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Sound Devices 888 Portable Production Mixer-Recorder

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Meet the 888 the portable mixer-recorder thats compact and light enough to use in a bag, yet has the high channel count and power required for mobile cart productions. The 888 is the smallest portable mixer-recorder on the market that offers Dante for sending and receiving audio over Ethernet.

With 8 ultra low-noise, 8-Series microphone preamplifiers, 16 channels, 20 tracks, multiple powering methods, and support for multiple USB control surfaces, the 888 can be easily tailored to your workflow. An updated processing architecture and multiple FPGAs enables the 888 to be fully routable: any physical input may be sent to any track, bus, or output.

• 8 ultra low-noise, 8-Series microphone preamplifiers
• 16 channels, 10 buses, 20 tracks
• 16 channels of Dante I/O
• 256 GB internal SSD
• 2 SD card slots
• USB control surface support via MCU
• Dugan Automixing or MixAssist for up to 16 channels
• Optional NoiseAssist and CEDAR sdnx noise suppression plugins

Analog Inputs
Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 80 kHz 0.5 dB (192 kHz sample rate, re 1 kHz)
THD + Noise: 0.005% max (mic in, 1 kHz, 22 Hz22 kHz BW, trim at 20, fader at 0, -10 dBu in)
Equivalent Input Noise: -131 dBV (-129 dBu) max (mic in, A-weighting, 76 dB gain, 150 ohm source impedance)

Processing Engine
Highly extensible, full FPGA-based audio processing, 3 FPGAs
Six-way ARM multiprocessor system
64-bit audio processing precision

Audio Over Ethernet
Dante, AES67 compatible
16 channels in, 16 channels out (up to 96 kHz)
1 Gb/s Ethernet, 1 port, transformer-balanced

Mic-level inputs: (XLR, TA3): Class-A, discrete differential long-tail pair, 4k ohm input impedance
Line-level inputs: (XLR, TA3): active-balanced, 4k ohm input impedance
48 V phantom: full 10 mA to all 8 inputs simultaneously
12 Total analog inputs: 8 mic-line inputs, 4 on returns
AES3 or AES42 available on XLR input 1
AES42: +10 V, 250 mA available, mode-1, auto-ASRC
USB Audio: 2 Inputs
Rtn A (TA3): unbalanced 2-channel, 4k ohm input impedance
Rtn B (3.5 mm): unbalanced 2-channel, 4k ohm input impedance
Com Rtn (TA3) balanced, 1-channel, 8k ohm input impedance
External Slate Mic (TA5): balanced, 8k ohm input impedance

Maximum Input Level
Mic: +8 dBu (2.0 Vrms)
Line: +28 dBu (19.5 Vrms)
Rtn A, B: +18 dBu (6.2 Vrms)
Com Rtn: +24 dBu (12.3 Vrms)
External Slate Mic: +12 dBu (3.2 Vrms)

10 Buses (L, R, 1-8)
Left and Right Mix Bus receives post-fade isolated channels. Optional NoiseAssist plugin instances can be applied to any bus. Buses 1-8 can receive pre-fade, post-fade, or independent send level from isolated channels, Returns A or B, and Com Return.

High-Pass Filters
Adjustable 10 Hz to 320 Hz, 18 dB/oct. 1st stage analog (before preamp), 2nd stage digital.

Limiters available at all channels, buses, headphones, for all sample rates
Analog first stage, all subsequent stages digital
Attack time: adjustable 1 to 200 ms
Release time: adjustable, 50 ms to 1000 ms
Threshold: adjustable, -2 dBFS to -12 dBFS
Selectable ratio: inf:1, 20:1, 18:1, 16:1, 14:1, 12:1, 10:1
Knee: soft, hard

Compressors available at all channels (pre or post-fade) and buses for all sample rates
Attack time: adjustable, 1 to 200 ms
Release time: adjustable, 50 ms to 1000 ms
Threshold: adjustable, 0 dBFS to -40 dBFS
Selectable ratio: adjustable, 1:1 to 20:1
Knee: soft, hard

Channel Adjustable 0-50 ms
Output Adjustable 0-500 ms

Maximum Gain
Trim stage (mic input): 76 dB
Trim stage (line input): 50 dB
Fader stage: 16 dB
Bus stage: 16 dB
Headphone stage: 20 dB
Mic-to-Line: 108 dB
Mic-to-Headphone: 112 dB

XLR (L, R) active-balanced, 250/3.2k/120 ohms (mic/-10/line)
TA3 (X1-X4) active-balanced, 250/3.2k/120 ohms (mic/-10/line)
3.5mm (X5, X6, X7, X8): unbalanced, stereo, 1.8k ohms

Headphone Outputs
1/4", 3.5 mm
TA5 (along with mic input pins) for single connection to headset + mic
High output, 4 ohm output impedance, 400 mW + 400 mW at each connector, all individually driven
Compatible with headphones of any impedance

Maximum Output Level
Line: +20 dBu (7.8 Vrms)
"-10": +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
Mic: -20 dBu (0.078 Vrms)
X5/X6 Out: +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
Headphone outputs (1/4", TA-5, X7/X8): +14 dBu (4.0 Vrms)

Digital Outputs
AES3 transformer-balanced, in pairs; 1-2 (XLR-L), 3-4 (XLR-R),
110 ohm, 2 V p-p, AES and S/PDIF compatible

A/D Converters: 32-bit, 120 dB, A-weighted dynamic range typical
Sampling Rates: 44.1 kHz, 47.952 kHz, 48 kHz, 48.048 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz

Bit Depth
16, 24

Internal 256 GB SSD; two removable SD Cards. Each 10% over-provisioned (reserved free space) for optimum performance
Simultaneous recording to internal SSD and the two SD cards
exFAT formatting
20 tracks (16 iso channels, 4 buses)
Broadcast WAV monophonic and polyphonic file format
64-bit WAV (RF64) monophonic and polyphonic; support for files up to 4 GB
AAC 2 track at 48 kHz, selectable bit rate 32, 64, 128, 192, 256 kbps

Automatic Mixing
Dugan Automixer/MixAssist up to 16 channels on Left and Right Mix bus
MixAssist up to 16 channels on Left and Right Mix bus

Noise Suppression
Via optional paid Sound Devices NoiseAssist or CEDAR sdnx Plugins
Two, four, or eight instances of Noise Suppression can run on any combination of isolated channels (excluding 17-32 on Scorpio), or buses.
Attenuation range: 0-20 dB
NoiseAssist operates with sampling rates of 44.1 kHz to 48.048 kHz.
CEDAR sdnx operates with sampling rates of 44.1 kHz to 96 kHz.
NoiseAssist audio path latency: 0.77 ms @ 48kHz
CEDAR sdnx audio path latency: 0.27 ms @ 48kHz, 0.14ms @ 96kHz

USB-C (USB 3.1 type 1) for file transfer of internal SSD, both SD Cards
USB-C 2-in/2-out USB audio interface
USB-A host for keyboard, external controller, external USB hubs supported for connecting multiple devices

Timecode and Sync
Modes Supported: Off, Rec Run, Free Run, 24h Run, External, including External Auto-Record and Continuous modes.
Frame Rates: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 DF, 29.97 ND, 30 DF, 30 ND
Sample/Timecode Accuracy: 0.1 ppm (0.25 frames per 24 hours)
Timecode Input: 20k ohm impedance, 0.3 V 3.0 V p-p (17 dBu +3 dBu)
Timecode Output: 75 ohm impedance, 5 V p-p (+7 dBu)

Remote Control
Sound Devices CL-16 Linear Fader Controller
Sound Devices CL-12 Linear Fader Controller
USB MIDI MCU Control supported 3rd party fader controllers
SD-Remote Android Tablet app via USB or Bluetooth LE
SD-Remote Android Phone app via Bluetooth LE
SD-Remote iPad and iPhone app via Bluetooth LE
USB Keyboard
External Timecode Record Trigger

File Delivery to Cloud
Compatible with Camera to Cloud
Compatible with Viviana Cloud

320240, Transflective, excellent sunlight visibility
Larger touchscreen display available via USB-connected SD-Remote app

External: 10-18 V input on locking TA4 connectors, (pin 4 positive, pin 1 ground), supports Smart Battery telemetry
Dual rear-mount Sony-style L-mount batteries with chargers
All mic preamps off: 780 mA
All mic preamps on: 990 mA
All mic preamps on, 192 kHz sample rate, recording to 2 SD Cards: 1.13 A
All mic preamps on, 192 kHz sample rate, recording to 2 SD Cards, Dante enabled: 1.38 A
Intelligent power-down of unused mic preamps and other internal circuits

Operating: -20[degree] C to 60[degree] C, 0 to 90% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Storage: -40[degree] C to 85[degree] C

5.1 x 24.5 x 18.5 cm (2.0 x 10.0 x 7.3")

1.83 kg (4.0 lbs) (unpackaged, without batteries)
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