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Sound Devices releases 8-Series v10.0 firmware update with noteworthy feature upgrades

Sound Devices releases 8-Series v10.0 firmware update with noteworthy feature upgrades

Free user-driven update includes 32-bit float recording, streamlined functionality, and more flexible audio routing options

REEDSBURG, WI, May 22, 2024 –  For thousands of sound mixers around the world, Sound Devices8-Series – including the 833, 888, and Scorpio models – is the mixer-recorder they trust most, due to the 8-Series’ pristine sound quality, incredibly durable hardware, and unmatched functionality. Sound Devices has expanded on the 8-Series’ reputation for excellence by releasing a new firmware update, v10.01, that includes a wealth of new features – all at no cost to customers.

Sound Devices 8-Series Mixer-Recorders
Sound Devices 8-Series Mixer-Recorders

Sound Devices takes in feature requests from its customers, and 8-Series v10.01 firmware includes requests that have come in from users over time. One of those is 32-bit float recording. The firmware introduces the ability to record ISO tracks in 32-bit floating point, eliminating clipping in the file, no matter the gain setting. “This has been a popular request, because it is useful when recording audio sources that have unpredictable levels and a wide dynamic range – like dialogue on set suddenly changing from a whisper to a scream,” says Sound Devices Director of Product Management and Design Paul Isaacs.

The new Daylight Mode includes a brighter LCD color scheme, making it easier to see important information and navigate menus, even in direct sunlight. With the v10.01 upgrade, Record folders can quickly be renamed without the need for a computer, directly from the 8-Series Record Folder Options menu. Users can choose whether playback audio goes to all outputs or just headphones, while leaving live audio to pass through to other outputs. This is beneficial for production crews, who can continue hearing live audio without interruption while the sound mixer can check playback of takes.

With the 8-Series v10.01 upgrade, the SD-Remote – a companion app to 8-Series mixer-recorders – now has a new Routing Matrix tab with an overview of all input, channel, bus, and output routing on a single screen, making it much easier to view and control where audio signals are coming from and where they’re going to. With so many inputs, channel, bus, and output routing permutations, this provides an indispensable tool for production sound mixers.

These features and many more are available at no cost with the firmware upgrade. “We know that a lot of our customers are just getting back to work after the strikes,” says Sound Devices CEO Matt Anderson. “We want to ensure that they have access to the right tools to do the jobs they missed for so long. We listened to our customers about the features they wanted, and we put them into this release. We can’t wait to see what they create with these new tools.”

On Wednesday, May 29th, 2024, at 11:00am CDT (4:00pm GMT), Paul Isaacs will be joined by Sound Devices Technical Support Expert Laura Sillanpää for a live-streaming event where they will demonstrate some of the new features in the v10.01 firmware. Attendees will be able to submit questions to be answered during the session or following the live stream. The event is open to the public, but registration in advance is required at https://www.sounddevices.com/8-series-v10-01-live-stream/.

To learn more about 8-Series mixer-recorders and to download v10.01 firmware, visit www.sounddevices.com/8-series.

About Sound Devices
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For more than 25 years, Sound Devices has created premier audio equipment that helps sound professionals capture superior audio. The company's products have been used for an array of applications, from award-winning feature films and television shows, to live events, houses of worship, and educational applications. Sound Devices designs, assembles, and supports its products at their Reedsburg, Wisconsin, headquarters and their Madison, Wisconsin, and Rickmansworth, UK, offices. 

For more information, visit www.sounddevices.com

Steve Bailey
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About Sound Devices

About Sound Devices

For 25 years, Sound Devices has created premier audio equipment that helps sound professionals capture superior audio. The company's products have been used on the sets of award-winning movies, TV shows, and documentaries. Sound Devices designs, assembles, and supports its products at their Reedsburg, Wisconsin, headquarters and their Madison, Wisconsin, and Rickmansworth, UK, offices.

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