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Sound Devices Firmware v7.20 for the 8-Series

Tuesday, 8 December 2020  |  Pinknoise

Sound Devices Firmware v7.20 for the 8-Series

Sound Devices Firmware v7.20 for the 8-Series

Sound Devices is pleased to announce firmware version 7.20 for the 8-Series mixer-recorders and updates to the companion app, SD-Remote. Firmware v7.20 supports the just-released four-instance and eight-instance versions of the NoiseAssist plugin for 8-Series and the new SD-Remote for iPhone.

New Features:

  • Supports four-instance and eight-instance versions of NoiseAssist.
  • NoiseAssist instances can now be applied to any bus.
  • Supports SD-Remote for iPhone.
  • Support for SD-Remote False Takes function.
  • Trim/Fader Group option allows trim gain of multiple channels to be controlled by the channel with the smallest channel number in the group.

SD-Remote, the companion app for 8-Series mixer-recorders, allows for remote control of faders, trim, pan, transport controls, metadata, monitoring, and more. These features, combined with a simple interface, make SD-Remote perfect for any physical distancing protocols on set. Previously available for iPad and Android tablets, version 7.20 brings SD-Remote to any iPhone model running iOS 12 or higher. iPhone users may download SD-Remote for iPhone by visiting the Apple App Store on their compatible device.

The 8-Series became the first portable mixer-recorders with the option for built-in noise suppression when the two-instance version of NoiseAssist for 8-Series was released in May. Now with four-instance and eight-instance versions also available for purchase on the Sound Devices online store, it is possible to run NoiseAssist on up to eight isolated channels, or a combination of isolated channels and buses. The NoiseAssist algorithm is ideal for ultra-light mobile setups where a fast turnaround time is paramount.

The plugin is available for purchase at store.sounddevices.com. Customers who already purchased 2 instances of NoiseAssist for their device will receive an automatic discount when upgrading to 4 or 8 instances on the same device.

Prior to v7.20, NoiseAssist could only run on Bus L and Bus R. With this new firmware upgrade, instances of NoiseAssist can now be applied to any bus in addition to any isolated channel.

Additionally, with v7.20, SD-Remote now offers a False Take function, and trim gains can now be grouped together.

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