The Boss BR-800 is an amazing portable multi-track recorder and to top it all. How many people do you know that have a battery powered recording studio at their fingertips? This makes it incredibly portable for recording on the move and when creativity strikes. This new design is made possible by unique touch sensative switches. With up to four tracks being recorded simultaneously and eight tracks of simultaneous playback, plus an additional stereo track dedicated to the built-in rhythm generator.
The BR-800 also has incredibly powerful onboard effects processors which includes effects taken from the flagship Boss GT-10 and GT-10B. It also houses VE-20 vocal effects and harmonies, and COSM-based acoustic guitar body modelling. There is also an EZ Recording feature which interactively guides you through the recording process so if you havent had much experience with recording this feature is definately for you.
A powerful stereo condenser microphone is also built into the BR-800 for when creativity strikes and you don't have your favourite mic to hand. The BR-800 is truly a fantastic multi track recorder which you can take anywhere and everywhere. Plug this unit straight into a laptop and then you have a high end powerful recording studio which can act as a control surface for your favourite DAW or the bundled Sonar 8.5 LE.
- 4-track simultaneous recording, 8-track simultaneous playback plus dedicated stereo rhythm track playback
- 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
- 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)
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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.
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.
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.
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.