Sound Devices 888 Portable Production Mixer-Recorder

DKK 72.980,00
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Unprecedented recording power – on a cart or over the shoulder.

Meet the 888 – the portable mixer-recorder that’s 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

Many features have carried over from the premium Sound Devices’ Scorpio, such as the new 8-Series preamplifier design, 2 SD card slots, internal 256GB SSD, and dual L-Mount battery charging and powering. Alternatively, power your 888 using a smart battery, NP-1 battery, or an in-line power supply via its TA4 DC input. The ultra-accurate, fully-featured timecode generator contains its own battery to hold timecode for up to four hours after power off.

Dedicated coms and slate allows for professional bi-directional communication with other crew members. Send customized mixes to the camera or crew with multiple mix buses. With the ability to record to three media simultaneously, you can turn over an SD card to production, AAC files for transcription, and keep a backup on the internal 256 GB SSD.

A built-in three band EQ may be set to either pre- or post-fade for each channel to tackle any problems directly on-set. Enable Dugan Automixing or MixAssist to automatically attenuate unused microphones in multi-microphone applications. Up to 16 channels can be automixed at a time. If you are recording in a noisy environment, enable the optional NoiseAssist or CEDAR sdnx plugins to suppress common background noises instantly on-location.

Get the perfect fit on your cart with the Sound Devices CL-16 or one of several other supported USB control surfaces for remote fader and transport control. Download the companion Android and iPad app, SD-Remote, to access to transport controls, metering, and sound reports on a large touch screen. The SL-2 Dual SuperSlot Wireless Module easily mounts to the top panel, providing up to four channels of wireless audio in each slot.

Elevate your kit with the 888 Portable Production Mixer-Recorder.

  • 1x Sound Devices 888 Recorder/Mixer
  • 1x XL-WPTA4 - 60 W in line AC to DC Power Supply with TA4 DC Plug
  • 1x XL-ANT2.4 - Bluetooth Antenna
  • 1x XL-LCD-PROTECT - Protective, clear LCD cover

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 Hz–22 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/Line Inputs
    • 8 total, all fully featured; 4 on full-size XLR, 4 on TA3

  • Inputs
    • 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)


  • Outputs
    • 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
    • ¼”, 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 (all into 10k load)
    • 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 (¼”, 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


  • 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


  • 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, 96 kHz, 192 kHz

  • Bit Depth
    • 16, 24

  • Recording
    • 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 > 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 Supression

  • 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


  • 320×240, 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
  • Current Draw, at 12 V no battery charging
    • 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° C to 60° C, 0 to 90% relative humidity (non-condensing)
  • Storage: -40° C to 85° C

Dimensions (H x W x D)

  • 5.1 cm x 24.5 cm x 18.5 cm
  • 2.0 in. x 10.0 in. x 7.3 in


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