Roland R4 Pro
Mics & Preamps
Marantz PMD 661MKII
The Marantz PMD 661MKII Super MOD upgrade rebuilds the XLR inputs using very high speed, very low noise and super low distortion op amps that dramatically improve low level detail and clarity. Super low THD+N op amps allow for a very wide SFDR even with signal levels down 50dB. This preserves the signal quality of the highest grade microphones when recording soft signals, like voice, un amplified music, nature sounds and FX. The Super MOD is the 661 upgrade of choice for filmmakers as it's audio qualities allow for more post production while maintaining the clarity and detail needed for optimal playback on typical audio systems used for video.
The Marantz PMD 661MKII FET MOD upgrade rebuilds the XLR inputs using very high speed, very low noise and low distortion FET op amps that dramatically improve low level detail and clarity. Very low THD+N op amps allow for a very wide SFDR even with signal levels down 50dB. The warmth of the FET microphone preamp allows for a more natural vocal tone when using highly directional mics, like a shotgun mic. The very low noise is perfect when recording soft signals, like voice, un amplified music, nature sounds and FX. Our first choice for use with dynamic interview microphones. The FET upgrade has an impressive 3D stereo image, ideal for stereo nature recording !
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The Marantz PMD 661MKII Concert MOD upgrade rebuilds the XLR inputs using high speed, low noise and very low distortion op amps that dramatically improve fine detail and clarity. The result is a very detailed, open 3D soundstage. Components are selected by ear to optimize detail and imaging for recording all types of music where transparency is needed.
The Marantz PMD 661MKII Warm MOD upgrade rebuilds the XLR inputs using high speed, low noise and very low distortion FET op amps that dramatically improve fine detail and clarity. the Warm MODs preamp chips use FETs so they sound very much like a tube preamp with the warm sound that offers a fat rounded bass tone, a sweet silky high end and the expansive soundstage found in high end tube circuits. Components are selected by ear to optimize detail and imaging for recording all types of music when a warm tone is needed.
Fostex has done it again with the FR-2LE - a compact audio recorder designed from the ground-up to meet the needs of professionals in the field. For a start, the FR-2LE records to CompactFlash in Broadcast WAV Format (BWF) at 24bit 96kHz quality. It’s equipped with two professional phantom powered XLR microphone inputs (XLR-phone combo) complete with precise control over the recording level.
It features a 1 take = 1 file recording system which eliminates overwrites and the 2 second ‘pre-record’ buffer means there should never be a missed take or lost soundbite. There’s even an MP3 mode and built-in stereo microphones designed for interviews.
- BWF (stereo) or MP3 recording onType II Compact Flash Card or Micro Drive
- Approx. 8-hour operation possible with Tamiya RC3600HV, Ni-MH battery.
- FAT32 file system. 16/24 bit, 44.1/48/88.4/96kHz
- USB 2.0 for high-speed file transfer to PC or MAC
- 1 take = 1 file system to eliminate overwriting
- Pre Rec buffer
- Built-in editing function
- Phantom power
- ALC (OFF/ALC/LIMITER)
- Wired remote controller supplied as standard
- Read After Write (RAW) monitoring
All FR2LE upgrades include a free Fostex case !
The FR-2LE Super MOD increases clarity and detail for enhanced performance in Nature and Ambient recording, FX or any application that requires high gain, low noise and distortion with maximum clarity and detail. Perfect for ENG applications that require improved vocal detail and clarity with a more natural tone. The Super MOD rebuilds the signal path up to the A/D chip with high slew rate, very low noise and low distortion FET op amps and HQ capacitors.
The FR-2LE HD MOD increases clarity and detail for enhanced performance in Concert recordings where a musical tone and 3D soundstaging are a must. The HD MOD rebuilds the signal path up to the A/D chip with high slew rate, low noise and ultralow distortion op amps and HQ capacitors.
The FR-2LE Basic MOD replaces the stock NJM 2122 preamp op amps with higher speed, lower noise and distortion FET op amps for enhanced performance for any application that requires high gain with low noise and distortion.
Weighing in at just less than 3 lbs including batteries makes the R-44 a perfect high quality recording solution for videographers, musicians, nature enthusiasts, journalists and sound designers to take anywhere.
The R-44 is a compact, four channel, solid-state field recorder that uses SD or large capacity SDHC cards as the storage media enabling quiet and reliable recording for a variety of professional audio needs. Capture up to 4 channels of uncompressed audio with selectable bit depths (16-bit or 24-bit) and sampling frequencies (44.1kHz/48kHz/88.2kHz/96kHz/192kHz). Onboard effects include limiter, low cut filter, 3-band EQ, 6-band GEQ, Enhancer, and DeEsser.
The Roland R44 Concert upgrade rebuilds the mic preamps using high speed, low noise and very low distortion op amps that dramatically improve fine detail and clarity. Components are selected by ear to optimize detail and imaging for recording amplified music. Improvements are also made to reduce the audible digital noise that contaminates the analog signal path with noise generated by the display.
The Roland R44 Super upgrade rebuilds the mic preamps using high speed, very low noise and low distortion op amps that improve intelligibility and low level detail. Components are selected by ear to optimize detail and imaging for ENG, Acoustic Music or Ambient recordings with Ambisonics or Schoeps Surround mics. Improvements are also made to reduce the audible digital noise that contaminates the analog signal path with noise generated by the display, essential for high gain applications.
Roland R26 Multi Channel Digital Recorder
All in One Recorder, Mixer and Audio Interface - Anytime, Anywhere
Superior detail, depth, and unparalleled flexibilitywelcome to a new world of portable recording..
The R-26 captures audio with high-definition direct sound, as well as the rich natural ambience of the recording environment. With dual stereo mics, six channels of simultaneous recording, and much more, this portable recorder offers true professional quality and flexibility, opening the door to limitless creative possibilities. The R-26 is a part of our series of audio field recorders. Compare Audio Field Recorders.
This innovative recorder is portable yet loaded with first-class, professional features, the likes of which the industry has not seen to date in this class. There are two types of stereo microphones built into the R-26, plus a pair of XLR/TRS combo inputs for external mics, and an input for a stereo plug-in powered mic. Choose simultaneous combinations of the built-in mics (directional and omnidirectional), as well as the external inputs. Capture live performances with simultaneous line and ambient signal paths, record important speeches, lectures, and presentations, or take the R-26 into the inner city or deep forest for pristine field capture. The sky’s the limit with this powerful, portable, and incredibly flexible recorder.
- Two types of built-in stereo microphones (omnidirectional and directional) that can be used in various combinations
- Two XLR/TRS combo inputs with 48 V phantom power, plus an input for a stereo plug-in powered mic
- Supports up to six channels (three stereo channels) of simultaneous recording
- Large LCD touchscreen display for intuitive navigation
- Large input-level knobs for fine adjustment
- Built-in Hi-Speed USB interface for use as an audio interface or external storage
- Loop-Back function; combine this with the built-in or external mics for the optimum live video streaming setup (only with Audio Interface function)
- Bundled with SONAR LE software (PC)
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