The 788T’s drives are formatted with the FAT32 file system, which is limited to a maximum possible file size of 4 GB minus 1 byte. To work with the limitations of FAT32, the 788T “splits” the files into 4 GB (or smaller) files when continuously recording, based on the menu selected in the recorder. (more…)
Sound Devices CL-WiFi hardware uses the 2.4 GHz WiFi spectrum for data connectivity. In some environments, interference can cause connection issues between the 788T/CL-WiFi hardware and iOS devices running the CL-WiFi app. Follow the steps below to improve performance of the connection. (more…)
Sound Devices has investigated reports from 788T users in the UK who have experienced reduced RF range when using a 788T together with Audio Limited wireless in a bag. With the cooperation of Audio Limited, Sound Devices performed an RF analysis of this issue. The main cause of reduced range was found to be RF radiation coming from cables without their connector’s shell grounded plugged into XLR inputs 1-4 of the 788T. Input channels 5-8 (TA3 inputs) and their cables were shown to have no effect. (more…)
Sound Devices extensively tests removable recording media with the 788T Recorder. The cards listed below have been tested and have successfully passed benchmark testing with these products.
Please note that significant performance variations can occur, even among the the same model and lot of memory card. (more…)
The CL-WiFi application (v1.02) for Apple iOS has been updated to operate properly with iOS version 5. This new revision is available for current users by going into the iOS App Store and searching for updates. Version 1.02 also corrects several other minor bugs. (more…)
Since its release, Sound Devices has received a wide range of questions about the CL-WiFi control software for the 788T. Below are a few of most common ones.
Firmware revision 2.13 is now available for immediate download and installation. 2.13 is highly recommended for all 788T users and corrects a critical, low-level bug in 2.10 which could cause audible artifacts in recorded audio.
Download 2.13 for the 788T here.
Firmware revision 2.10 for the 788T has been removed from availability. This is due to a reported behavior of audible artifacts in recorded material and the possibility of a connected CL-8 and CL-9 becoming temporarily unresponsive. Firmware revision 2.03 does not exhibit this behavior and units running 2.10 should be reverted to 2.03 if this behavior is experienced. When a resolution is available, new firmware will be made available to re-introduce the features and fixes present in 2.10. (more…)
788T firmware revision 2.10 introduces the ability to link multiple 788T recorders for simultaneous, synchronous recording. It also allows linking the 788T with other Sound Devices 7-Series recorders including the 702, 702T, 722 and 744T. This is ideal for applications requiring higher track counts or synchronized backups. (more…)
788T firmware revision 2.0 and higher includes updated software for the CL-8 which increases its connection reliability. This update is highly recommended for all 788T/CL-8 users. Sound Devices has received reports that a CL-8 can become unresponsive during this firmware update process and during normal operation. An unresponsive CL-8 needs to be reprogrammed by either Sound Devices or select resellers and distributors. Review the steps below for the safest method of updating a 788T and CL-8 system from 1.xx to 2.xx. (more…)
High quality limiters are an essential tool for the production sound mixer’s tool kit. As the number of sound sources increases it becomes increasingly difficult to anticipate sudden and excessive changes in the volume levels of multiple sound sources. To prevent input overload, the 788T, like all Sound Devices field production mixers and recorders, has input limiters. (more…)
The DE-15 connector on the back panel of the 788T includes several connections, including:
- AES3 inputs 1 through 8
- AES3 outputs 5 and 6
- DC power input (duplicate of the panel-mounted power input connection)
- logic input and output for remote control (more…)
Firmware revision 1.71 for the 788T/788T-SSD recorders introduces powerful new control over the selection of recording tracks sent to recording media. Any recording track, from the 12 available, can be recorded to any recording media (CompactFlash, internal drive, or external FireWire drive). This means that each of the available recording media can be recorded with unique track configurations. (more…)
There are many advantages to recording to solid-state hard drives (SSD), including improved mechanical robustness, faster transfer speeds, and silent operation. Additionally, the 788T-SSD has 96 GB of additional on-board of storage space versus the 788T. Regarding power consumption, the power consumption (and therefore run time) between the spinning hard drive in the hard drive-equipped 788T and the SSD in the 788T-SSD is nearly identical. (more…)
Reliable, rock-solid recording is the single most important design criteria of Sound Devices recorders. 7-Series recorders are built upon a highly-stable, dedicated hardware and firmware foundation. 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. (more…)
788T firmware version 1.65 introduces the ability to record multiple tracks at 88.2 and 96 kHz sampling rates. These rates are typically used in ultra high fidelity recording applications, such as classical music recording, test & measurement applications, or sound FX recording. (more…)