Edirol/Roland

Edirol/Roland R-26 6-Channel Digital Field Audio Recorder

SKU: EDR26 MFR: R-26
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About the Edirol/Roland R-26

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.

Edirol/Roland R-26 Includes

  • Roland R-26 6-Channel Digital Field Audio Recorder
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • SD Card
  • SONAR LE DVD-ROM
  • USB Cable (Mini-B)
  • Windscreen
  • Roland 90 Days Labor & 1 Year Parts Warranty

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Edirol/Roland R-26 Features

  • 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
  • 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/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

Edirol/Roland R-26 Specifications

Tracks 6 (3 stereo)
Signal Processing AD/DA conversion: 24 bits, 96/88.2/48/44.1 kHz
Data Type For Recording
WAVE/BWF: Sampling Rate: 96/88.2/48/44.1 kHz, Bit Depth: 24/16 bits
MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3): Sampling Rate: 48/44.1 kHz, Bit Rates: 320/160/128 kbps
WAVE + MP3: Sampling Rate: 48/44.1 kHz, Bit Depth: 16 bits, Bit Rates: 128 kbps
For Playback
WAVE: Sampling Rate: 96/88.2/48/44.1 kHz, Bit Depth: 24/16 bits
MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3): Sampling Rate: 48/44.1 kHz, Bit Rates: 32-320 kbps or VBR (Variable Bit Rate)
Memory Card SD Card (SDHC format compatible)
Recording Time Each recording time is approximate. The times may change depending on the card specifications.
In case that there are plural files, the sum of recording time would be shorter than above.
Audio Inputs Internal Stereo Microphones: Omnidirectional (OMNI) mic, Directional (XY) mic
Analog inputs 1/L, 2/R (XLR/TRS Combo type): XLR type (phantom powered), 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced/unbalanced)
Plug-in powered mic input (Stereo miniature phone type)
Audio Output Headphone jack (Stereo miniature phone type)
Nominal Input Level (Variable) Analog inputs 1/L, 2/R:+4, -2, -8, -14, -20, -26, -32, -38, -44, -50, -56, -62 dBu
Plug-in powered mic input: LOW -7.5 dBu, MID -21 dBu, HIGH -26 dBu
Input Impedance Analog inputs 1/L, 2/R: 5k ohms
Plug-in powered mic input: 3k ohms (SENS = MID/HIGH), 2k ohms (SENS = LOW)
Maximum Input Analog inputs 1/L, 2/R: +24 dBu (SENS = +4 dBu)
Plug-in powered mic input: +4 dBu (SENS = LOW)
Output Level 35 mW + 35 mW (In case 16 ohms load)
Recommended Load Impedance 16 ohms or greater
Frequency Response 16 ohms or greater
Phantom Power 48 V + or - 4 V
10 mA or less in all channels
USB Interface Mini-B type connector
USB mass storage device class
USB audio (Hi-Speed USB)
Display 160 x 160 dots graphic display (touch screen)
Power Supply AC adaptor
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
or Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) X 4
Current Draw 500 mA (MAX)
Dimensions (W x D x H) 82 x 180 x 41mm(8.2 x 7 x 1.6in)
Weight 370 g (14 oz.)
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