For filmmakers, field recordists, and sound designers who need pristine audio capture of up to eight microphones, Dante I/O, convenient automixing, and safe, redundant recording, the Sound Devices 888 multitrack field recorder is an ideal tool that puts the essence of the flagship Scorpio into a more compact and affordable form.
32-bit A/D converters allow you to avoid distortion and undue noise at virtually any input level. Utilize the internal 256GB SSD and up to two SD cards to record up to 16 tracks of external sources plus four buses at up to 192 kHz, and route custom mixes to the camera and crew while driving headphones and a headset.
Thanks to its handles and integrated 1/4"-20 threads, the 888 can be placed in a sound bag, attached to a camera/tripod, or even slung from a shoulder/neck strap. In addition to the large channel knobs, channel trims, PFL switches, and transport joystick, a sunlight-readable color touchscreen ensures user-friendly access to all settings.
From the eight high-gain, ultralow-noise mic/line preamps and 16-channel Dugan Automixing to the extremely powerful routing and sonic processing, everything about the 888 is optimized for peak audio performance and maximum workflow efficiency.
Accurate timecode synchronization and numerous powering options make the 888 adept at handling the varied demands of modern productions. For enhanced operating convenience, you can control the 888 wirelessly from the SD-Remote Android app, a Sound Devices CL-12 controller, or a compatible USB-connected MIDI controller.
Simultaneous 20-Track Recording
10 Buses with Flexible Routing
32-Bit A/D Converters
Records to Three Media
16-Channel Dugan Automixing
Eight Mic/Line Preamps with Independent Phantom Power
Independently switchable polarity, multistage limiting, 3-band EQ (pre- or post-fade), and low-cut filtering allow you to tailor each channel for the best tone. Plus, eight channel fader knobs and eight channel trims with LED rings ensure fast mixing on the fly.
16-Channel Dante I/O
TA3 and 3.5mm Aux Inputs
Versatile Analog and Digital Outputs
Headphone and Headset Jacks
Powerful FPGA Processing
Powered via L-Series Batteries or External DC
Accurate Timecode Synchronization
Ideal for Sound Bag or Camera-Mount Configurations
Powerful Wireless/Wired External Remote Control
For tactile mixing and transport control, connect a Sound Devices CL-12 or a compatible USB MIDI controller such as the Icon Platform M+/X+/B+, the Behringer X-Touch, or the Mackie MCU Pro.