R-1

Portable Digital Recorder

R-1
Discontinued

Searching for the highest recording quality in a portable device? Roland handpicked the top analog and digital components for the R-1. The unit records and plays back at crystal-clear, 24-bit audio resolution without compression. Electrolytic capacitors provide stable, reliable power to the analog circuits, eliminating DC interference and offering a truly low-distortion sound. Maximum recording time is approximately 137 minutes (MP3, 64kbps mode) when using the included 64MB memory card. The R-1 offers nine quality modes ranging from 64kbps compression to 24-bit linear WAV.

Record via Built-In Mic, External Mic, or Line Inputs

Need to record quickly, easily, with pro results — and without having to buy extra components? The R-1 is equipped with two omni-directional electret microphones for quick and clean capture. It offers superior results using internal microphones because it is completely solid state — the R-1 makes no noise itself for the internal microphones to pick up. Just press REC, the level indicator pops up on the display, and you're instantly ready to record. The R-1 also lets you capture audio through its external line or microphone input.

Internal Effects, Metronome, & Tuner

The R-1 goes above and beyond the competition with its pro-quality internal effects processor, equipped with 13 tools for perfecting your sound (microphone simulator, noise suppressor, hum-cut, EQ, reverb, center canceller, and more). The EQ of the R-1 offers a variety of presets for various styles of music. The R-1 also provides Tuner and Metronome functions, making it an excellent portable music-practice tool!

Take it Anywhere

Robust, rugged, and ready to travel, the R-1 is built to withstand the rigors of the road. Capture the sounds of nature, record live music, use it as an MP3 player, plug it into your studio gear or stereo for pristine playback — the options are vast. The R-1 runs on two AA batteries or from the included AC adaptor.

Convenient Connectivity

In addition to its headphone output and external audio inputs, the R-1 can connect to the outside world via USB 2.0 for importing/exporting WAV/MP3 audio files directly to the computer. The R-1’s headphone jack also doubles as an S/PDIF optical out, so you can stream audio to digital equipment such as digital speakers or DAT/CD/MD recorders.

*EDIROL designs its USB devices in accordance with USB specifications and has passed all compatibility tests, which are continuously held and organized by USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF).
Recorder Part
Tracks
2 (stereo)
Signal Processing
AD/DA conversion
24 bits, 44.1 kHz
Data Type
[RECORDING]
* Stereo only
Format: MPEG 1, Audio Layer 3 (MP3)
Sampling Rate: 44.1 kHz
Bit Rates: 64/96/128/160/192/256/320 kbps
Format: WAV
Sampling Rate: 44.1 kHz
Bit Depth: 16/24 bits

[PLAYBACK]
* Each sampling rate is converted into 44.1 kHz in the unit.
Format: MPEG 1, Audio Layer 3 (MP3)
Sampling Rates: 8/11.025/16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48 kHz
Bit Rates: /16/24/32/40/48/56/64/80/96/112/128/144/ 160/192/224/256/320 kbps or VBR (Variable Bit Rate)
Format: WAV
Sampling Rates: 8/11.025/16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48 kHz
Bit Depth: 8/16/24 bits
Memory Card
CompactFlash™ (supports 32 MB to 2 GB)
Input/Output
Audio Input
Internal Stereo Microphone
External MIC (1/8" Stereo phone type, plug-in powered or dynamic mic)
LINE IN (1/8" Stereo phone type)

* The Internal/External MIC and the LINE IN can't be used at the same time; only the LINE IN is effective.
Audio Output
Phones (Stereo miniature phone type)
Digital Out Connector (Optical miniature phone type)

* Phones and Digital Out use a common jack.
Nominal Input Level (Variable)
-10 dBu (input level dial at the maximum position)
Input Impedance
External MIC: 6.8 k ohms
LINE IN: 100 k ohms
Maximum Output Level (Variable)
9 dBu (volume dial at the maximum position)
Recommended Load Impedance
32 ohms
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 20 kHz
USB Interface
Mini-B type connector (support USB 1.1/2.0 mass storage device class)
Effects
Effect and Utility Types (Select one type from among 13 types as below)
01:Easy EQ (11 presets: Flat, Rock, Pop, Dance, HipHop, Techno, Jazz, Blues, Classic, Speech, and Vocal)
02:For Speech
03:Voice Perform
04:Editable EQ (10 Band EQ +-12 dB: 32/64/125/250/500 Hz, 1/2/4/8/16 kHz)
05:Noise Reducer
06:Hum Noise Cut
07:Reverb
08:Int-Mic Rec. (Mic Simulator Optimized for Built-in Mic)
09:Ext-Mic Rec. (Mic Simulator for External Mic)
10:Mastering
11:Center Cancel
12:Tuner
13:Metronome
Others
Display
20 characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD)
Power Supply
AC Adaptor (Roland PSB-6U type)
Alkaline dry battery LR6 (AA) type x 2
or Nickel Hydrogen (NiMH) battery HR15/51 (AA) type x 2
Battery life
Playback: approximate 5.5 hours
Recording: approximate 2.5 hours (In case of using Alkaline dry batteries LR6 (AA) type continuously)
Accessories
Owner's Manual
AC Adaptor (Roland PSB-6U type)
AC Cord
CompactFlash (64 M bytes)
Mini-B type USB cable (1 m)
Carrying Bag
Options
Headphones: Roland RH-200/RH-50
System Requirements
Windows
OS: Microsoft(R) Windows(R)Me/XP Home Edition/XP Professional
Computer: Windows compatible PC equipped with a USB2.0 or 1.1 port
Macintosh
OS: Mac OS 9.2, Mac OS 10.2 or later
Computer: Apple(R) Macintosh(R) series with on-board USB port
Size and Weight
Width
99 mm
3-15/16 inches
Depth
134 mm
5-5/16 inches
Height
30 mm
1-3/16 inches
Weight
0.3 kg
0 lbs. 10 oz.
Weights includes CF and batteries
0 dBu = 0.775 VrmsEDIROL R-1 is powered by PortalPlayer, Inc. PortalPlayer and the PortalPlayer logo are trademarks owned by PortalPlayer, Inc. (C) Copyright PortalPlayer, Inc. 1999-2004. All Rights Reserved.CompactFlash and CF logo are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation and licensed by CompactFlash association.Roland Corporation is an authorized licensee of the CompactFlash™ and CF logo trademarks.MPEG Layer-3 audio compression technology is licensed by Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson Multimedia.Unauthorized duplication, reproduction, hiring, lending, sales, public performance and broadcasting is prohibited and a violation of applicable laws.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

Downloads

Updates & Drivers

  • R-1 System Update Version 1.03

    This is the latest operating system for the R-1. Please refer to the "readme.pdf" file for the update procedure.

    Version 1.03 of the R-1 OS resolves several operational issues. This version is recomended for all users.

    Note: This file is compressed and will need to be uncompressed after downloading. Windows users can use WinZip to uncompress the file. Macintosh users can us Stuffit Expander to uncompress the file.

    You can get WinZip here

    You can get Stuffit Expander here

Support

If you have questions about operating your Roland product, please check our Knowledge Base for answers to the most common questions.
You can also contact our Product Support department by phone or email.
In addition, we have a library of Owner’s Manuals and Support Documents that you can download and reference.

Owner’s Manuals