Also records external
XLR or TRS inputs
Phantom Powering on all
Five Inbuilt Audio Effects
MS Stereo Conversion
USB 2.0 downloading of recording
PC or Laptop
Control Sync connection to a
for recording up to 8 channels
Built-in Stereo Speakers
Lightweight 1.3kg compact body
AA batteries (x4) for 4 hours
4-Channel Portable Stereo SD Recorder
(Previously branded 'Edirol' R-44. Now
re-branded 'Roland' R-44E.)
Roland R-44E is based on Roland/Edirol's popular and well
respected R4 portable hard disk recorder,
but being an SD Card recorder it comes in an even more conveniently
sized package. With an R-44 you can capture up to 4 channels of
uncompressed audio with selectable bit depths (16-bit or 24-bit) and
sampling frequencies (44.1kHz/48kHz/88.2kHz/96kHz) onto SD or large
capacity SDHC card media. No
moving parts enables the most silent and reliable operation possible,
and because it has 4 input channels you are not going to need an
external mixer for most of your recording assignments.
Built-in stereo microphones and monitor speakers
Although the R-44E is compact, all the necessary functions are included.
Built-in high quality microphones and speakers make recording and
monitoring without external devices possible.
Built-in limiter, low-cut filter and studio class effects
An on-board limiter helps suppress sudden peaks in sound from an input
source. A low-cut filter is included to help prevent things like wind
noise or mic handling
noise. Internal studio class effects such as 3-Band EQ, 6-Band Graphic
EQ, Enhancer or DeEsser can be used as tools to greatly improve audio
quality. Effects can be applied while recording or simply for
This ensures you never miss that important moment again The Pre-Record
function buffers input signals so when the REC button is pressed, the
material from the previous few seconds (selectable) is included. This
also helps reduce sound bites at the beginning of a recording by not
having to start the recorder too early.
type analogue jacks and digital output
These enable connection with a variety of devices. The combo input jacks
(4) supports the connection of both XLR and 1/4 inch plugs. XLR inputs
are equipped with phantom power. Eleven steps of input sensitivity
enable the connection of various devices with a variety of inputs levels
from microphones to musical instruments. High quality analogue circuitry
in the preamp ensures superior recording results.
High-contrast LED display & operation-oriented user interface
The high contrast, high response organic LED screen, viewable from wide
angles ensures fluid operation in field recording situations. The high
response of level meters makes precise level adjustments possible. All
the necessary switches and knobs are located on the top and front
panels. Self-lit buttons on all the key controls enable clear-cut
Capture eight channels by linking two units
The Control Sync terminal enables synchronized operation of two R-44
units. You can control the second unit from the master by simply
connecting them with a stereo mini-jack cable. The master unit can
remotely control REC standby, REC start and REC stop of the slave unit.
This function enables 8-channel recording in a compact space and at an
to computer via high speed USB
The R-44E can be mounted to computers with a simple USB 2.0 connection.
It is seen as an USB storage device on your computer. You can copy data
back and forth with a simple drag & drop operation.
• Four hours of
recording with four AA batteries
The R-44E can be operated with 3 types of power supply: AC adaptor,
external battery or AA batteries. Four hours* of operation is possible
with NiMH or alkaline batteries.
[*at 16-bit/44.1kHz stereo with no
phantom power and pre-record disabled]