Roland R-88 8-Channel Recorder and Mixer

Roland R-88 8-Channel Recorder and Mixer with Porta Brace Case Kit

Roland R-88 8-Channel Recorder and Mixer with Porta Brace Case Kit

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Roland R-88 8-Channel Recorder and Mixer with Porta Brace Case Kit

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Roland R-88 8-Channel Recorder and Mixer Porta Brace MXC-R88 Audio Mixer Combination Case for the Roland R-88 Recorder/Mixer Roland R-88 8-Channel Recorder and Mixer with Porta Brace Case Kit

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  • 8 Mono Inputs for Recording and Mixing
  • Resolution up to 24-bit/192kHz
  • 8 XLR In, 8 XLR Out, AES/EBU I/O
  • 3-Band Equalizer per Channel
  • MS Microphone Decoder
  • Built-In USB Audio Interface
  • Touch Panel Display
  • SMPTE Timecode In/Out for Video Sync
  • Custom Fit 1000D Cordura Case
  • Includes RM-Multi Wireless Mic Case
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  • 1Description

The Roland R-88 8-Channel Recorder and Mixer with Porta Brace Case Kit from B&H 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.

  • Roland R-88 8-Channel Recorder and Mixer

    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 also 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 96kHz and will record 4 channels simultaneously at a sample rate of 192kHz. 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/96kHz using a 32GB SDHC card, and up to ten hours at 16-bit/44.1kHz. 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 for instance. Digital output of the stereo bus is available via the AES/EBU output, and analog via the 3.5mm mini jack output. Furthermore, there is a built-in slate mic for recording quick memos 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 acts as an 8 channel mixer for doing on-board mixes and is equipped with 3-band EQ on each channel. It also has a USB port that enables it to function as an audio interface for recording using a computer running DAW software. In addition to having this USB port, 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 96kHz)
    Up to 24-bit/192kHz uncompressed linear PCM recording (up to 4 channels)
    3 hours of recording using 32GB SDHC card (24-bit/96kHz)
    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 16 V)
    Mixer includes input limiter, low cut, stereo channel link
    UPC: 761294502846
  • Porta Brace MXC-R88 Audio Mixer Combination Case for the Roland R-88 Recorder/Mixer

    The MXC-R88 Audio Mixer Combination Case for the Roland R-88 Recorder/Mixer from Porta Brace allows you to carry your Roland R-88 Recorder/Mixer and also comes with the RM-MULTI/E Extreme Wireless Mic Case. The RM-MULTI/E Extreme Wireless Mic Case allows you to store and carry four wireless mics or receivers. The two cases attach together so you can carry both around or detach to use them separately.

    The MXC-R88 Audio Mixer Combination Case and mic case use touch fastened flaps to protect the side openings where you can fit a battery or cables. The RM-MULTI/E Extreme Wireless Mic Case has movable interior dividers that allow you to organize your gear in individual compartments that keep each receiver and mic from bumping into each other.

    Both cases have a clear vinyl cover. The cover allows you to see the controls and switches while you're working outside and prevents moisture and dust from damaging your valuable equipment. Each has a touch fastened front pocket for cables and other accessories. Both cases can be carried using the included adjustable, removable, HB-12 shoulder strap that features comfortable suede padding.

    MXC-R88 Audio Mixer Combination Case
    Side pockets with touch fasteners allow for easy access to cables and other accessories
    Clear vinyl window for viewing controls while keeping out moisture and dust
    Front storage pocket opens and closes via touch-fastener
    RM-MULTI/E Extreme Wireless Mic Case
    Holds up to 4 wireless mics and transmitters
    Clear vinyl window for viewing controls while you're working in foul weather or dusty environments
    Front pocket for cables and cords
    Can be carried with a Porta Brace shoulder strap or optional audio harness
    Can be used by itself or attached to the mixer case
    Carry-On Form Factor
    FAA and airline carry-on specifications are subject to change without notice. Please check with your airline before designating this case as a carry-on item. Most airlines require carry-on items to have an external linear measurement that is equal to or less than 45.0" (114.3 cm). The external dimensions of this case add up to 41.75" (106.0 cm)
    UPC: 877547019723
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  • 1Description
  • Roland R-88 8-Channel Recorder and Mixer
    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 GB 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: -80dBu (Input Level Knob: Min)
    MIX OUT: -90dBu (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 kHz/192 kHz)
    Built-In Microphone Slate Mic: 1 kHz, -20 dBFS/Alarm Tone
    USB Interface 1x A Type Connector (For USB Memory) supports USB 2.0 and 1.1 Mass Storage Device Class
    1x B Type 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 192kHz, 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 32GB 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
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.5 x 12.9 x 8.4"
  • Porta Brace MXC-R88 Audio Mixer Combination Case for the Roland R-88 Recorder/Mixer
    Material MXC-R88 Audio Mixer Combination Case: 1000-denier Cordura
    RM-Multi Extreme Wireless Mic Case: 1000-denier Cordura
    Type of Closure Touch fasteners
    Carrying/Transport Options Adjustable, removable HB-12 shoulder strap
    Exterior Dimensions MXC-R88 Audio Mixer Combination Case: 19.0 x 11.75 x 11.0" (48.3 x 29.8 x 27.9 cm)
    RM-Multi Extreme Wireless Mic Case: 12.75 x 4.5 x 8.5" (32.4 x 11.4 x 21.6 cm)
    Interior Dimensions MXC-R88 Audio Mixer Combination Case: 10.5 x 4.0 x 7.5" (26.7 x 10.2 x 19.1 cm)
    RM-Multi Extreme Wireless Mic Case: 12.0 x 4.0 x 7.0" (30.5 x 10.2 x 17.8 cm)
    Accommodates MXC-R88 Audio Mixer Combination Case: Roland R-88 8-Channel recorder and mixer
    RM-Multi Extreme Wireless Mic Case: Holds up to 4 receivers and transmitters
    Weight MXC-R88 Audio Mixer Combination Case: 2.3 lb (1.0 kg)
    RM-Multi Extreme Wireless Mic Case: 1.0 lb (0.5 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.4 x 8.7 x 7.7"

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