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Edirol R-09 (No Longer Available)
24-bit/48kHz WAV/MP3 Recorder with SD Disk Storage and Built-in Mics
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From Our Research Team:
Ultra-compact WAV/MP3 Recorder!The R-09 is the latest addition to Edirol's red-hot portable recorder lineup. Building on the success of the R-1, the R-09 takes many of the most desired features - 24-bit uncompressed recording and a built-in stereo mic - and shrinks it all down into a more streamlined, stylish, and affordable package. Barely bigger than a deck of cards, the R-09 is easy to transport and very convenient to carry, no matter where you need to record. The R-09 is a breakthrough in portable recording!
Edirol R-09 WAV/MP3 Recorder At-a-Glance:
It's ultra small and looks like a gadget, but make no mistake - the R-09 is a serious, top-quality professional recorder with time-stamp capability. Capture source material at a crystal-clean 24-bit resolution with your choice of 44.1 or 48kHz sample rates. Record and play back in MP3 format as well (up to 320kbps). Once recorded, files can be monitored through the R-09's headphone jack and/or exported to a computer via USB.
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! The R-09 also offers a mic input.
The R-09 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.
Mega storage capacity
The R-09 is the first Stereo SDHC compliant recorder, which means it can handle SD cards of any size. Currently 8GB cards are, available, and soon cards up to 32GB will be on the market. SDHC also makes USB 2 transfers noticeably faster.
More Than Music
The R-09 is perfect for recording 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 - the audio-capturing applications are endless.
Edirol R-09 WAV/MP3 Recorder Features:
The Edirol R-09 - Pristine audio capture in the palm of your hand!
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Wow, simply amazing
by Big Myke Destiny from Ebensburg, PA USAI needed a hand held portable recorder to take to the NAMM convention in January to record a band on my label that was being featured by Fender/Gretsch. My criteria was simple - lightweight, long batt... read more [+]ery life, easy to operate, 16 & 24 bit recording in either mp3 or wave mode and yes, has a great sound.
May 7, 2008
Music Background: Indie record label owner, deejay, recording eng
Well, the edirol fit perfect for my needs and I was amazed at the sound this gizmo captured, clean mic reproduction - no pops or crackles plus ease of playback and downloading of files to computer for editing. The short of it - this recorder does everything and more just as sweetwater reps said it would. close [-]
Great sound for a great price!
by Marissa Manzino from Bronxville, NYI purchased the Edirol R09 after being impressed with various podcasts I heard. I am totally blind, so my criteria for this unit was probably different than most people’s. I wanted a machine that wa... read more [+]s portable, had built in stereo mikes, an SD card, and an easy to navigate interface. The edirol R09 fit the bill perfectly. This machine is so intuitive and easy to use, it is truly a Godsend to those of us who are blind. It is laid out like a traditional tape recorder, with the play, stop, record, rewind and fastforward buttons in the shape of a square.
February 15, 2008
Music Background: folk singer/songwriter guitarist
I’m a singer/songwriter guitarist and I love the portability of this unit. The field recordings with the built-in stereo mikes are superb, made more effortless by the AGC control, low cut filter, and one of my favorite features the mike preamp volume. This volume control is independent of the recorder’s volume control, making for cleaner recordings. The built-in mikes give field recordings a beautiful spacious stereo sound.
The recordings that I’ve done in my home studio using my Audio-technica microphone are flawless. There is no discernable noise or hiss that I can detect, and doing multiple takes with this unit is effortless.
One of the greatest features of the Edirol R09 is user replaceable AAA batteries, and the AC adapter. This is great if your batteries run out, you can still continue your recording session. The plug in power microphone jack is an added benefit, I use an audio-technica microphone and it performed flawlessly with the Edirol. The ability to monitor the recordings via the headphone jack, the line in jack, and mono/stereo control are added perks. The ability to record in multiple formats is brilliant! You can record in mp3 with different bit rates, the 16 bit wav and 24 bit wav recordings are amazing! I use the 24 bit wav primarily and it is fantastic!
If you are looking for a small portable unit at an outstanding price with outstanding quality, buy this one. It will not disappoint! As always the customer support and hands on service at Sweetwater is unparalleled. Keep up the great work! close [-]
Edirol R-09 can help nervous recording clients
by Bruce Bartlett from Elkhart, INI've been recording a singer-songwriter for months in my studio, and he always gets so nervous that he is seldom happy with his performance.
November 7, 2007
Music Background: Recording engineer, live sound engineer, pro musician, mic engineer
Finally I suggested that he buy an Edirol R-... read more [+]09 portable stereo recorder. He records himself at home, doing as many takes as he wants to record his voice and guitar. Then he brings his recordings to my studio for EQ, compression, reverb, editing, overdubs and mastering.
It's worked out great. By giving up some control over the recording process, I can help the guy capture fine performances with good sound. He loves the R-09's sound and ease-of-use. This hybrid method of home recording and studio mixdown has a lot to recommend it. close [-]
This thing packs a PUNCH!
by Tony Anderson from Joplin, MOI didn't know what to expect when I opened up the package to my R-09, but all it took was the playback of one sample to change my mind for good! The on board mics sound INCREDIBLE. Now, I use this thi... read more [+]ng everywhere that I go, and thanks to its high storage capacity, it'll last as long as my recording sessions need to (even in uncompressed 24 bit WAV/48,000 mode)! Whether I'm at the beach, the racetrack, the studio, or in class, the R09 has revolutionized the way that I think about audio. This is one purchase that I'll NEVER regret.
September 18, 2007
Music Background: Electronica, Custom Soundtracks
Also, my involvement with scoring films requires me to sometimes gather audio for "ADR" (Automated dialog replacement), and the R09 has allowed me to go into places to capture audio that other recorders and devices could never allow me to do...if you need something to make life easier, get one of these things! close [-]
I have an R-01 and it's great! This R-09 has even better mics (with very nice phase relationships and wide stereo soundfield) in a smaller case with a bigger screen. Ugh! I want one!!! ed. note - Kenny finally broke down and bought an R09. Now he's using that to record his vintage Steinway.
Jordan, Marquette, MI
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