Apparently Edirol are bringing out a new solid state recorder: the R-09. It’s being released in late April for shipping in early May. Rumour has it that they’ve fixed the problems associated with the R-1, such as really low built-in preamp, and they’ve improved the built-in mic as well. It takes SD cards. I have to wonder what other issues they’ve introduced, though. There must be a reason that so many other recorders are flash-based rather than SD-based. And is there any other recorder which has ‘reverb’ as one of the 3 buttons on the front?