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Audiofanzine FR's review

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.

Doppelpat's review

By Doppelpat, 01/07/2008
- How long have you use it? For three months, especially for external desprises moods, by hand (type radio report, sound hunters, etc. ...). I always carry with me and uses it with the original pickups.

- What is so special that you like most and least? The best: I have always with me, the microphones are honest.
I especially like the microphones suspended: on all the others I tried, the MicroTrack, the Zoom H4, even the Nagra Ares, the microphones are handling noise strong enough, which makes the device very difficult to use hand on the ground. The Edirol is perfect for this: you really have to tap it for it to get along, and that's his biggest strength of competition (and oddly almost nobody talks about).

Cons: there is breath (but all these devices are about the same level of breath with the original pickups). The stereo a bit special internal microphones, but practical: the sounds are easily centered in the middle (voice) without unintended effects panoramic, but the extreme left and right are still more or less correctly returned.

- Have you tried many other models before buying it? The Nagra Ares M, the Zoom H4, the MAUDIO mircotrack with his little microphone T, Marantz PMD670, the Korg MR1. The Marantz is good, but it's not the same thing at all, and saturated with a sensitive microphone (which makes impossible the use of microphones condos reporting Sennheiser MKE-44P type, unless you put a external attenuator). The Nagra Ares is very good, and provided you have the microphone HQ, a perfect sound for such practices, but alas, it is very sensitive to noise microphones, and spends his time to pay attention to avoid sound of fingers on the device. The Korg MR1 is zero for the field: you can adjust the level with the wheel as channel by channel in a menu. The buttons for adjusting the volume entry arch are noisy MAUDIO tic, tic, tic, even with an external mic I'm sure they agree. All these devices are actually unsuitable for taking his hand.

- How would you rate the quality / price? Excellent.

- With experience, you do again this choice? ... I bought the new model (HR), and I test new arrivals (Marantz, Tascam). For listening on the net catches Comparative H2, I think he is doing very well, with a sound similar to the Edirol, open and fairly well defined (it is not Neumann anyway :-) . But not tested, and I fear again to the sounds of hand.

maoleng's review

By maoleng, 12/06/2008
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I made a rcemment miking a choir. I connect an external microphone Stereo but APRS test, s'avre the internal mics are better, including sensitive.
I t bluff by the duration of battery (2500mh energiser). Unlike what I read, more than 3 hours and the battery still indicated in the margin. With my 2GB card it is more than enough (to WAV format)
In your exact mastered files is more than convincing.
My only complaint (other than those made gnralement) prvu nothing to fix it on a feet. While waiting to find a solution, I had to keep the hand, which does not pro trs.
D'APRS what I read on the H4, from the phantom power supply, I do not regret my choice.

Ninspade's review

By Ninspade, 28/01/2008
I for a week.
The DIFFERENT recordings I've made are good parts (strong group sound level, guitar + bass, acoustic guitar + voice, voices speaking in an office) are excellent and invoices to wav mp3. Easy to use, intuitive trs, buttons too small ... but the battery compartment door is a horror. There are countries that are ingnieurs to invent things like a! ? ! They receive a percentage of the service or what? One false move, you force too much and I'm sure a case. Bcp functioning as too cheap! Overall I do not find that the construction of R09 exudes solidity.
The ratio quality price is good if one takes into account the sound, through the construction. Accessories sold on the other hand are too expensive.
I do it again if that choice does nothing more solid on the market equivalent quality.
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Edirol R-09 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Edirol
  • Model:R-09
  • Category:Pocket Recorders/Multitracks
  • Added in our database on: 01/20/2006

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