Another portable/hand-held recorder from Roland - this time its a 6-channel affair, with 2x stereo mic inputs - there are two pairs built-in, which Roland assure us are high quality and incredibly sentivie to caputre the finest ambient details. AN OMNI pair and a more standard X-Y stereo pair.
Plus you get the 2x combi analog inputs for line/mic inputs. This gives you 6 channels of 24bit /96kHz broadcast wave format recording in a hand-held package.
The other unique aspect is that the R-26 has a touch screen OS - no more jog and shuttle menu systems, just use your finger to setup this up.
Shipping October 2011 at £399 UK inc VAT
Full details follow
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)
6 (3 stereo)
AD/DA conversion: 24 bits, 96/88.2/48/44.1 kHz
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)
SD Card (SDHC format compatible)
* 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.
48 V + or - 4 V 10 mA or less in all channels
Mini-B type connector USB mass storage device class USB audio (Hi-Speed USB)