Edirol/Roland R-44 Sound Mixer

If you need to record or mix some great sound on the go and without a faff or heavy equipment, then this is a great choice for you. The Edirol/Roland R-44 sound mixer is a perfect choice for videographers, musicians and any kind of production on the smaller side. The ultra-portable unit weighs around 1.3kg but packs a number of great features. It can record up to four channels of linear PCM audio at a variety of bit rates and sampling frequencies of up to 24-bit/192kHz!

The recorder has four XLR/TRS combo jack inputs so there are a lot of options. The XLR connections have phantom power, allowing you to use your favourite condenser mic. In addition to the input connectors, the R-44 also offers built-in stereo microphones and monitor speakers, allowing you to record and play back audio without any additional equipment. What’s more, the unit is able to operate for up to four hours on four AA batteries and you can also use the included AC adapter as well if needed.

The R-44 also also has built-in effects which include a three-band parametric EQ and a six-band graphic EQ, a noise gate, compressor, de-esser, limiter, and low-cut filter. A pre-record function keeps the R-44 listening at all times, so that when the record button is pressed, the previous few seconds of audio are captured to your memory card.

The R-44 has an easy-to-use interface, complete with a high-contrast OLED display, which is perfect for viewing under any conditions. You can also capture up to eight channels of audio by linking two R-44 units together. A high-speed USB 2.0 port lets you transfer your audio files quickly to a Mac or PC. The Edirol/Roland R-44 sound mixer can records to SD or SDHC flash memory cards, making it easy to store and share your audio. Because there are no moving parts, the R-44 delivers silent, reliable operation that you can depend on!

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R-44 sound mixer Specs

Number of tracks: 4
Max Sample Rate/Resolution: 192 kHz / 24-Bit
Microphone: Built-In Stereo Pair
Built-In Speaker: yes
Memory Card Support: SD/SDHC
Sample rates: 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 192 kHz
Bit depth: 16/24-Bit
Timecode: no
Analog I/O: 4x Combo XLR / 1/4″ TRS Input, 4x RCA Output, 1x 1/4″ TRS Headphone Output
Digital I/O: 1x Digital RCA Input, 1x Digital RCA Output
Host connection: 1x Mini-USB (USB 2.0)
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 40 kHz +0/-3 dB
Dynamic range: A/D Converters – 100 dB, D/A Converters – 104 dB
SNR: -100 dBu
THD: 0.02%
Battery type: 4x AA
Dimensions: 6.2 x 7.2 x 2.4″ / 157 x 183 x 61 mm
Weight: 2.9 lb / 1.3 kg (With Batteries)