Desktop digital audio recorders marry the best parts of more professional recording devices with convenience, small size, and additional features.Â The Roland CD-2e is an updated version of the CD-2, a multiple input, audio CD burner with the added flexibility of being able to utilize flash memory in the form of SD cards.
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Roland's line of CD based digital audio recorders has a long history of solid quality and many useful features. The new Roland CD-2i digital audio recorder shares a very similar visual design to it's predecessor, the CD-2e but replaces the old slot loading CD drive with a tray based drive and a greatly improved navigation system including larger, illuminated buttons. Still, the CD-2i remains a mostly practice and rehearsal oriented recording and playback device due to some missing features that are describe lower in this review. Selling for around $600 at retail, the Roland CD-2i has a mid-range price tag for this type of table top digital audio recording device but is it worth the money?