Roland R-26 6 Channel Digital Field Audio Recorder
Roland's R-26 multi-channel recorder features 6 simultaneous channels of pro-quality audio recording to SD/SDHC media.
Combo XLR and inputs allow you to plug an instrument or microphone directly into the recorder. Or use the built-in stereo mics for ambient recording. Choose simultaneous combinations of the built-in mics (directional and omnidirectional), as well as the external inputs.On board effects such as a limiter, low-cut filter helps reduce distortion and noise so your recorded sermons or praise music will sound great! The large touch screen provides detailed level metering and convenient fingertip control over many functions, and is equipped with a high-luminance backlight for great visibility in any situation. Transfer your recordings to your computer or stream a live audio feed with the included USB cable for podcasting or making a CD copy of your service!
Innovative mic system delivers pro-quality sound
At the top of the R-26 are OMNI (omnidirectional) and XY (directional) stereo mic pairs, which not only provide pro sound, but also contribute to the unitÆs impressive styling. To maximize their sound-collecting characteristics, we thoroughly studied the optimum shapes, positions, and angles of the mics. The OMNI mics are entirely enclosed in a mesh and optimized to capture sounds down to super-low frequencies. The XY mics have been given ample space, maximizing their performance. Additionally, the mics are laid out in a 90°configuration to create a natural stereo image. This ensures that your recordings will be clear, expansive, and true to the recording environment.
You'll love the variety of external inputs, including XLR jacks and support for plug-in mics.
At the bottom of the unit, you'll find two analog combo (XLR/TRS) jacks with 48 V phantom power. In addition, there's a side-mounted plug-in mic (stereo mini) input with support for plug-in power. By combining external mics with the built-in mics, you can perform a variety of different types of recordings. The R-26 inputs are equipped with high-performance mic preamps directly inherited from Roland's R-44 professional recorder for the highest level of sound quality.
The R-26 supports 24-bit/96 kHz linear PCM recording, and also simultaneous recording in WAV/BWF and MP3 formats.
High-resolution, 24-bit/96 kHz linear PCM recording is supported, and you can choose between WAV and BWF file types, with the latter providing time-stamping and other info. The R-26 also supports MP3, and you can record to WAV/BWF and MP3 formats simultaneously.
An onboard limiter and low-cut filter reduces distortion and noise.
The back end of the mic preamp is fitted with a limiter and low-cut filter. By activating the limiter, you can reduce distortion caused by excessive input levels. Activate the low-cut filter to reduce unwanted low-frequency content that often occurs with voice, wind noise, and various environmental vibrations. Three cut-off frequencies are selectable: 100, 200, or 400 Hz.
With Pre-recording, youÆll never miss a word of your sermon or praise band rehearsal.
Pre-recording means your recording actually begins two seconds before you initiate it. This ensures you won't miss the very beginning of a recording, even when you're late in pressing the Record button. This is a great feature for capturing environmental sounds as they occur, even chirping birds.
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The R-26's extensive set of useful functions support a diverse range of applications.
AUTO-SENS analyzes and recommends the optimum input level to help prevent recording errors.