The Roland R-88
establishes a new standard in professional portable recording by providing
seamless integration of a recorder, mixer and a multi-channel audio
interface. With eight discrete channels of audio recording plus a stereo
mix, the R-88 is ideal for demanding multi-channel applications such as
location sound design, event production, event videography, and live musical
recording of 8 channels + stereo mix (up to 96kHz)
Up to 24bit/192kHz
uncompressed linear PCM recording (up to 4 channels)
3 hours of
recording time using 32GB SDHC card (24bit/96kHz, 10ch)
8 XLR inputs, 8
XLR outputs, AES/EBU input/output
Built-in 8 channel
mixer with 3-band EQ and MS microphone decoder
USB audio interface to use with any common DAW
Display for intuitive navigation
SMPTE time code
In/out for video sync
BWF and iXML
types - AA batteries, rechargeable Ni-MH battery, AC power, and 4-pin
XLR external battery types.
integration of recording, mixing and an audio interface - a new dimension in
professional portable recording.
The Roland R-88 includes all the features required by location sound
professionals including a full on-board mixer, various timecode modes and
slate tone/mic for memos. The stereo mix output on the R-88 is perfect for
location sound recording applications enabling a stereo mix back to the
camera to record reference audio or provides a stereo monitor output while
simultaneously recording individual tracks. With 8 discrete outputs you can
also embed the audio tracks into a SDI video feed by using a multi-channel
SDI audio embedder. It also features professional AES/EBU digital I/O to
digitally record from or send to a mixing console or other digital source.
The R-88's built-in mixer is equipped with a 3-band EQ enabling a quality
stereo mix to be monitored and/or recorded simultaneously along with each
discrete audio track. The large touch screen display enables clear and
intuitive device setup and control. You can lock the display and front
controls to avoid any accidental operations.
field applications the R-88 is nicely suited for post-production
environments featuring a built-in 10-input/8-output USB audio interface for
multi-channel recording. The eight-output ports are especially useful for
surround projects. The interface function is also able to provide a backup
record mechanism simultaneously recording all tracks to a DAW of choice.
The R-88 supports BWF and iXML metadata including tags such as SCENE, TAKE,
TIMECODE_RATE, etc. This enables and intelligent and seamless interchange of
data with editing systems such as Final Cut Pro and Pro Tools.
The R-88 is extremely portable weighing less than six pounds including eight
AA batteries. Optional accessories include a custom carrying bag, and remote
footswitch controllers for start, stop and record, marking functions, etc.