Sound Devices Releases the 888 Portable Compact Mixer-Recorder

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Sound Devices has released the 888 Portable Production Mixer-Recorder. Small enough to fit in a bag and powerful enough for full productions, the 888 can handle 16 channels, 20 tracks, and 10 buses.

When Sound Devices released the 833 Portable Compact Mixer-Recorder, it was an interesting development for the company and customers alike: exciting technology from Sound Devices’ flagship Scorpio was now available in a smaller, more wallet-friendly unit.

Sound Devices 8 series
Sound Devices 8 series

This new sound device leverages even more tech from the Scorpio, such as Dante connections; at present, you won’t find a more compact field mixer on the market to offer Dante for sending/receiving audio over Ethernet.

Sound Devices 888 16-Channel / 20-Track Multitrack Field Recorder
Sound Devices 888 16-Channel / 20-Track Multitrack Field Recorder

The 888 is outfitted with eight 8-series ultra-low-noise microphone preamplifiers—the same ones found in the Scorpio. The processing architecture and multiple FPGAs come from the Scorpio, as well, ensuring the 888 is fully routable: any input can be routed to any bus, track, or output. 32-Bit A/D converters, timecode generation, and other Scorpio goodies can also be found.

888 Portable Compact Mixer-Recorder
888 Portable Compact Mixer-Recorder

Two SD card slots are on hand for recording and, yet, the device houses 256GB of internal memory, which you can use for redundancy, storage, or redundancy. As with the 833, you’ll find multiple powering options, including support for two L-Mount batteries, smart batteries, an NP-1 battery, or an inline power supply.

Sound Devices 833; Left and Right side
Sound Devices 833; left and right sides

The unit is fully controllable over a variety of USB control devices, or, you can just use a companion Android app to access transport controls, metering, and sound reports. Of course, there’s more, so we invite you to peruse our website, or come by the SuperStore to check one out for yourself.

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