Roland R-88 8 Channel Recorder and Mixer

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Product Ref: 60418

  • All-In-One Recorder, Mixer and Audio Interface
  • 8 Discrete Channels of Audio Recording - Touch Panel Display
  • SMPTE Time Code In/Out for Video Sync
  • BWF and iXML Embedded Metadata
  • Includes Official Roland Carry Bag (CB-R88)

Roland R-88 8 Channel Recorder and Mixer

The Roland R-88 8 Channel Recorder and Mixer seamlessly integrates a recorder, mixer and a multi-channel audio interface. With eight discrete channels of audio recording plus a stereo mix, the R-88 is ideal for demanding multi-channel applications such as location sound design, event production, event videography, and live musical performance.

Included is the Roland CB-R88 carry bag, designed specifically for the R-88.

Product Ref: 60418

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The Roland R-88 includes all the features required by location sound professionals including a full on-board mixer, various 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 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 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 Tools.

The R-88 is extremely portable weighing less than six pounds including eight AA batteries. Optional accessories include a custom carrying bag, and remote footswitch controllers for start, stop and record, marking functions, etc.



  • Width: 260mm
  • Depth: 235mm
  • Height: 93mm
  • Weight: 2.67KG


  • Channels: 8 Channels + 2 Channels (Stereo Mix from Built-In Mixer) (44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96 kHz), 4 Channels (192kHz) AD Conversion: 24 Bits
  • DA Conversion: 24 Bits
  • Data Format: BWF (Mono/Stereo)
  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48/88.2/96/192 kHz
  • SDHC Memory Card: 4GB to 32GB
  • SD Memory Card: 2GB


  • Input Channels: 8
  • Output Channels: 2 (Stereo)
  • EQ: 3-Band
  • Channel Strip: Fader, Panpot, EQ, Stereo Channel Link
  • Master: Fader, Limiter

Audio Inputs & Outputs

  • Analog Inputs 1 to 8
    • Input Level Knob: Minus Infinity to +8 dB
    • Maximum Input Level: +26dBu
    • Input Impedance: 4kOhms
    • Line Input: 5.6kOhms
  • Analog Outputs 1 to 2
    • Output Bus: Channel 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 or Stereo Mix from Internal Mixer
    • Output Level: +4 dBu/-60dBu
    • Maximum Output Level: +24dBu
    • Output Impedance: 600 Ohms
  • Analog Outputs 3 to 8
    • Output Bus: Channel 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 or Stereo Mix from Internal Mixer
    • Output Level: +4dBu
    • Maximum Output Level: +24dBu
    • Output Impedance: 600 Ohms
  • Analog Mix Out
    • Output Bus: Stereo Mix from Internal Mixer
    • Maximum Output Level: 2Vrms/-30dBu
    • Output Impedance: 1kOhms
  • Headphones
    • Headphones Jack: Stereo 1/4 Inch Phone Type
    • Output Level: 80mW (32 Ohms)
    • Output Impedance: 10 Ohms
  • USB Interface
    • A Type Connector: USB 2.0 and 1.1 Mass Storage
    • B Type Connector: USB 2.0 and 1.1 Mass Storage
  • Built In Speaker: Stereo
  • Phantom Power: 48 +/- 4 V, 10 mA Per 1 Channel
  • Total Harmonic Distortion and Noise: 0.02 % or Less
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 40kHz
  • Input Effects: Limiter, Low Cut, Stereo Channel Link
  • MS Microphone Decoder: For REC, Play and Monitor
  • Slate Microphone Tone: 1 kHz, –20 dBFS/Alarm Tone
  • SMPTE Timecode: BNC Connectors
  • Control: 1/4-inch TRS Phone Type


  • Display: 160 x 160 Dots
  • Indicators: Input 1 to 8 Peak Indicators, Slate Mic Indicator, REC Indicator, Play Indicator
  • Recommended Power Supply: PSB-1U AC Adaptor
  • Battery Power: AA Alkaline or Rechargeable x 8
  • Accessories: Owner's Manual, AC Adaptor (PSB-1U), AC Adaptor - 4pin XLR Type Connector Conversion Cable