iOS Software App to Allow iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch to Control a Connected 788T
LAS VEGAS, APRIL 5, 2011â€”Sound Devices will introduce the latest hardware accessory for its best-selling 788T Digital Recorders, the new CL-WIFI, at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth C2946). The CL-WIFI allows users to control the already powerful 788T from anywhere on set.
The CL-WIFI works together with its companion iOS software app to allow iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches to control a connected 788T. The CL-WIFI turns an iOS device into a simple, portable control surface that allows a sound mixer to move around on set, away from the sound cart, yet still have extensive control and monitoring of their 788T recording system.
â€œSound Devices constantly strives to provide intuitive accessories and firmware updates to help meet the growing needs of our new and existing 7-series recorder customers,â€? says Jon Tatooles, managing director for Sound Devices. â€œThe CL-WIFI was created to help sound professionals manage their 788T regardless of their location on set. This includes production applications that require non-tethered audio recording control, such as critical sound-for-picture and music productions that require the sound mixer to record while not directly connected to the dedicated sound cart.â€?
The hardware CL-WIFI is a Wi-Fi access point when the iOS device connects to it over Wi-Fi. The CL-WIFI app then uses the Wi-Fi connection to communicate with the 788T. The iOS app controls metering of 788T input and track levels, time code, file length, frame rate display and to record start/stop control input-to-track routing, enabling take list and take name editing.
Sound Devicesâ€™ 788T digital audio recorder is designed specifically for multi-track, on-location productions and features a significant expansion of input and output capability with eight full-featured microphone inputs and 12 tracks of recording. In a stainless-steel and aluminum chassis weighing less than four pounds and roughly the size of a hard-covered novel, the 788T accommodates individual controls and connectors for each of its eight inputs, plus numerous additional I/O and data connections.
Sound Devices, LLC designs and manufactures portable audio mixers, digital recorders and related audio equipment for feature film, episodic television, documentary, news-gathering, and acoustical test and measurement applications. The eleven-year-old company designs and manufactures from its Reedsburg, Wisconsin, headquarters with additional offices in Madison, WI, and Highland Park, IL. For more information, visit the Sound Devices website, www.sounddevices.com.