New firmware update for the AETA 4MinX recorder
extends its flexibility to a new level
On the 28th April, AETA released a new firmware update that extends the flexibility of the 4MinX recorder.
The 4MinX recorder is one of the most versatile portable / location recorders on the market; with not only superlative audio quality but it also incorporates a mixer that can flexibly mix any of the ten inputs to up to eight tracks. The optional timecode module is the industry standard Ambient unit, made to the highest professional standards. The recorder also incorporates AES3 digital and AES42 digital microphone inputs and well as optional Soundfield microphone A-format/B-format monitoring. The 4MinX is the only recorder on the market that incorporates all these options in a single unit.
Unlike other recorders, the 4MinX has level controls on all the inputs, including the AES42 digital microphone inputs.
The new firmware update includes the ability to add up to 7 milliseconds delay to the inputs, adjustable in 0.1 millisecond steps. This works on ALL inputs: the four mic/line inputs, the line inputs and also the digital inputs.
This means that, for example, analogue and digital microphones can be mixed together without any delays. Digital microphones, such as the Schoeps SuperCMIT can have an extended processing delay – this new firmware update means that the analogue microphones can be set so that they are in synchronisation with the digital mic. if it has a longer processing delay.
This confirms the 4MinX’s position as probably the most flexible portable recorder on the market.
The updated User Manual is on the website here