Roland has released V1.1 firmware for its R-07 High-Resolution Audio Recorder and its companion remote-control app, adding new features.
The features, aimed at videographers, web broadcasters, field recordists, journalists and other users, expand on the unit’s use of Bluetooth for remote operation via the free R-07 Remote app for iOS and Android mobile devices.
With the new Version 1.1 firmware, it is now possible to control up to four individual R-07 units at one time, allowing users to capture multiple sources at once, record a single source from different angles, or capture redundant recordings of events. Each R-07 records its own audio source to an internal microSD card via its high-quality onboard stereo microphone, an external mic or a line-level device.
From the updated R-07 Remote app on a tablet, phone or Apple Watch, users can operate transport controls, recall scenes, view input levels, manage markers and more on up to four R-07 units. The app shows an overview of each recorder with status and level meters, and individual units can be controlled more deeply. It is also possible to simultaneously control recording and other functions on all units as a linked group.
Another new feature added with Version 1.1 is the ability to use the R-07 as a USB microphone, audio interface and headphone amplifier for audio/video software on computers and compatible iOS devices.
The R-07 Version 1.1 update is a free download for all R-07 owners.