Sound Devices Announces Firmware Version 3.00 For Scorpio And The 833 Mixer/Recorder

Sound Devices said firmware version 3.00 includes the company’s MixAssist algorithm, integration with the CL-12 linear fader controller and AAC recording for immediate handoff to transcription.

MixAssist algorithm intelligently attenuates unused microphones to reduce unwanted artifacts in multi-microphone applications. The feature has been available for both Sound Devices 7-Series recorders and 6-Series mixer/recorders, and now has joined Dugan Automixing as an available algorithm on the Scorpio and 833.

The Sound Devices CL-12 linear fader controller is now supported with the Scorpio and 833. The CL-12 is purpose-built for location sound recording needs and furthers the flexibility of the Scorpio and 833 ecosystems. With the addition of the CL-12, sound personnel have familiar control of the Scorpio and the 833 at their fingertips.

Firmware version 3.00 also features recording of timecode-stamped compressed AAC files for easy handoff to transcription services. AAC files can be tracked separately to redundant media while maintaining a primary and backup record option.

Additionally, Smart Battery telemetry has been added to the Scorpio and the 833. Both mixer-recorders will now display relevant Smart Battery information, such as battery time remaining, percentage remaining, cycle count and temperature.

Scorpio and 833 users may upgrade to firmware v3.00 by visiting the Sound Devices Downloads page.

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