Roland Introduces R-26 Field Recorder

Roland R-26 Field RecorderRoland 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)

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