Roland has announced the R-05 WAV/MP3 Recorder, which they tell us is an easy to use, affordable, and compact digital recorder that provides crystal-clear audio quality, enhanced recording and editing features, and an extended battery life of over 16 hours of recording time per charge. Here's the rest of what they have to say...
Whether onstage, in rehearsal, at school, on the street, or in the boardroom, the R-05 provides pristine, uncompressed stereo recording directly to SD card with up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution. Record directly with the built-in stereo microphone, or capture sounds from an externally connected microphone or stereo line input. The R-05 also features the same I.A.R.C. (Isolated Adaptive Recording Circuit) as the flagship R-09HR, a dedicated analog circuit optimized for recording with the onboard A/D converter.
A variety of practice and performance features make the R-05 ideal for the recording musician. Specified regions of audio can be looped, and the playback speed can be adjusted without causing a change in pitch. Rehearsal mode can automatically set the optimum recording level, split songs automatically, and simultaneously record identical WAV and MP3 files.
The R-05 allows for easy file transfer with computers via USB 2.0, and also enables users to conveniently trim, divide, and combine audio files within the recorder itself. For those who desire a high-gloss finish to their recordings, the R-05 is equipped with built-in reverb.
Musicians will naturally gravitate to the R-05, but this pocket recorder is great for many non-musical applications as well. Record lectures, speeches, and meetings, for example. The high-sensitivity, built-in microphone will clearly capture all of the voices in a room. The included windscreen and tripod mount also enhance optimal placement and help produce better recordings. Pricing and Availability:
The R-05 is scheduled to ship in May with a suggested retail price of $299.00.