Sound Devices production recorders and mixers


788T SSD Multi-Track Digital Audio Recorder
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The 788T-SSD is a powerful eight input, twelve-track digital audio recorders designed for production sound. Building on the success of the proven 7-Series architecture, the 788T offers greatly expanded input and output connectivity while continuing the 7-Series heritage of extensive control in a compact package.
   

Its eight full-featured inputs ensure superb audio quality. They 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. Support for AES42 digital microphones is also available. Extensive routing flexibility allows each input to be routed to left/right mixed tracks, isolated tracks, or aux tracks. With optional CL-8 or CL-9 Controllers, the 788T is even easier to use, making the combination a flexible mixer/recorder, with extensive operational flexibility.
   
The 788T has three options for recording media, internal 160 GB SATA hard drive (256 GB SSD in the 788T-SSD), 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.
   

To simplify 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 high-accuracy 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. The extensive power of the 788T simplifies any production sound setup.

   
Useful downloads

•788T User Guide (2.8 MB)
•788T Fact Sheet (382k)
•788T Front Panel Shortcuts (58k)
   
CL-8 Controller for 788T

The CL-8 is a powerful mixing control surface for Sound Devices 788T recorder. Its large rotary faders and push buttons bring extensive mixer-type control to 788T inputs. The lightweight CL-8 can used either mounted or remote from the 788T. The CL-8 features eight large, rotary faders to control levels of input-to-master-track (L, R) and input-to-aux-track levels (post-fade). With its tactile buttons, control over each input’s high-pass filter, limiter, polarity, mute status, and routing is quick with visual indication on the CL-8 front panel. The CL-8 provides shortcuts to route inputs to the left/right mix tracks and Aux1 and Aux2 tracks.
   
Key Features

Eight faders for level control of 788T inputs
• Tactile buttons for control of high-pass, limiter, polarity, and mute of each input
• Button to activates the slate microphone on the 788T
• Quickly assign inputs to Left, Right, Aux 1, and Aux 2 record tracks
• Signal presence and input peak indicators
• LED indicators for Left, Right, Aux1, Aux2, limiter, high-pass, and polarity indicators
• Bus-powered by the 788T
• Connects directly to the 788T using the USB port, with USB keyboard pass-through; can be mounted directly to the 788T
• Aluminum and stainless-steel construction
• Designed for the same operational environmental extremes as Sound Devices field mixers
Useful download
CL-8 User Guide (303k)
 
   
CL-9 Linear Fader Controller for 788T
The CL-9 Linear Fader Controller is a dedicated mixing surface for the 788T. With the addition of a CL-9, the already powerful 788T becomes a complete mixer / recording system, perfect for audio capture in sound-for-picture and music-oriented productions.


   
The heart of the CL-9 is its eight ultra low-latency linear faders and rotary input trim controls. Critical gain changes are fast, smooth, and precise. When a CL-9 is connected the 788T gains a single band parametric EQ for each of its eight inputs. EQ frequency, level, and Q are adjustable. Additionally, the CL-9 adds input pan to the 788T.
A wide range of 788T menu-based controls are accessible with convenient knob control on the CL-9. These controls include output level control of the six outputs, dedicated L / R and Aux 1 / Aux 2 output level controls, track-record enabling for each of the 12 record tracks, and one-touch soloing of inputs or tracks.
Bus-powered by the 788T, the CL-9 is connected by a single USB cable. By connecting the headphone output from the 788T to the CL-9 additional monitoring features are available.
The 788T can additionally be connected to a Mac OS or Windows computer running Wave Agent 1.1, Sound Devices popular file librarian. When in the Metering Mode of Wave Agent, all 12 record tracks and 788T time code values can remotely monitored. Record and stop control are also available.
   
Key Features
Eight faders for level control of 788T inputs
• Tactile buttons for control of high-pass, limiter, polarity, and mute of each input
• Button to activates the slate microphone on the 788T
• Quickly assign inputs to Left, Right, Aux 1, and Aux 2 record tracks
• Signal presence and input peak indicators
• LED indicators for Left, Right, Aux1, Aux2, limiter, high-pass, and polarity indicators
• Bus-powered by the 788T
• Connects directly to the 788T using the USB port, with USB keyboard pass-through; can be mounted directly to the 788T
• Aluminum and stainless-steel construction
• Designed for the same operational environmental extremes as Sound Devices field mixers
Useful Download
CL-9 Fact Sheet (2.3 MB)
 
   
CL-WiFi Interface for 788T

The CL-WIFI is a hardware accessory that provides the 788T and 788T-SSD Digital Recorder with WiFi connectivity. With a CL-WIFI connected to a 788T over the C.Link connection, the 788T is controllable by an Apple iOS device, such as an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch running iOS version 4 or greater, users can control a 788T with the free CL-WiFi Controller app (see below).
The CL-WIFI hardware requires a 788T or 788T-SSD running firmware revision 2.14 or greater.
  Key Features

• Simple, single cable connection to the 788T
• Powered by the 788T
• Status LEDs indicate power and WiFi activity
• External antenna with SMA connector
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The CL-WiFi iOS app is available as a free download from the iTunes app store. It provides transport control, input routing, signal level and timecode display & editing of a recording's metadata.
   
CS-5 Production Case for 552/788T
CS5
The CS-5 is a high-quality production case for Sound Devices 552 Field Mixer, 788T, or 788T/CL-8 combo. Designed and built for Sound Devices by Camrade, the CS-5 has a mixer/recorder compartment plus an integrated accessory compartment sized for wireless transmitters, receivers, mixers or portable recorders. Additionally, there is a lower compartment suitable for an NP-type battery. The CS-5 also includes a bottom-side access door to exchange recording media on the 552 mixer and 7-series recorders. The CS-5 can be used over the shoulder with the included padded shoulder strap and can connect to third-party accessory cases. Additionally, Sound Devices CS-W can be attached to the CS-4 for additional wireless systems.
   
Useful download
CS-5 User Guide (102k)