AR Series Comparison Chart

MAIN FEATURES AR-200R AR-3000R AR-300SD
Card Slot / Storage Compact Flash Compact Flash CF Card / SDHC Card
Number of Phrases Per Card 250 / 1000* 1000 per card / 2000 total 1000 per card / 2000 total
Memory Card Slots 1 2 2
EZ Setup Mode N/A Yes Yes
RECORDING AR-200R AR-3000R AR-3000SD
Recording Sampling Frequency 8kHz to 48kHz 8kHz to 48kHz 32kHz to 96kHz
Recording Resolution 16bit/3 modes of RDAC 24bit/16bit/ 3 modes of RDAC 24bit/16bit/ 3 modes of RDAC
MIDI Recording Yes Yes Yes
Input Volume Record Trigger Yes (Fixed to "MID") Yes (Several Levels) Yes (Several Levels)
GPI Control Recording Start Yes Yes Yes
MIDI Record Yes Yes Yes
RS-232 Record Control No Yes Yes
PLAYBACK AR-200R AR-3000R AR-3000SD
Playback Resolution up to 24/48* 24/48 Up to 24/96
Dual Mono Mode Yes* Yes Yes
Direct Front Panel PB Controls Yes Yes Yes
Phrase Number Search Dial Yes Yes Yes
Timecode PB Search (to find exact time for audio) No Yes Yes
MIDI Playback Yes; setting changes require AR-3000 card Yes Yes
RS-232 Playback No No Yes
PHRASE SETTINGS AR-200R AR-3000R AR-3000SD
Phrase Editing Modes No Scrub, Preview, Play Scrub, Preview, Play
Phrase Volume Yes* Yes 10% to 100% Yes 10% to 100%
Playback Delay Yes* 0-60 seconds 0-60 seconds
Start/End Times Yes* Yes Yes
Automatically Trim Silence No Yes Yes
Phrase Repeat Times Yes* 0-99 time or "On" 0-99 time or "On"
Repeat Interval Yes* 00:00 to 59:59 (0 to 60 minutes) 00:00 to 59:59 (0 to 60 minutes)
Loop Playback Yes* 0-99 times or "On" 0-99 times or "On"
Loop Points/Crossfade Times Yes* Yes Yes
PHRASE FADE IN AND OUT 
Phrase Fade In and Out
Yes* Yes / 00.1 to 59.9 seconds Yes / 00.1 to 59.9 seconds
Control Output / Offset (Sent when Phrase stops playing) Yes* On / 00:00 - 59:59 On / 00:00 - 59:59
MIDI Phrase Playback Tempo Yes* Yes / 5-260 Yes / 5-260
Phrase Name No Yes Yes
AR LINK FUNCTIONS AR-200R AR-3000R AR-3000SD
Direct Sync No up to 4 units/8 channels up to 4 units/8 channels
Sync for 64-track PB Yes (requires 1 AR-3000) Yes Yes
MTC Sync Yes (requires 1 AR-3000) Yes Yes
PHRASE EDITING AR-200R AR-3000R AR-3000SD
Phrase Truncate No Yes Yes
Phrase Copy No Yes Yes
Phrase Divide No Yes Yes
Phrase Combine No Yes Yes
Trim Silence No Yes Yes
Phrase Time Stretch (with no pitch change) No 20% to -20% 20% to -20%
Phrase Convert (To New Recording Sampling Freq or Resolution) No Yes Yes
PLAYBACK CONTROL INTERNAL PLAYLISTS AR-200R AR-3000R AR-3000SD
Pattern Phrase (1 "phrase" used to play back a number of other phrases) Yes* Yes. 1-100 phrases (no additional memory used) Yes. 1-100 phrases (no additional memory used)
Adjustments for Each Individual Phrase Within a Pattern Phrase Yes* Volume; Delay interval Volume; Delay interval
Pattern Phrase Playback Modes Yes* Sequence/ Random1/2/3 Sequence/ Random1/2/3
Song Phrase Mode (One "phrase" used to play back a number of other phrases each with exact starting times) Yes* Yes (phrases assigned base on time code start locations) Yes (phrases assigned base on time code start locations)
EXTERNAL PLAYBACK CONTROL AR-200R AR-3000R AR-3000SD
Front Panel PB Control Yes Yes Yes
RS-232 No Yes Yes
MIDI REC/PB Yes Yes Yes
MIDI Control of Phrase Selection and Playback Yes Yes Yes
Playback of MIDI SMF Files, Program Changes Yes Yes Yes
Direct Playback (From individual contact closures) Yes 9 Phrases Yes 16 Phrases Yes 16 Phrases
Playback from USB keyboard/keypad No No Yes
Direct PB Modes Yes NORMAL: Overlap trigger of lower phrase # is ignored, higher numbered new phrase is played; NORMAL: Overlap trigger of lower phrase # is ignored, higher numbered new phrase is played;
Yes* FIRST IN: Overlapped triggers ignored; FIRST IN: Overlapped triggers ignored;
Yes LAST IN: Overlapped trigger plays new phrase; LAST IN: Overlapped trigger plays new phrase;
Yes* SEQUENCED: Overlapped phrase stored, then played after prior one ends; SEQUENCED: Overlapped phrase stored, then played after prior one ends;
Stop Playback Yes Yes Yes
Program (List) Play Yes* 5 lists x 100 slots; 5 lists x 100 slots;
Program Play With Continuous Start Yes* Continuous Start Trigger plays each member of a list one after the other Continuous Start Trigger plays each member of a list one after the other
Binary Playback Yes; 250 phrases Yes; all phrases accessible; start, stop; Yes; all phrases accessible; start, stop;
Fixed Internal Phrase Playback Yes; requires GPI to set interval time; 9 choices of interval from 1 sec to 30 minutes; Not from GPI, but possible from playlists of phrase settings Not from GPI, but possible from playlists of phrase settings
Terminal Recording Control (External Phrase Selection and Recording) Yes Yes Yes
PHRASE FEEDBACK DURING PLAYBACK AR-200R AR-3000R AR-3000SD
Control GPI Output at PB End Yes * Yes; Offset up to 59.9 sec Yes; Offset up to 59.9 sec
Control Out During Playback: Phrase Busy Output/Offset (Global Setting) Yes Yes; Offset up to 59.9 sec Yes; Offset up to 59.9 sec
OTHER SETTINGS AR-200R AR-3000R AR-3000SD
Ducking of Line Input When Phrase is Triggered (External Audio) Yes* Yes Yes
Output EQ Yes* Low and High Band Shelving; -12 to +12 dB; 2 Freq choices per band Low and High Band Shelving; -12 to +12 dB; 2 Freq choices per band
Output Volume Knob Lock Out N/A ON/OFF ON/OFF
HARDWARE AR-200R AR-3000R AR-3000SD
Headphone Jack Yes Yes Yes
Line Inputs Yes Yes Yes
MIC Input No Yes Yes
Outputs Balanced Balanced Balanced
Size 1/2 Rack 1 Rack 1 Rack
Digital In No Yes No
Auto Screen Blackout Time N/A Yes (30 sec to 60 min) Yes (30 sec to 60 min)
9-24 Volt Operation Yes No No
* Using Card Formatted in AR-3000
Features subject to change without notice.