Edirol compact R-44 gives you true four track recording but in a more compact form - that's if you were used to the more chunky R-4.
The R-44, makes the current version of the OS to V 1.05 and enables users to add effects in Pre Record mode, and also includes updates for the BWF (Broadcast Wave File) marker format, notable with previously recorded data. Other improvements include quicker shutdown times in some modes with SD cards, and a smoother overall workflow helped by minor bug fixes.
Key Features of the R-44
Compact, lightweight and rugged design
Record up to four channels of audio at selectable bit rates (16- & 24-bit) and sampling frequencies (44.1, 48, 96kHz â€“ 192kHz for stereo recording only)
Wide variety of input sensitivity levels
Uses SD and SDHC cards for quiet and reliable operation
Comprehensive effects, including limiter, low-cut filter, 3-band EQ, 6-band GEQ, enhancer and de-esser
XLR and 1/4-inch TRS jack inputs
USB 2.0 connection for quick and easy copy and archive to a computer