Given the company has just announced the new D4 Duo and BP-TX2 it is good to see them releasing new firmware for older devices. This shows that they are clearly not abandoning their customers who already own Deity products.
So what does the new firmware bring to the Connect family? Well, let’s find out.
A huge new addition to the BP-TX2 is the ability to transmit and record simultaneously for customers in the US. This was only previously possible if you bought a version of the HD-TX outside of the US.
You may well be aware that Zaxcom has a patent in the US for simultaneous internal recording and TX in an audio device. Now, according to Deity, they examined the patent closely and found that it only applies to lavalier microphones. So what Deity has done is to make it possible to record and transmit simultaneously if you have a phantom-powered microphone that is going into the XLR input. If you try and attach a dynamic microphone such as a lavalier to the XLR input you won’t be able to do simultaneous TX and recording. The same applies if you try and use the TRS setting on the HD-TX you can only record or transmit, you can’t do both at once.
The HD-TX can also now be plugged directly into a Mac or Windows computer through USB. This allows you to use the microphone as an interface for recording voice overs, doing podcasts or even for things such as Skype calls.
If all those features weren’t enough, you can also plug the HD-TX directly into your iPhone using a lighting to USB camera adapter dongle and it will converse directly with Filmic Pro.
The BP-TX receives a new variable Low Filter (20-200Hz), a new pairing screen, and a VU meter has been added to the input gain settings.
The DUO-RX now has lock screen icons, new output modes, and a different pairing method.
All the devices mentioned also benefit from a more simplified and cleaner menu system that comes with the new firmware.
You have to hand it to Deity, these are pretty good feature updates for existing products that have already been out in the market for quite some time.
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