Boss BR-600 Digital Recorder
Boss BR-600 Digital Recorder

BR-600 Digital Recorder, Digital Multrack-studio from Boss in the BR series.

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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 29 reviews )
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Audience: Advanced users Value For Money : Excellent
Audiofanzine FR01/04/2011

Audiofanzine FR's review"An excellent portable station!"

Boss BR-600 Digital Recorder
Originally written by CyrNoodles on Audiofanzine FR.

Good feature set. I just miss the lack of XLR connections: you'll have to connect your mic via a 1/4" jack.


It's very easy to use: select one or two tracks, press REC and go! The USB port allows you to easily load MIDI files (rhythm only) from a computer to get complete drum tracks, export recorded tracks to a computer (for this purpose it's better to use this tool:


It's my first recorder so I can't give an objective opinion about the sound quality. Personally, I'm satisfied.


I would buy it again because it's a very good product for beginners. You can take it anywhere. The price is very appealing since you can record (with drum machine, amp simulation, etc.), mix and export your work.

wolfdav's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" br 600 Portastudio"

Boss BR-600 Digital Recorder
1. MIC2 jack (TRS 1/4 ")
This jack lets you connect a microphone
2. MIC1 (TRS 1/4 ")
This jack lets you connect a microphone
3. LINE IN jack (stereo mini jack)
This input accepts analog audio
4. LINE OUT jacks (RCA / cinch)
These outputs transmit an analog audio signal.
5. USB port
This port allows you to connect the BR-600 to a computer.
7. DC IN jack (adapter Allim)
1 GUITAR / BASS jack (jack)
2. Headphone jack
flash memory card type compac flash
Sampling frequency
Frequency response
20Hz ~ 20kHz (+1 /-3dBu)
8 tracks including 4 stereo (ie up to 6 simultaneous tracks) + virtual tracks, one arrives at a total of 48 tracks!


The general configuration is quite complex when did not know but with a manual (not always clear) in front you get a way out.
the drum machine still quite nice for this kind of device


sounds are very good and the unit sounds pretty good view even surprising for its size. despite these simulation generous nothing worth recording one real prick directly into an amp with a microphone


I use it for 4 years now, I do not regret my purchase and I am quite satisfied with what he gives as result.
are weight, height and small footprint make it a real asset for this kind of device, it is a really good digital mutli-psites

bdkboss's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Swiss Army Knife"

Boss BR-600 Digital Recorder
jack connectivity via various channels for (instrum., microphone, line in) stores your work on flash memory card.
8-track recorder with 4 stereo (ie up to six simultaneous tracks) + virtual tracks, one arrives at 48 tracks in total!
Perfect for demos or stream before the first studio :)


that says very complete say quite complicated to use! However, with a little determination and the manual handy you can manage. the drum machine I think is the least intuitive of function.


tool sounds really great, but after several enregsitrements, I would strongly advise you that a record low "old" (bass + amp + mic) as in simus bass amplifier, there is a lack of presence and dynamics. nothing to say for the rest


I use it for 4 years now, I hesitated with a sound card + pc (which I think is more pro) but I was seduced by the ease of installation, transportation and use (once we understand the operation)

marc74's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Swiss Army Knife of creativity!"

Boss BR-600 Digital Recorder


the manual is fairly complete ..
bcp can do things with this little machine
is its scalability is reduced but it is a great notebook music!!
also following me .. I am computer music regenerates out of my mind an idea as quickly .. my guitar .. a pattern battery (you can set ..) .. a simulated low my voice, and one begins to Thurs ....
inspiration is transcended!


.. it's okay to not try to make a product that goes on the air with the 600 br!
but if you want to have your machine model and under the arm at any time an idea comes to you .. it is terrible


I had one before the computer music AW 2400 Yamaha ...
not pout the same things .. great machine pro
br 600 but its strength is my job to remember cassettes of kids
bcp most advanced ... but it is a reliable partner (boss)

it is on should not make him fall (plastic)
storage capacity is limited (a go I think ..)
but he communicates very well with the PC through its USB so we reverse on his computer and voila (or is the problem of storage ?????)!!!

I mean when in the opinion of some talking about his technical abilities exceeded I understand .. but I think it is not the approach of this machine ..

it is a tool for inspiration!
and I will not compare my Mac to my boss and RME!

He put the tools at hand to put your ideas very quickly and save up other things correctly.

This is what the br .. 600

Moreover, as such I'm eyeing the side of the zoom r8
br is a better and who can make use of portable audio interface and more ...


we all work according to our needs and expectations .. do not quite confused
BR 600 is a great machine in its register
If your philosophy is primarily to create music and have a quick result.

CyrNoodles's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" An excellent portable station!"

Boss BR-600 Digital Recorder
For specifications see other reviews.

It's a good setup for this type of gear, you can just regret the lack of XLR, you must connect the microphone jack.


Operation is a breeze, you press a track or both simultaneously, you press REC and go! One can easily upload files (MIDI beats only) from one computer to have full battery, export the recorded tracks to the computer (in this connection it is best to use this utility: / support / downloads_updates / eula.php? FileName = is also easy with the USB connection.


Since this is my first recorder, I can not give an opinion on significant sound quality. Anyway, I was satisfied.


I do it again this election, for it was a very good machine to start recording, you can take it anywhere which is very convenient and the price is very attractive because the animal can record (with rhythm and simulators amp etc..), mix and export everything.

What I like least is the screen that does not allow for the monitoring, which is why I changed hardware.

lsotis's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" easy, convenient and so useful"

Boss BR-600 Digital Recorder
Everything has been said and for the price, the machine could not be more complete. The BR800, two days out there is even a bit more (audio interface + inc 4 tracks simultaneously) but also costs 33% more expensive (399 €). Ok, it is also sexy but is it really important?


The configuration could not be simpler. The explanation of the manual are very clear and if like me you do not know (i) ez nothing, keep your anxiety, it'll be all alone ... with a little patience and perseverance.
The duties will include pricipales quickly.
The card came with is there for a grip but it's very soon enough.
Refuel with software that can run as BRWC because it will help save considerable time and bring much in terms of usability. they could provide it with anyway.


I did not know enough and do not compare to say if the converters are "transparent." So I would say simply that the sound quality made suits me perfectly for my use.
I have not tried to record a song as if it would be edited can tell me the limits of the machine.
I found the 2 mics frankly amazing and it reaches a result of the most compelling long as it exaggerates not on set.
Effects: In general, I do not like the boss effects. Still, again, for that I use, there is more than I need for my "drafts".


I use it regularly for a little over 18 months now. It is quite complicated to find a mag with a lot of recording the same range in stock and stroke, which is normal, they will try to "peddle" priority they have in stock. So I relied on different forums to make my choice.
I wanted this unit to throw my ideas (I tend to forget) which are then presented to the group.
I am using only the drum machine only to find a pattern that "glue" and accompany the idea. Our drummer will do the rest so much better than me.
The simulated low disservice but it should not ask for more.
So I record a guitar part (the basic idea), sometimes a second but then again, I'd rather do it the other guitarist who puts his Grian salt on the idea. And that's it.
I use it also to record rehearsals where there, he wonders if I will not undermine the adjustment at the start and if we manage to avoid making a mess of sound in our cramped room.
Also ideal for transplanting the sound of a mixing desk at a concert or simply record the concert with integrated microphones. Attention then not be placed too close to the public under penalty really hear it too, between titles, but also during.

Bolide's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Essential, inseparable!"

Boss BR-600 Digital Recorder
What is the connection (analog, digital, MIDI)?
3 entries mono jack
1 entry stéréeo on mini jack
a data port, USB
1 stereo RCA audio output
FOOT SW / EXP PEDAL jack (1 / 4 ")
PHONES jack (1 / 4 "stereo)

What is the accuracy of sampling (bits / kHz)?
24-bit / 44.1kHz.

What is the storage media (ZIP, MD, HDD ...)?
If there is a point that is regrettable, it is this one: it only supports Compact Flash cards of 1 GB or less. It is a bit tight and a bit overwhelmed.

How many tracks can be recorded / played time?
It is possible to simultaneously record on two tracks
and reproduce up to 8 tracks simultaneously


The general configuration is simple?
It was my first digital multitrack recorder ... I always just rowed in the beginning. But taking the time to read the instructions and it does so very well.

The usual functions are they easily accessible?
Yes, once one has made ergonomics a bit dated. For more arduous duties such as editing rhythms or import / export files, there are critical software published by the manufacturers and duly commented upon in the AF forums!

The manual is clear and sufficient?
Yes, I learned everything there.


The A / D converters and D / A are transparent? Dynamics is respected?
Yes, the sound quality is excellent.

The effects and filters are effective?
For a machine to less than 300 € which also recorder and BAR, who could ask for more? Of course, there are better, but they are machine specific, less versatile and / or more expensive. Note that I rarely use the guitar effects, rather reverb. The integrated drum machine is excellent too.


For how long have you been using it?
10 months intensive

What thing do you like most/least about it?

Most: his side "Swiss Army knife." It does almost everything, there prevails everywhere, the sound is very good. It is used to make live recordings as to make studio recordings, to beats of high quality, to accompany the solo musician in concert, etc., etc. ...

Fewest: ergonomics and support (CF 1 GB) a little outdated, but we made it. Some functional limitations (does not import MP3, does not export its rhythms in MIDI format ...) that can work around but a little bit painful.

Did you try many other models before getting this one?

What is your opinion about the value for the price?
Excellent at time of purchase.

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?
Without hesitation. However, today, I'd break my piggy bank for the BR800, which replaces (approx € 400), or I would take a used one at 150 €.
coup de foudre05/23/2010

coup de foudre's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent hardware"

Boss BR-600 Digital Recorder
Just missing an XLR, so not feeding ghost but you can connect one outdoors. A hand has jack and mini jack to which you can connect anything you want (with an adapter for XLR).
It can record two tracks conjuction and read the eight at the same time.
The data are stored on memory cards 1GB, starting very difficult to find but all the same comfortable enough in size: it can store a dozen songs orchestras Manir fairly complete you (if you just a voice and a guitar, it can store much more).


Usage is fairly simple and largely intuitive I think. For some functions that use it too often, a return to the manual (very well done) but needed more help "tame" the beast. And I should say, "monster" because when you see his size, one wonders how he can contain as much technology.


At the sound of the digital creation is ben ... It shows exactly the sound that he injected (on pregnant neutral). Though there is a mediocre sound, no miracle Hoping. But if the sound of exile has good, as we find out how.
Regarding the effects, everything what you may need: for voice, guitar and bass. However, for the guitars, you have to like the effects "Boss". And if you take the time to carefully rgler, we can make very good songs with nothing but the BR600 is - ie without external effects.
Personally, I prefer my own effects and have had very little use of internal effect but I would like to even acknowledge their good qualities.


I use it for two years now and have never t's.
Specifies that I have given the difficulty of trying this type of hardware store, my choice was made largely reading DIFFERENT forums. And no regrets.
The report / as irreproachable quality (to me), I would do it without hesitating choice for a first recorder. I pass from a model that has the same manufacturer multimdia but continues to use the booster for BR600 in transporting and handling easier.

psychofonic's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent Swiss Army Knife"

Boss BR-600 Digital Recorder
- Connectivity: analog, 1 between guitar, 1 headphone, 1 line in between, a stereo RCA output, two mic inputs (jack)
- Storage: memory card (Compact Flash) 2GB maximum attention to formats accepts-
- Number of tracks recorded simultannment: 2. With 2 microphones taken.

I am not 10 because it is effectively limited simultannes 2 tracks, but in this format / qualitprix is ​​Plutt awesome dj.


- Config is simple, clear, the manual is very comprehensive and provides Answers to all as long as you take the time to read it.
- Direct access to important features of the + (read / record / loop / record type, close / open mics, effects ,...)


The sounds are very good quality part MSOC HRIT can be taken of GPs without guitar amp, guitar by plugging directly into it.
I am not using other effects (compression, etc.), I only catch raw, I used essentially capturing ideas and models of fawn 'raw'. Part 'rhythmic' integrates is really excellent and allows you to create the basic structures of his compositions, several kits are disposed of very good quality and you can import your own drum sounds.
What struck me most is the quality of sound picked up by internal microphones, and once the level of entrergl he is able to save a rpt with no saturation or compression even (very) high volume. I've grown accustomed to running in the rpt then add some guitars (using the DI output of my head, plugged into a microphone between BR600).


- I use it constantly for about 2 years, it is incredibly compact, I put six rechargeable batteries and easily fits into a recording rpt.
- This is my first recorder numrique
- Given the price, its size, I can not blame him, I find it absolutely essential now.


pyrra42's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss BR-600 Digital Recorder
# 2 tracks simultaneous recording
# 8 tracks simultaneous playback
# 64 virtual tracks
# Storage carrte CompactFlash memory. 128 MB card included (allow 65 minutes mono recording). Accepts cards up to 1GB
# Guitar Effects FX and voice pitch thus correcting e (accuracy)
# Drum with integrated velocity-sensitive pads.
# Micro Stereo integers
# Battery powered for portable recording
# USB port for transfer to / from computer
# Transport box and cable to XLR microphone jack provided 6.35


The 225-page manual explains in depth the functioning of BR and it defers when it wants to change this or that setting a bit special. Otherwise, in one afternoon, we learned the basics of the craft: recording, deleting track ...


On this part, not knowing quite what to answer some experience with this kind of bugs, I chose not to note ...


I use this product for 2 months and it gives me satisfaction. The price is excellent value (245 € for happiness). I had tried a few others before, but the BR is the only truly mobile me who agreed ... I do it again so that choice without hesitation.

Positive Points
# All but ...
Negative Points
# A larger map would have been welcome
# As with most music devices, the adapter is not included ...