Scorpio v2.00 Featuring Dugan Automix Now Available
Sound Devices has announced firmware version 2.00 for Scorpio: a 32 channel, 36 track portable mixer-recorder designed for state-of-the-art production sound. Firmware version 2.00 includes Dugan Automixing and other anticipated features such as support for additional third party USB control surfaces and 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, ideal 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 intuitive LED metering and sunlight-readable screen display 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. “I am impressed with their quality and robust construction,” said Dugan. “With the addition of the Dugan Speech System algorithm, users can focus on overall sound quality and the mix balance rather than trying to adjust all of the microphones.”
Dugan Automixing in the Sound Devices 633 Compact Mixer won the 2019 CAS Award for Outstanding Product-Production. 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.
Other new features include SuperSlot support for the Sennheiser EK-6042 wireless receiver and the ability to email Sound Reports as CSV or PDF files from SD-Remote, increasing efficiency at the end of a day’s shoot. A full list of changes in this release is available on the Sound Devices website.
Scorpio users may immediately upgrade to version 2.00 by visiting the Sound Devices Download page.