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Roland Systems Group Expands Audio Recorder Line-Up

AR-3000SD features five different playback types

LOS ANGELES— Roland Systems Group introduces the Roland AR-3000SD. The addition to their line of announcement recorders/players provides sound quality and features with expanded compatibility that includes programmable timers, network efficiency, support for multiple playback and control formats, as well as support for high quality audio formats up to 24-bit and 96 kHz.

The Roland AR series’ serves in capacities such as broadcast announcements, navigation guidance, sound design and for automated productions.

The next generation digital recorder/player that features a new programmable timer and LAN control with web server functionality enabling settings and control from anywhere. The AR-3000SD lets you pick the optimal playback schemes for the application or system setup you’re using letting you control from the input connector or RS-232 port on the back. There are five different playback types that include direct, program, binary, computer and MIDI as well as loop and repeat options.

The AR-3000SD can be a component of a larger installed system. Improved external controls of the AR can be achieved using switch-based audio guidance, sensor-activated guide narration, computer, phrase playback and timecode using MIDI or control over a network. It can also control external devices, such as playback of music on MIDI instruments, turning on amps or other devices, group control of lighting, linking audio to video playback or switching audio over a network.

The AR-3000SD supports a variety of audio formats for recording and playback. It has AES/EBU allowing for output of high-quality digital audio. For storage, SD or compact flash memory cards are supported with two virtual cards that lets you record 2,000 phrases. Playback and recorded files are uncompressed WAV and MP3 formats and up to 24-bit 96 kHz.

The AR-3000SD will be available in the second quarter of 2014.