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Roland R-05

by Roland
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
RRP: 189.00
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  • High-quality stereo recording (24-bit / 96khz) with the built-in stereo mic or external input
  • Records directly to sd card with extended battery life (over 30 hours continuous playback, over 16 hours continuous recording)
  • Onboard editing functions; built-in reverb
  • Music practice features (change tempo without changing pitch, loop playback, etc.)
  • Auto record start, auto song split, auto level adjust
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Technical Details
Item Weight141 g
Product Dimensions10.3 x 6 x 2.5 cm
Batteries:2 AA batteries required. (included)
Item model numberR-05
Battery TypeAlkaline
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 1,796 in Musical Instruments (See top 100)
Shipping Weight821 g
Date First Available2 Jun 2010
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The compact R-05 digital recorder is easy to use, affordable, and packed with great features that raise the bar in its price class. Experience crystal-clear 24/96 capture, enhanced recording and editing features, and extended battery life (over 16 hours per charge). On stage, in rehearsal, at school, on the street, in the boardroom, whenever inspiration strikes, let the R-05 capture it with convenience and quality.

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24/96 Recording The R-05 provides pristine, uncompressed stereo recording directly to SD card ? up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution. Whether recording directly with the built-in stereo mic or capturing sounds from an externally connected microphone or stereo line input, you?ll be impressed with the R-05?s detail and clarity. And for worry-free recording, the convenient Rehearsal mode ensures that you won?t overload the input. Onboard Editing Even though the R-05 integrates fluidly with computers via USB 2.0, this new-generation recorder doesn?t require a PC for editing. For speed and convenience, you can trim, divide, and combine within the R-05. And for those who?d like to apply a high-gloss finish to their recordings, the R-05 is equipped with built-in reverb. Rehearsal Mode In a rehearsal studio, you can make clear recordings of your band, even at high volume levels. The R-05 can automatically set the optimum recording level, and can split the songs for you automatically. It?s also possible to simultaneously record a high-quality WAV file for CD production and an MP3 file for file sharing. Music-Practice Partner The R-05 can help you practice your instrument or vocals. You can repeatedly loop a specified region of audio, or change the playback speed without changing the pitch. You can play back a difficult phrase slowly or play back at high speed to grasp the overall structure of a song in a short time. For Non-Musicians Too! Musicians will naturally gravitate to the R-05, but this portable recorder is great for many non-musical applications as well. Record lectures, speeches, and meetings, for example. The high-sensitivity, built-in microphone will clearly capture all of the voices in a room. The included windscreen and tripod mount enhance optimal placement and cleaner recordings as well. Affordable Pocket Recorder with Advanced Features The compact R-05 is easy to use, affordable, and packed with big-ticket features that raise the bar in...

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Roland R-05 20 Dec 2012
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I researched several recorders before choosing this one, mainly based on reviews by others and the known brand name. The device is easy to set up and use, although I have still not used many of the features available. The quality of sound is excellent.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Digital Recorder 7 Dec 2013
I'd previously owned other digital recorders but none of them really wowed me. Like everyone I had my own particular set of priorites when it came to choosing features. Top of the list was the quality of the line-in. The Roland R-05 has separate sockets for line input and external mic input; many recorders force these two items to share a socket which I feel compromises their performance. As others have said the quality of the line-in is excellent, just plug it in to a console or preamp output and it gives nice quiet recordings at 24 bit resolution.

The built in condenser mics are as good as anything else at this level - I'd say they're excellent. They're not adjustable for XY configuration but you can still make very good recordings with good stereo image to them. Battery life is also excellent. It's not feature rich in terms of allowing you to do lots of flashy editing and stuff - but I feel this is an advantage. It has all the essential features and does them well. All the essential functions are easily accessed without too much deep menu diving. On the back there are physical switches for Mic Gain, Limiter and Low Cut Filter. Also it's a really nice size that fits in the hand very discreetly - it's probably smaller than comparable devices, but still very functional. File transfer is simply by USB connection - no drivers required.

The supplied foam windshield isn't up to much - it's OK for doing close voice work inside but won't deal with wind outside. I bought a 'dead kitten' muffler for outside recording which works well.

You can plug in an external mic using the 3.5mm socket - so you could use it with video mics and lavs etc. Just for a laugh I tried plugging in a high end dynamic studio mic using an XLR to 3.5mm cable.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does exactly what I need it to... 8 July 2013
By Alan
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I took some time to make the purchase as i had been given a few recommendations. I was delighted that i finally settled on the Roland R-05 as it is straight forward, simple to use and high quality. It goes everywhere with me and if and when a opportunity to record arises it is ready go in seconds. Very pleased indeed.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent purchase 11 Mar 2013
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I chose a 5 star rating because the recorder was in excellent condition in its original box and included the protective cover which would have set me back a further 24. The only omission from the package was a USB lead, but since these are so common, I was able to use one which i already had.
Delighted with my purchase!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Little Unit 12 Feb 2013
By Yowza
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My Sister works with a local radio statiion and I asked for the recommendation. This was the unit. It works brilliantly. I use it to record via line form a mixer desk. I have used it to record live music both rock and classic, with VERY good results. I am very pleased with the purchase. The supplier delivered it next day so ***** is not really enough
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