Roland announces R-26 Portable Recorder

Roland has introduced the R-26, a handheld device that provides up to six simultaneous channels of pro-quality audio recording to SD/SDHC media.

Roland R-26 Portable Recorder

With two types of built-in stereo mics, XLR/TRS combo inputs, USB audio interface functionality, and much more, the compact R-26 is perfect for demanding applications such as solo and ensemble music recording, environmental sound capture, broadcasting, and audio/video production.

Designed from the ground up for superior sound quality and ease of use, the R-26 is filled with features that will satisfy both pros and hobbyists alike. For the ultimate mobile flexibility, the R-26 can be powered either with the included AC adaptor, four internal AA batteries, or an external battery.

Two stereo mic types—omnidirectional and XY—are integrated into the R-26’s stylish chassis, providing mic options to suit any style of audio recording. In addition, there are two XLR/TRS combo inputs with phantom power for connecting external mics or line-level devices, plus a stereo mini-jack for a plug-in powered mic. The preamps for all mic channels are derived from the hi-res preamps found in Roland’s R-44 commercial field recorder.

R-26 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).

R-26 will be available in October with an MSRP of $599 USD.

More information: Roland / R-26 Portable Recorder

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