The Roland. By far.
I tried 3 or 4 recorders (tascam, m-audio, etc), and returned them all.
Until I settled on the Edirol (Roland) R-09hr.
It’s the best sounding, the easiest to use, and better in every way than the other options.
The only diff I see between the new Roland R05 and the Edirol is the lack of a remote.
In some of my tracks:
-The water fx throughout magma dragoon. I set it by a little stream up in the woods to record.
-the “sparkley sweep” fx in dragoon were a pair of kitchen wisks I recorded.
-The piano in OniapExperiment1 was recorded with the edirol.
-In the DttbiSample…those “liquideous metal clangs” were metal bowls set up in my kitchen sink.