Roland R26 Portable Digital Recorder

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    Product Description

    Hand-held field recorders have been hot commodities for musicians, recording engineers, and sound designers for years. The Roland R26 Portable Digital Recorder is an innovative recorder that is portable yet loaded with first-class, professional features, the likes of which the industry has not seen before. There are two types of stereo mics built into the R26, plus a pair of XLR/TRS combo inputs for external mics, and an input for a stereo plug-in powered mic.

    Choose simultaneous combinations of the built-in mics (directional and omnidirectional), as well as the external inputs. Capture live performances with simultaneous line and ambient signal paths, record important speeches, lectures, and presentations, or take the Roland R26 into the inner city or deep forest for pristine field capture. The sky's the limit with this powerful, portable, and incredibly flexible recorder.

    Roland R26 Portable Digital Recorder Features

    • Two types of built-in stereo microphones (omnidirectional and directional) that can be used in various combinations
    • Two XLR/TRS combo inputs with 48 V phantom power, plus an input for a stereo plug-in powered mic
    • Supports up to six channels (three stereo channels) of simultaneous recording
    • Large LCD touchscreen display for intuitive navigation
    • Large input-level knobs for fine adjustment
    • Built-in Hi-Speed USB interface for use as an audio interface or external storage
    • Loop-Back function; combine this with the built-in or external mics for the optimum live video streaming setup (only with Audio Interface function)
    • Bundled with SONAR LE software (PC)
    New-Tech Advantage
    The R26 portable recorder features Roland’s latest DSP engine, which allows simultaneous recording of up to six channels (three stereo channels). A large LCD touchscreen display lets you directly navigate menus for customizing the microphone settings, editing waveforms, and so on. It also features large input-level knobs for making precise adjustments.

    Built-In Stereo Mics
    Directional and omnidirectional stereo microphones are built into the Roland R26, and can be used simultaneously. This unique multi-stereo mic recording system lets you capture a wide stereo soundfield without spoiling the vibrant low frequencies and ambience of the venue.

    External Inputs
    Two XLR/TRS combo mic inputs are built into the R26, plus an input for a stereo plug-in powered mic, which can be combined simultaneously with the internal mics. At a live concert, for example, the R26 portable recorder can capture a stereo mix from the FOH mixer via its XLR inputs, as well as the ambient audience noise via its built-in stereo mics.

    Six-Channel Simultaneous Recording
    The Roland R26 allows up to six channels of simultaneous recording (three stereo pairs). Capture the same sound source with three different types of microphones, both internal and external. This provides a new level of flexibility after the fact, as you can choose from the individual tracks or composite mixes.

    USB Connectivity
    You can connect the R26 to your computer for use as an audio interface or for external storage. Use the R26 in combination with the bundled SONAR LE software app to perform recording and detailed editing on your PC.

    Product Specifications
    Roland R26 Portable Digital Recorder Specifications
    • Tracks: 6 (3 stereo)
    • Signal Processing: AD/DA conversion: 24 bits, 96/88.2/48/44.1 kHz
    • Data Type:
      • For Recording:
        • WAVE/BWF: Sampling Rate: 96/88.2/48/44.1 kHz, Bit Depth: 24/16 bits
        • MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3): Sampling Rate: 48/44.1 kHz, Bit Rates: 320/160/128 kbps
        • WAVE + MP3: Sampling Rate: 48/44.1 kHz, Bit Depth: 16 bits, Bit Rates: 128 kbps
      • For Playback:
        • WAVE: Sampling Rate: 96/88.2/48/44.1 kHz, Bit Depth: 24/16 bits
        • MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3): Sampling Rate: 48/44.1 kHz, Bit Rates: 32-320 kbps or VBR (Variable Bit Rate)
    • Memory Card: SD Card (SDHC format compatible)
    • Audio Inputs:
      • Analog inputs 1/L, 2/R (XLR/TRS Combo type): XLR type (phantom powered), 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced/unbalanced)
      • Plug-in powered mic input (Stereo miniature phone type)
    • Audio Output: Headphone jack (Stereo miniature phone type)
    • Phantom Power: 48 V + or - 4 V, 10 mA or less in all channels
    • USB Interface: Mini-B type connector, USB mass storage device class, USB audio
    • Display: 160 x 160 dots graphic display (touch screen)
    • Accessories: Owner's manual, SD Card, AC Adaptor, Power Cord, Cakewalk SONAR LE DVD-ROM (for Windows), USB Cable (mini-B type), Windscreen
    • Dimensions (WxDxH): 3-1/4 x 7-1/8 x 1-5/8 inches (82x180x41mm)
    • Weight: 0 lbs. 14 oz.
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