Roland R-88 8-Channel Recorder and Mixer

Roland R-88 8-Channel Recorder and Mixer

Roland R-88 8-Channel Recorder and Mixer

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Product Highlights

  • 8-Track Recording + Stereo Reference Mix
  • Up to 24-Bit/192 kHz PCM Recording
  • 8 XLR In, 8 XLR Out, AES/EBU I/O
  • 8-Channel Mixer with 3-Band Equalizer
  • MS Microphone Decoder
  • Built-In USB Audio Interface
  • Touch Panel Display
  • SMPTE Timecode In/Out for Video Sync
  • Can Be Operated Using Four Power Types
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  • 1Description

The R-88 8-Channel Recorder and Mixer by Roland is an 8-channel field recorder that is designed for recording and mixing in professional field-audio applications. In addition, it provides USB audio interfacing for use with DAW software.

Ideal for field recordings that require multiple microphones, the R-88 provides simultaneous recording of 8 channels at a maximum sample rate of 96 kHz and will record 4 channels simultaneously at a sample rate of 192 kHz. It also conveniently renders a summed stereo reference mix as it records. The R-88 is capable of up to three hours of non-stop recording at 24-bit/96 kHz using a 32GB SDHC card, and up to ten hours at 16-bit/44.1 kHz. It provides 8 standard XLR mic inputs plus 2 digital inputs using the AES/EBU connection. Each analog input is equipped with 48V phantom power. The recorder also boasts 8 analog XLR outputs for connecting to other audio gear such as an analog mixing console. Digital output of the stereo bus is available via the AES/EBU output, while a stereo analog mix can be routed via the 3.5mm mini-jack output. Furthermore, there is a built-in slate mic on the R-88's front panel for recording quick memos.

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 acts as an 8-channel mixer for doing on-board mixes and is equipped with 3-band EQ on each channel. An integrated USB port enables it to function as an audio interface for recording when using a computer running DAW software. There is an additional USB memory port for quickly copying files to a USB flash drive.

Simultaneous recording of 8 channels + stereo mix (up to 96 kHz)
Up to 24-bit/192 kHz uncompressed linear PCM recording (up to 4 channels)
3 hours of recording using 32GB SDHC card (24-bit/96 kHz)
8 XLR inputs, 8 XLR outputs, AES/EBU input/output
Built-in 8-channel mixer with 3-band equalizer and Mid-Side microphone decoder
Can act as USB audio interface in conjunction with DAW software
Touch Panel Display for intuitive navigation
SMPTE timecode In/Out for video sync
Built-in slate mic for recording quick memos
Four different types of power - Alkaline battery (AA), Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA), AC Adapter, External battery (4-pin XLR, 9 to 16V)
Mixer includes input limiter, low cut, stereo channel link
UPC: 761294502846
In the Box
Roland R-88 8-Channel Recorder and Mixer
  • AC Adaptor (PSB-1U)
  • AC Adaptor to 4-Pin XLR-Type Connector Conversion Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Channels 8 channels + 2 channels (44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96 kHz)
    4 channels (192 kHz)
    Signal Processing AD Conversion: 24-bit
    DA Conversion: 24-bit
    Data Type Format: BWF (mono/stereo)
    Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48/88.2/96/192 kHz
    Bit Depth: 16-/24-bit
    Recording Media SDHC Memory Card: 4 to 32 GB
    SD Memory Card: 2 GB
    I/O 8x XLR Inputs (Phantom powered)
    8x XLR Outputs
    1x 3.5 mm Mini Jack (Mix Out)
    2x XLR type (Digital AES/EBU)
    1x Stereo 1/4" headphone jack
    2x 1/4" TRS phone type
    2x SMPTE BNC Connectors
    Built-In Speakers Yes, Stereo
    Phantom Power 48 +/- 4 V, 10 mA per 1 channel (8 channels of phantom power available simultaneously)
    Residual Noise OUT 1-8: -80 dBu (Input Level Knob: Min)
    MIX OUT: -90 dBu (Input Level Knob: Min)
    Audio THD + Noise 0.02 % or less (SENS Knob: +4 dBu, Input Level Knob: 0)
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 40 kHz (0 to -3 dB, Sampling Frequency: 96/192 kHz)
    Built-In Microphone Slate Mic: 1 kHz, -20 dBFS/Alarm Tone
    USB Interface 1x Type-A Connector (For USB Memory) supports USB 2.0 and 1.1 Mass Storage Device Class
    1x Type-B Connector (For Computer) supports USB 2.0 and 1.1 Mass Storage Device Class or USB Audio (Hi-Speed USB, 10 channels inputs and 8 channels outputs)

    *When sampling rate is 192 kHz, the USB audio interface is inactive.
    Display 160 x 160 dots graphic display (touch screen)
    Indicators IN 1 to 8 Peak Indicators, Slate Mic Indicator, REC Indicator, Play Indicator
    Power Supply AC Adaptor (PSB-1U), Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 8, or Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 8, External Power Supply: 4-pin XLR type (9 to 16 V)
    Recording Time Using 32 GB SDHC memory card:
    1ch: 100 hours (16-bit/44.1 kHz),16 hours (24-bit/192 kHz)
    4ch: 25 hours (16-bit/44.1 kHz),3.8 hours (24-bit/192 kHz)
    8ch: 12 hours (16-bit/44.1 kHz),3.8 hours (24-bit/96 kHz)
    10ch:10 hours (16-bit/44.1 kHz),3 hours (24-bit/96 kHz)
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 10.25 x 9.25 x 3.69" (260 x 235 x 93 mm)
    Weight 5.9 lb (2.67 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.5 x 12.9 x 8.4"

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