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Firmware 2.0 – what’s new
Audio Output Assistant
We introduced a new assistant screen, to help you configure the PicoMic receiver output settings.
Common devices, such as the Panasonic GH5 and the Sony A7III, are provided in the devices list, with preset optimum gain settings.
Better audio quality
The PicoMic is now able to capture the full audio spectrum down to 15Hz – giving a more natural tone to voice and music.
An optional 100Hz high-pass filter can be enabled to reduce low-frequency noises such as A/C, fan noises, etc. if needed.
We got many requests to improve the limiter quality and reduce the audio distortion – done!
Gains display change
We changed the gains display, so that 0dB is now a mid-range gain and is the default, recommended value.
For example, a mic gain of +18dB on the V1.x firmware corresponds to a gain of 0dB on the V2.x firmware, for the same audio level.
This brings the PicoMic receiver closer to common audio devices.
|Firmware 1.x||Firmware 2.x|
|Mic gain||-18dB to +30dB|
Recommended value: +18dB
|-18dB to +12dB|
Recommended value: 0dB
|Output gain||-54dB to 0dB|
Recommended value: -24dB
|-24dB to +24dB|
Recommended value: 0dB
The transition is made automatically when you update the firmware.
Including range improvement for some devices, and many bugfixes.
We highly recommend that you update to this version!
How to update your firmware
- Go to the Settings menu and select Firmware Update.
Alternatively, you can enter the firmware update mode by shutting down your PicoStream receiver, press & hold the Down button, and press the Power button.
- The receiver enters in Firmware update mode, and displays “A firmware update is needed…“.
- Connect your receiver to a computer with the USB cable.
- The receiver will appear on your computer as a USB flash drive:
Copy and replace the old firmware by the new one that you have downloaded fw_rx2.par.
- Wait until the copy is finished! Then eject the USB flash drive.
- Press OK on the PicoStream receiver to finish the firmware update.
The PicoMic microphones will have their firmware updated automatically when they are put back on the receiver.
Not enough space on the PicoStream USB drive!
After several updates, you may not have enough space on the PicoStream USB drive.
This is because MacOs and some Windows versions will create a hidden trash folder that takes all the space.
In this case, you will need to format the PicoStream USB drive – check the procedure here
I am stuck on the Firmware Update Needed screen
This problem happens when the firmware file is corrupted, usually because the transfer of the file to the USB drive didn’t finish, or the USB drive was not ejected properly.
Connect the PicoStream to your computer and copy the firmware file again.
Do not change the name of the firmware file ; it must be fw_rx2.par, otherwise it will not work.
Make sure to wait until the transfer is finished and you properly eject the USB drive.
If it doesn’t fix the problem, please follow the factory reset procedure
You can still download the firmware V1.7 here, and you can downgrade at any time.
Make sure to use the Factory reset option to do this.