Sound Devices 788T manual V3.00 - fra www

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788T
High Resolution Digital Audio Recorder with Time Code
User Guide and Technical Information
for 788T and 788T-SSD Recorders
Version 3.00
SATA
2.5"
UDMA
Sound Devices, LLC
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788T/788T-SSD User Guide and Technical Information
Chapter 1: Quick Start Guide
Chapter 2: Panel and LCD Descriptions
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Panel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Left Panel Connectors and Controls . . . . . . . . . .11
Right Panel Connectors and Controls . . . . . . . .12
Rear Panel Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
LCD Display Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Input Settings Window Descriptions . . . . . . . . .17
Front Panel Descriptions
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Track Level Meters View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Track Routing View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Track-to-Media View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Master Gain Levels View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Take List Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Drive Directory (File Viewer) Descriptions. . . . . .24
Root Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Track Setup Window
Chapter 3: Inputs and Outputs
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Output Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Output Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Output Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Outputs – Analog and Digital
Table
Introduction
of Contents
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Input Trim and Input Faders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Input Settings Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Analog Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Input Linking (Stereo or MS Decoding) . . . . . . . . .30
Digital Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
AES42 Digital Microphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Input Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Deactivate Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Input Setup and Control
Chapter 4: Routing and Mixing
Input to Track Routing
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Pre-Fade vs. Post Fade . . . . . . . . . . . .
Routing Using the Input Settings Window .
Routing Using the Setup Menu . . . . . . .
Routing Using The Track Setup Window . .
Routing Using the CL-8 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Routing Using the CL-9 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mix Assist™
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Noise Adaptive Threshold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Number of Open Microphone Attenuation . . . . . .38
Last Mic Lock-On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
One Mic Per Sound Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Using Mix Assist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Chapter 5: Recording and Playback
Pre-Record Buffer . . . . .
Media Select . . . . . . . . .
Failure During Recording
Record Timer . . . . . . . .
Track Arming . . . . . . . .
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Track Enabling Using the CL-9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Track Status Indication. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Track-to-Media Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Master Gain Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Track Limiters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Master Gain Levels Using the CL-9 . . . . . . . . . . . .44
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Sampling Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Bit Depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Audio File Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
.WAV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
File Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Sampling Rate and Bit Depth
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Take Management
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Scene Name/Numbering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Scene Name Incrementing/Decrementing . . . . . . .48
Take Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Take Number Incrementing/Decrementing . . . . . .50
False Take Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Emptying the False Take Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Track Naming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Metadata Implementation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Take List
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Take Edit Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Wave Agent Metadata Entry and Editing . . . . . . . .58
CL-WiFi Metering and Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
CSV Sound Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Sound Report Setup . . . . .
Generating Sound Reports
Sound Report Best Practices
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . .
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AutoPlay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Chapter 6: Synchronization and Timecode
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Clock Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Word Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
AES Digital Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Clock Slave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Internal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Word Clock Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Video Sync . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Digital Inputs 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Synchronization
Table of Contents
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Frame Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
F Sampling Rate Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Time Code Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Time Code Hold Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Jam Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
User Bits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
NTSC Standard Def Video Production . . . . . . . . . .70
Time Code
Chapter 7: Monitoring and Metering
Headphone Output
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Selecting Headphone Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Setting Headphone Source Options . . . . . . . . . . .71
Headphone Source as Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Input Solo (PFL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
MS Stereo Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
SoundField B-Format Surround Monitoring . . . . . .74
Rotary Switch Behavior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Headphone Favorite Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Headphone Playback Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Headphone Warning Tones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Headphone Power Up Gain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
CL-9 Headphone Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Metering and Display
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Output Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Meter Scale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Digital Meter View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Meter Ballistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Peak Hold Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Input Activity Ring LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Headphone Peak LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Tone Oscillator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
LCD Contrast & LED Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
LCD Backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
CL-2 Metering and Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
CL-8 Metering and Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
CL-9 Metering and Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Wave Agent Metering and Display . . . . . . . . . . . .81
CL-WiFi Metering and Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Chapter 8: File Management and Storage
Automatic File Splitting
File Time and Date . .
Folder Actions . . . . .
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The Drive Directory (File Viewer)
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Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Selecting Files for Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Folder Options Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
File Options Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Drive Directory Options Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Storage Media – Internal Drive . . . . . . . . . . . .89
788T Drive Type . . .
788T-SSD Drive Type
Drive Replacement .
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Storage Medium – Removable CompactFlash
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When to Use CF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Speed Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Qualified CF Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Storage Medium – External FireWire Drives . . . .91
When to Use External FireWire Drives . . . . . . . . .91
Formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
FireWire Bus Powering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Qualified Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
DVD-RAM Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
File Copying Among Available Media . . . . . . . .93
File Transfer to Computer
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Chapter 9: Remote Control
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C.Link Setup Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
C.Link Metadata Sharing (788T Only) . . . . . . . . 103
Wave Agent Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
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Connecting the CL-WIFI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring the CL-WIFI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Apple iOS Wi-Fi Settings . . . . . . . .
CL-WiFi Application for Apple iOS . . . . . . . . . .
Transport View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Take List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CL-WIFI
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Table of Contents
Keyboard Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Logic In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Logic Out (Record Tally) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multi-Unit Linking Via C. Link . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 10: Hardware Controllers
CL-1 Keyboard and Remote Control Interface .
CL-2 Remote Fader (optional) .
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CL-2 Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CL-2 Panel Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fader Assignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CL-2 Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CL-8 Controller (optional). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CL-8 Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CL-8 Front Panel Descriptors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CL-8 Side Panel Descriptors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CL-8 Back Panel Descriptors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CL-8 Fader Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CL-8 Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Slate Mic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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CL-9 Linear Fader Controller (optional)
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CL-9 Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CL-9 Rear Panel Descriptors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CL-9 Fader Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CL-9 Master Gain Level Controls . . . . . . . . . . .
CL-9 Headphone Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setup Menu Navigation From CL-9 . . . . . . . . .
Soloing Inputs. Outputs, or Tracks . . . . . . . . . .
EQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Encoder Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CL-9 Mode Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Factory Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
User Modes (U1-U4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CL-9 Input-to-Track Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CL-9 Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CL-9 Transport Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CL-9 Footswitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CL-9 LED Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CL-9 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CL-WIFI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 11: Setup and Shortcut Reference
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Saving and Recalling User Settings . . . . . . . . . 156
Setup Menu Shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Setup Menu
Front Panel Button Shortcuts
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Chapter 12: Specifications
Analog Input
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Connector Pin Assignments
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Chapter 13: Accessories
Included Accessories
Optional Accessories
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Chapter 14: Appendix
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Technical Support / Bug Reports . . . . . . . . . .
788T CE Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . .
Software License
Warranty & Service
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Introduction
Welcome
Thank you for purchasing the 788T/788T-SSD. The ultra-compact 788T records and plays back up
to 12 tracks of audio to and from its internal drive, CompactFlash, or external drives, making field
recording simple and fast. It writes and reads uncompressed PCM audio at 16 or 24 bits with sampling rates between 32 kHz and 192 kHz. The time code implementation makes the 788T ready for
any recording job—from over-the-shoulder to cart-based production.
The 788T implements a no-compromise audio path that includes Sound Devices’ high-performance
microphone preamplifiers. Designed specifically for high bandwidth, high bit rate digital recording,
these preamps set a new standard for frequency response linearity, low distortion performance, and
low noise.
With documentary and ENG mixing engineers in mind, the 788T is very small, while still being
feature-rich. No other recorder on the market matches its size and feature set. In addition, its learning curve is quite short—powerful does not mean complicated.
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Sound Devices took advantage of the best in professional and consumer electronic technologies to
bring incredible feature depth with ease of use. Hard drives, SSD drives, and CompactFlash are
highly reliable, industry standard, and easily obtainable. With the ability to write to an external
drive, low-cost, portable media can be delivered to post production. The removable, rechargeable
battery is a standard Sony-compatible Li-ion camcorder battery pack. The 788T interconnects with
Windows and Mac OS computers for convenient data transfer and backup.
The 788T is available in two models, The standard 788T ships with an internal hard drive. The 788TSSD ships with an internal solid state drive. Throughout this document both models will be referred
to as the 788T, except when information is specific to each model.
788T and 788T-SSD Firmware Known Issues
For a complete list of any known issues: www.sounddevices.com/download/788t-firmware.htm.
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1 Quick Start Guide
This Quick Start Guide provides a brief overview for first use of the 788T/788T-SSD. The Quick Start
Guide walks through the steps of getting signal into the 788T and making a recording. Many operational and relevant technical and operational details are not mentioned in these steps. For detailed
operating instructions refer to the 788T/788T-SSD User Guide and Technical Information.
1. Connect Power.
Connect the supplied AC-to-DC power supply to the DC connector on the
Right Panel.
2. Attach the supplied Li-ion rechargeable battery to the recorder.
Line up battery contacts with the battery compartment mounting pins. Rotate
battery lock to secure the battery in place.
Included L-Mount Battery
Quick Start Guide
788T Rear Panel
The included battery must be charged for six hours before initial use.
The 788T will charge the L-Mount battery when DC is connected.
3. Connect analog microphone or line sources.
Please refer to the 788T/788T-SSD User Guide and Technical Information for
connections with digital audio sources.
788T Left Panel
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4. Connect headphones
Connect to either the 1/4-inch or 1/8-inch headphone output on the Right
Panel.
WORD / VID IN
MENU
SELECT
DC IN
10-18V
1
2
3
ANALOG BAL LINE OUTS
FW800
FW400
USB
BAL AES
OUT
788T Right Panel
SYNC
PIN 4 (+)
PIN 1 (-)
UNBAL
5,6
4
1,2
3,4
TIMECODE
WORD OUT
5. Press and hold the PWR key for one second to power on.
UT
788T
PWR
ARM
C
D
E
F
Quick Start Guide
0
dBFS
REC
0
dBFS
6. INPUTS MUST BE ACTIVE TO BE RECORDED.
Push to release the recessed Input Gain Controls. Rotate the knob clockwise
past the detent to turn on the input.
In the full counter-clockwise position, the input is not active and is not available for use.
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7. Access the Input Settings Window
To access, momentarily move the Input Selector Switch in the direction of
the Input. This action also sends the input signal to the headphone monitor
(solo).
MENU
3
1
2
5
4
7
6
8
1
Left for odd inputs
HDD
2
Right for even inputs
Quick Start Guide
Input Setting Options:
Source (mic/line/digital)
Phantom (on (mic)/on (line)/off)
High-Pass Filter (on/off)
MENU
Limiter (on/off)
Input-to-Track Routing
HDD
Mute (none / mute)
Polarity (normal / reverse)
Press adjacent key to change the parameter.
8. The Input Settings Window is where changes are made to input parameters.
Press the TONE key to toggle Phantom Power (Choose 48V for microphones).
Turn the Rotary Switch to adjust the High-Pass Filter Frequency.
Turn the Rotary Switch
MENU
HDD
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9. INPUTS MUST BE ROUTED TO TRACKS TO RECORD.
From the Input Settings Window, press the PLAY key to enter Input-to-Track
Routing. An Input can be assigned to any Track. The Rewind and Fast-Forward keys route inputs to Track L and R, respectively. Turn the Rotary Switch
to select a Track from A to X2. Push in on the Rotary Switch to route the input
to the track. Press PLAY again to return to the Input Settings Window.
MENU
MENU
HDD
HDD
Press PLAY to enter
Input-to-Track routing.
Press again to exit.
Press REW to route to
Track L, Press FF to
route to Track R. Use the
Rotary Switch to route to
Tracks A - X2.
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10. Return to the Main Display.
Momentarily move the Input Selector Switch again.
11. Press the MENU key to enter the Setup Menu.
Various options are configured from the Setup Menu, including Sampling
Rate, Bit Depth, Time Code, etc. Navigate through the Setup Menu by turning the Rotary Switch.
MENU
R
L
A
HDD
B
Setup Menu Basics:
Highlighted selection
MENU
Selects highlighted option
Navigates through the menu
HDD
Exits option and menu
Cancels changes and exits the menu
Turn the Rotary Switch to navigate
through the Setup Menu, push to select an option.
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12. A TRACK MUST BE ARMED TO BE RECORDED.
Press the INPUT key to enter the Track Setup Window, where Tracks are enabled for recording. An * (asterisk) character next to a Track indicates that the
track is record enabled. Navigate through the Tracks using the Rotary Switch.
To enable/disable the track, press in on the Rotary Switch. Track Status is
indicated by the asterisk and by the blue Track Status LEDs on the 788T front
panel. When the LED and asterisk is solid the track is armed and will be recorded. A track becomes armed when it is enabled and has at least one active
(Switched on) Input routed to it.
When the asterisk and blue LED’s are flashing, the track is enabled but not
armed. Tracks that enabled but not armed will not be recorded!
INPUT
ARM
788T
R
C
L
D
PWR
ARM
E
A
F
0
dBFS
IN CF EX
REC
0
dBFS
Quick Start Guide
B
Track Setup Menu Basics:
Selector Box
Track Status Indicator
MENU
Input Routing Window
Master Levels Window
HDD
Track-to-Media Window
VU1 / VU2 Toggle
VU1 / VU2 toggle selects the Tracks displayed on the right-hand column of Track Meter LEDs.
VU1 = Tracks C, D, E, F, G. VU2 = G, H, X1, X2.
Tip: After Inputs are routed to Tracks and the Tracks are enabled, simply click the Input Gain Pots on and
off to arm and disarm tracks respectively.
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13. HEADPHONE MONITOR.
Press the STOP key to return to the Main Display. Turn the Rotary Switch to
select the headphone preset best suited for the particular setup.
Active headphone routing. Track L in the left ear, Track R in the right ear.
14. Press the REC key to start recording.
Press the STOP key to stop the recording. Press the PLAY key to playback the
last recorded take.
15. Press the HDD key to enter the Take List.
The take list displays a listing of all recordings.
Quick Start Guide
MENU
R
L
A
HDD
B
Take List Basics:
Next Take
Selected Take (*= Last recorded Take)
MENU
Rename Take
Metadata Edit Menu
HDD
Add Take Notes
Exits the Take List
Turn the Rotary Switch to navigate through the Take List,
push to toggle the type of information displayed.
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16. From the Take List, press the HDD key again to enter the Drive Direc-
tory.
Drive Directory Basics:
File Information Toggle
Jump to Root Directory
MENU
Selected File
Return to Take List
HDD
Exits the Drive Directory
Drive Formatting and other media-specific operations are accessed in the
Drive Options Menu located at the root directory.
17. After recording, transfer files from the 788T to a computer using ei-
Quick Start Guide
ther FireWire 400, FireWire 800, or USB.
When connecting to a computer with a USB cable, make sure that the Setup
Menu option CONNECTION MODE is set to CONNECT AS MASS STORAGE.
WORD / VID IN
MENU
SELECT
FW800
FW400
USB
BAL AES
OUT
MENU
SELECT
SYNC
DC IN
10-18V
1
2
3
ANALOG BAL LINE OUTS
PIN 4 (+)
PIN 1 (-)
UNBAL
5,6
4
1,2
3,4
TIMECODE
WORD / VID IN
WORD / VID IN
DC IN
10-18V
1
2
3
ANALOG BAL LINE OUTS
FW800
FW400
USB
BAL AES
OUT
MENU
SELECT
SYNC
DC IN
10-18V
1
2
3
ANALOG BAL LINE OUTS
FW800
FW400
USB
BAL AES
OUT
WORD OUT
UNBAL
FireWire 800
5,6
4
1,2
3,4
TIMECODE
UNBAL
WORD OUT
FireWire 400
FW800
SYNC
PIN 4 (+)
PIN 1 (-)
PIN 4 (+)
PIN 1 (-)
5,6
4
1,2
3,4
TIMECODE
WORD OUT
USB
USB
FW400
To avoid any possible directory corruption on the 788T, do not interrupt the connection process. Always
properly dismount the drives from the operating system. On Mac OS platforms, drag the drive icons to
the trash. On Windows platforms, use the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon in the system tray.
18. Press and hold the PWR key for one second to shut down the record-
er.
UT
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PWR
ARM
C
D
E
F
0
dBFS
REC
0
dBFS
Front Panel Descriptions
All 788T settings can be accessed and monitored through the front panel LCD and navigation keys.
This allows the unit to be placed in a production bag along with other equipment.
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Front Panel Descriptions
1
2
4
3
5
6
7
8
9
INPUT
ARM
MENU
3
1
2
2
5
4
8
788T
HDD
L
D
A
E
0
dBFS
Panel and LCD Descriptions
1)
14
15
Input Activity Ring LEDs
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5)
The LEDs surrounding each Input gain
pot indicate the input’s signal activity and
status.
See Metering and Display.
2)
3)
4)
MENU Key
Accesses the 788T Setup Menu. When in
the Setup Menu use the MENU key to
move upward through the options and
parameters.
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19
REC
20
0
dBFS
21
LCD Display
TONE key
Press to activate the tone oscillator. Press
and hold for two seconds or longer to
latch on (Press again to deactivate). Press
and hold, then press LCD Backlight key
to toggle L-Ident tone mode. Frequency,
tone level, and routing are controlled in
the Setup Menu. When in the Setup Menu
use the TONE key to enter Setup Menu
options and select parameters when the
check mark appears in the upper right
hand corner of the LCD.
Input Selector/Solo Switch
Displays the Input Settings Screen for
the chosen Input. Setup Menu option
INPUT: PFL FUNCTION controls whether
or not the selected input will solo in the
headphones when the Input Settings Window is open. For momentary action, press
and hold the Input Selector in position for
one second or longer. See Input Setup and
Control
PWR
ARM
Primary display. Press and hold the LCD
Backlight key and press the Rotary Switch
to turn the LCD backlight on or off. Press
and hold the LCD Backlight key and turn
the Rotary Switch to adjust LCD backlight
brightness. By default the LCD backlight
color will indicate the recorder’s current
mode (configurable with Setup Menu option LCD: BACKLIGHT MODE). Red = Record, Green = Playback, White = Standby
Input Gain Control
By default, controls the analog and digital
input gain (input trim) of each channel
respectively. The Input gain control can
be changed in the Setup Menu to act as
FADER CONTROLS. See Fader Control.
Can also be restricted to act as
INPUT ENABLES ONLY where gain
adjustments are made from the Input Settings window. See Input Setup and Control
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12
F
B
IN CF EX
13
11
C
R
7
6
10
7)
Track Status LEDs
A solid blue LED indicates that the respective track is armed (will be recorded).
A flashing blue LED indicates that the
Track is enabled but there is no active
input routed to it (will not be recorded).
The LED is off when the track is disabled.
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Eight, 13-segment track level-meters indicate level in dBFS. Metering scale, ballistics, and peak hold times are selected in
the Setup Menu. Meters labeled C, D, E, F
can be used to view Tracks G, H, X1, X2.
See Metering and Display.
9)
10)
Power/Charge LED
Indicates the 788T is powered and available for operation. Also indicates the
charge status of the onboard battery
charger.
12)
Headphone Output Peak LED
Indicates overload of the headphone amplifier. When lit, the headphone circuit is
overloading. Reduce headphone level.
13)
15)
HDD Key
From the main screen, press the HDD
key to access the Take List (view and
edit metadata across all attached storage
media).
From the Take List, press the HDD key to
access the Drive Directory (navigate the
file system of all attached media, view
folder and file properties, and select files
for playback).
From the main screen, press and hold the
HDD key to toggle the playback source
between available media. In the Setup
Menu, use the HDD key to move down
through the options and parameters.
Play Key
Plays the file displayed in the LCD when
pressed in standby and play-pause mode.
Pauses playback when pressed in playback mode.
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Fast-Forward Key
Performs fast-forward (FF) scrubbing
through the played file when pressed
(and held) in playback and play-pause
mode. Fast forward rate increases the
longer the key is held. In play-stop mode,
selects the next file in the record folder.
Power Key
To turn the 788T on or off, press and hold
the Power (PWR) Key for one second.
11)
Performs reverse (REW) scrubbing
through the played file when pressed
(and held) in playback and play-pause
mode. Reverse playback rate increases the
longer the key is held. In play-stop mode,
selects the previous file in the record
folder.
INPUT Key
Press to access the Track Setup Menu,
which provides access to enabling/
disabling and meter activity for all 12
Tracks. Press and hold the STOP key
and press the Input key to access the
INPUT: TRACK ROUTING Setup Menu.
Cycle through factory and custom routings by pressing the Input key while
holding the STOP key. See Input-to-Track
Routing
Rewind Key
17)
Panel and LCD Descriptions
Level Meter LEDs
LCD Backlight Key
Press to toggle the Level Meter LEDs
View 1 (Tracks C - F) and View 2 (Tracks
G, H, X1, X2). Press and hold for 2 seconds to toggle between the select meter
scale and the favorite meter scale. See
Metering. Hold the Backlight key then
press the Rotary Switch to toggle the LCD
and Front Panel soft key backlighting on
and off. Hold the Backlight key and turn
the Rotary Switch to adjust the brightness of LEDs. In the Setup Menu the LCD
Backlight key functions as the cancel and
exit key.
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Front Panel Descriptions cont.
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2
4
3
5
6
7
8
9
INPUT
ARM
MENU
3
1
2
5
4
8
788T
HDD
L
D
A
E
B
F
0
dBFS
IN CF EX
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2
1)
14
15
Media Activity LEDs
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3)
Panel and LCD Descriptions
Indicates storage media activity. IN
(internal drive), CF (CompactFlash), EX
(external FireWire device). The LED illuminates green when the storage media is
ready, illuminates yellow when the storage media is writing/reading and while
connected to a computer, and illuminates
red when the storage media has encountered an error or if the drive has less than
one minute of recording time left.
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ARM
18
19
REC
20
0
dBFS
21
Record Key
Press to begin recording. The 788T is a
record-priority device; pressing this key
starts recording and discontinues all other
functions, except file operations. The REC
key will illuminate red when the 788T is
actively recording. If the selected storage
media is not ready to begin recording a
new file, the REC key will flash red until
the recording has begun. Pressing the
REC key during recording can set a cue
marker, start a new file, as selected in the
Setup Menu.
Stop/Pause Key
Momentarily press and hold this key to
stop recording. In playback mode, a single press pauses playback (play-pause),
allowing audio scrubbing with the FF
and REW keys. Another press of the key
enters play-stop mode where the FF and
REW keys select files for playback from
the current directory, the filename and
time display flash to indicate that a new
file has been selected. One more press of
the key exits playback mode.
Pressing the STOP key whilst in stop
mode displays the name of the next file
to be recorded in the LCD. In the Setup
Menu the STOP key is also used to exit
from any menu, returning to the main
display.
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C
R
7
6
10
4)
Record LED
Illuminates red when record mode is active.
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Panel Lock
Press and hold the
LCD backlight key then the
TONE key to bring up the front panel Button Lock Screen. Button lock prevents unintentional setting changes and/or record status. The 788T
displays any button lock options currently enabled.
select the soft keys to
activate the appropriate
button lock mode
There are three modes:
Panel and LCD Descriptions
• Unlocked – all keys are accessible and operate normally.
• Non-Transport Lock – All front panel controls are locked except the Record, Stop, Play, Rewind
and Fast Forward keys.
• Lock All – All front panel keys are locked except the REC key. The REC key is kept active so
the user can initiate recording after entering this mode and enter cue markers. To stop recording in this mode, you must disengage the panel lock and press the stop key.
Left Panel Connectors and Controls
1
XLR Analog Inputs Channels 1-4
2)
Active-balanced analog microphone- or
line-level input for inputs 1-4 on XLR connector. Input type is set within the Input
Settings Window. Pin-1 ground, pin-2 (+),
pin-3 ().
3
TA3 Analog Input Channels 5-8
Active-balanced analog microphone-orline-level input connector for inputs 5-8.
Input type is set within the Input Settings
Window. Pin-1 ground, pin-2 (+), pin-3
().
3)
2
1)
2
Headphone Volume
Adjusts the headphone volume. NOTE:
the 788T is capable of producing eardamaging levels in headphones. Please
use with caution
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Right Panel Connectors and Controls
2
1
3
4
5
6
7
WORD / VID IN
DC IN
10-18V
MENU
SELECT
1
2
3
ANALOG BAL LINE OUTS
FW800
FW400
USB
BAL AES
OUT
SYNC
PIN 4 (+)
PIN 1 (-)
UNBAL
8
2
1)
5,6
9
Rotary Switch
Panel and LCD Descriptions
When in the Setup Menu, the rotary
switch moves between menu selections;
push to enter selection or enter data.
In Record and Playback modes, selects
headphone monitor source; press action is
user selectable. Turn the knob while holding the LCD Backlight key to adjust the
brightness of LEDs.
2)
USB-B Port
Connection to a computer (Mac OS, Windows) to access the internal hard drive
and CompactFlash volumes as mass storage devices or for extended display and
control of the 788T using Wave Agent. See
Wave Agent for details.
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3,4
WORD OUT
TIMECODE
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12
Sync Input
This BNC is used to connect an external
video sync or word clock reference signal
for word clock purposes. Accepts NTSC,
PAL, and Tri-level video syncs as well
as word clock rates between 32 kHz and
48.048 kHz.
7)
External DC In
Accepts power from 10–18 volts DC to
power and charge the Li-ion battery.
Hirose 4-pin connector is wired pin-1
negative (-), pin-4 positive (+). Pin-2 and
pin-3 are not connected. Charging characteristics are set in the Setup Menu.
8)
Headphone Output
1/4-inch and 3.5 mm TRS stereo headphone connectors. Can drive headphones
from 8 to 1000 ohm impedances to very
high levels. Tip = left, ring = right, sleeve
= ground.
9)
Analog Output 5-6
Unbalanced output on 3.5 mm TRS stereo
connector. Program source and attenuation levels are user selectable. Tip = left,
ring = right, sleeve = ground.
FireWire 400 (IEEE-1394a) Port
Connection to a computer (Mac OS, Windows) to access the internal hard drive
and CompactFlash volumes as mass storage devices. Also used to attach external
FAT32-formatted FireWire drives to the
788T for direct recording and copying.
5)
10
FireWire 800 (IEEE-1394b) Port
Connection to a computer (Mac OS, Windows) to access the internal hard drive
and CompactFlash volumes as mass storage devices. Also used to attach external
FAT32-formatted FireWire drives to the
788T for direct recording and copying.
4)
1,2
TA3 Analog Outputs 1-4
Active-balanced, analog outputs 1-4.
Program source and attenuation levels are
user selectable. Pin-1 ground, pin-2 (+),
pin-3 (–). When connecting to an unbalanced input, do not connect pin-3.
3)
4
10)
AES3 Output 1-2 and 3-4
Transformer-balanced AES3 digital outputs 1-2 and 3-4. Program source is user
selectable.
11)
Time Code Multi-Pin
Time code input and output on 5-pin
LEMO® connector.
12)
Word Clock Output
Provides a word clock output running at
the sample rate of the 788T.
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Rear Panel Descriptions
1
2
KEYBD
OUT
C.LINK
3
4
IN
AES I/O, GPIO, PWR
COMPACT FLASH
1)
6
USB Keyboard Input
5)
USB A Female Connector for USB keyboard and CL-8 Controller See Remote
Control for more details regarding Keyboard
and CL-8 setup and functionality.
2)
3)
Mates with Sound Devices XL-88 MultiPin Breakout Cable. The DE-15 connector
acts as AES3 Inputs 1-8, AES3 Outputs
5-6, and Logic In and Out. Analog and
digital inputs can be used simultaneously.
See Connector Pin Assignments.
Sample Rate Converters are enabled
on each AES input when Setup Menu
REC: SYNC SOURCE is set to Internal. See
Sample Rate Converters.
AES inputs support AES42 Mode 1 operation, supplies +10 V of digital phantom
power. See AES42 Digital Microphones.
C. Link In/Out
RS-232 protocol interface on 6-pin modular (“RJ-12”) connector for linking multiple 7-Series recorders together. Word
clock, machine transport, and time code
are carried on the C. Link connector. See
Multi Unit Linking Via C. Link. Also used
for connection to CL-WIFI Wireless,
Interface, CL-1 Keyboard and Remote
Control Interface, or CL-2 Remote Fader.
See Remote Control for more details. The
C. Link In is disabled when Setup Menu
option FireWire/USB: Connection is set to
connect to Wave Agent.
Multi-Function DE-15 Connector
6)
Panel and LCD Descriptions
5
Security Slot
Compatible with the Kensington® Security Slot specification. Used to secure the
recorder to a fixed object with a compatible computer lock.
CompactFlash Slot
4)
2
Accepts CompactFlash cards, label-side
up. Compatible with Type I, Type II, and
MicroDrives. High-speed UDMA cards
are recommended for higher track count
recording.
Battery Mount
Accepts Sony® InfoLithium L-Series batteries. Also accepts batteries conforming
to this mount. Numerous capacities, from
1500 to 7000 mAh are available.
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LCD Display Descriptions
1
8
2
1)
2
9
10
Battery/Voltage Level Indicator
Panel and LCD Descriptions
Indicates voltage level of the removable
battery or external power sources. If
present, external power overrides battery
power. Graphical bar for relative level
and numeric indicator for precise voltage
measurement.
2)
4
3
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6)
7)
4)
Absolute Time (A-time) Display
Cue Marker Display
In Record mode, indicates when cue
markers are set. Markers set by pressing
the REC key (option must be selected in
Setup Menu). In Playback mode, displays cue points numerically as they are
reached in a file.
5)
Sample Rate Indicator
Displays the set record sampling rate. In
Playback mode, displays the currently
selected file’s sampling rate.
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Time & Date Display
External Digital Clock Indicator
This display will show when the 788T
is locked to a valid external sync source,
sync reference is user-selectable in the
Setup Menu. The display will indicate the
current valid sync source
D = digital input, W = word clock, V =
video. The display currently shows that
the recorder is successfully locked to a
valid word clock source.
File Name Display
Shows the elapsed time of the file being
recorded or played back in hours, minutes, seconds, and tenths. The A-time and
the time code display can be exchanged if
a large time code display is needed. This
display can be set to reverse or flash while
recording. Flashes in playback-pause
mode.
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Alternating display between the set date
and time of the 788T. This information is
written as the creation and modification
date for generated audio files.
Shows file name actively being recorded
or played back. In Playback-Stop mode,
flashing file name indicates that the FastForward and Rewind keys can be used to
step through files in the current playback
directory.
3)
5
8)
Media Descriptors
For all three media types, an asterisk in
front of the media descriptor indicates
which media is selected for record. Highlighted media descriptor indicates media
selected for record monitoring, playback
or file directory display.
9)
Media Status
(space remaining/record ready)
Bar graph indicates the remaining record
time available on the select media. Numbers show time in hours and minutes
based on the presently selected number
of record tracks, sample frequency, and
bit rate. Display toggles between remaining time and track count when media is
set to receive less than the full amount of
armed tracks. See Track-to-Media Routing.
Indicator shows dashes when no media
is available or if there is no armed tracks
routed to it.
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Time Code Display
In Stop and Record modes, displays the
time code generated or received by the
788T. In Playback mode, displays the the
time code information of the file currently
selected for playback (if available). If nontime code files are playing, the display
shows dashes. The time code display can
be exchanged with the A-time display in
the Setup Menu.
11)
Headphone Source Display
Indicates the source for headphone output. Sources and selection order are user
selectable in the Setup Menu.
12)
4
3
Time Code Frame Rate
Displays the set time code frame rate. If
a file has time code information embedded, the playback frame rate is indicated.
If external time code is connected and
the external rate differs from the rate set
internally, the display will flash.
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13)
5
12
6
13
7
14
Bit Depth Indicator
Shows the set record bit depth. In playback, shows the file bit depth.
14)
Meter Toggle
Press the soft VU (LCD Backlight) key
to toggle between VU1 and VU2 views.
VU1 displays Tracks C, D, E, F on the second column of Front Panel Level Meter
LEDs, and VU2 displays Tracks G, H, X1,
X2.
Press and hold the LCD Backlight key
for two seconds to toggle between the selected meter scale and the favorite meter
scale. FAV and the selected VU view will
alternate when favorite meter mode is
active.
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15)
Input Level
When input gain is adjusted, gain level
is indicated in dB for the input being
adjusted and its neighboring input. The
relationship of inputs is configured in the
following manner and cannot be altered
1,2 / 3,4 / 5,6 / 7,8. Neighboring inputs
are not linked or grouped unless specifically linked in the Setup Menu. Mic input
gain range is from 0 dB to 76 dB, Line input range is from -25 to 50 dB and Digital
input range is from -25 to 50 dB.
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Headphone Gain Level
When the headphone gain is adjusted,
this will appear and indicate the gain
level in dB.
17)
Slate Mic Gain Level (CL-8 only)
Slate Mic gain level is adjusted from -46
to 6 dB in 1 dB increments. To attenuate
the gain press and hold the CL-8 SLATE
button and turn the Rotary Switch.
18)
Media Track Count
Display toggles between remaining time
and track count when media is set to
receive less than the full amount of armed
tracks. See Track-to-Media Routing.
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Input Settings Window Descriptions
To access the Input Settings Window press the Input Selector Switch into the position of the desired
input. Pushing the Input Selector Switch to the left will select the odd numbered inputs and pushing it to the right will select the even numbered inputs. Press the Input Selector Switch for the select
input again to return to the previously displayed screen.
1)
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Input Type
The highlighted selection indicates current Input Type. Input Type is selectable
from Mic, Line, and Digital Inputs for
each channel respectively. Toggle through
Input Type selections by pressing the
MENU key.
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High-Pass Filter
Phantom Power
The highlighted selection shows the current state of phantom power (48V: mic
only, 48VL: mic and line, Off: no phantom
power) for the selected input. Switch
between Phantom Power modes by using
the Tone key.
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Input Limiter
The highlighted selection shows the state
of the Input Limiter for the selected Input.
Enable or disable the Input Limiter using
the HDD key.
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Input to Track Routing
The highlighted selection(s) indicate the
track(s) the selected input is currently
routed to. To enter and exit the Input to
Track Routing press the Play key.
Input Selected
Headphone Monitor Hold Indication
Press and hold the Input Selector
Switch for five or more seconds to latch
Input PFL. To exit the PFL monitoring select another input with the Input
Selector Switch or rotate the Rotary
Switch. This mode only applies when
the INPUT: PFL FUNCTION is set to
enabled.
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Indicates the state of the High-Pass
Filter and the cut off frequency selected.
Control the High-Pass Filter by using the
Rotary Switch.
Displays the Input that has been selected.
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Input Gain Display
The Input gain is displayed in dB for
the selected input. Information displayed toggles between TRIM and
FADER levels when faders are available. When the Setup Menu option
INPUT: FRONT PANEL CONTROLS is set
to Fader Controls, use the Rotary Switch
to attenuate Trim levels. Pressing in on
the Rotary Switch will toggle control
between Trim level and High-Pass Filter
control.
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Input Mute
When highlighted the selected Input is
Muted and removed from all tracks. Input
Mute is toggled on and off using the Fast
Forward key.
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Input Polarity
When highlighted the Input Polarity is
inverted. Control polarity using the LCD
Backlight key.
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Mix Assist
The highlighted selection shows
whether or not the input is automixed.
This option will be crossed out when
MIXASSIST: MODE is set to Off. Automix
is toggled on and off using the Rewind
key. See Mix Assist
The following screen appears if the select Input is linked as a stereo pair.
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Panel and LCD Descriptions
The following screen appears if the select Input gain pot is switched to the Off position.
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Panning Control
If the Input selected is a linked stereo pair,
the odd numbered inputs will display
gain and the even numbered inputs will
display the stereo image.
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Channel Is Powered Down
The Input Settings Window cannot be accessed if the Input’s Gain Pot is switched
to Off.
Track Setup Window
The Track Setup Window allows a user to record enable or disable tracks, route inputs-to-tracks,
adjust master gain levels, and route tracks-to-media. Press the front panel INPUT key to access the
Track Setup Window. There are four views of the Track Setup Window, Track Level Meters View,
Track Routing View, Master Gain Levels View, and Media-to-Track View. The Track Meters View is
always the first view to appear upon entry of the Track Setup Window. Items that appear in all views
have identical functionality.
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Track Level Meters View
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Track Status Indicator
An * (asterisk) next to a Track indicates
that the track is record enabled. Navigate through the Tracks using the Rotary
Switch. The selected track has a box
around it (Track G in the example above).
To enable/disable the track, press in on
the Rotary Switch. Track Status is indicated by the asterisk and the 788T Front
Panel Track Status LEDs. When the LED
and asterisk is solid the track is armed
and will be recorded, when it flashes the
track is enabled but no active input is
routed to it and will not be recorded, the
asterisk and LED remain off when the
track is disabled.
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Track Level Meters
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Track Routing View
Press the Rewind key to access the Track
Routing View.
4)
Master Gain Levels View
Press the Play key to access the Master
Levels View.
5)
Track-to-Media View
Press the Fast Forward key to access the
Track-to-Media view.
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VU Toggle
Press the soft VU (LCD Backlight) key
to toggle between VU1 and VU2 views.
VU1 displays Tracks C, D, E, F on the second column of Front Panel Level Meter
LEDs, and VU2 displays Tracks G, H, X1,
X2.
Displays all twelve available track Level
Meters. Meter ballistics settings are identical to the front panel Track Level Meters
and are adjustable within the Setup
Menu.
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Track Routing View
The screen below is the Track Routing View, it appears if the ROUTING (Rewind) Key is selected.
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Track Routing
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Panel and LCD Descriptions
Displays all inputs currently routed to the
given track. Rotate the Rotary Switch to
move the selector box. Press in on the Rotary Switch to route an Input to the Track.
Pre- or post-fade routing is applied as it is
defined in the Input Settings Window or
the Setup Menu.
Track Level Meters View
Press the Rewind key to return to the
Track Level Meters Window.
Track-to-Media View
The screen below is the Track-to-Media View, it appears if the MEDIA (Fast Forward) Key is selected.
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Track-to-Media Routing
Displays which media the given track will
be recorded to. Rotate the Rotary Switch
to move the selector box. Press in on the
Rotary Switch to toggle the routing of the
track to CompactFlash, Internal Drive, or
External media respectively. Tracks will
only be written to a given media if it is
selected in the Setup Menu option Rec:
Media Select, regardless of it’s Track-toMedia routing status.
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Track Level Meters View
Press the Rewind key to return to the
Track Level Meters Window.
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Master Gain Levels View
The screen below is the Master Gain Levels View, it appears if the LEVELS (Play) Key is selected.
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L/R Meters
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Displays real time metering of Left and
Right Track Levels.
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Track Limiter Indicator
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Track Limiter Linked
AUX Meters
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L/R Master Gain Level
Displays gain level applied to the Master
Left and Right Tracks. Only one bar is displayed when tracks are linked as a stereo
pair (as shown). Two bars are displayed
when the tracks are independent.
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L/R Master Gain
Pressing the soft L/R (Rewind) key will
select the Left and Right Tracks Master
Gain level. Pressing again will select the
track to be controlled. When both tracks
of the pair are highlighted the Tracks are
linked as a stereo pair (as shown). Gain
is adjusted from -60 to +15 dB in .1 dB
increments using the Rotary Switch or the
soft up and down arrows. Press in on the
Rotary Switch to return to unity gain (0
dB).
AUX Master Gain Level
AUX Master Gain
Pressing the soft AUX (Fast Forward) key
will select the Aux Tracks Master Gain
level. Pressing again will select the track
to be controlled. When both tracks of the
pair are highlighted the Tracks are linked
as a stereo pair. Gain is adjusted from -60
to +15 dB in .1 dB increments using the
Rotary Switch or the soft up and down
arrows. Press in on the Rotary Switch to
return to unity gain (0 dB).
Displays real time metering of X1 and X2
Track Levels.
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Meters
Displays gain level applied to the Aux
Tracks. Only one bar is displayed when
tracks are linked as a stereo pair. Two bars
are displayed when the tracks are independent (as shown).
Indicates that the track limiter is linked.
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Press the soft METERS (Play) key to return to the Track Level Meters View.
Appears when Track Limiter is engaged.
Limiter is active when the indicator is
solid.
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Limiter Key
Press the LCD Backlight key to toggle the
select stereo pairs Track Limiter status.
Each press cycles the various settings Off,
On, Linked. See Track Limiters for details.
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Take List Descriptions
To access the Take List press the HDD key or select Setup Menu option FILE: VIEW TAKE LIST.
From the Take List view and edit metadata across all storage mediums.
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Current/Last Take
Panel and LCD Descriptions
The * (asterisk) indicates the current take
being recorded or the last take to have
been recorded by the 788T.
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Next File Destination
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EDIT
NOTES
Press the soft NOTES (Fast Forward) key
to quickly access the Notes field.
Additional File Information
Displays additional file information, the
following information can be toggled
through by pressing in on the Rotary
Switch: Beginning Time Code Stamp,
Time of File Creation, Date of File Creation, Scene Names, Drives Containing
the File, and Folder that Contains the File.
RENAME
Press the soft EDIT (Play) key to access
the Take Edit Menu. From this menu,
make notes entries and view/edit the following metadata at anytime for any take:
Notes, Rename, Circle, Project, Scene,
Take, Tape (Roll), Set/Clear Copy, Delete
(sends file to the Trash), and Rename
Tracks.
Take Name Column
Displays folder destination for the next
Take to be recorded.
DRV (Drive Directory)
Press the soft RENAME (Rewind) key to
access the file/metadata rename window.
This is a sequential list of Takes recorded
by the 788T firmware revision 1.5+.
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Press the soft Drive (HDD) key to access
the Drive Directory (File Viewer).
Next Take
The n indicates the name of the next take
to be recorded. With the n take highlighted the user can make notes entry or
increment/decrement Scene and Take for
the next file to be recorded.
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X Exit
Exits to the previously viewed window.
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The following screen appears if the next (n) file is highlighted.
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Take +/-
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Appears when the next take, indicated by
the “n” is highlighted. Pressing the soft
Take +/- (Rewind) key will access the
Take increment or decrement options.
Scene +/Appears when the next take, indicated by
the “n” is highlighted. Pressing the soft
Scene +/- (Fast Forward) key will enter
the Scene increment or decrement window.
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Take -
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Appears when the Take +/- is selected.
Pressing the Take - (Rewind) key will
decrement the take number. If the take
number is decremented to match the
name of the last file recorded, the False
Take prompt will appear.
Done
Pressing the soft DONE (PLAY) key saves
the increment/decrement settings for the
next take to be recorded.
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Take +
Appears when the Take +/- is selected.
Pressing the soft Take + (Fast Forward)
key will increment the take number.
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The following screen appears if Take +/- (11) is selected.
The following screen appears if Scene +/- (12) is selected.
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Scene -
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Appears when the Scene +/- is selected in
the above window. Pressing the Scene (Rewind) key will decrement the scene.
Scene +
Appears when the Scene +/- is selected.
Pressing the soft Scene + (Fast Forward)
key will increment the scene. Scenes
will be incremented with either alpha
characters or numeric digits, depending on the setting for Setup Menu option
REC: SCENE INCREMENT MODE.
Drive Directory (File Viewer) Descriptions
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To access the Drive Directory press the soft DRV (HDD) key from within the Take List. Press the
HDD key twice from the main screen for quick access to the Drive Directory. To return to the Take
List from the Drive Directory, press the TK soft (HDD) key.
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Root Directory
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Press to quickly access the Root Directory.
From the Root Directory, navigate between media or perform drive functions
via the Drive Options Menu.
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Directory Path
Selected File
Scroll through polyphonic and monophonic files using the Rotary Switch. The
highlighted file will display file properties
and additional file information. Press play
to immediately playback the select file.
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5)
Time and Date
Display toggles between date of file
creation and time of file creation for the
highlighted file.
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File Size
Displays the size of the currently selected
file.
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Take List
Press to access the Take List.
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Additional File Information
Displays additional information of the
currently selected file. The information
displayed is determined by the state of
the File Information Toggle (6).
File Information Toggle
Press to toggle the type of information
displayed in the Additional File Information field (4). The following information is
displayed.
BEG = Beginning Time Code Stamp, LEN
= Length of File, USR = User Bits, FPS =
Frames Per Second.
Indicates the directory path for the file/
folder currently being viewed.
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File Properties
Displays channel count, bit depth, and
sampling rate of the highlighted file.
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Copy Flag Status
Displays the status of the Copy Flags.
Check marked files have Copy Flag set.
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X Exit
Exits to the main screen.
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Root Directory
The following screen appears if the Root Directory (1) is selected.
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Media Select
Highlight desired media to view or perform drive functions.
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Free Space
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Panel and LCD Descriptions
Displays the amount of free space available on the highlighted media. The time
available is dependent on user setup.
Media Size
Displays the media size for the highlighted media.
Drive Directory Options Menu
Press the soft Options (Fast Forward) key
to access the Drive Options Menu. The
following drive functions are performed
in the Drive Options Menu: Rename, Set/
Clear Copy Flags, Empty Trash and False
Takes, Erase (format).
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Input Setup and Control
The 788T has eight inputs and twelve record tracks. Inputs can be analog or digital sources. Analog
inputs 1 through 4 are on 3-pin XLR connectors; inputs 5 through 8 are on 3-pin TA3 connectors.
Digital AES3 inputs 1-8 use the DE-15 (D-Sub) connector.
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Analog and digital inputs can be used simultaneously, for a total of eight.
Input Trim and Input Faders
The Front Panel Input Gain Controls can be switched to the Off position to disable and power down
the input and to ultimately extend battery life. Disable inactive inputs by turning the Input Gain
Control to the full counter-clockwise (Off) position. The Input Gain Controls must be on to route an
input to a track and/or access the Input Settings Window.
Inputs and Outputs
The gain of an input is adjusted by two controls, its Input Trim and its Input Fader. This two-stage
control is identical the to topology of mixing consoles and provides a great deal of flexibility when
inputs are assigned to tracks. Input Trim is often thought of as a coarse gain control and Input Fader
is thought of as the fine gain control.
From the factory, the front panel Input Gain Controls adjust trim levels. When an input is sent to
a track, the input is sent at the level controlled by the Input Trim. In this factory default mode, the
Input Fader control is set at unity, cannot be controlled, and has no effect on levels.
The Setup Menu option INPUT: FRONT PANEL CONTROLS provides three options, Trim Control,
Fader Control, or Input Enables Only. This menu is not available when the CL-9 is attached. Selecting Fader Control changes the eight front panel Input Gain Controls to adjust the fader level on
an input. Trim levels are now set using the Rotary Switch from within the respective input’s Input
Settings Window. Pressing in on the Rotary Switch will toggle between Trim control and High-Pass
Filter control. When Input Enables Only is selected, the Front Panel Controls turn the inputs on and
off only and the Trim Level is controlled within the Input Settings Window.
When Input: Front Panel Controls is set to anything other than Trim Controls, panning linked inputs is
disabled.
The fader range is adjustable in the Setup Menu option INPUT: FADER RANGE between Wide, Fade
Only, and Narrow. A Wide range allows the user to attenuate the fader from negative infinity (off) to
+15 dB. Fade Only allows the user to attenuate the fader level from negative infinity (off) to 0 dB. A
narrow range allows the user to attenuate the fader level from -15 to +15 dB. Fader levels are relative to the trim level of the selected input. Fader range applies to all available faders including, Front
Panel Gain Controls (if set as Fader controls in the Setup Menu option Input: Front Panel Controls),
the CL-2 fader, the CL-8, and the CL-9 faders.
The CL-8 and CL-9 faders can be calibrated in the Setup Menu option FADER CAL. This allows the
Sound Mixer to set the 0 dB (unity gain) position of the fader. To calibrate the faders of the CL-8 or
CL-9, set all fader levels to the desired 0 dB position. Enter the Setup Menu option FADER CAL and
press the check mark.
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When the CL-9 is attached to the 788T, the trim and fader levels are adjusted only from the CL-9. The
788T Front Panel Gain Controls simply activating/deactivating inputs.
When the CL-8 is attached to the 788T and the Setup Menu option INPUT: FRONT PANEL CONTROLS
is set to Trim Controls or Fader Controls, the behavior of the front panel Input Gain Control adjusts
trim levels and the CL-8 rotary potentiometer controls the Input Fader level. When Setup Menu option INPUT: FRONT PANEL CONTROLS is set to Input Enables Only, the behavior of the front panel
Input Gain Control simply activates/deactivates the input, trim levels are adjusted in the Input Settings Window using the Rotary Encoder, and the CL-8 rotary potentiometer controls the Input Fader
level. When the CL-8 is attached, the Fader Controls option has no effect. The front panel controls
continue to act as trims and the CL-8 faders act as input fader controls.
When the CL-2 is attached and assigned to an input, the input’s fader level will be controlled by the
CL-2 only.
Input Settings Window
From the Input Settings Window, view and/or change the following settings:
Input Type
Phantom Power
High-Pass Filter
Input Gain (Trim and Fader)
Input Limiter
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Input Polarity
Input Mute
Input Routing
Mix Assist
Inputs and Outputs
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To enter the Input Settings Window, press the desired input’s Front Panel Input Selector Switch. The
Input Settings Window will latch on, this allows for one handed operation of the 788T. If momentary
action is desired, press and hold the Input Selector Switch for one second or more. To exit the Input
Settings Window press the selected Input Selector Switch again or select another Input.
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While in the Input Settings Window the selected input is displayed in the center of the screen. The
selected input will be soloed in the headphone monitor, although this can be disabled in the Setup
Menu option INPUT: PFL FUNCTION.
If the Input Selector/Solo Switch is held for 5 or more seconds “Hold” will appear on the screen
and the soloed input will remain in the headphone monitor until either another headphone monitor mode has been selected with the Rotary Switch or with the Input Selector/Solo Switch. Once the
Input Selector Switch is pressed again, the 788T will return to the previously displayed screen.
If the selected input is stereo linked, both of the inputs will be soloed in the headphone monitor.
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Input Type
Select between Mic, Line, or Digital inputs using the MENU key while in the Input Settings Window.
Input Type
Input Connectors
Gain Range (Trim only)
Mic
XLR 1-4, TA3 5-8
Off (-infinity) 0 dB to 76 dB
Line
XLR 1-4, TA3 5-8
Off (-infinity) -25 dB to 50 dB
Digital
AES3 1-8 (D-Sub 15)
Off (-infinity) -25 dB to 76 dB.
Phantom Power
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Phantom power (48 volts) can be activated individually, for each analog input on. Phantom power
can be used for both mic- and line-level inputs. Enable or disable Phantom Power in the Input Settings Window using the Tone key to select 48V (phantom power for mic level only), 48VL (phantom
power for mic- and line-level), or Off.
Using line-level inputs with microphones is useful in high SPL environments such as recording firearms
or loud concerts. Make certain to disable phantom power on inputs with attachedc line-level output devices that might be susceptible to damage from DC.
Inputs and Outputs
High-Pass Filters
High-pass filters on analog and digital inputs reduce sensitivity to low frequency signals. Pressing
the Rotary Switch will engage or disengage the High-Pass Filter. Turn the Rotary Switch to select the
cut off frequency in 10 Hz steps from 40 Hz to 320 Hz.
If the Setup Menu option INPUT: FRONT PANEL CONTROLS is set to Fader Controls, pressing the
Rotary Switch will toggle between Trim and High-Pass Filter control.
Filter slopes of 6 dB and 12 dB per octave are selectable in the Setup Menu and will apply to all inputs
where the high-pass filter have been engaged.
Input Gain
The gain display will toggle between trim and fader levels (if applicable). If the Setup Menu option INPUT: FRONT PANEL CONTROLS is set to Fader Controls or Input Enables Only, pressing the
Rotary Switch will toggle between Trim and High-Pass Filter control. When Trim is selected, turn the
Rotary Switch to adjust the trim level.
Input Limiters
Analog inputs incorporate an advanced, analog/DSP-controlled hybrid limiter to prevent input
overload. In normal operation and with proper gain settings, the limiters should rarely engage.
When activated, these limiters prevent unusually high input signal levels from clipping the analog
input stage of the preamp.
The 788T is equipped with 16 Input Limiters, a pre-fade and a post-fade limiter for each input. Limiting is applied only at the stage of the signal path where the level exceeds the set Limiter Threshold.
If the threshold is exceeded at both pre- and post-fade stages, each limiter will act independently of
one another.
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The Input Activity LEDs illuminate yellow when an input is being limited at either stage. When a
fader accessory is connected, the 788T will indicate pre-fade limiting and the fader accessory will
indicate post-fade limiting. The Input Limiters are active for both mic- and line-level inputs.
Enable or disable the Input Limiters using the soft Lim (HDD) key while in the Input Settings Window. This enables/disables both the pre- and post-fade limiters. The 788T offers several adjustments
for its peak limiter to tailor the sound to the user’s desire: Threshold; Knee; Ratio; and Recovery.
The Limiter Threshold adjusts the maximum peak level at which the limiter will engage. Sounds
louder than this threshold are attenuated. This threshold is adjustable in the Setup Menu option
INPUT: LIMITER THRESHOLD from -12 to -2 dBFS in .1 dBFS increments.
The Limiter Recovery adjusts how slowly the limiter brings its gain back up after a peak is limited. A shorter recovery follows the envelope of speech better than a longer recovery, but at
the expense of low-frequency distortion. Recovery time is adjustable in the Setup Menu option INPUT: LIMITER RECOVERY from 50 msec to 2000 msec in 10 msec increments.
Setup Menu option INPUT: LIMITER KNEE allows the user to control the ratio at which the signal is
limited and whether the limiter has a Hard- or Soft-Knee. The limiter ratio is either infinite: 1 or 20:1.
The hard knee setting leaves all program material below the threshold completely unaffected and attenuates only those peaks above the threshold. The soft knee setting attenuates the program material
slightly before the threshold (about 6 dB) for a more gradual tape-like sound.
Inputs and Outputs
Inputs can have their limiters linked or grouped according to the Input Linking settings. This is ideal
for working with stereo or surround sources. See Input Linking.
Input Limiters are disabled when set to record at high sampling rates (48048 +).
Input Polarity
Input Polarity inversion (sometimes referred as phase reverse) can be applied to both analog or digital inputs. This can be used to rectify incorrectly wired balanced cables, to prevent signal cancellation
when a source is dual-miked from opposite directions, or reverse left/right with MS microphones.
Select between Normal and Inverse polarities using the LCD Backlight key. When the Input Polarity
symbol is highlighted, the polarity is inversed.
Input Mute
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To mute an input, press the soft Mute (Fast Forward) key. When an input is muted, the Mute display will flash and the respective Input Activity Ring LED illuminates solid red. Muting an input
effectively turns the Input Gain Pot to negative infinity without having to touch the Input Gain Pot.
Muting an Input does not change the Input to Track Routing. Muted Inputs assigned to tracks that
are record enabled will record silence. This is useful when an input is not needed temporarily but the
user wishes to maintain all settings, levels, and track counts.
Input to Track Routing
The Input to Track Routing allows the user to quickly view and edit the input-to-track routing for the
selected input. The highlighted selections indicate the tracks that the input is currently routed to. In
order to record, tracks must be armed in the Track Setup Menu. For more details view the Input to Track
Routing Section.
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Analog Inputs
Analog inputs 1-4 on XLR connectors and analog inputs 5-8 on TA3 connectors, are the primary connections into the recorder. These inputs accept balanced or unbalanced mic- or line-level inputs. Gain
is controlled by the front panel Input Gain Pots.
Input Linking (Stereo or MS Decoding)
Inputs 1-8 can be grouped or linked together to ensure that gain is applied evenly across all linked
inputs. Linked inputs can also be muted and un-routed from tracks by using a single Input Trim Pot.
Input settings such as Input type, Limiter, Phantom Power, and High-Pass Filters are also linked and
will be applied across all linked inputs.
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Neighboring inputs can be linked as stereo pairs in the following sequences: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8.
When linked, the odd Input’s trim controls the signal level of linked inputs, and the even Input’s
trim controls the left-to-right balance of the stereo pair.
When linked, the Input Selector Switch will solo the linked pair in the headphone monitor. For
example if Input 1 and Input 2 are linked as a stereo pair, pushing the Input Solo Switch will change
the headphone monitor to 1,2 (Input 1 on the left-side and Input 2 on the right-side of the headphone
monitor).
Inputs and Outputs
When a CL-8 is attached or the Setup Menu option INPUT: FRONT PANEL CONTROLS is set to Fader
Controls, the odd Fader will control the post fade signal level of the linked pair and the even fader
will be disabled.
MS Linking
Mid-side (MS) matrixing is a method for processing audio signal from a cardioid microphone and a
bidirectional microphone into a stereo signal. The cardioid microphone is the “mid” signal and connects to input 1, and the bidirectional microphone is the “side” signal and connects to input 2. The
cardioid microphone is pointed at the sound source, and the bidirectional microphone is oriented
sideways (positioned with its capsule as near as possible to the cardioid microphone’s capsule). the
following diagram shows the relative polar patterns of microphones in an M/S configuration.
Mid Signal
Side Signal
When set to link as an MS pair, the inputs are decoded as MS stereo, where the gain and balance for
the pair work the same as stereo linking above. The odd input is for Mid signal and the even input is
for Side signal.
By default MS decoded signal from MS linked inputs will go to all tracks, pre- and post-fade. Changing Setup Menu option Input: MS to Pre-Fade ISO to Off, will cause signal from MS linked inputs
that is routed to any ISO tracks (A through H) pre-fade, to be discrete mid and side signal (bypassing
the MS decoder). Signal from MS linked inputs routed anywhere else will be MS decoded (including
post-fade routings to ISO tracks).
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Digital Inputs
The 788T accepts AES3 (AES/EBU) balanced and AESid unbalanced digital signals in professional
or consumer format via its DE-15 connector. The 788T will auto detect the type of digital signal and
adjust accordingly. Digital input gain is controlled via the front panel potentiometers.
To use a digital input, the Input Type switch located in an input’s Input Settings Window must be set
to Digital. Although a digital input signal contains a pair of inputs, the 788T is able to select just one
of the pair as an input, so for example, it is possible to select line or mic for Input 1 and digital for
Input 2.
When recording from a digital input, it is important to sync the 788T’s sample clock from a source
that is synchronous with the digital input signal otherwise audio quality will be degraded. See Synchronization. The simplest way to achieve this is to set the 788T to derive its sample clock from the
clock embedded within a digital signal. Go to the REC: SYNC REFERENCE Setup Menu and set the
sync source to the applicable digital input pair.
The LCD will display ‘D’ when locked to the selected digital input. If the Input Activity ring LEDs
are flashing, then a digital input is selected but no valid digital clock is being received.
AES42 Digital Microphones
Inputs and Outputs
The 788T is compatible with digital microphones conforming to the AES42 specification, such as the
Schoeps CMD-2U. By setting DIGITAL INPUT: AES42 POWER to Enabled, the 788T supplies +10V
of “digital phantom power” to each of the digital inputs. The gain of the microphone can be adjusted
with the 788T’s front panel gain control just like a normal analog microphone. The gain adjustment is
controlled in the 788T digital domain.
Never apply digital phantom to unbalanced digital inputs, as this can result in damage to the hardware.
The 788T can lock its sample clock to a single AES42 digital microphone signal. This is set from the
Setup Menu option REC: SYNC REFERENCE to the corresponding digital inputs. When the 788T is
set to use its internal clock any connected incoming AES3 or AES42 signal is sample rate converted.
Things to consider when using AES42:
• The 788T supports four AES42 pairs.
• The 788T supports AES42 Mode 1 operation, Mode 2 operation is not supported. In other
words, the 788T supports digital audio transfer via AES42. However, it does not support the
AES42 protocol for remote control, microphone identification, or status flag indicators. Mode 2
microphones will automatically operate in Mode 1 when connected to the 788T.
• When using multiple AES42 microphones set the REC: SYNC REFERENCE to Internal. This
will ensure a synchronous operation between the 788T and digital microphones.
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Input Delay
A digital delay is selectable on each input of the 788T. Delay time per input is selectable in tenths of
a millisecond (0.1 msec) steps up to 30 msec. Each input has its own designated Input Delay Setup
Menu. If an input is turned Off, its Input Delay Setup Menu is crossed out. Delay is not set until the
Rotary Switch is pressed or the Check Mark (Tone) soft key is selected.
Input delay is limited to 15 milliseconds with sampling rates above 88.2 kHz and 7.5 seconds with sampling rates above 96.096 kHz.
Input delay can be useful for time aligning input signals from differing sources. For example, digital
wireless mics that have a processing delay in their outputs. In addition, all digital conversion stages
have delay.
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Deactivate Inputs
Deactivate inputs by turning the Input Gain Pot to the full counter-clockwise (Off) position, the pot
should click off. A deactivated input is muted and un-routed from any of its designated tracks. Deactivated inputs disables associated circuitry and ultimately extends battery life. Input Activity LEDs
for each respective input will remain off when deactivated. When an input is clicked to Off the Input
Selector/Solo Switch for the respective input will also be deactivated.
Tip: Clicking on and off Input Gain Pots can be used to arm and disarm tracks. In order for a track to be
recorded, it must have at least one active input routed to it. Because of this rule, deactivating an
input will effectively disarm the associated track, given than no other active inputs routed to it. If it
is desired to record an empty or silent track without effecting audio levels the Input can be muted in
the Input Settings Window.
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Outputs – Analog and Digital
The 788T has six analog and six digital outputs. Each of these outputs is assigned an audio source
independently, enabling the 788T to feed multiple outputs with unique program. Although there are
only six outputs, it is possible to output all eight inputs individually by using the Headphone Output together with the six outputs.
Inputs and Outputs
Output Routing
The audio sources for each output bus are set in the Setup Menu option OUTPUT: ROUTING. Rotating the Rotary Switch will move the highlight box amongst the available sources. Pushing the Rotary
Switch will toggle the routing status of the highlighted item. The Menu and HDD buttons will scroll
the view up and down to access other outputs.
The chart below shows the audio sources available for each of the Output Busses. Each row in this
table represents a group of sources that is mutually exclusive from the sources represented in other
rows.
Available Output Sources
Input 1
Input 2
Input 3
Input 4
Input 5
Input 6
Input 7
Input 8
Track L
Track R
Track A
Track B
Track C
Track D
Track E
Track F
Track G
Track H
Track X1
Track X2
Tracks are assignable to each output bus.
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Inputs are assignable to each output bus.
When inputs are selected as the source for the outputs, the state of recording or
playback activity has no effect on the output signal. This allows for uninterrupted
audio at the outputs.
Headphone left or headphone right sources are assignable to each output bus. Output
mutes do not affect headphone sources. Headphone program is sent to the outputs
before the CL-9 is introduced in the signal path.
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Outputs can be set to receive Slate Mic (CL-8 or CL-9) or COM1 or COM2 (CL-9 only) announcements. See the CL-8 Slate Mic or CL-9 Communications sections for details.
Output Types
Audio signals routed to an output are sent to both the analog and digital outputs simultaneously.
For example, the audio source signal selected for Output 1 is sent to both analog output 1 and digital
output (AES) 1.
The CL-9 has an Output Mode that allows the user to solo the output in the headphone monitor and
make quick adjustments to the Output level, including Mute. See CL-9 Modes for details.
Analog Balanced Line Outputs 1-4
The analog line outputs are active-balanced line-level signals on Switchcraft-type TA3M locking connectors. The output level is a nominally 0 dBu at 20 dBFS. The line-level output can be adjusted in
the Setup Menu from -40 to 0 dB in 1 dB increments.
Analog Unbalanced Output 5-6
This is a two-channel output on a TRS 3.5 mm connector with nominal level of -10 dBV. This level
can be adjusted in the Setup Menu from -40 to 0 dB in 1 dB increments.
Inputs and Outputs
Balanced Digital AES Outputs 1-6
Balanced AES outputs 1-4 are on TA3 connectors on the right side panel. Balanced AES outputs 5-6
are on the DE-15 connector on the rear panel. See Connector Pin Assignments. These outputs are compatible with most AES3 and S/PDIF inputs.
The format for the AES3 output is selectable between professional AES and consumer SPDIF. In
either case the SCMS bit is not set. The output level of the digital outputs is not adjustable.
Output Delay
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Output audio signal can be delayed on Outputs 1 and 2 from the Setup Menu options OUTPUT 1/2: DELAY.
Delay is adjusted from 0 to 10 frames in increments of 0.1 frames. The amount of delay in mS is dependent on the selected frame rate in Setup Menu Option TIMECODE: FRAME RATE.
Output Delay is a processor-intensive feature. Sound Devices recommends using fast media, avoiding recording to more than two media, and to refrain from using MixAssist when any amount of Output Delay
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4 Routing and Mixing
Input to Track Routing
The 788T offers a great deal of routing flexibility. Any input can be routed to any track. With this
powerful routing, iso tracks and sub-mixes can be recorded simultaneously.
Input to track routing is managed from any of four screens/controls:
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•
•
•
•
•
the Input Settings Window,
the Setup Menu
the Track Setup Window, or
from an attached CL-8 (only tracks L, R, X1, and X2 can be routed from the CL-8).
from an attached CL-9
from the CL-WiFi application
Routing and Mixing
Tracks are destinations for inputs, they can be routed to outputs and/or selected for recording. See
Track Arming. The following diagram displays the available input to track routing options, the check
marks and asterisks indicate factory default settings.
Tracks
* Track is Armed for Recording
At Factory Default inputs are sent to Tracks L and R Post Fade and Tracks A -X2 Pre Fade.
L*
1

2
3
Inputs
8
B*
C*
D*
E*
F*
G
H
X1
X2





6
7
A*


4
5
R*








Pre-Fade vs. Post Fade
Inputs can be assigned to tracks either pre- or post-fade. Pre-fade tracks are fed the respective input’s
audio signal immediately following the Trim level stage of the signal path. Fader adjustments have
no effect on pre-fade Tracks.
Post-fade tracks are fed the respective input’s audio signal immediately following the Fader level
stage of the signal path. Fader levels range is adjustable and is relative to the Trim level. Fader
adjustments do affect the audio signal sent to post-fade tracks. Pre- and post-fade assignments are
applied to all inputs routed to that track.
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Without a CL-2, CL-8, or CL-9 attached and with the front panel gain controls set to Trim Controls,
fader levels are fixed at unity gain.
Routing Using the Input Settings Window
The Input to Track Routing in the Input Settings Window allows the user to quickly view and edit
the input-to-track routing for the selected input. The highlighted selections indicate the tracks that
the input is currently routed to. In order to record, tracks must be record enabled in the Track Setup
Menu.
Enter the Input Settings Window using the Input Selector Switch. The image below indicates
that Input 1 is currently assigned to Track L.
2.
To make edits to the input to track assignments press the Play key.
3.
Route or un-route the input to Track L and Track R by pressing the Rewind and Fast-Forward
keys respectively. Route or un-route the input to Tracks A-X2 using the Rotary Switch. Scroll
through the assignable tracks by turning the rotary switch. To route or un-route the input to
tracks, press in on the rotary switch.
4.
Inputs can be sent to tracks pre or post fade. To toggle between the pre- and post-fade setting,
press and hold the Rotary Switch. If the Track has a line above it is set as post-fade, if the
Track has a line below it is set as pre-fade. Pre- and post-fade assignments are applied to all
inputs routed to that track.
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The image below indicates that Input 1 is now routed to Track L post fade and
Track A pre fade. Once changes have been made, the settings will be saved in the
INPUT: TRACK ROUTING Setup Menu option under the “Edited” routing selection.
6.
To exit Input to Track Routing press the Play key.
7.
The new track assignments will be visible from the Input Settings Window.
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Routing Using the Setup Menu
Press and hold STOP then press the INPUT key to bring up the following menu. This menu can also
be accessed via the Setup Menu option INPUT: TRACK ROUTING.
Continue to hold down the Stop key then press the
INPUT key to cycle through the preset
input-to-track routing combinations. These presets are factory set and cannot be changed. The last
three preset selections are CUSTOM ROUTE options. Press the EDIT soft key to enter the custom routing menu. Custom routing allows any input to be assigned to any track. In the menu, highlighted
input and track combination are displayed in white text. The eight inputs are shown on the left; the
twelve tracks are shown on the right. Tracks can be assigned as pre or post fade, when the given
track is highlighted press the Play key to toggle between pre and post fade assignment.
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To assign custom input routings:
1.
Press the
INPUT key until INPUT TRACK ROUTING is displayed on the LCD display.
arrow indicates highlighted input is assigned
to highlighted track
select to exit menu
and apply selected
routing
selet to move up
and down menu
select to remove
input assignment
highlighted selection indicates
if the input is sent pre or post
fade to the select track
Press the EDIT soft button (
) and scroll to the appropriate input screen.
3.
Using either the Rotary Switch or the up and down arrows, navigate to the desired input-totrack combinations.
4.
When a chosen pairing is highlighted, press either the ASSIGN soft key or the Rotary Switch
to assign the combination. Assigned tracks are noted on the screen by the addition of an arrow pointing to the record track.
5.
Inputs can be assigned to tracks pre or post fade. Press the Play key to toggle between pre
and post fade routing per input. Pre- and post-fade assignments are applied to all inputs
routed to that track.
6.
Once a track is assigned, move to the next input-to-track combination desired.
7.
To remove an input-to-track combination assignment, navigate to that combination and press
the UNASSIGN (LCD Backlight) soft key or the Rotary Switch.
8.
Exit and complete the assignment by pressing the Check Mark (Tone) soft key.
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2.
The Input Routing menu will always exit to the main screen. Tracks must be armed in the Track Setup
Menu in order to record.
Routing Using The Track Setup Window
1.
Enter the Track Setup Window by pressing the INPUT
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The Track Routing View within the Track Setup Window provides a useful global overview of all
input to track routing of the 788T. From this view, route any input to any track using the Rotary
Switch. Pre- or post-fade routing is applied as it is defined in the Input Settings Window or the Setup
Menu.
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2.
Press the soft ROUTING (REWIND)
key to enter the Track Routing View.
3.
Use the Rotary Switch to navigate through the Track Routings. If a number is displayed the
corresponding input is assigned to the given track.
4.
Press in on the Rotary Switch to toggle the routing of an input to a track.
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Routing Using the CL-8
From the CL-8 the user can quickly make input to track routing changes to the Left, Right, Aux 1,
and Aux 2 Tracks. See CL-8 Controller section for more details.
Routing Using the CL-9
Routing and Mixing
From the CL-9 the user can quickly route any Input to any Track. See CL-9 Linear Fader Controller section for more details.
Mix Assist™
Mix Assist™ is a powerful feature of the 788T which can automatically attenuate the level of any
microphone which is not active, reducing the background noise level in the mix. This function is
commonly referred to as “automix”. The 788T’s MixAssist™ feature automixes post-fade signals to
the L and R tracks. Pre-fade signals are not affected by Mix Assist.
Inputs that are automixed will be “open” (unattenuated) when a person talks into the input’s microphone and “closed” (attenuated) when the person stops talking. Microphone channels open within
1 mS to ensure that no syllables are lost, and then will gate off smoothly over 500mS. This gating
action is smooth and imperceptible when switching between microphones. Mix Assist will allow several microphones to be open simultaneously if there are several talkers - Mix Assist does not limit the
number of open microphones.
Mix Assist is more sophisticated than a simple gate, and uses four different principles to automix
input signals.
Noise Adaptive Threshold
An input with Mix Assist enabled will be smoothly attenuated by 20 dB when its microphone is below the adaptive threshold. The threshold is not a static level (as with the limiter or simple gate) but
a level which changes dynamically based on the average level of the input. This prevents common
background noise (fans, crowd murmur, etc) from causing the input to open, while allowing normal
sounds to open the mic.
Number of Open Microphone Attenuation
As the number of open inputs increases, the level of each input as it is routed to the track will decrease by 3 dB per doubling of open mics. This ensures that the overall level of the track is consistent
regardless of the amount of open inputs routed to it.
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Last Mic Lock-On
When talking stops, the last input to be active will remain open. This maintains a consistent level of
natural sound and avoids a dramatic transition to silence on the track, even when no inputs are in
use.
One Mic Per Sound Source
Often a sound source (i.e. someone speaking) is captured by more than one microphone. Mix Assist actively compares signals from all inputs and when it senses the same audio on multiple inputs,
it will only open the input in which that specific program audio is loudest. Note that this does not
prevent another input from opening when unique program audio is sensed at that input.
Using Mix Assist
Routing and Mixing
Mix Assist is enabled when the Setup Menu option MIXASSIST: MODE is set to
ON (LR TRACKS ONLY) or ON (ALL TRACKS FOLLOW LR). Each input to be automixed will then
have “AUTO” highlighted in the Input Settings window. Any input can then be switched to manual
operation, forcing that input to stay on regardless of level. Press the Rewind key in the Input Settings
Window to activate or deactivate Mix Assist for that input.
When ON (LR TRACKS ONLY) is selected, Mix Assist attenuation is applied to the tracks L and R
only. This allows the user to simultaneously create both a mix-assisted mix on tracks L and R and a
manual mix on any other track set to post-fade. When ON (ALL TRACKS FOLLOW LR) is selected,
Mix Assist enabled inputs routed to post-fade tracks will be attenuated by Mix Assist.
The input activity LED ring will light bright green to indicate an automixed input that is currently
open. The input activity LED for closed inputs will be off. This input activity LED ring behavior
overrides the metering behavior of the input activity LED ring.
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Inputs that are routed post-fader to track L or R and do not have automix activated will not be automixed but will still be analyzed by Mix Assist for the purposes of Last Mic Lock-On, One Mic Per
Sound Source, and Number of Open Mics Attenuation. The input activity LED ring for these inputs
will light dim green and show metering activity.
Mix Assist is a processor-intensive feature. Mix Assist is disabled when the sampling rate is above
48.048 kHz. Recording mono files is not recommended when using Mix Assist. Output Delay is not
recommended when using Mix Assist. When a CF card is in use, UDMA is recommended.
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5 Recording and Playback
The 788T is a record-priority device. With very few exceptions (disk formatting, disk speed tests, and
file transfers), pressing the REC key at any point during operation will initiate recording.
The largest, most easily accessed control on the 788T is its REC key. The 788T will immediately
enter Record mode when the REC key is pressed. If the storage media selected is not ready to begin
recording a new file, the REC key will flash red and the LCD will display RECORD PENDING until the
recording has begun.
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When recording, the REC key, adjacent red LED, and the LCD backlight will all illuminate red to indicate that the unit is in record mode. The behavior of the LCD backlight can be adjusted with Setup
Menu option LCD: BACKLIGHT MODE.
Recording and Playback
Recording integrity is further enhanced through a process of periodic, automatic file directory and
header updates written to disk during recording. This ensures file integrity in the unlikely event of a
total loss of power.
If no tracks are armed to record, the 788T will not enter Record Mode. Make certain that at least one
record track is armed for recording.
While recording, the POWER, FAST FORWARD, REWIND, PLAY and TONE keys are disabled. See
Panel Lock to engage Panel Lock during recording. Stop recording by pressing and holding the STOP
key for at least 150 milliseconds. Although you can enter the Setup Menu during recording, menu
items that affect recording are lined out in the menu list.
During recording, subsequent presses of the REC key can perform one of three Setup-Menu-selected
actions:
• no action,
• new cue - cue markers are set within the file being written,
• new file - a new file is started with each press of the REC key, the take counter increases by one.
Pre-Record Buffer
To prevent missing record cues or up-cutting takes, the 788T has a pre-record (or pre-roll) buffer.
When active, pre-record begins recording at a set number of seconds preceding the REC key being pressed. When recording higher sampling rates (48048 +) pre-roll is limited to five seconds and
below.
Record buffering is disabled when the time code mode is set to Record Run. In External Time Code
Auto Record and External Time Code Continuous Auto Record modes, the Pre-Record Buffer is only
active from the time the 788T receives a valid time code signal. This allows the 788T to capture audio
before the set Time Code Hold Off value is reached. See Time Code Hold Off for additional information.
This prevents possible overlapping time code numbers between adjacent files.
Media Select
The 788T can record up to 12 tracks to all three available media (internal drive, CompactFlash, and
external hard drives) simultaneously at sampling rates of 48048 and below. Higher Sampling rates
are limited to eight tracks to two media only. When recording higher track counts and higher sam-
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pling rates, Sound Devices recommends using hard drives, solid state drives, and high speed UDMA
CompactFlash cards.
Media must be selected in the Setup Menu option REC: MEDIA SELECT in order for material to be
written to it. Tracks can be individually routed to CompactFlash, Internal drive, and External media.
See Track-to-Media Routing.
Failure During Recording
In the event of a storage media failure, the specific error will be indicated on the LCD and warning
bells in the headphone monitor. Possible causes of media failure include, a hard drive in severe motion which results in recording errors, a CompactFlash card filling up while recording, or an external
DVD-RAM that can’t keep up with the chosen data rate, track count, or file type. If more than one
drive is selected for recording, the remaining drives will continue recording without failure. If a media continues to be displayed as slow after the warning prompt has been cleared, press the Stop key
to clear the Slow status.
Record Timer
Recording and Playback
The 788T is equipped with a record start and stop timer. This allows a user to record a take
at a specific time from an unattended recorder. Set the start time in the Setup Menu option REC: TIMER START then set the record stop time in the Setup Menu option REC: TIMER STOP.
The 788T will boot up and start recording when the timer start time elapses.
Track Arming
The 788T only records tracks that are armed. Armed tracks are tracks that are both record enabled
and have active inputs routed to them. Track Enabling is controlled in the Track Setup Menu. To enable a track for recording perform the following steps.
Enter the Track Setup Menu by pressing the INPUT
key.
2.
Navigate through the Tracks using the Rotary Switch. The Track with the box around it is the
selected track. This is Track L in the above image.
3.
A solid * (asterisks) in front of a given track indicates that the track is armed. Flashing * (asterisks) indicate that the track is enabled for recording but an active input is not routed to it,
and the track will not be recorded. Enable/Disable select tracks by pressing in on the Rotary
Switch. The above image indicates that Tracks L, R, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H are enabled for
recording. Tracks X1 and X2 may have inputs routed to them, but are not enabled and will
not be recorded.
4.
Exit the Track Setup Menu by pressing the INPUT key.
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Track Enabling Using the CL-9
From the CL-9 the user can quickly enable any Track for recording. See CL-9 Linear Fader Controller
section for more details.
Track Status Indication
Track status is indicated by the blue Track LEDs located on the 788T front panel and by the asterisks
in the Track Setup Window. The LED and asterisks are solid when a track is ready to record (Armed).
The LED and asterisks flash to indicate that the track is record enabled but no active input is routed
to it and therefore will not record. The Track LED remains off and the asterisks disappears when the
Track is disabled.
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The flashing behavior of the Track LED’s can be disabled by setting the menu option
METER: TRACK ARM LEDS to Show Arm Status Only.
Track LED/
Asterisk
Status
Track Status
Description
Recording and Playback
Off
Track is disabled and will not be recorded.
Track has been disabled in the Track Setup Window or by
pressing the CL-9 Track Button. This is useful when using a
track as an output or monitoring bus.
Flashing
Track is enabled but will not be recorded.
Track has been enabled in the Track Setup Window or by
pressing the CL-9 Track Button but the track is not armed for
any one of the following reasons:
• No inputs are routed to the track
• Inputs routed to the track are not turned on
• Track is not routed to a media in the Track-to-Media menu.
Solid
Track is Armed, enabled and will be
recorded.
Track has been enabled in the Track Setup Window or by
pressing the CL-9 Track Button and there is one or more active inputs routed to it.
Track-to-Media Routing
From the Track-to-Media View, tracks are individually assigned to CompactFlash, Internal Drive, or
External media. This is extremely useful for those recording to a deliverable media, but only select
tracks need to be delivered. For Example, the specific application may require ten-track recordings,
two-track stereo mix and eight isolated tracks. Instead of recording ten tracks to all three media, the
user can select which tracks are written to each media. The user may opt to record all ten tracks to
internal drive, eight isolated tracks to CompactFlash, and the two-track stereo mix to DVD-RAM.
The media status on the Main Display toggles between Remaining Time and Track Count when the
given media is set to receive less than the full amount of armed tracks.
By default, all tracks are assigned to all available media. Tracks will only be written to a given media
if the media is selected in the Setup Menu option REC: MEDIA SELECT, regardless of it’s Track-toMedia routing status. See Media Select.
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To assign tracks-to-media perform the following steps.
1.
Enter the Track Setup Window by pressing the INPUT
key.
2.
Press the soft MEDIA (Fast Forward)
3.
Use the Rotary Switch to navigate through the track-to-media routing. If media is displayed
the corresponding track will be written to that media, that is, if the media has been selected in
the Setup Menu and the track is armed. In the illustration above, the external hard drive will
only write Tracks L and R.
4.
Press in on the Rotary Switch to toggle the routing status of a media.
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key to enter the Track-to-Media View.
Master Gain Levels
The master gain levels are controlled independently for the Left, Right, X1, and X2 Tracks. The Left
and Right tracks and the X1 and X2 Aux Tracks can be linked, allowing one level control for both
tracks of the pair. Levels are adjustable from -60 to +15 dB in .1 dB increments. The master gain level
is applied to the Tracks prior to recording. This allows the Sound Mixer to adjust the overall mixed
signal of all summed inputs routed to these tracks. Follow these steps to adjust the master gain level.
Press the INPUT
key to access the Track Setup Window.
2.
Press the soft Levels (Play) key to access the Master Gain Levels View.
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3.
Press the soft L/R (Rewind) or the soft AUX (Fast Forward) key to select the pair of tracks to
be adjusted. This is indicated by the box around the Left and Right Track Meters as shown
in the above image. Tracks are adjusted independently or as a linked stereo pair. To adjust
the gain of each track independently, press the Rewind or Fast Forward key respectively to
highlight the Track to be adjusted. To link the tracks as a stereo pair, press the Rewind or Fast
Forward key respectively to highlight both the L, R or the X1, X2 tracks.
4.
Turn the Rotary Switch to attenuate the master gain level in .1 dB increments. Press in on the
Rotary Switch to immediately return to unity gain (0 dB).
5.
Press the soft Tracks (Play) key to return to the Track Setup Window.
Track Limiters
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Track Limiters prevent multiple summed inputs from overloading the track prior to being recorded.
The Left, Right, X1, and X2 tracks are all equipped with their own track limiter. Track Limiter and the
Input Limiters share the same characteristics as defined in the Setup Menu.
Track Limiters are turned on by pressing the soft LIM (LCD Backlight) key in the Master Gain Levels
View. Limiters settings are applied to both tracks in the pair. Tracks are paired as Left, Right and X1,
X2.
Recording and Playback
The Track Limiters can either be linked as a stereo pair (LINKED) or can work as two independent
limiters (ON). When linked, the limiters will apply the same gain reduction equally to both tracks of
the pair. LINKED is recommended when recording stereo program, so that level changes are identical on both tracks. ON is recommended when using the tracks of the pair as two separate buses.
Track Limiter activity is displayed in the Master Gain Levels Window. Track Limiter Indicators will
appear when the Track Limiters are engaged. When Limiters are LINKED the indicators will be connected with a line. The Indicators are solid when the limiter is active. In the image below, the Left
and Right Track Limiters are LINKED and actively limiting. The Aux Track Limiters are ON and
only the X1 Track Limiter is actively limiting.
Master Gain Levels Using the CL-9
The CL-9 has dedicated physical master gain controls for the Left, Right, Aux 1, and Aux 2 Tracks.
When the CL-9 is attached the Master Level Gains can only be adjusted using these level controls.
Master Track Linking is still performed on the 788T in the Master Gain Levels Window. See CL-9
Linear Fader Controller section for more details.
Sampling Rate and Bit Depth
The 788T generates uncompressed PCM audio WAV files in the Broadcast Wave File format at the
user-selected sampling rate and bit depth. The 788T LCD displays the remaining available recording time based on the sampling rate, bit depth, number of assigned tracks, and the selected storage
media’s available capacity. See Apendix A - Record Time Calculation.
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Sampling Rate
When a sampling rate is selected for recording, all tracks are recorded at the selected sampling
rate. Sampling rates are selected among common rates from 32 kHz to 192 kHz. Additionally, nonstandard sampling rates can be applied when the 788T is word clocked from an external source
(clock sources between 32 kHz and 192 kHz). When recording off-speed sampling rates, files will be
stamped with the rate closest to the internally generated frequency.
Sampling Frequency and Audio Bandwidth
Recording and Playback
The sampling frequency is expressed in samples per second (hertz) and defines the number of times
in a second that the analog audio signal has been measured. Sampling frequency determines the
audio bandwidth, or frequency response, that can be represented by the digital signal. A quick estimate of the maximum bandwidth capable of being represented at a given sampling rate is maximum
analog frequency = sampling frequency/2. Higher sampling frequencies allow for wider audio
bandwidth.
The 788T generates the following sampling rates:
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32 kHz
44.1 kHz
47.952 kHz
47.952 kHz “F Mode”
48 kHz
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•
•
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48.048 kHz
48.048 kHz “F Mode”
88.2 kHz
96 kHz
96.096 kHz
• 96.096 kHz “F Mode”
• 176.4 kHz
• 192 kHz
See Time Code for more information about F Mode sample rates.
Considerations When Recording With High Sample Rates
Tracks
> 48.048 kHz
8 tracks total (any)
Input Limiters
Storage media
Input delay
Up to 4 tracks (Tracks C-X2 disabled)
Disabled
Recording to DVD-RAM
High speed (UDMA) CF
> 96.096 kHz
Not supported
Advised
Required
2 max
1 max
15 ms max
7.5 ms max
EQ (CL-9)
Disabled
MixAssist
Disabled
High Pass filters
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Feature
Available
Disabled
Pre-roll
5 sec. max
2 sec. max
Timecode Hold-off
4 sec. max
2 sec. max
Wave Agent Control
Available
Disabled
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Bit Depth
The 788T records at bit depths of either 16 or 24 bits. 24-bit recording provides greater dynamic
range and addition headroom for signal peaks relative to 16-bit recordings. 24-bit recording (versus
16-bit) is a significant benefit for field production audio tracks.
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Bit Depth and Dynamic Range
Recording and Playback
Bit depth defines the digital “word length” used to represent a given sample. Bit depth correlates to
the maximum dynamic range that can be represented by the digital signal. Larger bit depths accommodate more dynamic range. A quick estimate of the maximum dynamic range capable of being
represented by a given word length is dynamic range ~= no. of bits x 6 dB. Bit depth is an exponential measure (exponent of 2), so as bit depth increases, the amount of data it represents increases
exponentially. The majority of field recording is done with 16-bit audio, therefore, each sample is represented by a digital word of 2^16 (65,536) possible values. 24-bit audio has a word length of 2^24
(16.7 million) possible values per sample.
The 788T has 24-bit analog-to-digital converters. To obtain 16-bit recording the 788T can be set to
dither 24-bit digital signals to 16-bit. The 788T uses a proprietary pseudo-random dither routine
for accurate bit rate reduction. Dither can be defeated in the Bit Depth Setup Menu option. Without
dither, 24-bit audio is truncated to 16-bit, meaning the least significant 8 bits are discarded.
Once a file is recorded its sampling rate and bit depth can not be changed in the recorder. File conversion
must be done in another environment, such as an audio workstation.
Audio File Formats
The 788T records audio to the industry-standard Broadcast Wave file format, either monophonic or
polyphonic. Additionally, the 788T will also playback files in the WAV, MP2, or MP3 formats. The
788T will also read files with the .BWF extension.
.WAV
The 788T writes AES-31 Broadcast Wave formatted files. The audio files created by the 788T include
additional information (Metadata) in the file’s header, BEXT (Broadcast Audio Extension) and iXML
data chunks. See Appendix 2 – Metadata Implementation. Software that does not recognize these additional broadcast wave data chunks will simply ignore them.
File Type
The 788T has two file type options for recording, WAV mono and WAV poly. Select the file type in
the Setup Menu option REC: FILE TYPE.
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Monophonic
When WAV Mono is selected, the 788T will generate a separate audio file for each recorded track.
The mono files generated by the 788T have file names similar to T01_1.WAV and T01_2.WAV. The file
name suffixes, _1 and _2, identify the track number of the file. If a take contains 10+ mono tracks the
tracks will be suffixed with _A (10), _B (11), _C (12).
Polyphonic
When WAV Poly is selected, the 788T will generate one audio file for each take. All recorded tracks
are interleaved into this single file.
Wave Agent Beta allows for the splitting (de-interleaving) of polyphonic files and combining (merging or
interleaving) of monophonic sibling files into a single polyphonic file. See Wave Agent Beta.
Take Management
Recording and Playback
A Take is a single recording which is composed of one or more audio files.
For polyphonic wav file recordings, a take is represented by a single polyphonic file generated at the
time of recording. The single polyphonic file contains all the tracks of the take. In this case, since the
take is represented by this one file, its name is the same as the file’s name.
In the 788T, a polyphonic take/file name consists of a scene name, take number, and a file extension.
For example, for scene S01, take T01, the polyphonic file name and take name are both S01T01.wav.
For monophonic wav file recording, a take is represented by a group of monophonic files generated
at the time of recording. Each monophonic file represents an individual track of the take. In this case,
since the take is represented by several files, its take name is the same as any of the constituent files’
names except with the track number suffix is replaced by ‘_X’.
In the 788T, a monophonic file name consists of a scene name, take number, track number suffix and
a file extension. See Appendix 3 – File Naming. For example, for scene S01, take T01, comprising of 4
tracks, the monophonic file names are S01T01_1.wav, S01T01_2.wav, S01T01_3.wav, S01T01_4.wav,
and the take name is S01T01_X.wav.
S01T01_1.WAV
take
number
mono
file
designator
extension
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scene
number
Scene Name/Numbering
Scene names are selected for use from a scene name list. This list is managed in the Setup Menu option REC: SCENE NAME/NUMBER. Any number of scene name lists can be generated and these can be
made up of any number of scene names. The advantage of scene name lists is that frequently used
scene names can be compiled before production starts.
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Scene names are made with alphanumeric characters, including “_ ” and “-” and can be any length
between zero (0) and nine (9) characters. Scene numbers help to match audio with the corresponding
scene in a production. Scene names can also be used to identify other items, including roll number,
recording date, artist name or any other descriptor as required.
Scene names are user-selected in the Setup Menu and do not change until changed by the user.
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To change scene numbers:
Recording and Playback
1.
Enter the user menu and navigate to the Scene Name/Number option.
2.
Use the REWIND (<<) and FAST FORWARD (>>) soft keys to move among characters. Use
the PLAY key to delete characters. Characters are entered from left to right and deleted from
right to left.
3.
Use the Rotary Switch or the Up and Down Arrow soft keys to choose characters. Press the
Rotary Switch or press the FAST FORWARD key to save the character and move to the next
position.
4.
To save the scene name, press the soft Check Mark (TONE) key or press in on the Rotary
Switch without selecting a character. After the ninth character is entered, the scene name is
automatically saved.
If all characters are removed, no scene name will be written to files.
Scene Name Incrementing/Decrementing
Scene Names can be quickly incremented from the main screen by pressing and holding the Stop
key and then the Fast Forward key. See Front Panel Button Shortcuts. Scenes will be incremented by
either alpha characters (A,B,C...) or numeric digits (1,2,3...). This is selectable by the user in the Setup
Menu option REC: SCENE INCREMENT MODE.
To increment the Scene Name/Number from the Take List.
1.
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Press the HDD key to access the Take List.
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Scroll to the top of the Take List and highlight the next take, which is indicated by the letter n.
3.
Press the soft Scene +/- (Fast Forward) key to enter the Scene increment/decrement screen.
4.
Press the soft Scene + (Fast Forward) key to increment the scene name from WILDCAT1T02.
WAV to WILDCAT2T01.WAV.
5.
Press the soft Done (Play) key.
6.
The name of the next take will be displayed on the top line indicated by the n.
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Take Numbers
Take numbers are integers between 01 and 99,999, with or without preceding zeros, which increase by one each time a new file is recorded. Take numbers can be set with or without a take
separator, such as the character “-” or “T”. The take separator can be used to clearly identify
the take number within the file name. Take numbers are managed in the Setup Menu option
REC: TAKE NAME/NUMBER. Take numbers can be incremented and decremented in the Take List.
If the 788T detects a take/file with the same name in the destination folder, a letter suffix, starting
with “A” is added to the take/file name, before the extension.
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To change take numbers:
1.
Enter the Setup Menu and navigate to the Take Name/Number option.
2.
Use the REWIND (<<) and FAST FORWARD (>>) soft keys to move among decimal places
and to jump to the single alphanumeric take spacer character. Use the PLAY key to reset the
take number to 1. Characters are entered from left to right and deleted from right to left.
3.
The Rotary Switch or the soft keys are used to choose characters/numbers. Press the soft
Check Mark (TONE) key or press in on the Rotary Switch to save the character and move to
the next position.
From the Setup Menu the action for take resetting is controlled by the following options:
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Never – take numbers do not reset
When scene is changed – take resets when scene name is changed
When daily folder is changed – takes reset on new day
Either scene or daily– takes reset on either change
Take Number Incrementing/Decrementing
Take increments and decrements can be made in the Take List. To increment and decrement takes.
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1.
Press the HDD key to access the Take List.
2.
Scroll to the top of the Take List and highlight the next take, which is indicated by the letter n.
3.
Press the soft Take +/- (Fast Forward) key to enter the Take Increment/Decrement screen.
4.
Press the soft Take + (Fast Forward) key to increment or the Take - (Rewind) key to decrement
the take.
5.
Press the soft Done (Play) key.
6.
The name of the next take will be displayed on the top line indicated by the letter n.
7.
Exit the Take List by pressing X.
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Press and hold the STOP key to display the next incremented take’s file name.
Indicates active take
Indicates next upcoming take
False Take Control
1.
Press the STOP key to end the recording.
2.
Wait for the file to finish writing, the activity LED will turn from orange to green.
3.
Simultaneously press the STOP and REWIND keys to be prompted to delete the most recent
take.
4.
Press the soft Check Mark (TONE) key to delete the take.
Recording and Playback
To identify a take as a False Take, perform the following:
Alternatively, the last take can be identified as a False Take from within the Take List. This can be
done by decrementing the take number to match the most recent recorded take’s filename.
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Files that have been confirmed as false takes are moved to the FALSETAKES folder. When recording to internal drive, CompactFlash, and external FireWire storage devices, files determined as False
Takes will be moved to the FALSETAKES folder on each storage media that the file has been written to. This folder sits in the drive root. False Takes will remain on the drive until the FALSETAKES
folder is emptied.
Emptying the False Take Folders
Files that have been moved to the False Take folders can be permanently deleted from each media
in the Drive Options Menu by selecting EMPTY TRASH. Each drive has its own False Take folder and
they are permanently deleted independently. Once the False Take folder has been emptied, any files
it contains are permanently deleted and cannot be recovered. See Emptying the Trash for more details.
Track Naming
Each track in a file, whether monophonic or polyphonic, can be named with a unique, descriptive
track name. Descriptive track names such as ‘radio mic 1’, ‘boom 2’ or ‘John Smith’ are more helpful
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to editors than track numbers. Track names with up to 26 characters are managed in the Setup Menu
option REC: TRACK NAMES. The track names selected prior to recording are stored in the Broadcast
Wave Extension (BEXT) data as well as in the iXML data.
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When Setup Menu option CONNECTION MODE is set to C-LINK METADATA SHARING, editing the
track name on the C.Link master unit will also change the respective track name on the C.Link slave unit.
see C.Link Metadata Sharing
Metadata Implementation
Recording and Playback
788T Broadcast wave files include iXML (revision 1.5) data and bEXT chunk data. For bEXT and
iXML-aware software applications this data is available. For applications that don’t recognize bEXT
or iXML, this information is ignored. The chart below details the supported metadata parameters.
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iXML: Metadata stored in the Broadcast Wave iXML chunk
bEXT: Metadata stored in the Broadcast Wave bEXT chunk
FMT: Metadata stored in the Broadcast Wave Format chunk
 = supported; blank = not supported
Metadata
Type
Notes
Read
Write
U = Entered by User
M = Automatically Entered by the Machine
General Information
Project
iXML
U; via Folder Options menu Top-Level


Roll (Tape)
iXML, bEXT
M; uses creation date or is overridden by User 
U; via Folder Options menu Mid-Level

Scene
iXML, bEXT
U; via Scene Name menu


Take
iXML, bEXT
M or
U; via Take Name menu


Notes
iXML, bEXT
U; via HDD menu


Circle Take
iXML
U; via Take List menu


File UID
iXML
M; Unique File Identifier
File Sample Rate
iXML, FMT
U; via the Sample Rate menu
Digitizer Sample Rate
iXML
U; Actual sample rate of AD converter
Bit Depth
iXML, FMT
U; via Bit Depth menu


Channels
iXML, FMT
U; Number of channels (tracks) in the file


Frame Rate
iXML, bEXT
U; via Frame Rate menu


TC Flag (ND or NDF)
iXML, bEXT
U; via Frame Rate menu
Start Time Code
iXML, bEXT
M; Stored as a sample count since midnight




Time Code Information
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M




U-Bits
iXML, bEXT
U
Time Code Sample Rate
iXML
M

Channel Index
iXML
M; Track Number

Interleave Index
iXML
M

Track Name
iXML, bEXT
U; via Track Names menu or HDD menu
Master Speed
iXML
M

Current Speed
iXML
M

Speed Note
iXML
M

Originator
bEXT
M

Creation Date
bEXT
M




Track Information


Speed Information
Creation Time
bEXT
M
Originator Reference
bEXT
M

Software Version
bEXT
M

Recording and Playback
Originator Information
File Set Information
Family UID
iXML
M; shared by files belonging to the same take

Total Files
iXML
M; number of files representing a take

File Set Index
iXML
M

iXML
M

File History
Original File Name
Take List
The Take List contains a list of every Polyphonic or Monophonic take that has been recorded on the
788T. The name of the take is displayed on the left side of the Take List. The right side of the Take
List displays additional file information. Press the Rotary Switch to toggle the type of information
displayed. Each press will toggle between the following information.
• Scene name
• Drives that contain the file
• Folder that contains the file
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• Beginning time code stamp
• Time of file creation
• Date of file creation
The Take List is accessed via the Setup Menu option FILE: VIEW TAKE LIST or by pressing the
HDD key.
The following functions are performed within the Take List.
• Increment/Decrement Scene and Takes
• Edit metadata and rename files
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Metadata edits performed in the Take List are applied across all connected media on which the take
resides.
The File Viewer (Drive Directory) is accessed by pressing the soft DRV (HDD) key from within the Take
List or via the Setup Menu option FILE: VIEW FILES.
Refresh Take Metadata
During power up, the 788T automatically loads the metadata for the last 100 files (mono and poly)
recorded. “Building List” will be displayed if the Take List is entered while the first 100 files are
loading. Takes containing files beyond the most recent 100 files will need to be loaded manually by
pressing the soft REFRESH (Play) key.
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Take Edit Menu
From this menu, the user can perform the following edit operations while the recorder is in Standby
or Record modes:
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•
•
•
•
•
Notes *
Rename
Circle *
Project
Scene *
Take *
Tape (Roll)
• Set Copy Flag
• Clr Copy Flag
• Delete (sends file to the Trash /Postrecord only)
• Load Settings
• Rename Tracks
* When Notes, Circle, Scene, or Take are edited on a C.Link master unit with Setup Menu option
CONNECTION MODE set to C-LINK METADATA SHARING, this metadata will also be changed for the
corresponding take on the C.Link slave unit. see C.Link Metadata Sharing
Follow these steps to access the Take Edit Menu.
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Enter the Take List by pressing the HDD key.
2.
Choose any Take from the Take List.
3.
Press the soft Edit (PLAY) key to enter the Take Edit Menu.
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Post-record metadata editing can also be performed with Sound Devices Wave Agent Beta. See Wave
Agent Beta for more details.
Notes
Notes can be added to a Take to describe its contents. BEXT and iXML support notes fields. To add
notes to a Take:
Enter the Take List by pressing the
2.
Highlight the desired file.
3.
Press the soft EDIT (Play) key to access the Take Edit Menu.
4.
Select Notes
5.
Enter text in the Notes field using the Rotary Switch or a USB Keyboard.
6.
Press the soft Check Mark (TONE) key or simultaneously press the CTRL and Enter keys
from a USB Keyboard to save Notes. Pressing the soft X (LCD BACKLIGHT) key or Esc on a
USB Keyboard will cancel the Notes entry.
Recording and Playback
HDD key.
1.
Renaming Takes
Takes can be renamed in the Take Edit Menu during and after recording. Renaming a take renames
its associated files and updates their embedded metadata. Edits made to the Take name are applied
across all media and associated mono files. The new name can be up to 26 characters in length including the .WAV extension.
Duplicate Takes
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In the event of a duplicate take name, the 788T will detect that a file with the same name already
exists and will ask if a duplicate file should be created. If the user selects to do so, the resulting file
name will be pre-fixed with a +. If this occurs for more than two files, an additional + will be added
respectively for every file altered.
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Circle Take
Take names can be altered to include the “@” symbol preceding the file name. This can be used to
highlight a take as a “Circled Take”. Circled Takes are often used to identify good takes for transferring. Circle Take information is also embedded within the BEXT and IXML data chunks.
To Circle or uncircle a take, perform the following steps:
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1.
Press the STOP key to end the recording.
2.
Press the HDD key to enter the Take List.
3.
Scroll among files to highlight the file as a Circled Take.
4.
Press the soft EDIT (PLAY) key to enter the Take Edit Menu.
5.
Highlight and select the Circle option from the list. This will toggle the Circle indication on
and off.
Project
Recording and Playback
Edits can be made to the Project field during and after recording. The Project field by default is the
name of the Top-Level folder defined in the Setup Menu option FILE: FOLDER OPTIONS. Project
metadata is embedded within the BEXT and IXML data chunks.
Scene
Scene name edits can be made during and after recording. Any changes to the Scene name are applied to both the file name and the Scene tag in the iXML and bEXT chuncks.
Take
Take number edits can be made during and after recording. Any changes to the Take are applied to
both the file name and the Take tag in the iXML and bEXT chunks.
Tape (Roll)
Edits can be made to the Tape (Roll) iXML tag during and after recording. The Tape (Roll)
field by default is the name of the Mid-Level folder defined in the Setup Menu option
FILE: FOLDER OPTIONS. Tape (Roll) metadata is embedded within the BEXT and IXML data
chunks.
Set and Clear Copy Flags
Copy Flags are useful for selecting various takes to be copied from one media to another. By
default, Takes recorded by the 788T have their Copy Flag set to On. If the Setup Menu option
FILE: COPY FLAG RESET is enabled the Copy Flags will automatically clear after the file has been
copied from one media to another. See File Copying Among Available Media.
Deleting Takes
Takes and their associated files are now deleted from the Take List Edit Menu. Deleted files are sent
to the respective media’s Trash Folder. The Trash Folder is emptied via the Drive Directory Options
Menu.
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1.
Enter the Take List by pressing the HDD key.
2.
Highlight the file that you wish to delete.
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Press the soft Edit (Play) key to access the Edit Menu.
4.
Highlight and select the Delete option.
5.
The Confirm Take Delete window appears. Select which drives the file should be deleted
from using the soft CF, HDD, and EXT (Rewind, Play, and Fast Forward) keys. The take will
be deleted from any drive that is highlighted.
6.
For example, if the file WILDCAT2T01.WAV is to only be sent to the EXT drive Trash Folder,
press the soft CF and HDD (Rewind and Play) keys to deselect the drives.
7.
Press the soft Check Mark (Tone) key to send the take to the Trash Folder.
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Load Settings
User Settings can be recalled from any take recorded by the 788T post firmware revision post 2.18.
See Saving and Recalling User Settings
Renaming Tracks
Track names can be renamed during and after recording via the Take List. To rename a track:
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1.
Enter the Take List by pressing the
HDD key.
2.
Highlight the desired take to be edited.
3.
Press the soft EDIT (PLAY) key to access the Take Edit Menu.
4.
Highlight and select the track that is to be renamed.
5.
Rename the track and press the soft Check Mark (TONE) key to save the new track name.
Wave Agent Metadata Entry and Editing
Recording and Playback
Sound Devices Wave Agent Control Mode allows a Sound Devices 788T or 788T-SSD to be connected
to Wave Agent over USB. When connected, Wave Agent can be used to enter or edit various metadata fields for the previous, current, and upcoming takes. See Wave Agent Control for details.
CL-WiFi Metering and Display
With a CL-WIFI accessory connected to the C. Link in jack, an ad-hoc wireless connection can be established between the 788T and any Apple iOS device. The CL-WiFi application running on the iOS
devices can be used to enter or edit various metadata fields for the previous, current, and upcoming
takes. See CL-WIFI for details.
CSV Sound Reports
The 788T can generate sound reports as a comma separated values (CSV) file. CSV files can be
opened and edited by common text editors and spreadsheet applications such as Microsoft Excel,
OpenOffice Calc, Apple Numbers, Google Docs.
Sound Report Setup
A sound report consists of two sections: A Take List section which provides information for each
take in the folder the sound report was generated in, and an Overview section that contains ancillary
information to the Take List section. The Overview section is first, followed by the Take List section.
Overview Section
The table below lists the rows that make up the Overview section.
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Description
Default
Project:
The name of the project.
<NONE>
Producer:
The name of the producer.
<NONE>
Director:
The name of the director.
<NONE>
Job:
The title of the job.
<NONE>
Date:
The date. The <System Date> option will insert the current system
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Description
Default
Location:
The location.
<NONE>
Sound Mixer:
Your name.
<NONE>
Phone:
Your phone number. Limited to numbers and symbols.
<NONE>
Email:
Your email address.
<NONE>
Client:
Client’s name.
<NONE>
Boom Op:
Boom operator’s name.
<NONE>
Prod.Co:
The name of the production company.
<NONE>
Prod.Co. Tel:
Production company telephone number. Limited to numbers and
symbols.
<NONE>
Mics:
Notes about mics used.
<NONE>
Comments:
Miscellaneous comments.
<NONE>
Roll:
The roll / daily identifier.
<NONE>
Media:
Media type
<NONE>
File Type:
File type. Options are <Current Selection> (WAV Poly or WAV Mono)
or <None>
<CURRENT SELECTION>
Sample Rate:
Sample rate of recorded audio. Options are <Current Selection> (At
time of report generation) or <None>
<CURRENT SELECTION>
Frame Rate:
Timecode frame rate. Options are <Current Selection> (At time of
report generation) or <None>
<CURRENT SELECTION>
Bit Depth:
Bit depth of recorded audio. Options are <Current Selection> (At time
of report generation) or <None>
<CURRENT SELECTION>
Tone Level:
The amplitude of the 788T’s tone generator. Options are <Current
Selection> (At time of report generation) or <None>
<CURRENT SELECTION>
Recording and Playback
Row
Information in the Overview section is managed in the Setup Menu option FILE: SOUND REPORT.
The 788T derives information for the overview section from these settings at the time the sound
report is generated.
Take List Section
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File Name
Scene
Take
Length
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The following fields make up the Take List section. Each row of this section corresponds to a take,
and each field corresponds directly to the metadata of that take (BEXT and iXML).
• Start TC
• T1 to T12 (12 fields)
• Notes
Generating Sound Reports
A sound report can be generated for all the files in any folder on the 788T. There are two methods
for creating a sound report. Each method will create a CSV file named SOUND_REPORT.CSV in the
target folder.
To generate a sound report in the current recording folder on all media, simultaneously press the
STOP and MENU buttons. A message will appear indicating that the reports are being created, fol-
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lowed by a message indicating that the reports were created successfully. Push the TONE button to
accept this.
Using the STOP + MENU shortcut to create a sound report on each media will create a report that
derives information from the primary media depending on what is selecting in REC: MEDIA SELECT.
This method might not be preferred if different tracks are routed to different media with Track-to-Media
routing.
It is also possible to generate a single sound report in a single folder.
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Recording and Playback
1.
Press the HDD key to access the Take List.
2.
Press the soft DRV (HDD) key to access the Drive Directory.
3.
Use the Rotary Switch to highlight the desired folder.
4.
Press the soft Options (Fast Forward) key to access the Drive Directory Options Menu.
5.
Select the Create CSV option from the list. A message will appear indicating that the reports
are being created, followed by a message indicating that the reports were created successfully. Push the TONE button to accept this.
Sound Report Best Practices
Since sound reports on the 788T are generated per folder, file organization settings should be configured so that a folder corresponds logically to each sound report. See Folder Actions. For example: In a
project where files are handed in on a daily basis it would be beneficial to set the Mid-Level folder to
something that changes daily (like <DAILY>), and the Bottom-Level folder to <NONE>.
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Playback
The 788T has high-resolution playback circuitry and is appropriate for any reference audio application. Any file recorded by the 788T can be played back. In addition, MP2, MP3, and WAV files can be
copied to the storage media from a computer can be played back. This is useful when using the 788T
as a high-resolution playback device. In Playback mode, the LCD backlight will illuminate green by
factory default, this can be defeated in the Setup Menu option LCD: BACKLIGHT MODE.
The 788T plays back the last recorded audio file unless another file is selected. There are two ways to
select another file for playback. To select another file in the current record directory, from stop mode,
push either the FastForward or reverse key to put the 788T into play-stop mode. The filename display will begin flashing and the FAST FORWARD and REWIND keys are used to step through files
available in the current record directory. To select a file in an alternate directory, press the HDD key
to enter the media directories. Navigate to the appropriate directory. Select the file that is desired for
play back with the Rotary Switch and press the PLAY key.
Recording and Playback
The current playback media is indicated by the highlighted (white type on black background) media
descriptor on the left hand side of the main LCD display. Regardless of the directory selected for
playback, when the REC key is pressed, the 788T will revert to the directory determined by the
REC: MEDIA SELECT and FILE: FOLDER OPTIONS Setup Menu settings.
AutoPlay
The 788T can be set to play back all valid audio files in a directory. Files will play back in
their order in the directory. Varios autoplay options can be set in the Setup Menu option
PLAY: AUTOPLAY MODE:
Disabled – auto playback is Off
Play all – all files in the directory will play, then stop when all files have been played
Repeat one – the selected file will play back continuously until stopped by the user
Repeat all – all files in the directory will play in succession, then repeat until the Stop key is
pressed.
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6 Synchronization and Timecode
Synchronization
A stable sample clock source is essential for high quality digital audio. Setups involving multiple
digital recording/playback devices often require that all devices are locked to a common clock reference to ensure they are synchronous, i.e. run at the same speed and in phase with one another.
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The 788T can act as either a clock master, where it is the provider of word clock, or as clock slave,
where it locks its internal word clock to a received external master reference clock. Incorrect word
clock settings can result in poor audio quality, sample clock timing errors, and time code drift.
Synchronization and Timecode
The 788T uses a rock-stable word clock and PLL circuitry to generate its internal clock frequency.
The 788T only uses its own word clock during playback, ignoring AES clock and video sync during
playback.
Clock Master
The 788T provides a master clock reference via its WORD OUT BNC connector or from any of its balanced digital AES3 outputs. The difference between Word Out and AES is defined below.
Word Out
Word clock is purely a signal for sync purposes and contains no audio information. It is a square
wave signal with a frequency equal to the 788T’s internal sample rate. The 788T word clock output is
always active. Connect the 788T’s WORD OUT to the slave device’s WORD INPUT.
AES Digital Outputs
AES digital outputs provide both PCM audio data and word clock within the same stream. A compatible slave device can derive its reference clock from this stream at the same time as receiving the
digital audio. This is ideal for recording the digital outputs of the 788T to a slave device with AES/
AES3id inputs. No additional Word Clock connection is required.
Clock Slave
The 788T can accept external clock sources as its word clock reference. The 788T accepts word clock,
AES clock, and various video sync formats for clock. Audio devices often output word clock or AES
digital audio. Cameras and video decks often provide video sync (video black) which can be used
for word clock.
When the 788T is slaved to an external clock source, be certain that the signal is stable. Loss of sync
signal during recording can cause the 788T to revert back to its internal set sampling frequency causing audio glitches and/or sync issues later in post.
The 788T’s sync reference is selected in the Rec: Sync Reference Setup Menu. The options for sync
sources are:
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Word Clock
Video Sync
Digital Inputs 1-2
Digital Inputs 3-4
• Digital Inputs 5-6
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Internal
The 788T generates its own clock at the set rate and disregards all external clocks connected. When
set to Internal, the Sample Rate Converters are activated for all incoming AES signals.
Sample Rate Converters
The 788T has high-quality, hardware sample rate converters (SRCs) on each of its AES/EBU digital
inputs. The SRCs apply to AES signals when the Setup Menu option REC: SYNC REFERENCE is set
to Internal. The 788T’s digital inputs accept AES signals with sampling rates from 32 kHz to 192
kHz. With the sample rate converters active, each digital input can be connected with signals of any
sample rate without having to word clock all of the devices together.
The SRCs are only active when needed; when not needed they are deactivated. To use digital inputs
without the SRCs active, set the REC: SYNC REFERENCE Word Clock Input, Video Input, or to an
AES input pair.
Word Clock Input
Synchronization and Timecode
When the 788T is set to receive external word clock, the 788T locks to a valid clock signal connected
to the Sync Input connector. If a valid word clock is detected, ‘W’ is displayed in the LCD. If no valid
word clock is detected, the input activity LED rings will flash yellow and the Lock indicator, ‘W’
does not appear.
Video Sync
The 788T can lock to valid video sync sources, including composite NTSC, PAL and Tri-level connected to the Sync Input connector. If valid video sync is detected, ‘V’ is displayed in the LCD. If no
valid video sync is detected, the input activity LED rings will flash yellow and the Lock indicator, ‘V’
does not appear.
Digital Inputs 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
The 788T can be set to derive word clock from valid digital input pairs even if the equivalent numbered analog input pair has been selected for recording. For example, sync reference is set to digital
input 1-2 and inputs 1 and 2 are both set to MIC. If a valid digital input sync source is detected, ‘D’
is displayed in the LCD. If a valid digital input is not detected, the Input Activity Ring LED associated with the selected digital input sync source will flash yellow and the Lock indicator, ‘D’ will not
appear.
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If digital audio is connected to the 788T from more than one digital source, you must lock these
sources together to a common reference, otherwise differences between the sources’ clocks will cause
unpredictable results. Sample rate conversion is not active for digital inputs unless the sync source is
set to Internal.
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Notes regarding Word Clock Input and Digital Input clock references
1. Loss of clock reference: When using external clock and the clock source is removed, the portion of
the file recorded after the loss of the clock source may not play back at the proper speed. For file integrity,
it is recommended that you set the 788T to the same sample frequency as the external clock source. Loss of
the clock signal in this case will likely cause a short glitch in the file as the internal generator takes over,
but the file may still be usable since it will play back at nominally the correct speed.
2. The 788T LCD main display screen shows the sample clock rate of the incoming word clock or digital
input reference when locked (‘D’ or ‘W’ indicators are ON).
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3. If multiple Digital Inputs are used, it is best practice to set the sync source to Internal. This will
activate the hardware Sample Rate Converters on the 788T Digital Inputs and ensure that all inputs are
synchronized.
Synchronization and Timecode
Time Code
The 788T holds accurate time code for up six hours between battery changes using its internal, Li-Ion
time code battery. After six hours without power, the 788T reverts to a slightly less-precise time-ofday crystal to maintain the date/time of the unit. This time code battery is charged from internal or
external power whenever the 788T is powered up.
If the time-of-day clock is reset during the production day or if the time code mode is changed from
24 hour run to another mode and back, the time code value will change. You must re-jam all time
code devices to ensure proper synchronization.
File-based recorders place a single time code stamp in the BEXT and iXML chunks of an AES31
(Broadcast WAV) file. The 788T generates SMPTE time code from this number and extrapolates it
based on the time code frame rate for playback.
Files recorded on the 788T will always begin and end on a 0 frame. Pre- or post-roll (respectively)
will be applied automatically to accomplish this. Time code stamps will be adjusted accordingly. This
simplifies synchronization in post-production.
Frame Rate
A single time code frame rate is selected in the Setup Menu option TIMECODE: FRAME RATE.
Sound Devices strongly recommends that the appropriate frame rate be confirmed with Post Production
prior to the start of production.
The 788T supports all of the common production time code frame rates, including:
• 23.976 – This frame rate is most often used in productions shooting high definition video.
Counts 0.1% slower than real time.
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• 24 – Frame rate of standard film. Sometimes, it is also used in high-definition video production
when the video files go through a telecine process.
• 25 – The frame rate of PAL video. Most often used in video and film production in Europe and
other PAL-based environments.
• 29.97 – The frame rate of NTSC color video. Most often used in the USA and other NTSC based
nations. Counts 0.1% slower than real time.
• 29.97DF – The frame rate of NTSC video modified to match real time. Drop frame time code
is primarily used in the NTSC broadcast industry where it is often required that the time code
of finished program material reflects actual real time duration. Drop frame is not common for
production time code.
• 30 – Originally, the standard frame rate for American black and white television. Today, it is
most often used to sync sound to film where transfer to NTSC video is expected.
• 30DF – This is a rarely used non-standard frame rate. Do not use unless specifically requested
by production.
• 30+ – This setting is specific to Sound Devices recorders. Records at 48.048 sampling rate at 30
frames per second but stamps the file at 48 kHz, 30 frames per second.
Synchronization and Timecode
Sound Devices Wave Agent Beta for Mac OS and Windows computers allows users to change the Frame
Per Second Stamp of any file. This is useful when the wrong Frame Rate was selected at the time of recording. See Wave Agent Beta for more details.
F Sampling Rate Modes
48.048k and 48.048kF
The 48.048kF mode (F stands for fake, faux, Fostex—take your pick) is a specific compatibility mode
for use with the Fostex DV40 software (1.74 and previous), Avid, Final Cut Pro, and other post-production environments that do not recognize audio files written at 48.048 kHz. In this mode files are
recorded at a 48.048 kHz sampling rate but are stamped at 48 kHz. When played, they will play back
0.1% slower than real time.
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One use for the 48.048kF mode is to force a 0.1% speed reduction (pull down) of audio to match
MOS-telecined film (24 fps-to-NTSC) in non-linear edit systems, such as Avid or Final Cut Pro. Since
the file is stamped as a 48 kHz file, the edit system will play it back at 48 kHz and not at 48.048 kHz.
This “audio pull down” will match the transferred picture without the need for an intermediate step
through other software to create the pull down.
The time code frame rate (actual recording rate) is forced to 30 ND in 48.048kF mode. The LCD display will show 30 ND during recording. No other frame rate is available in 48.048kF mode.
the file is recorded at 48.048 k, 30 ND
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The audio file, however, is stamped with a 29.97 ND frame rate, along the 48 kHz sampling rate. It
will appear as if the file was originally recorded at a 48 kHz sampling rate at a TC rate of 29.97 ND.
on playback, file appears at 48 k, 29.97 ND
Fostex DV40
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When using files recorded in the 48.048kF mode in with a DV40 with early software, set the DV40
time code frame rate to 29.97ND. Time code stamps will properly match the original time code start
times.
47.952k and 47.952kF
Synchronization and Timecode
Both 47.952 and 47.952kF settings use a record sampling rate of 47.952 kHz, 0.1% lower than 48 kHz.
The 47.952kF mode, however, identifies the file as being recorded at 48 kHz. Additionally there are
two frame rate options in 47.952kF mode. The time code frame rate can be set to 23.97 while the file
is identified as 24ND or it can be set to 29.97ND while the file is identified as 30ND. By default, when
47.952kF mode is selected the frame rate is changed to 29.97ND and identified as 30ND unless the
Frame Rate was already set to 23.97 in which case it will remain at 23.97.
96.096k and 96.096kF
Both 96.096 and 96.096kF settings use a record sampling rate of 96.096 kHz, 0.1% higher than 96 kHz.
The 96.096F mode is a rarely used workflow and should only be selected if specifically requested by
production. It is essentially the high sampling rate version of 48048F mode. The takes are recorded at
96.096 kHz but are stamped at 96 kHz. Additionally, in 96.096F mode, the time code rate is restricted
to 30ND, while the file is identified as 29.97ND. It is important to note that most productions will not
accept files at 96 kHz rates.
Time Code Modes
The 788T includes the following time code modes:
Off
The time code generator is disabled. The front panel time code display is blank.
Free Run:
The internal time code generator runs continuously without regard to the Record mode. Any time
code value can be used as the start value by “jamming value” in the jam menu.
Record Run
The time code generator runs only when the 788T is recording. Time code in this mode defaults to
00:00:00:00 at power-up. When switching to Record Run from another mode, the internal generator
will stop at the last number generated. A user-defined value can be jammed into the internal generator from the jam menu.
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Free Run Jam Once
The onboard time code generator will re-jam from external time code whenever a valid, running
time code signal is connected to the TC input. Similar to Free Run mode, the generator runs continuously without regard to Record mode. For a jam to occur, the time code signal must be disconnected
and re-connected to the time code input. Free Run Jam Once is useful when using the recorder as a
slave, although one of the External TC modes may be more appropriate for slaved operation.
24 Hour Run
Identical to Free Run with the exception that the generator will automatically jam itself from the
time-of-day clock on power-up. The generator will also re-jam if the time-of-day clock is reset. Once
jammed, the generator will run continuously from the time code clock, not the time-of-day clock.
Ext TC
Synchronization and Timecode
The internal time code generator follows an external time code signal appearing at the time code
input. In all of the external time code modes, the time code value set on the 788T appears as the
recorded file’s time code rate value.
Ext TC/cont
The internal time code generator follows an external time code signal appearing at the time code input. If the external time code is removed, the internal generator continues to run to preserve continuous time code. Useful for time code transmission over RF where RF “hits” may interrupt time code.
Ext TC-Auto Record
The internal time code generator follows the external time code signal appearing at the time code
input. When external code advances, the 788T enters Record mode automatically. When the external
code is stationary, the 788T generator pauses and recording is stopped. This is appropriate when
dual-system sound is used with video cameras set for Rec Run time code. The video camera will
function as master time code and the recorder “transport” will follow the video camera transport.
Ext TC/cont-Auto Record
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The internal time code generator follows the external time code signal appearing at the time code
input. When external code advances, the 788T enters Record mode automatically. When the external
code is stationary, the 788T generator pauses and recording is stopped. If the external time code is
removed the internal generator continues to run to preserve continuous time code. Useful for time
code transmission over RF where RF “hits” may interrupt time code. This is appropriate when dualsystem sound is used with video cameras set for Rec Run time code. The video camera will function
as master time code and the recorder will follow.
Free Run - Auto Output Mute
Like Free Run mode, the internal time code generator runs continuously without regard to the Record mode. However, time code signal is only output during record and playback. Time code signal
is muted while transport is stopped. Although time code signal is muted while transport is stopped,
the time code generator is not stopped. When recording is started again, time code will reflect the
amount of time elapsed since the last recording was stopped.
Since time code is muted when transport is stopped, Free Run - Auto Output Mute mode will not trigger
recording of Sound Devices products that are set to an external auto-record / continuous mode. The 552
and PIX 240 external auto-record modes are always continuous.
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Time Code Hold Off
Time Code Hold Off is designed to eliminate unintentional takes from occurring by specifying an
amount of time to wait (“hold off”) before beginning to record when using an external auto-record
time code mode. The value of Time Code Hold Off needed is dependent on the start and stop sequence of the master time code source.
To use the Time Code Hold Off feature:
Access the Setup Menu option TIMECODE: HOLD OFF.
2.
Set a value between 0 and 8 seconds in .1 second increments using the soft Up and Down Arrow (Menu and HDD) keys or the Rotary Switch. 2.0 Seconds is the factory default.
3.
Save the selected value by pressing the soft Check Mark (Tone) key or by pressing in on the
Rotary Switch.
4.
Exit the Setup Menu by pressing the soft X (Brightness) key or the Stop key.
5.
Begin rolling time code from the master time code source.
6.
The 788T recorder will display the Record Pending message immediately after detecting a
time code signal.
7.
When the selected Hold Off value has elapsed, the 788T will begin recording.
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Things to consider when using Time Code Hold Off:
• This feature only applies to Ext TC - Auto Record and Ext TC/Cont - Auto Record modes.
• If Pre-Roll is set, it will be applied. Pre-Roll will only capture audio from the initial detection of
a time code signal. If no Pre-Roll is selected, the file will begin after the Hold Off time expires.
It is best practice to set Pre-Roll, in the Setup Menu option REC: PRE-ROLL TIME, to a value
greater than the selected Hold Off value. This ensures that audio is captured from the moment
a time code signal is detected and unintentional files triggered by short bursts of time code are
not generated.
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Jam Menu
external time code/u-bit value received by 788T
press to jam
menu
selection
current 788T time code/u-bit value
Time code setup is managed in the Setup Menu option TIME CODE: JAM MENU. To quickly enter the
Jam Menu simultaneously press the HDD
key and the MENU
key. In this menu, the top of
the display shows the value of signal present on the time code input and the bottom of the display
shows the currently set time code value. In addition, the 788T displays the frame rate of the incoming time code and the current frame rate setting of the 788T.
Synchronization and Timecode
Jam RX TC
When the JAM RX TC menu item is highlighted in the jam menu, the external time code, user bits,
and frame rate are shown at the top of the LCD screen; the 788T internal generator, user bits, and
frame rate are shown at the bottom of the screen. To jam the 788T from an external value, press the
JAM soft key (TONE key) or the Rotary Switch. The screen will display JAMMING. Once the 788T is
jammed to the external time code, the external and internal numbers will match and run in sync.
no valid time code is received
If the 788T does not receive valid time code from the sending source the jam menu displays lines in
place of numbers.
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Identical to the Ambient Recording series of time code products, the 788T time code generator can “cross
jam” differing frame rates. The 788T will cross jam time code at the top of the second for phase-accurate
(the 00 frames will match) time code at the set frame rate.
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Jam Zeros
This menu selection resets the internal generator to zero.
Edit Value / Jam Value
The EDIT VALUE selection allows the user to set any valid time code value
(00:00:00:00–23:59:59:29) and the JAM VALUE selection jams the internal generator to that value.
The initial screen of the EDIT VALUE selection shows the currently set value as well as the current
time code setting of the 788T. Press the Rotary Switch or the enter key (tone key) to beginning editing the hour value. Once the hour is set, press the Rotary Switch to continue editing the rest of the
values. Use the JAM VALUE selection to jam the internal time code generator to this saved value.
User Bits
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The 788T has seven user-selectable user bit modes. Time code user bits are a portion of the time code
data which can be set to a custom value. Commonly, user bits carry information such as the date,
take, sound roll, or camera roll number.
Synchronization and Timecode
The 788T can automatically fill all - or a portion of - the user bit value automatically. To select the
format used for automatic user bit values, select Setup Menu option TIMECODE: USER BITS.
User-editable portions of the user bits are edited from the EDIT U-BIT selection in the jam menu. If
there are no user-editable portions of the selected user bit mode, “NO USER EDITS“ will appear in the
screen.
NTSC Standard Def Video Production
NTSC video uses a frame rate of 29.97 frames per second. Thit leaves 108 frames per hour unaccounted. To keep 29.97 time code in sync with “clock” time, the concept of “drop frame” was devised: Two frames are dropped at the beginning of each minute that is not divisible by 10 (54 x 2 =
108).
To sync the 788T time code to a video camera, first determine if the camera is in drop or non-drop
frame mode. If unsure about what setting to use, check with post-production.
1.
Set the 788T to either 29.97DF or 29.97 respectively. Video for NTSC broadcast is generally dropframe. Whether at drop or non-drop rates, all time code devices must be set to the same rate.
2.
Jam the camera using a LEMO-5 to BNC (or XLR, depending on what connector the camera
uses) adapter cable connected to the time code input on the video camera.
3.
Set the camera to free run time code. The 788T time code should appear in the time code
display on the camera.
4.
Disconnect the time code cable.
The camera and recorder time code should now be running in sync. Check after roughly 5 minutes to
be certain synchronization is maintained.
Most video cameras will not maintain stable time code when shut down. Re-jam time code if the camer
has been powered down since the last time time code was jammed.
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7 Monitoring and Metering
Headphone Output
The 788T headphone output is a flexible tool for monitoring audio in the field. The 788T allows the
user to monitor inputs and tracks in a wide range of combinations. MS stereo and B-format surround
decoding are also available as headphone monitoring options.
The headphone output is independent of the Output Buses and audio sources can be routed to headphones independent of routing assignments to output buses. The headphone output source is sent to
both the 1/4-inch and the 3.5mm TRS jacks.
Monitoring and Metering
The 788T is capable of driving headphones to extremely high sound pressure levels. Hearing experts
advise against exposure to high sound pressure levels for extended periods.
Selecting Headphone Sources
The headphone source is displayed on the main LCD screen (
). The 788T comes from the
factory with several preset headphone audio source combinations selected by the Rotary Switch.
These selections include inputs and tracks. Turn the Rotary Switch to select among the available
headphone monitoring sources.
Setting Headphone Source Options
The user can define which headphone routings will be available when turning the Rotary Switch.
Headphone monitoring sources can be set from various preset combinations of inputs and tracks,
including stereo MS decoding, and SoundField B-Format surround decoding. The order of monitor
sources is also user selectable.
1.
Enter the HP: MONITOR MODES Setup Menu option. Once you enter the Monitor Modes menu
you will immediately be in slot-1.
2.
Turn the Rotary Switch to select the source you wish to appear first in your Headphone monitor list.
3.
Once the chosen source appears, press the Rotary Switch or the soft key ENTER (Tone) key to
move to the next slot.
4.
Continue down the list to select the source for each slot in the list.
5.
Once all sources have been chosen, select DONE and press ENTER. This will exit the headphone monitor mode setup. You can exit the selection process by pressing the Stop key or
cancel (LCD Backlight) key at any time.
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To set the available headphone source options:
If you press (done) in the first headphone slot, the 788T will select a single option (Tracks L, R) for headphone monitoring. The other factory presets will be erased.
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Available audio sources for headphone monitoring include:
HP Sources
Description
Inputs 5,6
Inputs 7,8
Tracks L,R
Tracks A,B
Tracks C,D
Tracks E,F
Tracks G,H
Tracks X1,X2
Stereo monitoring of track pairs. Tracks L, A, C, E are assigned to left
headphone output; tracks R, B, D, and F are assigned to right headphone output. During playback, will play as track monitor.
Input 1
Input 2
Input 3
Input 4
Input 5
Input 6
Input 7
Input 8
Solo monitoring of selected input. This signal is sent to both sides of
the headphones.
Track L,
Track R
Track A
Track B
Track C
Track D
Track E
Track F
Track G
Track H
Track X1
Track X2
Solo monitoring of selected track. This signal is sent to both sides of
the headphones. During playback, will play as track monitor.
Inputs 1,2 (MS)
Inputs 3,4 (MS)
Inputs 5,6 (MS)
Inputs 7,8 (MS)
Stereo monitoring of discrete M (mid) and S (side) input pairs. Highlighted media is source of monitor program.
Tracks L,R (MS)
Tracks A,B (MS)
Tracks C,D (MS)
Tracks E,F (MS)
Tracks G,H (MS)
Tracks X1,X2 (MS)
Stereo monitoring of discrete M (mid) and S (side) track pairs.
Highlighted media is source of monitor program. During playback will
function as MS track monitor.
Inputs 1-4
Inputs 1-6
Inputs 1-8
Combinations of summed inputs appear in each ear.
Tracks LA, RB
Tracks LAC, RBD
Tracks LACE, RBDF
Tracks LACEG, RBDFH
Tracks LACEGX1, RBDFHX2
Tracks LRAB
Tracks LRABCD
Tracks LRABCDEF
Tracks LRABCDEFGH
Tracks LRABCDEFGHX1X2
Tracks LR
Tracks LRA
Tracks LRB
Tracks LRC
Tracks LRD
Tracks LRE
Tracks LRF
Tracks LRG
Tracks LRH
Tracks LRX1
Tracks LRX2
Combinations of summed tracks appear in each ear. Combinations
without commas (,) are dual mono and program appears in both left
and right headphone monitors.
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Inputs 1,2
Inputs 3,4
Stereo monitoring of input pairs. Inputs 1, 3, 5, and 7 are assigned
to left headphone outputs; inputs 2, 4, 6, and 8 are assigned to right
headphone outputs.
Monitoring and Metering
Inputs B-format stereo
Tracks B-format stereo
User 1-10
The built-in SoundField B-format decoder uses three inputs to build a
left/right stereo signal for monitoring.
10 custom headphone monitor routings. See Configuring User Headphone Monitor Modes
When tracks are monitored in headphones, audio assigned to the tracks is heard in headphones while
Recording. During Playback the recorded track audio is heard in headphones.
Configuring User Headphone Monitor Modes
In addition to the preset headphone routings, there are 10 custom routings available. The source of
these routings can be customized to any combination of Inputs or Tracks with a routing matrix.
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1.
Enter the HP: MONITOR MODES Setup Menu option. Once you enter the Monitor Modes menu
you will immediately be in slot-1 of the routing matrix.
2.
Press the Rotary Switch or the soft key ENTER (Tone) key to move to the next slot. Repeat this
action until you have highlighted the slot you wish to set as a custom heaphone routing.
3.
Turn the Rotary Switch to select any of the editable headphone routings, which are titled
USER and followed by a number from 1 to 10.
4.
Push the Edit (Fast Forward) key to enter the Headphone Monitor Editing screen.
5.
Turn the Rotary Switch or use the Fast Forward and Rewind keys to move the highlighter.
Push the Play button or the Rotary Switch to assign or unassign the highlighted source to the
channel.
6.
When all routings are complete, push Enter (Tone) to exit the Headphone Monitor Editing
Screen and return to the Monitor Modes menu.
7.
Once all sources have been chosen, select DONE and press ENTER. This will exit the headphone monitor mode setup. You can exit the selection process by pressing the Stop key or
cancel (LCD Backlight) key at any time.
Monitoring and Metering
To edit a custom headphone routing:
Assigning any track to a monitor channel will unassign all inputs from that channel. Inversly, assigning
any input to a channel will unassign all tracks from that channel.
Headphone Source as Outputs
The left and right program of the headphone monitor can be selected as an output source. This allows the user to send the selected headphone monitor source to third party devices. Output muting
and the Headphone Volume control have no effect on the signal at the outputs. Headphone program
is sent to the outputs before the CL-9 is introduced in the signal path.
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Input Solo (PFL)
Inputs are quickly soloed (pre fade listen) in headphones by pressing its corresponding Input Selector Switch. This will latch on the Input Settings Window and solo the input in the headphone monitor. To exit the Input Settings Window and return to the last headphone monitor program, press the
selected Input Selector Switch again.
If momentary action is desired, press and hold the Input Selector Switch for one second or longer.
If the Input Selector/Solo Switch is held for 5 or more seconds “Hold” will appear on the screen
and the soloed input will remain in the headphone monitor until either another headphone monitor
mode has been selected with the Rotary Switch or with the Input Selector/Solo Switch. If it is desired
to access the Input Settings Window without soloing the input, disable the PFL function in the Setup
Menu option INPUT: PFL FUNCTION.
When a CL-8 is attached a user can quickly solo an input by pressing the A and B buttons from the
CL-8 Main View. See CL-8 for more details.
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When a CL-9 is attached a user can quickly solo an input by pressing the input’s rotary encoder from
the CL-9 Top Panel. See CL-9 Linear Fader Controller section for more details.
If the selected input is stereo linked, both of the inputs will be soloed in the headphone monitor.
MS Stereo Monitoring
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The MS stereo mode decodes discrete Mid-Side stereo signals to a left/right stereo signal for monitoring purposes. This allows for a proper stereo signal to be monitored in the field while discrete M
and S signals are recorded for later post production. For the MS decoder to operate properly, the Mid
signal is connected to either of the odd inputs (1, 3, 5, 7) and the Side signal is connected to the even
inputs (2, 4, 6, 8). The amount of stereo “spread” is fixed at a 50/50 percentage from Mid to Side
signal.
If MS is selected for input linking, do not use MS stereo monitoring. This would result in two MS decoders being inserted in the signal path. The resulting audio in the headphones would not be an accurate
stereo image.
Monitoring and Metering
SoundField B-Format Surround Monitoring
SoundField B-format is a four channel surround sound format generated by SoundField surround
microphones. The 788T can accept the four signals output from a SoundField microphone and record
each to its own track.
When recording four-channel B-format audio, the 788T headphone monitor can decode the B-format
signal into L/R stereo. The 788T constructs a stereo signal using the W, X, and Y signals of the Bformat. The Z-axis signal is not used. Similar to the 788T’s MS stereo monitoring, the stereo width is
fixed for headphone monitoring.
To record and monitor B-format signals, connect signals as follows:
SoundField
W signal
X signal
Y signal
Z signal
 788T
 Resulting File Name (for monophonic file type)
 input 1, track L  FILE _ 1.WAV
 input 2, track R  FILE _ 2.WAV
 input 3, track A  FILE _ 3.WAV
 input 4, track B  FILE _ 4.WAV
SoundField files generated in other recorders or software applications can be copied to CompactFlash or the 788T internal drive and can be played back and monitored in stereo. Make certain that
channel assignments follow the order above for proper headphone decoding. If multiple monophonic SoundField .WAV files are named using the “_W, _X, _Y, _Z” suffixes, the 788T will recognize that
these are multiple monophonic B-format files and will play them back in the proper track order.
The 788T can play back monophonic or polyphonic B-format files.
There are two B-format monitoring selections, one for inputs and one for tracks. They are listed as
INPUT B-FMT STEREO and TRACK B-FMT STEREO. For most recording and playback applications
the track monitor selection is appropriate. If the user wants to hear the inputs at all times, the input
monitor selection is appropriate.
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Rotary Switch Behavior
From the Factory, pressing in on the Rotary Switch will automatically recall the headphone monitor
source defined in the Setup Menu option HP: FAVORITE MODE. It can also be set to quickly toggle
through the available storage media from which the recorder will playback from, or it can be disabled.
• Disabled: pressing the Rotary Switch has no effect.
• Selects Favorite Mode: recalls the headphone source selected in HP: FAVORITE MODE.
• Playback Drive Select: selects which of the available storage media to playback from.
Headphone Favorite Selection
If Selects Favorite Mode is selected from the choices above, pressing the Rotary Switch selects the
monitor source defined in the Setup Menu option HP: FAVORITE MODE. This feature is helpful to
quickly return to a selected headphone monitoring source while recording or playing. Pressing in on
the Rotary Switch again will return the headphone monitor to the last routing selected.
Headphone Playback Mode
Monitoring and Metering
A single headphone source can be set to automatically activate during playback. All headphone
monitor combinations are available in the Setup Menu option HP: PLAYBACK MODE. No Change can
also be selected, which makes no change to the headphone selection during playback.
Headphone Warning Tones
The 788T generates audible beeps, or warning “bells”, in the headphone monitor when an error has
occurred. The specific error will be reported on the LCD. The output level of the warning bell can be
adjusted from Off or -60 to -12 dBFS in the Setup Menu option HP: WARNING BELL LEVEL.
Recording Start and Stop Bells
If enabled in the Setup Menu option HP: RECORD/STOP BELL, the start of recording can be indicated
audibly by a single, 440 Hz tone sent solely to headphones. When recording is stopped, two 220 Hz
tones will be sent to the headphones.
Low Battery Warning
Warning tones are sent to the headphones when either the attached battery or external power supply
voltage reaches their low warning levels (6.9 V for the attached Li-ion, 10.5 V or user-selectable in the
Setup Menu option POWER: EXT LOW BATT VOLT). The Low Battery Warning is three short 880 Hz
tones that are sent every 20 seconds.
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When warning bells are turned Off, no tones are sent to headphones, including the Low Battery
Warning.
Headphone Power Up Gain
The 788T’s headphone level is adjustable from Off, -40 dB to 26 dB in 2 dB increments. The Setup
Menu option HP: POWER UP GAIN sets the headphone level control upon start up to: Off, the Last
Gain setting used, or at Midpoint Gain (0 dB).
CL-9 Headphone Monitoring
The CL-9 allows has a flexible headphone monitoring system. From the CL-9 the user can monitor
the 788T headphone program, communication sends and returns, and quickly solo inputs, outputs,
and tracks. See CL-9 Linear Fader Controller section for more details. .
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Metering and Display
The 788T features a 104 LED (8 x 13) Output Meter. The DSP-controlled output meter provides a
selection of ballistics and lighting intensities. Input Activity Ring LEDs are available on each of the
inputs indicating input level and clipping activity. In addition, a Headphone Peak LED is available
to indicate that clipping is occurring in the headphone monitor.
Output Meter
ARM
ARM
C
R
7
L
D
A
E
F
B
0
0
Monitoring and Metering
The meter uses energy efficient LEDs which are viewable in full sunlight. The 788T Output Meter is
unaffected by shock or extremes in temperature and humidity. Meter scale, ballistics, and peak hold
duration are selectable in the Setup Menu.
The first column of meters always displays the Left, Right, A, and B tracks. The second column of
meters can be toggled to display either VU1 (Tracks C, D, E, and F) or VU2 (Tracks G, H, X1, and X2)
by pressing the LCD Backlight key.
Meter Scale
There are two factory meter scales, Standard and Zoom. Standard is a non-linear scale which covers
the range -44 to 0 dBFS. Zoom provides a high resolution meter scale focused on the range from -32
to 0 dBFS. At factory default, Standard is the set meter scale and Zoom is the Favorite meter scale.
To switch between Standard and Zoom meter scales press and hold the LCD Backlight key for two
seconds or longer. See Favorite Mode for more details.
Standard Meter Scale Resolution
Zoom Meter Scale Resolution
The LED Output Meter uses a tri-color scale, allowing the track levels to be easily viewed and monitored. The standard scale is separated by Green LEDs to indicate normal input-to-track activity from
-44 to -12 dBFS, Orange LEDs to indicate a hotter input-to-track activity from -9 to -6 dBFS, and Red
LEDs to indicate that the input-to-track activity is approaching clipping from -3 to 0 dBFS.
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1.
Access the Setup Menu Option METER: SCALE.
2.
Scroll down to Add New Entry.
3.
Enter a name for the custom scale using the Rotary Switch. Press the soft check mark (Tone)
key to save the meter scale name.
4.
Highlight the new custom scale then press the soft Edit (Fast Forward) key.
5.
Each LED is represented by a square box. Use the Rotary Switch to adjust the value for each
LED. The 788T prevents entering a greater value than the LED to the left and a lower value
than the LED to the right. To move to the adjacent square press the Rewind and Fast Forward
keys respectively.
6.
Press the soft check mark (Tone) key to save the settings and exit the meter scale setup.
7.
Highlight the new custom scale in the list and press the soft check mark (Tone) key to select
it.
Monitoring and Metering
The meter scale can be customized by the user to meet the requirements of a specific application.
Each LED can be set to illuminate at a specified dBFS level. Follow these steps to enter a customized
meter scale.
All custom meter scales can be saved as a list. These lists can be saved and loaded from the internal
drive. Lists are saved to a METERSCALE folder within in the SOUNDDEV folder on the internal
drive.
Favorite Meter Mode
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The favorite meter scale is set in the Setup Menu Option METER: SCALE. The meter scale with the
asterisks indicates the favorite scale. The favorite meter scale can be activated from the Main Display
and the Track Setup Windows by pressing and holding the LCD Backlight key. When the favorite
scale is active, the VU1/VU2 display in the bottom-right corner of the LCD will alternate with the
FAV display as shown:
At factory default, the favorite meter scale is set to Zoom. The factory Zoom scale is designed to offer
the user with a high resolution alternative to the Standard scale.
To set a scale as the Favorite follow these steps.
1.
Access the Setup Menu option METER: SCALE.
2.
Scroll down to Set Favorite. Press the soft check mark (Tone) key to enter the Select Favorite
Window.
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3.
Select a scale from the list by highlighting it and pressing the soft check mark (Tone) key. This
will save the new favorite scale setting and return to the Meter: Scale Window. The selected
favorite scale should have an asterisk following its name in the list.
Digital Meter View
All 12 track meters can be viewed at the same time from the Track Setup Window. To enter the Track
Setup Menu, press the INPUT key. The metering ballistics and peak hold time settings are defined in
the Setup Menu and apply to both the Front Panel Output Meter and the Digital Meter View.
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Meter Ballistics
Monitoring and Metering
The output meter can be set to display any of three types of meter ballistics: VU, Peak, and
a combination of VU and Peak. The meter ballistics are selected in the Setup Menu option
METER: BALLISTICS.
VU (Volume Units)
Ballistics correspond closely to how the human ear perceives loudness and provides a good visual
indication of how loud a signal will be. In VU mode, the attack and decay of the meter signal is
300 msec. While giving a very good visual indication of perceived loudness, VU meters give poor information on actual signal peaks and thus not ideal for use during recording. In VU mode, the front
panel meter labeling is in volume units.
Peak Only
Peak-reading ballistics correspond to actual signal maximums, but don’t necessarily correspond to
perceived signal loudness. A peak meter has a near-instantaneous attack to display maximum signal
amplitude and a slow decay to allow the user to see them. Peak metering is essential for digital recording, since signal overload can cause immediate distortion. The peak meters front panel markings
are calibrated in dBFS, decibels relative to full-scale digital signal.
Peak/VU
Peak/VU mode will display VU and Peak level information simultaneously. In this mode, the perceived loudness (VU) is displayed as it is in VU mode, and the Peak level is indicated by the uppermost LED. With this combination the user gets the best of both VU and Peak metering by seeing both
the perceived loudness and the peaks of the signal at the same time. Peak/VU is the factory default.
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Peak Hold Time
Peak-hold indicators are useful for metering in applications when an overload condition is unacceptable or when program material must not exceed a prescribed threshold. The Peak Hold Time is
user selectable in the Setup Menu option METER: PEAK HOLD TIME. The peak LED will hold its
position for the selected duration from 0 to 5 seconds in .1 second increments. This allows for easy
viewing of peak values that could otherwise go unnoticed.
Input Activity Ring LEDs
Monitoring and Metering
The LEDs surrounding the Input gain pots indicate the input activity for each input respectively. The
LEDs illuminate in various colors and intensities to represent the state of each input. Green = signal
activity, Yellow = limiter activity (pre- or post-fade), Red = signal overload (clipping). When a fader
accessory is connected the Input Activity Ring LEDs will only indicate pre-fade limiting.
If a digital input has been selected and the 788T detects a valid digital signal, the Input Ring LEDs
will follow the normal red and green LED behavior. The Input Activity Ring LEDs can be defeated
by color in the Setup Menu option METER: INPUT LED RING MODE.
When Mix Assist is enabled, the Input Activity Ring LEDs will illuminate green on automixed inputs
to indicate an open mic. This behavior overrides the metering behavior of the Input Activity Ring
LEDs. See Mix Assist
Headphone Peak LED
The headphone circuit has an indicator for peak overload. Monitoring without a visual indication
of headphone clipping may mislead the operator into thinking that the record or playback signal is
distorting.
Tone Oscillator
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The tone oscillator can be used as an aid to lining up levels. Both tone level and frequency are user
selectable. Reference level is adjustable over a range of 40 to 0 dBFS in the Setup Menu option
TONE: LEVEL. The tone frequency is adjustable from 100 to 10,000 Hz in increments of 10 Hz from
the Setup Menu option TONE: FREQUENCY. Standard tone levels vary according to the practices and
needs of production and post-production, but are generally in the –20 to 12 dBFS range.
The tone oscillator is activated by pressing the
TONE key. Press and hold for two seconds to
latch on, pressing again will deactivate the tone signal. Tone is routed where specified in the Setup
Menu option TONE: MODE. Routing choices include: Outputs only, Outputs and Tracks, Tracks only,
or no tone routing (disabled). When routed to Tracks, all selected record tracks will receive the tone
signal. Changes to tone oscillator settings made while tone is latched on do not take affect until tone
is turned off.
Tone mode options are available with “L-Ident” (Left Identify). When an L-Ident Tone Mode is selected and tone is engaged, the amplitude of the tone in some channels will oscillate between the set
tone level and -20 dB at a rate of 1 Hz (once per second). This feature is useful to verify connections
to outboard gear (i.e. a camera). L-Ident tone sent to record tracks will oscillate the tone signal on
Track L. L-Ident tone sent to outputs will oscillate the tone on all odd-numbered outputs (1, 3, and 5).
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To record tone at the head of a take, activate the tone signal then press the REC key. From the factory,
subsequent presses of the TONE key are locked out to prevent tone from being inadvertently recorded. Tone can be activated while recording by following these steps.
1.
Enter the Setup Menu option FILE: MARKER MODE and set it to disabled.
2.
Press the REC key to begin the recording.
3.
To record tone, Press and hold down the REC key then press the TONE key. To latch tone,
press and hold the Tone key for 2 seconds, press again to release. Once tone is generated the
REC key can be released.
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The tone oscillator can be activated anytime during recording by setting the TONE: RECORD LOCK
feature in the Setup Menu. Press the Tone key anytime to generate a tone signal. Please note that
when enabled, any slight press of the tone key will generate tone and override any program material
where tone has been routed to, including record tracks.
The Tone Oscillator can be activated from the CL-9. See CL-9 Communications for details.
LCD Contrast & LED Brightness
Monitoring and Metering
LCD contrast is controlled in the Setup Menu option LCD: CONTRAST. From the factory, the contrast
is set to 50%, suitable for most viewing conditions. Contrast can be adjusted from 0 to 100% in 1%
increments.
LED brightness is continuously adjustable from low to high. To adjust the LED brightness level,
hold down the LCD Backlight key then turn the Rotary Switch. In Stealth Mode the LEDs are
toggled On and Off with the LCD backlight key. Enable Stealth Mode in the Setup Menu option
METER: STEALTH MODE.
LCD Backlight
To toggle the LCD and Front Panel Soft Key backlight press and hold the LCD Backlight
key and press in on the Rotary Switch. Backlighting is suitable in low or no ambient light situations. By Factory Default the LCD backlight will be White in Standby, Green in Playback, and
Red in Record Modes. The user can defeat the LCD backlight by color in the Setup Menu option
LCD: BACKLIGHT MODE.
White/Green/Red
This is the Factory Default setting. The backlight will illuminate White in Standby, Green during
Playback, and Red during Recording.
Red on Record Only
The LCD backlight will illuminate Red during Recording and White for Standby and Playback..
Green on Play Only
The LCD backlight will illuminate Green during Playback and White for Standby and Record..
White Only
The LCD backlight will remain White at all times.
Time Display and Record Indication
The position of the A-time numbers and time code numbers can be exchanged in the Setup Menu option TIME CODE: DISPLAY MODE. When Big Time Code is selected, the time code value is displayed
in the main numeric display. If time code is turned Off, the A-time is displayed as large numbers,
even when Big Time Code is selected.
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reversed numbers indicating that recording is active
To provide for additional visual indication that recording is in process, the big numerals can
be set to reverse contrast or to flash during record. This is selected in the Setup Menu option
REC: RECORD INDICATOR.
CL-2 Metering and Display
The CL-2 is an optional one channel remote fader for the 788T. The CL-2 displays Post-Fade Signal
activity, Post-Fade Limiting activity, Media Activity status, Input Solo, Input Mute status, and Record
status. See CL-2 Remote Fader for more details.
CL-8 Metering and Display
Monitoring and Metering
The CL-8 is an optional mixing control surface for the 788T. The CL-8 displays Post Fade Signal
Activity, ost-Fade Limiting activity, Left/Right track routing, Aux 1/Aux 2 track routing (pre or post
fade), Input Limiter status, Input Polarity status, High-Pass Filter status, and Solo status. See CL-8
Controller for more details.
CL-9 Metering and Display
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The CL-9 is an optional Linear Fader Controller for the 788T. The CL-9 displays Pre-Fade Signal
Activity, Pre- and Post-Fade Limiting activity, Input-to-Track routing, Input/Output/Track Solo and
Mute status, Track Arming status, and much more. See CL-9 Linear Fader Controller section for more
details.
Wave Agent Metering and Display
Sound Devices Wave Agent Control Mode allows a Sound Devices 788T or 788T-SSD to be connected
to Wave Agent over USB. When connected, Wave Agent can be used to display 788T track metering,
time code, and various other settings. See Wave Agent Control for details.
CL-WiFi Metering and Display
With a CL-WIFI accessory connected to the C. Link in jack, an ad-hoc wireless connection can be
established between the 788T and any Apple iOS device. The CL-WiFi application running on the
iOS devices can be used to display 788T track metering, time code, and various other settings. See
CL-WIFI for details.
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8 File Management and Storage
The 788T, like a computer, saves audio recordings to a file system containing files and folders. The
788T/788T-SSD formats its internal drive, CompactFlash cards, and attached external drives in the
FAT32 format as single drives named “788T INDD”, “788T CF”, and “788T EXTHDD,” respectively.
Automatic File Splitting
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While it is possible to have thousands of files on the 788T storage volume(s), the largest any single
file may be is 4 GB. See Appendix D – FAT32 and Maximum File Size. The 788T automatically splits an
audio file before the 4 GB size is reached (2 GB is factory default) and begins writing to a new file.
When joined in an editing program, these files match seamlessly with no samples lost. Maximum
File Size can be selected in the Setup Menu option FILE: MAX SIZE of 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB, and 4
GB. The 512 MB size allows the user to break an audio program into CD-R sized files for backup to
inexpensive CD-R media. There is also a selection of sizes to ensure that recorded files will fit onto
common CompactFlash card capacities.
File Management and Storage
File Time and Date
Similar to a computer file system, all files recorded by the 788T are stamped with the creation time
and date. To ensure that accurate time-of-day and file generation dates are written for each file, make
certain that the time-of-day clock and calendar are correct.
File time and date and time code are unrelated.
1.
Enter the Setup Menu option TIME/DATE: SET.
2.
Set the current time and date using the navigation below.
soft keys increment
and decrement
time and date,
controller can be
turned, as well
advances to the
next selection
returns to the
previous selection
Once set, the time and date clock will be maintained indefinitely.
Folder Actions
All files generated by the 788T can be saved to the Root directory, a Project Folder, a Daily (Roll)
Folder, or a Scene Folder (Files are saved to the Root directory by default). File organization is
managed in the Setup Menu option FILE: FOLDER OPTIONS. Folder choices include TOP-LEVEL,
MID-LEVEL, and BOTTOM LEVEL FOLDERS. Folders are created when the record key is pressed. This
reduces the likelihood of empty folders.
• Top-Level / Project Folder – is a root-level folder and can be set with a user-selected Project
name. Use this, for instance, as the name of the movie you are working on. The name of this
folder is inserted in the <PROJECT> field of the iXML and bEXT chunks. See Appendix 2 –
Metadata Implementation.
The Top-Level folder can also be de-activated by selecting <NONE> from the Setup Menu. If the
Top-Level folder is not used then the next lower-level folder will reside at the drive’s root. If
the TOP-LEVEL folder is active then the MID-LEVEL and BOTTOM-LEVEL folders will be its subfolders.
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• Mid-Level / Tape (Roll) Folder – can be selected as a Roll folder with user-selected name or as
a <DAILY> folder, or not used. The name of this folder is inserted in the <TAPE> (Roll) field of
the iXML and bEXT chunks.
If a TOP-LEVEL folder is in use, the MID-LEVEL folder will be a sub-folder of the TOP-LEVEL
folder. If no TOP-LEVEL folder is used, the MID-LEVEL folder will reside at the drive’s root. If
set to <DAILY> a new folder will be created daily. When recording past midnight the 788T will
prompt to make to a new daily folder.
• Bottom-Level / Scene Folder – can be selected as a <SCENE> folder which will use the name
generated from the REC: SCENE NAME/NUMBER Setup Menu, as a user-selected name, or not
used at all.
If no upper-level folder is in use, the BOTTOM-LEVEL folder will reside at drive’s root. If the
MID-LEVEL and/or TOP-LEVEL are in use the BOTTOM-LEVEL folder will be a sub-folder.
File Management and Storage
Example: If a daily Folder is desired, set the TOP-LEVEL to <NONE>, the MID-LEVEL folder to
<DAILY>, and the BOTTOM-LEVEL to <NONE>. This will generate a Daily Folder in the root directory
with files directly inside the folder.
A hierarchical view of files generated by the 788T is below.
788T
The FALSETAKES, SOUNDDEV, and TRASH folders are automatically
generated. SOUNDDEV is not viewable from the 788T File Viewer.
FALSETAKES
SOUNDDEV
A TOP-LEVEL folder sits in the root directory. This folder can be
negated by choosing <None> in the menu File: Folder Options.
A MID-LEVEL folder can be used as a sub-folder. This folder can be
selected to be a <Daily> folder in the menu File: Folder Options.
TRASH
TOP-LEVEL

MID-LEVEL

BOTTOM-LEVEL
Example:
788T
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SOUNDDEV
TRASH
PROJECT
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SCENE
NAMET01.WAV
NAMET02.WAV
A BOTTOM-LEVEL folder could also be used as a sub-folder. This
folder can be selected to be a <Scene> folder in the menu File: Folder
Options.
This is a TOP-LEVEL folder named PROJECT activated in the menu
File: Folder Options.
This is a MID-LEVEL folder set to <Daily> from the menu File: Folder
Options.
This is a BOTTOM-LEVEL folder set to <Scene> from the menu
File: Folder Options.
These two files are title NAME in the menu
Rec: Scene Name/Number.
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The Drive Directory (File Viewer)
From within the Drive Directory, navigate between storage media, folders, and files. View file properties and select files for playback. The Drive Directory always exits to the main LCD display whether entered from the Setup Menu or via the Take List.
The left side of the File Viewer displays storage media, folders, and files. The top line displays the directory path in the form of DRIVE\FOLDER NAME and the right side displays file or folder proper-
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ties depending on what is selected on the left hand side. File and folder names are listed in the order
in which they were recorded.
Navigation
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Moving from file to file is similar to navigating among files on a computer. To access the Drive Directory perform the following:
File Management and Storage
1.
From the Main screen, press the HDD key to access the Take List.
2.
Press the soft DRV (HDD) key to access the Drive Directory. The Drive Directory will open
immediately to the location of the last take recorded or played back. Note: For quick access to
the Drive Directory from the Main Screen, simply press the HDD key twice.
3.
Use the Rotary Switch to scroll through files and folders. Select “\..” at the top of the list to
move up one menu level. For quick access to the Root Directory press the soft (MENU) key.
4.
Select either HDD, CF or EXT and scroll down through the directory to the required file.
Should CF or EXT not be connected, the media will be crossed out in the media select screen.
Larger files on slower media can take longer to display details; this is normal.
Unrecognized File types do not appear in the file viewer, although all folders are viewable.
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Selecting Files for Playback
Enter the Drive Directory and navigate to the desired file for playback. Once the desired file
is highlighted, press play. The 788T will playback according to what has been selected in the
PLAY: AUTOPLAY MODE Setup Menu option. If a monophonic file is selected, the 788T will playback
all associated monophonic files from the same take simultaneously. See Playback.
Folder Options Menu
The Folder Options Menu is accessed by pressing the soft OPTIONS (FAST FORWARD) key for
any folder in the Drive Directory. Here it is possible to rename folders, set and clear copy flags, and
delete folders.
Operations performed within the Drive Directory Folder Options Menu are only applied to the select
media, as defined in the directory path. To apply edits across all available media, operations must be
performed within the Take List. See Take Edit Menu.
Rename Folders
1.
Enter the Drive Directory.
2.
Highlight the desired folder to be renamed.
3.
Press the soft OPTIONS (FAST FORWARD) key to access the Folder Options Menu..
4.
Select Rename.
5.
Rename the folder and press the soft Check Mark (TONE) key to save the new file name
File Management and Storage
Folder names can be edited after recording has taken place. To rename a folder:
Set and Clear Copy Flags
Copy Flags are useful for selecting various takes to be copied from one media to another. By
default, Takes recorded by the 788T have their Copy Flag set to On. If the Setup Menu option
FILE: COPY FLAG RESET is enabled the Copy Flags will automatically clear after the file has been
copied from one media to another. See File Copying Among Available Media. Setting and Clearing Flags
from the Folder Options menu only changes the Copy flag status on the select media. If changing the
flag status across all media is desired, perform the Set/Clr Copy Flag operation in the Take List.
1.
Select a media or folder in the Drive Directory.
2.
Press the soft OPTIONS (FAST FORWARD) key, then choose Set Copy Flag or Clr Copy Flag
respectively. If the media or folder contains sub-folders, the 788T will display the following
prompt:
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To set or clear Copy Flags from the Drive Directory Folder Options Menu:
Delete Folders
Any folder located on any of the storage media, can be deleted. Permanently deleting folders is a
two-step process. Similar to Mac OS and Windows operating systems, the 788T uses a “trash” folder
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to temporarily hold files which have been deleted. To send a folder and all of its contents to the trash,
perform the following:
1.
Enter the Drive Directory.
2.
Navigate to the folder to be deleted.
3.
Press the soft OPTIONS (Fast Forward) key.
4.
Select DELETE.
5.
You will be prompted to confirm folder deletion.
The file has now been moved to the select media’s trash folder and will no longer appear in the
Drive Directory. It will, however, appear in the trash folder. Files sent the trash folder can still be
viewed and played.
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If a folder has accidentally been sent to the trash, the drive can be mounted to a computer via
FireWire/USB and moved back to its original folder. Folders moved to the trash cannot be removed
from the trash directly from the 788T.
File Management and Storage
Folders deleted from the Folder Options Menu are only deleted from the select media, as defined in the
directory path. To Delete files across all available media, Delete must be performed within the Take List.
See Take Edit Menu for more details.
File Options Menu
The File Options Menu is accessed by pressing the soft OPTIONS (FAST FORWARD) key for any file
in the Drive Directory. User Settings can be recalled from any WAV file recorded by the 788T postfirmware revision 2.18. See Saving and Recalling User Settings
Drive Directory Options Menu
All drive specific operations are performed in the Drive Directory Options Menu, with the exception of the Drive Speed Tests. Drive Speed Tests are performed within the Setup Menu option
DRIVE: SPEED TESTS. The following functions are performed within the Drive Directory Options
Menu:
• Rename (the Drive/Folder)
• Set Copy Flags
• Clear Copy Flags
• Empty Trash (and False Takes)
• Erase (Formats the Drive)
Perform the following steps to the access the Drive Directory Options Menu.
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1.
Access the Drive Directory and navigate to the Root Directory. See Navigation for additional
steps.
2.
Highlight the desired Drive.
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Press the soft Options (Fast Forward) key to access the Drive Directory Options Menu.
Set and Clear Copy Flags
File Management and Storage
Copy Flags are useful for selecting various takes to be copied from one media to another. By
default, Takes recorded by the 788T have their Copy Flag set to On. If the Setup Menu option
FILE: COPY FLAG RESET is enabled the Copy Flags will automatically clear after the file has been
copied from one media to another. See File Copying Among Available Media. Setting and Clearing Flags
from the Drive Options Menu changes the Copy flag status of all files on the select media. If changing the flag status for select takes is desired, perform the Set/Clr Copy Flag operation in the Take
List.
To set or clear Copy Flags from the Drive Options Menu:
1.
Select a media or folder in the Drive Directory.
2.
Press the soft OPTIONS (FAST FORWARD) key, then choose Set Copy Flag or Clr Copy Flag
respectively. If the media or folder contains sub-folders, the 788T will display the following
prompt:
Emptying the Trash
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Files and folders that have been moved to the Trash or False Takes folders can be permanently
deleted from each media. Each drive has its own Trash folder and False Takes folder that are permanently deleted independently from the Drive Directory Options Menu.
Once the trash folder has been emptied, any files or folders it contained are permanently deleted
and cannot be recovered. After the trash folder has been emptied, a prompt to empty the false takes
folder is displayed.
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Erase (Media Format)
For best operation periodic re-formatting of the 788T media is recommended. Formatting the internal
drive, Compact Flash, and external media rebuilds the FAT (file allocation table) and erases all audio
and data files present on the medium. Formatting media prevents fragmentation and reduces the
likelihood of directory corruption.
Be certain that all files on the drive have been backed up to another media before formatting. Once formatted, all data on the given media will be erased. Dynamic lists such as track names, scene names, folder
name entries, etc... will be saved.
To format the 788T media:
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File Management and Storage
1.
Ensure that all data on the drive has been copied or is no longer needed.
2.
Press the HDD key to access the Take List.
3.
Press the soft DRV (HDD) key to access the Drive Directory.
4.
Press the soft
5.
Use the Rotary Switch to highlight the desired media to be formatted.
6.
Press the soft Options (Fast Forward) key to access the Drive Directory Options Menu.
7.
Select the ERASE option from the list.
8.
To verify that a non-recoverable format of the storage device is desired, two keys must be
pressed to begin formatting. Press and hold down the PLAY key to enable the Check Mark.
(MENU) key to access the Root Directory.
Press and hold
down the PLAY key
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Press the soft Check Mark (TONE) key to begin formatting.
Press the TONE key
to begin formatting
When the operation is complete, the 788T will generate a fresh menu hierarchy. Dynamic lists such
as track names, scene names, folder options, etc. will be saved.
File Management and Storage
Storage Media – Internal Drive
The 788T and 788T-SSD internal drive is the primary storage medium. The large capacity and fast
data read/write speeds of hard drives and solid state drives are a perfect choice when long form,
high data rate recording is performed. These drives offer a good balance of speed, reliability, noise
performance, and current draw.
The drive installed in the 788T is formatted at the factory as a single-partition FAT32 volume. If a
drive with multiple partitions is installed, the 788T will only “see” and address the primary partition.
788T Drive Type
The 788T ships with a 2.5-inch, 5400 RPM hard drive with a SATA interface. Sound Devices has
chosen the specific mechanism for vibration and shock resistance. Most 2.5 inch drives conforming to
the SATA specification can be substituted for the factory hard drive. When choosing a substitute hard
drive, note that higher RPM hard drives draw more current, reducing battery run time. Higher speed
drives may be used with the 788T, however they will not significantly improve performance. They
will slightly increase transfer throughput with the penalty of increased current draw and reduced
battery run time. The 788T can address drives with capacities up to 2 TB.
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The 788T-SSD ships with an upgraded 2.5-inch Solid State Drive (SSD) with a SATA interface. Upgrading to an SSD further enhances the performance and reliability of the recorder. SSD mechanisms
allow for faster transfer speeds, ultra-quiet performance, and maximum vibration and shock resistance.
Drive Replacement
The internal drive can be removed and replaced if the device fails or if a different capacity drive is
needed. The internal drive is not intended to be a swappable, deliverable medium. Its SATA connector is not rated for repeated insertion and removal cycles.
In typical service conditions Sound Devices recommends hard drive replacement once every three years.
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The internal drive is mounted to the bottom-side of the recorder’s chassis and is screwdriver accessible. The drive is “suspended” in the unit with a shock absorbing foam and is attached to the main
circuit board via a “flex board”. Since the high-density circuitry and tight construction require specific electronics knowledge, Sound Devices strongly recommends drive replacement be performed by a
qualified technician using proper ESD precautions. Drive replacement done by a qualified technician
has no warranty implications.
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788T with bottom panel
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mounting location
File Management and Storage
Storage Medium – Removable CompactFlash
CompactFlash (CF) is a practical, portable storage media for audio recording. Its speed, capacity, and
price continue to evolve to the benefit of portable recorders. The 788T can write to and read from CF
cards as either its sole storage media or simultaneously with the internal drive.
When to Use CF
The key benefits of CompactFlash include:
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wider temperature range capability than hard drives
greatly increased shock immunity versus hard drives
convenient, portable, removable media
ubiquitous card readers and transfer tools
more power efficient than hard drives and solid state drives
Formatting
Upon insertion of an unformatted (or non-FAT32 formatted) CF card, the 788T will prompt the user
to format the card. If the card is formatted as a FAT32 volume, the card will be ready to be selected.
To reformat the CF media see Erase (Media Formatting) in the Drive Directory Options Menu. The 788T can
format and use CompactFlash cards with capacities of 128 MB and greater.
Formatting the CF rebuilds the FAT (file allocation table) and erases all audio and data files present
on the card. While some PC and Mac utilities can recover files immediately after formatting a CF
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card, consider that the files have been permanently erased. FAT32 volumes generated by the 788T
may not be compatible with some consumer electronic devices, including entry-level digital cameras.
After recording has stopped, it may take several seconds for the 788T to finish “housekeeping” on CF.
When preparing to remove the CF, always observe the CF activity LED. If it is lit yellow or red, wait
until it turns green before removing the card. If the CF is removed while the LED is yellow or red, there is
a possibility of file or FAT corruption.
Speed Testing
CF cards varied widely in their read and write throughput. Later generation “24x” and greater CF
cards can reliably read and write multi-track, high sample rate audio. We recommend the use of
UDMA x300 CF cards for 8+ track recording. The 788T includes a drive speed test to measure the
throughput speed of CF medium.
Qualified CF Cards
File Management and Storage
Sound Devices does not specifically “qualify” CompactFlash cards for use in the recorder. Some
older CF cards are known to have compatibility issues with the 788T. These cards cannot be formatted or addressed by the recorder.
The 788T supports the use of ultra fast UDMA Compact Flash cards ideal for recording multi-track,
high data rate digital audio. The unit will support up to 2 TB of data. Small capacity cards may not
format as FAT32 and may not be usable. Use the CF transfer speed test to verify that an installed card
can support the needed read/write speed.
Storage Medium – External FireWire Drives
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The FireWire ports on the 788T can function in either “host” mode or “drive” mode. See File Transfer
to a Computer. In host mode, an attached FireWire storage volume such as a hard drive or DVD-RAM
can be used to record and play back audio files. Because the 788T can write to all available mediums
simultaneously, the ability to write to an external drive reduces the need for post-record copying of
sound files.
External hard
drive is attached
When to Use External FireWire Drives
The key benefits of recording external drives include:
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the choice of drive types include DVD-RAM optical drives or hard drives
near limitless storage capacity when a large volume external hard drive is attached (up to 2 TB)
fast, no-waiting simultaneous record option
post-record copying to quickly back up the internal drive or CF medium
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Formatting
Identical to both the internal drive and CompactFlash, attached FireWire drives are formatted as
FAT32 volumes. Upon connection to an unformatted (or non-FAT32 formatted) external drive, the
788T will prompt the user to format the drive. If the drive is already formatted as a FAT32 volume
the drive can be selected as a recording destination. The front panel drive LED will illuminate to
show which drives are available for recording. To reformat the external media see Erase (Media Formatting) in the Drive Directory Options Menu.
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After recording to an external drive has stopped, it may take several seconds for the 788T to finish
“housekeeping” on drive. This is especially true when recording to DVD-RAM disks, which generally
have slower throughput than hard drives.
When preparing to disconnect a FireWire drive, always observe the activity LED labeled EX. If it is yellow, wait until it turns green before disconnecting the drive. If the drive is disconnected while the LED is
yellow, there is a possibility of file or FAT corruption.
FireWire Bus Powering
File Management and Storage
The FireWire 400 and 800 ports on the 788T provides power for bus-powered FireWire drives. The
following conditions should be observed when connecting to bus-powered drives.
• Bus powering a drive requires external DC powering of the 788T, however, the 788T can buspower select lower power devices such as a CF card reader from Li-ion power. Sound Devices
recommends using the supplied XL-WPH3 in-line power supply when bus-powering external
storage media such as hard drives and DVD-RAM burners.
• While hot-swapping FireWire cables is possible, Sound Devices recommends making connections to bus-powered drives with the recorder turned Off.
The 788T does not require the XL-1394 FireWire Power Conditioning Cable accessory used with the 702,
702T, 722, and 744T recorders. The power conditioning circuitry is integrated into the 788T’s design.
Qualified Drives
External FireWire storage volumes that can be formatted and addressed as FAT32 can be used with
the 788T. These include:
• External hard drives, bus-powered or mains powered. Drives as large as 2 TB can be addressed,
• FireWire CompactFlash card readers,
• DVD-RAM drives.
FireWire drives use a variety of chipsets to perform conversion from the drive’s native format (i.e.
IDE) to FireWire. To check for compatibility with the 788T attach a FireWire drive and run the media
speed test selected from the Setup Menu. This will write, then read a file to the drive. If the drive can
perform this test then it can be used to record audio.
DVD-RAM Drives
DVD-RAM drives, such as the XL-DVDRAM, are essentially optical hard drives. The 788T supports
recording to and playing back from DVD-RAM drives when formatted as FAT32 volumes.
When recording to DVD-RAM drives in real time, it is important to note the following:
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1.
Record to polyphonic file formats.
2.
Use DVD-RAM drives and media that support 5X recording speeds.
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3.
Only record to a DVD-RAM drive when it is on a stable surface. Unpredictable results may
occur if the DVD-RAM drive is moved while in operation.
4.
Avoid recording to DVD-RAM when recording higher track counts.
5.
Keep sampling rates at or below 48048.
File Copying Among Available Media
Audio files can be transferred between the 788T’s internal drive, CF, and external drives. File transfer
is initiated from the Setup Menu option FILE: COPY FILE S
The File Copy menu has numerous options for each media type:
File Management and Storage
• Copy All [Media] > [Media]:
Copies all files from one media to the other.
• Last 24Hr [Media] > [Media]:
Copies files created in the last 24 hours from one media to the other.
• Last 48Hr [Media] > [Media]:
Copies files created in the last 48 hours from one media to the other.
• Flagged [Media] > [Media]:
Copies all files with their Copy Flag set from one media to the other.
Once file copying has begun, the 788T searches the source media for the selected files. The 788T will
then search the destination drive looking for duplicate file names. The LCD will report the number
of files found, the number of duplicates found, and the number of files to be copied and prompt to
continue.
Pressing the soft Check Mark (TONE) key or pressing in on the Rotary Switch begins the copy
process. The LCD will report the progress of the copy operation. When file copying is complete, the
788T will report the number of files successfully copied.
Copying Individual Files
Clear Copy Flags from all the files on the 788T internal drive from the Drive Options Menu.
Individual file copying is done using the Copy Flagged Files function. Files generated by the 7-Series automatically have their Copy Flags set. By default, these flags are cleared once the file has been
copied to another drive. Before selecting individual takes to be copied make sure that all other Copy
Flags have been cleared on that drive.
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Select takes to be copied by setting their Copy Flags. Then copy flagged files from one media to
another in the Setup Menu option File: Copy Files. The following tech note is a step by step description of how to copy individual files from the internal drive to the CompactFlash using a 7-Series
Recorder.
Clear Copy Flags from all the files on the 788T internal drive from the Drive Options Menu.
1.
From the Main Display, press the HDD key twice to access the Drive Directory.
2.
Press the Menu key to jump to the Root Directory.
3.
Highlight the HDD.
4.
Press the Options (Fast Forward) key to access the Drive Options Menu.
5.
Highlight and select Clr Copy Flag from the list.
6.
A prompt appears asking “Do you want to include subfolders?” press the check mark (tone)
key.
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7.
Press X (Brightness) key to exit the Drive Options Menu.
Set Copy Flags for individual takes from the Take List.
1.
From the Main Display, press HDD to enter the Take List.
2.
Highlight the Take to be copied.
3.
Press the Edit (Play) key to access the Take Edit Menu.
4.
Highlight and select Set Copy Flag.
5.
Press X (Brightness) key to exit the Take Edit Menu.
Copy Flagged Files to a select media from the Setup Menu.
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1.
From the Main Display, press the Menu key to access the Setup Menu.
2.
Navigate to the Setup Menu Option File: Copy Files.
3.
Highlight and select the option Flagged INHDD
> CF.
Error Conditions:
File Management and Storage
If a file is too large for the destination storage media, the 788T will prompt to skip that file and
continue with the next or abort copying all together. If an error occurs while copying, the 788T will
prompt to cancel the transfer. When the destination storage media is full, the 788T will report the error and end the file transfer.
File Transfer to Computer
WORD / VID IN
MENU
SELECT
FW800
FW400
USB
BAL AES
OUT
MENU
SELECT
SYNC
DC IN
10-18V
1
2
3
ANALOG BAL LINE OUTS
PIN 4 (+)
PIN 1 (-)
UNBAL
5,6
4
1,2
3,4
TIMECODE
WORD / VID IN
WORD / VID IN
DC IN
10-18V
1
2
3
ANALOG BAL LINE OUTS
FW800
FW400
USB
BAL AES
OUT
MENU
SELECT
SYNC
DC IN
10-18V
1
2
3
ANALOG BAL LINE OUTS
FW800
FW400
USB
BAL AES
OUT
WORD OUT
UNBAL
FireWire 800
5,6
4
1,2
3,4
TIMECODE
UNBAL
WORD OUT
FireWire 400
FW800
SYNC
PIN 4 (+)
PIN 1 (-)
PIN 4 (+)
PIN 1 (-)
5,6
4
1,2
3,4
TIMECODE
WORD OUT
USB
USB
FW400
The 788T’s data transfer ports makes transferring recorded files to a computer quick and easy. When
connected to a computer, the 788T’s internal drive and CompactFlash card will mount to a Mac OS
X or Windows computer as a local, removable mass storage volumes. Using Mac Finder, Windows
Explorer, or any other file utility, files can be copied, read, and deleted directly to and from the 788T
internal drive.
The 788T FireWire ports automatically detect whether the 788T is connected to a computer for
FireWire file transfer or to an external drive. The USB connection serves two purposes. It can be set
in the Setup Menu option CONNECTION MODE to connect to a computer as a mass storage device or to
connect to Wave Agent. When connected to Wave Agent a user can view 12-Track Metering, Time
Code display, and perform record and stop commands from the computer. See Wave Agent for more
details.
When connected to a computer for file transfer, the MENU and HDD keys are disabled. The 788T
remains functional in the areas listed below, thus permitting various operations including A/D and
D/A conversion, routing (mixing), recording to an external device, time code and sync generation
and monitoring.
• Analog and digital I/O
• Headphone monitoring
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• Input Mutes
• Routing
• Time code
• Sync
• Battery charging
It is best practice to copy original audio files from the original recorded medium to another volume before
editing.
1.
Stop all playback and recording activity.
2.
Make certain the 788T battery is fully charged, or connect to external DC.
3.
Connect the 788T to the host computer with a FireWire 400, FireWire 800, or USB cable. If
connecting with a USB cable make sure that the Setup Menu option CONNECTION MODE is set
to Connect as Mass Storage. No drivers are required if the computer meets the requirements.
See Specifications.
4.
If the 788T doesn’t search for the computer connection, initialize the FireWire/USB connection
by entering the Setup Menu option CONNECTION MODE and select Connect as Mass Storage or
simply press and hold the STOP key then press the HDD key. The 788T will enter File Transfer mode, indicated by FIREWIRE/USB CONNECTION on the LCD display. All functions of the
788T are stopped while the 788T is connected to a computer.
5.
Navigate to either the internal drive or CF card from the computer and copy all needed audio
files to local storage on the computer.
File Management and Storage
To mount the 788T to a computer:
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To avoid possible directory corruption on the 788T internal drive, always properly dismount the
unit from the operating system. On Mac platforms, drag the drive icons to the trash. On Windows
platforms, use the “Eject”, “Safely Remove”, or “Disconnect External Media” icon in the system
tray.
To disconnect the 788T from the computer:
1.
Make certain that any software applications that reference the 788T drive are closed and that
all file copy functions to and from the 788T have completed.
2.
In Mac OS X highlight the drive icon on the desktop and select -e to eject the volume. Alternatively, drag the drive icon to the trash in the dock. In Windows, right-click the drive icon
and select “eject.”
3.
The cable between the computer and 788T can now be disconnected. If a future connection is
going to be made the cable can be left connected.
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If the 788T is disconnected from the computer via an eject command and the chosen cable is still
physically connected between the computer and recorder, the data connection can be made by entering the Setup Menu option CONNECTION MODE and selecting Connect as Mass Storage. Alternatively,
simultaneously press the STOP and HDD keys to begin a connection.
Do not remove the CompactFlash card while FIREWIRE/USB: CONNECTION appears in the LCD.
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9 Remote Control
The 788T provides remote control functionality using a USB keyboard, Logic Input/Output via the
rear panel DE-15 connector, the Sound Devices CL-1 Remote Roll Accessory, Sound Devices CL-2
Remote Fader, the Sound Devices CL-8 Controller, the CL-9 Linear Fader Controller, and Sound
Devices Wave Agent.
The USB Keyboard Input is available to plug in a standard USB keyboard to control the 788T. Front
panel controls and menu selections on the 788T can be mapped to keyboard shortcuts, allowing for
full keyboard control of the recorder. Sound Devices has tested and recommends the following USB
keyboards:
• A4Tech KL-5UP (http://www.a4tech.com)
• Kensington K64366 (http://us.kensington.com)
• Adesso ACK-595U (http://www.adesso.com)
Keyboards with internal USB hubs do not function with the 788T.
Keyboard Assignments
Remote Control
Menu Keys
Standard keyboard shortcuts have been pre-assigned and are listed below.
Function
Cancel – Exits without saving in all menus
Enter
Ok – Saves and exits in all menus (Check Mark or Edit)
Up Arrow
Mirrors the LCD Up Arrow in all menus
Down Arrow
Mirrors the LCD Down Arrow in all menus
Left Arrow
Mirrors the LCD REWIND Arrow in all menus
Custom Route User Interface – Un-assign Route
Time Menu – Moves to previous field
Right Arrow
Mirrors the LCD FAST FORWARD Arrow in all menus
Custom Route User Interface – Assign Route.
InRoute User Interface – Edit if on ‘Custom Route’
File User Interface – Selects Options for Folders/Files when displayed
Shortcut Edit User Interface – Edit shortcut if on shortcut number
Scene/Track Lists – Edits (Same as pressing the Play key)
Time Menu – Moves to next field.
CTRL + Up Arrow
Setup User Interface Menu: Moves to the previous category
CTRL + Down Arrow
Setup User Interface Menu: Moves to the next category
Page Up
Setup User Interface Menu: Moves to the previous category or marker
Page Down
Setup User Interface Menu:- Moves to the next category or marker
Shortcut Edit User Interface Menu: Same as Enter
Menu
Enters the Setup Menu
Home
Setup User Interface Menu: Moves to the top of the list.
File User Interface: Moves to the top of the list
Shortcut Edit User Interface : Goes to first shortcut number or Hot Key
String User Interface: Goes to the beginning of the string
End
Setup User Interface Menu: Moves to the bottom of the list.
Shortcut Edit User Interface: Goes to last shortcut number or Hot Key
String User Interface: Goes to the end of the string being edited
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Shortcut Key
Escape
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Function
Delete
Scene/Track Lists: Deletes entry when permitted
String User Interface: Deletes character when permitted
Insert
Setup User Interface Menu: Toggles Markers
String User Interface: Inserts a space when permitted
Custom Assignment
“Hot Key”
Shortcut Edit User Interface Menu: Selects Hot Key In Set Key Mode
Global: Executes Command if function is assigned to Hot Key
01 - 99 (number sequence)
Setup User Interface Menu: Jumps to menu list number.
Shortcut User Interface Menu: Jumps to shortcut number.
String Edits & Take Name/Number (Renaming & Notes)
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Hot Key
Function
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ASCII Characters
Scene: Inserts and moves to next character.
Take – ‘0-9’ – Inserts Number, ‘A-Z’ – Inserts space character
Backspace
Deletes the previous character and moves one character to the left
Delete
Deletes the currently selected character
Take: Same as ‘Reset’ (PLAY key)
Enter
Carriage Return if permitted, otherwise
Ok: Saves and exits
CTRL + Enter
Ok: Saves and exits. (Only when Carriage Return is permitted.)
Insert
Inserts a space character when permitted
Escape
Cancel: Exits without saving in both menus
Up Arrow
Increment Character in both menus
Down Arrow
Decrement Character in both menus
Left Arrow
Previous Character in both menus
Right Arrow
Next Character in both menus
Home
Goes to the beginning of the string being edited
End
Goes to the end of the string being edited
Assignable Shortcuts
Keyboard shortcuts can be programmed to control nearly every function on the 788T. Shortcuts can
select and change menu items with simple key strokes. Combinations of keyboard function keys,
along with Control-, Alt-, and Shift- can also be programmed. The following chart shows what keys
and key combinations are programmable.
Hot Key
Key
Shift-
Ctrl-
Alt-
F1-F12
X
X
X
X
0-9
-
-
X
X
A-Z
-
-
X
X
To program a shortcut perform the following steps:
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Select an unassigned shortcut number for programming. If a duplicate key sequence is selected the lowest shortcut number action takes place. The example below shows the F1 key
being reprogrammed.
3.
After selecting a key sequence, select the desired Setup Menu item or action. The example
below shows the reprogramming of the F1 key to change the sampling rate to the next setting
in the list.
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Shortcut number. Up
to 50 shortcuts can be
programmed
Specific Setup
Menu options can
be programmed if
multiple options are
available.
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If a single key or key combination is programmed for multiple shortcuts, the shortcut with the lowest
number will take precedence.
Shortcut List Functionality
The shortcut list is a user definable list of keyboard keys/Logic In that perform specified actions.
The actions that a keyboard key can perform are listed in the below table.
Action
Function
Momentary Key
Simulates selected button. Can simulate in any menu
Toggle Key
Toggles the state of selected key. Only Play and Record are supported
Open Menu
Opens a SetupUI Menu
Cycle Settings
Cycles a SetupUI parameter to the next setting and saves it
Set Settings
Sets a SetupUI parameter to the given setting and saves it
Open Time Code Menu
Opens the TimeCode: Jam Menu and goes to the given parameter
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Jams given TimeCode parameter
Edit Time Code Item
Opens the TimeCode: Jam Menu Edit screen for the given parameter
Key Shortcuts
Simulates a front panel key shortcut. Ex: (Stop+Play) opens TakeList Menu
Logic In
The Logic Input enables external devices to initiate functions on the 788T. This is commonly used for
“remote rolling” using a mixing console with a record control.
The function assigned to the logic input is set in the Setup Menu option KEYBOARD/LOGIC IN: ASSIGN.
Almost any 788T function can be assigned. The default function is RECORD.
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Connect pin-9 of the rear panel DE-15 connector to the required logic output of an external remote
control or mixer. See Connector Pin Assignments. The 788T function is triggered when a low voltage
appears on pin-9. High and Low are defined as follows:
• Low Input = 0.8 V or lower
• High Input = 2.0 V or higher
Logic Out (Record Tally)
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The 788T provides a record tally output via the Logic Output pin on the rear panel DE-15 connector.
See Connector Pin Assignments. This can be used to initiate an external recording or logging device,
for providing a record tally signal back to an external mixer or for driving an external Record LED or
relay directly via a suitable resistor. The Logic output is able to source or sink up to 500 mA.
The logic output pin can be set to go high or low when record is initiated on the 788T. This setting is
maintained in the Setup Menu option LOGIC OUT: ASSIGN.
Logic Out Assign Setting
Logic Output Voltage in Record Mode
(DC potential at Pin-8 of DB 15 connector referenced to Chassis Ground)
Undefined
Indeterminate
High Upon Record
4.5 – 5.5 Volts
Low Upon Record
< 0.5 Volts
Multi-Unit Linking Via C. Link
The proprietary C. Link (control link) connection enables multiple 7-Series recorders to be connected
for recordings requiring high track counts. C. Link also enables connection to the CL-1 Remote Control and Keyboard Interface and the CL-2 Remote Fader.
When linked, the 7-Series recorders have a master/slave relationship. The master recorder and
the slave unit will share accurate start and stop record times. Multiple units can be daisy-chained
together to provide even higher numbers of record tracks. The C. Link protocol links carries the following data:
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Time code information (788T, 744T, and 702T only)
Transport control
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unit
slave
unit
slave
unit
The 788T C. Link In port is disabled when the Setup Menu Connection Mode is set to Wave Agent
CTRL. 788T Multi-Unit Linking is not supported when this mode is selected.
When linked, ttansport and false take commands on slave units will not affect units “above” in the
linked chain. This makes it possible for units to get out of synchronization if a unit other than the
master is controlled. Using the master unit will assure that all machines begin and end recording
together.
The master recorder’s pre-roll buffer setting applies to the master and all slave units. Be sure that the
slave is powered on long enough for the pre-roll buffer to fill prior to pressing record on the master
unit.
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If a recording reaches the max file size setting of the Master recorder then the file is closed and a new
recording begins on both the master and slave recorders. The slave should be set to a higher value
(taking track count and file type into consideration) to ensure that the slave doesn’t split the file
before the master does. If this should happen, the slave file will be shorter in length than the master.
The slave files split both when the master and slave max file size is met.
Pressing record on the master when Setup Menu Option FILE: MARKER MODE is set to NEW FILE,
closes the file and begins a new recording on both the slave and the master.
To ensure accurate start and stop times across all units in the chain, set all recorders in the chain
to the same file type/format. Also, set Setup Menu option REC: FILE TYPE on the master unit to
.WAV POLY or record to only one media.
Master/Slave relationships between C.Linked recorders is established immediately after the C.Link
Out to C.Link In connection is made. To reverse the Master/Slave relationship, power down all recorders, reconnect the C.Link connectors in the desired sequence, then power on all units in order of
their Master/Slave relationships.
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Although the C.Link jacks use a standard 6P6C connector, the C.Link communication protocol
requires a non-standard wiring configuration. RJ11, RJ14, RJ25, etc cables are not compatible! All 6
conductors are wired in a crossed-over fashion so that pin 6 is connected to pin 1 on the other end,
pin 5 to pins 2, etc. The maximum length for C.Link cable is 6 feet (1.8 meters).
Under no circumstances should analog or digital telephone lines be connected to either jack. Serious damage to the recorder could result.
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C.Link Setup Procedure
To link 788T units:
Connect multiple units as shown in the illustration above, using the Sound Devices XL-RJ
cable. Note: Although the C.Link jacks use a standard 6P6C connector, the C.Link communication
protocol requires a non-standard wiring configuration. RJ11, RJ14, RJ25, etc cables are not compatible!
2.
On all units, set the Setup Menu option CONNECTION MODE to something other than
WAVE AGENT CTRL (USB ONLY). The C-LINK METADATA SHARING option provides features
that synchronize information between C.Linked 788T’s. see C.Link Metadata Sharing
3.
Set all linked recorders to the same sampling rate, bit depth, file type, and time code frame
rate (if used). This will ensure that all files generated are compatible. When using one of the
F-Modes, make certain that both master and slave are set to the same F-Mode. This will ensure proper recording speeds and metadata stamps.
4.
If time code is being used, set slave units to External Time Code mode so that they will follow
the master recorder’s time code generator.
5.
On the slave 788T(s), set the Setup Menu option REC: SYNC REFERENCE to Wordclock Input.
6.
Set scene names on each of the units for easy identification in post production. Take numbers
should be set to the same on all linked recorders if take numbers are reset before recording.
There is no explicit file name synchronization with multiple unit linking.
7.
Press Record on the master recorder. All units in the chain will enter record. Press stop on the
master to stop the recording of all linked recorders. The slave units will display the following
message.
8.
Wait for the above message to disappear before pressing record again on the master. If record
is pressed while the Media Notification is displayed, the slave units may not receive the
record command.
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Connect multiple units as shown in the illustration above.
2.
Set all linked recorders to the same sampling rate, bit depth, file type, and time code frame
rate (if used). This will ensure that all files generated are compatible. When using one of the
F-Modes, make certain that both master and slave are set to the same F-Mode. This will ensure proper recording speeds and metadata stamps.
3.
If time code is being used, set slave units to External Time Code mode so that they will follow
the master recorder’s time code generator.
4.
Set scene names on each of the units for easy identification in post production. Take numbers
should be set to the same on all linked recorders if take numbers are reset before recording.
There is no file name synchronization with multiple unit linking.
5.
Press Record on the 788T master recorder. All units in the chain will enter record. Press stop
on the master to stop the recording of all linked recorders.
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Wait for the slave unit(s) Media Activity LEDs to extinguish before pressing record again on
the master. If record is pressed while the Media Activity LEDs are on, the slave units may not
receive the record command.
C.Link Metadata Sharing (788T Only)
When Setup Menu option CONNECTION MODE is set to C-LINK METADATA SHARING, the master unit
will share additional information with the slave unit. All 788T recorders in the C.Link group must
have this option set in order to take advantage of metadata sharing. Changes made on the master
unit will appear on the slave unit. Changes made to a slave unit will affect that unit only.
The following metadata items are shared C.Link Metadata Sharing is active:
• Scene
• Take
• Track Names
• Notes
• Circle
A convenient method for designating files as from the master or slave unit is to change the take designator
character to a unique character for each unit from Setup Menu option REC: TAKE NAME/NUMBER.
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By default, when C.Link Metadata Sharing is active, Track Name changes on the master unit
will be reflected on the slave unit. This behavior can be disabled with Setup Menu option
REC: REMOTE TRACK NAMING. When the slave unit is intended to be a “mirror” backup of the master unit (i.e. The audio program on each track of the master is identical to the audio program on each
respective track of the slave unit), remote track naming should be enabled on the slave unit. When
the slave unit is intended to serve as additional tracks to the master unit (i.e. The audio program on
each track of both units is unique), remote track naming should be disabled on the slave unit.
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Wave Agent Control
Sound Devices Wave Agent file librarian for Mac OS and Windows computers. Wave Agent provides
a comprehensive and indispensable range of tools for preparing audio files for problem-free passage
through complex production workflows. Wave Agent provides control of the 788T Record and Stop
commands, allows for 12-Track metering and time code display, and real-time metadata entry and
editing.
Wave Agent is an essential, time-saving tool for anyone working in Production Sound. It allows for
the following;
• Playback of polyphonic and monophonic WAV and Broadcast Wave files from any source
• Viewing and editing file metadata
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Changing of sampling rate, frame rate, and start time code metadata stamps
Splitting and combining polyphonic and monophonic files with selectable track assignments
Batch editing
Generating customized PDF and CSV Sound Reports
Large time code display
Monitor mixer with faders, pans, solos, mutes, and meters
Drag-and-drop operation
Comprehensive keyboard shortcuts for accelerated operation
Mac OS and Windows compatible
Remote Record and Stop commands of the connected 788T
12-Track Metering and Time Code Display of the connected 788T
Real-time metadata entry and editing of the connected 788T
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Wave Agent is available as a no-charge software download for either Mac OS or Windows.
www.waveagent.com.
Wave Agent Control Mode allows a Sound Devices 788T or 788T-SSD to be connected to Wave Agent
over USB. When connected, Wave Agent can be used to display 788T track metering, time code, and
various other settings. Wave Agent can also be used to start and stop recordings of the connected
788T and to enter or edit metadata for previous, current, and upcoming takes. For complete details
of Wave Agent Control Mode and installation process please refer to the Wave Agent User Guide
and Technical Information.
http://sounddevices.com/download/guides/waveagent_en.pdf
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Perform the following steps to connect the 788T to Wave Agent Beta.
1.
Make certain that you are running the latest revision of 788T firmware and Wave Agent Beta
software.
2.
Enter the 788T Setup Menu option CONNECTION MODE.
3.
Select the CONNECT TO WAVE AGENT (USB ONLY) option.
4.
Connect a USB cable to the 788T USB-B port and to a USB-A port on the computer.
5.
Launch Wave Agent Beta.
6.
Click on the Wave Agent Mode pull-down menu in the Menu Bar. Select the Control Mode
option. The Control Mode option is grayed out and unavailable when the 788T is not properly connected or is running an unsupported firmware.
The 788T C. Link In port is disabled when the Setup Menu Connection Mode is set to Connect to Wave
Agent. 788T Multi-Unit Linking and Sound Devices CL-1 and CL-2 accessories are not supported when
this mode is selected.
CL-WIFI
The CL-WIFI Interface is an optional hardware accessory to interface wirelessly with supported
mobile devices running the CL-WiFi application. When connected and configured, the CL-WIFI
functions as a wireless access point that the mobile device can connect to, to form a device-to-device
(ad-hoc) network.
The 788T C. Link In port is disabled when the Setup Menu Connection Mode is set to Connect to Wave
Agent. The Sound Devices CL-WiFi is not functional in this mode.
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Connecting the CL-WIFI
1.
Connect the included Wi-Fi antenna to the CL-WIFI by screwing it in place. Do not use any
tools.
2.
Connect the included C.Link cable to the 788T’s C.Link Input connector.
3.
Connect the opposite end of the C.Link cable to the CL-WIFI’s C.Link connector.
The C.Link port on the 788T provides power for CL-WIFI operation.
Configuring the CL-WIFI
Once the CL-WIFI is properly connected, it must be configured from the 788T.
1.
Set the 788T mode to CL-WIFI in the Setup Menu option CONNECTION MODE.
2.
Edit the SSID of the CL-WiFi access point in the Setup Menu option CL-WIFI: CONFIGURE.
Choose a label that is unique amongst any wireless access points within range.
3.
Optional: Change the Wi-Fi channel. When experiencing connectivity problems, using a different channel can improve connectivity.
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The SSID (Service Set Identifier) is the name that identifies a wireless access point. The CL-WIFI
interface will broadcast this SSID to wireless devices in its range. The default SSID of the CL-WIFI is
“CL-WIFI”. If no other wireless access points with the SSID of “CL-WIFI” will be in use within range
of the CL-WIFI that is being configured, it is not necessary to change the SSID of the CL-WIFI. Creating a unique SSID will help avoid potential conflicts with other wireless access points within range.
Entering the Setup Menu option CL-WIFI: CONFIGURE will automatically set the 788T more to CLWIFI mode and subsequently turn off Wave Agent Control mode.
Optional: Configure WEP Security
The CL-WIFI is capable of enforcing basic WEP64 wireless security.
1.
Enter the Setup Menu option CL-WIFI: Configure.
2.
Change the Security option to WEP64.
3.
Enter a 10 character long passphrase. The passphrase must be in hex (consisting only of the
characters A to F and 0 to 9) format and must be 10 characters long.
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C.Link connection to other 7-Series recorders is disabled when Connection Mode is set to CL-WIFI. After
a CL-WIFI connection has been established, it is necesarry to power cycle the 788T before establishing a
C.Link connection to another 7-Series.
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Configuring Apple iOS Wi-Fi Settings
In order for the CL-WiFi application to communicate with the 788T, a device-to-device (ad-hoc) network connection must be established between the CL-WIFI and the Apple iOS device.
Make certain the the CL-WIFI interface is connected to the 788T, configured, powered on, and
within range. see Connecting the CL-WIFI and Configuring the CL-WIFI.
2.
Enter the iOS Settings screen and then touch the Wi-Fi button to configure the device’s wireless settings.
3.
If Wi-Fi is set to “Off ”, touch the button to turn it on and wait for a list of available Wi-Fi access points.
4.
Touch the access point in the list that has the SSID of the CL-WIFI interface. If no WEP security has been enabled on the CL-WIFI, skip to step 5. If WEP security has been enabled on
the CL-WIFI, you will be prompted for the 10-character passphrase that was entered when
configuring the CL-WIFI. See Configuring the CL-WIFI.
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Touch the right-facing, blue arrow next to the CL-WIFI’s SSID in the list of Wi-Fi networks. If
Auto-Join is set to OFF, touch the switch to turn it ON.
6.
Wait for the wireless connection icon to appear in the upper-left side of the screen. This icon
indicates that the ad-hoc network is properly configured between the iOS device and the CLWIFI interface.
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Wireless connection icon must be present before launching the CL-WiFi application.
Connection Troubleshooting
If the CL-WiFi application on the iOS device is not connecting properly to the CL-WIFI, refer to the
following points.
•
Make certain that the CL-WiFi application is not running on the iOS device before entering
the 788T Setup Menu option CL-WIFI: CONFIGURE.
•
Make certain that the CL-WiFi application is not launched while the 788T is in the Setup
Menu option CL-WIFI: CONFIGURE or any of its related screens.
•
Set the SSID of the CL-WIFI to something that is unique to other SSID’s in the location of use.
•
“Forget” the CL-WIFI Wi-Fi network in the iOS device’s network settings.
•
Turn of Wi-Fi on the iOS device, and then turn it back on in the iOS device’s network settings.
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Reset the network settings in the iOS devices general settings.
CL-WiFi Application for Apple iOS
The CL-WiFi application is available for free from the Apple App Store. Simply search the App Store
for “CL-WiFi” and install the application.
The CL-WiFi application features four views: Transport, Take List, Routing, and Info. The views are
accessed by the tabs on the bottom of the screen.
Transport View
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The Transport view provides access to the transport controls (Record and Stop) of the 788T and displays the track meters and various other useful data. On the iPad, the Transport view also allows for
editing the Scene, Take, Notes, and Circled metadata of the current and next take.
After pressing Record, wait for the spinning icon to go away before pressing Stop or Record again.
Editing track names and tracks’ enabled status is done in the Transport view on the iPad, and
through the Track view on the iPod and iPhone. To access the Track view on the iPod and iPhone,
perform a horizontal slide gesture over the input meters.
Track count toggle
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Name/Enable
Mode toggle
Armed Track
Enabled Unarmed
Track
Unarmed Track
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Frame Rate
Current filename
Stop
Record
Circle Take
Timecode
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False Take
Track Meters
Inputs
Armed Track
Enabled Unarmed
Track
Unarmed Track
Track Editing
Mode toggle
Enabling Tracks
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Enabled tracks are indicated in red, disabled tracks are indicated in white, and tracks that are enabled but not armed are indicated in blue. To change the enabled status of a track on the iPad, first
ensure that the Name/Enable mode is set to Enable by touching the Track Enable button. In Enable
mode, touch the track to change its enabled status.
This action is performed in the Track view on the iPod and iPhone. Tracks that are enabled will only be
armed (and recorded) if at least one powered on input is routed to them.
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Renaming Tracks
To rename a track, first ensure that the Name/Enable mode is set to Track Name by pushing the Track Name
button. In Track Name mode, touch the track to change its name.
This action is performed in the Track view on the iPod and iPhone.
Take List
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Pushing the Take List tab on the bottom of the screen will display the Take List. The Take List displays the next take, the current take, and the previous takes as a list of filenames and start timecode.
To view or edit the metadata for a take, touch the take in the list. On the iPod and iPhone, a new
screen will open to show the take’s metadata. On the iPad this information is displayed on the right
side of the screen next to the take list.
Editing metadata
To edit a field, touch the text to be edited and use the display to change the test. When finished, push
the Done button on the top of the screen to commit the edit.
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Next Take
Current Take
Editing track name, take number, or scene name of the current or next take will affect all subsequent
takes. Editing these fields on any previous take will affect that file only.
The filename cannot be edited directly. It is generated dynamically from the scene name and the take number. Editing the scene name or take number will automatically change the filename.
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Routing
The routing view displays a matrix of buttons that indicate which inputs are routed to which tracks.
Tracks are represented by rows and inputs are represented by columns. To toggle a routing, touch
the button that corresponds to that routing.
An orange background on a track label indicates that all inputs routed to that track are routed postfader, while a green backround indicates that all inputs routed to that track are routed pre-fader.
Touch the track label to toggle the pre / post fader routing status of the track.
Tracks
Routed
Not routed
Post-fader (orange) track
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CL-1 Keyboard and Remote Control Interface
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Hardware Controllers
The CL-1 Keyboard and Remote Control Interface is an available hardware accessory to interface
with PS/2 compliant computer keyboards and enable external devices to control the 788T. When using the CL-1, front panel controls and menu selections on the 788T can be mapped to keyboard shortcuts, allowing for full keyboard control of the recorder. Additionally the CL-1 has contact closures for
programming remote inputs or outputs. These are commonly used for machine control and “remote
rolling” using a mixing console with transport controls.
The 788T C. Link In port is disabled when the Setup Menu Connection Mode is set to Connect to Wave
Agent. The Sound Devices CL-1 is not functional in this mode.
Connecting the CL-1
1.
Connect the included C. Link cable to the 788T’s C. Link Input connector.
2.
Connect the opposite end of the C. Link cable to the CL-1’s C. Link connector.
3.
Connect a PS/2 keyboard to the PS/2 connector on the CL-1.
4.
Connect switches between assigned pins 1-6, pin-7 (ground), and pin-8 (+5V) on the CL-1.
(See CL-1 Logic Inputs and Outputs)
The C. Link port on the 788T provides power for CL-1 operation.
CL-1 Keyboard Interface
The CL-1 allows a user to use a PS/2 compliant keyboard to control the 788T. All functionality and
setup of the Keyboard Assignments are identical to that of the USB Keyboard. See Keyboard Assignments for more details.
Sound Devices recommends using either a PS/2 keyboard via the CL-1 or a USB Keyboard directly into
the 788T Keyboard Input, but avoid using both keyboards simultaneously.
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CL-1 Logic Inputs and Outputs
Identical to shortcuts assigned to computer keyboard key sequences, the CL-1 has six contacts that
can be programmed to perform Setup Menu items or control the record, play, and stop functions of
the recorder. A switch connected between the assigned pin and ground (pin-7) will form a circuit.
Closing the circuit will activate the programmed action.
The Logic pins on the CL-1 can be set individually as either a switch-closure input or a switch closure output. The inputs and outputs are “logic low” devices, meaning that to turn “on” an input, it
must be connected to ground (zero volts). Likewise, when an output is “on”, it puts out 0 volts and
when it is “off”, it puts out +5 volts.
Logic Inputs
Hardware Controllers
Configured as a switch-closure input, a pin can be connected to a switch that a user has wired to
assigned contact. This switch can then trigger the 788T to begin recording. Other functions can be
assigned as well from the Setup Menu. The switch-closure on a given pin of the CL-1 can be thought
of as just another key on the keyboard. Anything that can be assigned to a key can also be assigned
to a switch.
To configure a pin as an input, navigate to KEYBOARD/LOGIC IN: ASSIGN in the Setup Menu. Select
a new SHORTCUT number, then locate the Login inputs amongst the assignable keys. Choosing
CL1 LOGIC IN 1 would correspond to pin 1 on the CL-1, CL1 LOGIC IN 2 would correspond to
pin 2 on the CL-1, and so on. After a Logic input is selected, assign the desired action that the Logic
input will control.
Logic Outputs
Configured as a switch-closure output, the CL-1 can drive LEDs, relays, or any other sort of device
which will accept a TTL-level or similar input. For example, the CL-1 can drive a big red LED connected via a series resistor between the +5V output and a switch-closure output and light up whenever the recorder is put into record mode.
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To configure a pin as an output, go to CL-1: LOGIC OUT ASSIGN in the Setup Menu. The
Logic Pin number is on the left hand side (“00”, “01”, etc). Each of these pins can be assigned to undefined, Stop, Play, Record, or Pause. Note that if a pin is assigned to be both
an input (via the KEYBOARD/LOGIC IN: ASSIGN Setup Menu) and an output (via the
CL-1: LOGIC OUT ASSIGN Setup Menu), the pin will automatically default to an output.
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CL-2 Remote Fader (optional)
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Hardware Controllers
The CL-2 Remote Fader is an optional accessory for the 788T/788T-SSD Digital Recorders. The
unit’s linear fader can be programmed for fader control of any 788T input. The CL-2 can be mounted
directly to most boom poles for easy level control of the assigned channel. The CL-2 is also usable
in-hand or placed a flat surface.
The CL-2 is equipped with four programmable switches (two momentary, two latching) which are
assigned from the 788T to control various 788T functions, including Record On and Off. The 30 mm
fader and switches are positioned for ease-of-use by both left- and right-handed users.
The 788T C. Link In port is disabled when the Setup Menu Connection Mode is set to Connect to Wave
Agent. The Sound Devices CL-2 is not functional in this mode.
CL-2 Connection
The CL-2 connects to the 788T via the C.Link Input on the 788T’s back panel. The 788T connects and
powers the CL-2 via the C.Link Input connector, no other powering source is required. Immediately
after connecting the CL-2 it will search and update accordingly to the 788T’s latest version of firmware.
A warning screen will appear should the CL-2 be disconnected during operation. The 788T will retain all CL-2 settings until further action is taken. If the CL-2 is reconnected the 788T will immediately return to the screen viewed prior to the disconnection. All settings will remain the same, provided
that the fader level has not been adjusted. If the check mark is selected, the 788T will revert back to
stand alone operation.
Connecting the CL-2
1.
Connect the included C. Link cable to the 788T’s C. Link Input connector.
2.
Connect the opposite end of the C. Link cable to the CL-2’s C. Link connector.
Refer to the CL-2 User Guide for instructions on how to physically mount the CL-2 to a boom pole.
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CL-2 Panel Descriptions
3
C.Link Out Connector
5
4
5)
6-pin modular (“RJ-12”) connector. Not
a telephone jack! Connects to the 788T
C.Link In for power and operation of the
CL-2.
2)
3)
4)
6)
PWR/Media Activity LED
Multipurpose LED
REC LED
Illuminates red when the 788T is actively recording.
Logic Switch 3 - 4
Logic 3 is a latching switch, Logic 4 is a
momentary switch. Switches are assignable to a number of 788T functions
by entering the Setup Menu option
KEYBOARD/LOGIC IN: ASSIGN. See
CL-2 Logic Switches for details
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Displays post-fade signal level in various colors and intensities to represent
the state of the selected channel. Green =
signal activity, Yellow = post-fade limiter
activity, Red = signal overload (clipping).
Illuminates solid red when the Input is
muted. Inputs are muted from the Input
Settings Window.
Illuminates solid yellow when the channel has been selected for Pre-Fade Listen
(PFL) in the headphone monitor.
Fader
Attenuates the level of any input fader
that it has been assigned to in the Setup
Menu option CL-2: FADER ASSIGN.
Level range is selectable in the Setup
Menu option INPUT: FADER RANGE,
Wide (-infinity or off to +15 dB), Fade
Only (-infinity to 0 dB), or Narrow (-15
to +15 dB) relative to the trim level of
the inputs.
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Hardware Controllers
1)
2
7)
Logic Switch 1 - 2
Logic 1 is a momentary switch, Logic
2 is a latching switch. Switches are assignable to a number of 788T functions
by entering the Setup Menu option
KEYBOARD/LOGIC IN: ASSIGN. See
CL-2 Logic Switches for details.
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1
Illuminates when the CL-2 is powered by the 788T. The color of the LED
indicates media activity. Flashing Green
= media is mounting. Solid Green = all
selected media is ready. Yellow = at least
one media is reading/writing. Red = at
least one media is full or has encountered an error.
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Fader Assignment
The CL-2 Fader controls the fader level of any 788T Input. Fader assignment is done in Setup Menu
option CL-2: FADER ASSIGN.
When connected, the 788T fader or CL-8 fader (if attached) of the selected input will be disabled and
replaced by the CL-2 fader.
Movement of the 788T or CL-8 fader will have no effect on an assigned input while the CL-2 is connected. If the Setup Menu option INPUT: FRONT PANEL CONTROLS is set to Trim Controls and there
is no CL-8 attached, the input selected will be the only input with a fader control. When set to Trim
Controls all other input fader levels default to unity gain (0 dB).
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The CL-2 is equipped with two, two-position programmable toggle switches that can be assigned to
control select functions of the 788T. Switches 1 and 4 are momentary switches and Switches 2 and 3
are latching. The Switches can be assigned to control the following functions in the Setup Menu option KEYBOARD/LOGIC IN: ASSIGN. Please note that momentary switches can be assigned to have
momentary or toggle action, toggle switches can only be assigned to toggle action.
Hardware Controllers
Function
Switches 1, 4
(Momentary)
Momentary
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Toggle
Switches 2, 3
(Latching)
Notes
Toggle Only
Record Button



Sw 1,4 Momentary - Hold to record, release to stop.
Sw 1,4 Toggle - Press and release switch to record,
press and release again to stop.
Sw 2,3 Toggle - On enters record, Off stops the
recording.
Play Button



Sw 1,4 Momentary - Hold to play, release to pause.
Sw 1,4 Toggle - Press and release switch to play,
press and release again to pause.
Sw 2,3 Toggle - On enters playback, Off pauses
playback.
Stop Button

Record Mode - Stops recording
Playback Mode - One press pauses, two presses
stops playback
Fast Forward Button

Press and hold to fast forward playback, release to
resume playback
Rewind Button

Press and hold to rewind playback, release to
resume playback
Menu Button



Sw 1,4 - Acts as Menu Button
Sw 2,3 - On enters Setup Menu, Off exits
HDD Button



Sw 1,4 - Acts as HDD Button
Sw 2,3 - On enters Take List, Off exits
Tone Button

Brightness Button



Acts as the Brightness Button
Input Button



Sw 1,4 - Toggles Track Setup Window / Exits
Sw 2,3 - On enters Track Setup Window, Off exits
Power Button
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Switches 1, 4
(Momentary)
Momentary
Toggle
Switches 2, 3
(Latching)
Notes
Toggle Only
Rotary Switch Push
Button



Acts as Rotary Switch Push Button
Performs action defined in Setup Menu option HP:
Rotary Push Function
Rotary Switch Up



Acts as Rotary Switch Up
(Toggles headphone routings in Main LCD display)
Rotary Switch Down



Acts as Rotary Switch Down
(Toggles headphone routings in Main LCD display)
PFL 1-8



Sw 1,4 - Press and release to enter Input Settings
Window, press and release again to exit
Sw 2,3 - On enters Input Settings Window, Off exits
Slate (CL-8, CL-9 only)

Setup Menu Options


Action varies as defined by shortcut setting
Jam Rx Time Code


Action varies as defined by shortcut setting
Jam Zeros


Action varies as defined by shortcut setting
Jam Value


Action varies as defined by shortcut setting
Edit Value


Action varies as defined by shortcut setting
Edit U-Bits


Action varies as defined by shortcut setting
Increment Scene

Increments Scene Name/Number
False Take

Enters False Take prompt
Connect FireWire

Initiates Computer Connection
Increase LED
Brightness

Increases LED brightness by one step
Decrease LED
Brightness

Decreases LED brightness by one step
Edit Current Take


Enters current take’s Edit Menu
Edit Current Take
Notes


Enters current take’s Notes field
Rename Current Take


Enters current take’s Rename field
Press and hold to activate Slate Mic, release to
deactivate the Slate Mic. CL-8 or CL-9 has to be
connected to activate the Slate Mic.
Hardware Controllers
Function
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Assigning any other functions than the ones listed above to the CL-2 Logic Switches may result in unpredictable behavior.
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CL-8 Controller (optional)
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The CL-8 Controller is an optional control surface for the 788T Digital Recorder that significantly expands its mixing capability and overall usability. Its ergonomic design allows one-handed operation
of many of its functions, freeing the Sound Mixer to control other equipment.
Hardware Controllers
Its large rotary style faders provide the Sound Mixer with precise control of gain levels sent to the
Master Left/Right mix tracks, which can be recorded. The 788T’s Front Panel Input Gain Pots control
the level for the Iso tracks and pre-fade aux tracks.
The Sound mixer can quickly make changes to input settings with the CL-8, including input-to-track
routing, high-pass filter, limiter, and input polarity. It displays input activity and can Solo any input.
The CL-8 has a dedicated button for Slate Mic activity. Additionally, the USB Keyboard pass-through
port permits keyboards to be attached for metadata entry and remote control.
CL-8 Connection
The CL-8 connects to the 788T via the USB Keyboard Input on the 788T’s back panel. The 788T connects and powers the CL-8 via USB, no other powering source is required. Immediately after connecting the CL-8 it will search and update accordingly to the 788T’s latest version of firmware.
The following warning screen will appear should the CL-8 be disconnected during operation.
The 788T will retain all CL-8 settings until further action is taken. If the CL-8 is reconnected the 788T
will immediately return to the screen viewed prior to the disconnection. All settings will remain the
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same, provided that the fader levels have not been adjusted. If the check mark is selected, the 788T
will revert back to stand alone operation.
Refer to the CL-8 user guide for complete instructions on how to physically mount the CL-8 to the 788T.
CL-8 Front Panel Descriptors
1
ALT
L
4
3
2
R
LIM 0
AUX 1
0
L
R
LIM 0
AUX 1
AUX 2
5
0
AUX 2
6
L
R
LIM 0
AUX 1
0
7
AUX 2
L
8
R
LIM 0
AUX 1
0
9
AUX 2
10
L
11
R
LIM 0
AUX 1
0
AUX 2
L
R
LIM 0
AUX 1
0
AUX 2
L
R
LIM 0
AUX 1
0
AUX 2
L
R
LIM 0
AUX 1
0
AUX 2
SLATE
+15
7)
Attenuates the level of each respective
input sent to tracks post fade. Fader range
is adjustable in the Setup Menu option
INPUT: FADER RANGE. Unity gain (0 dB)
position of the fader can be calibrated in
the Setup Menu option FADER CAL.
2)
A Button (A)
B Button (B)
8)
Multipurpose LED
Displays post fade signal level in various colors and intensities to represent the
state of each channel. Green = signal activity, Yellow = post-fade limiter activity,
Red = signal overload (clipping).
Illuminates solid red when the Input has
been muted. Inputs are muted from the
Input Settings Window.
Illuminates solid yellow when the channel has been selected for Pre Fade Listen
(PFL) in the headphone monitor. For
input PFL control, press A and B buttons
simultaneously while in the Main View.
5)
6)
9)
Track R Indicator
Illuminates Blue when the respective
Input has been routed to Track R. To route
the respective Input to Track R, press the
B button while in the CL-8 Main View.
+15
8
+15
Aux 1 Indicator
Aux 2 Indicator
LIM Indicator
Illuminates yellow when the Limiter is
engaged for the respective Input. To engage the limiter, press the A button while
in the CL-8 Input Settings View.
10)
Input Polarity
Illuminates blue when the Input Polarity
has been inversed. To toggle between normal and inverse input polarity, simultaneously press the A and B buttons while in
the CL-8 Input Setting View.
Track L Indicator
Illuminates Blue when the respective
Input has been routed to Track L. To route
the respective Input to Track L, press the
A button while in the CL-8 Main View.
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Illuminates green when the respective
input is routed to the Aux 2 (x2) track prefade. Illuminates red when the respective
input is routed to the Aux 2 (x2) track
post-fade. To route the respective Input
to Aux 2, press the B button while in the
CL-8 Aux Routing View. Press and hold
the B button to toggle between pre- and
post-fade routing.
Selects various parameters depending on
the CL-8 View currently loaded.
4)
+15
Illuminates green when the respective
input is routed to the Aux 1 (x1) track prefade. Illuminates red when the respective
input is routed to the Aux 1 (x1) track
post-fade. To route the respective Input
to Aux 1, press the A button while in the
CL-8 Aux Routing View. Press and hold
the A button to toggle between pre- and
post-fade routing.
Selects various parameters depending on
the CL-8 View currently loaded.
3)
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Fader
5
8
+15
8
4
8
+15
8
3
8
+15
8
2
8
+15
10
1)
8
KEYBOARD
1
11)
High-Pass Filter Indicator
Illuminates yellow when the High-Pass
Filter is engaged for the respective Input.
To engage the High-Pass Filter, press the
B button while in the CL-8 Iput Settings
View.
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CL-8 Side Panel Descriptors
1
2
3
ALT
SLATE
1)
Alt Button
10
Press to toggle between the CL-8 Views
(Main, Aux Routing, and Input Settings).
See CL-8 Views for more details.
2)
Slate Mic Button
Hardware Controllers
Press and hold to activate the 788T Slate
Mic. To adjust the Slate Mic gain, activate the Slate Mic then turn the Rotary
Switch. Gain is adjustable from -46 to
6 dB in 1 dB increments. Slate Mic gain
is only adjustable from the 788T Main
LCD Screen, the gain level is displayed
momentarily in the Sampling Rate field
of the Main LCD screen. The Slate Mic
can be routed to any track, output, or
headphone monitor in the Setup Menu
option COMMS: ROUTING. The Slate Mic
source is set in the Setup Menu option
COMMS: INPUT SOURCE.
KEYBOARD
3)
USB Keyboard Input
USB A Female Connector for USB
keyboards. This acts as a thru port to
the 788T USB Keyboard Input, which
is used to connect the CL-8 to the 788T.
This connector allows for simultaneous
keyboard and CL-8 control.
CL-8 Back Panel Descriptors
1
8
This device complies with the
FCC Rules, Part 15, Class B.
1)
USB Cable Bay
Remove the eight screws to access the
17-inch USB A to USB B cable. Adjust
cable length as needed. Replace this
cable as needed. For CL-8 operation,
connect the USB A Male connector to the
788T USB Keyboard Input.
ALT
SLATE
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CL-8 Fader Control
The rotary-style Faders control the post-fade level of any input sent to a track post-fader. Fader levels
are relative to the trim level of the selected input. At Factory Default, the fader range is -infinity to
+15 dB of gain.
The 0 dB or unity gain position can be calibrated using the 788T Setup Menu option FADER CAL. To
calibrate the faders, set all of the CL-8 faders in the 0 dB position, then enter the Setup Menu option
FADER CAL and press the check mark.
Fader range is adjustable in the Setup Menu option INPUT: FADER RANGE between Wide, Fade
Only, and Narrow. A Wide range (factory default) allows the user to attenuate the fader from negative infinity (off) to +15 dB. Fade Only allows the user to attenuate the fader level from negative
infinity (off) to 0 dB. A narrow range allows the user to adjust the fader level from -15 to +15 dB.
CL-8 Views
The CL-8 allows for quick control of input-to-track routing and input settings on each Input. Use the
Alt button to toggle between the Main, Aux Routing, and Input Settings View.
Main View
•
•
•
•
Input Activity
Left/Right Track Routing
Aux 1/Aux 2 Track Routing
Limiter Status
•
•
•
•
Hardware Controllers
The Main View is always the first of the CL-8 views to be displayed after startup or initial connection
of the CL-8. From the Main View the following settings are displayed for each input.
Input Polarity Status
High-Pass Filter Status
Solo (pre fade listen)
Input Mute
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From the Main View, route any active input to Track L or Track R using the A and B buttons respectively. Solo any active input by simultaneously pressing the A and B buttons. Press the ALT button to
move to the Aux Routing View.
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Aux Routing View
From the Aux Routing View any input can be routed to Track X1 (Aux 1) or X2 (Aux 2) by pressing
the A and B buttons respectively. While in the Aux Routing View the L, R, Lim, Input Polarity and
High-Pass Filter LED indicators are disabled. The Aux 1 and 2 LEDs will illuminate solid for any input that is currently routed to X1 and X2 tracks. The LED illuminates green when the input is routed
pre-fade to the Aux track. The LED illuminates red when the input is routed post-fade to the Aux
track. Toggle between pre and post fade routing by pressing and holding the A and B buttons for
each input. If the input hasn’t been assigned to an Aux track the LED will flash. Press the ALT button
to move to the Input Setting View.
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Input Settings View
From the Input Settings View apply various input settings to any input. Press the A button to enable/disable the Limiter. Press the B button to enable/disable the High-Pass Filter. Simultaneously
press the A and B buttons to invert the polarity of the input.
While in the Input Settings View the L, R, Aux 1, and Aux 2 LED indicators are disabled. Limiter and
High-Pass Filter LEDs illuminate solid yellow when the respective input setting is enabled. Input
Polarity LEDs illuminate solid blue when the input’s polarity has been inverted. The LEDs will flash
respectively on each input if the Limiter and High-Pass Filter are disabled and Input Polarity is normal. Press the ALT button to return to the Main View.
Slate Mic
The CL-8 provides access to the 788T’s Slate Mic, which is commonly used for slating a take or making general announcements.
The term Slate Mic is commonly used in the industry when referring to a microphone used to communicate. To avoid confusion in the following text, the term Slate Mic will refer to the Slate routing,
and the term Com Mic will refer to the microphone used to communicate in all of the communication circuits. The CL-8 provides access to the Slate routing only. The CL-9 Linear Fader Controller
provides access to the Slate Mic and the talk back (COM1 and COM2) circuits.
Com Input Source
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The Com Input source is defined in the Setup Menu option COMMS: INPUT SOURCE as:
• Disabled,
• Built-In,
• or, External (Input 8)
The selected source serves as the send for the Slate system. At Factory Default, the Com Send Source
is disabled. When set to disabled the Slate button is disabled. The Com Send Source shares Input 8’s
signal path. When the Slate is active the Input 8 destinations will be silent. The audio performance of
the 788T’s Built-In Mic is not suitable for critical recording applications.
The Com Send Source shares Input 8’s signal path. This allows for flexible routing of the Com send source
for all communication systems. However, this does mean that whenever a communication system is active
the Input 8 routing destinations receive the Com Send signal.
1.
Enter the Setup Menu option COMMS: INPUT SOURCE.
2.
Select the External (Input 8) option. A Notice appears reminding the user that the Slate and
Comms use input 8’s signal path. Press the check mark to continue.
3.
Connect an audio source that is to be used as the Com Mic to the TA3 Input 8 on the 788T.
4.
Slide the Input 8 Selector Switch to the right to enter the Input 8 Settings Window.
5.
Setup the input accordingly. That is, choose input type, phantom power, etc... The Input-toTrack routing for Input 8 is unavailable when set as the Com Mic.
6.
Set the trim level of the External Com Mic using the 788T Input 8 Front Panel Gain Control.
7.
See Slate Mic Routing and Slate Mic Level for additional setup details.
Hardware Controllers
To use an external microphone as a Com Mic follow these steps.
Slate Mic Routing
The Slate Mic signal can be sent to any Track, Output, or Headphone monitor from the Setup Menu
option COMMS: ROUTING. When the Slate Mic is activated, the Com Mic signal overrides the program feed of these destinations. At Factory default, the Slate Mic is routed to all tracks, outputs, and
headphone monitors.
1.
With a CL-8 connected, enter the Setup Menu option COMMS: ROUTING.
2.
Using the Rotary Switch, scroll through the available destinations. The lower case letters
represent headphone montiors, the numbers represent outputs, and the capitalized letters
represent tracks.
Lower-case letters
represent Headphone
Monitors
Numbers
represent
Outputs
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To route the Slate Mic to select destinations follow these steps.
Upper-case
letters represent
Tracks
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3.
Press in on the Rotary Switch to toggle the routing status of a selected destination. The Slate
Mic is routed to all of the highlighted options.
Slate Mic Level
The Slate Mic gain level can be adjusted from -46 to 6 dB in 1 dB increments. Follow these steps to
adjust the gain of the Slate Mic.
From the 788T’s Main LCD Screen, press and hold the SLATE button on the CL-8’s Left Panel.
2.
Turn the Rotary Switch to adjust the gain. The gain level is momentarily displayed in the
Sample Rate field of the LCD display.
3.
Release the SLATE button to deactivate the Slate Mic.
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CL-9 Linear Fader Controller (optional)
The CL-9 Linear Fader Controller is an optional accessory for the 788T Digital Recorder. It significantly expands the mixing capability and accessibility of the recorder. The following is a list of key
features of the CL-9.
100 mm ultra-low latency linear faders on each input for precise control of post-fade levels
Master rotary faders for Left, Right, Aux1, and Aux2 Tracks
Provides access to the 788T parametric EQ
Provides access to continuous pan to the Left and Right Tracks
Provides access to the slating system
Provides access to two separate private bidirectional talk back systems
Allows user to quickly change parameters of various functions
Allows user to quickly change input-to-track routing and track enabled status
Allows user to quickly solo any input, track, or output in the headphone monitor
Ability to quickly mute outputs
No extended power sources required. Control and powering via a single USB cable.
Hardware Controllers
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
CL-9 Connection
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The CL-9 is connected to the 788T and powered from it via USB; no other powering source is required. Connect the 788T’s rear panel KEYBD USB-A port to the CL-9’s rear panel 788T USB-B port.
Once connected, the CL-9 immediately updates according to the 788T’s latest version of firmware.
Connect the 788T Headphone Output to the CL-9’s 788T Headphone Input on the rear panel using a
3.5 mm or 1/4-inch to 1/4-inch TRS cable. This allows the CL-9 to be the master headphone control
of the entire 788T/CL-9 system.
The following warning screen appears when the USB connection between a CL-9 and 788T is disrupted.
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If disconnected, the 788T retains all CL-9 settings unless the user confirms disconnection. All CL-9
only settings will then be disabled, including Fader levels, COMs, Slate, EQ, Pan, and Output Mute.
If the CL-9 is reconnected without pressing confirmation, the 788T returns to the screen viewed prior
to disconnection. All settings remain the same, provided that the fader levels have not been adjusted.
CL-9 Front and Top Panel Descriptors
1
2
3
4
5
22
6
10
7
21
8
9
20
10
11
19
Hardware Controllers
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13
18
16
17
1)
Channel Fader
3)
100 mm linear faders. Adjusts the level of
each respective input sent to tracks postfade. Fader range is adjustable in the Setup Menu option INPUT: FADER RANGE.
2)
15
14
Ring LEDs
Displays pre-fade signal level in various
colors and intensities to represent the
state of each channel. Green = pre-fade
signal activity, Yellow = pre- and postfade limiter activity, Red = signal overload (clipping). The LEDs illuminate solid
red to indicate a muted input or solid
yellow for soloed channel. When routing
Inputs-to-Tracks from the CL-9, the LED
illuminates solid green to indicate prefade routing and solid red for post-fade
routing. See CL-9 Input-to-Track Routing.
Rotary Encoders
The rotary encoders control several functions depending on the active mode. Press
to solo (PFL) the input or output in the
headphones, press and hold to toggle the
setting status, and turn to adjust the setting value. See CL-9 Modes.
4)
Track Buttons
Press to enable or disable the track for recording. Press and hold for one second to
solo the Track and enter the CL-9 Inputto-Track Routing Mode. See CL-9 Input-toTrack Routing.
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A solid blue LED indicates that the
respective track is armed and ready to
record. A flashing blue LED indicates that
the track is enabled but no active input
is routed to it and it will not be recorded.
The LED remains off when the track is
disabled. The LED flashes green to indicate that the track is soloed and Input-toTrack Routing is active for that track. See
CL-9 Input-to-Track Routing.
6)
Two-position switch. Slide and hold
left to engage talk back to COM2. Slide
right to listen to RTN 2 in the headphone
monitor. For RTN2 momentary action,
slide and hold switch in position for one
second or longer.
Press and release Shift then slide and
hold COM2 (right) to activate the Slate.
Press and release Shift then slide and hold
COM2 (left) to activate the Tone Oscillator. The LED flashes green when the RTN
is active and is solid green when the COM
is active. The LED flashes blue when the
Slate Mic is active and is solid blue when
Tone is active.
Left/Right Track Gain Controls
Adjusts the Master Left and Right Track
levels from -60 to +15 dB.
7)
Aux Track LEDs
See Track LEDs.
8)
14)
Aux Track Buttons
Aux Track Gain Controls
15)
CL-9 Headphone Level
Duplicates the 788T Headphone Level
Control, turn to adjust the level of the
788T Headphone Outputs. Press in to
toggle RTN Mono Mode on or off. The
RTN audio is sent to both sides of the
headphone monitor in RTN Mono Mode.
When RTN, Slate, and COM switches are
held in position, turn the encoder to adjust the levels of each signal respectively.
In the Setup Menu, press to perform “X”
action, press and hold to return to the
Main display.
11)
12)
16)
RTN Mono LED
Illuminates solid green when in RTN
Mono mode. The RTN audio is sent to
both sides of the headphone monitor.
COM1/RTN 1 Switch and LED
Two-position switch. Slide and hold left
to engage talk back to COM1. Slide right
to listen to RTN 1 in the headphone monitor, slide again to deactivate. For RTN1
momentary action, press and hold for one
second or longer. The LED flashes green
when the RTN is active and is solid green
when the COM is active.
17)
CL-9 Headphone Outputs
1/4-inch and 3.5 mm TRS stereo headphone connectors. Can drive headphones
from 8 to 1000 ohm impedances to very
high levels. Tip = left, ring = right, sleeve
= ground.
Select Encoder
From the 788T Main display turn the
encoder to scroll through headphone
monitor sources; press action is user
selectable in the Setup Menu. Press and
hold for one second to enter the Setup
Menu. When in the Setup Menu, turn to
move between menu selections; press to
enter selections or enter data. To adjust
the LED brightness level of the CL-9, hold
the 788T Backlight key and turn the CL-9
Select Encoder.
Stop Button
Duplicates the behavior of the 788T Stop
Button.
Adjusts the Aux 1 and 2 Track levels from
-60 to +15 dB.
10)
Record Button and LED
Duplicates the behavior of the 788T Record Button and LED.
See Track Buttons.
9)
COM2/RTN 2 Switch and LED
Hardware Controllers
Track LEDs
18)
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5)
Shift Button
Press and release to activate Shift Mode,
then press a Mode Button or COM switch
to activate the secondary function of the
button or switch. Secondary functions
include, User Modes, Tone, and Slate.
19)
Output/User 4 Button
Press to enter Output Mode. Press shift
then OUTPUT Button to enter User 4
as defined in the Setup Menu option
CL-9: USER 1-4 ASSIGN. See Output
Mode.
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20)
Pan/User 3 Button
22)
Press to enter Pan Mode. Press shift
then PAN Button to enter User 3 as
defined in the Setup Menu option
CL-9: USER 1-4 ASSIGN. See Pan Mode.
21)
EQ Frequency/User 1 Button
Press to enter EQ Frequency Mode. Press
shift then EQ FREQ Button to enter User
1 as defined in the Setup Menu option CL-9: USER 1-4 ASSIGN.. See EQ
Frequency Mode. Press EQ GAIN and EQ
FREQ Buttons together to enter Q-Factor
Mode. See Q-Factor Mode.
EQ Gain/User 2 Button
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Press to enter EQ Gain Mode. Press shift
then EQ GAIN Button to enter User 2
as defined in the Setup Menu option
CL-9: USER 1-4 ASSIGN.. See EQ Gain
Mode. Press EQ GAIN and EQ FREQ Buttons together to enter Q-Factor Mode. See
Q-Factor Mode.
CL-9 Rear Panel Descriptors
Hardware Controllers
1
1)
2
3
4
5
788T USB-B Input
6
7
5)
For CL-9 operation and power, connect
to the 788T’s rear panel KEYBD USB-A
connector.
2)
3)
4)
1/4-inch TRS stereo unbalanced jack.
For connecting the 788T Headphone
Output to the CL-9. Tip = left, ring =
right, sleeve = ground.
USB Keyboard Input
USB-A female connector for USB keyboards. This acts as a thru port to the
788T USB Keyboard Input, which is
used to connect the CL-9 to the 788T.
This connector allows for simultaneous
keyboard and CL-9 use.
6)
XLR RTN 1
7)
Active-balanced analog line-level input
for return monitoring. Pin-1 ground,
pin-2 (+), pin-3 ().
XLR RTN 2
Active-balanced analog line-level input
for return monitoring. Pin-1 ground,
pin-2 (+), pin-3 ().
788T Headphone Input
Line-Level Headphone Output
1/4-inch TRS stereo unbalanced jack,
line-level output. Program is identical
to the CL-9’s front panel Headphone
Outputs. Tip = left, ring = right, sleeve =
ground.
Footswitch Input
1/4-inch TRS jack with two GPI
lines. Used to trigger select 788T
functions. Functionality is assigned in the Setup Menu option
KEYBOARD/LOGIC IN: ASSIGN.
CL-9 Fader Control
The eight 100 mm faders control the fader level of the eight inputs. Faders only have effect on an
input when it is being sent to a track post-fade.
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The 0 dB, or unity gain, position can be calibrated using the 788T Setup Menu option FADER CAL. To
calibrate the faders, set all of the CL-9 faders in the 0 dB position, then enter the Setup Menu option
FADER CAL and press the check mark.
The Faders range is selected in the Setup Menu option INPUT: FADER RANGE between Wide, Fade
Only, and Narrow. A Wide range (factory default) results in fader control from negative infinity (off)
to +15 dB. Fade Only allows the user to attenuate the fader level from negative infinity (off) to 0 dB.
A Narrow range allows the user to adjust the fader level from -15 to +15 dB.
CL-9 Master Gain Level Controls
Hardware Controllers
The CL-9 Master Gain Level Controls adjust the level of the tracks L, R, X1, and X2. Levels are adjustable from -60 to +15 dB. The 12 o’clock position is unity gain (0 dB). When adjusting a track’s level
control, the level of each track in the stereo pair is temporarily displayed on the 788T Main LCD
display.
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When connected, the CL-9 takes over control of the Master and Aux Track levels. The 788T Master
Gain Levels Window is still accessible, but track level adjustment from the 788T is locked out. This
prevents any discrepancy between actual track level and the physical position of the Master Gain
Level Control.
The CL-9 Master Gain Level Controls can be linked as stereo pairs in the 788T Master Gain Levels
Window. The master stereo pair is linked when both the L and R boxes are highlighted, and the Aux
tracks are linked when both the X1 and X2 boxes are highlighted. For example, the following image
indicates that the Left and Right Tracks are linked as a stereo pair and the Aux tracks are not.
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When linked, the track levels of the pair are controlled by a single gain control; Tracks L and R are
controlled by the L Master Gain Level Control and Tracks X1 and X2 are controlled by the X1 gain
level.
CL-9 Headphone Monitor
The Sound Mixer is able to monitor several sources in headphones, including the 788T Headphone
Monitor Selection, COM Sends, and the CL-9 Returns. For this to work it is required that the 788T
Headphone Output is connected to the CL-9’s rear panel connector labeled 788T Headphone In.
Make the connection using either a 3.5 mm or 1/4-inch to 1/4-inch TRS cable.
Headphone Level
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When the CL-9 is connected, the CL-9 Headphone Level Control duplicates the 788T Headphone
Level Control. That is, it adjusts the level of the 788T Headphone Outputs. Headphone Levels can be
adjusted from Off, -40 dB to +26 dB. When adjusting the Headphone Level the gain is displayed on
the 788T Main LCD display.
Hardware Controllers
The Headphone Level Control also adjusts the RTN and Slate Microphone levels while the various
function’s toggle switches are being held in position. Press in on the CL-9 Headphone Level Control
to toggle the RTN Mono mode on or off. When RTN Mono is active the RTN is sent to both sides of
the headphone monitor. See CL-9 Communications for details.
Level Control
Description
Action
CL-9 Headphone
Duplicates the 788T Headphone Level Control. Controls
the overall level of the 788T Headphone Outputs.
COM1 Send
Controls the COM1 send level sent to routed destinations. Hold COM1 switch to the Left then turn the
CL-9 Headphone Level Control
COM2 Send
Controls the COM2 send level sent to routed destinations. Hold COM2 switch to the left then turn the
CL-9 Headphone Level Control
Slate Send
Controls the Slate send level sent to routed destinations.
Press and release Shift, then hold the
COM2 switch to the right and turn the
CL-9 Headphone Level Control
RTN1
Controls the monitor level of the CL-9 RTN1.
Hold the RTN1 switch to the right, then
turn the CL-9 Headphone Level Control
RTN2
Controls the monitor level of the CL-9 RTN2.
Hold the RTN2 switch to the right, then
turn the CL-9 Headphone Level Control
Turn the CL-9 Headphone Level Control
Monitor Selection
The CL-9 Select Encoder duplicates the 788T Rotary Switch when the CL-9 is connected. Turn the
Select Encoder to scroll through the available headphone routings as defined in the Setup Menu option HP: MONITOR MODES. Press the Select Encoder to quickly access a favorite headphone mode or
switch playback drives, as defined in the Setup Menu option HP: ROTARY PUSH FUNCTION.
Setup Menu Navigation From CL-9
To enter the Setup Menu press and hold the CL-9 Select Encoder for one second or longer. While in
the Setup Menu, use the Select Encoder to scroll through menus and select menu items. Press the
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CL-9 Level Control to perform “X” actions in the Setup Menu. That is, cancel and exit menus. Press
and hold the CL-9 Level Control to immediately return to the 788T Main LCD Display.
Soloing Inputs. Outputs, or Tracks
The CL-9 allows the Sound Mixer to quickly solo any input, output, or track. To solo an input in the
headphone monitor, press and release the Rotary Encoder for that input. To solo an output, select
Output Mode, then press and release the respective output’s Rotary Encoder. See CL-9 Mode for
details. To solo a track in the headphone monitor, press and hold the Track Button for one second
or longer. Soloing a track also enters the CL-9 Input-to-Track Routing Mode. See CL-9 Input-to-Track
Routing for details.
The CL-9 also allows for quick access to return monitoring. See Returns and CL-9 Communications for
details.
EQ
Connecting the CL-9 to the 788T grants the Sound Mixer access to the 788T’s parametric EQ. The EQ
settings are adjustable on each input and are applied pre-fade. EQ is not available with Sampling
Rates at 88.2 kHz or above.
Hardware Controllers
All EQ settings are disabled and unavailable when the CL-9 is disconnected.
EQ settings are adjusted from the CL-9 surface. The EQ Frequency, EQ Gain, and EQ Q-Factor of
each input is adjusted when the respective mode is active. See CL-9 Modes for details. EQ settings are
displayed on the 788T’s main LCD display when an EQ Mode is active.
EQ Frequency is adjusted from 30 Hz to 10 kHz in 10 Hz steps and from 10.1 kHz to 20 kHz in 100
Hz steps. EQ Gain is adjusted from -12 to +12 dB in 1 dB increments. The EQ Q-factor is adjustable
from 0.1 to 10 in 0.1 steps. An input’s EQ setting can also be bypassed from any of the EQ Modes.
The EQ is off when bypassed, the EQ settings are stored but are completely removed from the signal
path. Bypass allows the user to quickly compare the difference of the input with and without the EQ
settings applied.
Pan
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Access to the 788T’s Pan controls are only available when a CL-9 is attached. Pan settings are adjustable on each input and each input can be panned continuously between the Left and Right Tracks.
An input must be routed post-fade to both Left and Right Tracks for full continuous pan between
Left and Right.
Pan Settings are disabled when the CL-9 is disconnected.
An input has a total of 37 possible pan positions between Left and Right. That is, 18 Left positions,
one Center position that sends the input equally to both L and R Tracks, and 18 Right positions. Pan
settings are displayed on the 788T Main LCD display when Pan is the active mode. See CL-9 Modes
for details.
Encoder Acceleration
Each input’s Rotary Encoder can control various parameters of that input, depending on the active
CL-9 Mode (see CL-9 Mode Basics). Since Trim Gain and EQ Frequency Modes have a larger range
than other modes, the “acceleration” of the Rotary Encoders in these modes can be configured. “Ac-
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celeration” here refers the speed at which the value changes relative to the speed at which the Rotary
Encoder is rotated.
• Classic: The acceleration algorithm is the same as past firmware versions.
• Fixed (Max): Each click of the Rotary Encoder will adjust the value at the maximum incremental amount.
• 2-Speed (Up to max): 2 different adjustment rates that correspond to increasing rotation
speeds.
• 3-Speed (Up to max): 3 different adjustment rates that correspond to increasing rotation
speeds.
Encoder Acceleration is configured in Setup Menu option CL-9 ENCODER ACCELERATION.
CL-9 Mode Basics
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The CL-9 Mode Buttons allow the user to quickly access a variety of parameters, including the EQ
and Pan settings. There are six Factory Modes and four assignable User Modes on the CL-9. The active mode determines the functionality of the Rotary Encoders and CL-9 Ring LEDs.
Trim (default) mode is the main operational mode. When in Trim mode none of the Mode LEDs are
illuminated. Trim mode is always the first active mode upon power up of the 788T/ CL-9 system or
after connecting the CL-9 to the 788T.
Hardware Controllers
To navigate to another Factory Mode, press one of the Mode Buttons. To access a User Mode, press
and release the Shift Button, the Shift LED flashes blue, then press the assigned Mode Button. To
return to Trim mode, press the currently active mode’s button again. When a Factory Mode is active, the respective Mode LED flashes green. When a User Mode is active, the respective Mode LED
flashes blue. The specific setting for the active mode is displayed on the 788T Main LCD display.
In all modes except Output Mode, the CL-9 Ring LEDs indicate pre-fade signal level (PFL) in various colors and intensities to represent the state of each channel. See Output Mode for details. Green
= signal activity, Yellow = pre- and post-fade limiter activity, Red = signal overload (clipping). The
LEDs illuminate solid red when an input is muted and solid yellow when soloed in the headphone
monitor. If no valid sync source is detected, the CL-9 Ring LED rings flashes yellow.
In all modes except Output Mode, press an input’s rotary encoder to solo (PFL) the input. See Output
Mode for details. Mode-specific functions are toggled by pressing and holding the Rotary Encoders for
one second or longer. Modes that have variable settings are adjusted by turning the Rotary Encoders.
Factory Modes
The six Factory Modes are:
• Trim (Default)
• EQ Frequency
• EQ Gain
• EQ Q-Factor
• Pan
• Output
To access a mode, press a Mode Button. Press the selected Mode Button again to return to Trim
mode. To immediately access another mode, press any one of the Mode Buttons. When a mode is
active, the respective Mode LED flashes green. The following chart illustrates the behavior of each of
the factory modes.
Mode
Trim (default)
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Ring LED
Metering (PFL + Post-EQ)
Input Solo (yellow)
Input Mute (red)
788T LCD
Display
Trim Levels in dB.
Encoder
Turn
Trim Level adjust
Encoder
Press
Toggles Input Solo
Encoder Press
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Mode
Ring LED
788T LCD
Display
Encoder
Turn
Encoder
Press
Encoder Press
and Hold
EQ Frequency
Metering (PFL + Post-EQ)
Input Solo (yellow)
Input Mute (red)
EQ Frequency
in Hz
EQ Frequency
adjust
Toggles Input Solo
Toggles EQ On/Off
(Bypass control)
EQ Gain
Metering (PFL + Post-EQ)
Input Solo (yellow)
Input Mute (red)
EQ Gain in dB
EQ Gain adjust
Toggles Input Solo
Toggles EQ On/Off
(Bypass control)
Q Factor
Metering (PFL + Post-EQ)
Input Solo (yellow)
Input Mute (red)
Q-Factor in steps
Q-Factor adjust
Toggles Input Solo
Toggles EQ On/Off
(Bypass control)
Pan
Metering (PFL + Post-EQ)
Input Solo (yellow)
Input Mute (red)
Pan position
Pan adjust
Toggles Input Solo
N/A
Output
Output Metering (preoutput gain)
Output Mute (red)
Output Solo (yellow)
Output Level
in dB
Output Level
adjust
Toggles Output
Solo
Toggles Output Mute
Trim Mode (Default)
Hardware Controllers
In Trim Mode, turn an input’s Rotary Encoder to adjust the trim level of the respective input. The
788T Front Panel Gain Knobs are used solely to turn inputs on and off when the CL-9 is connected.
The trim gain of the input and neighboring input is displayed in dB on the 788T Main LCD Display
while being adjusted. When in Trim Mode, none of the Mode LEDs are illuminated. Encoder Acceleration applies to Trim Mode (see Encoder Acceleration).
EQ Frequency
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In EQ Frequency Mode, turn an input’s Rotary Encoder to adjust the EQ frequency of the respective
input. EQ Frequency is adjusted from 30 Hz to 10 kHz in 10 Hz steps and from 10.1 kHz to 20 kHz in
100 Hz steps. To Bypass an EQ setting, press and hold the input’s Rotary Encoder for one second or
longer. When EQ Frequency Mode is active, the EQ FREQ Mode LED flashes green and EQ Frequency settings are displayed in Hz on the 788T Main LCD display. Encoder Acceleration applies to EQ
Frequency Mode (see Encoder Acceleration).
EQ Gain
In EQ Gain Mode, turn an input’s Rotary Encoder to adjust the EQ Gain of the respective input. EQ
gain is adjusted from -12 to +12 dB in 1 dB increments. To Bypass an EQ setting, press and hold the
input’s Rotary Encoder for one second or longer. When EQ Gain Mode is active, the EQ GAIN Mode
LED flashes green and EQ gain settings are displayed in dB on the 788T Main LCD display.
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EQ Q-Factor
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Simultaneously press the EQ FREQ and EQ GAIN buttons to enter Q-Factor Mode. In EQ Q-Factor
Mode, turn an input’s Rotary Encoder to adjust the Q-Factor of the respective input. The Q-factor is
adjustable from 0.1 to 10 in 0.1 steps. To Bypass an EQ setting, press and hold the input’s Rotary Encoder for one second or longer. When Q-Factor Mode is active, both the EQ FREQ and the EQ GAIN
Mode LEDs flash green and Q-Factor settings are displayed on the 788T Main LCD display.
Hardware Controllers
Pan
In Input Pan Mode, turn an input’s Rotary Encoder to adjust the panning position of the input. An
input has a total of 37 possible stereo image positions. That is, 18 Left positions, one Center position
that sends the input equally to both L and R Tracks, and 18 Right positions. When Pan Mode is active, the Pan Mode LED flashes green and Pan settings are displayed on the 788T Main LCD display.
Output
The CL-9 Ring LEDs and channel solo behave differently in Output Mode than they do in any of
the other modes. In Output Mode, the CL-9 Ring LEDs illuminate in various colors and intensities
to indicate output source activity pre-output gain. Green = output source signal activity and Red =
output source signal overload (clipping). The LEDs illuminate solid red when an output is muted
and solid yellow when an output is soloed in the headphone monitor. Press the Rotary Encoder to
solo the respective output in the headphone monitor. The signal sent to the headphone monitor is the
output source before any output gain is applied. The CL-9 Ring LEDs and Rotary Encoders for 7 and
8 remain off, as there are only six outputs on the 788T.
Turn an output’s Rotary Encoder to adjust the respective output’s level. Output level is adjustable
from -40 to 0 dB in increments of 1 dB. Press and hold the Rotary Encoder for one second or longer
to mute the respective output. When Output Mode is active, the OUTPUT LED flashes green and the
output level is displayed in dB on the 788T Main LCD display.
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Output Mutes are only available with a CL-9 attached. Muted outputs return to the set level in Setup
Menu option OUTPUT X: ANALOG GAIN when the CL-9 is disconnected.
User Modes (U1-U4)
The CL-9 has four assignable User Modes. User Modes are assigned in the Setup Menu option
CL-9 USER 1-4: ASSIGN. User selectable modes include:
• Input Limiter Mode
• Input Delay Mode
• Input Low Cut Mode
• Input Polarity Mode
• Phantom Power Mode
• None
1.
Navigate to the Setup Menu option CL-9: USER 1-4 ASSIGN, then press the check mark or
push in on the Select Encoder.
2.
Turn the Select Encoder to navigate through the available modes. Press in on the Select Encoder or press the check mark to select an option and move to the next user mode.
3.
Repeat step 3 until all four User Modes have been assigned. Select None if no User Mode is
desired.
4.
Once the fourth User Mode is selected the 788T exits the CL-9 USER 1-4 ASSIGN menu and
returns to the Setup Menu. Exit the Setup Menu.
Hardware Controllers
At Factory Default all user modes are set to none. To assign a User Mode follow these steps.
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To access a User Mode, press and release the Shift Button, the Shift LED flashes blue, then press the
assigned Mode Button. Press the Mode Button again to return to Trim Mode. To immediately access
another mode, press any one of the Mode Buttons. To access another User Mode, press and release
Shift then press a Mode Button. When a User Mode is active, the respective Mode LED flashes blue.
The following chart illustrates the behavior of each of the User Modes.
Mode
Ring LED
788T LCD
Display
Encoder
Turn
Encoder
Press
Encoder Press
and Hold
Low Cut
(User Mode)
Metering (PFL + Post-EQ)
Input Solo (yellow)
Input Mute (red)
High-Pass Filter
frequency in Hz
Adjusts the
High-Pass
Frequency
Toggles Input Solo Toggles High-Pass
Filter On/Off
Limiter
(User Mode)
Metering (PFL + Post-EQ)
Input Solo (yellow)
Input Mute (red)
LIM On/Off
N/A
Toggles Input Solo Toggles Limiter On/
Off
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Mode
Ring LED
788T LCD
Display
Encoder
Turn
Encoder
Press
Encoder Press
and Hold
Phantom
(User Mode)
Metering (PFL + Post-EQ)
Input Solo (yellow)
Input Mute (red)
48V, 48VL, 48V Off
N/A
Toggles Input Solo Toggles 48V, 48VL,
and Off
Input Delay
(User Mode)
Metering (PFL + Post-EQ)
Input Solo (yellow)
Input Mute (red)
Input Delay in mS
Input Delay
adjust
Toggles Input Solo N/A
Polarity
(User Mode)
Metering (PFL + Post-EQ)
Input Solo (yellow)
Input Mute (red)
Polarity Inv/Norm
N/A
Toggles Input Solo Toggles Polarity Inv/
Norm
Low Cut Mode (User)
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In Low Cut Mode, turn a Rotary Encoder to adjust the frequency roll off point for the selected input.
To toggle an input’s High-Pass Filter on or off, press and hold the input’s Rotary Encoder for one
second or longer. The roll off point is adjustable from 40 to 320 Hz in increments of 10 Hz. High-Pass
Filter status is displayed on the 788T Main LCD Display while in Low Cut Mode.
Hardware Controllers
Input Limiter Mode (User)
In Input Limiter Mode, press and hold the input’s Rotary Encoder for one second or longer to toggle
an input’s Limiter on or off. Input Limiters are not available when set to sampling rates of 88.2 kHz
and above. Limiter status is displayed on the 788T Main LCD Display while in Input Limiter Mode.
Phantom Power Mode (User)
In Phantom Power Mode, press and hold the input’s Rotary Encoder for one second or longer to
toggle an input’s Phantom Power between 48V, 48VL or Off. Phantom Power status is displayed on
the 788T Main LCD Display while in Phantom Power Mode.
Input Delay Mode (User)
In Input Delay Mode, turn an input’s Rotary Encoder to adjust the Input Delay for the respective input. Input Delay is adjustable from 0 to 30 mS in increments of .1 mS. Maximum Input Delay values
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are reduced to 15 mS with sampling rates at or above 88.2 kHz and 7.5 mS with sampling rates at
or above 96.096 kHz. The Input Delay values are displayed on the 788T Main LCD Display while in
Input Delay Mode.
Input Polarity Mode (User)
Hardware Controllers
In Input Polarity Mode, press and hold the input’s Rotary Encoder for one second or longer to toggle
the polarity of an input between normal and reversed. The Input Polarity status is displayed on the
788T Main LCD Display while in Input Polarity Mode.
None (User)
When a User Mode is set to none, the Shift function does not apply to the assigned button. Pressing
shift, then pressing a User Button set to none, loads that Button’s Factory Mode.
CL-9 Input-to-Track Routing
Mode
Track Routing
Ring LED
788T LCD
Display
Input Routed Pre-Fade N/A
(green)
Input Routed Post-Fade
(red)
Encoder
Turn
N/A
Encoder Press
Toggles Routing of
Input to Track
Encoder Press
and Hold
Toggles all inputs
routed to that track as
Pre- or Post-Fade
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Input Routing and Track Enabling are performed directly from the CL-9 interface without having to
enter any of the 788T menus. The A-H, and L,R Track Buttons are located on the top row of the CL-9.
The Aux 1 and 2 Track (X1, X2) Buttons are located immediately below the Left and Right Master
Gain Level Controls.
Press and release a Track button to enable the respective track. The Track LEDs illuminate blue when
a track is ready to record (Armed). By default, the Track LED flashes blue to indicate that the track is
record enabled but no active input is routed to it and therefore will not be recorded. The Track LED
remains off when the Track is disabled.
The flashing behavior of the Track LED can be disabled with the Setup Menu option Meter: Track Arm
LEDs.
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Track LED
Track Status
Description
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Off
Track is disabled and will not be recorded.
Track is disabled in the Track Setup Window or by pressing
the CL-9 Track Button. This is useful when using a track as
an output or monitoring bus, without having to record it.
Flashing Blue
Track is enabled but will not be recorded.
Track is enabled in the Track Setup Window or by pressing
the CL-9 Track Button but the track is not armed for any one
of the following reasons:
• No inputs are routed to the track
• Inputs routed to the track are not turned on. Turn on inputs
by clicking the 788T Trim pots clockwise
• Track is not routed to a media in the Track-to-Media menu.
Solid Blue
Track is enabled and will be recorded.
Track has been enabled in the Track Setup Window or by
pressing the CL-9 Track Button and there is one or more active inputs routed to it.
Flashing Green
Input-to-Track Routing and Track Solo
The Track is soloed in the headphone monitor. Input-to-Track
routing is active. Press a rotary encoder to route the input to
the track. Press and hold a rotary encoder to toggle pre- and
post-fade routing. CL-9 Ring LEDs that are green are routed
pre-fade to the track. CL-9 Ring LEDs that are red are routed
post-fade to the track.
Hardware Controllers
To activate Input-to-Track Routing Mode on the CL-9, press and hold any Track Button for 1 second
or longer. The Track LED flashes green when the track is selected for input routing. The selected
track is soloed in the headphone monitor. To exit Input-to-Track Routing Mode, press and release
the selected Track Button again. Input-to-Track Routing Mode can be accessed from any mode and
always exits to Trim (default) Mode.
When in Input-to-Track Routing Mode, press any input’s Rotary Encoder to route that input to the
selected track. The CL-9 Ring LEDs indicate input-to-track routing status. An input’s Ring LED illuminates if the input is routed to the selected track. The color of the LED indicates pre- or post-fade
routing status. Green LEDs indicated pre-fade routing and red LEDs indicate post-fade routing. To
toggle pre- and post-fade routing status, press and hold an input’s Rotary Encoder for .5 seconds or
longer. Pre- and post-fade assignments are applied to all inputs routed to that track.
CL-9 Communications
The CL-9 provides access to the 788T Communication Systems. This allows the Sound Mixer to have
a Slating System for slating takes and making general announcements and two separate bidirectional
Talk Back (COM1 and COM2) Systems, typically used as a private communication line between the
Sound Mixer and another member of the crew, such as a Boom Op. Each system has its own flexible
routing and control of levels.
The term Slate Mic is commonly used in the industry when referring to a microphone used to communicate. To avoid confusion in the following text, the term Slate Mic will refer to the Slate routing,
and the term Com Send Source will refer to the source used to communicate in all of the Communication Systems.
Com Send Source
The Com Send Source is defined in the Setup Menu option COMMS: COM SOURCE as:
• Disabled,
• Built-In,
• or, External (Input 8)
The selected source serves as the send for the Slate, COM1, and COM2 systems. At Factory Default,
the Com Send Source is disabled. When set to disabled the Slate, COM1, and COM2 toggles are
disabled. The Com Send Source shares Input 8’s signal path. When the Slate, COM1, or COM2 is
active the Input 8 destinations will be silent. The audio performance of the 788T’s Built-In Mic is not
suitable for critical recording applications.
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The Com Send Source shares Input 8’s signal path. This allows for flexible routing of the Com send source
for all communication systems. However, this does mean that whenever a communication system is active
the Input 8 routing destinations receive the Com Send signal.
1.
Enter the Setup Menu option COMMS: SEND SOURCE.
2.
Select the External (Input 8) option. A Notice appears reminding the user that the Slate and
Comms use input 8’s signal path. Press the check mark to continue.
3.
Connect a microphone to the 788T’s Input 8 TA3 connector. Line-level and Digital sources can
also be used as the Com Send Source.
4.
Slide the Input 8 Selector Switch to the right to enter the Input 8 Settings Window.
5.
Setup the input type and phantom power required for the attached microphone. The Inputto-Track routing for Input 8 is unavailable when set to External in the COMMS: SEND SOURCE.
6.
Set the trim level using the CL-9’s input 8 Rotary Encoder while in Trim Mode. Each Slate,
COM1, and COM2 system has it’s own level control for making fine adjustments to the send
level.
7.
See Slate and COMs for additional setup details regarding activation, level, and routing.
Hardware Controllers
To use an external microphone as a Com Send Source follow these steps.
Slate
The Slate can be routed to any Track, Output, or Headphone monitor in the Setup Menu option
COMMS: ROUTING. When the Slate is activated, the Com Send Source overrides the program feed of
the selected destinations. At Factory default, the Slate is routed to all tracks, outputs, and headphone
monitors.
To route the Slate to select destinations follow these steps.
With a CL-9 connected, enter the Setup Menu option COMMS: ROUTING.
2.
Using the CL-9 Select Encoder (or 788T Rotary Switch), scroll through the available destinations. The lower case letters represent headphone montiors, the numbers represent outputs,
and the capitalized letters represent tracks. The Com Send Source must be routed to one or
both of the headphone monitors in order to hear it when the Slate is active.
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Lower-case letters
represent Headphone
Monitors
3.
Numbers
represent
Outputs
Upper-case
letters represent
Tracks
Press in on the CL-9 Select Encoder to toggle the routing status of a selected destination. The
Slate is routed to all of the highlighted options.
To activate the Slate, press and release the Shift button, the Shift LED flashes blue, then slide the Slate
(RTN2) switch to the right. The COM2/RTN2 LED flashes blue when the Slate is active. When the
Slate is active it overrides the signal being sent to the Slate routing destinations as defined in Setup
Menu option COMMS: ROUTING.
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The Slate gain level can be adjusted from -40 to 6 dB in 1 dB increments. Follow these steps to adjust
the gain of the Slate Mic from the CL-9.
From the CL-9, press and release the Shift Button, the Shift LED flashes blue.
2.
Slide and hold the Slate (RTN2) Switch to the right. This will activate the Slate Mic.
3.
Turn the CL-9 Headphone Level Control to adjust the gain. The gain level is momentarily
displayed in the Sample Rate field of the 788T Main LCD display.
4.
Release the Slate Switch to deactivate the Slate Mic.
5.
Shift Mode remains active, as indicated by the flashing blue LED. To deactivate Shift Mode,
press the Shift Button again.
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Tone Oscillator
Hardware Controllers
To activate the Tone Oscillator, press Shift, the Shift LED flashes blue, then slide the Tone (COM2)
Switch to the left. To latch Tone on, slide and hold the switch for two seconds or longer. The COM2/
RTN2 LED illuminates solid blue when Tone is active. When active, Tone signal overrides all program to all tracks, outputs, and headphone monitors. Tone is setup using the 788T Setup Menu. See
Tone Oscillator for details of Tone Setup.
Returns
The CL-9 has two active-balanced, line-level, XLR Return Inputs on the Rear Panel. These are used to
monitor external line-level audio sources. This is useful for monitoring the returns from a camera or
a return communication line from a Boom Op.
To listen to a RTN, slide the COM1/RTN1 or COM2/RTN2 switch to the right. Slide again to deactivate. For momentary action slide and hold for one second or longer. Both RTN1 and RTN2 can be
activate at the same time. The COM1/RTN1 or COM2/RTN2 LED illuminates flashing green when
the respective RTN is active.
At factory default, the RTN1 is sent to the left headphone monitor and the RTN2 is sent to the right
headphone monitor. To send the RTN signals to both sides of the headphone monitor, activate the
RTN Mono Mode by pressing in on the CL-9 HP-Level Control. The RTN MONO LED illuminates
solid green when in RTN Mono Mode.
To set RTN level hold the respective RTN Switch, and turn the CL-9 Headphone Level Control. RTN
levels are controlled independently for each RTN. RTN levels can be attenuated from 0 to -40 dB.
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When a RTN is activated, the current headphone monitor selection is dimmed by -20 dB to allow
for clearer monitoring of the Return signal. This behavior can be changed in the Setup Menu option HP: COMS AUTO GAIN CONTROL so that the headphone program remains at normal level or is
muted when a RTN is activated.
The respective Return signal is sent to the headphone monitor when the respective COM is activated. This allows the Sound Mixer to hear the return dialog from another crew member when communicating with them. See COMs for details.
COMs
Hardware Controllers
The COM1 and COM2 circuits can be routed to any headphone monitor or output in the Setup
Menu option COMMS: ROUTING. When a COM is activated, the Com Send signal replaces the program feed sent to the outputs routed in the Setup Menu option COMMS: ROUTING. When a Com is
activated, the current headphone monitor selection is dimmed by -20 dB to allow for clearer monitoring of the Com send and return signal. This behavior can be changed in the Setup Menu option
HP: COMS AUTO GAIN CONTROL so that the headphone program remains at normal level or is
muted when a COM is activated.
To route the COM1 or COM2 circuit to select destinations follow these steps.
1.
With a CL-9 connected, enter the Setup Menu option COMMS: ROUTING.
2.
Using the CL-9 Select Encoder (or 788T Rotary Switch), scroll through the available destinations. The lower case letters represent headphone montiors and the numbers represent
outputs.
3.
Numbers
represent
Outputs
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Lower-case letters
represent Headphone
Monitors
Press in on the CL-9 Select Encoder to toggle the routing status of a selected destination. The
COM circuit is routed to all of the highlighted options.
To activate a COM, slide and hold the COM1/RTN1 or COM2/RTN2 switch to the left. Both COM1
and COM2 can be active at the same time. The COM1/RTN1 or COM2/RTN2 LEDs illuminates
solid green when the respective COM is active. When the respective COM is active, the Com Send
signal overrides the program being sent to the COM1 or COM2 output (not headphone) destinations
as defined in the Setup Menu option COMMS: ROUTING. The respective RTN is also activated to allow
the Sound Mixer to hear the return dialog from the destination.
The COM1 and COM2 level can be adjusted from -40 to 6 dB in 1 dB increments for each circuit. Follow these steps to adjust the gain of the COM1 or COM2 signal from the CL-9.
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Slide and hold the COM1 or COM2 switch to the left. This will activate the respective COM
circuit.
2.
Turn the CL-9 Headphone Level Control to adjust the gain. The gain level is momentarily
displayed in the Sample Rate field of the 788T Main LCD display.
3.
Release the COM Switch to deactivate the COM.
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Setting up a Bidirectional Talk Back Circuit
The following is a setup example for a specific Talk Back circuit with a Boom Op using the 788T with
CL-9.
1.
Connect the Boom microphone to Input 1.
2.
Set the Output 1 source in the Setup Menu option OUTPUT 1: SOURCE to Input 1. This will
allow the Boom Op to hear his Boom Mic.
3.
Connect the 788T Output 1 to the Boom-Op’s headphone amplifier.
4.
Enter the Setup Menu option COMMS: ROUTING. In COM1 Routing select l (Left Headphone
monitor) and 1 (Output 1). This will send the selected communications send source to the
Boom Op’s headphones via Output 1 and to the Sound Mixer’s Left Headphone monitor via
any of the CL-9 Headphone connections when COM1 is active.
5.
Connect the Boom-Op’s headset mic signal into the line-level RTN1 Input on the CL-9.
6.
Set the RTN1 level. Slide and hold the COM1/RTN1 switch in the right (RTN1) position then
turn the CL-9 Headphone Level Control. This adjusts the return level (Boom Op’s Headset
Mic) sent to the CL-9’s headphone connections.
7.
Set the COM1 send level. Slide and hold the COM1/RTN1 switch in the left (COM1) position
then turn the CL-9 Headphone Level Control. This adjusts the Com send level sent to the
COM1 routing destinations. In this scenario this would adjust the Com send signal sent to
Output 1(Boom-Op’s headphones) and 788T/CL-9 Left Headphone Monitor (Sound Mixer’s
headphones).
The following diagram illustrates a wireless Talk Back setup using a Sound Devices MM-1.
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CL-9 Transport Control
The CL-9 has a Stop and a Record Button. These buttons duplicate the exact behavior as the 788T
Stop and Record Buttons. While recording, the Stop Button has to be pressed for a half a second or
longer in order to stop the recording. This prevents unintentional Stop commands.
CL-9 Footswitch
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On the CL-9 Rear Panel there is a 1/4-inch TRS jack for Footswitch control. This provides two GPI
lines (Tip and Ring) that can be assigned to trigger select 788T functions. Shorting Tip to Sleeve allows one function, shorting Ring to Sleeve provides another. Functionality is assigned in the Setup
Menu option KEYBOARD/LOGIC IN: ASSIGN.
CL-9 LED Brightness
The CL-9 LED Brightness Level can be set independently of the 788T LED brightness level. To adjust
the LED brightness level of the CL-9, hold the 788T Backlight key and turn the CL-9 Select Encoder.
CL-9 Specifications
Current Draw
200 mA at 5 V typical
Input Impedance
RTN1 and RTN2, XLR, balanced, 40k ohm
Headphone Input: TRS, unbalanced, 10k ohm
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Output Impedance
Front Panel Headphone Outputs 3.5mm and 1/4-inch: TRS, unbalanced, 20 ohm
Rear Panel Line-Level Headphone Output: TRS, unbalanced,100 ohm
Frequency Response
Any Input to any Output: 20 Hz to 20kHz ± 1dB re 1kHz
Footswitch Input
+3.3V at 1k, tip to sleeve, +3.3V at 1k, ring to sleeve, both active low
Dimensions
2.75” x 13.75” x 8.75” (H x W x D)
7 cm x 34.5 cm x 22.5 cm (H x W x D)
Weight
4 lbs 11 oz
2.1 kg
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The CL-WIFI Interface is an optional hardware accessory to interface wirelessly with supported
mobile devices running the CL-WiFi application. When connected and configured, the CL-WIFI
functions as a wireless access point that the mobile device can connect to, to form a device-to-device
(ad-hoc) network.
For complete documentations of the CL-WIFI Interface operation, see Hardware Controllers: CL-WIFI.
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Setup Menu
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The Setup Menu controls a wide range of parameters for the 788T, including audio routing, record
settings, and time code options. The Setup Menu is a single, flat architecture with no sub-menus,
making it easy to navigate. Each menu option controls a specific parameter with several selections.
The chart below shows the Setup Menu number, name, a description of the control, options available
within that menu, and the factory default setting where applicable.
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1.
Setup Name
Quick Setup
Description
Options
Allows the user to quickly apply the
factory default menu setup and save/
retrieve user setups to and from the
INHDD or CF.
• Load User from INHDD - applies settings
saved by user to INHDD
• Load User from CF - applies settings saved
by user to CF
• Save User to INHDD - saves present state to
file on internal drive
• Save User to CF - saves present state to
file on CF
• Load Factory Settings - restores the factory
default settings
Factory
Default
Activates FireWire/USB connection to
Mac or PC computers.
Connect to Wave Agent option allows
the 788T to be connected via USB to
Wave Agent 1.10+ for Control Mode
features. Visit
www.waveagent.com for details.
2.
Connection Mode
CL-WIFI option allows communication
via the CL-WiFi accessory.
• Connect as Mass Storage
• Wave Agent CTRL (USB Only)
• CL-WIFI
• C-Link Metadata Sharing
Connect as Mass
Storage
48 kHz
C-Link Metadata Sharing allows
units to share certain metadata over
C.Link.
788T C.Link ports are disabled when
Connect to Wave Agent is selected.
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3.
Rec: Sample Rate
Sets the audio sampling frequency.
• 32 kHz
• 44.1 kHz
• 47.952 kHz
• 47.952k F
• 48 kHz
• 48.048 kHz
• 48.048k F
4.
Rec: Bit Depth
Sets the bit depth of the recordings.
• 24
• 16
• 16 no dither
5.
Rec: Sync Reference
Sets synchronization source. The
788T will sync to the chosen clock
source.
• Internal
• Wordclock Input
• Video Sync Input
• Digital Input 1,2
6.
Rec: File Type
Selects the file format (type)
recorded.
• .wav poly
• .wav mono
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• 96 kHz
• 96.096 kHz
• 96.096 F
• 176.4 kHz
• 192 kHz
24
• Digital Input 3,4
• Digital Input 5,6
• Digital Input 7,8
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Options
• INHDD Only
• CF Only
• EXHDD Only
• INHDD and CF
• EXHDD and INHDD
• EXHDD and CF
• EXHDD and INHDD
and CF
Factory
Default
Rec: Media Select
Selects the storage media used for
recording. Media is selectable even
if it is not present. The 788T will only
record to 2 media when recording 9+
tracks.
8.
Rec: Scene Name/Number
User-defined, alpha-numeric file
scene names can be pre-set and
selected from a list. Scene name lists
can be saved to the internal drive.
Up to 9 alpha-numeric characters
can be entered for the scene name.
Scene name can also be left blank.
• <None>
• <Add New Entry>
• <Load List From INHDD>
• <Save List From INHDD>
None
9.
Rec: Scene Increment
Mode
Selects which format the scene increments will use. To quickly increment a
scene name press and hold the Stop
key then press Fast Forward.
• Disabled
• Character (A,B,C...)
• Numeric (1,2,3...)
Character
7.
EXHDD and
INHDD and CF
Track L = MixL
Track R = MixR
Track A = TrkA
Track B = TrkB
Track C = TrkC
Track D = TrkD
Track E = TrkE
Track F = TrkF
Track G = TrkG
Track H = TrkH
Track X1 = Aux1
Track X2 = Aux2
10.
Rec: Track Names
Allows user to give tracks more
descriptive names, which show up in
iXML and bEXT metadata.
• MixL
• MixR
• TrkA
• TrkB
• TrkC
• TrkD
• TrkE
• TrkF
• TrkG
11.
Rec: Remote Track Naming
Enable or disable track names from
a C.Link master unit to change track
names on this unit.
• Disabled
• Enabled
12.
Rec: Take Name/Number
Numeric, auto-incrementing number
used for take identification.
<selectable alpha character + integers up to
32000, with or without preceding 0’s>
T01
Either scene or
daily
• TrkH
• Aux1
• Aux2
• Mix
• Boom
• <Add New Entry>
• <Load List From INHDD>
• <Save List From INHDD>
13.
Rec: Take Reset Mode
Defines when take numbers are reset.
Reset brings take number to <1>.
• Never - take numbers do not reset
• When scene is changed - take resets when
scene name is changed
• When daily folder changes - takes reset on
new day
• Either scene or daily - takes reset on either
change
14.
Rec: Pre-Roll Time
Sets the amount of time that is recorded prior to pressing the REC key.
• 0–10 sec. @ 48 kHz
• 0–5 sec. @ 88.2 kHz and above
• 0-2 sec. @ 176.4 kHz and above
2 Seconds
15.
Rec: Timer Start
Sets a specific start time/date for
unattended recording. Unit must be
powered.
<enter time, date>
(disabled)
16.
Rec: Timer Stop
Sets a specific time/date to stop
recording. May be used with or
without the Rec: Timer Start. May
be set before the Timer Start time to
temporarily stop recording and then
resume recording with Timer Start.
<enter time, date>
(disabled)
17.
Rec: Record Indicator
Sets how the large display looks
when the unit enters record.
• Normal Numbers
• Reverse Numbers
• Flash Numbers
Normal Numbers
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Setup Name
Description
Allows the user to setup the routing
matrix among all available inputs and
tracks. There are preset routings and
three custom routings available.
18.
Input: Track Routing
Press and hold the STOP key then
press the INPUT key repeatedly to
cycle through all preset routings. This
only routes Inputs to Tracks, Track
arming is done independently in the
Track Settings Window.
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19.
20.
21.
22.
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Options
• 2 track (1:L, 2:R)
• 2 track (1:A, 2:B)
• 4 track (1:L..4:B)
• 4 track (1:A..4:D)
• 6 track (1:L..6:D)
• 6 track (1:A..6:F)
• 8 track (1:L..8:F)
• 8 track (1:A..8:H)
• 1 mix (L), 6 Iso (A-F)
• 1 mix (L), 8 Iso (A-H)
• 2 mix (L,R) 6 Iso (A-F)
• 2 mix (L,R), 8 Iso (A-H)
• Custom Route 1
• Custom Route 2
• Custom Route 3
• Edited
• Unlinked
• 1-2
• 1-4
• 1-6
• 1-8
• 3-4
• 5-6
• 7-8
• 5-6, 7-8
• 1-2, 3-4
• 1-2, 3-4, 5-6
• 1-2, 3-4,
5-6, 7-8
• 1-2MS
• 3-4MS
• 5-6MS
• 7-8MS
• 1-2MS,
3-4MS
• 1-2MS, 3-4MS, 5-6MS
• 1-2MS, 3-4MS, 5-6MS,
7-8MS
• 1-2MS, 3-4, 5-6
• 1-2MS, 3-4
• 1-5
• 1-5, 7-8
• 1-5, 7-8MS
• 1-2, 4-8
• 1-2MS, 4-8
• 1-4, 5-6
• 1-4, 5-6MS
• 1-3
• 1-2, 3-4MS\
• 1-2, 3-4MS, 5-6
• 1-2, 3-4MS, 5-6, 7-8
• 1-6, 7-8
• 1-6, 7-8MS
• 5-8
• 2 mix (L,R) 8 Iso
(A-H)
Input 1 = Track L,A
Input 2 = Track R,B
Input 3 = Track L,C
Input 4 = Track R,D
Input 5 = Track L,E
Input 6 = Track R,F
Input 7 = Track L,G
Input 8 = Track R,H
Input: Linking, MS
Selects whether the input levels
are controlled independently, as
stereo pairs, with or without mid-side
decoding, or multiple inputs grouped
together.
Input: MS to Pre-Fade ISO
Select where MS decoding is applied,
when activated. “On” sends MS
decoded signal to any track the input
is routed to. “Off” causes pre-fade
signal routed to ISO tracks (A-H) to
be pre-MS decoding.
• On
• Off
On
Input: Front Panel Controls
Sets the Input Gain Potentiometers to
act as Faders, Trims, or Input Enables
only. When set to Fader Controls or
Input Enables Only, the Rotary Switch
will control the trim level of the input
from the Input Settings Window. Fader
Controls is not available when CL-8 is
attached. When set to Trim Controls,
the gain pots will only effect trim
level. When set to Input Enables Only
the front panel controls will simply
activate/deactivate the input. This
Setup Menu Option is not available
when the CL-9 is attached.
• Trim Controls
• Fader Controls
• Input Enables Only
Trim Controls
Input: Fader Range
Sets the range of attenuation available on the faders. This applies to
all faders, including the Front Panel
Controls (when set as faders), the
CL-2 fader, and the CL-8 faders.
• Wide (Off to +15 dB)
• Fade Only (Off to 0 dB)
• Narrow (-15 to +15 dB)
Wide (Off to +15)
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Factory
Default
Options
23.
Input: Limiter Threshold
Selects the threshold at which the input limiters will become active across
all inputs where the input limiter has
been enabled in the Input Settings
Window.
24.
Input: Limiter Recovery
Adjusts the recovery time of the
limiter in milliseconds.
50 to 2000 msec adjustable in 10 msec increments
200 msec
Input: Limiter Knee
This selects the response characteristic of the limiters as the Limiter
threshold is reached.
• Hard-Knee
• Soft-Knee
• Hard-Knee with 20:1 slope
• Soft-Knee with 20:1 slope
Hard-Knee with
20:1 slope
Input: Low Cut Slope
Selects the amount of slope of the
high-pass (low cut) filter. Frequency
roll off point is selectable in the Input
Settings Window from 40 to 320 Hz in
10 Hz increments.
• 6 dB/oct
• 12 dB/oct
12 dB/oct
27.
MixAssist: Mode
Turns Mix Assist on or off. When On
(LR Tracks Only) option is selected L
and R tracks are the only tracks Mix
Assisted. When On (All Tracks follow
LR) is selected all post fade tracks
will be affected by Mix Assist.
• Off
• On (LR Tracks Only)
• On (All Tracks follow LR)
Off
28.
Input 1: Delay
29.
Input 2: Delay
30.
Input 3: Delay
31.
Input 4: Delay
Input 5: Delay
0–30 milliseconds @ 48.048 kHz and below
0–15 milliseconds @ 88.2 kHz and above
0-7.5 milliseconds @ 176.4 kHz and above
in 0.1 mS increments
0 mS
32.
Sets a digital delay for each input.
Can be used to compensate for delay
in various digital wireless microphone
units or digital processors.
33.
Input 6: Delay
34.
Input 7: Delay
35.
Input 8: Delay
Sets the headphone monitor behavior
when an input is selected using the
Input Selector Switch. When enabled,
the input will be soloed in the headphone monitor. When disabled, the
Input Settings Window will appear but
the headphone monitor will remain
unaffected.
• Enable PFL
• Disable PFL
• Disable PFL with CL-8 Connected
Enable PFL
25.
26.
36.
Input: PFL Function
-12 to -2 dBFS attenuated by .1 dB increments
-4 dBFS
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39.
Setup Name
File: Sound Report
File: Marker Mode
File: Max Size
Description
Manage data for sound reports.
Enables the user to set cue points
or begin recording a new take by
pressing the REC key while in Record
mode.
Selects the file size when the 788T
will close, then start a new file. The
788T will not record a file larger than
the selected size.
The largest file permissible with the
788T’s FAT32 file system is 4 GB
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Allows the user to organize files in
root and sub-folders. For no folders,
select <None> on every level.
File: Copy Files
Allows the user to select a file or a
range of files to be copied from one
storage media to another. Files will
only be copied from their current
directory to a directory of the same
name on the other media. If a file will
not fit on the destination media, the
user is given the option to skip that
file and continue with the copy or
abort copying all together. After the
copy process has been completed,
the recorder will display how many
files were successfully copied.
Factory
Default
Options
• Project
• Producer
• Director
• Job
• Location
• Sound Mixer
• Phone
• Email
• Client
• Boom Op
• Prod.Co
• Prod.Co Tel
• Mics
• Comments
• Media
• <None>
• <Add New Entry>
• <Load List From INHDD>
• <Save List From INHDD>
<None>
• Date
• <None>
• <System Date>
• <Add New Entry>
• <Load List From INHDD>
• <Save List From INHDD>
<System Date>
• Roll
• <None>
• <Mid-Level Folder>
<None>
• File Type
• Sample Rate
• Frame Rate
• Bit Depth
• Tone Level
• <None>
• <Current Selection>
<Current Selection>
• Markers disabled - REC key does nothing
when pressed in Record mode.
• New Cue - Cue markers are set every time
the REC key is pressed in Record mode.
• New File - A new file is started with each
press of the REC key, the take counter is
increased by one.
New File
• 4 GB
• 2 GB
• 1 GB CF
• 640 MB
• 4 GB CF (3.6 GB)
• 2 GB CF (1.8 GB)
• 1 GB CF (950 MB)
• 512MB CF (450 MB)
2 GB CF (1.8 GB)
• TOP-LEVEL
(Project)
• MID-LEVEL (Roll)
• BOTTOM-LEVEL
(Scene)
<None>, <Add new entry>
<None>,<Add new entry>,
<Daily>
<None>, <Add new
entry>, <Scene>
None
• Copy all {drive}  {drive}
• Last 24 hr {drive}  {drive}
• Last 48 hr {drive}  {drive}
• Flagged {drive}  {drive}
All files, when recorded, automatically have
their flag bit set to “on”
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44.
45.
Description
Selects whether the flag bit is cleared
or not on files copied from one media
to another.
• Disabled
• Enabled
Enabled
Sets the time code frame rate. All
common time code frame rates are
available.
• 23.976
• 24
• 25
• 29.97
• 29.97DF
• 30
• 30DF
• 30+
30
TimeCode: Mode
Sets the mode for the time code
generator
• Off
• Free Run
• Free Run - Jam Once
• Record Run
• 24 Hr Run
• Ext TC
• Ext TC/cont
• Ext TC-Auto Record
• Ext TC/cont-Auto Record
• Freerun - Auto Output Mute
Free Run
TimeCode: Hold Off
Sets the duration that a valid time
code signal has to be recognized by
the 788T before generating a new
take while in Ext TC-Auto Record and
Ext TC/cont-Auto Record modes.
0.0 to 8.0 seconds adjustable in increments of
.1 seconds
2.0 sec
• Not Used – user bits are not set or output
• mm:dd:yy.tt
• dd:mm:yy.tt
• uu:uu:tt:tt – user bits are set to 4 user definable digits with 4 take digits
• uu:uu:uu:uu
• tt:tt:tt.tt – user bits are set to the take counter for all 8 digits
• mm:dd:yy:uu
• dd:mm:yy:uu
mm:dd:yy.tt
File: Copy Flag Reset
TimeCode: Frame Rate
Sets the time code user bits generated by the 788T.
46.
Factory
Default
Options
TimeCode: User Bits
mm – month
dd – day of week
yy – year
tt – take number
uu – user-defined
47.
TimeCode: Jam Menu
Allows the user to jam or edit the
internal time code generator and user
bits. (Also accessible by pressing
HDD and MENU keys simultaneously).
48.
TimeCode: Display Mode
Selects the source of the large
numerical display.
49.
Output: Routing
50.
Output 1: Delay
51.
Output 2: Delay
Allows the routing of any combination
of tracks or any combination of inputs
to any output.
Delays the signal at the specified
output.
• Jam RX TC
• Jam Zeros
• Jam Value
• Edit Value
• Edit U-Bit
• Big A-time
• Big time code
• Input 1
• Input 2
• Input 3
• Input 4
• Input 5
• Input 6
• Input 7
• Input 8
• Track L
• Track R
• Track A
Setup and Shortcut Reference
42.
Setup Name
Big A-time
• Track B
• Track C
• Track D
• Track E
• Track F
• Track G
• Track H
• Track X1
• Track X2
• HP Mix Left
• HP Mix Right
Selectable from 0 to 10.0 frames in .1 frame
increments.
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Output 2 = Track R
Output 3 = Track A
Output 4 = Track B
Output 5 = Track C
Output 6 = Track D
0.0 frames
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Output 1: Analog Gain
53.
Output 2: Analog Gain
54.
Output 3: Analog Gain
55.
Output 4: Analog Gain
56.
Output 5: Analog Gain
57.
Output 6: Analog Gain
Description
Selectable from -40 to 0 dB in 1 dB increments
-4 dB
• Disabled
• Enabled
Disabled
• Consumer
• Professional
Professional
• Disabled
• Play all
• Repeat one
• Repeat all
Play all
58.
Digital Input: AES42 Power
59.
Digital Output: Mode
Selects whether or not the consumer
SPDIF bit is applied or not in the
AES3id output.
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Sets the attenuation level of each
analog output bus.
Provides +10 V of Digital Phantom
Power to each digital input. Never
apply digital phantom to unbalanced
digital inputs, as this can result in
damage to the hardware.
60.
Play: AutoPlay Mode
Factory
Default
Options
Allows the user to play file(s) consecutively from a select directory, one
time through or continuously.
Great for playing an MP3 collection
during down time!
61.
Time/Date: 12/24 Hr
Selects between 12- and 24-hour
formats.
• 12 hr
• 24 hr
12 hr
62.
Time/Date: Date Format
Selects the date syntax of the
recorder.
• mm/dd/yy
• dd/mm/yy
mm/dd/yy
Sets the internal date and time of
the 788T.
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Resetting the time re-jams the internal time code generator to the set
time. Setting the internal clock during
a production day will require time
code devices to be re-jammed.
<time, date>
63.
Time/Date: Set
64.
LCD: Contrast
Adjusts the contrast level of the LCD
display.
0–100%
65.
LCD: Backlight Mode
Enables or disables the LCD
backlight color from indicating that
the 788T is in Record, Playback, or
Standby.
• White/Green/Red
• Red on Record Only
• Green on Play Only
• White Only
White/Green/Red
66.
LCD: Scrolling Direction
Defines the direction in which the Rotary Switch will navigate throughout
the 788T.
• Normal
• Reverse
Normal
67.
Meter: Scale
Selects meter scale in dBFS. Standard and Zoom options are factory
settings. Custom meter scales can be
set by adding a new entry and editing the meter scale. The * indicates
Favorite mode. Press and hold the
Backlight key to toggle between the
selected meter scale and the favorite.
Lists are saved to a METERSCALED
folder within the INHDD SOUNDDEV
folder.
• Standard
• Zoom
• <Add New Entry>
• <Load List From INHDD>
• <Save List From INHDD>
• <Load Default List>
• <Set Favorite>
Standard
Zoom is Favorite
68.
Meter: Ballistics
Selects among three different meter
ballistics settings
• VU only
• Peak only
• Peak + VU
Peak + VU
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Factory
Default
Options
69.
Meter: Peak Hold Time
Adjusts the duration for which the
peak LED stays illuminated.
0 to 5 seconds adjustable in increments of
.1 sec
0 seconds
70.
Meter: Input Peak Threshold
Sets the level in which the Input
Activity Ring LEDS will illuminate red.
Selectable from -1 to -20 dBFS in 1 dB increments
-3 dBFS
71.
Meter: Input LED Ring
Mode
Enables or disables Input Activity
LEDs by color. Applies to the Front
Panel Ring LEDs and CL-Accessory
Input Activity LEDs.
• Red and Green enabled
• Red only enabled
• Green only enabled
• Red and Green Off
Red and Green
enabled
72.
Meter: Stealth Mode
Enables the LEDs to toggle On and
Off with the LCD BACKLIGHT.
• Off
• On
Off
73.
Meter: Track Arm LED’s
Toggles the blinking behavior of the
track arm LED’s. Armed status is indicated by a solidly lit LED and Enabled
status is indicated by a blinking LED.
• Show Arm/Enable Status
• Show Arm Status Only
Show Arm/Enable
Status
Selects the function activated when
the Rotary Switch is pressed in while
in Record and Playback.
• Disabled:
pressing in on the switch, makes no change
to the headphone matrix.
• Selects Favorite Mode:
in Record and Playback, pressing in on the
switch will change the headphone source
immediately to the favorite selected in HP:
Favorite Mode.
• Playback Drive Select
pressing in on the switch toggles between
the available storage media for Playback.
Selects Favorite
Mode
74.
75.
HP: Rotary Switch Function
HP: Monitor Modes
Selects the modes and the sequence
in which they appear in the Headphone Source Display.
• Inputs 1,2
• Inputs 3,4
• Inputs 5,6
• Inputs 7,8
• Tracks L,R
• Tracks A,B
• Tracks C,D
• Tracks E,F
• Tracks G,H
• Tracks X1,X2
• Input 1
• Input 2
• Input 3
• Input 4
• Input 5
• Input 6
• Input 7
• Input 8
• Track L
• Track R
• Track A
• Track B
• Track C
• Track D
• Track E
• Track F
• Track G
• Track H
• Track X1
• Track X2
• Inputs 1,2 (MS)
• Inputs 3,4 (MS)
• Inputs 5,6 (MS)
• Inputs 7,8 (MS)
• Tracks L,R (MS)
• Tracks A,B (MS)
• Tracks C,D (MS)
• Tracks E,F (MS)
• Tracks G,H (MS)
• Tracks X1,X2 (MS)
• Inputs 1-4
• Inputs 1-6
• Inputs 1-8
• Tracks LA, RB
• Tracks LAC, RBD
• Tracks LACE, RBDF
• Tracks LACEG,RBDFH
• Tracks
• LACEGx1,RBDFHx2
• Tracks LRAB
• Tracks LRABCD
• Tracks LRABCDEF
• Tracks LRABCDEFGH
• Tracks LRABCDE
• GHX1X2
• Tracks LR
• Tracks LRA
• Tracks LRB
• Tracks LRC
• Tracks LRD
• Tracks LRE
• Tracks LRF
• Tracks LRG
• Tracks LRH
• Tracks LRX1
• Tracks LRX2
• Input B-format stereo
• Track B-format stereo
Setup and Shortcut Reference
Setup Name
1) Tracks L,R
2) Tracks X1,X2
3) Tracks L
4) Tracks R
5) Tracks A
6) Tracks B
7) Tracks C
8) Tracks D
9) Tracks E
10) Tracks F
11) Tracks G
12) Tracks H
13) Tracks X1
14) Tracks X2
15) Tracks
LRABCDEFGHX1X2
16) Inputs 1,2
17) Inputs 3,4
18) Inputs 5,6
19) Inputs 7,8
20) Input 1
21) Input 2
22) Input 3
23) Input 4
24) Input 5
25) Input 6
26) Input 7
27) Input 8
28) Inputs1-8, 1-8
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HP: Favorite Mode
Selects the audio source monitored
when the Rotary Switch is pressed
during Record or Playback.
Any of the HP: Monitor Modes can be selected
as the HP: Favorite Mode. See the above
chart for options.
Tracks L,R
77.
HP: Playback Mode
Selects the audio source sent to the
headphones during Playback.
• No change
• Same options listed in HP: Monitor Modes
Tracks L,R
78.
HP: Warning Bell Level
Sets the output level of the warning
bell.
off, 60 to –12 dBFS in 1 dB steps
-30 dBFS
79.
HP: Rec/Stop Bell
Alerts the user with one beep at the
start of recording and two beeps
when the recording is stopped
• Disabled
• Enabled
Enabled
80.
HP: Power Up Gain
Selects the level at which the
headphone gain level will be set upon
power up.
• Last Gain
• Midpoint Gain (0 dB)
• Off
Last Gain
81.
HP: Comms Auto-Gain
Control
Selects 788T headphone program
behavior when Comm 1 or Comm 2
is active. Only available when CL-9 is
attached.
• Normal
• Dimmed when COM/RTN is active
• Muted when COM/RTN is active
Dimmed when
Com/RTN is active
82.
Tone: Level
Sets the reference tone’s output level.
40 to 0 dBFS in 1 dB steps
-20 dBFS
83.
Tone: Frequency
Sets the tone oscillator frequency.
100–10,000 Hz in 10 Hz steps
1000 Hz
To record tracks
and outputs
84.
Tone: Mode
Selects the reference tone’s
destination(s).
• Disabled
• To record tracks only
• To outputs only
• To record tracks and outputs
• To record tracks only, with L-Ident
• To outputs only, with L-Ident
• To record tracks and outputs, with L-Ident
85.
Tone: Record Lock
Sets the Tone key to be either available or locked while in Record Mode.
• Enabled While Recording
• Locked While Recording
Locked While
Recording
Comms: Send Source
Communication systems are only
available when the CL-8 or CL-9 is
attached. COM1 and COM2 are only
accessible from the CL-9. The Com
Send Source shares Input 8’s signal
path when active.
• Disabled
• Built-In
• External (Input 8)
Disabled
86.
• Track L
• Track R
• Track A
• Track B
• Track C
• Track D
• Track E
• Track F
• Track G
• Track H
• Track X1
• Track X2
• Output 1
• Output 2
• Output 3
• Output 4
• Output 5
• Output 6
• HP Mix Left
• HP Mix Right
Comms: Routing
Allows user to route the Slate Mic
(CL-8 and CL-9) to any Headphone
monitor, Track, or Output. Com 1 and
Com 2 (CL-9 only) can be routed to
any headphone monitor, or Output.
88.
Drive: Speed Tests
Performs a write/read speed test on
the internal drive, CompactFlash, and
external drives. Data transfer speed is
measured in KB/s.
Caution: Drive test will disable processing and
mute outputs for duration of test. Outputs will
not return until test is exited.
89.
Balance Cal
Calibrates the center position of
the even input (2,4,6,8) pots when
used as the balance control for MS
recording.
Place balance control to center and press to
select.
87.
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Factory
Default
Options
Fader Cal
Calibrates the unity gain (0 dB) position of the attached CL-8 or CL-9.
Place faders in desired position and press
check mark to set.
91.
Power: Ext Low Batt Volt
Sets the external low battery warning
point. The internal low battery level is
not user-adjustable.
10.0–18.0 VDC, 0.1 V steps
11.3 Volts
Power: Ext Power Function
Controls the behavior of the unit
when power is applied to the external
DC jack.
• Do Nothing
• Power On Unit
• Power On and Start Record
• Power On/Off unit
• Power On/Off unit and Record
Do Nothing
93.
Power: Battery Charger
Determines when the Sony L-Mount
will charge when connected to
external power.
• Off
• Charge only when unit is on
• Charge only when unit is off
• Always charge
Always charge
94.
Keyboard/Logic In: Assign
Define functionality and keyboard
shortcuts when using the USB keyboard and Logic Input.
CL-X: Reprogram
The CL-1 and CL-2 have their own
firmware which is supplied from the
788T. This utility updates the CL-1
and CL-2 firmware.
• CL-1 Module
• CL-2 Module
96.
CL-1: Logic Out Assign
Each logic output pin can be assigned to go high when the unit is in
the selected mode. Logic input overrides logic output selection.
• Undefined
• Stop
• Play
• Pause
• Record
Undefined
97.
CL-1: Keyboard: Language
Select the language of the keyboard
attached to the CL-1.
• English
• German
• French
English
CL-2: Fader Assign
Assigns the input that the CL-2 fader
will control.
• None
• Input 1
• Input 2
• Input 3
• Input 4
• Input 5
• Input 6
• Input 7
• Input 8
Input 1
CL-9: User 1-4 Assign
Assigns the four User Modes available on the CL-9
• Input Limiter Mode
• Input Phantom Mode
• Input Delay Mode
• Input Phase Mode
• Input Low Cut Mode
100.
CL-9 Encoder Acceleration
Sets the behavior of the CL-9 encoders during adjustments.
• Classic
• Fixed (Max)
• 2-Speed (up to Max)
• 3-Speed (up to Max)
3-Speed (up to
Max)
101.
CL-9 Encoder Max Speed
The maximum value increment that
one CL-9 encoder “click” will produce
during maximum acceleration.
1-20
10
102.
CL-WIFI: Configure
Adjusts the parameters of an attached CL-WIFI accessory.
• SSID
• Security
• Passphrase
• IP Address
CL-WIFI
<None>
92.
95.
98.
99.
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Logic Out Assign
Defines Logic Output behavior . Logic
input overrides logic output selection.
104.
Info: Button Shortcuts
An informative menu showing the
available keyboard shortcuts.
105.
Info: Version
Shows the current firmware revision,
1394 revision, and serial number of
the unit.
106.
Update Software
Used to install new firmware. It will
search both internal drive and Compact Flash media for the firmware file
and prompt to update.
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Factory
Default
Options
• Undefined
• High Upon Record
• Low Upon Record
Set High On
Record
Saving and Recalling User Settings
User Settings From SUP Files
Setup and Shortcut Reference
User settings can be saved to the internal drive or to a CF card. Save and recall user setup files
in the Setup Menu option QUICK SETUP. User setups are saved as binary files with the name
788T.SUP and are located in the SOUNDDEV folder of the select media.
User Settings From WAV Files
User settings are automatically written within WAV files recorded post firmware revision 2.18. Recalling a select file’s setup can be done in one of two places, from the Take List or the Drive Directory.
To recall settings from a recent take follow the settings below.
1.
Enter the Take List and highlight the desired take.
2.
Press the soft EDIT (PLAY) key to enter the Take Edit Menu.
3.
Select Load Settings from the list and press the soft Check Mark (TONE) key.
4.
Confirm Load Settings by pressing the soft Check Mark (TONE) key. Cancel Load Settings by
pressing the soft X (BRIGHTNESS) key.
The Take List only recalls the last 100 takes. If the file you wish to recall settings from is older than
that, use the Drive Directory. To recall settings from a file in the Drive Directory follow the settings
below.
1.
Enter the Drive Directory by pressing the HDD button twice.
2.
Highlight the desired file.
3.
Press the soft OPTIONS (FAST FORWARD) key to enter the File Options Menu.
4.
Select Load Settings and press the soft Check Mark (TONE) key.
5.
Confirm Load Settings by pressing the soft Check Mark (TONE) key. Cancel Load Settings by
pressing the soft X (BRIGHTNESS) key.
Scene Names, Track Names, Folder Options, Sound Report fields, Meter Scales, and Keyboard Shortcuts
entered by the user, are not saved in the 788T.SUP file nor are they stored in the WAV file. This information is stored on the primary drive in the SOUNDDEV folder.
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Setup Menu Shortcuts
The Setup Menu can be quickly navigated by using the Rotary Switch to scroll up and down through
the menu. Additionally, shortcuts, or “bread crumbs” can be placed on often-used menu items. A
bread crumb is set by holding the PLAY key. A small dot is shown to the left of the Setup Menu number. Any number of bread crumbs can be set, but their utility is reduced when too many have been
applied.
press and hold to set or remove a menu crumb;
single press navigates to menu item #1
toggles among menu bread
crumbs to lower numbered
items
with no bread crumbs placed,
moves to a previous general
menu section
toggles among menu bread
crumbs to higher numbered
items
with no bread crumbs placed,
moves to the next general
menu section
Front Panel Button Shortcuts
Record Tone
Key Sequence
+
Action
REC + TONE
While recording hold the REC key and press then press the TONE
key. Tone will be active as long as the TONE key is held. Markers
must be disabled in the Setup Menu option File: Marker Mode.
+
MENU + HDD
Enters the Time Code Jam Menu.
Button Lock
+
LCD BACKLIGHT + TONE
Press the LCD BACKLIGHT then the TONE key to lock all front
panel buttons except for the REC, STOP and PLAY keys. FAST
FORWARD and REWIND keys are available in Playback mode. Use
the LCD BACKLIGHT and TONE keys again to unlock the panel.
L-Ident Tone
toggle
+
TONE + LCD BACKLIGHT
Press the TONE then the LCD BACKLIGHT key to toggle L-Ident
tone mode.
Jam Menu
INPUT
Press the INPUT key to access the Track Setup Window. Meter all
12 available tracks and arm/disarm tracks for recording.
Track Setup
Input
Routing
+
STOP + INPUT
Press and hold the STOP key and press the INPUT key to cycle
through input routing presets and custom routings.
Connect
FireWire
+
STOP + HDD
Initiates FireWire/USB connection.
False
Take
+
STOP + REWIND
Delete last take prompt.
Scene
Increment
+
STOP + FAST FORWARD
Increments Scene Name to be recorded for the next file.
Take List /
Drive Directory /
Toggle Drives
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For combinations, press and hold down the first identified key then press the next identified key(s).
HDD
Press once to enter the Take List. Press twice to enter the Drive
Directory. Hold the HDD key down for 1 second to toggle between
viewable drives
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LCD BACKLIGHT
Press to toggle between the LED Level Meter VU1 (Tracks C, D,
E, F) and VU2 (Tracks G, H, X1, X2). Press and hold to toggle
between the set meter scale and the favorite meter scale.
LED Meter View
Toggle
+ Rotary Switch
Backlight /
LED Level
Flashlight
Mode
Action
+
+
LCD BACKLIGHT + Rotary Switch
Press and hod the LCD Backlight key and turn the Rotary Switch
to adjust the level of LED brightness. Press and hold the LCD
Backlight key and press in on the Rotary Switch to turn on the LCD
Backlight.
REWIND + PLAY + STOP
With the unit powered down, hold down these keys while powering
the unit to enter Flashlight mode. This illuminates all LEDs. Press
the PWR key again to exit.
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System
Sampling Frequency
internal: 32, 44.1, 47.952, 48, 48.048, 88.2, 96, 96.096, 176.4, 192
external clocking: 32–192 kHz via word clock or digital inputs
AES/EBU inputs can accept signals from 32-192 kHz when sync reference = internal (SRC enabled).
Internal Data Path
and Processing
32 bit, 192 dB dynamic range
A/D, D/A Converters
24 bit, 192 kHz maximum sampling rate
A/D Dynamic Range
123 dB, A-weighted bandwidth
120 dB, 20 Hz–22 kHz bandwidth
D/A Dynamic Range
114 dB, A-weighted bandwidth
111 dB, 20 Hz–22 kHz bandwidth
Metering
112-segment (8 x 14), sunlight-viewable,
selectable peak, VU, or peak (with or without peak hold) with VU ballistics, variable brightness
Input to Output Delay
1.4 msec, from XLR Analog Inputs to all Outputs (with 0.0 Delay selected in the Setup Menu)
Analog Input
Mic or Line: 10Hz-40kHz, +0.1, -0.5 dB (gain controls centered, Fs 96 kHz, 24 bit)
THD + Noise
Mic: 0.004% max (1 kHz, 22 Hz–22 kHz BW, gain control down, 15 dBu input)
Line: 0.004% max (1 kHz, 22 Hz–22 kHz BW, gain control down, +16 dBu input)
Gain
(input dBu to 20 dBFS)
Mic: Off, 0 to 76 dB
Line: Off, -26 to 50 dB
Input Impedance
Mic (XLR and TA3): 3.3k ohm
Line (XLR and TA3): 3.3k ohm
Input Clipping Level
Mic: +8 dBu minimum (gain = 10 dB)
Line: + 26 dB minimum (gain = 0 dB)
Input Topology
Mic and Line: fully electronically balanced, RF, ESD, short, and overload protected;
pin-2 hot, pin-3 cold
Gain Matching
Mic/Line inputs: ±0.1 dB, channel-to-channel while linked
Common Mode Rejection Ratio
Mic: 40 dB minimum at 80 Hz
High-Pass Filters
40-320 Hz in 10Hz steps @ 6/12 dB/oct (Setup Menu selectable)
Mic Powering
(each analog Input selectable)
48 V phantom through 6.8k resistors, 10 mA per mic available, menu-selected per input in
Mic- or Line-level positions
Mic/Line Input Limiters
Variable threshold -12 to -2 dBFS; Infinite:1 limiting ratio, 2 msec attack time, menu-selectable release time 50-2000 msec, menu-selectable hard- or soft-knee (soft-knee starts
approximately 6 dB below setting)..
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Frequency Response
Specifications
(All measurements at Fs 48 kHz, 24 bit unless noted)
Output Analog
Line Output Clipping Level
+24 dBu, 10k ohm load
Attenuation & Resolution
0–40 dB, 1 dB increments
Output Topology
Line: fully electronically-balanced, RF, ESD, short, and overload protected; pin-2 driven hot,
pin-3 driven cold; let pin-3 float for unbalanced connections.
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AES3
Balanced AES out 1-4 on TA3 connector; Balanced AES out 5-6 on DE-15 connector110 ohm, 2 V p-p, AES and S/
PDIF compatible with RCA adaptor Balanced AES in 1-8 on DE-15 connector110 ohm, 2 V p-p, AES and S/PDIF
compatible with RCA adaptor
AES42
AES42 Mode 1 operating system, provides +10 V Digital Phantom Power to Digital Input pairs (menu-selectable).
Digital Storage
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Internal Drive
788T - SATA interface 2.5-in hard drive 4200–7200 RPM supported, FAT32 formatted, up to 2 TB
addressable
788T-SSD - SATA interface 2.5-in Solid State Drive, FAT32 formatted, up to 2 TB addressable
CompactFlash
CF type I, II, and + (microdrive) compatible, UDMA (x300) compatible, FAT32 formatted, up to
2TB addressable.
File Types
Record: WAV (AES-31 format), mono or polyphonic, at supported Fs, 24-bit or 16-bit
Playback: WAV (AES-31 format), mono or polyphonic, at supported Fs, 24-bit or 16-bit
MP3 @ 32, 64, 96, 128, 160, 192, 256, or 320 kb/s stereo
MP2 @ 64, 96, 128, 160, 192, 256, or 320, 384 kb/s stereo
Utilities
format and speed test for internal drives, CompactFlash, and external drive volumes
Data Transfer / Control
Specifications
FireWire 400
For connection to ext drives and computers: IEEE-1394a compliant, 6-pin FireWire, Windows
2000, XP, Vista, Mac OS 10.4+ only
FireWire 800
For connection to ext drives and computers: IEEE-1394b compliant, 8-pin FireWire, Windows
2000, XP, Vista, Mac OS 10.4+ only
USB 2.0
Slave mode only. For connection to Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Mac OS 10.4+ for data transfer or
Wave Agent control.
USB Keyboard Input
For connection to USB keyboards for entering notes and controlling features and functions of the
788T via user selectable keyboard shortcuts.
C. Link
6-wire modular input and output, RS-232 machine control, word clock, time code transfer
Time Code and Sync
Modes Supported
off, free run, record run, 24 hour run, external time code receive
Frame Rates
23.976, 24, 25, 29.97DF, 29.97ND, 30DF, 30ND, 30+
Accuracy
Holds TC clock for six hours after main battery removal; after six hours, retains time of day
Input / Output
20k ohm impedance, 0.3V p-p (–8 dBu) minimum / 1k ohm impedance, 3.0V p-p (+12 dBu)
Sync Input
Word Clock, AES3, Video (NTSC, PAL, and Tri-Level)
Word Clock Output
Square wave, running at sample rate, 3.3vp-p, 75 ohm.
Power
Power supply (batteries)
operating cell, removable 7.2 V (nominal) Sony L-type Li-ion, operational from 6.5–8.5 V,
time code battery, 3.6 Li-Ion,
time and date battery, 3 V coin cell
Power supply (external)
10–18 V, 1000 mA minimum, via locking 4-pin Hirose connector, use Hirose #HR10-7P-4P
(DigiKey# HR100-ND) for locking mating DC connector; pin-1 (), pin-4 (+). See Powering
Environmental
Operation and Storage
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relative humidity (non-condensing) <80%
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Tone Oscillator
100 Hz–10 kHz, variable output, assigned to tracks or outputs (menu-selectable)
Dimensions and Weight
Size
45 mm x 257 mm x 163 mm (H x W x D)
1.8” x 10.1” x 6.4”
Mass
unpackaged: 1.7 kg, (3 lbs 12 oz.) without battery
Pin Assignments
Notes
XLR
Analog Inputs 1-4
1 – ground
2 – signal (+)
3 – signal (-)
3.3k ohm input impedance, Mic- and Line-level activebalanced
TA3M
Analog Inputs 5-8
1 – ground
2 – signal (+)
3 – signal (-)
3.3k ohm input impedance, Mic- and Line-level activebalanced
TA3M
Analog Outputs 1-4
1 – ground
2 – signal (+)
3 – signal (-)
200 ohm output impedance, active balanced.
For unbalanced connection, pin-1 ground, pin-2 (+)
positive, float pin-3. Mates with Switchcraft TA3F-type
connector.
3.5 mm
Analog Output 5,6
tip – signal L
ring – signal R
sleeve – signal ground
Mates with 3.5 mm TRS jack. Signal is unbalanced.
TA3M
AES Outputs 1-4
1 – ground
2 – signal (+)
3 – signal (-)
Mates with TA3F-type connectors., 110 ohm, transformerbalanced
3.5 mm
Headphone
tip – signal L
ring – signal R
sleeve – signal ground
Mates with 3.5 mm TRS jack.
1/4-inch Female
Headphone
tip – signal L
ring – signal R
sleeve – signal ground
Mates with 1/4-inch TRS jack.
5-pin LEMO
Time code
1 – ground
2 – SMPTE TC In
3 – ASCII in/out
4 – tuning out
5 – SMPTE TC out
LEMO B-series connector, pin assignments as viewed on
panel-mounted connector
Sync Input
center pin – signal
sleeve – ground
BNC female, unbalanced, coaxial connection, 75 ohm
connectors recommended
Word Clock Output
center pin – signal
sleeve – ground
BNC female, unbalanced, coaxial connection, 75 ohm
connectors recommended
FireWire 400
(IEEE-1394a)
center pin – signal
sleeve – ground
6-pin male FireWire 400 IEEE-1394a
FireWire 800
(IEEE-1394b)
center pin – signal
sleeve – ground
9-pin male FireWire 800 IEEE-1394b. Backward compatible with FireWire 400 IEEE-1394a to IEEE-1394b
connections.
center pin – signal
sleeve – ground
Data transfer connection to computers or connection to
Wave Agent for extended 788T display and control.
FW800
USB-B
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Connector
Specifications
Connector Pin Assignments
USB
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Pin Assignments
Notes
USB-A Keyboard Input
center pin – signal
sleeve – ground
For use with USB Keyboards only. Data transfer is not
supported.
C. Link In / Out
1 – +3.3 V
2 – Tx (output)
3 – ground
4 – Rx (input)
5 – WC in
6 – TC in
Not a telephone jack! Used for Multi-Unit Linking and to
connect to CL-1 Keyboard and Remote Roll Accessory
and CL-2 Remote Fader. C. Link In is disabled when the
Setup Menu Connection Mode is set to Connect to Wave
Agent.
Hirose 4-pin
DC Input
1 – ground
2 – not connected
3 – not connected
4 – DC (+)
Charging characteristics defined by user in the Setup
Menu.
1 – AES 3,4 Input (+)
2 – AES 1,2 Input (+)
3 – AES 5,6 Output (+)
4 – AES 7,8 Input (+)
5 – AES 5,6 Input (+)
6 – EXT DC (-) Ground
7 – EXT DC (-) Ground
8 – LOGIC Output
9 – LOGIC Input
10 – +10V to 18V DC
11 – AES 3,4 Input (-)
12 – AES 1,2 Input (-)
13 – AES 5,6 Output (-)
14 – AES 7,8 Input (-)
15 – AES 5,6 Input (-)
The D-Sub connector provides 8 channels of balanced
AES input, 2 channels of AES outputs, GPIO and External
DC powering and is therefore ideal as a single umbilical connection between the 788T and an external digital
mixer. Mates with Sound Devices XL-88.
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DE-15
Multi-Function Connector
Specifications
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Several high-value accessories are available for the 788T, including a production case, cables, and
power accessories. For a full list of Sound Devices products and accessories, visit our web site
www.sounddevices.com/products.
Included Accessories
The accessories below are included with the 788T/788T-SSD:
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•
•
•
XL-WPH3 - Universal In-Line Power Supply, 100–240 VAC input, 12 VDC, 45 W output
XL-B2 - Li-ion removable rechargeable battery, 4600 mAh
XL-RJ - C. Link cable
CS-MAN - Padded man-bag
Linear Fader Controller for Sound Devices 788T recorder. Features
eight 100 mm linear faders, quick access to many of the recorder’s
parameters and exclusive access to EQ, Pan, Slate Mic, and two private talk back systems. Connects to the 788T over USB. No additional
powering required.
CL-8
Mixing control surface for Sound Devices 788T recorder. Features large
rotary faders and push buttons to control input routing, setup control,
and access to the 788T Slate Mic. Connects to the 788T over USB.
CL-1
Remote Control and Keyboard Interface used to control the 788T’s
record start and stop functions using a toggle switch. Allows user to
connect a PS/2 keyboard for control and metadata entry.
CL-2
Remote 30 mm linear fader for the 788T Digital Recorders. Mounts
directly to most boom poles. Equipped with four programmable Logic
switches. Connects to the 788T over C.Link.
CS-5
Production case with high-quality strap for use with the 552 with
integrated accessory compartment and NP-type battery compartment.
Built for Sound Devices by CamRade.
CS-W
Removable accessory case for the CS-5 Production Case. Designed to
hold wireless transmitters and receivers. Built for Sound Devices by
CamRade.
CS- MAN
Convenient, padded carry/storage case with handles, handy to store
wallets, keys and mobile phones; handcrafted in China.
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CL-9
Accessories
Optional Accessories
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Sound Devices Wave Agent file librarian for Mac OS and Windows
computers. Wave Agent provides a comprehensive and indispensable range of tools for preparing audio files for problem-free passage
through complex production workflows. Wave Agent allows a 788T
to be connected via USB for extended metering and control. For more
details and download visit www.waveagent.com.
XL-1B
TA3F to TA3F cable, connects the direct outputs of a Sound Devices
442 mixer to the 788T’s analog inputs 5-8, also used to connect analog
outputs 1-4 to third-party devices with TA3M inputs, 12-inch.
XL-2
TA3F to XLR-M cable, used to connect analog and digital outputs 1-4
to third-party devices with XLR-F inputs, 25-inch; package of two.
XL-2F
XLR-F to TA3F cable, used to connect microphones, mixers, and other
devices with XLR-M outputs to the 788T analog inputs 5-8, 25-inch;
package of two.
XL-4
Bag of four (4) TA3-F-type connectors.
XL-88
788T-specific breakout cable for the DE-15 multi-pin connector. XLR
connectivity to AES inputs 1 through 8, plus XLR output for AES 5/6.
A 4-pin Hirose female connector accepts 10-18 VDC input. Lead for
Logic In and Out.
XL-B2
Removable, rechargeable, Li-ion battery; 7.2 V, 4600 mAh battery;
good to have several spares.
XL-BNC
BNC to BNC cable, to connect word clock from external sources to the
788T for synchronizing the 788T; also used to sync external devices
from the word clock of the 788T.
XL-DVDRAM
External slot-loading DVD-RAM drive in FireWire and USB enclosure.
5X writing. For use with 7-Series recorders for recording, copying, and
playback. Powered by FireWire bus or included external supply.
XL-H
Bare Hirose 4-pin locking DC connector (HR10-7P-4P).
XL-LB2
5-pin LEMO to two (2) BNC cable, used to jam to and from video
cameras, 60-inch.
XL-LCD
Protective, clear Lexan LCD cover for 7-Series Digital Recorders. Protects the LCD glass from scratches and water. Kit of four covers.
XL-LL
LEMO-5 to LEMO-5 time code cable, time code equipped 7-Series recorders to Ambient Lockit, Slate, or Masterclock, coiled cable, 20-inch
coiled, 55-inch full extension.
XL-LX
5-pin LEMO to XLR-M and XLR-F cable, used to connect the time code
output to SMTPE time code inputs and outputs, 25-inch to XLR-M,
14-inch to XLR-F.
XL-NPH
NP-type battery cup with 24-inch cable terminated in Hirose 4-pin
locking DC connector (HR10-7P-4P) at equipment end.
XL-RJ
RJ-12 to RJ-12 for C.Link to C.Link 702, 702T, 722, 744T, and 788T
recorder linking, 12-inch.
XL-WPH3
AC to DC Power Supply (in-line) 100 - 240V 50/60 Hz input, 12 VDC
3.75 A (45 W) output, Hirose 4-pin DC plug. Supplied with 3-pin IEC
cord for use in North America and Japan.
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Software License
End-user license agreement for Sound Devices 7-Series Embedded Software / Firmware
Important Read carefully: This Sound Devices, LLC end-user license agreement (“EULA”) is a legal agreement between you (either
an individual or a single entity) and Sound Devices, LLC for the Sound Devices, LLC software product identified above, which includes
computer software, embedded software, and may include associated media, printed materials, and “online” or electronic documentation
(“SOFTWARE PRODUCT”). By using, installing, or copying the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, you agree to be bound by the terms of this
EULA. If you do not agree to the terms of this EULA, do not use or install the SOFTWARE PRODUCT.
Software Product License
The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws
and treaties. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is licensed, not sold.
Grant of license. This EULA grants you the following limited, non-exclusive rights: In consideration of payment of the licensee fee, Sound
Devices, LLC, as licensor, grants to you, the licensee, a non-exclusive right to use this copy of a Sound Devices, LLC software program
(hereinafter the “SOFTWARE”) on a single product and/or computer. All rights not expressly granted to licensee are reserved to Sound
Devices, LLC.
Appendix
Software ownership. As the licensee, you own the hardware on which the SOFTWARE is recorded or fixed. Sound Devices, LLC shall
retain full and complete title to the SOFTWARE and all subsequent copies of the SOFTWARE, regardless of the media or form on or in
which the original copies may exist. The license is not a sale of the original SOFTWARE.
Copyright. All rights, title, and copyrights in and to the SOFTWARE PRODUCT (including, but not limited to, any images, photographs,
animations, video, audio, music, text, and “applets” incorporated into the SOFTWARE PRODUCT) and any copies of the SOFTWARE
PRODUCT are owned by Sound Devices, LLC or its suppliers. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is protected by copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Therefore, you must treat the SOFTWARE PRODUCT like any other copyrighted material, except that you may
make copies as only provided below. You may not copy the printed materials accompanying the SOFTWARE PRODUCT.
Restrictions on use. Licensee may not distribute copies of the SOFTWARE or accompanying materials to others. Licensee may not
modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or create derivative works based on the SOFTWARE or its accompanying printed or written materials.
Transfer restrictions. Licensee shall not assign, rent, lease, sell, sublicense, or otherwise transfer the SOFTWARE to another party without prior written consent of Sound Devices, LLC. Any party authorized by Sound Devices, LLC to receive the SOFTWARE must agree to
be bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement.
Termination. Without prejudice to any other rights, Sound Devices, LLC may terminate this EULA if you fail to comply with the terms and
conditions of this EULA. In such event, you must destroy all copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT and all of its component parts.
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Limited Warranty
No warranties. Sound Devices, LLC expressly disclaims any warranty for the SOFTWARE PRODUCT. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT and
any related documentation is provided “as is” without warranty or condition of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, the implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. The entire risk arising
out of use or performance of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT remains with you.
No liability for damages. In no event shall Sound Devices, LLC or its suppliers be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without
limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or any other pecuniary loss) arising
out of the use of or inability to use this Sound Devices, LLC product, even if Sound Devices, LLC has been advised of the possibility of
such damages. In any case, Sound Devices, LLC’s entire liability under any provision of this evaluation license shall be limited to the
greater of the amount actually paid by you for the SOFTWARE PRODUCT or U.S. $5.00. Because some states/jurisdictions do not allow
the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you.
Governing Law
This agreement and limited warranty are governed by the laws of the state of Wisconsin.
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Sound Devices, LLC warrants the 788T Portable Audio Recorder against defects in materials and
workmanship for a period of TWO (2) years from date of original retail purchase. This is a nontransferable warranty that extends only to the original purchaser. Sound Devices, LLC will repair or
replace the product at its discretion at no charge. Warranty claims due to severe service conditions
will be addressed on an individual basis. THE WARRANTY AND REMEDIES SET FORTH ABOVE
ARE EXCLUSIVE. SOUND DEVICES, LLC DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SOUND DEVICES, LLC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY OR UNDER ANY
OTHER LEGAL THEORY. Because some jurisdictions do not permit the exclusion or limitations set
forth above, they may not apply in all cases.
For all service, including warranty repair, please contact Sound Devices for an RMA (return merchandise authorization) before sending your unit in for repair. Product returned without an RMA
number may experience delays in repair. When sending a unit for repair, please do not include accessories, including CF cards, batteries, power supplies, carry cases, cables, or adapters unless instructed by Sound
Devices.
Appendix
Sound Devices, LLC
Service Repair RMA #XXXXX
300 Wengel Drive
Reedsburg, WI 53959 USA
telephone: (608) 524-0625
Technical Support / Bug Reports
For technical support and bug reporting on all Sound Devices products contact:
Sound Devices, LLC
E-mail: support@sounddevices.com
web: www.sounddevices.com/support/
Telephone: +1 (608) 524-0625 / Toll-Free in the U.S.A.: (800) 505-0625
Fax: +1 (608) 524-0655
Sound Devices hosts a user support forum. The URL is:
http://forum.sounddevices.com
Sound Devices cannot guarantee that a given computer, software, or operating system configuration can be used satisfactorily with the 788T based exclusively on the fact that it meets our minimum
system requirements.
Please check with your software editing application to make certain that it is compatible with the file
type selected.
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788T CE Declaration of Conformity
According to ISO/IEC Guide 22
Sound Devices, LLC
300 Wengel Drive
Reedsburg, WI 53959 USA
EMC Directive
EN 55103-1, 1997
EMC-Product Family Standard for Audio, Video, Audio-Visual and Entertainment
Lighting Control Apparatus for Professional use. Part 1: Emissions
EN 55103-1, 1997
EMC-Product Family Standard for Audio, Video, Audio-Visual and Entertainment
Lighting Control Apparatus for Professional use. Part 2: Immunity
CISPR 22, 2006 (EN 55022, 2006)
Radiated Emissions, Class B
CISPR 22, 2006 (EN 55022, 2006)
Conducted Emissions Class B
IEC 61000-3-2, 2005
EN 61000-3-2, 2001
Harmonic Current Emissions (through Amendment 14 of IEC 61000-4-7)
IEC 61000-3-3, 2005
EN 61000-3-3, 2002
Voltage Fluctuation and Flicker
EN 55103-1 Phenomena 2,3, 1997
EN 55103-1
Magnetic Emissions at 1 Meter 50Hz – 50kHz
IEC 61000-4-2, 2001
EN 61000-4-2, 2001
ESD, ±4kV Contact, ±8kV Air Discharge
IEC 61000-4-3, 2006
EN 61000-4-3, 2005
Radiated RF Immunity, 3V/m, 80% AM @
1kHz, 1% step of the previous frequency
80-1000 MHz
IEC 61000-4-4, 2004
EN 61000-4-4, 2005
EFT Burst:
±0.5 kV - ±2kV
IEC 61000-4-4, 2004
EN 61000-4-4, 2005
EFT Burst ±0.5kV to ±1kV
IEC 61000-4-5, 2005
EN 61000-4-5, 2001
Surge ±1kV Differential Mode (line to line)
±2kV Common Mode (line to ground)
IEC 61000-4-5, 2005
EN 61000-4-5, 2001
Surge ± 1kV Common Mode
IEC 61000-4-6, 2006
EN 61000-4-6, 2005
Conducted RF Immunity: 3 V
80% AM modulation @ 1kHz
IEC 61000-4-6, 2006
EN 61000-4-6, 2005
Conducted RF Immunity: 3 V,
80% AM modulation @ 1kHz
EN 55103-2 Phenomena 3, 1997
EN 55103-2, 1997
Magnetic Immunity 50Hz – 10 KHz
IEC 61000-4-11, 2004
EN 61000-4-11, 2004
Voltage Dips and Short Interruptions at test
Voltage level: 70%, 40% and 5% nominal
for 10ms, 100ms, 1 sec and 5 sec (50Hz)
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declares that the product, 788T Professional Digital Audio Recorder is in conformity with and passes:
Tested by L. S. Compliance, Inc. Cedarburg, Wisconsin
April 3, 2008
Matthew Anderson
Director of Engineering
Sound Devices, LLC
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