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Roland AR-3000SD Commercial Audio CF/SD/USB Recorder/Player





A dependable digital audio recorder/player featuring programmable timer and LAN control.

The AR-3000SD has been designed primarily for providers of background music and announcements in commercial environments, such as shops, museums, airports and similar venues. Its talents include advanced 24-bit/96kHz recording sound quality, programmable timers, full network capability and support for multiple playback and control formats. The use of an AES/EBU digital output to deliver high-quality digital output combined with balanced XLR & TRS Jack connectors for analogue output enables versatile worry-free use in a wide array of applications.

Storage-wise, in addition to robust Compact Flash memory, the AR-3000SD is also equipped with a slot for an SD memory card. Using a single memory card as two virtual cards lets you record up to 2,000 phrases. And a USB flash drive socket is provided for backing up and restoring data.

In addition to uncompressed WAV, the MP3 format is also available for use in recording and playback. All in all the AR-3000SD stands ready to meet a diverse array of needs and setups for a wide variety of uses - please read on for more detail on this powerful device... and don't forget to watch the video demo at the end...

  • CF & SD (SDHC) Card capacity of up to 32Gb

  • WAV sample frequencies: 32, 44.1, 48 & 96kHz

  • WAV Bit Depths: 16 or 24

  • MP3 sample frequencies: 32, 44.1 or 48kHz

  • MP3 Bit Rates of 128, 192 & 320kbps, Stereo

  • Front panel balanced TRS Microphone Input Jack

  • Unbalanced Phono Inputs

  • AES/EBU Output on XLR

  • Wide choice of external control terminals

  • Balanced XLR & TRS Jack Outputs

  • Built-in yearly programmable timer

  • LAN control with web server functionality

  • ARE-3000 Card Data Editor Software included

A full range of integral editing featuresRoland AR-3000SD Commercial Audio CF/SD/USB Recorder/Player, Card Data detail

Editing operations are simple and intuitive with the AR-3000SD as it offers non-destructive editing features that allow for editing phrases just the way you want. These functions include Truncate for cutting unneeded portions before and after phrases, and Phrase Combine for joining multiple phrases into a single new one.

  • Displays the settings data and phrase information stored on the AR series unit's memory card on a single screen.

  • Editing is accomplished with ease, using the mouse and keyboard.

  • AR data on a memory card can be backed up to the computer and restored from it just as easily.

  • Features a simple player that lets you check recorded audio.

  • Lets you convert WAV files to AR phrase data (RDAC) and AR phrase data to WAV files.

  • The software can be downloaded free of charge.
    *Use an AR series device to format the card.

Built-in yearly programmable timer

In response to wide demand, Roland have put a scheduler into the AR-3000SD as a standard feature, eliminating the need to connect an external timer. This allows control by time or calendar. Time adjustment using Network Time Protocol (NTP) client functionality is also possible, for precisely timed automation announcements at fixed intervals. Using just the AR-3000SD, you can create yearly programs for important announcements for tasks that must be played back at fixed intervals and set times.

Roland AR-3000SD Commercial Audio CF/SD/USB Recorder/Player, Programmable Timer detail

The programmable timer feature can store in memory 14 days worth of single-day schedules containing 50 tasks each. This lets you do things like assign single-day schedules to different days of the week to create a weekly schedule, or assign them to specific months and days and create a yearly schedule.

Endless control and performance possibilities using MIDI and RS-232C

MIDI data can be played back and captured as well as playback of RS-232C commands. Using the AR-3000SD in combination with an external sound module or synthesizer, for instance, let's you reproduce performances that are direct, with total control. With direct playback of RS-232C commands the AR-3000SD can control V-Mixers, video switchers like the Roland V-800HD, and a host of other audio, video and lighting equipment. This along with MIDI control enables the AR-3000SD to be the nucleus of a full production environment.

Roland AR-3000SD Commercial Audio CF/SD/USB Recorder/Player, MIDI & RS-232C detail
Roland AR-3000SD Commercial Audio CF/SD/USB Recorder/Player, Rear Panel


Network features supporting higher efficiency come standard

A rich array of playback and control formats let you configure systems that are simple and intuitive.

A LAN (local area network) port is standard and lets you achieve simple, efficient systems matched to individual setups. Web server functionality has been added enabling settings and control from a computer anywhere on the network. The unit also functions as a DHCP client which eliminates the trouble of obtaining and assigning IP addresses.

A rich array of playback and control formats enabling the configuration of a variety of systems


Roland AR-3000SD Commercial Audio CF/SD/USB Recorder/Player, Playback & Control options


Optional SD-04G high durable SD/SDHC memory card using SLC (Single Level Cell)


Roland AR-3000SD Commercial Audio CF/SD/USB Recorder/Player, Card capacity detail


Roland AR-3000SD Commercial Audio CF/SD/USB Recorder/Player, Line Thru detail


Our thanks to Roland for use of this video.


Roland AR-3000SD Commercial Audio CF/SD/USB Recorder/Player, Rear Panel

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