Roland has released the R-26 Portable Field Recorder featuring dual built-in stereo microphones, two XLR/TRS inputs, and an input for a stereo plug-in powered mic.
The device allows for up to six channels of simultaneous recording and has Roland’s patented IARC circuitry on the inputs to reduce interference.
While the R-26 supports 24-bit/96 kHz linear PCM recording, you can also choose between WAV, BWF, and MP3 formats. It also functions as an audio interface, and is bundled with Sonar X1 LE.
The R-26’s large LCD touchscreen provides an easy interface, and the whole package weighs in at less than a pound. It is available now for $499.
Roland R-26 Field Recorder Demo:
Roland R-26 Field Recorder Specs:
- Two types of built-in stereo microphones (omnidirectional and directional) that can be used in various combinations
- Two XLR/TRS combo inputs with 48 V phantom power, plus an input for a stereo plug-in powered mic
- Supports up to six channels (three stereo channels) of simultaneous recording
- Large LCD touchscreen display for intuitive navigation
- Large input-level knobs for fine adjustment
- Built-in Hi-Speed USB interface for use as an audio interface or external storage
- Loop-Back function; combine this with the built-in or external mics for the optimum live video streaming setup (only with Audio Interface function)
- Bundled with SONAR LE software (PC)