Sound Devices 888 Multitrack Recorder
Sound Devices 888 Multitrack Recorder

Sound Devices 888 Multitrack Recorder

Available to Order. Delivery times vary.

SKU: SD-888

£7,140.00 inc VAT (£5,950.00 exc VAT)inc VAT

  • 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

Available to Order. Delivery times vary.

Available to Order. Delivery times vary.

Brand: GTIN: 854454006596

Sound Devices 888 Multitrack Recorder

The Sound Devices 888 Multitrack Recorder is a 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.

At a glance:

  • 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

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 customised 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.


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


Sound Devices 888 User Guide

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 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)
– 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)

– 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

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

– 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

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, 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


All orders are delivered via next day tracked carrier. When placing an order please provide a suitable e-mail address and mobile number.

On despatch you will receive a notification from our carriers DPD along with updates right up to the point of delivery.

On the day of delivery you will get an accurate 1 hour time window for the items arrival.

You’ll even be able to contact your driver and track his progress!

Track your parcel here: DPD Tracking


Delivery Rates

We deliver Worldwide!

*Please note, FREE SHIPPING applies to Mainland UK addresses only.

Can’t see your country in the list below? Don’t worry, let us know and we’ll add it!

Country Delivery Cost Ex vat
UK Mainland (orders under £400 ex vat) £6.66 – Next Day Courier
UK Mainland – Letterbox size packaging – Small Items Only £2.46 – Royal Mail 2-3 Days
UK Mainland Saturday Shipping £13
Austria £20
Belgium £15
Bosnia £65
Bulgaria £35
Croatia £30
Czech Republic £25
Denmark £20
Estonia £30
Finland £30
France £15
Germany £15
Greece £35
Hungary £30
Iceland £65
Italy £25
Jersey £25
Latvia £35
Lithuania £35
Luxembourg £15
Netherlands £15
Norway £65
Poland £30
Portugal £30
Republic of Ireland £25
Romania £35
Serbia £65
Slovakia £25
Slovenia £25
Spain £25
Sweden £65
Switzerland £50

Returns Policy:

Not happy with your purchase?
Don’t worry, you can return goods ordered from us at any time within 14 working days of receipt for a full refund or for an exchange for a different product. Before returning any items, notify us so we know what to expect.
All we ask is that you return the items to us in the same condition that we supplied them to you. Please package the items up securely and safely so that they are not damaged during transit. Uuse the original delivery packaging where possible.

We strongly recommend using a recorded or tracked delivery service. Please send the return items to:
Returns, Raycom Ltd, Unit 8 Abbey Court Lane, Abbey Lane, Evesham, WR11 4BY

Returns Terms & Conditions:

Returns of an order for a refund or an exchange:

  • Cost of return – The costs of returning goods to Raycom shall be borne by you, the customer, in all circumstances without exception, unless otherwise agreed upon with Raycom.
  • Loss & damage – Return items must be packed suitably and insured against the event of loss in transit. Raycom Ltd will not be responsible for lost or damaged returned goods. Lost or damaged goods may effect the level of refund on equipment.
  • Delivery costs – The original postage and packaging costs will not be refunded under any circumstances unless agreed with Raycom Ltd
  • Upon receipt of the goods, to Raycom Ltd, and with prior arrangement, we will give you a full refund of the amount paid or an exchange credit as required and agreed

The right to return goods to us will not apply in the following circumstances:

  • in the event that the product has been used, in any way, shape or form, other than limited useage when the goods are unpacked
  • in the case of software, audio or visual products, where the packaging has been unsealed, broken or is incomplete
  • to any products that we have made on special order and or customised specifically for you

The provisions of this clause do not affect your statutory rights. For more information, please see our Terms & Conditions, or should you have a question regarding this policy, please do get in touch.

Cancelling an order:

In accordance with the distance selling regulations, any order with us can be cancelled before we have dispatched your items. In this instance we will refund you in full using the chosen payment method. Terms for our cancellation and returns policy.

If you wish to cancel your order:

  • Notify us by email before we have dispatched the goods to you, or
  • where goods have already been dispatched to you, by returning goods to us in accordance with our returns policy

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