Mobile audio recorders are many on the market. Zoom recently introduced the new H1N, a further development of the well-known H1. Roland also modernizes its mobile audio recorder range and publishes the R-07 in time for the CES in Las Vegas. It’s not only a classic high-quality audio recorder with which you can easily record but it allows users to have more control over the recordings than on the competitor products.
Exciting and different here is the way you can interact with the device. With an additional smartphone / smartwatch application, users can not only wireless listening but have full remote control over the tracks. With the R-07, Roland has brought portable music recorders forward and cleverly integrated modern consumer technologies. Especially, for mobile musicians who always search a nice portable setup without many wires, is the new Roland R-07 a very interesting new product.
The R-07 packs mission-critical recording features into a stylish and ultra-portable device that goes anywhere life takes you. High-resolution audio, one-touch Scene memory, and Hybrid Limiting ensure great sounding recordings no matter what the situation. And wireless listening and remote control mean you can record with less wires in more places.While a smartphone can cover some basic recording situations, for reliable and professional results you really need a dedicated recorder. But a lot of recorders are bulky, complicated, and require an array of wires and adapters. The R-07 is simple and intuitive, goes anywhere, and provides mission-critical recording functions leaving your phone free to do what it does best.
A recorder as compact and go-anywhere as the R-07 could end up in a lot of different recording situations. Whether it’s on-location interviews, on-the-road demos, classrooms, boardrooms, field recording, or just about anything else you can imagine, the R-07 can automatically apply the ideal settings. When you select a Scene, the sample rate, record mode, limiter, low cut, and input level instantly adjust to their optimal settings. And you can alter any of the settings and save them for next time, so you’ll never miss that magic moment.
The R-07 uses the latest Bluetooth technology with Qualcomm® aptX™ for enhanced streaming performance. Remote control from your smartphone or from supported smartwatches. Manage recordings and ensure what’s being recorded is exactly what you want, even while the R-07 is in its prime recording location, and out of reach. Listen on wireless headphones or Bluetooth speakers—all while cutting cable clutter and staying out of the way of your recording subjects.
With Dual Recording and Hybrid Limiting, you’ll never ruin a vital recording due to overload or clipping. And you won’t have to worry about artifacts from aggressive limiting either. The R-07 can make two simultaneous recordings—one at full level and another at a lower level with increased headroom. If there’s unexpected clipping in the main recording, you can replace that section with a portion of the lower-level backup recording. Hybrid Limiting can even handle this automatically, so you get all the safety of limiting with none of the downsides.
Features of Roland R-07
- WAV support: 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz, 16/24-bit.
- MP3 support: 64/96/128/160/192/224/320 kbps.
- Hybrid Limiter and Dual Recording.
- Bluetooth® remote control with smartphone and smartwatch.
- Wireless headphone and speaker playback.
- One-touch Scene function for instant setup in any recording scenario.
- Tuner and metronome for musical applications.
- Rehearsal function for perfect input levels with a single touch.
- 128 x 64 graphic LCD with white backlight for easy visibility.
- Supports microSD cards (SD, SDHC).
- Mic/aux Input and headphone output.
- Runs on batteries (AA x 2) or USB bus power.
- Built-in speaker for convenient playback anywhere.
- Stylish, compact design available in black, red, or white.
- Simultaneous WAV and MP3 recording.
The Roland R-07 is now available for $229 USD
Available here: Roland R-07