Roland R-05 Handheld Digital Audio SD Card Recorder

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  • 24bit - 96kHz recording resolution
  • Records to SD card
  • Built in mic, mic input and stereo line input
  • 16 hours recording battery life
  • Track split for DJ sets
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Roland R-05, WAVE/MP3 Digital Audio Recorder

The Roland R-05 is a compact, affordable pocket recorder that’s advanced yet easy to use. With its built-in stereo mic or external input, the R-05 can record directly or capture sound from an external microphone or stereo line input. It is capable of high-quality stereo recording (24-bit / 96kHz) resolution, and can record directly to SD card. The R-05 also has an extended battery life of over 30 hours of continuous playback, and over 16 hours of continuous recording. With its strong, attractive metallic exterior, the R-05 is highly portable and useful for both musicians and non-musicians alike.

The R-05 is compatible with computers via USB 2.0, yet doesn’t require one for editing. It has on-board editing functions, as well as built-in reverb. Rehearsal mode ensures that you won’t overload the input, and the R-05 can automatically set the optimum recording level when you’re in the studio. As well as auto level adjust, the R-05 features auto record start and auto song split, and can record 16-bit WAV and MP3 files simultaneously.

There are also a number of useful music-practice features. You can change the playback speed without changing pitch, and loop playback. The R-05 also features Pre Record function, which captures the 2 seconds of audio that precede pressing REC. Additionally, the R-05 can be used as a high-quality portable audio player as it plays WAV and MP3 files. It includes windscreen and a built-in tripod mounting socket, so it can be mounted to for optimal placement and cleaner recordings.

  • High-quality stereo recording (24-bit / 96kHz) with the built-in stereo mic or external input
  • Records directly to SD card with extended battery life (over 30 hours continuous playback, over 16 hours continuous recording)
  • Record 16-bit WAV and MP3 files simultaneously
  • Onboard editing functions; built-in reverb
  • Music-practice features (change tempo without changing pitch, loop playback, etc.)
  • Auto record start, auto song split, auto level adjust
  • Pre Record function (captures 2 seconds of audio that precedes pressing REC)
  • Use as a high-quality portable audio player (plays WAV and MP3 files)
  • Includes windscreen and built-in tripod mounting socket
Tracks 2 (stereo one pair)
Signal Processing AD/DA conversion: 24 bits, 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz
Data Type (Recording) WAVE (Sampling Rate: 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz, Bit Depth: 16/24 bits)
MP3 (Sampling Rate: 44.1/48 kHz, Bit Rates: 64/96/128/160/192/224/320 kbps)
WAVE + MP3 (Sampling Rate: 44.1/48 kHz, Bit Depth: 16 bits, Bit Rates: 128 kbps)/td>
Audio Inputs Internal Stereo Microphone Mic input (Stereo miniature phone type, plug-in powered mic)
Line input (Stereo miniature phone type)
*The Internal/External Mic and the Line input can't be used at the same time (Line input priority).
Audio Output Phones (Stereo miniature phone type)
USB Interface Mini-B type connector (support USB 2.0/1.1 mass storage device class)
Accessories Owner's manual
Quick start guide
SD card Batteries (two AA)
USB cable (mini-B type)
Weight 140g
Dimensions (W x D x H) 60mm x 103mm x 25mm

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