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!

Time Code Marches On

Ambient has released new Lockit firmware v4.01 with two brand new GUIs (Standard and Extended menus), a smart TRX mode, full jam mode, and custom slate clap display. Here's how they describe the changes: 

New Menus
The Standard Menu has the functions necessary for most professional workflows while utilizing a cleaner, smarter, and easier interface to maximize intuitive typical day-to-day operation. The Extended Menu provides access to the rarely used functions, providing the versatility and power to accommodate more unique workflows. Furthermore, the new Mode selection will apply all required settings automatically without the need to dig deep into various parts of the menu.

Smart TRX Mode
With Firmware 4.0, working with the TRX mode in all ACN devices now is plug and play. As soon as the unit is set to TRX mode, it automatically switches to a dedicated ACN channel and to receive mode. The moment you connect a time code source, be it MIDI via USB or a standard LTC signal, it switches to transmit mode and follows the source frame rate with running or standing TC. All other TRX devices on that channel now will receive the transmitted time code and automatically work at the correct frame rate. Backup functionality remains the same in the event of a wireless dropout as each ACN unit maintains time code running in the background on its internal generator.

Full Jam Mode
Full Jam Mode is the new default setting to ACN units with Version 4.0. In addition to setting the time code, Full Jam Mode will automatically match the frame rate to that of the source. Whether you're working wirelessly over ACN or over a cable connection, system setup is now be as simple as a single jam operation!

Custom Slate Clap Display
‚ÄčThe new Slate Display Menu lets you determine the duration of the displayed user bits, clapped time, and running TC after the slate clap. This new development helps you to cater to the unique needs of each individual production.

Download it today!

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