Sound Devices 744T Digital Audio Recorder with Time Code

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Sound Devices 744T Digital Audio Recorder with Time Code

Sound Devices 744T Digital Audio Recorder with Time Code

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The 744T: Portable, Four-Track Audio Recorder with Time Code

The 744T is a powerful four-track file-based digital audio recorder. The super-compact 744T records and plays back audio to and from its internal hard drive, Compact Flash cards, and external FireWire drives, making field recording simple and fast. It writes and reads uncompressed PCM audio at 16 or 24 bits with sample rates between 32 kHz and 192 kHz. Compressed (MP3) audio recording and playback from 64 kb/s to 320 kb/s is also supported. The time code implementation makes the 744T ready for any recording job—from over-the-shoulder to cart-based production.

The 744T implements a no-compromise audio path that includes Sound Devices' next generation microphone preamplifiers. Designed specifically for high bandwidth, high bit rate digital recording, these preamps set a new standard for frequency response linearity, low distortion performance, and low noise.

744T with microphone and headphonesNo other recorder on the market matches its size or feature set. In addition, its learning curve is quite short—powerful does not mean complicated. While the 744T is a very capable recorder by itself, it truly excels when used in conjunction with an outboard audio mixer such as Sound Devices' own 552 or 302.

Its recording media (hard drive, Compact Flash, and external FireWire drives) are reliable, industry standard, and easily obtainable storage. The removable, rechargeable battery is a standard Sony-compatible Li-ion camcorder cell. The 744T interconnects with Windows and Mac OS computers for convenient data transfer and backup.

Key Features

  • Two-channels of Sound Devices next generation microphone preamps with phantom, limiters, and high-pass filters

  • Channel 3 and 4 line-level inputs on TA3 connectors

  • Two-channel, balanced mic/line level outputs on TA3 connectors

  • Input-to-track assignment with 256 possible routing combinations

  • Record to its internal 80 GB hard drive, removable CompactFlash, external FireWire drive, or any combination of the three

  • AES3 (XLR) or AES3id (unbalanced AES on BNC) digital inputs and AES3id outputs

  • Programmable, sunlight-viewable LED level metering

  • WAV (Broadcast Wave compliant), mono or poly files, uncompressed PCM audio

  • 24-bit or 16-bit (with or without dither) and sampling at 32 kHz-192 kHz

  • Ultra-stable Ambient time code circuitry, tuneable to <0.2 PPM accuracy with all relevant TC rates

  • MP3 and FLAC record and playback capability

  • FireWire (IEEE-1394) port for high-speed data transfer to computers

  • 6-pin modular C. Link serial input and output for unit linking and future control and expansion

  • Removable Li-on rechargeable battery compatible with Sony M- and L-mount Li-on batteries

  • 10-18 VDC external input powers and charges on-board battery

  • Aluminum & stainless-steel chassis for exceptional durability and light weight

  • Class-defining compact size

  • Designed for the same operational environmental extremes as Sound Devices field mixers

Panel Views

744T left panel

744T Left Panel

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744T Right Panel

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