Excerpt: I went from the more affprdable Tascam DR40 external over to the Roland R26. The reason why is because the audio pre-amps on more affordable external recorders will cause an audio hiss. With this recorder, your audio will sound much mug cleaner. All in all, you get what you pay for.
Excerpt: Love this thing. It was a fantastic purchase and I recommend it to anyone needing a portable audio recording device; with a good touch screen, 2 XLR inputs and four top mics, and a good menu structure. I purchased mine used at B&H and I couldn't be happier.
Excerpt: I currently own a larger Roland R-44 and have owned the Tascam DR-680 in the past. I am also familiar with the Tascam DR-60D. I prefer the R-44 (at a much higher price point) for its 4xXLR inputs and richer feature set, but the R-26 is my go-to when I want something very light and portable that runs...
Excerpt: Easy interface, can balance six tracks in cakewalk software. Combine directional with ambient sound makes for warmth and clarity. Bravo Roland! I am a professional conductor and violinist . This is stellar.
Excerpt: As a student film maker I'm always trying to get my hands on industry standard equipment that will help with my shoots and some of my crews shoots. Sturdy and reliable, it's been through two shoots already with many more to come. Its a work horse and gets the job done right.
Pros: Compact, Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Powerful, Versatile
Excerpt: It is a wonderful little device. It provides excellent sound and tremendous flexibility; the built-in mics are very good and compatible to some of my best condenser mics. The touch screen is also a plus. It's not cheap; however, if you are looking for a mic to sync up with your dslr (e.g.
Pros: Compact, Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Low Distortion, Versatile
Summary: I do a lot of recording- in the studio, at home, on location. But I had the challenge to record my daughter's high school choir in churches and halls in Europe. Knowing that I needed the least amount of equipment possible (I would have to carry it with me), I began researching last summer.