The purpose of this page is to give you a quick reference to know everything about the Sound Devices Wingman as well as Update History.
Wingman is a free application for iOS and Android that provides remote control access to key functionality on the MixPre Series or any 6-Series mixer/recorder with the WM-Connect Bluetooth Smart® USB dongle. With Wingman, sound mixers gain touchscreen control of audio recording, metadata entry, and sound report creation & distribution. To access Sound Devices specific page on Wingman, click here.
Gain convenient remote control of your Sound Devices 688, 664, and 633 mixer/recorders plus MixPre and MixPre II Series recorders with Wingman, a free iOS-based application. Wingman provides clear views of metering and timecode display on the larger screens of iOS smartphones and tablets. The touchscreen interface is easy to use and provides fast remote-control access to key 6-Series and MixPre Series functionality.
With Wingman, users can view meters, start and stop audio recordings, enter and edit metadata, as well as arm/disarm, and rename tracks. Additionally on the 6-Series, Circle a take or designate False takes with the touch of a fingertip. Create sound reports quickly, and instantly email them directly from your iPhone or iPad. The Sound Devices WM-Connect hardware accessory is required to operate the 6-Series mixer/recorders with the Wingman app. This accessory is not required for the MixPre Series which have built-in Bluetooth LE. WM-Connect can be purchased separately from an authorized Sound Devices reseller.
Where Do I Download the Wingman Software?
Do I Need Anything Else For It To Work?
Well you need a Recorder, or, if you are using an older recorder, a WM-Connect hardware accessory.
For the 6-Series, Wingman requires the WM-Connect hardware accessory, iOS v8.0 or later on the mobile device or Android v5.0 or later, and the upgrade of 6-Series firmware to v4.00 or later on the mixer. The WM-Connect uses Bluetooth Smart technology and comes with a right-angle USB A-to-B adapter and USB A-to-B cable adapter to connect to the 6-Series USB port or a CL-12’s USB keyboard port.
WINGMAN SOFTWARE VERSION HISTORY
-Wingman app now works correctly with iOS 9 devices.
-Display issues with File/Take Lists following system boot up have been corrected.
Wingman 5.01 –
Metadata editing display issues with select iOS devices running iOS 13 no longer occur.
MixPre no longer crashes when a Wingman False Take command is received with no files in the File List.
Sound Reports are now available for MixPre-3/II and MixPre-6/II.
MixPre recorded files no longer show 00:00:00:00 timecode and duration values in the Wingman Take List.
Track arm indicators no longer flicker green during playback in music projects.
Rare application crash when splitting recording no longer occurs.
Various display fixes for iOS Dark Mode.
Added support for the MixPre II Series.
Support for MixPre-3M, -6M, and -10M.
Support for MixPre-3, -6, and -10T running Musician Plugin.
Support for MixPre-6 and -10T running Ambisonics Plugin.
Multichannel linking status is now shown by track indicators.
Various under the hood improvements.
Ability to create, edit and email sound reports for the MixPre-10T.
iPhone X Safe Area is now implemented requiring that iOS 8 and earlier are no longer supported. Use iOS 9 or higher.
Support for 20 character MixPre filename lengths.
Meters that are not allowed to be named appeared to be editable e.g. 633 X3 and X4.
iOS 11 was not notifying users that Bluetooth was disabled when Wingman was launched.
Missing ‘media not present’ notification when Wingman record button was pressed without an SD card inserted.
Incorrect number of tracks were displayed for the Next Take. (MixPre-10T)
Jumping between metadata fields improved.
Bluetooth disconnection improved when in the track naming screen
Various display issues with iPhone X.
Improved reliability and performance with iOS 11.
Wingman now prevents the mobile device from going to sleep when application is active.
Various system improvements and enhancements.
MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 Camera Return Meters do not display meter activity.
Application crashes when entering Sound Reports page with a custom Date entry.
Parentheses are incorrectly prohibited in Sound Report Info/Phone and Prod. Co Tel fields.
Minor text changes to MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 related dialog boxes.
When offline, the Take List (File List for MixPre-3/6) was incorrectly displaying “Loading…”
Support for Sound Devices MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 Recorders
Optional password-protected remote control of the 6-series mixer/recorders
Optional password-protected remote control of the new MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 recorders
Landscape orientation for iPad
Various other fixes and improvements
Wingman v1.01 Change List
• Wingman meter response is sluggish when WM-Connect is connected to the CL-12 Keyboard port.
• Wingman display and metadata errors with 6-Series after the app has been brought in and out of Standby Mode.
• iPad Pro 12.9” minor display issue in the Devices Found page.
• Track Arming display inconsistencies.
Requires updating the 6-Series mixer to v4.01. It is important that the 6-Series mixer is running v4.01 and the Wingman iOS app is running v1.01 before launching the app.