Sound Devices Upgrades Scorpio Mixer/Recorder

Sound Devices has announced firmware version 2.00 for Scorpio, an upgrade that adds Dugan Automixing and third party USB control services to the audio mixer/recorder.

Sound Devices said the firmware for Scorpio, it’s latest 32 channel, 36 track portable, will also include the ability to email CSV and PDF Sound Reports from the companion app SD-Remote.

Dugan Automixing automatically balances levels of microphones in-use and attenuates unused microphones. It is widely used for multi-microphone applications. On Scorpio, up to 16 channels can be automixed at a time, and two separate groups can be mixed simultaneously.

Scorpio’s LED metering and sunlight-readable screen display provide accurate Dugan channel attenuation and gain distribution across all channels.

Dan Dugan, inventor of automixing, is himself a Sound Devices user, employing their products in field recordings for the Nature Sounds Society. Sound Devices’ audio mixer-recorders have an exclusive license to Dugan’s industry-renowned algorithm, which also appears on the 688, and now the Scorpio.

Additionally, firmware version 2.00 includes support for additional third party USB control surfaces via the MCU protocol. The Icon Platform M+, the Icon Platform X+, Icon Platform B+, Behringer X-TOUCH and Mackie MCU Pro are now compatible with Scorpio.

Another new feature includes SuperSlot support for the Sennheiser EK-6042 wireless receiver. A full list of changes in this release is available on the Sound Devices website.

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