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question about Roland r-05
« on: August 21, 2011, 01:31:41 PM »
hi

I recently got a new Roland r-05

I´ll use it whit  a ca11 cards+ ca9100

my question is:

someone can help me in finding out the UNITY GAIN in this recorder??

perhaps 40??

and a question about the setting:

unity gain+preamp at maximum can be a good setting for taping???

any tip welcome
thanks


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Re: question about Roland r-05
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2011, 06:31:32 PM »
The R-05 is not discussed much here since most tapers prefer the Sony M-10, so it may be hard to find the unity gain. If the record level control goes from 0-100 like the R-09HR it is very likely unity gain is around 40 though. It reported to be about 38-40 on the HR.

Set the recorder at unity gain to start and set the preamp somewhere between 75% & 100% so that you get good levels.
  1) If what you are recording is very loud you need to be sure the CA-9100 itself is not clipping if you have it set near 100%. It has a clipping light that you can check. If it is doing more that lighting up briefly I think you need to reduce the pre's gain. I'm not real knowledgeable about the clipping light though. I usually have the pre set at 50% or so for loud stuff and never even have to look at the light.
   2) If you are recording acoustic or quiet sounds, set the pre at 100% and use the recorder to add gain until you get decent levels.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2011, 07:24:01 AM by fmaderjr »
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Re: question about Roland r-05
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2011, 11:04:17 PM »
Word is that the R-05's pre's are very similar in spec to those on the R-09HR's.  That said, fmaderjr's suggestions are a solid place to start.

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Re: question about Roland r-05
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2011, 12:17:26 PM »
level control goes from 0-80 in the r05

so I suppuose unity will be about 38-40....

many thanks for the tip

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Re: question about Roland r-05
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2011, 08:41:09 AM »
Unity was discussed here, I think there is a rough concensus:
http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=140726.msg1860282#msg1860282
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