Roland CD-2U

Portable CD Production Station with an Onboard Stereo Mic, CD-R/RW and SD Card Recording, Phantom Power, Built-in Speakers, and Phono Equalizer
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Point, Record, and Burn

The Roland CD-2u is a portable CD production station that makes impromptu recording a cinch. The CD-2u sports a high-quality onboard stereo mic that gives you simple, "point-and-capture" recording direct to CD-R/RW or an SD card. The CD-2u features XLR, 1/4", and RCA inputs for connecting other mics and equipment, as well as phantom power, built-in speakers, and even a phono equalizer. For effortless recording to today's popular media, the compact and affordable Roland CD-2u is a no-brainer.

Roland CD-2u Portable CD Production Station Features at a Glance:
  • Use the built-in stereo mic, or use your own
  • Record to today's popular media
  • Great features for music teachers and musicians
Use the built-in stereo mic, or use your own

When all you want to do is get down a musical idea or your band's rehearsal, the Roland CD-2u is a godsend. This compact and portable CD production station lets you "point-and-capture" using its onboard stereo mic. If you want to use your own mic, go right ahead - the CD-2u sports two Combo XLR connectors, and even phantom power for your favorite condenser mic!

Record to today's popular media

The Roland CD-2u lets you record direct to CD-R/RW or an SD card - two ubiquitous, inexpensive, and readily available formats. Everything you need to record is onboard; just point and capture! The CD-2u is truly portable, running on six AA batteries, as well as AC via the included adapter.

Great features for music teachers and musicians

With a boatload of super-useful features, Roland CD-2u is perfect for music teachers as well as musicians. The Center Cancel and Center Focus functions let you minimize or highlight a vocal or solo part for music-minus-one activities or closer examination of a performance. The handy Rehearsal function assists you in setting the optimal input level for recording. The CD-2u's high-quality pitch and speed adjustments are driven by an all-new algorithm that gives you improved performance over previous designs.

Roland CD-2u Portable CD Production Station Features at a Glance:
  • Simple recording direct to CD-R/RW or SD memory card
  • All-in-one portable design, compact and stylish
  • High-quality sound via built-in stereo microphone and speakers
  • Center Cancel function, Center Focus function
  • Rehearsal function aids users in setting optimal input level for recording
  • Two XLR/14" combo jacks with phantom power; Plug In Power microphone jack
  • Stereo RCA Line/Phono-in jacks
  • Powered by 6 AA batteries; AC adaptor included
  • Easy-to-use interface with Easy Guide function
The Roland CD-2u makes impromptu recording a cinch!

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Tech Specs

A/D Resolution 24-bit/44.1kHz
Simultaneous Rec Tracks 2
Simultaneous Play Tracks 2
Built-in Mic(s) Yes
Analog Inputs 2 x RCA, 1 x 1/8"
Analog Outputs 2 x XLR/TRS Combo, 2 x RCA
Headphone Outputs 1 x 1/8"
Built-in Speaker Yes
Memory (removable) CD-R (700MB max), CD-RW (700MB max), SD (2GB max), SDHC (16GB max)
Power Supply AC Adaptor, 6 x AA,
Max Battery Life 6 hours
Height 1.97"
Width 10.83"
Depth 7.72"
Weight 2.87 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number CD-2U

Customer Reviews

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Exactly what I have needed.

I am loving my Roland CD-2U. Thanks you, Mike Ross, for recommending this at the songwriters workshop at GearFest this past summer! I was already looking at how useful it might be during co-writes and for making quick demos for my songwriting. I am still learning some of the extra things I can do with it. But, when I received it, I read the manual from cover to cover and was able to start using it with no difficulty at all. Only suggestion I would have, is that when you sell one of these be sure to sell them at least 1 CD-RW. I live in a rural area and had trouble finding anything but regular CDs. So, I was scrambling in order to do my first recording. (I am sure most people have access to stores that sell the writeable CDs) I am also the coordinator for a local songwriters group and know this will come in very handy at our local meetings and events.
Music background: songwriter

Roland CD-2U

Thanks you so very much for a great item for our church CD-Radio Recording , we are having a great time and enjoying ourselves listening to ourselves on sunday evenings on the FM station , my son hooks it up through the PA-system , makes our preachers sound so very is the best way to do radio CD recording.......quick & easy to send out to radio station..........again we thank you all for your product sale to us. have a bless day in Jesus Name !
Music background: Bass / Lead guitar

Roland CD-2U

Outstanding...its doing a great job for our church radio broadcasting on sunday evenings , thanks so much for your business .

Perfect for my application

We purchased this so my wife could record piano music on a CD so other church members had something to rehearse with. The quality of the built-in internal Mic's are good but we purchased 2 Perception 170 Mic's assuming that would record even better as some of our members want her to record songs for them to listen too. The built-in speakers are ok but don't come close to projection the quality of what is recorded. When I listened to the recording from the built-in speakers I wasn't pleased with the sound quality but when I played it on a CD player is was fantastic. The unit is very portable and extremely easy to use.

Roland CD-2U

Attention Songwriters, musicians, teachers: This machine will change your life! This machine is super, super simple to operate. Not only can you record to SD card, but then you can archive that material via the onboard CD burner. When operating make sure you turn the playback volume and the mic volume up 3/4's. This is where this machine is optimized. I collect my songwriting ideas and my rough demo on this, burn the final best ideas to CD and then take tyhis CD with me to the studio for use as reference. I like this machine so much I bought 2 myself and had my best friend buy one also. For what all this does, the portability and the sound quality, the CD-2U is a bargain!
Music background: Songwriter, performer, recording engineer/producer
See also: Portable Recorders, Roland, Roland Portable Recorders