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Roland R-26 6-Channel Digital Portable Recorder

Discover True Multi-Dimensional Sound and start recording your performances with the Roland R-05 portable digital recorder with built in microphones. 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 R-26. This innovative recorder is portable yet loaded with first-class, professional features, the likes of which the industry has not seen before.

    • Roland R-26 PRODUCT 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)


      There are two types of stereo microphones built into the 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.

      New-Tech Advantage

      The R-26 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 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 new 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. 

      Recorder Part
      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)
      Recording Time
      (unit: hours) 

      * Each recording time is approximate. The times may change depending on the card specifications.
      * In case that there are plural files, the sum of recording time would be shorter than above.

      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
      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
      16 ohms or greater
      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)
      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)
      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

      Size and Weight
      82 mm
      3-1/4 inches
      180 mm
      7-1/8 inches
      41 mm
      1-5/8 inches
      370 g
      0 lbs. 14 oz.

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