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Roland R-26 6-Channel Digital Field Audio Recorder

Roland R-26 6-Channel Digital Field Audio Recorder

Roland R-26 6-Channel Digital Field Audio Recorder

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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
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Overview
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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
UPC: 761294500194
In the Box
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
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    Specifications
    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)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.0 x 8.6 x 3.6"
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