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Audiofanzine FR's review (R-09)

By Audiofanzine FR, 30/12/2010
- How long have you been using it? Three months especially for field recording (radio reporting, sound recording, etc.). I always have it with me and I use the integrated mics.

- Which feature do you like the most / the least? Pros: I always have it with me, the quality of the integrated mics is ok.
I especially like the shock mount of the mics. With all other products I tried out (Microtrack, Zoom H4 and even Nagra Ares), the mics capture handling noise, which make it difficult to use when you hold them in your hand. For me, the Edirol is perfect: the mics capture handling noise in case of shock. That's its main advantage compared with competitor products (and, funny enough, almost nobody mentions anything about it).

Cons: signal-to-noise ratio (although all similar products have nearly the same signal-to-noise ratio with their original mics). The stereo capture of the internal mics is a bit special but practical: the sounds in the middle are easily placed (voices) without panning, and the left/right sounds are rather good reproduced in the stereo field.

- Did you try any other models before buying it? Nagra Ares M, Zoom H4, MAudio Microtrack, Marantz PMD670, Korg MR1. The Marantz sounds good but it easily distorts the sound with high-sensitivity mics, making the use of condenser mics, like the Sennheiser MKE-44, impossible unless you use an external pad. The Nagra Ares is very good if you have the HQ mic. The sound is perfect for field recording but unfortunately it is very sensitive to handling noise. The Korg MR1 is very bad for field recording: you have to use a menu to set the level on each channel separately. The input level controls of the Maudio generates a lot of noise, even with external mics. All these products are not conceived for recording when you hold the unit in your hands.

- How would you rate its value for money? Excellent.

- Based on your experience, would you buy this product again? I would buy the new model (HR) and I would test newcomers (from Marantz and Tascam).

Originally written by Doppelpat on Audiofanzine FR.
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very handy to keep on you (R-1)

By ericthegreat, 12/01/2012
The Edirol R-1 is a compact solid state recorder that uses microSD cards to record .wav files up to a resolution of 24 bit, 48 kHz stereo with its built in, twin condenser microphones. MP3 recordings and lower quality stereo and mono .wav files may be recorded, but I have only used the highest quality settings which produce very accurate results. The 2 gb card that is included will record for approximately an hour and 50 minutes at the highest stereo resolution. There is a switchable low pass filter that may be set at 40 hz, 80 hz, or 120 hz, or off entirely. There is an 1/8” line in for connecting external microphones and an 1/8” headphone/line output on the other side. On the rear of the unit is a small stand for slightly elevating the recorder when placed on a flat surface. There are automatic record level setting of “high” and “low,” but it's probably best for the user to set the level at manual to adjust the optimum recording level for the material at hand.

I purchased this to do live recordings of concerts. It records a little hot with the condenser mics, meaning I have to set it manually to a recording level of 0. Fortunately, it hasn't clipped on me yet, and having nearly two hours to record is plenty of time for the type of work I'm doing with it. When I received the recorder, I was pleasantly surprised by its compact size, which is small enough to slip into a shirt or pants pocket. It handles recorded sound very accurately and even has some switchable EQ controls in the menus that I've never bothered to fuss with. The battery time is decent, but I'd recommend anyone who purchases it to also buy a 15 minute recharger set for AAA batteries. You will not have to change batteries within a straight two hour recording. For longer recordings, on either a larger card or at a lower resolution, the recorder can be USB powered, such as through most standard micro USB chargers.
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Edirol Updates R-44 Field Recorder

Published on 06/10/09
The EDIROL R-44 is a recorder with up to four channels of uncompressed audio available at selectable 16- or 24-bit depths and between 44.1kHz and 192kHz (stereo mode only).

[Musikmesse] Edirol R-44

Published on 03/20/08

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