Let's be honest with ourselves, friends, we don't get to decide when inspiration hits. Although we'd all love to believe we can lock ourselves in a room for 5 hours and emerge with the next Born To Run, more often than not, the idea for our next opus comes while sitting at the car wash. Or in the bathroom. Or on vacation. All we can do is keep our guitar close, our minds open and the Boss BR-600 within reach.
The BR-600 is a multi-track recorder, powerful guitar effects processor and intuitive drum machine built into one ultra-sleek, portable package.
There are two ways two record with the Boss BR-600, you can use the built-in stereo condenser microphones or hook up your favorite external mics via the two balanced 1/4" inputs. Boss even took the liberty to include an XLR to 1/4" TRS adapter cable, because they're so thoughtful like that. After you've selected a method to your miking, you've got 8 simultaneous playback tracks and a whopping 64-total tracks with which to work your magic. When you're all done, hook the unit up to your computer's USB port to back up your entire machine or export individual tracks as .wav files. This way, your songwriter friend in Luxembourg can send you a song he's been working on, you can load it into your BR-600, lay down a few solo takes and send them each back to him...regardless of the recording software he uses. Brilliant.
Guitar Effects Processor
The BR-600 comes complete with Boss' famous COSM modeling (Composite Object Sound Modeling) which means it's got a full guitar processor built right into the unit. Does your track call for a clean acoustic tone or smooth jazz timbre? Maybe you need a gritty rock sound or a face-melting solo tone...built-in COSM modeling means you have access to a wide variety of sound types at all times. Layer a blazing heavy-gain solo over a clean rhythm guitar track or use the modeling to simulate a funky bass line and create your own accompaniment.
The good folks at Boss were kind enough to build a full 12-button drum trigger set right into the BR-600. With 327 different drum patterns and 8 different drum sets you've got a whole range of accompaniment possibilities at your fingertips. And, because they're velocity-sensitive, the harder you hit a pad, the louder the drum sounds making it even easier to accurately mimic real drum sounds.
The BR-600 comes with a 128MB flash card, an XLR to 1/4" TRS cable, a stylin' carrying case and AA batteries that will power the BR-600 for around 6 hours.
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Tracks: 8 tracks, 64 V-Tracks (8 V-Tracks per each track). Up to 2 tracks can be recorded simultaneously, and up to 8 tracks can be played back simultaneously.
Maximum capacity: CompactFlash: 1 G bytes
Data type: HiFi (MT2), STANDARD (LV1), LONG (LV2)
Sample rate: 44.1kHz
Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+1/-3 dBu)
Nominal input level (variable): GUITAR/BASS jack: -20 dBu, MIC (TRS balanced/XLR) jack: -40 dBu, LINE IN jack: -10 dBu
Input impedance: GUITAR/BASS jack: 1 M ohms, MIC 1/2 jack: 2 k ohms (HOT-COLD), (TRS balanced/XLR), 1.0 k ohms (HOT-GND, COLD-GND), LINE IN jack: 30 k ohms
Nominal output level: LINE OUT jack: -10 dBu
Output impedance: LINE OUT jack: 2 k ohms, Headphone jack: 140 ohms
Recommended load impedance: LINE OUT jack: 20 k ohms or greater, Headphone jack: 32-100 ohms
Residual noise level: LINE OUT jack: -85 dBu or less (INPUT SELECT: GUITAR/MIC, input terminated with 1 k ohms, INPUT SENS: CENTER, IHF-A, typ., EFFECT: OFF)
Interface: USB Connector
Display: 16 Characters x 2 Lines (Backlit LCD)
Connectors: GUITAR/BASS jack (1/4 inch phone type), MIC 1 jacks ( TRS balanced 1/4 inch phone type), MIC 2 jacks (TRS balanced 1/4 inch phone type), LINE IN jack (Stereo miniature phone type), LINE OUT jack (RCA Phono type), FOOT SW/EXP PEDAL jack (1/4 inch phone type), PHONES jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type), USB connector
Current draw: 200 mA, Alkaline dry cell batteries, Approximately 5 hours (with continuous playback of 8 tracks), May vary according to usage conditions, batteries used, and type of CompactFlash used.
Included Accessories: Soft Case, Size AA alkaline dry cell batteries (6), TRS-XLR converter cable, Demo Card (Already inserted when the BR-600 is shipped), Owner's Manual, Separate sheet (About Memory Cards etc.), Roland Service (information sheet)
Optional: AC Adaptor: PSA series, Foot Switch: FS-5U, Pedal Switch: DP-2 (Roland), Expression Pedal: EV-5 (Roland), FV-300L/FV-500L/FV-500H
Size and Weight
Width: 257 mm; 10-1/8 in.
Depth: 183 mm; 7-1/4 in.
Height: 27 mm; 1-1/8 in.
Weight: 0.7 kg; 1 lbs. 9 oz. (excluding batteries)
Power Supply: 6 x AA Battery (Included) or 9VDC "PSA Series" AC Adapter (Not Included)
If you have additional warranty questions,
please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700
BOSS has a long, celebrated history as the world's premier compact-effects manufacturer, but now the BOSS brand has become synonymous with portable digital recording as well. The latest arrival in the BOSS recording line, the BR-600, is bound to raise BOSS's recording profile even higher. Meet the most physically streamlined, feature-rich eight-track studio on the market.
- 8 simultaneous playback tracks, 64 V-Tracks
- CompactFlash memory card slot for storing recording media; 128MB card included
- Built-in FX processor, including pitch corrector and COSM amp models
- Built-in drum-machine with velocity-sensitive pads
- Built-in stereo mic and battery power to record anywhere
- USB for data transfer/computer connectivity
- Portable and ultra slim: 257 x 182 x 23mm
- Carrying case and XLR-to-1/4 in. mic cable included
8 Tracks & Beyond
The BR-600 provides eight simultaneous playback tracks, but there's more to this recorder than meets the eye. Each of the eight tracks also contains eight V-Tracks (virtual tracks), which gives you quick access to 64 tracks of recorded material. Record dozens of takes, then choose your favorites for mixdown.
Sweeten your tracks with the powerful effects built into the BR-600. Derived from BOSS high-end recorders, these quality algorithms can give even the dullest tracks maximum impact. Fix mistakes and master your mixes. Included in the effects suite: COSM guitar and bass amp models plus chorus, delay, reverb, and EQ for every channel. Pitch correction is provided as well.
Drum Machine Onboard
Need drums? The BR-600 has a drum machine built in. Assemble your perfect backing track from nearly 300 high-quality drum patterns built in, or program your own from the velocity-sensitive pads. Rock, pop, blues, country, R&B, Latin, and more - choose your style and you're instantly groovin'.
Wherever you go, the ultra-portable BR-600 is ready to record. It can operate on six AA batteries, for starters, so you don't have to sweat the AC connection. Best of all, a quality stereo microphone is built in, so you can point and capture audio on the spot, quickly and easily. Whether you're recording band rehearsals, capturing ambient sounds, or you name it, the BR-600 is all you need to get the job done with zero hassle.
The BR-600 records its CD-quality digital audio direct to Compact Flash, the international standard for reliable, portable storage. A removable 128MB CF card is included, which provides approximately 65 minutes of recording time (one mono track). You can easily expand your recording time by purchasing optional CF cards.