcuts for accelerated operation
• Mac OS and Windows compatible
Wave Agent is available as a no-charge software download for either Mac OS or Windows.
http://www.sounddevices.com/products/waveagent/
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Declaration of Conformity
According to EN ISO/IEC 17050-1:2004
Manufacturer’s Name:
Sound Devices, LLC
Manufacturer’s Address:
E7556 State Rd. 23 and 33
Reedsburg, WI 53959
USA
Declares under sole responsibility that the product as delivered
Product Name:
664 Field Mixer with Integrated Recorder
Model Number:
664
Product Options:
This declaration covers all options of the above products
complies with the essential requirements of the following applicable European Directives, and carries the CE marking
accordingly:
EMC Directive (2004/108/EC)
EN 55022:2006 + A1:2007
EN 55103-2:2009
First date of CE approval August 29, 2012.
This Declaration of Conformity applies to the above-listed products placed on the EU market after:
August 29, 2012
Date
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Director of Engineering
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Warranty and Technical Support
Warranty & Service
Sound Devices, LLC warrants the 664 against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of
ONE (1) year from date of original retail purchase. This is a non-transferable warranty that extends
only to the original purchaser. Sound Devices, LLC will repair or replace the product at its discretion
at no charge. Warranty claims due to severe service conditions will be addressed on an individual
basis. THE WARRANTY AND REMEDIES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE. SOUND DEVICES,
LLC DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES
OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SOUND DEVICES, LLC
IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING
FROM ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY OR UNDER ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY. Because some
jurisdictions do not permit the exclusion or limitations set forth above, they may not apply in all cases.
For all service, including warranty repair, please contact Sound Devices for an RMA (return merchandise authorization) before sending your unit in for repair. Product returned without an RMA
number may experience delays in repair. When sending a unit for repair, please do not include accessories, including SD cards, batteries, power supplies, carry cases, cables, or adapters unless instructed
by Sound Devices.
Sound Devices, LLC
Service Repair RMA #XXXXX
E7556 State Rd. 23 and 33
Reedsburg, WI 53959 USA
telephone: (608) 524-0625
Technical Support / Bug Reports
For technical support and bug reporting on all Sound Devices products contact:
Sound Devices, LLC
E-mail: [email protected]
web: http://www.sounddevices.com/support/
Telephone: +1 (608) 524-0625 / Toll-Free in the U.S.A.: (800) 505-0625
Fax: +1 (608) 524-0655
Sound Devices cannot guarantee that a given computer, software, or operating system configuration can be
used satisfactorily with 664 generated files based exclusively on the fact that it meets our minimum system
requirements. Please check with your software editing application to make certain that it is compatible with
the file type selected
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