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Boss BR800
Digital Recorder, 8-track (4-track simultaneous recording)

OUR PART #:  BR800

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


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.

Feature Summary:

  • 4-track simultaneous recording, 8-track simultaneous playback plus dedicated stereo rhythm track playback
  • EZ Recording interactively guides 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 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)

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.

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.
* 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.

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