Sound Devices 744T, 4-trk

File-based Digital 4-track Field Recorder with Hard Drive and Compact Flash Storage Media, Uncompressed and Compressed Modes, Mic/Lines with Phantom Power, FireWire Connectivity, and Time Code Function
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A Versatile, Compact, and Powerful Digital Field Recorder!

The Sound Devices 744T digital 4-track recorder gives you a compact, file-based solution for easy and effective field recording applications. The 744T is capable of writing and reading uncompressed PCM audio at 16 or 24 bits, with sample rates between 32 and 192kHz. Compressed MP3 audio playback is also supported. The addition of timecode functionality, high-quality preamps, and two recording media (hard drive and Compact Flash) means you record and play back a huge amount of pristine audio just about anywhere with the 744T.

Sound Devices 744T Digital File-based 4-track Recorder at a Glance:
  • Two recording media
  • Time code
  • Uncompressed and compressed write and read functions
  • Portable and compact for field recording
Two recording media

The Sound Devices 744T comes with both a hard drive and Compact Flash recording media for great flexibility and storage options.

Time code

The implementation of a time code function makes the 744T ready for any recording job - from over-the-shoulder to cart-based production. This is an invaluable feature for just about any video application involving audio, and this professional feature comes standard with the 744T.

Uncompressed and compressed write and read functions

The 744T writes and reads uncompressed PCM audio at 16 or 24 bits, with sample rates between 32kHz and 192kHz. Compressed (MP3) audio playback from 64 kb/s to 320 kb/s is also supported. Whether you need premium sound quality for pristine sound capture, or you need to record a high quantity of audio files, these features make the 744T a versatile tool.

Portability and compact design

Field recording can be demanding, requiring compact and lightweight gear that functions as a "studio outside the studio." The 744T's compact design, as well as its removable, rechargeable battery, high-quality built-in preamps, and flexible mic and line inputs, gives you the kind of durable, great-sounding recording tool you need to make amazing and effective recordings in the field. The 744T also easily interconnects to Windows and Mac systems via FireWire for convenient data transfer and backup.

Sound Devices 744T Digital File-based 4-track Recorder Features:
  • Two-channels of Sound Devices next-generation microphone preamps with phantom power, limiters, and highpass 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
  • Records to internal 250GB hard drive, removable Compact Flash, or both storage media
  • AES3 (XLR) or AES3id (unbalanced AES on BNC) digital inputs and AES3id outputs
  • Programmable, sunlight-viewable LED level metering
  • WAV or BWF format, mono or poly files, uncompressed PCM audio
  • 24-bit or 16-bit (with or without dither) and sampling at 32kHz-192kHz
  • Ultra-stable Ambient time code circuitry, tuneable to <0.2 PPM accuracy with all relevant TC rates
  • MP3 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
  • 10-18VDC external input powers and charges on-board battery
  • Compact aluminum/stainless steel chassis for exceptional durability and light weight
  • Internal sampling frequency: 32, 44.1, 48, 48.048, 88.2, 96, 96.096, 176.4, 192kHz
  • External sampling frequency: 32-192kHz via word clock input
  • Internal Data Path and Processing: 32 bit, 192dB dynamic range
  • A/D, D/A converters: 24 bit, 192kHz sample rate maximum
  • A/D dynamic range: 114dB, A-weighted bandwidth; 110dB, 20Hz - 22kHz bandwidth
The Sound Devices 744T digital 4-track is a compact, effective, and great-sounding field recording solution!

Additional Media

Read the Sound Devices 744T Manual!
Read the Sound Devices 744T User's Guide
Portable Recorder Buying Guide

Tech Specs

A/D Resolution 24-bit/192kHz
Simultaneous Rec Tracks 4
Simultaneous Play Tracks 4
Analog Inputs 2 x XLR, 2 x TA3
Analog Outputs 1 x 1/8" 2 x TA3
Digital Inputs 2 x XLR (AES), 2 x BNC (AES/SPDIF)
Digital Outputs 2 x BNC (AES/SPDIF)
Headphone Outputs 1 x 1/8"
Memory (internal) 250GB
Memory (removable) CompactFlash
FireWire Yes
Power Supply Removable Li-ion Rechargeable Battery, 10-18 VDC External Input
Height 1.8"
Width 8.2"
Depth 4.9"
Weight 2.6 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 744T

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my sd 744t

This is my 2nd sound device product from Sweetwater ( sd usb pre 2 ). Couple these two together and you have one sonic perfect set up . As usual Sweetwater comes through with great service and quick delivery. If you have a question they are there ! Thanks guys......
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