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Sound Devices portable 16ch / 20-track mixer-recorder with 8 mic/line preamps and Dante I/O, incl. XL-WPTA4 AC adapter
€ 8,954.00 Our Price € 7,400.00 Our Price

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.

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.

Get the perfect fit on your cart with one of several supported USB control surfaces for remote fader and transport control. Download the companion Android app, SD-Remote, to access to transport controls, metering, and sound reports on a large touch screen.


  • 8 ultra low-noise microphone preamplifiers
  • 16 channels, 10 buses, 20 tracks
  • multiple powering methods
  • ultra-accurate timecode
  • 256 GB internal SSD, 2 SD card slots
  • Dugan Automixing for up to 16 channels


  • 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)


  • highly extensible, full FPGA-based audio processing, 3 FPGAs
  • six-way ARM multiprocessor system
  • 64-bit audio processing precision


  • Dante, AES67 compatible
  • 16 channels in, 16 channels out (up to 192 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
  • 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
  • 48V phantom: full 10mA to all 8 inputs simultaneously
  • AES3 or AES42 available on XLR input 1
  • AES42: +10 V, 250 mA available, mode-1, auto-ASRC
  • 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)
  • maximum input level line: +28 dBu (19.5 Vrms)
  • maximum input level Rtn A, B: +18 dBu (6.2 Vrms)
  • maximum input level com Rtn 1: +24 dBu (12.3 Vrms)
  • maximum input level external slate mic: +12 dBu (3.2 Vrms)
  • 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 and headphones for all sample rates
  • analog first stage, all subsequent stages digital
  • attack time: 1 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


  • channel adjustable: 0-50 ms
  • output adjustable: 0-500 ms


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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)
  • maximum output level (all into 10k load) "-10": +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
  • maximum output level (all into 10k load) mic: -20 dBu (0.078 Vrms)
  • maximum output level (all into 10k load) X5/X6 out: +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
  • maximum output level (all into 10k load) headphone outputs (TA-5, X7/X8): +14 dBu (4.0 Vrms)


  • AES3 transformer-balanced, in pairs, 1-2 (XLR-L), 3-4 (XLR-R), 110 Ohm, 2 V p-p, AES and S/PDIF compatible


  • A/D converters 32-bit, 120 dB, A-weighted dynamic range typical
  • A/D converters sampling rates 44.1 kHz, 47.952 kHz, 48 kHz, 48.048 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz
  • bit depth: 16, 24
  • 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


  • Dugan automixer up to 16 channels on left and right mix bus
  • MixAssist up to 16 channels on left and right mix bus


  • USB-C (USB 3.1 type 1) for file transfer of internal SSD, both SD Cards
  • USB-A host for keyboard, external controller, external USB hubs supported
  • for connecting multiple devices


  • 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 (+12 dBu)


  • CL-12 linear fader controller
  • USB MIDI MCU Control supported 3rd party fader controllers
  • SD-remote Android app
  • USB keyboard
  • external timecode record trigger


  • 320x240, transflective, excellent sunlight visibility
  • larger touchscreen display available via USB-connected SD-Remote app


  • external: 10-18 V input on locking TA4 connectors, 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: 0.90 A, all mic
  • preamps on: 1.12 A, all mic preamps on, 192 kHz sample rate, recording to 2 SD cards: 1.29 A, All mic preamps on, 192 kHz sample rate, recording to 2 SD cards, Dante enabled: 1.56 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


  • 5.1 cm x 24.5 cm x 18.5 cm


  • 1.83 kg (unpackaged, without batteries)

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