New firmware update offers several new features including Dugan automixing and RF Scan capability for users of the 688 mixer/recorder.

Firmware v3.00 now available

REEDSBURG, WI APRIL 18, 2016 — Sound Devices is pleased to announce that 688 Firmware Version 3.00 is now available for download. This firmware features the coveted Dugan automixing along with RF Scan capability for the 688/SL-6 powering and wireless system. The update is available at no cost to 688 owners, and is currently being demoed at NAB 2016 – Booth #C6040.

The inclusion of the Dugan Speech System™, along with Sound Devices’ MixAssist™, makes the 688 the ‘go-to’ automixing tool for field production applications. Dugan automixing is widely used in broadcast television applications, in dialogue recording for TV and motion picture production, and in house of worship (HOW) applications. It also is a good choice for teleconferencing, video trucks, and theater applications with multiple wireless microphones on stage.


RF Scan LCD on 688

The new RF Scan capability scans the RF spectrum using Sound Devices’ SL-6 with SuperSlot-compatible receivers. When using the RF Scan, the scan (low to high) is displayed on the 688’s larger color LCD, giving users a bigger, clearer picture of what frequencies within the block are free of RF noise. Users can even zoom in on the graph for a better visual, and the 688’s easy-to-navigate interface makes frequency selection fast and simple. This new feature works with SuperSlot-compatible receivers, such as Wisycom MCR42 and Lectrosonics SRb and new SRc. With three slot-in receivers in the SL-6, the RF Scan’s triple-scan capability utilizes parallel processing to cut the time it takes to run the scan by one-third.

In addition to Dugan automixing, Firmware v3.00 also enhances Sound Devices’ MixAssist automixing feature with the ability to adjust the amount of off-attenuation applied to inactive/closed-mic sources. This allows the end user to tweak MixAssist to find the sweet spot between optimal noise reduction and smooth-sounding mix in different production environments.

The full list of new features and enhancements can be found on the 688 Firmware page. Download it today!