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Roland R-44E Compact Field Audio Recorder

A Compact, Solid State, 4-Channel Field Recorder

Roland R-44E Compact Field Audio Recorder

Roland R-44E Compact Field Audio Recorder

A Compact, Solid State, 4-Channel Field Recorder

SKU: R44E

Cat no: 6009

  • 24-bit/192kHz WAV recording
  • Solid-state recording to SD & SDHC cards
  • 4 hours of recording time with NiMH batteries
  • Dual gain and sensitivity control
  • Record 8-channels by linking two units
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Estimated Delivery 3 to 5 days

£625.00 (ex vat) £750.00 (incl vat)

Roland R-44E Compact Field Audio Recorder


A Compact, Solid State, 4-Channel Field Recorder
The R-44 is a compact, four channel, solid-state field recorder that uses SD or large capacity SDHC cards as the storage media enabling quiet and reliable recording for a variety of professional audio needs. Capture up to 4 channels of uncompressed audio with selectable bit depths (16-bit or 24-bit) and sampling frequencies (44.1kHz/48kHz/88.2kHz/96kHz/192kHz). Onboard effects include limiter, low cut filter, 3-band EQ, 6-band GEQ, Enhancer, and DeEsser. The R-44 is a part of our series of audio field recorders.

The R-4 Pro is a part of our series of audio field recorders.

Weighing in at just less than 3 lbs including batteries makes the R-44 a perfect high quality recording solution for videographers, musicians, teachers, and sound designers to take anywhere.

Pro quality four channels recordings to large capacity SDHC cards.
The R-44 is designed for professional use within a very conveniently sized package. Capture up to 4 channels of uncompressed audio with selectable bit depths (16-bit or 24-bit) and sampling frequencies(44.1kHz/48kHz/88.2kHz/96kHz). R-44 employs SD cards or large capacity SDHC cards as the recording media. No moving parts enables the most silent and reliable operation possible.

Built-in stereo microphones and monitor speakers
Although the R-44 is compact, all the necessary functions are included. Built-in high quality microphones and speakers make recording and monitoring without external devices possible.

Built-in Effects
3-Band EQ: 3-band parametric EQ ; allows precise equalization with high/low shelving and peaking
6-Band Graphic EQ: 6 point frequency band equalization; ideal for recording
Noise Gate: Minimizes noise during low audio levels, cuts low frequency noise
Enhancer: Cleary defines and enhances sound; good for dialogue
Comp & DeEsser: Cuts hissing, smoothens the sound, makes audio level uniform
MS Mic Mixing: Generates stereo mix with specified spread from inputs of Mid-Side Microphones
* Effects can be applied on both input and output. * Effects are not available while sample rate is set to 192kHz.

Built-in limiter, low-cut filter and studio class effects
An on-board limiter helps suppress sudden peaks in sound from an input source. A low-cut filter is included to help prevent things like wind noise or mic handling noise. Studio class effects such as 3-Band EQ, 6-Band GEQ, Enhancer or DeEsser can be used as tools to greatly improve audio quality. Effects can be applied while recording or simply for monitoring/playback.

Pre-Record function ensures you never miss that important moment again
The Pre-Record function buffers input signals for a user-definable amount of time. When the REC button is pressed, the material from the previous few seconds (selectable) is included. This also helps reduce sound bites at the beginning of a recording by not having to start the recorder too early.

Combo type analog jacks and digital output enables connection with a variety of devices
The combo input jacks (4) supports the connection of both XLR and 1/4 inch plugs. XLR inputs are equipped with phantom power. Eleven steps of input sensitivity enable the connection of various devices with a variety of inputs levels from microphones to musical instruments. High quality analog circuitry in the preamp ensures superior recording results

High-contrast Organic LED display and operation-oriented user interface
The high contrast, high response organic LED screen, viewable from wide angles ensures fluid operation in field recording situations. The high response of level meters makes precise level adjustments possible. All the necessary switches and knobs are located on the top and front panels. Self-lit buttons on all the key controls enable clear-cut recording operations.

Capture eight channels by linking two units
The Control Sync terminal enables synchronized operation of 2 units. Control the second unit from the master by simply connecting two with a stereo mini cable. The master unit can remotely control REC standby, REC start and REC stop of the slave unit. This function enables 8-channel recording in a compact space and at an affordable price.

Link to computer via high speed USB
The R-44 storage can be mounted on computers with a simple USB 2.0 connection. It is seen as an USB storage device on any computer. You can copy data back and forth with a simple drag & drop operation.

Four hours of recording with four AA batteries
The R-44 can be operated with 3 types of power: AC adapter and AA batteries. Four hours* of operation is possible with NiMH or alkaline batteries.
* at 16-bit/44.1kHz stereo. No phantom power and pre-record disabled.

Key Features

  • 24-bit/192kHz WAV recording
  • Solid-state recording to SD & SDHC cards
  • 4 hours of recording time with NiMH batteries
  • Dual gain and sensitivity control
  • Record 8-channels by linking two units

Product Specification

RECORDER SECTION
Channels 4
Data Type Format : WAV/BWF
Sampling Bit Rate 16/24-bit
Sampling Frequency 44.1kHz/48kHz/88.2kHz/96kHz/192kHz (Limited to Stereo x 1 at 192kHz) * 16 or 24-bit sampling rate can be selected with any frequency
Recording Media SDHC / SD memory card (compatible with 64 MB - 32 GB)
Recording Time using 8 GB SDHC card 16 bit/44.1kHz : 755 minutes (Stereo), 377 minutes (4ch)
16 bit/48kHz : 694 minutes (Stereo), 347 minutes (4ch)
24 bit/48kHz : 462 minutes (Stereo), 231 minutes (4ch)
24 bit/96kHz : 231 minutes (Stereo), 115 minutes (4ch)
24 bit/192kHz : 115 minutes (Stereo) 
INPUT AND OUTPUT
Analog Input Ch 1 - 4 : XLR/TRS Combo type, XLR type (phantom powered)
Analog Output Ch 1 - 4 : XLR/TRS Combo type, XLR type (phantom powered)
Digital In/Out RCA Pin type (IEC 60958-3)
Input Impedance XLR: 4k ohms or greater (balanced), TRS: 6k ohms or greater (balanced)
Nominal Input Level 11 steps : -56, -50, -44, -38, -32, -26, -20, -14, -8, -2, +4 (Input Level Knob : Center)
Maximum Input +24 dBu (Input Sens Knob: +4 dBu)
Output Impedance Line Output : 600 ohms
Recommended Load Impedance Line : 4k ohms or greater
Output Level Line Output : -20 dBu (fixed)
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise Line Output : 0.02 % (Input Sens : +4 dBu)
Noise Level Line Output : -100 dBu (Input Sens : +4 dBu, Input Level : Center)
Residual Noise Level Line Output : -103 dBu (Input Sens : +4 dBu, Input Level : Minimum)
Frequency Response 20Hz - 40kHz(0/-3 dB)
Dynamic Range AD : 100 dB
Phantom Power 48 V + or - 4 V, 8 mA per 1 channel (20 mA or less in all channels)
OTHER TERMINALS
USB Port Mini-B Type Connecter
Control Sync Jack Stereo Mini Type Jack
OTHERS
Display 128 x 64 dot organic LED
Power Supply AC adaptor (PSB-1U), AA type battery x 4 (Alkaline or NiMH)
Current Draw 1.2 A
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
  Microsoft® Windows® Vista®/XP/2000, Mac OS X 10.2 or later
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Width 157 mm
6-3/16 inches 
Depth 183 mm
7-1/4 inches 
Height 61 mm
2-7/16 inches 
Weight 1.3 KG including batteries
2 lbs 14 oz including batteries 

*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

Roland Warranty

In addition to a 12 month standard manufacturer’s warranty, all Roland Registered Users receive:

  • Additional two year warranty on Roland and Boss hardware products (accessories excluded) covering parts and labour.
  • Additional four-year warranty on Boss Compacts purchased from 01/06/12.
  • Free telephone technical support 
  • Free online technical support 
  • Free regular e-newsletters informing you of the latest product releases
  • Access to MyRoland which enables you to check which products you've registered with us - or register a new one - and also manage your communications preferences and personal info. All this is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week: you don't have to call during office hours.
  • *Please note that the free warranty that Roland offers is non-transferrable


Please note: Ex-Demo products receive a standard one-year warranty.

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Warranty products

The following products receive a 10 year warranty

  • Roland HP504, HP506 and HP508 digital pianos
  • Roland HPi-50e digital pianos
  • Roland LX-15e Digital Pianos


The following products receive a 5 year warranty

  • Boss compacts

The following products receive a 3 year warranty

  • Boss recorders
  • Amplifiers / Monitors
  • V-Guitars
  • Roland Digital Pianos
  • Keyboards
  • Drum modules
  • Drum machines
  • Atelier
  • Sampling / Percussion / Dance / DJ machines
  • Audio Interfaces

The following products receive the standard 1 year manufacturer’s warranty

  • Bags
  • Tuners / metronomes / expression pedals
  • Stands sold separately (not part of package)
  • Clamps, mesh heads, cymbals and drum accessories
  • Stools
  • Headphones
  • Microphones
  • Cables
  • Mats
  • Accessories


Terms and Conditions

As of the 1st September 2010 all Roland products come with a one year manufacturer’s warranty, which can be extended to three years (five years for Boss compacts, LX, HP and HPi Pianos purchased from 01/06/12) if you register your product with us within 90 days of purchase. Once you register, you’ll be issued with your unique registered user number.

The extended warranty applies only to products bought from authorised dealers of Roland UK Ltd and Eire. This warranty and technical support does not extend to any products bought from outside the UK, or from any UK-based company other than authorised dealers of Roland UK Ltd. If you are considering buying an instrument from outside the UK then read our consumer warning.

When you register your product for warranty with Roland UK, you must provide purchase information including the serial number, which is then checked to determine if the unit was sourced through us. If the unit’s serial number is not recognised by our system, you will be referred back to the retailer from whom you bought the unit. If the serial number is recognised, the registration is completed and you will be issued with a unique registered user number, which you can use to contact our customer service team, access our free technical support service, or return a product for repair.

Any products not registered within 90 days of purchase and requiring a repair in the second and third year of ownership will attract a £30 administration fee per product. There is no additional charge if paying by credit card.

*Please note that the free warranty that Roland offers is non-transferrable

Accessing Technical Support

Registered Users may contact our technical support team by logging your enquiry via MyRoland.

Whenever you require technical support, all instances of technical support are logged on your individual record, together with your warranty details and any other relevant information which you may view through your own personal account at My Roland.

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