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Roland R-26 6-Channel Digital Field Audio Recorder

You Pay: $499.00
Product Highlights
  • Compact and Lightweight
  • Record up to 6 Channels
  • Writes to SD/SDHC Cards
  • WAV/BWF and MP3 Recording
  • Touchscreen LCD
  • Omni and Directional Stereo Mics
  • XLR/TRS Combo Inputs and 3.5mm Mic Input
  • 48V Phantom Power
  • High-Speed USB
  • SONAR LE Software Included

The R-26 6-Channel Digital Field Audio Recorder from Roland provides a wealth of flexibility in a compact design, ideal for a variety of professional applications in music, filmmaking, journalism, and more. The R-26 can simultaneously capture up to 6 tracks of audio as 3 stereo pairs. The recorder offers 2 types of built-in stereo mics; one omnidirectional and one directional. There are also 2 XLR/TRS combo inputs with 48V phantom power for external mics, and a 3.5mm mic input for small stereo mics with plug-in power. The built-in mics can be used in a variety of combinations alongside external mics for amazing recording versatility.

The R-26 captures high-quality WAV/BWF files at rates up to 24-bit/96kHz. It can also capture MP3 files at rates up to 320kbps. Files are written to widely-available SD/SDHC flash memory cards for convenience and stability. A high-speed USB port allows you to transfer your recordings to a Mac or PC for convenient editing and sharing. SONAR LE software is included for manipulating your audio on a Windows PC.

The R-26 has a large touchscreen LCD display for quick and intuitive navigation of menus, customizing mic settings, editing waveforms, and more. There are also large input level control knobs for making fine adjustments. The recorder can operate on 4 standard AA batteries, or via the included AC adapter. An SD card, USB cable, and windscreen are also included so you can start using the recorder right out of the box.

Note! The included SONAR LE software is compatible with Windows computers only.

Compact Design
The compact design is ideal for a variety of professional applications in music, filmmaking, journalism, and more
6-Channel Recording
The integrated stereo mics and Roland's unique DSP engine allow simultaneous recording of up to 6 channels as 3 stereo pairs
2 Types of Built-in Mics
There is an omnidirectional stereo mic and a directional stereo mic. The mics can be combined in various ways to create a variety of patterns
External Mic Inputs
There are 2 XLR/TRS combo inputs with 48V phantom power for external mics, and a 3.5mm mic input for small stereo mics with plug-in power. You can use these inputs along with the integrated mics for many purposes, such as recording a stereo mix from a front-of-house mixer while simultaneously capturing ambient audience noise
Ultimate Flexibility
You can capture different signals simultaneously, or capture the same source with 3 different types of mics. This allows you to choose individual tracks or composite mixes later on to suit your needs
Multiple File Types
The R-26 captures high-quality WAV/BWF files at rates up to 24-bit/96kHz. It can also capture MP3 files at rates up to 320kbps
SD/SDHC Media
Files are written to widely-available SD/SDHC flash memory cards for convenience and stability
High-Speed USB
A high-speed USB port allows you to transfer your recordings to a Mac or PC for convenient editing and sharing. You can also use the recorder with your computer as a live audio interface or for external storage. SONAR LE software is included for manipulating your audio on a Windows PC
Loop-Back Function
When using the R-26 as an audio interface, you can enable the Loop-Back function with the built-in mics or external mics to create a live video streaming setup
Intuitive Interface
The R-26 has a large touchscreen LCD display for quick and intuitive navigation of menus, customizing mic settings, editing waveforms, and more. There are also large input level control knobs for making fine adjustments
Power Options
The recorder can operate on 4 standard AA batteries, or via the included AC adapter
Accessories
In addition to the SONAR LE software and the AC adapter, the R-26 also includes an SD card, USB cable, and windscreen so you can start using the recorder right out of the box
Type Portable Digital Audio Recorder
Number of Channels 6 (3 Stereo Pairs)
Signal Processing 24-bit AD/DA Conversion, 44.1/48/88.2/96kHz
Recording Format WAV/BWF: 44.1/48/88.2/96kHz, 16/24-bit
MP3: 44.1/48kHz, 128/160/320kbps
WAV + MP3: 44.1/48kHz, 16-bit, 128kbps
Playback Format WAV: 44.1/48/88.2/96kHz, 16/24-bit
MP3: 44.1/48kHz, 32-320kbps or VBR
Recording Method SD/SDHC Flash Memory
Built-In Microphone 1 x Omnidirectional Stereo Microphone
1 x Directional (XY) Stereo Microphone
Connectors 2 x XLR/TRS Combo Inputs
1 x 3.5mm Stereo Mini Mic Input
1 x 3.5mm Headphone Jack
1 x USB Mini-B Port
Input Level Analog Inputs: +4, -2, -8, -14, -20, -26, -32, -38, -44, -50, -56, -62dBu
3.5mm Input: -7.5, -21, -26dBu
Input Impedance Analog Inputs: 5 kOhms
3.5mm Input: 3 kOhms (Med/High), 2 kOhms (Low)
Maximum Input Analog Inputs: +24dBu (Sens @ +4dBu)
3.5mm Input: +4dBu (Sens @ Low)
Output Level 35mW + 35mW (16 Ohms)
Load Impedance 16 Ohms or Greater
Frequency Response Not Specified by Manufacturer
Phantom Power 48V ±4V
10mA or Less in all Channels
USB High-Speed USB Audio
USB Mass Storage Device Class
Display 160 x 160 Dot Touchscreen Graphic Display
Power 4 x AA Batteries (Alkaline or NiMH)
AC Adapter
Current Draw 500mA Max
Dimensions (WxDxH) 3.25 x 7.1 x 1.6" (82 x 180 x 41mm)
Weight 14 oz (370g)
Roland R-26 6-Channel Digital Field Audio Recorder
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • SD Card
  • SONAR LE DVD-ROM
  • USB Cable (Mini-B)
  • Windscreen
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Batteries & Power

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    Required item: Batteries or a Power Supply (not included) are required to power this device.

    Roland -  PSB-1U - AC Power Adapter
    • You Pay: $29.95
     
    Varta -  High-Energy 1.5 V AA E91 Alkaline Battery - 4 Pk
    • You Pay: $1.23
     

    Accessory Packages

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    An accessory kit is a great way to get multiple accessories your system.

    Roland -  OP-R26CW Cover/Windscreen Set for R-26
    • You Pay: $129.00
     
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    Add interconnectivity options for your equipment.

    Kopul -  Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 6' (1.8 m), Black
    • You Pay: $17.99
     

    Wind Protection

    Protect your audio from wind noise with a windscreen.

    Rycote -  Mini Windjammer for Roland R-26
    • You Pay: $39.95
     

    Store and read data with the proper media.

    Lexar -  4GB SDHC Memory Card Class 4
    • You Pay: $5.95
     

    Headphones

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    Headphones are essential for real-time monitoring and mixing.

    Senal -  SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones
    • You Pay: $89.99
     
    Polsen -  HPC-A30 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones
    • You Pay: $29.99
     

    Cases & Protection

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    Carry, store and protect all your equipment in a bag or case.

    Porta Brace -  AR-R26 Case for Roland R-26
    • You Pay: $77.25
     

    Stands & Support

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    Mount your equipment on a stand.

    Roland -  OP-MSA1 Microphone Stand Adapter for R-05/R-09HR/R-26
    • You Pay: $19.99
     
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