Sound Devices 788T: Portable, Eight Input, Twelve-Track HD Recorder with Time Code

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Sound Devices 788T: Portable, Eight Input, Twelve-Track HD Recorder with Time Code

Sound Devices 788T: Portable, Eight Input, Twelve-Track HD Recorder with Time Code

SSOU788T Not Yet Rated | Write the First Review

The 788T: Portable, Eight Input, Twelve-Track Recorder with Time Code

CL-WiFi Controller 788T Input Close Up

The 788T and 788T-SSD are powerful eight input, twelve-track digital audio recorders designed for production sound. Building on the success of the proven 7-Series architecture, the 788T offers greatly expanded input and output connectivity while continuing the 7-Series heritage of extensive control in a compact package.

Its eight full-featured inputs ensure superb audio quality. They accept either microphone or line-level signals, provide 48 V phantom power for condenser microphones, offer peak limiters for microphone inputs, and fully adjustable high-pass filters. Support for AES42 digital microphones is also available. Extensive routing flexibility allows each input to be routed to left/right mixed tracks, isolated tracks, or aux tracks. With optional CL-8 or CL-9 Controllers, the 788T is even easier to use, making the combination a flexible mixer/recorder, with extensive operational flexibility.

788T with CL-8 Controller, Keyboard, and External Hard Drive

The 788T has three options for recording media, internal 160 GB SATA hard drive (256 GB SSD in the 788T-SSD), CompactFlash media with UDMA support, or an external FireWire hard drive or DVD-RAM (with bus powering). Any or all of these can be used simultaneously. Additionally, when connected to Mac OS, or Windows computers with high-speed USB or FireWire 400/800, the 788T functions as a high-speed mass storage device.


788T with CL-8 Showing Output Panel

To simplify interconnection with mixers and cameras with AES3 connectivity, the 788T has eight channels of balanced AES3 digital input and six channels of balanced AES3 output. The 788T can be clocked from external word clock or from video sync. The 788T has a high-accuracy time code reader/generator on board. It includes auto-record features to chase external rec-run video sources. To simplify metadata entry the 788T directly accepts USB keyboards. Keyboard shortcuts can be programmed to control menu items and machine transport. The extensive power of the 788T simplifies any production sound setup.

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788T in CS-4 Production Bag

Key Features

  • Eight mic/line inputs, each controlled with front panel, pop-out gain controls

  • 12-track recording, to record iso's, stereo mix track, and two-track aux, Aux1, Aux2

  • Each input has solo headphone monitoring, 48 V phantom, limiter, polarity reverse, high-pass, and selectable delay

  • Selectable sampling rate converters on each digital input

  • Sampling rate selectable up to 96 kHz

  • AES42 digital microphone support

  • Backlit LCD display viewable in any environment

  • 8 x 13-segment Peak/VU meters with arm LED

  • Word clock in and out with tri-level video sync support

  • Time code generator supports all data rates; holds time code for four hours with no power sources attached

  • Internal 160 GB, 2.5-inch SATA hard drive; 256 GB SSD in the 788T-SSD

  • CompactFlash slot with UDMA support

  • Powered by removable Li-ion rechargeable batteries

  • External DC power input operates unit and charges Li-ion battery

  • Back panel multi-pin connector for one-cable connection to digital mixing board (AES input/output, power, switch closure in/out)

  • FireWire 400/800 and USB 2.0 connections for ultra-fast file tranfer between 788T's CF and HDD to computer

  • USB keyboard input for control

  • Aluminum & stainless-steel chassis for exceptional durability and light weight

  • Designed for the same operational environmental extremes as Sound Devices field mixers

788T Panel Views

788T Front Panel 788T Back Panel 788T Left Panel 788T Right Panel

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