Sound Devices and Ambient Recording have announced a firmware update bringing wireless remote control and enhanced functionality to Sound Devices 6-Series mixer/recorders. This collaboration fully integrates Sound Devices’ 6-Series products into the ACN with continuous jam and zero-drift time code.

Sound Devices 633 with Ambient RecordingThe latest updates bring remote transport control, metadata editing and time code functionality to Sound Devices’ 6-Series mixer/recorders and Ambient Recording’s ACN Network System, enabling Sound Devices 633, 664 and 688 mixer/recorders to be remote controlled by Ambient Recording’s Master Lockit Web interface while ingesting metadata into the ACN Network System.

The new Remote tab in the Master Lockit web interface provides wireless control of functions including record start/stop, track naming, track arming and metadata entry for the current and upcoming clip. Audio professionals may control any 6-Series by directly connecting the Ambient ACN-ML Master Lockit to the mixer’s USB port, or through the USB keyboard port on a Sound Device’s CL-12 linear fader controller.

‘Sound Devices relationship with Ambient Recording continues to evolve as we work together to provide the very best audio tools for Production Sound professionals,’ said Paul Isaacs, Director of Project Management & Design at Sound Devices. ‘By adding wireless remote capabilities, our 6-Series users can now control, edit metadata, and manage time code using any smartphone, tablet or computer, offering greater convenience and workflow functionality on-set or in the field.’

‘Combining functions of the audio and time code in the Master Lockit’s web interface enables the Audio Engineer to focus on the ever-important audio recording while simultaneously controlling time code and monitoring frame rate, range, slate clap times and battery status of all ACN devices on the set,’ says Klaus Grosser, R&D Manager and ACN Product Manager at Ambient Recording.

The Master Lockit is the control centre of the ACN time code and metadata network. Acting as the network central hub, it enables remote control of all ACN units on set via browser on any WiFi capable device. In addition, it collects all metadata from script, continuity, and professional cameras for delivery and use by DITs and postproduction.

Sound Devices firmware v3.10 upgrade for the 6-Series mixers/recorders and Ambient Recording’s ACN-ML Firmware v4.1 are now available as free downloads from the relevant websites.

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