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Re: Roland R-88
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2012, 04:36:31 PM »
According to the preliminary brochure, it appears that the display is also a touch panel to adjust the settings; could be seen as both a pro or a con depending on your preferences.  Also noticed that the XLR inputs aren't the TRS combo ones like on the R-44.  Not necessarily a deal-breaker but would have been nice to have it.  Regardless, really looking forward to seeing how these perform in the field when they're finally available.

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Re: Roland R-88
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2012, 04:47:17 PM »
According to the preliminary brochure, it appears that the display is also a touch panel to adjust the settings; could be seen as both a pro or a con depending on your preferences.  Also noticed that the XLR inputs aren't the TRS combo ones like on the R-44.  Not necessarily a deal-breaker but would have been nice to have it.  Regardless, really looking forward to seeing how these perform in the field when they're finally available.

agreed.  i won't be 1st kid on the block to go out and buy this new toy.  i'll keep using my trusty R-44 until i know all the kinks on the new R-88 are worked out.

i like that they have added a toggle switch for "ac adapter" and "ext battery".  in theory this should be a good thing.

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Re: Roland R-88
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2012, 06:17:06 AM »
I've had a poke around with one of these, but haven't heard it.  Build seems pretty solid.  Differences between this and the HS-P82 are that it's got 6 XLR outputs on the back and it'll work as a computer interface.

Mixing's done on the touchscreen, so it's probably ok for you guys if you're going to set it and leave it/make minor tweaks

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Re: Roland R-88
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2012, 08:11:52 AM »
You may want to point put other differences as well:
- hs-p82 has color screen
- hs-p82 has 8 channels of AES input and 8 channels AES output
- hs-p82 has 5 sec pre record buffer ( I don't what the r-88 has)
- r-88 can record to USB storage
- hs-p82 has selectable sample rate converters on the digital inputs (I.e. you can use mode 1 AES-42 mics with the unit w/ external phantom supply)
- hs-p82 records to CF (card limits max capacity); r88 to sd where the standard limits capacity (I.e. sdhc has limit of 32gb - sdxc has limit of 2tb (I hope they choose sdxc))
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Re: Roland R-88
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2012, 09:24:51 AM »
You may want to point put other differences as well:
- hs-p82 has color screen
- hs-p82 has 8 channels of AES input and 8 channels AES output
- hs-p82 has 5 sec pre record buffer ( I don't what the r-88 has)
- r-88 can record to USB storage
- hs-p82 has selectable sample rate converters on the digital inputs (I.e. you can use mode 1 AES-42 mics with the unit w/ external phantom supply)
- hs-p82 records to CF (card limits max capacity); r88 to sd where the standard limits capacity (I.e. sdhc has limit of 32gb - sdxc has limit of 2tb (I hope they choose sdxc))

those too :)
and it's got a rather nice external control surface

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Re: Roland R-88
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2012, 03:06:29 PM »
For me, the HS-P82 is WAY too big, measuring 270x260x99mm. The R-88 is a bit smaller, but still fairly large at 260x235x93mm.

I'd like to see more 8-track recorders roughly the size of the 680 or the 788.

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Re: Roland R-88
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2012, 03:44:40 PM »
For me, the HS-P82 is WAY too big, measuring 270x260x99mm. The R-88 is a bit smaller, but still fairly large at 260x235x93mm.

I'd like to see more 8-track recorders roughly the size of the 680 or the 788.

even at the cost of using breakout cables,  I agree.

a P82 (and the R-88) would be relegated to special assignments in my adventures.
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Re: Roland R-88
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2012, 04:44:58 PM »
After running nt222>ad1000>da-p1 back in the day - the hs-p82 is no bother - I love mine and have no regrets with my purchase
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Re: Roland R-88
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2012, 04:59:30 PM »
After running nt222>ad1000>da-p1 back in the day - the hs-p82 is no bother - I love mine and have no regrets with my purchase

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Re: Roland R-88
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2012, 12:23:15 AM »
yeah, but I'm coming from either:
mics > 722
mics > usbpre2 > d50

both are generally run-n-gun style setups, especially that first one. A 788 is the only option where I'm not adding significant bulk and would consider it a daily driver with more than 4 channels. Everything else would get relegated to special assignment usage as a lot of my stuff anymore is in tight quarters.
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Re: Roland R-88
« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2012, 07:35:51 AM »
Markertek has it listed (not available yet) for $2495 with free shipping.

http://www.markertek.com/Audio-Equipment/Flash-Memory-Recorders-Players/Roland-Corporation-U-S/R-88.xhtml
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Re: Roland R-88
« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2012, 03:51:02 AM »
Roland R-88 or Marantz PMD661?

Please help me decide. My priority are best pre-amp and A/D converter.
 
I should say that the ROland R-88 should be compared to the OADE modified PMD661 ( as I would get that, if I pull the trigger).

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Re: Roland R-88
« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2012, 05:26:47 AM »
Roland R-88 or Marantz PMD661?

Please help me decide. My priority are best pre-amp and A/D converter.
 
I should say that the ROland R-88 should be compared to the OADE modified PMD661 ( as I would get that, if I pull the trigger).

Cheers, Mauro

 ???  Pretty sure you didn't read the thread correctly.  Don't have an answer but I'm going to assume you're looking for info on the R-26.

Here's the thread about that: http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=155475.0

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Re: Roland R-88
« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2012, 05:40:12 AM »
SORRY, my mistake!

achalsey, thanks for redirecting me to the right thread
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Re: Roland R-88
« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2012, 03:38:29 PM »
i'm drooling now, gonna have my old r-44 fixed (external power is shot as well as the first channel :( ) and use it with my 722 until I get some more mics and possibly pick up one of these
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