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, modeled acoustic-guitar body effects from the AP-1 preamp, which imparts pro-quality miked-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 recorder, and how excellent 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. 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 computers. Connected to a PC, the BR-800 will function as a USB audio interface for recordings that utilize the internal effects. The BR-800 can also function as a control surface for DAW software.
COSM (Composite Object Sound Modeling) models an instrument in detail down to the level of its individual components, creating stunningly natural results that retain not only the original’s sound character, but also its complex tonal responsiveness and unique aural idiosyncrasies. For example, in the case of modeling a classic vacuum tube-based guitar amplifier, skilled BOSS engineers analyze and model its preamp, controls, power amp, speakers, and cabinet in separate processes. Ultimately, the final amp model is constructed digitally as a composite of these elements, with a finished result that sounds and responds just like the original, allowing the guitarist using it to perform without boundaries or limitations.
Simultaneously recording track: 4
V-Track: 64 (8 V-Tracks per each Track)
|Sample Rate||44.1 kHz|
|Frequency Response||20 Hz to 20 kHz (+1/-3 dB)|
24-bit + AF method (GUITAR/BASS input)
*AF (Adaptive Focus) method is a proprietary method from Roland that vastly improves the signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio of the A/D and D/A converters.
|Useful Capacity||SD Card: 1 GB to 2 GB
SDHC Card: 4 GB to 32 GB
|Data Type||HiFi (MT2) Roland/BOSS original format
* 16-bit linear stereo WAV format (SONG SKETCH only)
|Recording Time (conversion in one track)||Capacity Time
1 GB: 520 minutes
2 GB: 17 hours
4 GB: 34 hours
8 GB: 68 hours
16 GB: 136 hours
32 GB: 272 hours
* The above-listed recording times are approximate. Times may be slightly shorter depending on the number of songs that were created.
* The above number is the total for all the tracks that are used. If each of the eight tracks contain an equal amount of data, the length of the resulting song will be approximately 1/8 of the above.
|Recording Time (for SONG SKETCH)||1 GB: 90 minutes
2 GB: 3 hours
4 GB: 6 hours
8 GB: 12 hours
16 GB: 24 hours
32 GB: 48 hours
|Nominal Input Level||GUITAR/BASS jack: -10 dBu
INPUT 1 to 4 jacks: -50 to -20 dBu (XLR type), -26 to +4 dBu (1/4" TRS phone type)
LINE IN jack: -10 dBu
|Input Impedance||GUITAR/BASS jack: 1 M ohm
INPUT 1 to 4 jacks: 3k ohms (XLR type), 47 k ohms (1/4" TRS phone type)
LINE IN jack: 10 k ohms
|Nominal Output Level||LINE OUT jacks: -10 dBu|
|Output Impedance||LINE OUT jacks: 1 k ohm|
|Recommended Load Impedance||LINE OUT jacks: 20 k ohms or greater
PHONES jack: 32 to 100 ohms
|Residual Noise Level||LINE OUT jacks: -85 dBu or less (IHF-A Typ.)|
|Display||128 x 64 dots (Backlit LCD)|
|Connectors||GUITAR/BASS jack (1/4" phone type)
INPUT 1 to 4 jacks (XLR type / 1/4" TRS phone type)
LINE IN jack (Stereo miniature phone type)
FOOT SW/EXP PEDAL (1/4" TRS phone type)
LINE OUT jacks (RCA phono type)
PHONES jack (Stereo 1/4" phone type)
DC IN jack
|USB Function||Audio Input/Output
BUS Power operation
|USB Driver system requirements||Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
MacOS X 10.4 or later
|Power Supply||DC 9V: AC Adaptor
Size AA Dry battery x 6 (alkaline batteries recommended)
USB Bus Power
|Current Draw||280 mA (DC IN)
480 mA (USB Bus Power)
Alkaline dry cell batteries Approximately 5.5 hours (with continuous playback of 8 tracks, phantom power off)
* May vary according to usage conditions, phantom power used, batteries used, and type of SD card used.
Pedal Switch: DP-2 (Roland)
Expression Pedal: EV-5 (Roland), FV-500L/FV-500H
Soft Case: BA-CB1
Size and Weight
|Width (W)||289 mm11-7/16 inches|
|Depth (D)||184 mm7-1/4 inches|
|Height (H)||58 mm2-5/16 inches|
|Weight||890 g2 lbs.|