The Boss BR800 8-Track Digital Recorder is a powerful production studio, interface, control surface and location recorder all rolled into one simple to use device. Record up to four tracks at once, play back 8 different tracks (64 V-tracks, 8 on each channel) and apply industry leading Boss electric guitar, acoustic guitar and vocal effects for slick, fully produced tracks.
Recording need not be a complex chore, the Boss EZ record function quickly guides you through the essential steps so you can record with incredible speed. Song Sketch provides rapid stereo recording of your ideas, when you just want to get going and lay down a simple track without having to worry about the rest. A built-in drum machine lets solo artists record full tracks, lets bands record quick demos and lets performers build up quality backing tracks.
Connect to your computer via USB and load up Cakewalk SONAR 8.5 LE (included) or another DAW and you can use the Boss BR800 as a recording interface to directly get audio into your computer, or import the recorded tracks from the SD card to edit on the computer. The BR 800 also functions as a control surface so you can use it to quickly mix and edit parameters on the fly. Cakewalk SONAR 8.5 LE also includes audio loops and backing tracks, so you can build up tracks on the computer and then put them on the BR800 to record further tracks and use the built-in effects.
Recording onto SD memory makes it easy to transfer your files to other devices and purchase additional cards when you want more space (supporting up to 32GB SDHC) so recording time is really not an issue. A 1GB SD card is supplied with the Boss BR-800 so you can begin recording immediately.
Manufacturer Boss Model BR-800 Digital Recorder Dimensions (H x W x D) 58 x 289 x 184 mm Weight 890g Number of Tracks Tracks: 8
Simultaneous recording up to 4 tracks
V-Tracks: 64 (8 V-Tracks per channel)
Sample Rate 44.1 kHz Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+1/-3 dB) AD Conversion 24-bit (+ AF method for 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 24-bit Compatible Card Capacity SD Card: 1 GB to 2 GB (1GB card included)
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)
DC IN jack
USB Function Audio Input/Output, MIDI Input/Output, File Transfer, BUS Power operation Power Supply Assignable modulation wheel and volume slider
Pitch bend wheel Assignable octave +/- buttons
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.
Included Accessories SD Card (1 GB), AC Adaptor, USB Cable, BR-800 DVD-ROM, Owner's Manual
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