Boss BR-800 Multi-Track Digital Recorder

Boss BR-800 Multitrack Digital Recorder

With 8 playback tracks plus an additional stereo track for the onboard rhythm machine, the Boss BR-800 digital recorder encourages you to think big.

Boss BR-1600CD 16-Track Digital Studio Multitrack Recorder

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Tracks: 16
V-Tracks: 256 (16 V-Tracks per each Track)
* Up to 8 tracks can be recorded simultaneously, and up to 16 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 recording times shown above are approximate. Times may vary depending on the number of songs and size of imported loop phrase that were created.
* The recording time s shown are the total for all tracks used. Therefore, if each of the sixteen tracks contain an equal amount of data, the length of the resulting song will be approximately 1/16 of the time shown.

Signal Processing

AD Conversion
Guitar/Bass: 24 bit, AF Method
Vocal: 24 bit, Delta Sigma Modulation
Multi-Track: 24 bit, Delta Sigma Modulation
Stereo Tracks: 24 bit, Delta Sigma Modulation

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 - 20 kHz (+1/-3 dB)

Total Distortion 0.02 % or less (Input Sens: Center, 1 kHz at nominal output level)

Nominal Input Level (Variable)
Guitar/Bass jack: -10dBu
Mic 1-8 Jacks (XLR): -40 dBu
Input 1-8 jacks (1/4"): -10 dBu

Input Impedance
Guitar/Bass Jack: 1 MOhm
Mic 1-8 Jacks (XLR): 12.5 kOhms (hot-cold), 6.5 kOhms (hot-gnd, cold-gnd)
Input 1-8 Jacks (1/4"): 22 kOhms

Nominal Output Level
Line Out Jack: -10 dBu

Output Impedance
Line Out Jack: 2 kOhms
Phones 1, 2 Jack: 100 Ohms

Recommended Load Impedance
Line Out Jack: 20 kOhms or greater
Phones 1, 2 jack: 8-50 Ohms

Residual Noise Level
Line Out Jack: -90 dBu or less (Input Select: Guitar/Bass, input terminated with 1 kOhm, Input Sens: Center, IHF-A, typ.)

Digital In: S/PDIF 16-24 bit (coaxial type)
Digital Out: S/PDIF 16-24 bit (coaxial type)
USB connecter (B type)

Display 130 x 36 mm (Backlit LCD)

MIDI In connector
MIDI Out connector
USB connector
Digital In connector: Coaxial type
Digital Out connector: Coaxial type)
Foot SW Jack: 1/4 inch phone type
Exp Pedal Jack: Stereo 1/4 in. phone type
Line Out Jacks: RCA Phono type
Input 1-8 Jacks: Unbalanced, 1/4 in. phone type
Mic 1-8 Jacks: XLR balanced
Phones 1 Jack: Stereo 1/4 in. phone type
Phones 2 Jack: Stereo 1/4 in. phone type
Guitar/Bass Jack: 1/4 in. phone type

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

Power Consumption 3 A

Physical Dimensions
19-1/2 (W) x 13-3/8 (D) x 3-15/16 (H) inches / 494 (W) x 339 (D) x 99 (H) mm
Weight: 10 lbs 13 oz / 4.9 kg (Excluding AC Adaptor)

Included Accessories
AC Adaptor: PSB-3U
Owner's Manual
Effect Patch List
Discrete Drums (CD-ROM)
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700

Boss BR-1600 Multitrack Recorder

The BR-1600CD Digital Recording Studio combines Boss' famous, easy-to-use interface with eight XLR inputs for recording eight tracks simultaneously. This affordable 16-track recorder comes loaded with effects for guitars and vocals;including COSM Overdrive/Distortion, Amp Modeling and a new Vocal Tool Boxplus convenient PCM drum and bass tracks, a 40GB hard drive, CD-R/RW drive and USB port. It's the perfect way to record your band.

What's New in Version 2
BOSS's BR-1600CD 16-track recorder, the most popular and full-featured portable 16-track on the market, expands with a Version 2 upgrade. Already powerful with its eight XLR inputs for simultaneous recording, pro-grade effects, and backing tracks, the BR-1600CD with Version 2 upgrade (free for all previous BR-1600 units) improves and adds to the existing effects, including COSM bass amp models from the GT-6B, enhanced vocal tools, MIDI sync capability, and more. Also new to Version 2 -- the BR-1600CD can read BR-1200CD/1180CD song data, no conversion process necessary.


* 16-track (256 V-Track) digital studio with 40GB hard drive and CD-R/RW drive
* Record all 8 XLR inputs simultaneously, ideal for tracking live performances
* Powerful onboard effects including COSM modeling for guitar, bass and microphones
* New Vocal Tool Box with auto pitch correction and Harmony Sequence function
* 16 individual Track EQs, plus 8 dedicated compressors
* Mastering Tool Kit with multi-band compression for loud and punchy CDs
* Create backing tracks quickly with new Drum/Bass and Loop Phrase tracks
* Step and realtime sequencer, plus automatic tempo mapping for imported loops
* USB port for easy data exchange, plus V-LINK video control (V-LINK requires Ediorl DV7-PR with software version 1.50 or higher).
* COSM models added (derived from BOSS's GT-6B)
* Enhanced Vocal Tool Box for better vocals and backings
* MIDI Slave capable for control from external MIDI devices
* BR-1180CD/1200CD data compatible

Optional Studio Package Contents
1 x Hosa CPA203 Dual RCA To Dual RCA Cable (9.75 Foot)
1 x RaXXess Stoppit Microphone Pop Filter/Popper Stopper
1 x OnStage 7701B Tripod Boom Mic Stand
1 x Whirlwind MC20 XLR Microphone Cable (20 Foot)
2 x KRK RP5G2 Rokit Powered Two Way Active Monitor
1 x Audio-Technica AT2020 Side Address Studio Microphone
1 x Memorex CDR80 50-Pack Spindle (52x, 700MB)
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Submitted January 4, 2006 by a customer from
"Live it up.......Mix it down!"
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Being from the old school of tubes and analog, I'm sure that this will carry us for a long time. When I can play this thing like my Tele, I'll be in a better situation to compare it to other recording units.
It makes me sound good! Amazing variety of sounds can be produced. I can set up Fleetwood Mac for instance and track acoustic guitar and electric guitar to razor sharp vintage Mac sound. Then, flip to say, James Taylor pre-set and be ready to record acoustically.
After 42 years of playing, I find myself reverting back to clean and smooth settings for jams and improvisational sessions so there are more gimmicks than I'll ever need.
Exterior could have been beefed up with heavier impact resistant shell and all buttons, faders and dials should be recessed.
8 inputs make this unit a winner.
Manufacturer Support
Roland/Boss is world class. They are very musician-oriented.
The Wow Factor
Yeah, it's cool.
Musical Background:
42 years guitar, session work, harmony vocals, violin/fiddle, keyboard, bass.
Musical Style:
All, Working on new genre: country/jazz. Think "Folsom Prison" with dim. 7ths.
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