I love your products and own many of them. I have some weird bugs with my 664/CL-12 combo as of firmware version 4.51 which I've had since it was released, though these issues only seem to have arisen for me in the last 6 months. Before anyone asks, yes I use only approved media.
1) I've been using a little external cell phone battery for the cl-12 microboost and it works fine but sometimes I forget to unplug it after wrap, it drains and then I'm screwed the next morning. I switched to a XLR4->USB adapter to power the cl-12 continuously from my MEON LiFE which worked fine for a few days until the power went intermittent for some unknown reason and the microboost warning would flicker onto the screen very rapidly. I have since switched to a different battery with better results, but using it the first day, five hours in, it either died or went to sleep and the notification popped up again. First question for SD users/SD - is there a good battery/power source/workaround you recommend that won't go to sleep or discharge overnight?
2) This would all be fine if it didn't result in this bigger issue. The following has happened inconsistently, only a few times when the power was suddenly lost (though not every time) but very often (though not always) when I have to unplug the cl-12 to get the media out. This happens around lunch when I'm doing media breaks. I've tried powering the 664 off first to take the media out and I've tried leaving it on, all with inconsistent results. After the media break, I plug the cl-12 back into the 664 and power on the mixer if it isn't already and get the "CL-12 Firmware Update Required" notification. Anyone else? This slows me down at least 3 minutes because I have to unplug everything and let it "download (???)" etc. What's going on here? Is it an issue with power? The 664? CL-12? It's really frustrating. Last time, I had to just mix the scene on the rotary faders because I didn't have enough time for the nonsense. Then I unplugged all the peripherals and power cycled the machine and suddenly the update wasn't required anymore. It's just become a nuisance that I hate dealing with. Can anyone shed any light on this?
3) After #2 happens and I get the CL-12 up and running again, inputs 7 and 8 have ALWAYS reverted to direct outputs. Another annoying step I have to take to fix.
4) Unrelated but once every few months, the 664 will freeze upon boot up. Not a big deal but still shouldn't happen. I also just recently had it freeze immediatly after cutting on a take but luckily didn't lose anything.
And while I have your attention - I'd love to be able to use the CL-12 exclusively for naming scenes and tracks. The way it's setup, you still need to hit some switches on the 664 to delete and to submit a new name. I'm sure there are a few more things like this. Any shortcuts we can put in so that I can leave my 664 alone? I'm at peace with the fact that the trims are on it. I just think the all-digital stuff should be able to be handled with the cl-12.
Thanks for listening.