Tascam Sonicview Firmware Update

Tascam Sonicware series

Tascam has announced a major firmware update for the company’s Sonicview 16 and Sonicview 24 digital mixing consoles. The v1.4.1 update includes several enhancements that are intended to simplify the operation of the mixers and at the same time increase their functionality.

Improvements by category are as follows:

  • Graphic EQs in the mix and master modules can now be operated by the faders.
  • Any input/output port can now be selected as an insert send/return.
  • The following can now be operated by User Key, Footswitch, or GPIO input:
    - Solo mode (PFL/AFL)
    - All buttons on the built-in recorder/player
    - Direct playback function of the internal player (track number selection and playback)
    - Insert on/off for each module
    - Routing to the stereo bus on/off for each module
    - Mute on/off for each module
  • A new screen-paging function by User Key / Footswitch / GPIO input been added to the following:
    - Monitor/Solo tab on the Monitor Setup screen
    - Information screen
    - Snapshot screen
    - Send Overview screen
  • Clocking: The input signal of an AES/EBU expansion card (IF-AE16) can now be selected as the reference clock.
  • System Reset: All settings can now be reset to factory defaults.
  • Other Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Tascam is also releasing an update to the Sonicview Control app (v1.4.0), which adds remote control capability for the new features, as well as a firmware update (v1.11) for the IF-MTR32 multi-track recording card that addresses issues in certain situations when overdubbing and offers better stability.

Tascam Sonicware card

Tascam Sonicview consoles integrate beautifully into the most sophisticated production environments thanks to their 64-channel Dante interface, a multi-channel USB audio interface (32-bit float, 96 kHz), Class 1 premium mic preamplifiers, and a wealth of inputs and outputs. A 54-bit float FPGA mixing engine, continuous high-definition sampling at 96 kHz, and 32-bit analogue-to-digital converters make it possible to flexibly change levels without compromising resolution. According to Tascam, the FPGA ensures ultra-low latency of 0.51 milliseconds, even in analogue-to-analogue connections, resulting in outstanding performance.

The updates can be downloaded from the Tascam Europe website.