Roland R-26 6-Channel Digital Field Audio Recorder (Black)

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- Two types of built-in stereo microphones 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)


Discover True Multi-Dimensional Sound  Hand-held field recorders have been hot commodities for musicians, recording engineers, and sound designers for years. Today, the mercury rises in this dynamic market with the debut of the game-changing R-26. This innovative recorder is portable yet loaded with first-class, professional features, the likes of which the industry has not seen before. There are two types of stereo microphones built into the R-26, plus a pair of XLR/TRS combo inputs for external mics, and an input for a stereo plug-in powered mic. Choose simultaneous combinations of the built-in mics (directional and omnidirectional), as well as the external inputs. 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. The skys the limit with this powerful, portable, and incredibly flexible recorder.

New-Tech Advantage  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 soundfield without spoiling the vibrant low frequencies and ambience of the venue.

External Inputs  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.

Six-Channel Simultaneous Recording  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.

USB Connectivity  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 perform recording and detailed editing on your PC.

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Display Specifications
Display Type: 160 x 160 Dot Touchscreen Graphic Display
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Detailed Specifications
Type of Microphone: 1 x Omnidirectional Stereo Microphone 1 x Directional (XY) Stereo Microphone
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Impedance: Analog Inputs: 5 kOhms 3.5mm Input: 3 kOhms (Med/High), 2 kOhms (Low)
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Input Level: Analog Inputs: +4, -2, -8, -14, -20, -26, -32, -38, -44, -50, -56, -62dBu 3.5mm Input: -7.5, -21, -26dBu
Input Level:
This displays the audio line input level of the camera's microphone.

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USB Terminal: High-Speed USB Audio USB Mass Storage Device Class
USB Terminal:
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# Of Channels: 6 (3 Stereo Pairs)
Connectors: 2 x XLR/TRS Combo Inputs 1 x 3.5mm Stereo Mini Mic Input 1 x 3.5mm Headphone Jack 1 x USB Mini-B Port
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Physical Specifications
Dimensions: 3.25 x 7.1 x 1.6" (82 x 180 x 41mm)
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Weight: 14 oz (370g)
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Color: Black
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Power System
Battery Type: 4 x AA Batteries (Alkaline or NiMH) AC Adapter
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Brand: Roland
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