Discover the Many Benefits of the Versatile New Portable Recorder from Roland
All of today’s smartphones have the ability to capture audio recordings on the go, and they’re convenient to use because they’re always with us. But if you’re serious about getting the best results, your phone is often not the best choice. While the built-in mono mic is okay for simple dictation and quick capture, it simply can’t deliver professional quality for music, interviews, and other situations where sound is important. Of course, you can buy add-on mics and other peripherals, but now you have to deal with a setup that’s messy and awkward to manage. And what do you do when you get a call or text in the middle of recording?
With the new Roland R-07 portable recorder, you get everything you need and more in a dedicated, affordable device that’s small, robust, and easy to operate. This makes it perfect for musicians, songwriters, sound designers, journalists, and anyone who needs to capture great audio wherever they travel. Read on to discover six great reasons why the R-07 is your best choice for on-the-go recording.
Video: Roland R-07 Overview
1. Compact, Convenient, and Stylish
The R-07 fits comfortably in your hand or pocket, and is always ready whenever you need it. It looks great too, and comes in your choice of three cool colors. You get up to 15 hours of recording time with two AA alkaline batteries, and you can alternately power the R-07 from your 5 V USB phone charger (350 mA or greater).
2. Outstanding Sound Quality
With the ability to record at rates up to 24-bit/96 kHz, the R-07 delivers audio quality equivalent to high-end studio gear. Audio is captured to a standard microSD card, and you’re able to select from a variety of WAV and MP3 recording types to suit your application. If fact, it’s even possible to create WAV and MP3 audio files at the same time as you record.
The R-07 is equipped with a high-quality stereo condenser microphone for clean and clear audio capture, perfect for recording acoustic instruments, concerts, interviews, sound effects, and more. And if you want to connect an external mic or record the stereo output of a keyboard, drum machine, guitar processor, or mixer, you can plug it in directly via the Mic/Aux In jack on top.
3. Super-Easy to Use and Set Up
A dedicated portable audio recorder is not so convenient if you need to jump through hoops to set it up for optimal sound. But that’s not the case with the R-07. Roland has designed the interface to make it quick and simple to get pro results. The R-07’s secret weapon is its Scene function, which allows you to configure input level and many other recorder settings with just one touch. There are many preset Scene types on board that cover a variety of common applications.
Of course, you can dig in and make settings manually if you want to fine-tune things even further. But what’s great is that you can save your manual settings in user Scene memories, so you can easily recall them at a later time. This is perfect for situations where you record in the same environments or conditions on a regular basis.
4. Capture Perfect Recordings Every Time
Nothing is worse than having a great recording ruined with distorted sound because the input level was too hot. That’s why Roland has engineered some clever functions into the R-07 to ensure that your recordings are always distortion-free.
By engaging Dual Recording, the R-07 will capture two recordings at once: one at the normal level, and another with a lower sensitivity setting. If the normal recording ever goes into the red, you can use the reduced-level recording as a backup to replace any problem areas after the fact.
The R-07’s Hybrid Limiting function makes things even more foolproof, transparently adjusting any recording levels before they get too hot.
5. Wireless Remote Control and Sound Monitoring via Bluetooth
The R-07 is equipped with the latest Bluetooth technology with Qualcomm® aptX™, enabling you to greatly enhance the recorder’s capabilities wirelessly.
To start, you can remotely control the R-07 via a dedicated app for Android and iOS devices, including the Apple Watch. With the ability to set up and operate the R-07 wirelessly, you can easily work in situations where the R-07’s optimum physical placement for the best recording quality is out of reach. It’s also possible to manage recordings, adjust playback speed, and more from the app.
The R-07’s next-gen Bluetooth tech also enables you to monitor recording and playback wirelessly in very high quality using your favorite Bluetooth headphones or earbuds. This is a huge benefit in a variety of applications, from mobile recording to solo music performances and beyond.
6. Built-In Extras for Recording Musicians
The R-07 also includes two very convenient features for guitarists and other musicians. There’s a chromatic tuner built in, so you can always check that you’re in tune before hitting the record button. And with the built-in metronome, you have an essential practice tool at your disposal any time you need it.
Learn More About the R-07
To find out more about this powerful portable recorder, visit the R-07 product page.