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Re: Roland R-07 (the best successor to Roland R-05 and Sony M10?)
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2018, 04:25:41 PM »
looks pretty good from a scan of it/specs

what I don't understand with Roland and Tascam though is why they need to come out with a new recorder over and over??
IMO if you get it right like the Sony M10 you are golden, seems these two brands are constantly releasing something new.

My thoughts are that Sony may have discontinued the M10 because journalists increasingly used their smartphones as audio/video recorders which probably hurt M10 sales.     Sony makes so many different products that the M10 may not have been financially significant to Sony even though it was practically significant to many on TS for its quality, size, and battery life. 

I suspect Tascam offers a wide variety of audio recorders at different price points because they are trying to capture as many sales of audio recorders at as many price points as they can.  If they release a recorder with upgraded features, existing customers may want to upgrade giving Tascam the opportunity for another sale. 

I'm glad to see the Roland R-07 and hope it will be a competent replacement if my m10 stops working.  Maybe the 07 battery life is longer if bluetooth is turned off, but if it will reliably run on a set of AA rechargeables for even say 8-10 hours, then that's  long enough for most people and then a fresh set of AAs can be installed. 

The bluetooth control could potentially be useful for remote control and a better view of the meters, too.   And the opportunity for bluetooth playback is something I hadn't considered before, but I think rigpimp has a good point. 



 




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Re: Roland R-07 (the best successor to Roland R-05 and Sony M10?)
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2018, 05:05:50 PM »
Good to see a new Roland recorder that seems to be well suited for most users here, but the info below is a bummer for my uses-

Is there line level input on the R-07? It looks like they have moved to a single mic/aux input.  Is aux = line? and if yes why have 2 inputs on the R-05?

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Upon seeing that it a offered "Dual Recording Feature" I hoped it would be able to record two separate stereo inputs simultaneously like the Tascam DR2d.  Looks like the DR2d remains the only small pocketable recorder ever made with that dual-stereo input recording functionality.  Oh well.

Looks good otherwise.. carry on.
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Re: Roland R-07 (the best successor to Roland R-05 and Sony M10?)
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2018, 06:52:05 PM »
M10 is old too!

I want to read more about the 2nd recording feature.  It sounds like it makes two copies at the same time?  One is recorded at a lower level or with limiters in case you have a blow out on your main recording? 

I wonder how clean the preamps are?  When will we see it in the wild?

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Re: Roland R-07 (the best successor to Roland R-05 and Sony M10?)
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2018, 10:03:47 PM »
what I don't understand with Roland and Tascam though is why they need to come out with a new recorder over and over??
IMO if you get it right like the Sony M10 you are golden, seems these two brands are constantly releasing something new.

I think it's great that they develop new products. Handheld recorders are less important today than a few years back as most people prefer to use their smartphones for everything. As Sony more or less has disappeared from the market I'm glad Roland and Tascam are still here for us. I have actually been a bit worried about M10 being discontinued. Hopefully R-07 will be the perfect replacement.
im glad too. I was referring more to getting it right.
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Re: Roland R-07 (the best successor to Roland R-05 and Sony M10?)
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2018, 10:40:26 PM »
B&H site says "mic/line 1/8" input" under its description.
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Re: New Roland R-07 (the best successor to Roland R-05 and Sony M10?)
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2018, 10:21:33 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqqFKw4gT1c

Looks like the marketing is being aimed at teens to college age as an easy to use recorder with the ability to playback wirelessly over bluetooth headphones and speakers. 


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Re: New Roland R-07 (the best successor to Roland R-05 and Sony M10?)
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2018, 10:59:59 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqqFKw4gT1c

Looks like the marketing is being aimed at teens to college age as an easy to use recorder with the ability to playback wirelessly over bluetooth headphones and speakers.

To be expected if they want the unit to sell. I think it might hurt their sales if instead if instead the video showed a bunch of aging guys in Kangol hats...
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Re: New Roland R-07 (the best successor to Roland R-05 and Sony M10?)
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2018, 04:55:11 PM »
I think it might hurt their sales if instead if instead the video showed a bunch of aging guys in Kangol hats...

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Re: New Roland R-07 (the best successor to Roland R-05 and Sony M10?)
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2018, 01:27:59 AM »
also avaialbe for preorder at Adorama:
https://www.adorama.com/g/roland_r-07?emailprice=t&utm_source=slgt&utm_medium=email&guid=63808568-9512-4684-9dc6-ecc07135d6f0&utm_term=Shop&utm_content=Body&utm_campaign=Email_CESDay1_010818

dose look like a promising replacement for the m-10 - with some differences of course.
the white one is actually white and grey:
https://www.adorama.com/ror07wh.html?EmailPrice=T
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Re: New Roland R-07 (the best successor to Roland R-05 and Sony M10?)
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2018, 02:19:18 PM »
Nice !

I still have 3 R-05's so no need to replace, but good to know Roland made a new recorder :)
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Re: New Roland R-07 (the best successor to Roland R-05 and Sony M10?)
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2018, 11:04:17 PM »
Sooo... not all at once -  who's pre-ordering?  >:D
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Re: New Roland R-07 (the best successor to Roland R-05 and Sony M10?)
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2018, 07:34:42 AM »
Got one on order from Adorama (black) Don't really need it ,have an R05 & m10 but the blue tooth sounds nice plus dual record too. ill probably sell the M10 after i get the 07 and give it a whirl.

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Re: New Roland R-07 (the best successor to Roland R-05 and Sony M10?)
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2018, 08:54:07 AM »
Looks nice...especially the bluetooth functions.

A couple nit picks that haven't been mentioned...

Unless it can get power from the USB port, no external ac power jack is downer for festival people, but 15 hour run-time helps ease that concern a little bit.  I like setting and forgetting, so having both batteries and external connected gives me peace of mind in case something happens. 

I don't care for the display design...looks like a place for dirt and dust to collect.


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Re: New Roland R-07 (the best successor to Roland R-05 and Sony M10?)
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2018, 09:24:45 AM »
Yea it does look like it could get dirt or dusty under the top end ,but there should be a way to clean or maybe seal that area.That canned air cleaner works pretty good if used on a regular basis. i hope it has a stealth mode like the other small recorders i have . but with the blue tooth option it wont be a deal breaker as long as you can adjust the gain from your phone. i have a mixpre 3 and that is a little bit of a downer. battery life really not a problem . A fresh set  2 times a day =30 hrs  i don't think one would have a problem at a festy.

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Re: New Roland R-07 (the best successor to Roland R-05 and Sony M10?)
« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2018, 10:55:55 AM »
A couple nit picks that haven't been mentioned...

Unless it can get power from the USB port, no external ac power jack is downer for festival people, but 15 hour run-time helps ease that concern a little bit.  I like setting and forgetting, so having both batteries and external connected gives me peace of mind in case something happens. 


It's specs state that it can be USB bus-powered.   So hopefully an external USB battery should work with it.
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