Musikmesse 08: Edirol R-09HR promises quality handheld recording

Another 24-bit/96kHz portable enters the fray

The R-09HR is the latest addition to Edirol's range of portable recorders.

Edirol has a new handheld digital recorder in Frankfurt: the R-09HR. This can record at up to 24-bit/96kHz quality, has a built-in stereo condenser microphone and comes with a speaker that enables you to preview your recordings instantly.

Offering direct to WAV or MP3 recording, the R-09HR sports a high-contrast LED screen. Notable features include a speed control, a variable low-cut filter, A-B repeat, record pause, time and date stamping, power saving and more. You even get a remote control.

Edirol says that the new device can record for up to six hours when powered by alkaline batteries and eight hours when it’s got NiMH batteries inside it. You can plug in SD/SDHC media cards of up to 32GB in size, and you can edit your recorded files in the copy of Cakewalk’s Pyro Audio Creator LE that comes supplied.

No word on a price or release date as yet, but you can find further details on the Edirol website.