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BOSS BR-800 - 8-Track Digital Recorder

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BR-800

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The Complete, Portable Music-Production Solution

BOSS continues its top-selling tradition of portable, affordable multi-trackers with the new BR-800; a battery-powered studio to go.

The sleek new design is made possible by touch-sensor switches and SD-card recording media. Up to four tracks can be recorded simultaneously with eight tracks of simultaneous playback, plus an additional stereo track dedicated to the built-in rhythm generator. The BR-800's powerful onboard effects processor includes GT-10/10B effects, VE-20 vocal effects and harmonies and COSM-based, acoustic-guitar body modeling. EZ Recording feature interactively guides you through the recording process. A stereo microphone is also built into the BR-800 for instant Song Sketch recording. No matter where you roam, you'll never miss a moment of musical inspiration with the BR-800.

- 4-track simultaneous recording, 8-track simultaneous playback plus dedicated stereo rhythm track playback
- EZ Recording interactively guides you through the recording process
- Powerful guitar, bass and vocal effects derived from BOSSs flagship processors
- Song Sketch recording for quick stereo capture in WAV format
- Built-in, advanced drum machine with editor software
- Functions as a USB audio interface and DAW control surface
- Cakewalk SONAR 8.5 LE software with full audio loops and backing tracks included
- Built-in stereo condenser microphone for instant recording
- Sleek new interface based on touch sensors
- 1GB SD included (supports up to 32GB SDHC card)
- Runs on six AA batteries/USB bus power/AC adaptor (included)

EZ Recording
Whether you're creating intricate, multi-layered songs or point-and-capture field recordings, the BR-800 makes the recording process fast and easy. Beginners will love the new EZ Recording mode that interactively guides you through the recording process. Other helpful features include the convenient Retry function, which recues automatically to fix mistakes and Song Sketch recording for instant, one-touch capture. There's also a built-in stereo condenser microphone plus a DR-880-quality rhythm generator for adding drum and percussion tracks to your songs.

Pro Effects
Enhance your recordings with the powerful BOSS effects onboard the BR-800. Many of the effects are derived from BOSS's flagship processors, including vocal effects from the VE-20, COSM guitar/bass amps and effects from the GT-10 series, modeled acoustic-guitar body effects from the AP-1 preamp, which imparts pro-quality miked-up sound and rich body tone to line-recorded acoustic guitar. You'll be amazed at how much processing power is built into this little recorder and how excellent the effects sound.

Mobility
You can power the BR-800 from the included AC adaptor or, for ultimate mobility, it can be powered from six AA batteries. Record anywhere! Stereo microphones are also built into the BR-800 for instant Song Sketch recordings great for capturing song ideas (acoustic guitar and vocals, for example) from any location.

USB Enhanced
The BR-800's USB compatibility enables a variety of functionality with computers. Connected to a PC, the BR-800 will function as a USB audio interface for recordings that utilize the internal effects. The BR-800 can also function as a control surface for DAW software.

Number of Tracks: 8
Simultaneously recording track: 4
V-Track: 64 (8 V-Tracks per each Track)

Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+1/-3 dB)
AD Conversion: 24 bit /24-bit + AF method (GUITAR/BASS input)*AF (Adaptive Focus) method is a proprietary method from Roland that vastly improves the signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio of the A/D and D/A converters.

DA Conversion: 24bit

Compatible Card Capacity:
SD Card: 1 GB to 2 GB
SDHC Card: 4 GB to 32 GB

Data Type:
HiFi (MT2) Roland/BOSS original format
16 bit linear stereo WAV format(*)
*SONG SKETCH only

Recording Time:
(for multi-track recording)
*Conversion in one track
1 GB: 8 hours 40 minutes
2 GB: 17 hours
4 GB: 34 hours
8 GB: 68 hours
16 GB: 136 hours
32 GB: 272 hours
• The above-listed recording times are approximate. Times may be slightly shorter depending on the number of songs that were created.
• The above number is the total for all the tracks that are used. If each of the eight tracks contain an equal amount of data, the length of the resulting song will be approximately 1/8 of the above.

Recording Time (for SONG SKETCH) *Stereo recording
1 GB: 90 minutes
2 GB: 3 hours
4 GB: 6 hours
8 GB: 12 hours
16 GB: 24 hours
32 GB: 48 hours

Nominal Input Level
GUITAR/BASS jack: -10 dBu
INPUT 1 to 4 jacks: -50 to -20 dBu (XLR type), -26 to +4 dBu (1/4" TRS phone type)
LINE IN jack: -10 dBu

Input Impedance
GUITAR/BASS jack: 1 M ohm
INPUT 1 to 4 jacks: 3k ohms (XLR type), 47 k ohms (1/4" TRS phone type)
LINE IN jack: 10 k ohms

Nominal Output Level
LINE OUT jacks: -10 dBu

Output Impedance
LINE OUT jacks: 1 k ohm

Recommended Load Impedance
LINE OUT jacks: 20 k ohms or greater
PHONES jack: 32 to 100 ohms

Residual Noise Level
LINE OUT jacks: -85 dBu or less (IHF-A Typ.)

Display
128 x 64 dots (Backlit LCD)

Connectors
GUITAR/BASS jack (1/4" phone type), INPUT 1--4 jacks (XLR type / 1/4" TRS phone type), LINE IN jack (Stereo miniature phone type), FOOT SW/EXP PEDAL (1/4" TRS phone type), LINE OUT jacks (RCA phono type), PHONES jack (Stereo 1/4" phone type), USB connector, DC IN jack

USB Function
Audio Input/Output, MIDI Input/Output, File Transfer, BUS Power operation

Power Supply
DC 9V: AC Adaptor
Size AA Dry battery x 6 (alkaline batteries recommended)
USB Bus Power
Current Draw
280 mA (DC IN)
480 mA (USB Bus Power)

Battery Life for Continuous Use
Approximately 5.5 hours
(Alkaline dry batteries, with continuous playback of 8 tracks, phantom power off)
• May vary according to usage conditions, phantom power used, batteries used and type of SD card used.
Accessories: SD Card (1 GB), AC Adaptor, USB Cable, BR-800 DVD-ROM, Owner's Manual

Options:
Footswitch: FS-5U, Pedal Switch: DP-2 (Roland), Expression Pedal: EV-5 (Roland), FV-500L/FV-500H, Soft Case: BA-CB1

Size and Weight
Width: 289 mm / 11-7/16 inches
Depth: 184 mm / 7-1/4 inches
Height: 58 mm / 2-5/16 inches
Weight: 890 g / 2 lbs.

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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
I've had no problem with this at all. Very easy to use, good tones, good effects, takes keyboards and mics nicely, and perfect for experimenting with song creation. It has two condenser mics for stereo recording right on it. Display and navigation is easy. Recording and mastering can all be done right on the unit. You can also connect an expression pedal for real time pitch shifting and choose from a large selection of wahs. Don't forget to fully read the manual and update the firmware. Hook it up to your computer to be powered via USB and run your whole computer sound system through it. Remember, new features are available if update!
Posted by anonymous on Feb 14, 2013
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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
I bought a BR-800 and found it awkward to work with. The no button control surface is flaky. The recording options are not so intuitive and it only has four inputs. I sold it and bought a Zoom R24 and it works a lot better.
Posted by Rick Novak on Apr 27, 2012
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Very handy tool to have around0 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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I bought my BR-800 about a year ago for $550.00, and it was worth every penny. The effects alone are worth the money, not to mention it works great with my Macbook and Logic. The built in microphones are great for picking up samples from anywhere since it runs off of batteries.
Posted by anonymous on Feb 11, 2012
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