IF YOU ALREADY OWN A ROLAND R-26 YOU MAY STILL PURCHASE SOME OF ITS ACCESSORIES FROM
OUR R-26 WEBSHOP BELOW.
Six Channel Recording with Touch
Hand-held, solid state field recorders have been hot commodities for
broadcasters, musicians and sound designers for a few years now. And
with Roland's really quite extraordinary R-26 the game has changed. This
innovative portable recorder is loaded with more professional features
than any other at its price point, making it hard to beat. Just look at
what it gives you...
There are two types of stereo microphones built into the R-26, plus a
pair of XLR/TRS combo input sockets for external mics, as well as a mini-jack
input for a stereo plug-in powered mic. You can choose simultaneous
combinations of the built-in mics (cardioid and omni) as well as the
external inputs - yes, even all of them at the same time! 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. There's no
doubt this is now the world's most flexible solid state sound recorder.
Want to see and hear more? Go to our R-26 Video Demo section
The R-26 features Rolands 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 sound
field without spoiling the vibrant low frequencies and
ambience of the venue.
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.
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.
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 record and edit on your PC.
The four screen shots below link to Parts 1, 2 , 3 & 4 of our fairly
comprehensive presentation of the Roland R-26. Just click on a screen
shot to see its video.
accessories | mics |
Approximate recording time
on a set of 4 x Alkaline AA batteries - 10 hours (44.1kHz,
2-channel, phantom power off)