Tag: Scorpio

8-Series Firmware 7.10

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New

  • Daily folders can now be recorded to past midnight, optionally.
  • New Link Margin indicator in SuperSlot screen for Wisycom MCR54.

Fixed

  • Improved UI responsiveness in Wisycom MCR54 SuperSlot screens when editing Group or Channel parameters. 
  • 8-Series no longer goes unresponsive when using the Wisycom MCR42 or MCR54 in Slot B of the SL-2 attached to the 833.
  • Wisycom MCR42 and MCR54 Group RF Scans can now be cancelled. 
  • Color of the TX Battery Level indicator in the various SuperSlot Rx screens no longer intermittently appears washed-out.
  • Loading large A10 User Group files via the 8-Series no longer causes sluggish UI behavior.
  • Rare occurrences of the 8-Series going unresponsive when attempting to copy a > 4 GB RF64 WAV file from one SD card to another no longer occur. 
  • 8-Series no longer goes unresponsive after deleting a folder that contains older files. 
  • An error message is now displayed when attempting to copy a file that exceeds available space of the destination media. 
  • Copied folders are no longer empty after deleting the folder from the source media. 
  • Q-marks are now properly displayed when mounting an SD Card with monophonic files recorded by another 8-Series mixer-recorder. 
  • Q-marks are now properly displayed for recordings stored on an SD Card that was reinserted after a format of the internal SSD. 
  • Timecode mode External Timecode Continuous now correctly continues counting timecode when the external source is disconnected. 
  • Timecode values are now displayed as –:–:–:– when Timecode is set to Off. 
  • Bus Limiters are now properly linked when the bus is set up as a linked pair. 
  • 8-Series Bluetooth menu is no longer intermittently set to Off following connection and disconnection of SD-Remote.
  • Incorrect trim gain ranges are no longer presented in SD-Remote for Scorpio channels 17-32 with some input sources.

Known Issues

  • If 8-series firmware is updated from v6.10 to v7.00 with a Wisycom MCR54 in an SL-2 or SL-6 slot,  the MCR54 may not be recognized as a Superslot receiver the first time after the update. Power cycle the 8-series to allow the MCR54 to be correctly recognized.
  • Gain slider position and gain values in SD-Remote occasionally lag when dragging, especially with linked or grouped channels.
  • When switching between SD-Remote Meter tabs, the new Meter tab may take up to a second to refresh.
  • Issue with MCR54 calibration tone. This issue will be addressed by Wisycom.
  • Intermittent communication errors can occur when running a Group RF Scan from Wisycom MCR42 and MCR54 SuperSlot screens. This issue will be addressed by Wisycom.

Sound Devices Announces Major Firmware Release, Version 7.00 for 8-Series

REEDSBURG, WIS., SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 – Sound Devices is proud to announce a major firmware release for their 8-Series mixer-recorders and companion app SD-Remote, available immediately via free download from www.sounddevices.com. Firmware v7.00 features a long list of additions and improvements. Most notable are SuperSlot support for the Wisycom MCR54, the addition of compressors, Q-marks, NoiseAssist Plugin demo mode, and expanded options for Scorpio channels 17-32. SD-Remote v7.00 includes new meter and channel screen views and remote control of fader, trim, and more.

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Scorpio Specifications

Click on each group to expand. Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

Analog Inputs
  • Frequency Response
    • 10 Hz to 80 kHz ± 0.5 dB (192 kHz sample rate, re 1 kHz)
  • THD + Noise
    • 0.005% max (mic in, 1 kHz, 22 Hz–22 kHz BW, trim at 20, fader at 0, -10 dBu in)
  • Equivalent Input Noise
    • -131 dBV (-129 dBu) max (mic in, A-weighting, 76 dB gain, 150 ohm source impedance)
Processing Engine
  • Highly extensible, full FPGA-based audio processing, 3 FPGAs
  • Six-way ARM multiprocessor system
  • 64-bit audio processing precision
Audio Over Ethernet
  • Dante, AES67 compatible
  • 32 channels in, 32 channels out (up to 96 kHz)
  • 1 Gb/s Ethernet, 2 ports, transformer-balanced
Inputs
  • Mic/Line inputs
    • 16 total, all fully featured; 6 on full-size XLR, 2 on TA3, 8 on TA5
  • Inputs
    • Mic-level inputs: (XLR, TA3, TA5): Class-A, discrete differential long-tail pair, 4k ohm input impedance
    • Line-level inputs: (XLR, TA3, TA5): active-balanced, 4k ohm input impedance
    • 48V phantom: full 10mA to all 16 inputs simultaneously
    • 22 Total analog inputs: 16 mic-line inputs, 6 on returns
    • AES3 or AES42 available on XLR inputs 1 and 6
    • AES42: +10 V, 250 mA available, mode-1, auto-ASRC
    • USB Audio: 2 Inputs
    • Rtn A, B, C (3.5 mm/10-pin): unbalanced 2-channel, 4k ohm input impedance
    • Com Rtn 1,2 (TA3, 3.5mm) balanced, 1-channel, 8k ohm input impedance
    • External Slate Mic (TA5): balanced, 8k ohm input impedance, menu-selectable 12 V phantom
  • Maximum Input Level
    • Mic: +8 dBu (2.0 Vrms)
    • Line: +28 dBu (19.5 Vrms)
    • Rtn A, B, C: +18 dBu (6.2 Vrms)
    • Com Rtn 1, 2: +24 dBu (12.3 Vrms)
    • External Slate Mic: +12 dBu (3.2 Vrms)
Buses
  • 12 Busses (L, R, 1-10)
  • Left and Right Mix Bus receives post-fade isolated channels. Optional NoiseAssist plugin instances can be applied to Left and/or Right Mix Busses. Busses 1-10 can receive pre-fade, post-fade, or independent send level from isolated channels, Returns A, B, or C, and Com Returns 1 and 2.
High-Pass Filters
  • Adjustable 10 Hz to 320 Hz, 18 dB/oct. 1st stage analog (before preamp), 2nd stage digital.

Limiters
  • Limiters available at all channels, buses, headphones, for all sample rates
  • Analog first stage, all subsequent stages digital
  • Attack time: adjustable 1 to 200 ms
  • Release time: adjustable, 50 ms to 1000 ms
  • Threshold: adjustable, -2 dBFS to -12 dBFS
  • Selectable ratio: inf:1, 20:1, 18:1, 16:1, 14:1, 12:1, 10:1
  • Knee: soft, hard
Compressors
  • Compressors available at all channels (pre or post-fade) and buses for all sample rates
  • Attack time: adjustable, 1  to 200 ms
  • Release time: adjustable, 50 ms to 1000 ms
  • Threshold: adjustable, 0 dBFS to -40 dBFS
  • Selectable ratio: adjustable, 1:1 to 20:1
  • Knee: soft, hard
Delay
  • Channel Adjustable 0-50 ms
  • Output Adjustable 0-500 ms
Maximum Gain
  • Trim stage (mic input): 76 dB
  • Trim stage (line input): 50 dB
  • Fader stage: 16 dB
  • Bus stage: 16 dB
  • Headphone stage: 20 dB
  • Mic-to-Line: 108 dB
  • Mic-to-Headphone: 112 dB
Outputs
  • Outputs
    • XLR (L, R) active-balanced, 250/3.2k/120 ohms (mic/-10/line)
    • Hirose 10-pin (L, R) active-balanced, 250/3.2k/120 ohms (mic/-10/line)
    • TA3 (X1-X6) active-balanced, 250/3.2k/120 ohms (mic/-10/line)
    • 3.5mm (X7, X8): unbalanced, stereo, 1.8k ohms
  • Headphone Outputs
    • ¼”, 3.5 mm
    • TA5 (along with mic input pins) for single connection to headset + mic
    • High output, 4 ohm output impedance, 400 mW + 400 mW at each connector, all individually driven
    • Compatible with headphones of any impedance
  • Maximum Output Level (all into 10k load)
    • Line: +20 dBu (7.8 Vrms)
    • “-10”: +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
    • Mic: -20 dBu (0.078 Vrms)
    • X7/X8 Out: +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
    • Headphone outputs (¼”, TA-5, X9/X10): +14 dBu (4.0 Vrms)
  • Digital Outputs
    • AES3 transformer-balanced, in pairs; 1-2 (XLR-L), 3-4 (XLR-R), 5-8 (Hirose 10-pin A)
    • 110 ohm, 2 V p-p, AES and S/PDIF compatible

Recording
  • A/D Converters
    • 32-bit, 120 dB, A-weighted dynamic range typical
    • Sampling rates 44.1 kHz, 47.952 kHz, 48 kHz, 48.048 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz
  • Bit Depth
    • 16, 24
  • Recording
    • Internal 256 GB SSD; two removable SD Cards. Each 10% over-provisioned (reserved free space) for optimum performance
    • Simultaneous recording to internal SSD and the two SD cards
    • exFAT formatting
    • 36 tracks (32 iso channels, 4 buses)
    • Broadcast WAV monophonic (48048 and lower) and polyphonic file format
    • 64-bit WAV (RF64) monophonic and polyphonic; support for files > 4 GB
    • AAC 2 track at 48 kHz, selectable bit rate 32, 64, 128, 192, 256 kbps
Automatic Mixing
  • Dugan Automixer up to 16 channels on Left and Right Mix bus
  • MixAssist up to 16 channels on Left and Right Mix bus

Noise Suppression
  • Via optional paid NoiseAssist Plugin. Up to two instances of NoiseAssist can run on any combination of isolated channels (excluding 17-32 on Scorpio), bus L, or bus R
USB
  • USB-C (USB 3.1 type 1) for file transfer of internal SSD, both SD Cards
  • USB-C 2-in/2-out USB audio interface
  • USB-A host for keyboard, external controller, external USB hubs supported for connecting multiple devices
Timecode and Sync
  • Modes Supported: Off, Rec Run, Free Run, 24h Run, External, including External Auto-Record and Continuous modes.
  • Frame Rates: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 DF, 29.97 ND, 30 DF, 30 ND
  • Sample/Timecode Accuracy: 0.1 ppm (0.25 frames per 24 hours)
  • Timecode Input: 20k ohm impedance, 0.3 V – 3.0 V p-p (–17 dBu – +3 dBu)
  • Timecode Output: 75 ohm impedance, 5 V p-p (+12 dBu)
Remote Control
  • Sound Devices CL-16 Linear Fader Controller
  • Sound Devices CL-12 Linear Fader Controller
  • USB MIDI MCU Control  – supported 3rd party fader controllers
  • SD-Remote Android app via USB or Bluetooth LE
  • SD-Remote iPad app via Bluetooth LE
  • USB Keyboard
  • External Timecode Record Trigger
LCD
  • 320×240, Transflective, excellent sunlight visibility
  • Larger touchscreen display available via USB-connected SD-Remote app

Power
  • External: dual 10-18 V inputs on locking TA4 connectors, pin-4 = (+), pin-1 = (-), supports Smart Battery telemetry
  • Dual rear-mount Sony-style L-mount batteries with chargers
  • Current Draw, at 12 V no battery charging
    • All mic preamps off: 950 mA
    • All mic preamps on: 1.26 A
    • All mic preamps on, 192 kHz sample rate, recording to internal SSD and 2 SD Cards: 1.42 A
    • All mic preamps on, 192 kHz sample rate, recording to internal SSD and 2 SD Cards, Dante enabled: 1.67 A
    • Intelligent power-down of unused mic preamps and other internal circuits
Environmental
  • Operating: -20° C to 60° C, 0 to 90% relative humidity(non-condensing)
  • Storage: -40° C to 85° C
Dimensions (H x W x D)
  • 5.1 cm x 32 cm x 20.5 cm
  • 2.0 in. x 12.6 in. x 8.1 in
Weight
  • 5.8 lbs (unpackaged, without batteries)
  • 2.63 kg (unpackaged, without batteries)

8-Series Firmware 7.00

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New

  • SuperSlot support for the Wisycom MCR54.
    Use the 8-Series interface to set frequency, start and view RF Scans, view RF history, edit parameters and menu items, and more.
    SL-2 supports up to four channels of audio per slot for a total of eight wireless audio inputs. SL-6 supports up to two channels per slot for a total of six wireless audio inputs. 
  • Support for SD-Remote v7.00 which includes new 16 channel meter views, new channel screen views, and remote control of faders, trim, pan, and file transfer mode. 
  • Compressors are now available on all busses and all channels pre- or post-fade. Independent compressor settings available on all channels and busses:
    • Channel Compressors: Off, Pre-fade, Post-fade (Off = default)
    • Bus Compressors: On or Off (Off = default)
    • Threshold: 0 to -40 dBFS in 1 dB steps (-20 dBFS = default)
    • Ratio: 20:1 to 1:1 in 0.1 steps (2:1 = default)
    • Knee: Soft or Hard (Hard = default)
    • Attack: 1 to 200 ms in 1 ms steps (10 ms = default)
    • Release: 50 to 200 ms in 1 ms steps, 200 to 1000 ms in 10 ms steps (100 ms = default)
  • Scorpio channels 17-32 can now receive audio from any input source.
  • Scorpio channels 17-32 now have trim gain and adjustable high pass filters.
  • Scorpio channels 1-16 can now receive audio from any Dante channel 1-32.
  • New Timecode Display Mode has options to display big Timecode or A-Time.
  • Limiter settings (threshold, ratio, knee, attack, release) are now available for global channel limiters and global bus limiters.
  • Q-marks (also known as cue markers) for identifying specific positions of BWF recordings. During playback Q-marks can be quickly navigated to using fast forward and rewind keys.
  • New * and ** shortcuts allow Select and HP knobs to adjust trim and/or fader gains of channels 7 and 8 on 833, channels 9 and 10 on 888, or channels 13 and 14 on Scorpio. 
  • Additional USB Keyboard Shortcuts 
    • Numeric Keys act as PFL toggles for channels 1-10.
    • Ctrl + Numeric Keys act as PFL toggles for channels 11-16.
    • F5-F10 act as front panel toggle switches.
  • Additional SL-2 Antenna Filter option for 1240-1260 MHz when using a Wisycom MCR54 Japan ‘B3’ model.
  • Lectrosonics SRb and SRc NU Hybrid mode now selectable in SuperSlot Rx screen menus. 
  • Lectrosonics SRc Locale settings are now selectable in SuperSlot Rx screen menus. 
  • Create Sound Report and Record Folder Screen are now shortcut options for mapping and toggle switch actions.
  • New Soft Fader/Trim Pickup menu prevents sudden jumps in gain levels when setting gains from more than one control interface such as the front panel, a connected control surface, or SD-Remote. Physical faders/trims pickup gain control ONLY when their physical position reaches the current gain setting. Soft Pickup mode can be turned on and off in Menu>Controllers>Soft Fader/Trim Pickup. This feature is disabled by default.
  • New SL-2 Antenna LED menu with options On or Off. When On, the LED illuminates when RF signal is overloaded and audio dropouts may occur. When Off, the LED is turned off. 
  • NoiseAssist Plugin Demo Mode. Allows access to the NoiseAssist plugin for demo purposes. In demo mode, a periodic beep will interrupt tracks and outputs. Note: The demo mode is disabled when the 8-series is powered down. To purchase a license for NoiseAssist, visit store.sounddevices.com.

Change

  • SL-2-AES, XL-AES, AES3, Dante, and USB inputs trim gain range extended to inf, -20 to +50 dB.
  • Sound Report file name format is now MMDDYY_[RecFolderName][Media].csv for easier identification. 
  • Characters “I” and “O” are now skipped when performing a Scene Increment.
  • USB Keyboard now repeats after one second of holding. 
  • When trim gain is turned down to -inf on a virtual channel, the channel is no longer turned off. Virtual channels must be turned off from the input source screen. This prevents the channel disarming when turning the trim down. Applies to CL-16, all controllers, and 8-Series.
  • File size is now displayed in gigabytes (GB) using three digits. 
  • New Dante Source selection user interface in Input Selection screen.  
  • Files Menu reordered to place USB File Transfer at the end to prevent unintentional entry. 

Fixed

  • Current Take metadata edits made from the 8-Series Take List are now displayed properly in SD-Remote.
  • Various user interface improvements in the Audio Ltd A10-RX SuperSlot Rx screens.
  • 8-Series is no longer unresponsive when booting up with only one Wisycom MCR42 slotted into the SL-2. 
  • Static noise is no longer present when SL-2 sources are routed to channels with no receivers slotted in or all slots powered down. 
  • Frequency changes of the Lectrosonics SR from the 8-Series user interface are now always properly saved. 
  • Lectrosonics SRb and SRc firmware version is now properly displayed in the SuperSlot Rx screens. 
  • CL-16 PFLs now properly cancel when exiting a fat channel with no Input Source selected. 
  • CL-16 now shows correct track arm status after exiting File Transfer mode. 
  • Sudden short burst of loud audio is no longer present when adjusting Bus Send levels from Off to -40 dB. 
  • Intermittent static on Dante audio channels after changing sampling rates no longer occurs. 
  • Incorrect popup message no longer displays when attempting to playback an AAC file. 
  • Controllers>Display Ch.Fader Gains>Off option now applies to the CL-16.
  • Headphone Encoder now properly selects a preset after PFLing a channel when mode is set to Preset/Vol.
  • 833 XLR inputs 5 and 6 are now properly sent to MixAssist post-fade. 
  • Recordings of the internal tone generator are no longer played back 10 dB louder. 
  • Slate mic metering is now displayed correctly in the SL-2 screen.
  • “CL-16 power problem detected. Please check power source.” message is no longer inaccurately displayed after restoring factory defaults with the CL-16 connected. 
  • 8-Series now properly handles a connected CL-16 losing power. 
  • 8-Series no longer goes unresponsive when the SL-6 slot power is turned off. 

Known Issues

  • If 8-Series firmware is updated from v6.10 to v7.00 with a Wisycom MCR54 in an SL-2 or SL-6 slot,  the MCR54 may not be recognized as a SuperSlot receiver the first time after the update. Power cycle the 8-Series to allow the MCR54 to be correctly recognized.
  • Gain slider position and gain values in SD-Remote occasionally lag when dragging, especially with linked or grouped channels.
  • When switching between SD-Remote Meter tabs, the new Meter tab may take up to a second to refresh.
  • Issue with MCR54 calibration tone. This is an MCR54 bug and will be addressed by Wisycom.

Scorpio Specifications

Click on each group to expand. Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

Analog Inputs
  • Frequency Response
    • 10 Hz to 80 kHz ± 0.5 dB (192 kHz sample rate, re 1 kHz)
  • THD + Noise
    • 0.005% max (mic in, 1 kHz, 22 Hz–22 kHz BW, trim at 20, fader at 0, -10 dBu in)
  • Equivalent Input Noise
    • -131 dBV (-129 dBu) max (mic in, A-weighting, 76 dB gain, 150 ohm source impedance)
Processing Engine
  • Highly extensible, full FPGA-based audio processing, 3 FPGAs
  • Six-way ARM multiprocessor system
  • 64-bit audio processing precision
Audio Over Ethernet
  • Dante, AES67 compatible
  • 32 channels in, 32 channels out (up to 96 kHz)
  • 1 Gb/s Ethernet, 2 ports, transformer-balanced
Inputs
  • Mic/Line inputs
    • 16 total, all fully featured; 6 on full-size XLR, 2 on TA3, 8 on TA5
  • Inputs
    • Mic-level inputs: (XLR, TA3, TA5): Class-A, discrete differential long-tail pair, 4k ohm input impedance
    • Line-level inputs: (XLR, TA3, TA5): active-balanced, 4k ohm input impedance
    • 48V phantom: full 10mA to all 16 inputs simultaneously
    • 22 Total analog inputs: 16 mic-line inputs, 6 on returns
    • AES3 or AES42 available on XLR inputs 1 and 6
    • AES42: +10 V, 250 mA available, mode-1, auto-ASRC
    • USB Audio: 2 Inputs
    • Rtn A, B, C (3.5 mm/10-pin): unbalanced 2-channel, 4k ohm input impedance
    • Com Rtn 1,2 (TA3, 3.5mm) balanced, 1-channel, 8k ohm input impedance
    • External Slate Mic (TA5): balanced, 8k ohm input impedance, menu-selectable 12 V phantom
  • Maximum Input Level
    • Mic: +8 dBu (2.0 Vrms)
    • Line: +28 dBu (19.5 Vrms)
    • Rtn A, B, C: +18 dBu (6.2 Vrms)
    • Com Rtn 1, 2: +24 dBu (12.3 Vrms)
    • External Slate Mic: +12 dBu (3.2 Vrms)
Buses
  • 12 Busses (L, R, 1-10)
  • Left and Right Mix Bus receives post-fade isolated channels. Optional NoiseAssist plugin instances can be applied to Left and/or Right Mix Busses. Busses 1-10 can receive pre-fade, post-fade, or independent send level from isolated channels, Returns A, B, or C, and Com Returns 1 and 2.
High-Pass Filters
  • Adjustable 10 Hz to 320 Hz, 18 dB/oct. 1st stage analog (before preamp), 2nd stage digital.

Limiters
  • Limiters available at all channels, buses and headphones for all sample rates
  • Analog first stage, all subsequent stages digital
  • Attack time: 1 ms
  • Release time: adjustable, 50 ms to 1000 ms
  • Threshold: adjustable, -2 dBFS to -12 dBFS
  • Selectable ratio: inf:1, 20:1, 18:1, 16:1, 14:1, 12:1, 10:1
Delay
  • Channel Adjustable 0-50 ms
  • Output Adjustable 0-500 ms
Maximum Gain
  • Trim stage (mic input): 76 dB
  • Trim stage (line input): 50 dB
  • Fader stage: 16 dB
  • Bus stage: 16 dB
  • Headphone stage: 20 dB
  • Mic-to-Line: 108 dB
  • Mic-to-Headphone: 112 dB
Outputs
  • Outputs
    • XLR (L, R) active-balanced, 250/3.2k/120 ohms (mic/-10/line)
    • Hirose 10-pin (L, R) active-balanced, 250/3.2k/120 ohms (mic/-10/line)
    • TA3 (X1-X6) active-balanced, 250/3.2k/120 ohms (mic/-10/line)
    • 3.5mm (X7, X8): unbalanced, stereo, 1.8k ohms
  • Headphone Outputs
    • ¼”, 3.5 mm
    • TA5 (along with mic input pins) for single connection to headset + mic
    • High output, 4 ohm output impedance, 400 mW + 400 mW at each connector, all individually driven
    • Compatible with headphones of any impedance
  • Maximum Output Level (all into 10k load)
    • Line: +20 dBu (7.8 Vrms)
    • “-10”: +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
    • Mic: -20 dBu (0.078 Vrms)
    • X7/X8 Out: +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
    • Headphone outputs (¼”, TA-5, X9/X10): +14 dBu (4.0 Vrms)
  • Digital Outputs
    • AES3 transformer-balanced, in pairs; 1-2 (XLR-L), 3-4 (XLR-R), 5-8 (Hirose 10-pin A)
    • 110 ohm, 2 V p-p, AES and S/PDIF compatible

Recording
  • A/D Converters
    • 32-bit, 120 dB, A-weighted dynamic range typical
    • Sampling rates 44.1 kHz, 47.952 kHz, 48 kHz, 48.048 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz
  • Bit Depth
    • 16, 24
  • Recording
    • Internal 256 GB SSD; two removable SD Cards. Each 10% over-provisioned (reserved free space) for optimum performance
    • Simultaneous recording to internal SSD and the two SD cards
    • exFAT formatting
    • 36 tracks (32 iso channels, 4 buses)
    • Broadcast WAV monophonic (48048 and lower) and polyphonic file format
    • 64-bit WAV (RF64) monophonic and polyphonic; support for files > 4 GB
    • AAC 2 track at 48 kHz, selectable bit rate 32, 64, 128, 192, 256 kbps
Automatic Mixing
  • Dugan Automixer up to 16 channels on Left and Right Mix bus
  • MixAssist up to 16 channels on Left and Right Mix bus

Noise Suppression
  • Via optional paid NoiseAssist Plugin. Up to two instances of NoiseAssist can run on any combination of isolated channels (excluding 17-32 on Scorpio), bus L, or bus R
USB
  • USB-C (USB 3.1 type 1) for file transfer of internal SSD, both SD Cards
  • USB-C 2-in/2-out USB audio interface
  • USB-A host for keyboard, external controller, external USB hubs supported for connecting multiple devices
Timecode and Sync
  • Modes Supported: Off, Rec Run, Free Run, 24h Run, External, including External Auto-Record and Continuous modes.
  • Frame Rates: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 DF, 29.97 ND, 30 DF, 30 ND
  • Sample/Timecode Accuracy: 0.1 ppm (0.25 frames per 24 hours)
  • Timecode Input: 20k ohm impedance, 0.3 V – 3.0 V p-p (–17 dBu – +3 dBu)
  • Timecode Output: 75 ohm impedance, 5 V p-p (+12 dBu)
Remote Control
  • Sound Devices CL-16 Linear Fader Controller
  • Sound Devices CL-12 Linear Fader Controller
  • USB MIDI MCU Control  – supported 3rd party fader controllers
  • SD-Remote Android app via USB or Bluetooth LE
  • SD-Remote iPad app via Bluetooth LE
  • USB Keyboard
  • External Timecode Record Trigger
LCD
  • 320×240, Transflective, excellent sunlight visibility
  • Larger touchscreen display available via USB-connected SD-Remote app

Power
  • External: dual 10-18 V inputs on locking TA4 connectors, pin-4 = (+), pin-1 = (-), supports Smart Battery telemetry
  • Dual rear-mount Sony-style L-mount batteries with chargers
  • Current Draw, at 12 V no battery charging
    • All mic preamps off: 950 mA
    • All mic preamps on: 1.26 A
    • All mic preamps on, 192 kHz sample rate, recording to internal SSD and 2 SD Cards: 1.42 A
    • All mic preamps on, 192 kHz sample rate, recording to internal SSD and 2 SD Cards, Dante enabled: 1.67 A
    • Intelligent power-down of unused mic preamps and other internal circuits
Environmental
  • Operating: -20° C to 60° C, 0 to 90% relative humidity(non-condensing)
  • Storage: -40° C to 85° C
Dimensions (H x W x D)
  • 5.1 cm x 32 cm x 20.5 cm
  • 2.0 in. x 12.6 in. x 8.1 in
Weight
  • 5.8 lbs (unpackaged, without batteries)
  • 2.63 kg (unpackaged, without batteries)

8-Series Firmware 6.10

Download

New

  • Support for P.I. Engineering’s X-keys® Programmable Keypads, Sticks & Keyboards.
    X-keys products are programmable via P.I. Engineering software to any standard USB keyboard functions. When mapped to the same keyboard functions as the 8-Series’s USB keyboard shortcuts, these compact control surfaces can offer quick, tactile control of functions. Functions include Record, Stop, Play, and many more.

Change

  • Faster boot up and power down.
  • Faster navigation of RF scan plots. 
  • Faster firmware update process.
  • Faster media formatting.
  • Faster load of user and factory settings. 
  • Improved CL-16 fader latency and performance.
  • Improved third-party controller fader latency and performance. 
  • Slate Mic gain range expanded to  -10 to 20 dB.

Fixed

  • Red Meter and Menu button LEDs no longer remain on after boot up. 
  • False critical power popup messages no longer appear on boot up. 
  • Power icon is no longer missing from the home screen after boot up. 
  • USB keyboard shortcuts for Control + Select knob press and rotate now function properly.
  • AES42 inputs 5 and 6 can now both be routed simultaneously to channels on the Scorpio.
  • 888 and Scorpio no longer become unresponsive when the meter peak hold time is set to off.
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