The R-05 is Roland's latest portable audio recorder, capable of, onboard editing, autotrack splitting, and recording to MP3 and WAV simultaneously.
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The back of the R-05 includes a camera mount that can be adapted for microphone stands. You also get dedicated switches for mic gain, audio limiter, and low-cut filter.
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The front of the R-05 includes a large, backlit LCD, along with all sorts of buttons for navigation and audio control. A recording peak indicator light is placed in the top right corner.
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Features such as WAV recording up to 24bit/96kHz and MP3 recording aren't novel features on their own, but one of the R-05's unique tricks is the ability to encode to both formats simultaneously. The upside to this feature is that it allows musicians to record their shows and rehearsals and instantly have access to both Web-friendly MP3s and CD-worthy WAV files, without all the trouble of transcoding files using software.
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A stereo condenser mic is built into the top of the Roland R-05, along with audio inputs for external mics or stereo line-input.
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The left side of the R-05 includes a USB port for connecting to your computer, along with a headphone output.
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On the right side of the Roland R-05, you get a power switch that doubles as a button hold, and a power adapter input.