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Rating and Reviews: Roland R-05 Recorder

Easily document your live event with the Roland R05 handheld recorder. It records directly to an SD card with over 16 hours of continuous recording time.

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"Great Product, Great Battery Life..." submitted August 15, 2012

By Eric C in Syracuse, NY
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Musical Background: Professional drummer with many years experience.
Music Style: Many styles
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Overall: In general, I've never met a Roland product I didn't like and The Roland R-05 is no exception. Easy to set up, easy to operate and the results so far have been very good.I have recorded live bands/music so far from an acoustic duo to a 7 piece horn band with vocals and even a 5 piece country rock band.The battery life with the 2 included double A batteries seems very good also.I did end up buying a 32GB SD card, just to facilitate more recordings of higher quality, but even with the 2GD SD card included with the unit I had no problems fitting quite a bit of material before having to transfer it to my computer.I got a Great price from zZounds and I'm very happy with my purchase.PS: I think I got the unit in less than 24 hours from when I ordered it. :)
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"Roland R05" submitted October 21, 2014

By Bob F in Kailua, HI
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Musical Background: Play bass and sing over 50 years. My band plays out for money and fun
Music Style: We are a blues, rock and roll band.
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Overall: This is the fourth in the evolution of handheld recorders I've owned. So far it is the best. Primarily because the case is no longer made out of some wacky coating that breaks down over time and becomes annoyingly sticky to the touch. Same great recordings, longer battery life and less expensive.
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"Grab this puppy while it is on sale....." submitted November 26, 2011

By a customer from sbcglobal.net
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Musical Background: 46 Years, full time pro Guitarist for life
Music Style: all styles as session/show player. Many major acts and TV/Film
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Sound: It is a winner! It is currently priced way under value! Feature: Level setting is simple and the unit can handle very hot signals. The pre record is also useful. Great sounding mic's onboard and superior Roland Build Ease of Use: It is as simple as a unit with a ton of features/options can be. You can let it set and ride it's own levels or set your own w/wo limiter and bass cut. It is a s easy or complecated as you wish it to be! You can record 24bit Wave and MP3 at once! It will also record 96K per second at 24 bit which is higher quality than you will likely use in your Pro Tools studio should you want breathtaking realism (with huge files). Quality: It is obvious with all Roland gear that real world use is a #1 concern. Although small in size, the unit is ruggedly built and well fitted Value: This Item is currently reduced in price and a much better investment than competing units by Tascam and Zoom. You cannot go wrong with Roland and at this price, it is stupid to buy any other similar unit. This thing smokes them! Manufacturer Support: Never needed tech support on any Roland product since 1978! The Wow Factor: Ease of use and great features with a great sale price. Just buy one like I did and you will be glad you bought the real deal when it's time to mix! Overall: I do not expect to explore mini recorders again until the sampling rates and memory storage at least double. The sound is so good now, I see no point in improving on it-
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