Field Memory Recorder (Chapter 1: Product overview)
The Model FR-2LE is a portable two-track field memory recorder for professional
use, which records audio to a Type 2 CompactFlashTM card. You can make high
quality recording either in stereo.
Designed specifically for location recording, the FR-2LE is a portable and light-
weighted machine, offering simple and easy-to-use operation. You can operate the
FR-2LE with batteries or on the supplied AC adaptor.
The FR-2LE provides of USB port for PC connection. By making PC connection, you
can easily transfer audio files from the FR-2LE to a PC and edit the files on it.
•Provides a card slot for Type 2 CompactFlashTM cards.
You can use a CompactFlashTM card for recording.
•Two ways to supply the power to the unit; batteries (alkaline, Ni-Cd, Ni-MH
batteries) and the supplied AC adaptor. Also you can use the world standard
Tamiya battery for long time recording.
•Supports the FAT32 file system. The Broadcast Wave File (BWF) recording file
format (interleave 1 file mode) is used, which enables exporting files to a
DAW such as Pro Tools.
•Supports a variety of sampling frequencies/quantization bits.
24-bit at 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz.
16-bit at 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz. Also you can record an audio file in MP3
•The "Pre Record" function, a useful feature for location recording, enables
FR-2LE to constantly store up to approximately 2 seconds of audio to the
internal buffer. When you start recording, the previous data is first delivered
from the buffer (you can select on or off for the “Pre Record” function from
the Setup menu in the MENU mode).
•Provides the trim control for each of left and right channels independently.
You can also supply the +48V phantom power to a condenser microphone
which requires the power (you can select on or off for the phantom power
from the Setup menu in the MENU mode).
•132 x 64 highly visible, low power consumption, backlit dot matrix LCD
display shows various information.
•USB port for PC connection. By connecting a PC directly, you can transfer
audio files (WAV files and MP3 files) between the FR-2LE and the PC.
•You can set a marker (cue point) at a desired point during recording (up to
99 cue points can be set per file). You can locate to a desired cue point quickly.
•Supplies the wired remote control unit, allowing you to control the unit
•The error tone can be generated to warn you when the battery voltage drops
down to the specific level, or when the remaining recording time of the memory
card gets short (you have to set the associated menu item appropriately).