Roland R-26 Portable Recorder

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Product Ref: 22364

  • Built-In Stereo Mics & Two External Inputs
  • Six-Channel Simultaneous Recording
  • USB Connectivity for Audio Interface or External Storage

Roland R-26 Portable Recorder


Discover True Multi-Dimensional Sound - Hand-held field recorders have been hot commodities for musicians, recording engineers, and sound designers for years. Today, the mercury rises in this dynamic market with the debut of the game-changing R-26. This innovative recorder is portable yet loaded with first-class, professional features, the likes of which the industry has not seen before.

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Product Ref: 22364

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There are two types of stereo microphones built into the R-26, plus a pair of XLR/TRS combo inputs for external mics, and an input for a stereo plug-in powered mic. Choose simultaneous combinations of the built-in mics (directional and omnidirectional), as well as the external inputs. Capture live performances with simultaneous line and ambient signal paths, record important speeches, lectures, and presentations, or take the R-26 into the inner city or deep forest for pristine field capture. The sky's the limit with this powerful, portable, and incredibly flexible recorder.

New-Tech Advantage

The R-26 features Roland's latest DSP engine, which allows simultaneous recording of up to six channels (three stereo channels). A large LCD touchscreen display lets you directly navigate menus for customizing the microphone settings, editing waveforms, and so on. It also features large input-level knobs for making precise adjustments.

Built-In Stereo Mics

Directional and omnidirectional stereo microphones are built into the R-26, and can be used simultaneously. This unique multi-stereo mic recording system lets you capture a wide stereo soundfield without spoiling the vibrant low frequencies and ambience of the venue.

External Inputs

Two XLR/TRS combo mic inputs are built into the R-26, plus an input for a stereo plug-in powered mic, which can be combined simultaneously with the internal mics. At a live concert, for example, the R-26 can capture a stereo mix from the FOH mixer via its XLR inputs, as well as the ambient audience noise via its built-in stereo mics.

Six-Channel Simultaneous Recording

The R-26 allows up to six channels of simultaneous recording (three stereo pairs). Capture the same sound source with three different types of microphones, both internal and external. This provides a new level of flexibility after the fact, as you can choose from the individual tracks or composite mixes.

USB Connectivity

You can connect the R-26 to your computer for use as an audio interface or for external storage. Use the R-26 in combination with the bundled SONAR LE software app to perform recording and detailed editing on your PC.


Recorder Part

  • Tracks: 6 (3 stereo)
  • Signal Processing: AD/DA conversion: 24 bits, 96/88.2/48/44.1 kHz
  • Data Type:
    • For Recording:
      • WAVE/BWF: Sampling Rate: 96/88.2/48/44.1 kHz, Bit Depth: 24/16 bits
      • MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3): Sampling Rate: 48/44.1 kHz, Bit Rates: 320/160/128 kbps
      • WAVE + MP3: Sampling Rate: 48/44.1 kHz, Bit Depth: 16 bits, Bit Rates: 128 kbps
      For Playback:
      • WAVE: Sampling Rate: 96/88.2/48/44.1 kHz, Bit Depth: 24/16 bits
      • MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3): Sampling Rate: 48/44.1 kHz, Bit Rates: 32-320 kbps or VBR (Variable Bit Rate)
  • Memory Card:SD Card (SDHC format compatible)


  • Audio Inputs:
    • Internal Stereo Microphones: Omnidirectional (OMNI) mic Directional (XY) mic
    • Analog inputs 1/L, 2/R (XLR/TRS Combo type): XLR type (phantom powered)
    • 1/4-inch TRS phone type: (balanced/unbalanced)
    • Plug-in powered mic input: (Stereo miniature phone type)
  • Audio Output: Headphone jack (Stereo miniature phone type)
  • Nominal Input Level(Variable):
    • Analog inputs: 1/L, 2/R:+4, -2, -8, -14, -20, -26, -32, -38, -44, -50, -56, -62 dBu
    • Plug-in powered mic input: LOW -7.5 dBu, MID -21 dBu, HIGH -26 dBu
    • Input Level Knob: Center
  • Input Impedance:
    • Analog inputs: 1/L, 2/R : 5k ohms
    • Plug-in powered mic input: 3k ohms (SENS = MID/HIGH), 2k ohms (SENS = LOW)
  • Maximum Input:
    • Analog inputs 1/L, 2/R: +24 dBu (SENS = +4 dBu)
    • Plug-in powered mic input: +4 dBu (SENS = LOW)
  • Output Level: 35 mW + 35 mW (In case 16 ohms load)
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 16 ohms or greater
  • Frequency Response: 16 ohms or greater
  • Phantom Power: 48 V + or - 4 V - 10 mA or less in all channels
  • USB Interface:
    • Mini-B type connector
    • USB mass storage device class
    • USB audio (Hi-Speed USB)


  • Display: 160 x 160 dots graphic display (touch screen)
  • Power Supply:
    • AC adaptor
    • Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
    • or
    • Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) X 4
  • Current Draw: 500 mA (MAX)


  • Owner's manual
  • SD Card
  • AC Adaptor
  • Power Cord
  • Cakewalk SONAR LE DVD-ROM (for Windows)
  • USB Cable (mini-B type)
  • Windscreen