Roland R-26, New 6-Channel Portable Recorder

Roland has announced the R-26, a new portable recorder that features four buil-in mics (two directional in XY and two omnis at sides) and also two XLR/TRS (with phantom power of +48V) and one stereo 1/8″ (with plugin power) connections. This unit can record audio at 96kHz/24-Bit on six channels simultaneously (4 built-in + 2 external). Also features a hi-res LCD touchscreen display which looks great.

Main features

  • 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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Miguel Isaza M

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