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iOS remote control for mixer recorders

Wingman, a wireless remote control option for the Sound Devices 6-Series mixer/recorder line, has been unveiled. It is an iOS-based application that, when paired with the new WM-Connect Bluetooth Smart USB accessory, lets users start and stop audio recordings, enter and edit metadata, as well as arm, disarm and rename tracks.

It also gives users touchscreen access to manage sound report information, create sound reports on the mixer and the ability to email those sound reports (.csv files) directly from an iPhone or iPad.

“The Wingman app offers a production team very affordable convenience and workflow functionality on-set or in the field,” said Matt Anderson, president, Sound Devices. “Wingman gives users a clear view of their metering and timecode display on a larger touchscreen.”

While Wingman will be available free from Apple’s App Store, the wireless integration does require the WM-Connect hardware accessory, which may be purchased from any authorised Sound Devices audio reseller.