Excerpt: I used this recorder for professional field recording. IMHO it exceeds the H4N by leaps and bounds. The readout is far superior and this one has cleaner pre-amps. However, if you want zero noise or hiss, then you also need to get the Sound Devices MM-1.
Excerpt: I'm a musician and use the recorder to capture Indian Classical music. Specifically the tabla, santoor, and sometimes vocals. The recorder is absolutely amazing in capturing the sound of the tabla. Using the XY mics in combination with the omni mics produces the best results for me.
Excerpt: I like this recorder so much and I picked it up when it was going at $ discount. Unbeatable.There are so many ways to use this... I use this for video and my son uses this to record his lessons with his guitar teacher.
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.