Sound Devices Firmware

Whilst we all agree that shiny new equipment is rather fantastic, we also appreciate that more often there may be improvements, tweaks, bug fixes and the like … and Firmware updates are to be expected! We’ll keep this page regularly updated with the latest news and updates.

19.10.2020 – 8-Series Firmware 7.10


  • Daily folders can now be recorded to past midnight, optionally.
  • New Link Margin indicator in SuperSlot screen for Wisycom MCR54.


  • Improved UI responsiveness in Wisycom MCR54 SuperSlot screens when editing Group or Channel parameters.
  • 8-Series no longer goes unresponsive when using the Wisycom MCR42 or MCR54 in Slot B of the SL-2 attached to the 833.
  • Wisycom MCR42 and MCR54 Group RF Scans can now be cancelled.
  • Color of the TX Battery Level indicator in the various SuperSlot Rx screens no longer intermittently appears washed-out.
  • Loading large A10 User Group files via the 8-Series no longer causes sluggish UI behavior.
  • Rare occurrences of the 8-Series going unresponsive when attempting to copy a > 4 GB RF64 WAV file from one SD card to another no longer occur.
  • 8-Series no longer goes unresponsive after deleting a folder that contains older files.
  • An error message is now displayed when attempting to copy a file that exceeds available space of the destination media.
  • Copied folders are no longer empty after deleting the folder from the source media.
  • Q-marks are now properly displayed when mounting an SD Card with monophonic files recorded by another 8-Series mixer-recorder.
  • Q-marks are now properly displayed for recordings stored on an SD Card that was reinserted after a format of the internal SSD.
  • Timecode mode External Timecode Continuous now correctly continues counting timecode when the external source is disconnected.
  • Timecode values are now displayed as –:–:–:– when Timecode is set to Off.
  • Bus Limiters are now properly linked when the bus is set up as a linked pair.
  • 8-Series Bluetooth menu is no longer intermittently set to Off following connection and disconnection of SD-Remote.
  • Incorrect trim gain ranges are no longer presented in SD-Remote for Scorpio channels 17-32 with some input sources.

Known Issues

  • If 8-series firmware is updated from v6.10 to v7.00 with a Wisycom MCR54 in an SL-2 or SL-6 slot, the MCR54 may not be recognised as a Superslot receiver the first time after the update. Power cycle the 8-series to allow the MCR54 to be correctly recognized.
  • Gain slider position and gain values in SD-Remote occasionally lag when dragging, especially with linked or grouped channels.
  • When switching between SD-Remote Meter tabs, the new Meter tab may take up to a second to refresh.
  • Issue with MCR54 calibration tone. This issue will be addressed by Wisycom.
  • Intermittent communication errors can occur when running a Group RF Scan from Wisycom MCR42 and MCR54 SuperSlot screens. This issue will be addressed by Wisycom.


8-Series v7.00 Firmware, with a whole host of new features and refinements! Not least the long awaited SuperSlot support for the Wisycom MCR54 receiver.

New Features in 8-Series v7.00

· SD-Remote v7.00 (iOS and Android) support, including 16 channel meter views, new channel screen views, and remote control of faders, trim, pan and file transfer mode.
· Compressors are now available on all channels and buses.
· Scorpio channels 17-32 can now select audio from any input source, and have trim gain and adjustable high-pass filters.
· Scorpio channels 1-16 can now select audio from any Dante channel, 1-32.
· New Timecode Display Mode has options to display big Timecode or A-Time.
· Limiter settings (threshold, ratio, knee, attack, release) are now available for global channel limiters and global bus limiters.
· Q-Marks (also known as cue markers) are now available for identifying specific positions of WAV/BWF recordings.
· New * and ** shortcuts allow the Select and HP knobs to adjust trim and/or fader gains of channels 7/8 on 833, 9/10 on 888, or 13/14 on Scorpio.
· Additional USB keyboard shortcuts.
· Additional SL-2 filter option for 1240-1260 MHz when using MCR54 Japan B3 model.
· Lectrosonics SRb and SRc NU Hybrid mode now selectable in SuperSlot RX screen menus.
· Lectrosonics SRc locale settings are now selectable in SuperSlot RX screen menus.
· Create Sound Report and Record Folder Screen are now shortcut options for mapping and toggle switch actions.
· New Soft Fader/Trim Pickup menu prevents sudden jumps in gain levels when setting gain from more than one control interface such as the front panel, a connected control surface, or SD-Remote.
· New SL-2 Antenna LED menu with options for On or Off.
· NoiseAssist Plugin Demo Mode allows access to the NoiseAssist plugin for demo purposes.

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