Sound Devices’ 788T 8-track recorder.Reedsburg, WI (May 14, 2008)–Sound Devices has added to its 7-Series line of digital audio recorders with the 788T 8-track recorder. The 788T reputedly offers expanded input and output connectivity while continuing the 7-Series heritage of control in a compact package.
Its eight inputs accept either microphone- or line-level signals, provide 48 V phantom power for condenser microphones, offer peak limiters for microphone inputs and fully adjustable high-pass filters. Routing flexibility allows each input to be routed to mixed tracks or to isolated tracks.
The 788T has three options for recording media–internal 160 GB SATA hard drive, CompactFlash media with UDMA support, or an external FireWire hard drive or DVD-RAM (with bus powering). Any or all of these can be used simultaneously. Additionally, when connected to Mac OS or Windows computers with high-speed USB or FireWire 400/800, the 788T functions as a high-speed mass storage device.
For interconnection with mixers and cameras with AES3 connectivity, the 788T has eight channels of balanced AES3 digital input and six channels of balanced AES3 output. The 788T can be clocked from external word clock or from video sync. The 788T has a time code reader/generator on board. It includes auto-record features to chase external rec-run video sources. To simplify metadata entry, the 788T directly accepts USB keyboards. Keyboard shortcuts can be programmed to control menu items and machine transport.