Tag: Scorpio

Scorpio Firmware v1.20



  • Support for Sound Devices SL-6 Powering and Wireless System, connected via SL-Riser. The following SuperSlot receivers are supported:
    • Audio Ltd A10-RX
    • Lectrosonics SRb, SRc, SRc-941
    • Wisycom MCR42
  • Folder or File Copy from one media to another.
  • SD-Remote Take List support.
  • Headphone clip indication via the Menu button. The button turns red when headphone circuit is clipping. 
  • Front panel shortcut for selecting the Playback Drive. HP + Play toggles Playback Drive. 
  • Extended battery charging options: Always, When Power Off, When Power On, Disabled. Note: Battery charging not available when SL-6 is on. Batteries can be charged when DC is applied only via the Scorpio.
  • Channel Group enable/disable function.
  • Delete files and folders from File List.
  • Virtual QWERTY keyboard “@” symbol useful for filling in email addresses in Sound Reports Info. 
  • Added support for up to four AES42 signals: two via XLR 1 and two via XLR 6. Particularly useful for users of the Schoeps SuperCMIT digital shotgun mic.
  • Timecode Calibration function in Menu > System. Enables tuning to an external timecode source for zero drift timecode.
  • Sticky Notes feature: when enabled, notes persist to subsequent takes.
  • Alternative shortcut options on Icon Platform M+ to prevent accidental arming of tracks. Access new menu at Menu > Controllers Menu > Icon Arming, with options Arm Button Only (default) or Shift + Arm Button. 
  • Option for the Icon D2 to show or hide fader gains while fader is adjusted. Access new menu at Menu > Controller Menu > Display Ch > Fader Gains, with options On (default) or Off. 
  • Display of Next Take name on Icon D2 when pressing and holding Stop in standby mode.
  • Icon Platform M+ jog wheel can now control scrub and shuttle functionality during playback. Press right zoom button to set jog wheel to HP encoder emulation, then press and hold jog wheel for >0.5s.
  • Additional front panel shortcuts:
    Menu Favorites: Hold Menu and PFL 1-12 to access Menu Favorites 1-12.
    Assign Menu favorites in Menu > System > Menu + PFL Switch Action. Meter Range: Hold Meter, then rotate HP encoder to change displayed meter range to 50 dB, 40 dB, or 20 dB.
    SL-6 Receiver Overview Screen: Hold Meter, then press HP encoder to access the SL-6 Receiver Overview screen.
  • The Icon Platform M+ Com 1 and Com 2 buttons will remain illuminated while active. 


  • Arming a track during record now adds an alpha character suffix to the file name rather than incrementing the take number.
  • Menu > System > Version Info now includes unit serial number. 
  • Icon D2 now displays Scorpio Off when the Scorpio is powered down while connected to the Icon Platform M+ and D2.
  • USB-A now provides up to 1.5 A current if the connected device allows. This helps to reduce the likelihood of connected tablets discharging while connected to Scorpio.
  • Record is now prevented when Scorpio is in the process of locking to an external sync source. 
  • Sync reference source is now used as clock source during playback.
  • Takes 1-9 now use a two digit format. For example, T01.WAV – T09.WAV. 
  • Tape metadata field is now populated with record folder name. Set record folder type to Custom to add custom tape metadata.
  • Metadata entered from Channel Screens, the Scene Increment shortcut, or from SD-Remote now edits the most recent entry rather than creating a new entry. 
  • Warning popup now appears when the limit of entries in a list has been exceeded.


  • Rare occurrence of stuck limiter indication has been resolved.
  • Take numbers now properly reset following a folder change (including daily folders).
  • Intermittent 24 hour timecode issue where the value was improperly generated from the time of day clock after playback has been eliminated. 
  • Channel screen navigation when using USB Keyboard up and down arrows is no longer reversed.
  • Various performance improvements.

Known Issues

(to be addressed in an upcoming firmware release)

  • Audio Ltd A10-RX: RF scan graphical display is drawn with missing pixels. 
  • Wisycom MCR-42: Group Scan option on RX screen instigates a normal scan rather than a group scan. Normal RF scanning works correctly.

Scorpio v1.01



  • Supports Icon Platform M+ firmware 2.08.


  • Trim gain is now available on knob 1 of the Icon Platform M+ when in the Channel Screen.
  • Items from drop-down menus are now automatically selected after editing.
  • Sound Reports Date field now defaults to System Date.
  • Audio scrub is now entered in playback mode by pressing and holding the HP encoder for .5 seconds.


  • Various performance improvements.

SL-Riser Assembly

Remove all batteries and disconnect DC inputs from both the SL-6 and Scorpio prior to connecting the SL-6 to the Scorpio. Failure to remove power could result in damage to the hardware.

The SL-Riser is a mechanical mount required for attaching the SL-6 to the Scorpio.

The following instructions are for installing the SL-Riser and connecting the SL-6 to the Scorpio.

Supplies Required

  • Scorpio
  • SL-6
  • No. 1 Phillips head screwdriver
  • SL-Riser package

The SL-Riser package includes:

  • SL-Riser
  • Five 16 mm M3 x 0.5 Phillips screws
  • SL-6 connection cable (part number 1058.00) – The SL-6 connection cable included with the SL-Riser is slightly longer than the cable included with the SL-6. This allows for easier connectivity between units.

Step 1

Remove all batteries and disconnect DC inputs from both the SL-6 and Scorpio prior to connecting the SL-6 to the Scorpio. Failure to remove power could result in damage to the hardware. Press on the lower point of the magnetic Scorpio badge plate to remove it from the top of the unit.

Step 2

Remove the three 8 mm Phillips screws from Scorpio’s top panel. Save these three screws for later use. The rear left screw is unused and should remain in place for SL-Riser installation.

Step 3

Place the SL-Riser on top of the Scorpio, lining up the 5 screw holes. Using the included 16 mm Phillips screws, secure the SL-Riser to the Scorpio.

Step 4

Attach the SL-6 to the Scorpio using the supplied ribbon cable.The ribbon cable should feed through the SL-Riser. Connect the other side to the SL-6.

Step 5

Secure the SL-6 to the SL-Riser using the three original 8 mm Phillips screws from the Scorpio top panel.

Step 6

Place the magnetic Scorpio badge on the bottom panel of the unit.