888 - Portable Production Mixer-Recorder
The 888 is very similar in size to the popular 788T recorder. Due to its compact size, light-weight, Dante capabilities, and high channel count, the 888 is well-suited for either bag or mobile cart use.
The 888 rounds out the 8-Series line of mixer-recorders, fitting in between the Scorpio and the 833 in terms of size, inputs, and outputs. Scorpio offers the most inputs and outputs of the 8-Series, with an astonishing 16 microphone preamplifiers, 32 channels of Dante in and out, and a total of 32 channels and 36 tracks. The 833 is a smaller mixer-recorder, perfect for bag use and mobile productions. Announced in August of this year, it features 6 microphone preamplifiers, 8 channels, and 12 tracks.
All 8-Series mixer-recorders feature dedicated trim and fader controls, dedicated returns and coms, and internal timecode generator, AES in/out, 2 SD card slots, an internal 256 GB SSD, dual L-Mount battery powering and charging, and an updated processing architecture with multiple FPGAs. This architecture is unique to the 8-Series and enables the mixer-recorder to be fully routable: any physical input may be sent to any track, bus, or output. Dugan Automixing and Sound Devices’ own MixAssist are integrated with the 8-Series mixer-recorders. Both algorithms automatically attenuate unused microphones in multi-microphone applications and provide an additional tool to sound professionals.
The 888 Portable Production Mixer-Recorder begins shipping 10/30/19.