Boss BR-80

Micro BR Digital Recorder w/ Built-In Stereo Condenser Microphone, COSM Amps & Effects & SONAR X1 LE

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Ultimate Recording and Jam-Along Tool

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Small enough to fit in your pocket, the BOSS MICRO BR BR-80 is the ultimate new portable recording and jam-along tool for guitarists and other musicians. It's equipped with three modes to create, record, and perform your music: an eight-track MTR (Multi-Track Recorder) mode; an eBand mode for onstage backing tracks and phrase training; and a Live Rec mode for instantly capturing high-quality stereo recordings. You can even combine the three modes seamlessly. Record your phrase ideas using Live Rec mode, for example, and then import the recordings into MTR mode to use as foundations for song production. Once you've added tracks, import your finished songs into eBand mode for backing-track accompaniment at the gig. The BR-80 is truly a must-have for all musicians!

The Complete Studio To Go
Don't be fooled by its size - this little studio is loaded! The MTR (Multi-Track Recorder) mode offers 64 V-Tracks with eight simultaneous playback tracks. In addition, a dedicated stereo rhythm track is provided, as well as an onboard library of great grooves to choose from. The intuitive user-interface continues the simple-to-use tradition of BOSS' acclaimed BR series, with a graphical design that follows the layout of a conventional recording console. With EQ, reverb, and mastering tools plus, world-class COSM amps and effects for guitar, bass, and vocals the MICRO BR BR-80 is ready to deliver complete, pro-quality recordings with ease.

Virtual Jam Band
The MICRO BR BR-80's eBand mode offers musicians a fun way to play along with their favorite songs. With the bundled eBand Song List Editor software, you can import CD, MP3, and WAV audio files from a computer via USB. The Center Cancel function can be used to minimize the volume of pre-recorded vocals and solos for play- and sing-along enjoyment. eBand mode is also an excellent partner for musical training, as it lets you record your performance adjust playback speed and/or pitch as desired.

Built-In Stereo Mic
In combination with the onboard high-grade stereo condenser microphones, the MICRO BR BR-80's Live Rec mode lets you capture pristine stereo recordings instantly. Record vocals, guitar parts, and song ideas the moment inspiration strikes. Your recorded audio files can be easily imported into the MICRO BR BR-80's MTR mode to use as a basis for multi-track song production.

High-Quality Multi FX
The MICRO BR BR-80 is packed with professional multi-effects powered by a newly developed custom DSP chip. Over 40 types of COSM amp models give you instant access to a wide range of powerful guitar and bass sounds. The preset patches allow first-timers and pros alike to enjoy high-quality sounds immediately, while power users can tweak parameters in micro detail for the ultimate tonal control. The dedicated vocal effects, comparable with BOSS's popular VE-20, include doubling, harmony effects, pitch correction, and more.

PC Companion
The ultra-flexible MICRO BR BR-80 can be used as a stand-alone digital recorder or as audio interface for a USB-equipped computer. Cakewalk's SONAR X1 LE DAW software (for Windows) is bundled with the MICRO BR BR-80, giving users a full-fledged PC-based music production environment with latency-free recording and a powerful range of COSM amps and effects. Furthermore, the bundled Wave Converter software lets you easily exchange data between the MICRO BR BR-80 and SONAR X1 LE or any other DAW.

What's In The Box?

  1. (1) BR-80 Unit
  2. (1) SD Memory Card
  3. (1) SONAR X1 LE DVD-ROM (Windows Only)
  4. (1) USB Cable (mini-B type)
  5. (2) Alkaline battery (AA, LR6)
  6. (1) Owner's Manual

Product Features:

  • Three modes: MTR (multi-track recorder), eBand, and Live Rec
  • Records directly to SD/SDHC memory card (up to 32 GB)
  • High-quality stereo condenser microphone built in for instant audio capture
  • 64 V-Tracks and eight simultaneous playback tracks
  • eBand function for phrase training and play-along tracks
  • Huge library of built-in backing and rhythm patterns
  • World-class COSM amps and effects onboard
  • Use as a USB audio interface with built-in effects
  • SONAR X1 LE software included
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Parts, 90-days Labor Manufacturer's warranty

Cakewalk SONAR X1 LE Features:

  • Skylight Interface - the stunning new face of SONAR X1 includes redesigned Browser, Inspector, Screensets and MultiDock
  • New Smart Tools intelligently edits audio and MIDI with no interruption to your creative flow
  • Simpler, better installer and product activation process
  • New template choices for popular project types like "Record Voice" and genres like "Rock"
  • Hardware auto-detecting simplifies USB audio devices like USB Microphones setup
  • Consolidated preferences puts everything together in one centralized place making it easier to find and change options
  • Drag and Drop everything - audio files, MIDI files and video content, project and track templates and track effects
  • Simplified track controls and a fully customizable Control Bar
  • Matrix View - experience a whole new approach to creating music by loading audio or MIDI tracks, loops, and one-shots to improvise compositions on the fly
  • Intuitive Shortcuts - designed to help new and power users to get around the new interface quickly
  • All New Content: Over 1 GB in total, including 350+ WAV/REX audio files, 1000+ MIDI groove clips, tutorial projects, track templates and project templates
  • Premium Cakewalk instruments including Studio Instruments Drums and Cakewalk Sound Center

Optional Accessories:

BR-80 Specifications:

  • Tracks:
    • MTR Mode:
      • Tracks: 8
      • Simultaneously recording track: 2
      • V-Track: 64 (8 V-Tracks per each Track)
    • eBand Mode:
      • Tracks: 2 (stereo)
      • Simultaneously recording track: 2 (stereo)
    • LIVE REC Mode:
      • Tracks: 2 (stereo)
      • Simultaneously recording track: 2
      • * Either the playback or the recording
  • Recording Media:
    • SDHC Memory Card (4 GB to 32 GB)
    • SD Memory Card (1 GB to 2 GB)
  • Data Type:
    • MTR Mode:
      • Linear (Bit Depth: 16 bits)
    • eBand Mode:
      • eBand Songs (Recording/Playback)
      • WAV (Bit Depth: 16 bits, Playback only)
      • MP3 (Bit Rates: 64 kbps to 320 kbps, Playback only)
    • LIVE REC Mode:
      • WAV (Bit Depth: 16 bits, Recording/Playback)
      • MP3 (Bit Rates: 64 kbps to 320 kbps, Recording/Playback)
  • AD/DA Conversion: 24 bits
  • Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  • Recording Time:
    • MTR Mode:
      • 3 hours (1 GB), 100 hours (32 GB)
    • eBand Mode:
      • eBand Song: 4 hours (1 GB), 130 hours (32 GB)
      • WAV 16-bit, stereo: 1.5 hours (1 GB), 50 hours (32 GB)
      • MP3 128 kbps, stereo: 16 hours(1 GB), 550 hours (32 GB)
    • LIVE REC Mode:
      • WAV 16-bit, stereo: 1.5 hours (1 GB), 50 hours (32 GB)
      • MP3 128 kbps, stereo: 16 hours (1 GB), 550 hours (32 GB)
      * The above-listed recording times are approximate.
      Times may be slightly shorter depending on the number of songs that were created.
      * The above number of the MTR mode 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.
  • Nominal Input Level:
    • GUITAR/MIC IN jack: -20 dBu (GUITAR/MIC SW = GUITAR), -40 dBu (GUITAR/MIC SW = MIC)
    • LINE IN jack: -10 dBu
  • Input Impedance:
    • GUITAR/MIC IN jack: 1M ohm (GUITAR/MIC SW = GUITAR), 6k ohms (GUITAR/MIC SW = MIC)
    • LINE IN jack: 10k ohms
  • Nominal Output Level: PHONES/LINE OUT jack: -14 dBu
  • Output Impedance: PHONES/LINE OUT jack: 22 ohms
  • Display: Graphic LCD 128 x 64 dots (backlit)
  • USB Functions:
    • 24-bit/44.1 kHz USB-AUDIO (Hi-Speed USB)
    • USB Mass Storage Class (Hi-Speed USB)
    • BUS Power operation
  • Connectors:
    • GUITAR/MIC IN jack (1/4" phone type)
    • LINE IN jack (Stereo miniature phone type)
    • PHONES/LINE OUT jack (Stereo miniature phone type)
    • USB connector (mini-B type)
    • DC IN jack
  • Power Supply:
  • Expected Battery Life: Approximately 6 hours
    (Alkaline dry cell batteries/with continuous playback of 8 tracks, power save function)
  • * May vary according to usage conditions, batteries used and type of SD card used.
  • Current Draw: 130 mA (DC IN)
  • Size & Weight:
    • Weight: 5 oz. (0.14 kg)
    • Width: 5-7/16" (138 mm)
    • Depth: 3-7/16" (86 mm)
    • Height: 0-7/8" (22 mm)

SONAR X1 LE Specifications:

  • 32 audio tracks
  • 64 MIDI tracks
  • 8 simultaneous inputs and outputs
  • 24-bit/96 kHz audio quality
  • 24 simultaneous effects
  • 8 simultaneous virtual instruments
  • Integrated VST/VSTi support
  • Support for ACID™ format loops
  • Support for ReWire clients such as Live or Reason
  • Active Controller Technology™ automatically maps MIDI keyboards and control surfaces to the parameters you need most on effects, instruments, volume, pan, and other mix elements
  • Edit MIDI directly from the Track View with the Inline Piano Roll View
  • Support for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP operating systems
  • Available Languages:
    • Installers & Software: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese
    • Getting Started Guide: English, French, German and Japanese; Spanish and Italian available as download
    • Application Help: English, French, German and Japanese
  • Disc Size:
    • With Tutorial Projects: 3.1 GB
    • Without Tutorial Projects: 2.4 GB

System Requirements for Cakewalk SONAR X1 LE:

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, or Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel P4 1.3 GHz or Core Solo 1.5 GHz
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • HDD Space: 3 GB
  • Video Resolution: 1024 x 768, 16-bit
  • Audio Hardware: Audio interface (WDM, ASIO)
  • If you're using Windows Vista, we recommend you use an external audio interface.
    * Does not support Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, 2000, or XP Media Center Edition
    * Internet connection is required for registration

Click here for free, comprehensive 178-page PDF guide to SONAR recording software!


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Micro BR Digital Recorder w/ Built-In Stereo Condenser Microphone, COSM Amps & Effects & SONAR X1 LE


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