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    Roland R-26 Portable Recorder

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    Roland R-26 Portable Recorder Product Description

    Hand-held field recorders have been hot commodities for musicians, recording engineers, and sound designers for years. Today, the mercury rises in this dynamic market with the debut of the game-changing Roland R-26. This innovative recorder 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 microphones built into the Roland R-26, 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 R-26 into the inner city or deep forest for pristine field capture. The sky's the limit with this powerful, portable, and incredibly flexible recorder.

    The Roland R-26 features Roland's current 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 R-26, 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 R-26, 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 R-26 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 R-26 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 higher level of flexibility after the fact, as you can choose from the individual tracks or composite mixes.

    USB Connectivity

    You can connect the R-26 to your computer for use as an audio interface or for external storage. Use the R-26 in combination with the bundled Sonar LE software app to perform recording and detailed editing on your PC.


    - 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)

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Roland products.

    Roland R-26 Portable Recorder Technical Description

    - 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: Internal Stereo Microphones: Omnidirectional (Omni) mic, Directional (XY) mic
    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)
    Nominal Input Level
    - (Variable): Analog inputs 1/L, 2/R:+4, -2, -8, -14, -20, -26, -32, -38, -44, -50, -56, -62 dBu
    Plug-in powered mic input: LOW -7.5 dBu, MID -21 dBu, HIGH -26 dBu
    * Input Level Knob : Center
    - Input Impedance: Analog inputs 1/L, 2/R : 5k ohms
    Plug-in powered mic input : 3k ohms (SENS = MID/HIGH), 2k ohms (SENS = LOW)
    - Maximum Input: Analog inputs 1/L, 2/R : +24 dBu (SENS = +4 dBu)
    Plug-in powered mic input : +4 dBu (SENS = LOW)
    - Output Level: 35 mW + 35 mW (In case 16 ohms load)
    - Recommended Load Impedance: 16 ohms or greater
    - Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 40 kHz
    - 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 (Hi-Speed USB)
    - Display: 160 x 160 dots graphic display (touch screen)
    - Power Supply: AC adaptor
    Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
    or Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) X 4
    - Current Draw: 500 mA (MAX)
    - Accessories: Owner's manual
    SD Card
    AC Adaptor
    Power Cord
    Cakewalk Sonar LE DVD-ROM (for Windows)
    USB Cable (mini-B type)
    - Options (sold separately): Cover/Windscreen Set: OP-R26CW
    Binaural Microphones/Earphones: CS-10EM
    Stereo Shotgun Microphone: CS-50
    Stereo Microphone: CS-15S
    Stereo Headphones: RH-300
    Microphone Stand Adaptor: OP-MSA1
    Microphone Stand: ST-100MB

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Roland products.
    Shipping Weights and Dimensions
    Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
    Shipping Dimensions: 12 x 9 x 4 in

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