R-09HR Ver.3.0

WAVE/MP3 Recorder

High-Resolution Recording... the R Series Revolution

  • USB


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High-Resolution Recording... the R Series Revolution

The R-09HR is a professional, high-resolution recorder that travels light and performs like a heavyweight. With crystal-clear, 24/96 fidelity, plus analog limiting, remote control, and a handy preview speaker, the R-09HR is the flagship of Roland's award-winning R-series recorders. Thanks to its rubberized body, the R-09HR fits snugly and comfortably in hand, while minimizing handling noise. Designed entirely to let you record live sound easily at high quality, the R-09HR is a portable dream.

  • - 24-bit/96kHz linear PCM high-resolution, low-noise recording
  • - Newly developed Isolated Adaptive Recording Circuit (I.A.R.C.)
  • - High-grade, high-sensitivity stereo condenser microphone built in
  • - Records to SD or SDHC memory card
  • - Compact, hand-held design for convenient portable use
  • - Large, wide-view OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display
  • - Preview speaker built in
  • - Wireless remote controller included
  • - High-speed file transfer via USB 2.0 connection to computer
  • - Cakewalk's Pyro Audio Creator LE wave-editing software included
  • - Self‐timer recording function *
  • - Onboard Tuner and Metronome for musical instrument players *
    * System Ver.2.0 or later
    New with Ver.3.0! **
  • - Rehearsal function automatically adjusts input sensitivity to optimum levels
  • - Trim and MP3 Convert features added
  • - ECO-MODE allows up to 7.5 hours of continuous recording on battery power
  • - Preview volume increased for better monitoring
    ** For the owners of R-09HR version 2.01 or earlier, the system updater is here.
  • [Brand Information]

    The new Roland R-09HR replaces the same product previously branded "EDIROL by Roland" from 2010. The Roland branded R-09HR share the same excellent features and high performance that you expect from EDIROL branded unit.

24/96 Recording

Experience precise audio clarity with a wider dynamic range when using the higher bit and sample rates that the R-09HR offers. The R-09HR supports up to 24-bit/96kHz linear PCM recording, which has over twice the digital audio resolution of a standard audio CD. I.A.R.C. (Isolated Adaptive Recording Circuit) is a newly developed, dedicated analog circuit optimized for recording with the R-09HR's onboard A/D converter. Electrolytic capacitors provide stable, reliable power with an independent power source for the analog circuitry, and another power source for the digital circuit board, thus eliminating DC interference between components in the R-09HR. The I.A.R.C. also contributes to high-quality, low-noise MP3 recording with the R-09HR.

Built-In Stereo Condenser Mic

When recording with the R-09HR, there's no extra gear to buy or cables to connect. A pro-quality stereo microphone is built right into the unit, complete with a dedicated analog input control, mono/stereo selector, low-cut filter, limiter/AGC (Auto Gain Control), and gain boost. The onboard electret condenser microphone elements are compact, ultra-sensitive, and placed to capture three-dimensional sound naturally and accurately. To further avoid possible noise interference from internal components, the microphone housing is separated from the main circuit board. (External microphones can also be used with the R-09HR’s 1/8" stereo mic input.)


Small enough to fit in a shirt pocket, the R-09HR has a new tactile feel that is easy to grip. It also has a user-friendly graphic display for easy operation. The large 1.5" OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display provides a wide view with easy-to-see level meters, peak indicators, and additional recording

Preview Speaker

Without headphones, you can easily audition the recorded sounds immediately after recording, thanks to the preview speaker on rear panel.

Wireless Remote

With the included wireless remote controller, transport functions such as recording start/playback start, fast forward, rewind, volume control, and input level control can be accessed from a distance. This allows the R-09HR to be placed in exactly the right position for recording, and allows for quick and easy hands-free operation.

USB 2.0

The R-09 can connect to computers via USB for importing/exporting audio files. It supports Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) mass storage so file transfers are quick and convenient.

Cakewalk pyro Software

Included with the R-09HR is Cakewalk’s Pyro Audio Creator LE software* — perfect for WAV/MP3 audio file editing. Trim, cut, or fade audio sections, burn audio collections to CD, publish a webpage with sounds, publish a blog with audio, podcast an interview or performance, and so on. With pyro, the R-09HR package becomes a complete recording solution suite, from recording to CD-burning.

Various Optional Accessories

Recorder Part

2 (stereo)
Signal Processing
AD/DA conversion: 24 bits, 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz
Data Type
For Recording * Stereo only
WAVE: 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz, 16/24 bits
MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3): 44.1/48 kHz, 64/96/128/160/192/224/320 kbps
For Playback
WAVE: 32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz, 16/24 bits
MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3): 32/44.1/48 kHz, 32 to 320 kbps or VBR (Variable Bit Rate)
Memory Card
SD Memory Card (SDHC format compatible)
Recording Time
R-09HR Recordinf Time
(unit: minutes)
* 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) *3
Line input (Stereo miniature phone type)
* The internal/external mic can not be used when the line input is used.
Audio Output
Phones (Stereo miniature phone type)
Nominal Input Level
Mic input: -33 dBu (Default input level)
Line input: 2 dBu (Default input level)
Input Impedance
Mic input: 30 k ohms
Line input: 15 k ohms
Output Level
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)


Playback only. Excludes playback in 88.2 kHz or 96 kHz.
4 types (Hall1, Hall2, Room, Plate)
Speed change
50 to 150 % of playback speed


128 x 64 dot graphic OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display
Power Supply
AC Adaptor, Alkaline dry battery LR6 (AA) type x 2, or Nickel Hydrogen battery (HR15/51) x 2
Current Draw
370 mA
(Roland branded unit)

Owner's Manual, AC Adaptor, Remote control, Dedicated Cover, SD Card, USB cable (Mini-B type), CD-ROM (pyro Audio Creator LE)

* The EDIROL branded unit additionally includes simple plastic stand.
* Dedicated Cover is included in the Roland branded unit only.
* The capacity of bundled SD card is subject to change without prior notice. (minimum 512 MB)

System requirements (USB Interface)

Windows Operating System
OS: Microsoft(R) Windows Vista(R) / Windows(R) XP Home Edition / XP Professional / 2000 Professional / Me
Computer: Windows compatible PC equipped with a USB2.0 or 1.1 port
Mac OS X
OS: Mac OS X 10.2 or later
Computer: Apple(R) Macintosh(R) series with onboard USB port

Size and Weight

Width (W)
62 mm2-1/2 inches
Depth (D)
113 mm4-1/2 inches
Height (H)
27 mm1-1/16 inches
174 g0 lbs. 7 oz.

* 0 dbu = 0.775 Vrms

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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