Roland introduces its R-88 eight-channel recorder and mixer.
It is designed for recordists who currently record in stereo but want to switch to multi channel recording and for those who need more channels than existing 4 channel recorders.
The R-88 provides a portable recording and mixing solution for situations where there are multiple microphones on location and music recordings with more than four microphone channels.
The R-88 is compatible with SMPTE timecode and can act as slave (with timecode regeneration on the timecode out) or as master to enable a synchronized video workflow. Further workflow aids are included such as Slate facility from onboard mic for memo recording or Slate tone (1kHz/-20dBFS) and a jack input which allows control of play, record, rewind and more via optional single or dual footswitches.
For film recording on location, multiple wireless and boom microphones can be connected to the R-88, mixing the audio signals and outputting a stereo mix to a video camcorder or DSLR, whilst simultaneously recording each microphone audio signal for subsequent post production. Six channel surround microphones can be connected to the R-88 for surround recording on location, providing 2-Mix monitor on headphones. For concert recording with multiple microphones, the microphones and PA outputs can be connected directly to the R-88. The R-88 records each individual channel and 2-Mix from the microphone inputs at the same time.
The R-88 has a metal exterior of the and works with batteries or DC input. A
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