The Roland R-88 8-Channel Recorder and Mixer with Porta Brace Case Kit
provides a professional toolset for field recording. The R-88 can simultaneously record 8 mono channels as well as its own stereo mixdown. It features digital audio resolution up to 24-bit/192kHz. The included Porta Brace MXC-R88 case is custom fit for the R-88 and crafted from 1000D Cordura material. The case comes complete with an HB-12 shoulder strap and a RM-Multi wireless mic case.
The R-88 provides 8 XLR microphone inputs as well as 2 digital inputs using the AES/EBU connection. Each analog input is equipped with switchable 48V Phantom power. The recorder also features 8 analog XLR outputs for connection to additional audio equipment. A digital output of the R-88's stereo mix is available via the AES/EBU output. An analog 3.5mm stereo mix output is also available. Furthermore, there is a built-in slate mic located on the R-88's front panel.
For slaving to video cameras or VTRs, the R-88 can be run in slave mode and will accept SMPTE time code via the SMPTE in BNC connector. In addition, the R-88 can be the master, sending out time code to slave devices via the SMPTE out BNC connector. The R-88 also functions as a live mixer, equipped with 3-band EQ on each channel. It also has a USB (type B) port, enabling it to function as an audio interface for a computer running DAW software. An additional USB (type A) port allows you to connect a flash drive for file exporting.