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Roland R-44

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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Recorder

Ro L., B&H Photo
27 June 2014
  • Excerpt: - rugged feeling - Easy to use - Great sound - Small size the only thing I'ld add it would be output submixes
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Use, Excellent Sound
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Overall 8
8.0

Great but with caveats

Andrey R, B&H Photo
18 May 2013
  • Excerpt: I've been using R-44 mostly for small film sound recording gigs for the past year. I think it really is the best option at $1K price point - sensible set of features, good build quality, relatively easy to operate, and most-importantly good sound quality (if you have a high-output mic!)There are a few cons though, most of which are mentioned in the 3-star review by user named Wizard below. - You need a high-output mic!
  • Pros: Compact, Versatile
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Overall 10
10

Simple & Professioal

Roo, B&H Photo
16 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Easy to use on the go and great quality sound.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Powerful
  • Cons: Unnecessary Functions
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic and great value

drummerMet, B&H Photo
25 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Granted, 4 channels is a factor that almost deterred me, but realistically, it's great for 99% of my needs. The preamps are very clean and the functionality is clear, simple, but sophisticated where you want it to be. I don't love the shape or the placement of the buttons (esp. in the bag when some of the buttons (like power) can be a little hard to get to). Other than that, I'm extremely happy.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Low Distortion, Versatile
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Overall 10
10

Best Portable Recorder ever

Claudio Faccio, B&H Photo
10 March 2013
Overall 10
10

simply the best

Preston Davis, B&H Photo
7 November 2012
  • Excerpt: I had another, less expensive 8(really six) channel field recorder. The sound quality of the r-44 blows it away. The build is excellent and the form factor/size is perfect for me. Very easy to use. Very nice sounding preamps with plenty of headroom.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Use, Excellent Sound
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Overall 8
8.0

Easy for Beginners

MichiganIndieFilmmaker, B&H Photo
25 July 2012
  • Excerpt: This is my first sound recorder, so I can't give any comparison to other devices, but I can say this: the R-44 is very easy to use, and it sounds great. I am using it on an indie film, and it has a joy to work with every step of the way. The interface is easy to navigate, the screen is clear and easy to read, and the sound recordings I've gotten from this machine have sounded wonderful through every aspect of the process - even while I was still learning to optimize the...
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Use, Excellent Sound
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Overall 8
8.0

R-44

Mic, B&H Photo
20 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Very reliable bit of kit and good value. Pres get a bit noisy at max sensitivity would be my only complaint.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Versatile
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Overall 8
8.0

Love, Love, Love it!

Tony the Digital Reporter, B&H Photo
8 August 2011
  • Excerpt: I use the R44 to record depositions. The sound quality is superb! Much better than the sound I get from my AG-HMC40. The batter backup works flawlessly, and the effects are really helpful to enhance the voice for our transcribers. The only thing I wish was different is that it would keep the configuration after a reboot. Other than that, great unit.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Low Distortion, Powerful, Versatile
  • Cons: Unable to Maintain Config
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Overall 10
10

Great so far...

Tim, B&H Photo
17 June 2011
  • Excerpt: I wanted to write a review to share some information that I found hard to find before I bought this recorder. This info pertains to people using this device for video work. I haven't field tested this yet, so I can't speak to the sound quality (although my early tests have yielded very good results, to my ears). One important function for me is that you can mix down all four channels to a single line out channel (select this by pushing the monitor dial).
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Powerful, Versatile
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