Tag: Scorpio

8-Series v5.00

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New

  • Introducing NoiseAssist, an optional paid plugin for up to two instances of adaptive ambient noise suppression. NoiseAssist is an advanced signal processing algorithm that reduces background noises such as traffic, generators, HVAC noise, and more. It features a simple user interface with only one adjustment, the amount of background noise to suppress. The plugin is available now at store.sounddevices.com for an introductory price of $600. 
  • Support for the Sonosax SX-LC8+ Control Surface. 
  • CL-16’s Scene, Take, and Notes buttons now enter edit pages for any previous take’s metadata, not just the current and next takes. In stop, use Rew and Fwd to select the take for editing.

Fixed

  • Toggling between armed and unarmed on the CL-12 no longer requires a double-press. 
  • Improved speed at which a SuperSlot receiver’s frequency can be changed from the 8-Series SuperSlot menus.
  • Scene name changes made while recording are no longer lost after circling the take. 
  • Rare instances where the 8-Series mixer-recorder becomes unresponsive after toggling pre- and post- routing with MS linking enabled no longer occur. 

Known Issue

  • Post-fade EQ is not available on an ISO channel running an instance of NoiseAssist.

Sound Devices Announces Firmware Version 4.00 for 8-Series, Featuring Support for Newly-Released CL-16

REEDSBURG, WIS., APRIL 27, 2020 – Sound Devices announces firmware version 4.00 for the 8-Series Portable Mixer-Recorders, consisting of the Scorpio, 888, and 833. Firmware version 4.00 includes support for the just-released CL-16 Linear Fader Control Surface, bus soloing, new options for custom output and SD card naming, and more.

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8-Series v4.00

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New

  • CL-16 Linear Fader Controller support on 888 and Scorpio. 
  • Output naming allows you to assign custom names in the LR, X1-X10 Outputs menu. Custom names appear on output meters wherever shown for easy identification.
  • Controllers menu option Require Shift for Mute: set to On to prevent accidental activation of mute from supported controllers. When on, button shortcut for mute is Shift + Mute on 3rd party controllers. Mute is always Menu + Mute on the CL-16. 
  • Bus Soloing: solo a bus to isolate the signal in the headphone monitor. A bus is solo’d in the headphone monitor while in the Bus screen by default. Headphone monitor source returns to previous selection when the Bus screen is exited. Turn solo on or off while within the Bus screen by toggling the option using the tone switch.
    Linked busses will be solo’d with the odd bus in the left ear and the even bus in the right. 
  • Channel Bus Sends now available in Bus screens. Use the Sel knob to navigate through the Bus send routing. When an ISO set to Send (highlighted in light blue) is selected, activate the * toggle then rotate the HP knob to adjust the gain of the ISO sent to the bus. 
  • New Custom SD Card names. During the format process of SD1 and SD2, you now have the ability to enter a custom name. 

Changes

  • When editing scene names, the keyboard cursor is automatically placed at the end of the scene name to save editing time.
  • Pressing Stop on a controller while in Stop mode now latches on Next Take editing allowing for easy access to Next Take’s Scene, Take, and Notes editing.
  • Changes to Scene Name Shortcuts 
    • In Record:
      • Current Scene Name: Edits the Current Take Scene Name being recorded and Next Take Scene Name.
      • New Scene Name: Creates a new Next Take Scene Name and the Current Take Scene Name being recorded.  It also adds the new scene name to the scene name entry list. 
    • In Stop:
      • Current Scene Name: Edits the Current Take Scene Name being recorded and Next Take Scene Name.
      • New Scene Name: Creates a new Next Take Scene Name and also adds it to the scene name entry list. It does not affect Current Take Scene Name.

Fixed

  • Renaming AAC files no longer results in missing takes when the storage volume is remounted. 
  • Channels are no longer limited to Off or Pre-Fade when routing channels to the LR Bus from the CL-12.
  • Rare occurrences where takes do not appear in the Take List, cannot be copied to another volume, or be used to create sound reports no longer occur.

8-Series Firmware v3.22

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Fixed

  • Various improvements to External Timecode Continuous mode. 
  • 888 and Scorpio channels 12-16 are now properly sent to MixAssist.
  • Power switch will now allow power down without removing power sources in the unlikely event of the system going unresponsive during record. 
  • Adjusting EQ from the Icon Platform M+ while viewing the graphical EQ screen no longer causes the system to go unresponsive.
  • Rare instances where all tracks playback on the mixer-recorder with noise no longer occurs.  

8-Series Firmware v3.21

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New

  • Supports SD-Remote for iPad. Works with Apple iPad tablets running iOS 13 or above. Connects to 8-Series Mixer-Recorders via Bluetooth LE.  

Fixed

  • Improved stability of Bluetooth LE connection between SD-Remote and 8-Series.
  • Bluetooth setting no longer gets stuck in the Off position until power cycling the unit.
  • Unlisted Headphone Presets are no longer listed when headphone knob is set to Preset/Vol.

8-Series Firmware v3.20

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New

  • Bluetooth connectivity for SD-Remote Android v3.20 application. 
  • New menu for turning Bluetooth on or off. Menu>System>Bluetooth>Bluetooth Enable. 
  • New menus for Bluetooth security. Menu>System>Bluetooth>Set Password and Clear Password.  

Fixed

  • Rare occurrences where L-Mount battery status was not properly updated have been eliminated. 
  • Rare 888 critical power error message with odd meter and LED activity has been eliminated.
  • File copy process no longer gets stuck when copying RF64 WAV files.
  • 888 now shows the correct Dante device name as SD-888.
  • 888 now correctly links X7 and X8 by default. 
  • A10-RX US SuperSlot menu no longer allows scrolling beyond the maximum allowed subchannel.
  • Scorpio no longer displays inaccurate routing of XL-AES to channels 17-32. 
  • Timecode offsets from system time when loading a setup file with Timecode Mode set to Time of Day (24 hour) no longer occurs.
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