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Edirol / Roland R-44 Solid-State Four-Channel Portable Field Recorder

BH #EDR44 • MFR #R-44-E
Edirol / Roland
Edirol / Roland R-44 Solid-State Four-Channel Portable Field Recorder
Key Features
  • Compact and Portable
  • Support for 24-bit/192kHz Recording
  • Records to SD/SDHC Flash Media
  • AA Battery Operation
The R-44 portable field recorder from Edirol/Roland is an ideal choice for videographers, musicians, sound designers, and more. The ultra-portable unit weighs under three pounds but packs a number of great features. Record up to four channels of linear PCM audio at a variety of bit rates and sampling frequencies; up to 24-bit/192kHz!
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Edirol / Roland R-44 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Compact and Portable
  • 3Four Channels of Professional-Quality Audio
  • 4SD/SDHC Storage
  • 5Versatile Connectivity
  • 6Built-In Mics and Speakers
  • 7Power Options
  • 8Built-in Effects
  • 9Intuitive Interface
  • 10Expandable

The R-44 portable field recorder from Edirol/Roland is an ideal choice for videographers, musicians, sound designers, and more. The ultra-portable unit weighs under three pounds but packs a number of great features. Record up to four channels of linear PCM audio at a variety of bit rates and sampling frequencies; up to 24-bit/192kHz!

The recorder offers four XLR/TRS combo jack inputs for great versatility. The XLR connections have phantom power, allowing you to use your favorite condenser mic. The R-44 can record to widely-available SD or SDHC flash memory cards, making it easy to store and share your audio. Because there are no moving parts, the R-44 delivers silent, reliable operation that you can depend on.

In addition to the input connectors, the R-44 also offers built-in stereo microphones and monitor speakers, allowing you to record and play back audio without any additional equipment. What's more, is that the unit will operate for up to four hours on four AA batteries. You can also use the included AC adapter to use it via wall power.

Built-in effects include a three-band parametric EQ and a six-band graphic EQ, a noise gate, compressor, de-esser, limiter, and low-cut filter. A pre-record function keeps the R-44 listening at all times, so that when the record button is pressed, the previous few seconds of audio (selectable) are captured to your memory card.

The R-44 has an easy-to-use interface, complete with a high-contrast OLED display, perfect for viewing under any conditions. You can also capture up to eight channels of audio by linking two R-44 units together. A high-speed USB 2.0 port lets you transfer your audio files quickly to a Mac or PC.

Compact and Portable
Weighing under three pounds, it's easy to take the R-44 anywhere you like.
Four Channels of Professional-Quality Audio
Record up to four channels of audio at 16 or 24-bit, at sample rates from 44.1 to 192kHz.
SD/SDHC Storage
Your audio is recorded to widely-available SD or SDHC flash memory cards, which provide great reliability and silent operation.
Versatile Connectivity
Four XLR/TRS combo inputs allow you to connect a variety of microphones. Phantom power is provided for condenser mics. Four RCA phono jacks are provided for output connection, and a stereo headphone jack provides private monitoring.
Built-In Mics and Speakers
Built-in stereo mics and monitor speakers allow you to record and play back audio without attaching any external equipment.
Power Options
The R-44 can operate for up to four hours on four AA batteries. You can also use AC power with the included AC/DC adapter.
Built-in Effects
High-quality effects include a three-band parametric EQ, a six band graphic EQ, noise gate, compressor, de-esser, enhancer, limiter, and a low-cut filter. You can also sequence play along your play list.
Intuitive Interface
The simple interface makes it easy to record and play back audio. The bright OLED screen is viewable in practically any environment, and the high-speed USB 2.0 port allows you to transfer audio quickly to your Mac or PC. You can automatically set the gain sensitivity as well as zoom out of the level meter for use with a micro display
Expandable
Record up to eight channels of audio by linking two R-44 units together.

Edirol / Roland R-44 Specs

Portable Recorder
Number of Tracks
4
Maximum Sampling Rate
192 kHz / 24-Bit
Microphone
Built-In Stereo Pair
Built-In Speaker
Yes
Memory Card Support
SD, SDHC
Recording
Sample Rates
44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 192 kHz
Bit Depth
16 / 24-Bit
Timecode Support
No
Connectivity
Analog I/O
4x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Input
4x RCA Output
1x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
Digital I/O
1x Digital RCA Input
1x Digital RCA Output
System Connection
1x Mini-USB (2.0)
Performance
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 40 kHz +0/-3 dB
Dynamic Range
A/D Converters:
100 dB
D/A Converters:
104 dB
SNR
-100 dBu
THD
0.02%
Power
Battery Type
4x AA
Physical
Dimensions
6.2 x 7.2 x 2.4" / 157 x 183 x 61 mm
Weight
2.9 lb / 1.3 kg (with Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11 x 10.4 x 5.1"

Edirol / Roland R-44 Reviews

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question

Does this recorder have any accessories attached?
Asked by: Anonymous
thank you for your question. The only accessory that comes with this unit is the power supply.
Answered by: Anthony
Date published: 2019-09-24

question

Does this recorder included a SD card in it? Or I should buy one myself?
Asked by: Anonymous
A memory card is not included.SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card B&H # SAEPSD64GV3G
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2018-10-24

question

Where this recorder Roland r44 is made? What country ?Thanks
Asked by: Anonymous
According to the information we have, our current inventory's Country of Origin is JAPAN. Please be aware this can change over the product's production life without notice.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

While recording from the Roland R-44, if there is a power issue and the unit dies (i.e. the batteries fall out or someone knocks the AC power out with no batteries) will it save the audio that was recorded before the issue? Will the file be saved?
Asked by: Brian B.
The Roland R44 does not offer a safety feature for these type of issues. In the event of a power loss, a file may be present however unreadable. The unit offers a REPAIR function that may enable you to retrieve the recording in some cases.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2019-11-30

question

Would the recorder pick up impact noise from an apartment above?
Asked by: Anonymous
It will depend on the sensitivity you would set in the recorder... This is more used for having line feeds into the recorder.... Till date it has performed brilliantly for me..... crystal clear sound.
Answered by: NEILL D.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

What size is the DC power connection? Can you recommend a Dtap to DC cable that would work with this mixer?
Asked by: Wes
Use this cable: Remote Audio CM4 BDS Power Output Cable: B&H # REBDSCM4 Along with: Remote Audio - BDSv4U Battery Distribution System: B&H# REBDSV4U And the:Remote Audio - 24 BDS Input Cable with NP-1 Battery Cup to TA4F: B&H# REBDSNPADW A battery: Switronix - NP-50 NiMH NP-1 Style Battery: B&H# SWNP50 And charger:Frezzi - FQC-NP1 Quick Charger: B&H# FRFQCNP1
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

How are the built in effects? I'm particularly interested in the compressor and the noise gate. Can you use two effects simultaneously?
Asked by: Jason J.
Don't worry about the effects, this is used for sound recording. Anything else you are going to need to do in post. Post is better.
Answered by: Neelam S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

How to make test tone?
Asked by: Anonymous
There's not pilot tone on the r44
Answered by: Walter L.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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