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Sound Devices Shows CL-8 Controller for the 788T at IBC
9/24/2008

Sound Devices CL-8 Controller for the 788T
Sound Devices introduced the CL-8 Controller for the 788T Digital Recorder at IBC2008. The CL-8 is a mixing control surface companion to the company's new 788T recorder.

The CL-8 features eight rotary faders to control the eight inputs of the 788T. It offers command over numerous input settings, including high-pass filter, limiter, polarity and mute. When used with the CL-8, the original 788T input controls function as input trims, and the CL-8 controls offer fader control. To ensure accurate and clear marking of tracks, the CL-8 manages the 788T's built-in slate mic. For rapid setups in the field, the CL-8 allows users to quickly assign inputs to the main left and right record tracks. With a push of the input knob, users also can solo an input in headphones so they can concentrate on a specific track within their recording.

With the CL-8 users now have access to two additional recording tracks (Aux 1 and Aux 2) through the CL-8's associated firmware, for a total of 10 record tracks. These new tracks can be used to provide auxiliary sends for more comprehensive setups. Inputs can be assigned to Aux tracks pre- or post-fader. LEDs indicate when signals are present. The CL-8 can be connected to a keyboard through the controller's USB keyboard pass-through port.

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