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

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

Bolide 06/10/2010

Boss BR-600 Digital Recorder : Bolide's user review

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Value For Money : Excellent
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Fewest: ergonomics and support (CF 1 GB) a little outdated, but we made it.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 €.