Seamless integration of recording, mixing and an audio interface - a
new dimension in professional portable recording
Location sound recordists no longer require
the heavy weight and expense of a separate recorder and mixer set-up. In
one single, straightforward, easy-to-use device the Roland R-88 includes
all the features required by field sound professionals including a solid
state sound recorder, full on-board mixer, a choice of 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 also lock the
display and front controls to avoid any accidental operations.
Beyond 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 your 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
The R-88 is extremely portable weighing less than six pounds (2.7kg)
including eight AA batteries. Optional accessories include a custom
carrying bag, and remote footswitch controllers for start, stop and
record, marking functions, etc.