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HARMAN Announces Multiple Software and Firmware Releases

HARMAN Professional has announced several new software and firmware releases across many different product families. These updates are available for download now using the links provides below-

  • Patented step-by-step design workflow

  • Modern look with faster performance

  • Included preset support for all JBL Tour Sound products

  • Time saving and accurate integration with JBL’s LAC-II and LAC-III software

  • Integration with Rational Acoustics Smaart platform

  • Preconfigured system templates for fast deployment

  • Multi-touch support on Windows 10 touch-capable devices

  • Built in array optimization and tools

  • Built in system supervision and loudspeaker test tools


  • Acoustic prediction of JBL VTX Line Array Systems as well as flow and ground stacked subwoofer arrays

  • Support for 8 virtual measurement probes for predicting the frequency response of an array

  • New subwoofer prediction mode for acoustic prediction of ground stacked arrays with the ability to generate delay values for Electronic Delay Steering (EDS)

  • Built-in array optimization tools including the new JBL Array Size Compensation (ASC) filter

  • Full integration with JBL’s Performance Manager control software

  • Mechanical validation of arrays in real-time for single and dual-point suspension modes

  • Array statistics including array size, depth, weight and design factor

  • 3D DXF Export support


New Features

The new features represent probably the most powerful update package ever released in a single Vi software update, and add enhancements that streamline the workflow across a variety of different functional areas of the console, all of them in response to customer feedback.

• Autocomplete Patching, using Gang

• Strip Lock: Lock fader strips or a temporary bay in place on the surface

• User Layers in Snapshots, with Isolation and Scope control

• D.O.G.S. – Direct Output Gain Stabilisation • Sennheiser 6000 wireless microphone monitoring & control

Bug Fixes & Improvements

In addition to the new features described above, a number of bug fixes and reliability improvements have also been made in the V6.4 release.

• Support for patching of Soundcraft MSB16i and MSB32i Stageboxes

• Various stability improvements in response to customer-supplied log files, including when manipulating cue list order

• Improvement to touchscreen response in User layer assignment pages

• PFL Solo now not affected by Pan

• Bus Solo wasn’t heard if soloed via a VCA

• Further improvement to FX Tap Tempo accuracy

• Correct number of matrix contributions now shown within ViSi Remote


Soundcraft released the Ui24R surfaceless mixer in March of 2017. Since then, three additional free firmware updates have been released. Soundcraft is announcing the fourth major firmware update at the 2018 Winter NAMM show. Highlights of new features include:

  • Speech AutoMix: This adds 2x user selectable AutoMix groups, which are used in situations where multiple people are speaking on a panel or on a theater stage. When multiple mics are active on stage and the mic count doubles, the noise floor goes up by about +3dB (2x mics = +3dB, 4x mics = 6dB, 8x mics = 9 dB). To counter this, AutoMix prioritizes the most prominent current speaker, while deprioritizing the other active mics. Soundcraft’s implementation provides a “weight” compensation for adjusting for stronger or less prominent voices in the group, as well as a single control for adjusting the speed of response between channels.

  • Multi-Ducker: With huge expansion in content creation, Soundcraft is adding a new MultiDucker feature for those creating content in a radio or TV broadcast style workflow. MultiDucker enables users to route groups of mic channels to subgroups, and then in the subgroup compressor, assign higher number subgroups to “duck” (side chain trigged compression) from levels on any lower numbered subgroup. As an example, users could route the speaking mic channels to subgroup 1, a musician playing acoustic guitar in the same room to subgroup 5, and USB playback to subgroup 6. When the people on mics are speaking, the music subgroups will now automatically “duck” (compress) their levels, and when the speaking pauses, the music channel levels will return.

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