Roland's latest CD audio recorders the CD-2 and CD/DF are now shipping.The CD-2 records directly to CD or onto popular CompactFlash media (up to 2 GB capacity) for hours of recording time. Once recorded, audio can be edited, processed, and burned to CD.
A high-quality stereo microphone is built into the CD-2 for fast capture â€”
just point and shoot. Or, if desired, external mics can be plugged in via
the CD-2â€™s two XLR inputs, complete with phantom power. RCA inputs and
outputs are provided for convenient connection to CD players, stereos, and
the like. 1/4-inch inputs allow instruments to be directly connected as well.
The CD-2 will appeal to students, with its built-in stereo speakers, speed/pitch control, tuner and metronome. Lessons or musical passages can be easily recorded, andplayed back at a slower tempo while retaining the original pitch. The pitch of the audio can be changed for play-along practice in different keysignatures.
The CD-2 also has a lineup of professional audio effects, such as reverb, EQ, and compression. Special tools are also provided for guitar and vocals, and the onboard Mastering effects help put the final polish on the mix before burning to CD.
CD-2 retails at $799