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Boss BR-1200CD 12-Track Recorder with CDR and Effects

The Boss BR-1200C is an all-in-one hard disc recorder that features 12 simultaneous tracks with compression and EQ, 2 XLR inputs with phantom power and a built-in CD-burner to take you all the way from idea to distribution! (62) Read 7 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

From guitar pick to compact disc, the Boss BR-1200CD can turn your ideas into radio-quality songs with power and ease. Packed with great COSM effects and amp models derived from BOSS's GT-6/6B multi-effects processors, plus a great-sounding bass and drum rhythm programmer for instant backing tracks, the BR-1200CD is the friendliest and most comprehensive hard disk recorder on the market.

Features:

- Built-in CD-burner and mastering effects for CD-quality mixes
- 12 simultaneous playback tracks (192 V-Tracks) with individual compression/EQ
- 2 individual XLR inputs with phantom power, digital output
- GT inside! Famous BOSS GT-6 guitar and bass effects engine built in for unsurpassed signal processing
- Vocal Toolbox provides pitch correction and harmony generator for true pro vocal processing
- COSM mic and amp models offer incredible hardware simulation
- Backing band built in -- programmable drum/bass pattern generator with 600 patterns and EZ compose feature for super fast drum and bass pattern creation
- Easy importing of stereo drum loops with Automatic Tempo Matching feature
- Internal hard drive can store up to 120 hours of uncompressed music
- USB port for data backup to computer, plus importing/exporting WAV files

Hassle-free recording & CD burning
Fly from point A to B in record time, thanks to the Boss BR-1200CD's logical arrangement of buttons, knobs, and faders, and its inviting icon-based user interface. Recording, mixing, and CD burning is simple. To record, simply connect an instrument or microphone (XLR inputs with phantom power are provided), and follow the logical flow of controls on the left side of the panel. Use the fader pack in the middle to mix, and press the "Audio CD Write/Play" button to jump to the CD burning menu.

Multi-effects & COSM models
From full dunk to subtle sweetening, the Boss BR-1200CD is equipped with a powerful multi-effects processor derived from the famous BOSS GT-6/GT-6B. A lineup of COSM amp models are in the lineup, including the world standard Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus, R-FIier Vintage, Metal Stack, BOSS compact pedal models such as OD-1 and MT-2, and more. Also onboard -- COSM mic models, which emulate expensive condenser mics. Correct pitch and add harmonies with the Vocal Tool Box, and for the finishing touch, tap into the Mastering Tool Kit to put a pro-quality polish on your track.

Backing band built in
Another distinguishing feature of the Boss BR-1200CD is its world-class bass and drum programmer, packed with instruments and patterns to suit a variety of styles. Realistic acoustic drums and percussion are included, as well as many electronic sounds to compose modern hybrid type of music. For bass, you can choose from a variety of bass sounds, such as slapped basses, picked basses, and fretless basses. Jam along with the supplied patterns or create your own from scratch. The EZ Compose feature makes ultra-realistic custom programming a snap. There's also a selection of great loop phrases pre-installed on the internal hard drive.

Computer Connection
The Boss BR-1200CD has a USB port for simple, one-cable data exchange with your computer. You can export audio tracks to your computer in WAV format, and safely save backups of your song data. If you have WAV files you would like to use, you can import them to the BR-1200CD's tracks via USB as well. The BR-1200CD is compatible to both PC and Mac, including Mac OS X.

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Tracks
Tracks: 12

V-Tracks: 192 (16 V-Tracks per track)
* Up to 2 tracks can be recorded simultaneously, and up to 12 tracks can be played back simultaneously.

Maximum Useful Capacity/Recording Time
Internal hard disk: 40 G bytes / Recording Time; 120 hours (conversion in one track)

* The above-listed recording time is approximate. Times may be slightly shorter depending on the number of songs and size of imported loop phrase that were created.

* The above-listed recording time is the total for all the tracks that are used. If each of the twelve tracks contain an equal amount of data, the length of the resulting song will be approximately 1/12 of the above.

Signal Processing
AD conversion: 24 bit AF method (Guitar/Bass), 24 bit delta-sigma Modulation (VOCAL, LINE, SIMUL)

DA conversion: 24 bit delta-sigma modulation

Internal processing: 24 bit (digital mixer section)

Recording data: 16 bit linear

Sample rate
44.1 kHz

Frequency response
20 Hz to 20 kHz (+1/-3 dB)

Total distortion
0.05% or less(INPUT SENS: CENTER, 1 kHz at nominal output level)

Nominal input level (variable)
Guitar/bass jack: -20 dBu

Mic 1, 2 (TRS balanced/XLR) jacks: -40 dBu

Line in jacks: -10 dBu

Input impedance
Guitar/bass jack: 1 M ohms

Mic 1, 2 jacks: 12.5 k ohms (hot-cold)(TRS balanced/XLR), 6.5 k ohms (hot-gnd, cold-gnd)

Line in jack: 22 k ohms

Nominal output level
Line out jacks: -10 dBu

Output impedance
Line out jack: 2 k ohms

Phones jack: 100 ohms

Recommended load impedance
Line out jack: 20 k ohms or greater

Phones jack: 8 to 50 ohms

Residual noise level
Line out jack: -87 dBu or less (input select: guitar/bass, input terminated with 1 k ohms, input sens: center, IHF-A, typ.)

Interface
Digital out: S/PDIF 16-24 bit (optical type)

USB connector (B type)

Display
64 x 40 mm (backlit LCD)

Connectors
MIDI IN connector

MIDI OUT connector

USB connector

Digital out connector (optical type)

Foot switch jack (1/4 inch phone type)

Expression pedal jack (stereo 1/4 inch phone type)

Line out jacks (RCA phono type)

Line in jacks (RCA phono type)

Mic 1, 2 jacks (TRS balanced & XLR)

Phones jack (stereo 1/4 inch phone type)

Guitar/bass jack (1/4 inch phone type)

Power Supply
DC 12 V; supply AC adapter (Roland PSB-3U)

Physical
Power consumption: 3.0 A

Accessories: PSB-3U AC adapter, Discrete Drums (CD-ROM), owner's manual

Options:
-- Expression pedal: EV-5 (Roland)

-- Foot Volume/Expression: FV-300L

-- Foot Switch: FS-5U

-- Pedal Switch: DP-2 (Roland)

Dimensions (D x H x W): 18 7/8 x 11 3/4 x 3 3/4 in.

Weight: 9 lbs. 1 oz.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (62 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Unless you have songs in the top 40--this is all the recorder you probably need!"
Sound: I've had the unit about a week now. Play back quality depends a lot on the phones or the amp you are listening to it on. I have some really good Bose noise canceling head phones and the sound production is crystal clear and the effects sound great! Feature: Comes with a power cord, manual, and drums back up CD, but the system is so complete, you don't need much else. Quality: Too early to tell on longevity, but the initall take on this recorder is that it is high quality. The manual stresses that it is a delicate machine and it must be treated somewhat like fine china. Don't drop it, don't put it close to loud amps or speakers, don't bump it while using it, etc. The reality probably is that you treat it like you would your lap top, and you'll be just fine. Value: For the money, I haven't seen anything that compares in quality and value to this unit. I have been looking at recorders for about 3 years now, trying to make up my mind. This one is like the "baby bear" in Goldilocks. "It's just right!" Manufacturer Support: Haven't had to go to the parent company. The dealer was very thorough and helpful though. The Wow Factor: This is a sexy looking little recorder. Has nice back lighting and coloring. The display screen is a little small and I have to have my reading glasses on to read the small print, but I got it for recording, not for it's fancy looks. However, it is a nice bonus that it's pleasing to look at. Overall: I plan on this one lasting a long time. I got it for my own fun, and for doing a little recording with some friends. It is much more than fine for what we want to do with it.
Style of Music: Country, 60's & 70's rock, classical
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Sound: Digital clarity and intuitive features make recording a complete CD pretty painless. I used the BR1600 to do my first, but downsized to the BR1200 following my divorce. I love the programmable REAL drums - patterns make coposing a breeze. Feature: It came with power cord, manual. Ease of Use: Learning curve is a little involved, but reading the manual is easy. Quality: Mine was a factory demo...arrived solid as a rock. Manufacturer Support: I dealt previously with BOSS for my BR1600CD...they were helpful. The Wow Factor: Very sexy Overall: supplemented with Accoustica Mixcraft DAW, Presonus Firestudio Mobile
Style of Music: Rock'n'roll, Native American
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