Roland R-88 8-Channel Recorder and Mixer
Product #29400 | SKU R-88
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Roland R-88 8-Channel Recorder and Mixer

Product #29400 | SKU R-88
Usually Ships in 4 - 6 Weeks

Product Features
  • 8-Track Recording + Stereo Reference Mix
  • Up to 24-Bit/192 kHz PCM Recording
  • 8 XLR In, 8 XLR Out, AES/EBU I/O
  • 8-Channel Mixer with 3-Band Equaliser
  • MS Microphone Decoder
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Product Details
  • Product: #29400
  • SKU: R-88
Our Price $2,849.00
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The R-88 8-Channel Recorder and Mixer by Roland is an 8-channel field recorder that is designed for recording and mixing in professional field-audio applications. In addition, it provides USB audio interfacing for use with DAW software.

Ideal for field recordings that require multiple microphones, the R-88 provides simultaneous recording of 8 channels at a maximum sample rate of 96 kHz and will record 4 channels simultaneously at a sample rate of 192 kHz. It also conveniently renders a summed stereo reference mix as it records. The R-88 is capable of up to three hours of non-stop recording at 24-bit/96 kHz using a 32 GB SDHC card, and up to ten hours at 16-bit/44.1 kHz. It provides 8 standard XLR mic inputs plus 2 digital inputs using the AES/EBU connection. Each analogue input is equipped with 48V phantom power. The recorder also boasts 8 analogue XLR outputs for connecting to other audio gear such as an analogue mixing console. Digital output of the stereo bus is available via the AES/EBU output, while a stereo analogue mix can be routed via the 3.5 mm mini-jack output. Furthermore, there is a built-in slate mic on the R-88's front panel for recording quick memos.

For slaving to video cameras or VTRs, the R-88 can be run in slave mode and will accept SMPTE time code via the SMPTE-in BNC connector. In addition, the R-88 can be the master, sending out time code to slave devices via the SMPTE-out BNC connector. The R-88 also acts as an 8-channel mixer for doing on-board mixes and is equipped with 3-band AEQ on each channel. An integrated USB port enables it to function as an audio interface for recording when using a computer running DAW software. There is an additional USB memory port for quickly copying files to a USB flash drive.

Key Features

  • Simultaneous recording of 8 channels + stereo mix (up to 96 kHz)
  • Up to 24-bit/192 kHz uncompressed linear PCM recording (up to 4 channels)
  • 3 hours of recording using 32GB SDHC card (24-bit/96 kHz)
  • 8 XLR inputs, 8 XLR outputs, AES/EBU input/output
  • Built-in 8-channel mixer with 3-band equaliser and Mid-Side microphone decoder
  • Can act as USB audio interface in conjunction with DAW software
  • Touch Panel Display for intuitive navigation
  • SMPTE timecode In/Out for video sync
  • Built-in slate mic for recording quick memos
  • Four different types of power - Alkaline battery (AA), Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA), AC Adapter, External battery (4-pin XLR, 9 to 16V)
  • Mixer includes input limiter, low cut, stereo channel link


Channels 8 channels + 2 channels (44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96 kHz)
4 channels (192 kHz)
Signal Processing AD Conversion: 24-bit
DA Conversion: 24-bit
Data Type Format: BWF (mono/stereo)
Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48/88.2/96/192 kHz
Bit Depth: 16-/24-bit
Recording Media SDHC Memory Card: 4 to 32 GB
SD Memory Card: 2 GB
I/O 8 x XLR Inputs (Phantom powered)
8 x XLR Outputs
1 x 3.5 mm Mini Jack (Mix Out)
2x XLR type (Digital AES/EBU)
1 x Stereo 1/4" headphone jack
2 x 1/4" TRS phone type
2 x SMPTE BNC Connectors
Built-In Speakers Yes, Stereo
Phantom Power 48 +/- 4 V, 10 mA per 1 channel (8 channels of phantom power available simultaneously)
Residual Noise OUT 1-8: -80 dBu (Input Level Knob: Min)
MIX OUT: -90 dBu (Input Level Knob: Min)
Audio THD + Noise 0.02 % or less (SENS Knob: +4 dBu, Input Level Knob: 0)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 40 kHz (0 to -3 dB, Sampling Frequency: 96/192 kHz)
Built-In Microphone Slate Mic: 1 kHz, -20 dBFS/Alarm Tone
USB Interface 1 x Type-A Connector (For USB Memory) supports USB 2.0 and 1.1 Mass Storage Device Class
1 x Type-B Connector (For Computer) supports USB 2.0 and 1.1 Mass Storage Device Class or USB Audio (Hi-Speed USB, 10 channels inputs and 8 channels outputs)

*When sampling rate is 192 kHz, the USB audio interface is inactive.
Display 160 x 160 dots graphic display (touch screen)
Indicators IN 1 to 8 Peak Indicators, Slate Mic Indicator, REC Indicator, Play Indicator
Power Supply AC Adaptor (PSB-1U), Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 8, or Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 8, External Power Supply: 4-pin XLR type (9 to 16 V)
Recording Time Using 32 GB SDHC memory card:
1ch: 100 hours (16-bit/44.1 kHz),16 hours (24-bit/192 kHz)
4ch: 25 hours (16-bit/44.1 kHz),3.8 hours (24-bit/192 kHz)
8ch: 12 hours (16-bit/44.1 kHz),3.8 hours (24-bit/96 kHz)
10ch:10 hours (16-bit/44.1 kHz),3 hours (24-bit/96 kHz)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 10.25 x 9.25 x 3.69" (260 x 235 x 93 mm)
Weight 2.67 kg

In The Box

  • Roland R-88 8-Channel Recorder and Mixer
  • AC Adaptor (PSB-1U)
  • AC Adaptor to 4-Pin XLR-Type Connector Conversion Cable


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  • Product: Roland R-88 8-Channel Recorder and Mixer
  • Manufacturer: Roland
  • Model: R-88
  • SKU: R-88
  • RM Product #: 29400