Tag: Scorpio

Control Surface

Made By: Location Sound London.

Probably the smallest 8 channels control surface for location sound.

It is lightweight, small, reliable and it fits in the sound bag.

Ideal for those situations when slide faders feel more precise than rotative potentiometers.

  • Compact control surface for Sound Devices 8xx recorders.
  • Plugs into the USB port of your recorder via USB-C cable (provided).
  • The internal PCB and anti-dirt curtains ensure great operational reliability.
  • Dimensions: 9x7x2.5 cm 

Channels 7 & 8 remote

Made By: Location Sound London.

Compact control surface for channels 7 & 8. You can adjust the gain, enter the channel’s menu and control the volume. No sub-menus, all the functions are accessible from the front panel. Ideal for those situations when, you hold the boom with one hand and adjust the trim with the other while keeping an eye to the action.

  • Compact control surface for Sound Devices 8xx recorders.
  • Plugs into the USB port of your recorder via USB-C cable (provided).
  • The small knob is an encoder which controls gain and access the channel’s menu by pushing it.
  • The large knob is a volume potentiometer.


Made By: MINI Control.

 Mini Control 2 (“MC2”) is a versatile compact MIDI controller designed to work with the full Sound Devices 8-Series mixer/recorder line-up. It provides convenient control of channels not easily accessible on the host device’s front panel. Amongst many other features, it can control channels: • 7-12 on an 833 • 9-16 on an 888 • 13-20 on a Scorpio


Made By: Simon Jorgensen.

This is a midi mappable button box for Sound Devices 8 series recorders. Footswitch NOT included

I designed this entirely for my own use case:

  • I wanted a midi mappable footswitch for handsfree momentary comms talkback
  • a second midi mappable button for various functions (in my case automix on/off)
  • I also wanted a handy fader pot for an output

So I combined those three things in a tiny box.

You can map the functions to whatever you want in the 8 series -> controllers -> mapping menu.


Made By: IDDQD.

The unit has two smooth endless rotary encoder knobs with push buttons, that can control multiple channels by switching the channel set. It weighs only 60 grams, measuring 62x27x60 mm (including knob height) mm. The unit needs 12-15 seconds to boot. I try to make products that don’t require a user manual, but anyway:

  • Plug in via USB A
  • Black button toggle trim or volume. Trim = LED flash, Volume = LED solid
  • Double press each encoder to cycle back and forth through channel sets
  • Single press each encoder to activate PFL for corresponding channel

The enclosure is made from PLA. USB plugs in from the right underside


Made By: Simon Jorgensen.

A 6 channel version of my simple trim/volume controller. Smooth stepless encoders. 3D printed and assembled by hand in my basement. Please read the full description and FAQ below before you purchase. Small design changes may occur from batch to batch, improvements only.

Sound Devices 833 (+4): ch 7-12

Sound Devices 888: ch 9-14

Sound Devices Scorpio: ch 13-18