EDIROL has announced several updates for the R-44 compact, lightweight field recorder, including new v1.05 software, the ability for users to add effects in Pre Record mode, and updates for the BWF (Broadcast Wave File) marker format, notable with previously recorded data.
Further improvements include quicker shutdown times in some modes with SD cards, and a smoother overall workflow helped by minor bug fixes.
The R-44 has up to four channels of uncompressed audio available at selectable 16- or 24-bit depths and between 44.1 kHz and 192 kHz (stereo mode only).
Broadcast wave is also supported and two R-44s can be synced together to offer up to 8-channel recording for surround sound applications.
Key Features of the R-44:
& Record up to four channels of audio at selectable bit rates (16- & 24-bit) and sampling frequencies (44.1, 48, 96kHz – 192kHz for stereo recording only)
& Wide variety of input sensitivity levels
& SD and SDHC cards for quiet and reliable operation
& Comprehensive effects, including limiter, low-cut filter, 3-band EQ, 6-band GEQ, enhancer and de-esser
& XLR and 1/4-inch TRS jack inputs
& USB 2.0 connection for quick and easy copy and archive to a computer
& Power from external PSU or onboard AA batteries