The Korg D888 Digital Recording Studio is an 8-input/8-output mixer and 8-track hard disk recorder in one simple-to-use unit. Best of all, for those used to analog recorders, the Korg D888 recorder ha... Read More
The Korg D888 Digital Recording Studio is an 8-input/8-output mixer and 8-track hard disk recorder in one simple-to-use unit. Best of all, for those used to analog recorders, the Korg D888 recorder has a very analog-like look and feel that's comfortable and very easy to use. The input jacks, trim knob, 3-band EQ controls, pan knob, and fader are all placed in a straight line for each channel, and channel settings are obvious at a glance. A backlit LCD screen provides additional information that's easy to understand.
Each channel on the Korg digital recorder has a high-performance balanced mic preamp with TRS and XLR inputs with 48V phantom power. As a standalone mixer, the 1/4" outputs are configured to provide Monitor Out (L&R); Master Out (L&R), and individual outs for channels 5-8, or you can switch to 8 individual outputs.
The Korg D888 digital recording studio provides 16-bit/44.1kHz uncompressed recording quality with 8 tracks simultaneous play and record in WAV format. You also get 8 virtual tracks for each track for a total of 64 tracks, in addition to a stereo master track. The recording section has uncomplicated tools like punch-in/out, copy and swap operations, 4 editing locate points for each song, 100 mark points, non-destructive editing, Undo and Redo functions, 11 types of digital master effects, and 3-band EQ on each channel. The Korg D888 also has an assignable metronome, 2 independent headphone jacks, 40GB hard drive, a USB 2.0 connector, MIDI Time Code transmit, and optical S/PDIF outputs.
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I have owned and used this unit for well over a year. I replaced my Power Mixer with the D888 and run the outputs through B215A speakers. I run my entire band (Drums,Bass,2 guitars, and keyboard) through this setup and Iam well satisfied with the overall sound. I play an SG bass,and switch between my steel and Tele.I have had no problems with this unit. It is worth every nickle it cost me.
I'm 16 years old and probably shouldnt have something as fancy as this yet, but I'm glad I do! I got this to record the practices for my church's band but never really got to use it in that way... but it's great even for recording at home. I use this in conjunction with Mackie Tracktion 2 to record my songs. It's very high quality sound, being WAV you'd expect that. If you know anything about analogue boards then this thing is a breeze to use. There are also lots of little tricks to make recording easier and they're pretty simple to figure out. I have to use the Auto-punch alot and it makes a seamless transition when you're re-recording. I've used this to record live performances before and it's great for that too, as long as you can hear your mix over the speakers. I would recommend this for bands that are looking to get a good recording of their stuff on something other than cassettes.
I took it out of the box and within 2 hours had recorded 2 quick demos. I look forward to using it to record live shows with the 8 simultaneous tracks.
The Korg D888 is an excellent device for capturing live performances with a rock band: which is exactly what I bought it for. In other words, where everything is close-miked, and levels can be more or less set beforehand and left throughout the performance. For other applications: well, read the manual & reviews first and decide for yourself. It's true that the "curve" on the input trim controls is very touchy. Most of the gain range occurs within the last 10% of the knob movement. I can imagine that this would be something of a problem if you were recording an acoustic or vocal group using distant-miking, especially with higher-quality dynamic mics with a fairly low output; you might need external mic preamps in that situation. Can't comment on the overdub & effects features since I just use this for capture; I upload to computer for mix & final production. The USB transfer as .wav files is really nice for that!
I recently picked this digital track up and was amazed by the easy to use set-up and familiar mixer layout. Having never recorded before, I had laid 10 tracks down in about 15 minutes after opening the box. Sound quality was good through a pair of KRK Rokit 5s. The quality of the unit was really good. Nice metal casing. 60mm faders. 8 xlr and trs inputs. 8 simultaneous recording channels. The digital effects sound OK. The screen could have been a little bigger, but it didnt really hold me back. The D-888 could have benefited from separate channel phantom power buttons, and a fx send and return (instead of having to send each channel out individually and back to the board). Overall, this is a great unit to record demos. I would highly recommend this multi tracker to anyone looking for a quality machine, budget minded that would give them good results.
I bought the Korg D-888 several weeks ago and couldn't be happier with my investment. It?s unparalleled in value and sets a new standard for digital audio workstations in its class. The classic analog interface is very intuitive and the sound quality is flawless. It has a nice range of reverbs and delays that fits almost any need. While the LCD screen is on the small side, it has a much higher resolution than other units in its class. The USB 2.0 interface makes it ideal for transferring tracks to software based editors. What really sets the Korg D-888 apart from others, though, is its eight XLR inputs with phantom power and individual trim adjustments (its competition typically has only two XLR inputs making it impractical to record a drum kit or several instruments simultaneously). The only shortcoming I've found is that it lacks a send/return for compression and other external effects. Don't be fooled by the price; This unit is not for beginners or the faint of heart. This is a semi-professional piece of equipment with a broad range of edit features usually found on much more expensive units. Despite a well written and easy-to-read manual, it will take some time to understand and effectively use its many features.
I tested this recorder when I was looking for a all in one portable unit a while ago. This is a 8-track digital recorder, with 8 virtual tracks per channel. The unit has a 40GB hard drive, which is now pretty standard. The unit should be able to store a large amount of material. The unit has many onboard effects and most of them are very usable. The unit also has a built in drum machine which is very usable but I would recommend only using it for scratch tracks. The unit also has phantom power, which is also considered a standard now. The D88 is easy to use and the LCD screen is very easy to see. The unit also has USB interface so that you can transport and store your material in your computer, which is excellent, if you want to work on the material more with additional software. This is a very good unit if you want to record on a all in one unit and then work on the tracks with computer software.