Boss BR-800 Digital Recorder
Boss have announced the BR-800 as a new release for 2010. It is a Portable digital recorder that can be battery powered for ultimate flexibility when it comes to recording on the move. If you need a studio outside the studio, the BR-800 delivers. With an EZ Recording Wizard, even those who have never made a recording before can use the BR-800. It even has a built-in stereo mic so you can get ideas down quickly without any loss of inspiration.
You can record up to 4 simultaneous tracks, and playback 8, all from a single SD card. The BR800 has built in effects from the best effect makers in the world - Boss - including guitar, vocal and acoustic guitar effects. The BR-800 is bundled with Sonar 8.5 LE Software so you can also enjoy the flexibility of computer editing once you do get back to the studio.
For composers, engineers and songwriters who need a home from home studio, the BR-800 does everything and you don't even need to find a plug socket!
Here's what Boss say about the BR-800
BOSS continues its top-selling tradition of portable, affordable multi-track recorders with the new BR-800, a battery powered studio to go. The sleek new design is made possible by touch-sensor switches and SD-card media recorder. 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 modelling. The EZ Recording feature interactively guides you through the recording process. A stereo microphone is also built into the BR-800 for instant "Song Sketch" recording. No matter where you are, you'll never take risks getting your ideas down with the BR-800.
- 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
- Cakewalk SONAR 8.5 LE recording software with full audio loops and backing tracks included
- 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)
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.
Andertons SD Card Information
Most SD cards will work with the BR800. If you need a higher GB count then you can use an SDHC card. Whilst Roland don't name any brands of card specifically, it is never a bad idea to go for a branded product.