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Professional sound quality in the palm of your hand!
It's ultra small and looks like a gadget, but make no mistake—the R-09 is a serious, top-quality professional recorder. Capture source material at a crystal-clean 24-bit resolution with your choice of 44.1 or 48kHz sample rates. You can record and play back in MP3 format as well (up to 320kbps). Once recorded, your files can be monitored through the R-09's headphone jack and/or exported to a computer via USB.
I.A.R.C. (Isolated Adaptive Recording Circuit)
I.A.R.C. is the newly developed dedicated analog circuit optimized for recording on R-09. Electrolytic capacitors provide stable, reliable power to the analog circuits, eliminating DC interference. The R-09 offers an input gain volume control to manually adjust recording levels.
To record audio into the R-09, there's no extra gear to buy or no cables to connect. A quality stereo microphone is built right into the unit, complete with a dedicated input control, mono/stereo selector, low-cut filter, and gain boost. Just point and record! If you wish to use an external microphone, the R-09 offers a 1/8" mic input.
The R-09 is more affordable than its predecessor, the R-1. One reason the R-1 carries a heavier price tag is because of its well-stocked lineup of internal effects. The R-09 isn't devoid of effects, however. It contains the world's most-requested/desired effect: reverb. Whether you're listening to WAV or MP3 files, you can route the R-09's playback through its internal reverb processor, immersing it in lush, user-controllable ambience.
More Than Music
The R-09 audio recorder is perfect for capturing live music events, recitals, and rehearsals. It's also handy as a songwriter's sketchpad, ensuring that no moment of inspiration is lost. But the R-09 has many valuable uses outside of the music world as well. Students can use it to record lectures. Broadcasters and journalists can throw away their antiquated cassette recorders and use the R-09 for in-the-field interviews. Wherever, whenever there's a need to capture audio, the R-09 can do it hassle-free thanks to its built-in microphone and long battery operation.
USB 2.0 Connection to Computer for Rapid File Transfer
The Edirol R-09 can connect to the outside world via USB 2.0 for importing/exporting audio files via computer very quickly. For example, a 600 MB recording at 44.1 kHz/16-bit takes only 5 minutes to transfer, only 1/12 of the time it would take to transfer the same recording from a MiniDisc or tape (cassette/DAT) recorder.
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This little recorder works perfect. Great sound quality. My band and I just toss the thing in the middle of the room during a jam, and whala. Simple to use, and feels sturdy.
Love it, absolutely love it! This little box just couldn't get any easier to use. If you know how to run the controls on your tape deck, then you won't even need to open the book to make a simple recording. You can drag & drop files with the USB cable, or what I do is take the card out and plug it into the card reader on my PC. Drag and drop the files onto the desktop and edit away with your favorite audio editing software. Everything you need to know about your recording is right on the view screen. I use this weekly to record our church worship sets, and I have also used it to record music in larger churches (3500+ seats). Quality is great... just set the input level as high as you can before getting a peak light, and your final product will turn out very good.
Good overall unit. It will record what you want with very good quality sound. Sound tends to be a little bass heavy. This product lacks some basic software that would be very helpful when trying to use the unit with your computer. It is a little confusing and difficult to transfer files and burn them back to a CD. The manual is fine, but some basic software would be better. The unit has flimsy construction. The housing is plastic and the battery door looks especially vulnerable to breakage. You have to use the battery door a lot because the USB port is located there. The USB port should have been located on the side like your cell phone. This would have avoided a lot of wear and tear on the battery door because the battery life is actually pretty decent (about 4 hrs). The manual states that you MUST use an A/C power supply while hooked up to your computer because if you accidently lose power, you may lose you data. For the price, there ahould have been a power supply included and a basic protective case as well. This unit is overpriced and flimsy, but does works well. Treat it gently!
I purchased on of these little babies to record local shows for bands and large acts when I can. The only complaint that I have is the materials used to make the R-09. If this was made out of a thicker plastic or aluminum and stayed at this price point it, it would be the ultimate recorder. I have a camera ata like case for it that is small enough to fit in my pocket. I would also use a 90 degree connector on the 1/8th in jacks so the top jacks don't get damaged. The interface is really easy to use and intuitive. I had no trouble at all figuring out how to make a recording or editing the settings. I have recorded an entire festival this year with a PG81 mic and the results were pretty good. I did record in mono with AGC off. Transferring files from the edirol to my mac was really easy and fast. Just drag and drop. The internal mics are not too bad either. I wouldn't use them for critical recording. They do however get the job done. The I/O features are pretty good. You can patch out to another taper if you want which is really handy. There is plenty of gain, and the unit is pretty quite. If you try to boost your signal too much it will hiss just like anything elese. It does not have fantom power if you need it. My PG 81 mic was great because it only needed a AA battery for phantom power. This little setup will be geting alot of use in the future. I use a 4GB SD card (purchased seperatly) and I get about 6 hours of music at 44.1khz 24bit. That is plenty because the batteries die at 4 hours. Having the batteries removeable is a great feature that you need in the field. Try that with some of the other brands. If Roland made it out of alluminum this would be the best recorder on earth bar none.
I have one of these and also a Zoom H4. The Edirol has a far better interface as well as a larger display. The Zoom has better microphones and XLR inputs with phantom power. However the Zoom is double the size. If you want something that is easy to use and small the Edirol is the way to go.
Really easy, high quality and effective unit for quickly recording song ideas, practices and gigs.It is now my favorite musical sketchpad.When considering other units around this price point, namely the microtrack, I would go with the r-09 due to its superior mics, build quality and interface navigation.The reverb isn't half bad either.Don't hesitate on this little guy... a great unit and great value.
Here's what I used to do to record live music, lessons, classes etc:-Load up my Sony Minidisk recorder and external mic with batteries and take about 10 minidisks with me. -Record a full day of classes, swapping minidisks every hour as they became full.-Get home and attach my minidisk to a USB device that would allow me to record ANALOG files into my PC using a sound editing package like PEAK. 8 hours of digital minidisks meant 8 hours of ANALOG recording time into my PC.-Save the PEAK files and .WAV files, load into iTunes and then convert each WAV file into an MP3. Sound fun? It was a NIGHTMARE.What do I do now?- Record up to about 10 hours of classes on my EDIROL R-09 (using a 2GB memory card that I bought separately).-Attach the R-09 to my PC, drag and drop the MP3's onto my PC and I'm done.Do I love to Edirol R-09? What do you think? The sound quality is amazing. Ease of use, simplicity, design - all 100% outstanding.
This is a great little machine!! All should take care when recording as to input levels, mic positioning and bit resolution. "Garbage in = garbage out"! The only reason I down graded points in quality and value is because of the materials from which the R-09 is made. The case is made of plastic and should be made of light aluminum as a minimum given its price(my own opinion). This should not be a discouragement from buying but care should be taken when handling. Stereo 24/96 resolution w/ input level control is hard to beat in a package the size of a cigarette pack.