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  1. All NoiseAssist processing is done in realtime internally in the 8-series ... This is a very complex algorithm that has taken a long and intensive development to get it to suppress noise effectively with only 1ms latency.
  2. The way to view NoiseAssist, is it's simply another tool in your toolbox which you can use when in a situation where you can't escape the background noise e.g. distant traffic or air conditioning. And like all processing (EQ, compression gating etc), do not over apply - it can then be very effective. It can be applied to ISOs or Mix buses or both. Paul
  3. The ability to record in 32-bit float is a future possibility on the 8-series.
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    Mano - you are correct! Blue allows you to create mixes independent of the pre or post fader gains feeding the main mix. This technique is often used for creating custom monitor mixes for musicians but could also be useful for creating personalized IEM feeds on set.
  5. No. The SL-2 is powered by the 8-series via the interconnect.
  6. 16 ISOS can be sourced from any of 12 analog inputs (8 balanced mic/line + 4 unbalanced line), 10 AES inputs (once the 8ch AES optional accessory comes out), plus 16-ch Dante.
  7. It doesn't. This is an error in the specs. We'll fix it soon. yes
  8. They are the same as Scorpio preamps, yes.
  9. Has anyone done rigorous testing with the Zoom at 192k 10 tracks yet? Curious how many people in general use 192 kHz with 8 tracks or more and in what application. BTW - Scorpio can do 18 tracks @ 192k and 36 @96k to SD cards. But that's a more powerful engine than MixPre as you'd expect.
  10. Thx for the link - good info. We'll take a deeper look. In the meantime, our Sound Devices approved card should work fine. From looking at the results in the link, it seems that 192kHz, 8 track is the point at which an issue might occur. 192k, 7-track seems good. We do suggest avoiding using microSD cards in adapters as that is introducing another potential bottleneck.
  11. Please let me know the exact model of SD cards have you experienced this with so that we can evaluate. Our Sound Devices approved SD SAM card works very well @192 kHz, 24-bit or 32-bit float, as well as many other cards we have tried. Thx
  12. If the maximum possible incoming microphone level (in the case of MixPre-II, +12dBV) is mapped in such a way that the resulting output of the ADC does not exceed 0dBFS, then you will not clip it. Your next question is probably, 'yeah but what about if you boost input gain pushing that mic signal even higher beyond 0dBFS'. You would have a point if the input gain is applied pre ADC, but what if the gain is applied digitally post ADC? With 32-bit float processing you have a vast headroom above and below 0dBFS. As long as you don't boost digital gain by > 700 dB, you should be fine, although your ears may get a little sore;)
  13. Video edit software FCPX (10.4.6) and Adobe Premier Pro can handle 32-bit float, not Avid MC 8.6.5 though.
  14. USB auto copy basically copies each take from the SD card to the thumbdrive as soon as it finishes recording. To change stereo output from LTC to audio, about 3 taps of the screen ~ 2 secs!
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    Peter Mega - In Scorpio v2 firmware released today, nested folders are included - up to 3 levels deep, so you can store daily folders in project folders etc etc.
  16. With auto-mixing becoming a common tool in all sorts of large unscripted and scripted production, 16-ch of Dugan Automix can be a real boon. We've just released a Scorpio v2 update which includes it. Paul
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    Geoff - thanks for sharing your first impressions of Scorpio. All good stuff, much of which we know about and are in our short term plans. You mention 'half-baked' ... I'd prefer to think of Scorpio as a fully-baked first tier of a cake designed to be robust enough to have many further tiers added to it:) And each layer is sweeter than the last;) Just like all our previous products e.g. 788T, Scorpio's hardware, OS, and external control ecosystem have been architected to evolve and grow with the needs of the production sound industry for many years to come. Keep watching this space. This is just the beginning. Thx again Paul
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    It is possible!
  19. I plan on coming along tonight. Sorry for late reply. best Paul
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    MixPre makes for an excellent value little overdub box to put in your kit for those cases, no?
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