It Can Be Your Wingman Anytime

Sound Devices has announced Wingman, a free iOS wireless control app for 6-series mixer/recorders. With Wingman, users can view meters; start and stop audio recordings; enter and edit metadata; arm, disarm, and rename tracks; circle a take or designate false takes; and create sound reports quickly and instantly email them directly from your iPhone or iPad.

In addition to the app (available in the Apple store now - requires iOS 8 or higher), Wingman requires firmware version 4.00 (downloadable from here) and purchase of the WM-Connect Bluetooth dongle, which begins shipping this Friday, September 9th. Update, 9/14: The WM-Connect is currently backordered through mid-October 2016. Orders will be fulfilled in the  order received.

Here's a fuller Wingman feature list from Sound Devices:

  • Remotely start / stop audio recording
  • Edit metadata, circle takes, and designate false takes; updates instantly reflected on mixer
  • Edit track names, arm/disarm tracks
  • Edit sound report headers & create sound reports in “current directory” (as defined by MENU > File Storage > Folder Options), stored on “target media” which is either CompactFlash or SD card inserted in mixer
  • Email sound reports (CSV format) directly from mobile device
  • Monitor levels from multiple meter views on mobile device
  • (688 only) Monitor auto mixing activity from mobile device
  • From within the app, easily switch control from one WM-Connect-enabled 6-Series mixer to another one on set with a couple taps of a fingertip.

Assuming Direct Control of the 6-Series

The new v 3.10 Sound Devices firmware update for the 633, 664, and 688 adds support for third party wireless control, time code and metadata management including the Timecode Systems :wave, PureBlend's MovieSlate iOS app, and Ambient's Master Lockit. With just the firmware update (downloadable here), a time code hub, and a link cable, you can now control your mixer from your iOS device (Timecode Systems) or any web browser (Ambient Lockit). The Ambient Lockit will also work with your 788T.

Here are the gear lists Sound Devices put together:

iOS Wireless Remote Control Integration (more info from MovieSlate)

Web-based Remote Control Integration (more info from Ambient)

More details and set-up diagrams here!

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