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Roland R-05 WAVE/MP3 Recorder

Item # ROLR05 (Part # R-05)
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Item Description:
The compact R-05 is easy to use, affordable, and packed with big-ticket features that raise the bar in its price class. Experience crystal-clear 24/96 capture, enhanced recording and editing features, and extended battery life (over 16 hours per charge).

Affordable Pocket Recorder with Advanced Features

The compact R-05 is easy to use, affordable, and packed with big-ticket features that raise the bar in its price class. Experience crystal-clear 24/96 capture, enhanced recording and editing features, and extended battery life (over 16 hours per charge). On stage, in rehearsal, at school, on the street, in the boardroom - whenever inspiration strikes, let the R-05 capture the moment with convenience and quality.

  • High-quality stereo recording (24-bit / 96kHz) with the built-in stereo mic or external input
  • Records directly to SD card with extended battery life (over 30 hours continuous playback, over 16 hours continuous recording)
  • Record 16-bit WAV and MP3 files simultaneously
  • Strong, attractive metallic exterior
  • Onboard editing functions; built-in reverb
  • Music-practice features (change tempo without changing pitch, loop playback, etc.)
  • Auto record start, auto song split, auto level adjust
  • Pre Record function (captures 2 seconds of audio that precedes pressing REC)
  • Use as a high-quality portable audio player (plays WAV and MP3 files)
  • Windscreen and tripod mount included

24/96 Recording

The R-05 provides pristine, uncompressed stereo recording directly to SD card - up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution. Whether recording directly with the built-in stereo mic or capturing sounds from an externally connected microphone or stereo line input, you'll be impressed with the R-05's detail and clarity. And for worry-free recording, the convenient Rehearsal mode ensures that you won?t overload the input.

Onboard Editing

Even though the R-05 integrates fluidly with computers via USB 2.0, this new-generation recorder doesn't require a PC for editing. For speed and convenience, you can trim, divide, and combine within the R-05. And for those who?d like to apply a high-gloss finish to their recordings, the R-05 is equipped with built-in reverb.

Rehearsal Mode

In a rehearsal studio, you can make clear recordings of your band, even at high volume levels. The R-05 can automatically set the optimum recording level, and can split the songs for you automatically. It?s also possible to simultaneously record a high-quality WAV file for CD production and an MP3 file for file sharing.

Music-Practice Partner

The R-05 can help you practice your instrument or vocals. You can repeatedly loop a specified region of audio, or change the playback speed without changing the pitch. You can play back a difficult phrase slowly or play back at high speed to grasp the overall structure of a song in a short time.

For Non-Musicians Too!

Musicians will naturally gravitate to the R-05, but this portable recorder is great for many non-musical applications as well. Record lectures, speeches, and meetings, for example. The high-sensitivity, built-in microphone will clearly capture all of the voices in a room. The included windscreen and tripod mount enhance optimal placement and cleaner recordings as well.


Recorder Part


  • 2 (stereo one pair)

Signal Processing

  • AD/DA conversion: 24 bits, 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz

Data Type (Recording)

  • WAVE (Sampling Rate: 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz, Bit Depth: 16/24 bits)
  • MP3 (Sampling Rate: 44.1/48 kHz, Bit Rates: 64/96/128/160/192/224/320 kbps)
  • WAVE + MP3 (Sampling Rate: 44.1/48 kHz, Bit Depth: 16 bits, Bit Rates: 128 kbps)

 *MP3 ... MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3

Data Type (Playback)

  • WAVE (Sampling Rate: 32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz, Bit Depth: 16/24 bits)
  • MP3 (Sampling Rate: 32/44.1/48 kHz, Bit Rates: 32 - 320 kbps or VBR)

*MP3 ... MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, VBR ... Variable Bit Rate

Memory Card

  • SD Card, SDHC format compatible

Recording Time*

  • WAV (24-bit/96 kHz): 27 mins/GB
  • WAV (24-bit/88.2 kHz): 30 mins/GB
  • WAV (24-bit/48 kHz): 54 mins/GB
  • WAV (24-bit/44.1 kHz): 59 mins/GB
  • WAV (16-bit/96 kHz): 40 mins/GB
  • WAV (16-bit/88.2 kHz): 44 mins/GB
  • WAV (16-bit/48 kHz): 81 mins/GB
  • WAV (16-bit/44.1 kHz): 88 mins/GB
  • MP3 (320 kbps): 392 mins/GB
  • MP3 (128 kbps): 980 mins/GB

* Each recording time is approximate. The times may change depending on the card specifications.
* In case that there are plural files, the sum of recording time would be shorter than above.


Audio Inputs

  • Internal Stereo Microphone, Mic input (Stereo miniature phone type, plug-in powered mic), Line input (Stereo miniature phone type)

*The Internal/External Mic and the Line input can't be used at the same time (Line input priority).

Audio Output

  • Phones (Stereo miniature phone type)

Nominal Input Level (Variable)

  • Mic input: -33 dBu (MIC GAIN is H, Default input level)
  • Mic input: -15 dBu (MIC GAIN is L, Default input level)
  • Line input: -7 dBu (Default input level)

* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

Input Impedance

  • Mic input (MIC GAIN is H): 7k ohms
  • Mic input (MIC GAIN is L): 5k ohms
  • Line input: 8 k ohms

Output Level

  • 20 mW + 20 mW (In case 16 ohms load)

Recommended Load Impedance

  • 16 ohms or greater

Frequency Response

  • 20 Hz to 40 kHz

USB Interface

  • Mini-B type connector (support USB 2.0/1.1 mass storage device class)



  • 4 types (Hall1, Hall2, Room, Plate)

Speed change:

  • 50 - 150 % of playback speed

* Playback only. Excludes playback in 88.2 kHz or 96 kHz.

* Reverb and Speed Change can't be used at the same time.



  • 128 x 64 dot graphic display

Power Supply

  • AC Adaptor
  • Alkaline dry battery LR6 (AA) type x 2 or Nickel Hydrogen battery (HR15/51) x 2

Current Draw

  • 290 mA (maximum)

Duration of continuous use with Alkaline battery operation

  • Playback: over 30 hours
  • Recording: over 16 hours

* These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.


  • Owner's manual, Quick start guide, SD card, Batteries (two AA), USB cable (mini-B type), Windscreen


  • AC Adaptor: PSB6U series, Silicone Rubber Case: OP-R05S, Cover / Windscreen Set: OP-R05C, Carrying Pouch: OP-RP1, Microphone Stand Adaptor: OP-MSA1, Binaural Microphones / Earphones: CS-10EM, Stereo Microphone: CS-15S

Size and Weight


  • 60 mm
  • 2-3/8 inches


  • 103 mm
  • 4-1/16 inches


  • 25 mm
  • 1 inches


  • 140 g
  • 0 lbs. 5 oz.

In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to change without prior notice.

Owner's manual
Quick start guide
SD card
Batteries (two AA)
USB cable (mini-B type)
This Kit Includes: