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Digital Multrack-studio from Boss belonging to the BR series.

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  • Boss BR-8 Digital Recording StudioPublished on 07/08/13 at 01:36
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    rather simplistic, that is his forte!

    UTILIZATION

    Everything is very simple to use

    SOUNDS

    not great, not disastrous, average

    OVERALL OPINION

    For the price, if you are looking for simplicity we are in the right!
  • Always good ...

    Boss BR-8 Digital Recording StudioPublished on 04/28/13 at 12:01
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Cool.

    UTILIZATION

    Manuel cramming and repotasser with some books on recording.

    The usual functions, once you get used to, are very fast.

    SOUNDS

    Frankly, the quality, if you know how to use and if the surrounding material good (especially at the microphones need preamplify) is more than interesting. Especially in light of the "live" aspect of the machine is plugged, is recorded.

    The guitar effects are ... dégeulasses. Unless we manage to adjust properly, and there can be two or three things quite drinkable.

    Effects "line" and microphones are against quite valid. In a context where, for 10x the price of this unit and by spending more time 4x, 5/6x can be better.

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    Cool.

    UTILIZATION

    Manuel cramming and repotasser with some books on recording.

    The usual functions, once you get used to, are very fast.

    SOUNDS

    Frankly, the quality, if you know how to use and if the surrounding material good (especially at the microphones need preamplify) is more than interesting. Especially in light of the "live" aspect of the machine is plugged, is recorded.

    The guitar effects are ... dégeulasses. Unless we manage to adjust properly, and there can be two or three things quite drinkable.

    Effects "line" and microphones are against quite valid. In a context where, for 10x the price of this unit and by spending more time 4x, 5/6x can be better.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Several years.

    I really appreciate the "direct" approach to the instrument. Which may well prove useful in home studio, provided, indeed, to fully understand how it operates, we know how and why to do so and so the sound to get the desired result (in short, have flared books on the sound, but it's exactly the same with a DAW ...), and once you get used to, is very fast to use.

    What I hate cons is that the punch-in/punch-out is not super accurate (but I'll never use it, I'm pretty bad, and I have no footswitch). And the buttons of mine begin to seriously weaken. And the p # | n @ m @ ZIP disks \ EU!. They are not as boring as that, but given the boat as it was to find a USB ZIP drive! Well, here I hit his fist on more defects due to his age and a possible lack of skill on my part than anything else, but in reality, I really like this unit.

    And the final word is that this little bike has its place in my heart (although everyone in foute) and in my studio. She taught me a lot and motivates me a lot to take "the same thing but really better" with lots of tracks, which are not built-in preamps dung, a screen slightly larger / readable, USB connectivity, a integrated hard disk ... Finally the total, whatever.
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  • Boss BR-8 Digital Recorder

    Boss BR-8 Digital Recording StudioPublished on 06/19/04 at 15:00
    Purchase this unit from Musicians Supply on line. For a quick and basic song writing tool.

    The unit is easy to quickly setup and record. The guitar interface is simple and the recording controls are familiar like a casette recorder.

    Does not have enough acoustic guitar algorithms. The included drum machine needs some more realistic sounding drums. Needs a different recording media - like CDRW. 100 mb Zip disks are too expensive and do not hold enough memory.

    Unit is made well to stand up to normal use.

    Good overall performance for a basic starter unit.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com...
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    Purchase this unit from Musicians Supply on line. For a quick and basic song writing tool.

    The unit is easy to quickly setup and record. The guitar interface is simple and the recording controls are familiar like a casette recorder.

    Does not have enough acoustic guitar algorithms. The included drum machine needs some more realistic sounding drums. Needs a different recording media - like CDRW. 100 mb Zip disks are too expensive and do not hold enough memory.

    Unit is made well to stand up to normal use.

    Good overall performance for a basic starter unit.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • Boss BR8

    Boss BR-8 Digital Recording StudioPublished on 02/08/04 at 15:00
    Purchased from my favorite music store,CornerStone Music in WV.

    I like the BR8, but being new to computers, I would like to know how to hook it up directly to my laptop computer. Any suggestions? I have a USB port. Is there an adaptor?

    email: guitarjr@aol.com

    The quality of the drums could be a little better. But overall, this is a very good recorder.

    I lost my programming on it one time, BUT the company immediately fixed it. It works great now.

    Overall it is a very good machine. It is user friendly. The quality of the sound is really good with high quality powered speakers.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com...
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    Purchased from my favorite music store,CornerStone Music in WV.

    I like the BR8, but being new to computers, I would like to know how to hook it up directly to my laptop computer. Any suggestions? I have a USB port. Is there an adaptor?

    email: guitarjr@aol.com

    The quality of the drums could be a little better. But overall, this is a very good recorder.

    I lost my programming on it one time, BUT the company immediately fixed it. It works great now.

    Overall it is a very good machine. It is user friendly. The quality of the sound is really good with high quality powered speakers.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • Boss BR8

    Boss BR-8 Digital Recording StudioPublished on 12/25/03 at 15:00
    I bought this equipment as payment to my demo producer instead of paying him dollars.

    It made sense because then we could continue to use it for subsequent vocal demos instead of going to the studio.

    The coolest thing about the BR8 is that you can sit at home in your PJ's at 3am when the song hits you and record multiple tracks of the song in a matter of moments. It is also a plus to upload the song to my computer as a .WAV file.

    The zip disc is definately an upgrade from a cassette but it is too easy to run out of space with only 100MB available.

    The unit is made well. I did start having problems with the AC port. Now you have to fidget with it to keep the power on.
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    I bought this equipment as payment to my demo producer instead of paying him dollars.

    It made sense because then we could continue to use it for subsequent vocal demos instead of going to the studio.

    The coolest thing about the BR8 is that you can sit at home in your PJ's at 3am when the song hits you and record multiple tracks of the song in a matter of moments. It is also a plus to upload the song to my computer as a .WAV file.

    The zip disc is definately an upgrade from a cassette but it is too easy to run out of space with only 100MB available.

    The unit is made well. I did start having problems with the AC port. Now you have to fidget with it to keep the power on.
    That does not go over well when you lose power and your unsaved work without a moments notice.

    Now I have about 40 zip discs and no longer have access to the producer's BR8. I was so impressed that I want to stick with the Roland family of multi-track recorders.
    I bought the first one years ago for $650.00. I am hoping to find a used one that is still in good shape. Oh yes, I even got a merit certificate from www.unisong.com using a song recorded on the Roland BR8. Not bad huh?

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • Boss BR8 Digital Recorder

    Boss BR-8 Digital Recording StudioPublished on 12/18/03 at 15:00
    i was looking for a multi track recorder and did some home work before i boought.

    This Br8 does everything i want it to do. the multi effect patches are great, the modeling is good, it has effects for my Electric, acoustic, bass, keyboard and mic.
    the v track is great to use. the drum mach is a little to be desired but still good to keep yo uon track. the punch in & out saves time when you mess up. If it used 250 zip disks would be better, i can get about 2 song tracks on one 100meg disk, so you gotta have a bunch of disk but you can get them cheap on Ebay fro little nothing. I some times go play with other guys and use my br8, if i go to just drummers house i just stick a disk in cut......
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    i was looking for a multi track recorder and did some home work before i boought.

    This Br8 does everything i want it to do. the multi effect patches are great, the modeling is good, it has effects for my Electric, acoustic, bass, keyboard and mic.
    the v track is great to use. the drum mach is a little to be desired but still good to keep yo uon track. the punch in & out saves time when you mess up. If it used 250 zip disks would be better, i can get about 2 song tracks on one 100meg disk, so you gotta have a bunch of disk but you can get them cheap on Ebay fro little nothing. I some times go play with other guys and use my br8, if i go to just drummers house i just stick a disk in cut out the track i wish to play and have the rest of the song to jam with. this suite me fine. great value and great piece if equipement.

    Wish it used 250 meg zip disks instead of 100 meg disk. could have a better rythum section. except for that love it.

    built good, sturdy, easy to learn to use.
    simple yet will do it all. everything in good view and labled well. easy to manouver through the screens.

    Great value, a professional recoder, easy to learn to use. the manual on video helped along with the printed maual.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • Boss BR8

    Boss BR-8 Digital Recording StudioPublished on 12/10/03 at 15:00
    I got this beauty from a friend who's taste changed from guitars to drum'n'bass and i paid about £150 for it which is pretty amazing as it was only 6 months old and they're about £700 new.

    This unit is specifically designed for guitarists and is basically a compact recording studio in your bedroom. It has drum patterns which you can set and then play along to aswell as an array of built-in effects to cut out any modulation or fuzz from dodgy leads or connections (and i found them actually alot better than the ones on my peddle) so you come out with a perfect guitar line (as long as you play it right). Surprisingly it was very responsive with bass aswell. Alot of compact studios fall......
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    I got this beauty from a friend who's taste changed from guitars to drum'n'bass and i paid about £150 for it which is pretty amazing as it was only 6 months old and they're about £700 new.

    This unit is specifically designed for guitarists and is basically a compact recording studio in your bedroom. It has drum patterns which you can set and then play along to aswell as an array of built-in effects to cut out any modulation or fuzz from dodgy leads or connections (and i found them actually alot better than the ones on my peddle) so you come out with a perfect guitar line (as long as you play it right). Surprisingly it was very responsive with bass aswell. Alot of compact studios fall short on the intensity of the bass on the final product but this one held it right up and gives it good depth. I also found that with an SM-58 it was very good for recording vocals so after alot of experimentation i recorded my whole band on it, having done the drums professionally in a studio, so we came out with a very near studio quality recording.
    It records onto 100MB Zip-disks which are about £10 a pop and are very good quality. You can fit about 2 songs on a disk depending on how full they are.
    The lcd display is amazingly helpful because you can actually see when a track is at it's limit and where the optimal level for it is to get that perfect sound.

    It's a bitch to figure out! There's so many things you can do with it that i found myself getting lost in the midst of possibilities. There is a video that goes with it but i didn't get it as it's sold seperately. and costs! In some cases it was hard to get the tone right on the bass...it often peaked on the resonant frequencies and therefore buzzed instead of being warm and atmospheric.

    Damn fine. I've dropped mine 100 time maybe over about 3 years and there's barely a mark on it! All the buttons are well stuck in there and the case is strong plastic and metal.

    Great value for money, very durable and high quality. The only critism really being that it's bloody hard to start on it.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • Boss BR-8 Digital Recorder

    Boss BR-8 Digital Recording StudioPublished on 12/04/03 at 15:00
    i got my BR 8 at Guitar Center in Houston...my first one was stolen..bought another...I think I paid around $700.
    I've found the BR8 to be very simple tp operate and get ideas down real quickly before they disappear(as i am a songwriter)
    and the quality is very good...I think the quality is really up to the user's abiltityl..the BR8 has the goods.

    Ease of use/multitracking/preset drum patterns/guitar patch editing
    1) for a long time I used what the presets were but I've found thwt when you select one you can edit and save it(very useful)the same goes for vocals./..I recent;y dicovered a great guitar sound using the enhanced vocal preset
    2)as far as drums go that's always been a......
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    i got my BR 8 at Guitar Center in Houston...my first one was stolen..bought another...I think I paid around $700.
    I've found the BR8 to be very simple tp operate and get ideas down real quickly before they disappear(as i am a songwriter)
    and the quality is very good...I think the quality is really up to the user's abiltityl..the BR8 has the goods.

    Ease of use/multitracking/preset drum patterns/guitar patch editing
    1) for a long time I used what the presets were but I've found thwt when you select one you can edit and save it(very useful)the same goes for vocals./..I recent;y dicovered a great guitar sound using the enhanced vocal preset
    2)as far as drums go that's always been a problem for me..the drum unit is well bad,but if you use a drum machine thru the Midi select(midi on #9)it picks up the drum machine sound ...that's been a relief...and you can tempo map the whole thing using different drum patterns

    the zip disks are about $8 and you need (1) per song usually 100mb although I hear if you use the live module the recording quality is still good

    good

    quick/songwriter friendly/could put out an independent project(need cd burner)it's got the goods ..do you?

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • Boss BR-8 Digital Recorder

    Boss BR-8 Digital Recording StudioPublished on 05/02/03 at 15:00
    Paid approximately $499

    Bought it from Pro Music & Sound in Newport News, Va.

    Needed a recording to make demos of my songs. I am a songwriter that has had a #1 song on a major chart.

    It is extremely easy to use and effective. I track on my Korg Triton Studio then dump the track into the BR-8. I then add vocals. Simple!

    I have been using the unit for 2 years and I have not had a problem with the unit nor learning to use it.

    Very Dependable!

    If you need a multi-track recorder that is easy to use and dependable, something SIMPLE, this is your machine.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com...
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    Paid approximately $499

    Bought it from Pro Music & Sound in Newport News, Va.

    Needed a recording to make demos of my songs. I am a songwriter that has had a #1 song on a major chart.

    It is extremely easy to use and effective. I track on my Korg Triton Studio then dump the track into the BR-8. I then add vocals. Simple!

    I have been using the unit for 2 years and I have not had a problem with the unit nor learning to use it.

    Very Dependable!

    If you need a multi-track recorder that is easy to use and dependable, something SIMPLE, this is your machine.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • Boss BR-8 Digital Recorder

    Boss BR-8 Digital Recording StudioPublished on 01/17/03 at 15:00
    I bout the br-8 at guitar city for a good price, $450.00, and i got two free guitar stands I chose the br-8 because it was the best buy, i learned this from about 6 months of Looking around

    I really like the br-8, it is a vary good buy for a 1 or 2 person house hold and works great for band
    Practice. you can also connect the unit to a computer to make editing even easer.



    Their are a few but not meny things wrong with the br-8. First of all it is hard to learn how to use but comes with books and a video
    , Next it does not have a on board speaker but that could also be a good thing because you can add external speakers and that help a lot in a studio environment



    The br-8 is built......
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    I bout the br-8 at guitar city for a good price, $450.00, and i got two free guitar stands I chose the br-8 because it was the best buy, i learned this from about 6 months of Looking around

    I really like the br-8, it is a vary good buy for a 1 or 2 person house hold and works great for band
    Practice. you can also connect the unit to a computer to make editing even easer.



    Their are a few but not meny things wrong with the br-8. First of all it is hard to learn how to use but comes with books and a video
    , Next it does not have a on board speaker but that could also be a good thing because you can add external speakers and that help a lot in a studio environment



    The br-8 is built like a rock . I've had my br-8 2 years now and its better then ever with supported software coming out all the time

    to conclud the br-8 is worth it with out a dout. You can get one at most large music stores

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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