BOSS continues its top-selling tradition of portable, affordable multi-track recorders 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 media recorder. 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 modelling. The 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 are, you’ll never take risks getting your ideas down with the BR-800.
EZ Recording function interactively guides you through the recording process
Powerful guitar, bass, and vocal effects derived from BOSS’s 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 controller
Cakewalk SONAR 8.5 LE recording software with full audio loops and backing tracks included
Built-in stereo condenser microphone for instant recording
Sleek new interface with sensor touch
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 and modelled acoustic guitar body effects from the Martin AP-1 preamp, which imparts pro-quality miced-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 device, and how great 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. So you can 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 your computer. Connected to a PC, the BR-800 will function as a USB audio interface for recordings that utilise the internal effects. The BR-800 can also function as a control surface for DAW software.
Boss BR800 Specifications
Number of Tracks Track: 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.
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
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms* USB Driver for BR-800 requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.4 or later. For more detail, please refer to the documents attached with the drivers. In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to change without prior notice.