Amsterdam - Sep 2, 2009 - Sound Devices has released firmware update 1.75 for its 788T digital recorder at the IBC show. The new release introduces support for its new CL-2 Remote Control accessory. It also provides several new features and upgrades.
The CL-2 remote fader, a remote control and fader accessory for the 788T can attach directly to a microphone boom pole or be handheld, and requires firmware revision 1.75 or greater to operate. Connecting to the 788T's proprietary C.Link port (Control Link), the CL-2 offers a single, 30mm fader which can be programmed to control any input or track on the 788T. There are also two, two-position switches on the remote control unit that can be programmed to operate several critical functions on the 788T, including remote record activation. The CL-2 is also powered by the C.Link port.
The 1.75 firmware update also provides several new features: Faster power on (boot up) and ready to record; a new input fader range menu; and up to +15 dB of gain selectable on mix track levels.