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Roland Debuts R-88 Recorder/Mixer

Roland Systems Group has unveiled its new flagship field recorder, the Roland R-88, integrating a recorder, mixer and a multi-channel audio interface. With eight discrete channels of audio recording plus a stereo mix, the R-88 is being aimed for location sound design, event production, event videography and live musical performance.

New York, NY (September 11, 2012)—Roland Systems Group has unveiled its new flagship field recorder, the Roland R-88, integrating a recorder, mixer and a multi-channel audio interface. With eight discrete channels of audio recording plus a stereo mix, the R-88 is being aimed for location sound design, event production, event videography and live musical performance.

The Roland R-88 includes a full on-board mixer, various timecode modes and slate tone/mic for memos. The stereo mix output on the R-88 is designed for location sound recording applications, enabling a stereo mix back to the camera to record reference audio or providing a stereo monitor output while simultaneously recording individual tracks. With 8 discrete outputs, users can embed audio tracks into a SDI video feed by using a multi-channel SDI audio embedder. It also features professional AES/EBU digital I/O to digitally record from or send to a mixing console or other digital source.

The R-88’s built-in mixer is equipped with a 3-band EQ enabling a stereo mix to be monitored and/or recorded simultaneously along with each discrete audio track. The touch screen display enables device setup and control. The display and front controls can be locked to avoid accidental operations.

The R-88 is also aimed for post-production environments, featuring a built-in 10-input/8-output USB audio interface for multi-channel recording, such as surround projects. The interface function is able to provide a backup record mechanism simultaneously recording all tracks to a DAW of choice.

The R-88 weighs less than six pounds including eight AA batteries. Optional accessories include a custom carrying bag, and remote footswitch controllers for start, stop and record, marking function, etc. The R-88 will be available in early 2013.

Roland Systems Group
www.rolandsystemsgroup.com

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