Sound Devices 888
Meet the 888 - the portable mixer-recorder that's compact and light enough to use in a bag, yet has the high channel count and power required for mobile cart productions.
The 888 is the smallest portable mixer-recorder on the market that offers Dante for sending and receiving audio over Ethernet. With 8 ultra low-noise, 8-Series microphone preamplifiers, 16 channels, 20 tracks, multiple powering methods, and support for multiple USB control surfaces, the 888 can be easily tailored to your workflow. An updated processing architecture and multiple FPGAs enables the 888 to be fully routable: any physical input may be sent to any track, bus, or output.
Many features have carried over from the premium Sound Devices' Scorpio, such as the new 8-Series preamplifier design, 2 SD card slots, internal 256GB SSD, and dual L-Mount battery charging and powering. Alternatively, power your 888 using a smart battery, NP-1 battery, or an in-line power supply via its TA4 DC input. The ultra-accurate, fully-featured timecode generator contains its own battery to hold timecode for up to four hours after power off.
Dedicated coms and slate allows for professional bi-directional communication with other crew members. Send customized mixes to the camera or crew with multiple mix buses. With the ability to record to three media simultaneously, you can turn over an SD card to production, AAC files for transcription, and keep a backup on the internal 256 GB SSD.
A built-in three band EQ may be set to either pre- or post-fade for each channel to tackle any problems directly on-set. Enable Dugan Automixing or MixAssist to automatically attenuate unused microphones in multi-microphone applications. Up to 16 channels can be automixed at a time.
Get the perfect fit on your cart with one of several supported USB control surfaces for remote fader and transport control. Download the companion Android app, SD-Remote, to access to transport controls, metering, and sound reports on a large touch screen.
Elevate your kit with the 888 Portable Production Mixer-Recorder
Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 80 kHz ± 0.5 dB (192 kHz sample rate, re 1 kHz)
THD + Noise 0.005% max (mic in, 1 kHz, 22 Hz-22 kHz BW, trim at 20, fader at 0, -10 dBu in)Equivalent Input Noise -131 dBV (-129 dBu) max (mic in, A-weighting, 76 dB gain, 150 ohm source impedance)
Highly extensible, full FPGA-based audio processing, 3 FPGAs
Six-way ARM multiprocessor system
64-bit audio processing precision
Audio Over Ethernet
Dante, AES67 compatible
16 channels in, 16 channels out (up to 192 kHz)
1. Gb/s Ethernet, 1 port, transformer-balanced
Mic/Line inputs | 8 total, all fully featured; 4 on full-size XLR, 4 on TA3
Mic-level inputs: (XLR, TA3): Class-A, discrete differential long-tail pair, 4k ohm input impedance
Line-level inputs: (XLR, TA3): active-balanced, 4k ohm input impedance
48V phantom: full 10mA to all 8 inputs simultaneously
AES3 or AES42 available on XLR input 1
AES42: +10 V, 250 mA available, mode-1, auto-ASRCRtn A (TA3): unbalanced 2-channel, 4k ohm input impedance
Rtn B (3.5 mm): unbalanced 2-channel, 4k ohm input impedance
Com Rtn (TA3) balanced, 1-channel, 8k ohm input impedance
External Slate Mic (TA5): balanced, 8k ohm input impedance
Maximum Input Level Mic: +8 dBu (2.0 Vrms)
Maximum Input Level Line: +28 dBu (19.5 Vrms)
Maximum Input Level Rtn A, B: +18 dBu (6.2 Vrms)
Maximum Input Level Com Rtn 1: +24 dBu (12.3 Vrms)
Maximum Input Level External Slate Mic: +12 dBu (3.2 Vrms)
High-Pass Filters Adjustable 10 Hz to 320 Hz, 18 dB/oct. 1st stage analog (before preamp), 2nd stage digital.
Limiters available at all channels, buses and headphones for all sample rates
Analog first stage, all subsequent stages digital
Attack time: 1 msRelease time: adjustable, 50 ms to 1000 msThres
hold: adjustable, -2 dBFS to -12 dBFS
Selectable ratio: inf:1, 20:1, 18:1, 16:1, 14:1, 12:1, 10:1
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