Sound Devices Upgrades Firmware For 8-Series Mixer/Recorders

Sound Devices has introduced firmware version 3.10 for its 8-Series Portable Mixer-Recorders, consisting of the Scorpio, 888 and 833 models. 

Sound Devices said version 3.10 includes support for the new XL-AES 8 Channel AES3 Input Expander, USB audio input and output, graphical EQ screens, improvements to Sound Reports and reduction in power consumption.

The XL-AES is an optional accessory for the Scorpio, 888 and 833 that provides eight channels of AES3 audio connectivity through four heavy-duty TA3F input jacks. The accessory mounts directly to the expansion port on the mixer-recorder’s top panel and features a rugged milled aluminum enclosure for years of reliable use.

Any of the eight audio channels may be routed to any channel on the mixer-recorder through the standard channel routing matrix. All 8-Series mixer-recorders can now act as USB interfaces with two channels of audio in and out.

A new graphical EQ screen provides a visual representation of their EQ settings.
Other changes include improvements to Sound Reports, auto-mute of outputs in certain transport states (Play, Stop, Record), and various stability enhancements.

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