Wing updates are here! Behringer has just announced a raft of updates as part of the latest firmware release; there’s also the new Copilot app for Android and iOS and confirmation of a Dante networking card as the first hardware expansion. Oh, and would Sir or Madame like a free TC Electronic VSS3 Reverb plug-in? Well, of course, you would, wouldn’t you?
Wing Updates: More is More
A firmware update has brought added functionality and features to the Behringer Wing. From the release notes, these are the ones which jumped out to us:
- TC Electronic VSS3 Reverb plugin added. The VSS3 is a high-end, studio-quality reverb plug-in, which judging from the demo clips sounds *superb*
- SD card recording/playback expanded from 2×32 channels to 64 channels across both SD cards
- Front-panel USB port now supports four-channel record/playback from a USB drive. Superb for quick backing track integration of a live show, for example
- Rear USB port still supports 48 channel record/playback to computer, alongside the above upgrades.
- Added support for additional brand/models of AES50 stage boxes
- Tap tempo integration unlocked for front panel assignable buttons
So a nice bunch of Wing updates! But Behringer isn’t done there, there’s a new app for you to play with too…
Behringer has launched the first version of their new Copilot app; it’s basic to start with, focussing on what Behringer calls the “Performance Setup” page. Performance Setup allows you to control channel assignment, channel colour coding, phantom power and input gain levels remotely via the app. Copilot is free and available for Android and iOS platforms although you’ll need a Wi-Fi capable router plugged into the Wing to access it.
Dante is Coming
Behringer has also confirmed the first hardware expansion card, which will be a Dante networking card. This somewhat confirms Behringer’s aspirations for the Wing as an affordable desk which will be able to rub shoulders with high-end, ultra-professional gear.
Make no mistake, The Wing is going to be a desk to watch over the coming years…