Excerpt: So it's out of the box and I have used it with a ride nt3 as well as both sets of I'm board microphones and it sounds great. I also plugged in the IAN cable and recorded with it direct to my Mac pro using studio one pro as my software. It works great as an interface and very little is said about this advantage. I downloaded the updated USB drivers and it was easy to drag and drop WAV files directly into Studio One by presonus.
Excerpt: This is by all means a great recorder. Sound is clean, works relentlessly, the AUTO SANS feature is really great too. The only downside is that it has not Auto Level Feature. I use it at weddings, so the levels are constantly changing between a quiet bridesmaid and a loud band, So I either have to change the input gain constantly or choose over noise/peaking.
Excerpt: I like the fact that there are some external controls...dials and such, but I still find that there is a level of complexity to dig through layers of menues to adujust sensitivity and gain on seperate channels as well as to montitor each on seperate. Given this, it is probably the best portable unit there is out to date and a musician on the run who wants to get down some good sounding tracks or the dslr vidographer that needs a lightwietght extermal audio mixer will be...
Pros: Excellent Sound, Great With Ex Mic, Professional Features, Sensitive Pres, Versatile
Excerpt: Very easy to use with good audio quality. Multiple recording imputs/options make it a versatile recorder. It has a nice natural tone using the internal mics for a live music performance, but really shines when using external mics with the XLR inputs for recording interviews. It is a great addition to a DSLR video set up to replace the terrible in camera sound.
Pros: Compact, Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Versatile
Excerpt: I have owned a Sony PCM-D50 for the last 6 years and used it very heavily for documentary making both audio, video, and field recording. I loved the design, size, functionality, weight and the audio quality is simply the best of all the 'pocket' recorders with exception to its brother the PCM-D1. Recently I had to expand and the D50 no-longer cut it for me.
Excerpt: As a cultural ethnographer, I've had several types of field recorders, most recently the Marantz PMD 660. Over the years I've had problems with the Marantz transferring the digital file onto my computer. Most recently it did not record an interview, despite all indications that it was recording. So I decided to purchase the Roland R 26 based on colleague's recommendations. So far it has done the job.
Summary: After reading reviews of several portable recorders I chose the Roland R-26 based on the versitility of the the microphone set up and was not disappointed. The multiple settings of both the mic's and sensitivity were suprisingly good and they performed well. Separation and stereo imaging is very good, with the possibility of up to six mic channels it's lends itself to many applications.
Excerpt: Small and Powerful By Borntoedit - Dec 8, 2011 - B&H Photo-Video-Audio The recording quality is great, as long as you keep your hands off the unit. If you don't, it will record your hand changing position.
Excerpt: The recorder is a bit on the large side, but still very nice to work with. Input levels are easily adjusted on the go, using separate knobs and without needing to go into submenus. The touch screen controls are also rather good. The quality of the built in microphone is very good and noise levels are also low. I am using it mainly together with the Röde NTG-2 microphone (to record sound for DSLR footage) and it powers the mic really well in phantom mode.
Pros: Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Low Distortion, Powerful