Roland R44E 4-Channel Portable Recorder

A Compact, Solid State, 4-Channel Field Recorder

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 R-44 is a part of Roland's series of audio field recorders.

In stock
Part No:
£599.00 £499.17
Did you find this item priced lower than £599.00 somewhere else? Yes

The Roland R-44 is perfect for on-site recording situations that necessitate the highest quality without succumbing to the rigours of the environment. Compact and lightweight, the R-44 uses SD or large capacity SDHC cards to support four channels of industry-leading, uncompressed audio with adjustable bit depths and sampling frequencies.

Silent and sturdy with no moving parts, the R-44 also delivers several integrated effects including a limiter, low-cut filter, 3-band EQ, 6-band GEQ, Enhancer, and DeEsser to further assist in the crafting of your recordings. Any professional setup that demands the best will see an instant improvement to high-quality recordings with Roland’s R-44.

While the R-44 offers a host of inputs and outputs for almost any conceivable field recording situation, it is delivered with top-end stereo microphone and monitor speakers already set up and ready for immediate use.

The Roland R-44 also features multiple professional effects for honing your audio tracks - either in tandem with recording or during monitoring and playback. An onboard limiter helps subdue unexpected peaks in sound from an input source, freeing your recordings from any unwanted distortion or clipping. Equally valuable, the included low-cut filter mitigates wind or mic handling noise. Other previously mentioned effects can also all be applied to greatly increase the proficiency of your audio tracks.

  • 24-bit/192kHz WAV recording
  • Solid-state recording to SD & SDHC cards
  • 4 hours of recording time with NiMH batteries
  • Dual gain and sensitivity control
  • Record 8-channels by linking two units
More Information

Recorder Section

  • Channels: 4
  • Data Type: Format : WAV/BWF
  • Sampling Bit Rate: 16/24-bit
  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz/48kHz/88.2kHz/96kHz/192kHz (Limited to Stereo x 1 at 192kHz) * 16 or 24-bit sampling rate can be selected with any frequency
  • Recording Media: SDHC / SD memory card (compatible with 64 MB - 32 GB)
  • Recording Time using 8 GB SDHC card:
    • 16 bit/44.1kHz : 755 minutes (Stereo), 377 minutes (4ch)
    • 16 bit/48kHz : 694 minutes (Stereo), 347 minutes (4ch)
    • 24 bit/48kHz : 462 minutes (Stereo), 231 minutes (4ch)
    • 24 bit/96kHz : 231 minutes (Stereo), 115 minutes (4ch)
    • 24 bit/192kHz : 115 minutes (Stereo)

* Recording times are approximate. Actual results may vary somewhat.

* If more than one recorded file exists, the total recordable time will be less than listed.


Input and Output

  • Analog Input: Ch 1 - 4 : XLR/TRS Combo type, XLR type (phantom powered)
  • Analog Output: Ch 1 - 4 : XLR/TRS Combo type, XLR type (phantom powered)Digital In/OutRCA Pin type (IEC 60958-3)Input ImpedanceXLR: 4k ohms or greater (balanced), TRS: 6k ohms or greater (balanced)
  • Nominal Input Level: 11 steps : -56, -50, -44, -38, -32, -26, -20, -14, -8, -2, +4 (Input Level Knob : Center)
  • Maximum Input: +24 dBu (Input Sens Knob: +4 dBu)
  • Output Impedance: Line Output : 600 ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: Line : 4k ohms or greater
  • Output Level: Line Output : -20 dBu (fixed)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: Line Output : 0.02 % (Input Sens : +4 dBu)
  • Noise Level: Line Output : -100 dBu (Input Sens : +4 dBu, Input Level : Center)
  • Residual Noise Level: Line Output : -103 dBu (Input Sens : +4 dBu, Input Level : Minimum)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 40kHz(0/-3 dB)
  • Dynamic Range: AD : 100 dB
  • Phantom Power: 48 V + or - 4 V, 8 mA per 1 channel (20 mA or less in all channels)


Other Terminals

  • USB Port: Mini-B Type Connecter
  • Control Sync Jack: Stereo Mini Type Jack



  • Display: 128 x 64 dot organic LED
  • Power Supply: AC adaptor (PSB-1U), AA type battery x 4 (Alkaline or NiMH)
  • Current Draw: 1.2 A


System Requirements

Microsoft Windows Vista/XP/2000, Mac OS X 10.2 or later


Size and Weight

  • Width: 157 mm / 6-3/16 inches
  • Depth: 183 mm / 7-1/4 inches
  • Height: 61 mm / 2-7/16 inches
  • Weight: 1.3 KG including batteries / 2 lbs 14 oz including batteries