Roland R-26 6-Channel Digital Field Audio Recorder

Roland R-26 6-Channel Digital Field Audio Recorder ENG/Interview Kit

Roland R-26 6-Channel Digital Field Audio Recorder ENG/Interview Kit

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Roland R-26 6-Channel Digital Field Audio Recorder Roland OP-R26CW Cover/Windscreen Set for R-26 SanDisk 8GB Ultra UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Class 10) Electro-Voice RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (Black) K-Tek XLR Male to XLR Low-Profile Angled Female Coiled Microphone Cable - 6" ~ 4 Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 15 Varta High-Energy 1.5V AA LR6 Alkaline Battery (4-Pack) Roland R-26 6-Channel Digital Field Audio Recorder ENG/Interview Kit

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  • 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
  • External Mic, Cables, and More Included
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Overview
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This B&H Kit includes everything you need for professional-quality field recording for interviews, news, sound effects, and more. The kit includes a Roland R-26 6-channel field recorder, a Roland OP-R26CW cover and windscreen set, and an Electro-Voice RE50/B omnidirectional microphone, as well as XLR cables, AA batteries, and an SD flash memory card.

The R-26 recorder can record up to 6 channels of audio for terrific versatility. It can record WAV or MP3 files and has built-in omni and directional stereo microphones. It has XLR/TRS combo inputs, plus a 3.5mm mic input so you can connect a variety of devices, such as the included RE50/B microphone. A USB port makes it easy to transfer your recordings to a Mac or PC. The included cover and windscreen provide protection from the elements, and also minimize the effects of wind noise on the integrated mics. The included batteries, cables, and the SD card allow you to start recording right away without the need for any additional equipment.

  • Roland R-26 6-Channel Digital Field Audio Recorder

    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
  • Roland OP-R26CW Cover/Windscreen Set for R-26

    The OP-R26CW Cover/Windscreen Set for R-26 is a special accessory set designed to protect and carry the R-26 audio recorder, and also provide cleaner outdoor recording. The set comes with a protective cover, a carrying strap, and a high-density fiber windscreen. The cover and strap provide excellent protection and portability, while the windscreen reduces the impact of wind and breath noise for professional-sounding results.

    The cover provides convenient protection and quick access while working in the field
    The carrying strap offers terrific portability and hands-free use
    The high-density fiber windscreen reduces wind noise for cleaner outdoor recordings
    UPC: 761294501245
  • SanDisk 8GB Ultra UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Class 10)

    Record Full HD 1080p video with this Class 10 compliant 8GB Ultra UHS-I SDHC Memory Card from SanDisk. With enhanced data read speeds of up to 40 MB/s this Ultra SDHC memory card is designed to suit the needs of compact and mid-range point and shoot cameras. You can also save and store a variety of files such as music, movies, documents and more. The writable label found on the card allows you to write down what is saved to the card while the built-in write protect switch helps to prevent accidental data loss. This card, as with most SanDisk cards, comes shock, temperature, x-ray, magnet, and waterproof to take your files with you nearly anywhere you go.

    Class 10 performance for Full HD Video (1080p)
    Read speeds up to 40 MB/s
    Writable label for easy identification and organization
    Engineered with UHS-I bus architecture
    This SD memory card comes shock, temperature, x-ray, magnet, and waterproof proof
    UPC: 619659123543
  • Electro-Voice RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (Black)

    Every day, for local, national and international news reports, the Electro-Voice RE50B gathers the audio for news interviews. Designed specifically as an ENG/EFP interview microphone, the RE50B's custom Dyna-Damp "mic-within-a-mic" shockmount provides extremely low handling noise for clear sound. A large, built-in Acoustifoam filter keeps wind and P-pop noise to an absolute minimum, indoors or out. Frequency response is 80 Hz to 13 kHz.

    Industry standard news interview microphone
    Features EV Dyna-Damp shockmount
    Extremely low handling noise for clear sound
    "Mic-within-a-mic" concept reduces wind and vocal plosive sounds
    UPC: 701001010905
  • K-Tek XLR Male to XLR Low-Profile Angled Female Coiled Microphone Cable - 6" ~ 4'

    This K-Tek XLR Male to XLR Angled Female Coiled Microphone Cable is a 6" coiled cable that extends to 4' and is designed for use with boom pole products. It features a Neutrik XLR male connector at one end and a K-Tek low-profile right-angle female connector at the other end.

    UPC: 791090332941
  • Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 15' (4.6 m), Black

    The Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (15') is a studio-quality cable for connecting mics to mixers, preamps, audio interfaces and recorders; or to be used in any other application where XLR connectivity is required. The cable is engineered to be both quiet and durable, and is well-suited for critical recording and broadcast situations.

    Studio Elite 4000 Series cables are made from 24 AWG OFC copper wire that's wrapped with PE insulation and a conductive PVC inner shield. A cotton-yarn inner layer helps reduce electrostatic and microphonic noise. A 98% braided outer shield makes the cable resistant to EMI and RFI noise. The Neutrix XX silver connectors provide a high level of connectivity, and all the solder connections are shrink-wrapped for protection.

    98% braided shield offers protection from EMI and RFI noise.
    Twin-conductive PVC inner shielding provides 100% coverage of the core conductor. It helps keep the cable's signal from radiating and affecting nearby cables, and also helps prevent external EMI from penetrating to the cable's core.
    24 AWG oxygen-free stranded copper inner core provides the best possible conductivity.
    Cotton yarn reduces electrostatic and microphonic noise.
    All solder points shrink-wrapped for protection.
    Neutrik XX silver connectors offer high conductivity.
    Cast zinc shell and chuck style strain relief.
    UPC: 847628551183
  • Varta High-Energy 1.5V AA LR6 Alkaline Battery (4-Pack)

    Power any device that accepts AA cells with this 4-pack of standard, all-purpose High-Energy 1.5V AA LR6 Alkaline Batteries from Varta. These German-made cells are non-rechargeable and feature an output of 1.5V. Additionally, they offer up to 80% more power in digital cameras than Varta Simply Alkaline batteries. The "Single Press Out" type packaging enables easy opening, allowing you to extract one at a time and providing storage for unused cells.

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Specifications
  • Roland R-26 6-Channel Digital Field Audio Recorder
    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
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.0 x 8.6 x 3.6"
  • Roland OP-R26CW Cover/Windscreen Set for R-26
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.9 x 4.9 x 4.4"
  • SanDisk 8GB Ultra UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Class 10)
    Card Type SDHC
    Storage Capacity 8 GB
    Speed Class 10
    Bus Interface Speed UHS Class I
    Data Transfer Read Speed 40 MB/s Maximum
    Write Speed 10 MB/s Minimum
    Durability Magnet-Proof, Shockproof, Temperature Extremes, Waterproof, X-Ray Proof
    Insertion/Removal Cycles Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Operating Temperature -13 to 185°F/ -25 to 85°C
    Storage Temperature -40 to 185°F/ -40 to 85°C
    Error Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Built-in Write-Protect Switch Yes
    Wireless Range Not Specified By Manufacturer
    File System Not Specified By Manufacturer
    RoHS Compliant Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.3 x 4.0 x 0.01"
  • Electro-Voice RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (Black)
    Transducer Dynamic
    Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
    Frequency Response 80 Hz - 13 kHz
    Open Circuit Voltage 1.6 mV/Pascal
    Power Requirements None Dynamic, Requires No Phantom or Battery Power
    Impedance 150 ohms
    Output Connector XLR-3M Type
    Specialties Integral windscreen blast filter with internal shockmounting
    Case Construction Aluminum
    Dimensions (L x D) 7.76 x 1.93" (197 x 49 mm)
    Weight 9.5 oz (269 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.921 x 5.433 x 2.677"
  • K-Tek XLR Male to XLR Low-Profile Angled Female Coiled Microphone Cable - 6" ~ 4'
    Cable Type Coiled XLR mic cable
    Length Extendable 6" ~ 4' (15.2 cm ~ 1.2 m)
    Shielding Yes
    Connector 1 XLR male
    Connector 2 XLR angled female
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.5 x 6.0 x 0.9"
  • Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 15' (4.6 m), Black
    Cable Type 3-Pin XLR balanced microphone cable
    Length 15' (4.6 m)
    Shielding 98% coverage braided shield
    Gauge 24 AWG
    Contacts Silver
    Connector 1 XLR Male
    Connector 2 XLR Female
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.0 x 8.7 x 1.0"
  • Varta High-Energy 1.5V AA LR6 Alkaline Battery (4-Pack)
    Chemistry Alkaline Manganese
    Size AA
    Type IEC-LR6 / E91 designation
    Rechargeable No
    Output Voltage 1.5 V
    Storage Life 10 years
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.75 x 3.1 x 0.65"
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