Roland R-26 Portable Recorder
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Roland R-26 6-Channel Digital Portable Recorder

$499.00 USD


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Product Description

Roland R-26 Key Features

  • Two types of built-in stereo mics operate independently of each other
  • Up to six channels of simultaneous recording
  • Variety of external inputs
  • Large touch panel display
  • Dedicated, often-used hardware controls ensure easy operation
  • Onboard limiter and low-cut filter
  • Onboard editing

The Roland R-26 captures audio with high-definition direct sound, as well as the rich natural ambience of the recording environment. With dual stereo mics, six channels of simultaneous recording, and much more, this portable recorder offers true professional quality and flexibility, opening the door to limitless creative possibilities.

At the top of the Roland R-26 are OMNI (omnidirectional) and XY (directional) stereo mic pairs in optimized shapes, positions and angles to maximize sound-collecting characteristics. The OMNI mics are entirely enclosed in a mesh and optimized to faithfully capture sounds down to super-low frequencies. The XY mics have been given ample space at the back of the unit, maximizing their performance. Additionally, the mics are laid out in a 90º configuration to create a natural stereo image. This ensures that your recordings will be clear, expansive, and true to the recording environment.

At the bottom of the unit are two analog combo (XLR/TRS) jacks with 48V phantom power. In addition, there’s a side-mounted plug-in mic (stereo mini) input with support for plug-in power. By combining external mics with the built-in mics, you can perform a variety of different types of recordings. The R-26 inputs are equipped with high-performance mic preamps directly inherited from Roland’s R-44 professional recorder for the highest level of sound quality.

High-resolution, 24-bit/96 kHz linear PCM recording is supported, and you can choose between WAV and BWF file types, with the latter providing timestamping and other info. The Roland R-26 also supports MP3, and you can record to WAV/BWF and MP3 formats simultaneously.

The back end of the mic preamp is fitted with a limiter and low-cut filter. By activating the limiter, you can reduce distortion caused by excessive input levels. Activate the low-cut filter to reduce unwanted low-frequency content that often occurs with voice, wind noise, and various environmental vibrations. Three cut-off frequencies are selectable: 100, 200, or 400 Hz.

A major feature of the Roland R-26 is its large touch panel display, which allows for quick and intuitive operation. The hi-res LCD shows small text and graphics clearly and sharply, with a high-luminance backlight for perfect visibility in any lighting. You can easily check levels on a responsive graphic meter, and use the waveform display for sound editing.

The R-26’s design prioritizes ease of use over all else. The two input knobs are large and easy to operate, letting you make fine adjustments to your input levels. Other controls that you’ll be using often are provided as dedicated hardware switches. It’s easy to know which switch to use at a glance, enabling intuitive, stressfree operation in any situation.

Designed to run on four AA batteries, generic external batteries, or its included AC adaptor, the R-26 gives you a wide range of power options to handle any mobile recording environment.

Extra features:

  • Marker function allows manual or automatic marker setting at any point in thetimeline
  • Voice Memo function enables adding up to 30 seconds of audio to an existingrecording (i.e. location notes)
  • Playback speed adjustable between 50% and 150%
  • Repair function aids in fixing damaged audio files
  • Equipped with a USB 2.0 connector
  • Preview Monitor on the side
  • Threaded hole on the rear panel for tripod or stand mounting
Recording Time
(unit: hours)

  R-26 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.

Recorder Part
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)
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 Level Knob : Center
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 20 Hz - 40kHz
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)
Accessories Owner's manual; SD Card; AC Adaptor; Power Cord; Cakewalk SONAR LE DVD-ROM (for Windows); USB Cable (mini-B type); Windscreen
Options (sold separately) Cover/Windscreen Set: OP-R26CW Binaural Microphones/Earphones: CS-10EM Stereo Shotgun Microphone: CS-50 Stereo Microphone: CS-15S Stereo Headphones: RH-300 Microphone Stand Adaptor: OP-MSA1 Microphone Stand: ST-100MB
Size and Weight
Width 82 mm 3-1/4 inches
Height 180 mm 7-1/8 inches
Depth 41 mm 1-5/8 inches
Weight 370 g 14 oz.

Download the Roland R-26 Brochure (1.02MB PDF)