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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #360 on: August 09, 2017, 02:39:14 PM »
In my experience and from what I've read here and on GS it's not a bad out. A lot of studio guys monitor pre daw with the mini- me headphone out to studio monitors.
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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #361 on: August 15, 2017, 11:28:21 PM »
Anybody have an issue with running an external (talentcell) battery to the point of the battery dying and the r-44 powering off, then not being able to use any fully charged external battery after that? I've seen a few issues in prior threads about external power not working on the 44's but I'm just curious if I can use aa's to go in and see if a setting changed due to the talentcell dying or if I should start shopping for rechargable aa's.
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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #362 on: August 16, 2017, 04:49:34 AM »
Sounds like the dc input is fried!  I had one fixed when I owned a r44 for $80
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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #363 on: August 16, 2017, 07:15:48 PM »
Mini-me has a headphone out you could use?
You are correct, that could be a step saving option if the quality is good. I forgot that there is a 1/8th headphone output on the back panel. Good catch!

Yes!
I even have a cable that will do that job!
The headphone out has a volume knob and a button for stereo and mono, so you have to be careful not to run mono. Tapping the mics will let you know right away. I did some sample taping and found that there is very little difference (to my ear) between going through the digital stage in the microtrack II and the headphone out, but the microtrack gave me more confidence, even though it ALWAYS makes me reset the sampling rate and restart to lock in a signal.

I will take some pictures of the giant mess and post them.

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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #364 on: August 16, 2017, 07:19:16 PM »
Sounds like the dc input is fried!  I had one fixed when I owned a r44 for $80

This!
It also happened to me. If it works with AAs, then that is likely the thing.
I got my deck modded by Doug Oade since he was fixing that, too. (Or was it the other way around?)
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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #365 on: August 16, 2017, 08:58:39 PM »
Eneloop's are probably the best bet then?
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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #366 on: August 24, 2017, 04:41:08 PM »
What wall power cord can I use with this?

A buddy is borrowing mine for an art instillation and needs it plugged into the wall.  I don't think mine came with one when I bought it.  I know it needs an inverted power source.

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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #367 on: August 25, 2017, 08:26:28 AM »
What wall power cord can I use with this?

A buddy is borrowing mine for an art instillation and needs it plugged into the wall.  I don't think mine came with one when I bought it.  I know it needs an inverted power source.

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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #368 on: August 25, 2017, 09:52:23 AM »
What wall power cord can I use with this?

A buddy is borrowing mine for an art instillation and needs it plugged into the wall.  I don't think mine came with one when I bought it.  I know it needs an inverted power source.

Roland/Edirol R-44 / 9-16v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID / Center pin (-)  Ring (+) Reverse Polarity

^ Important, note the somewhat unusual reversed polatiry.  Plugging in a standard non-reversed polarity external supply can fry the external power input.
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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #369 on: August 25, 2017, 12:23:13 PM »
Thanks.  I was looking at that list last night. (by the way, I was thinking how great that compilation is, so thank you Ted). 

But, I couldn't seem to find a 2.1 mm reverse polarity wall wart online though.  Most seemed to be 2.5 mm.  I was wondering if anyone knew of a specific one.  Or could 2.5 mm work?

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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #370 on: August 25, 2017, 12:52:14 PM »
I use an old Sima power supply hat has interchangeable tips but I did have to hack it in the middle to reverse the polarity.

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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #371 on: August 28, 2017, 02:17:02 PM »
Well, for anyone else looking; apparently these are used mostly to power guitar petals pedals (not the flower kind) and keyboards.  Truetone makes the right power cable.  I just grabbed one from a local guitar shop.
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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #372 on: February 22, 2018, 04:23:24 PM »
Sorry to bump such and old thread. I owned an R-44 9 or 10 years ago and had to sell it (had kids and gave up taping for a bit). I just re-purchased a used unit to get back in the game (was my favorite recorder I had owned back then - so easy to use I had to buy another). Anyways, I noticed when I turn mine on it says Martel on the boot splash screen vs EdirolR-44. I did the latest firmware update and now have the latest firmware. Only thing is it obviously did not change the bootloader version. Does anyone know if this can be updated? If so is there any benefit in me updating or pursuing an update? I have the latest 1.21 FW but my boot and load version are still at 1.00

Either way I am happy to be back and running my R-44.
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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #373 on: March 14, 2018, 10:24:38 AM »
Hello, I need a multitrack recorder with SPDIF in to record chamber music concerts. Now I'm trying the Tascam DR680 MKII but I don't like his sound, so I thinking to return the Tascam and buy an used Edirol R44.
Is the Edirol R44 a good recorder? I cannot find on Internet recordings made with this device.

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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #374 on: March 14, 2018, 10:30:41 AM »
Hello, I need a multitrack recorder with SPDIF in to record chamber music concerts. Now I'm trying the Tascam DR680 MKII but I don't like his sound, so I thinking to return the Tascam and buy an used Edirol R44.
Is the Edirol R44 a good recorder? I cannot find on Internet recordings made with this device.

The R44 is a great recorder. Here are a bunch of shows recording using an R44 ---> https://archive.org/details/etree?and%5B%5D=R44

 

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