BOSS BR-800 Portable Digital Recorder
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The Boss BR-800 is a stellar solution for anyone looking to capture a songwriting spark and transform it into a fully formed recording. Not so with the BR800 - unless you choose to record in "sketch mode"; otherwise, the process of converting Boss's proprietary musical file format to .
Andertons Music Company acts as a credit broker and not a lender and only offers credit products from Secure Trust Bank PLC trading as V12 Retail Finance. There are also phrase-training facilities with looping, half-speed playback without pitch change and centre-cancelling. The XLR inputs are FAR too hot as well, I find I have to use a preamp on some condenser mics to reduce their output since even with gains on minimum the BR800 gets overloaded. If you want/need the drums and or effects and want to keep a small footprint then Boss is the only way to go.If you have questions about operating your BOSS product, please check our Knowledge Base for answers to the most common questions. 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. Using monitor grade phones, plugged into the source instrument or the Boss Br800, there is no perceptible difference in sound quality whatsoever. When mixing you have a choice of adding either reverb or chorus/delay to each track, as well as setting the panning EQ and volume. Unfortunately, you won't be able to use a matched pair of condensers, as phantom power is available on just one input channel.
It even has a built-in stereo mic so you can get ideas down quickly without any loss of inspiration. Whether you're creating intricate, multi-layered songs or point and capture field recordings, the BR-800 makes the recording process fast and easy. However, as Zoom did previously with its R16, adding audio interface and controller functions means that this type of machine doesn't have to be a closed system any more - it can be an integral part of a larger set-up if you choose.I play back tracks from Youtube or Windows Media player for example, while the guitar sounds come from the excellent COSM models of the BR-800. 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. Then in 2000 along came the zip-disk based Boss BR-8; much more storage space, 24-bit digital quality, but still the necessity to switch disks, which were, at the time, becoming increasingly hard to find (a 100Mb mini disk held about 3 songs per disk). Now if the lack of drums and effects are not deal breakers the you should entertain the Tascam units.