Boss BR-800 Digital Recorder
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Boss BR-800 Digital Recorder

BR-800 Digital Recorder, Digital Multrack-studio from Boss in the BR series.

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Aymerica11/24/2014

Aymerica's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very nice as tools"

Boss BR-800 Digital Recorder
it is a 4-track capable of playing 8 (ie only 4 recordable tracks).
The connection is not bad, damage qd mm not to be able to plug 2 guitars without adding DI.

UTILIZATION

The use is relatively simple but passage through the manual box was indispensable.
I had until now never tested multi tracks and there are fast on his way.
there are still qq features I have not yet found (just to start the battery after 4 or 8 bars)

SOUNDS

The effects are quite impressive. For a "domestic" use like mine, we get to do many things. Then I think that we should not wait for it so the mm thing that a good tube amp.

OVERALL OPINION

I have not tested many models for the simple reason that I have not found anything really comparable (price / functionality / integration).
It is very unfortunate that the apps are not offered rested on Mac
Ninspade11/22/2014

Ninspade's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Surprisingly good"

Boss BR-800 Digital Recorder
4 XLR or jack inputs one of which (only) provides phantom power. A jack for foot switch or expression pedal that serves me well my faith. Recording on SD card up to 32GB seems to me. There is a box built but hardly editable pace. The proposed grooves are not bad. Headphone jack. USB plug for dialogue with the computer.

UTILIZATION

The manual I was indispensable. I find easy to use as soon as you accept the presets as they come. I have already said, but editing grooves through the suitable software is simple but VERY off-putting, no editing tool worthy of the name!
Backup pieces on the computer is VERY slow on my PC. You have to be very patient.

SOUNDS

The sounds are transcribed and the equalizer which I have used extensively, is simple and effective. I also use the built-in reverb and scenic. That's pretty much it.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for about 3 years. I use it often as notebook or recording models. Excellent value for money in my opinion. Main pbs: BAR and backup pieces on the computer.
An example is always more effective than words follow the link below:

https://ilyr.bandcamp.com/releases

these pieces were exclusively recorded, mixed and mastered with the BR-800.
Make your opinion.
Recorded instruments: guitars, bass, live keyboard. Xylophone, glockenspiel, vocals, acoustic guitar, cajon, congas, doumbek through microphones.
Vosraider03/25/2013

Vosraider's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Compact and efficient"

Boss BR-800 Digital Recorder
Characteristics are easily found on the website of Boss.

UTILIZATION

-The general configuration is fairly intuitive, you can easily reach to its brands, it is best to understand how to tweak.

- The manual is in English but downloadable pdf on the site boss, it is complete enough.

- It takes a little time to adapt but then it is very easy to change presets, editing is very thorough.

SOUNDS

The sounds are good, as always with boss right after do not expect to have a record studio, it is not the goal, to make models alone or in a group is the top.
It is regrettable that the dynamics is not always respected by the sound good but nothing serious, the effects are really convincing.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for three months and I do not separate well, this is my first digital recorder. I love the sound, ease of use and editing very thorough, I do not like by against the clock generator (too complicated to program), 8 or more 6 tracks (because the last two are stereo) are a bit limited if you want to make songs a bit complicated but nothing insurmountable.
The value for money and very decent possibility given the number, with the experience I probably do it again this choice, it exceeds (by far) all its competitors in this category.
bgacon07/21/2010

bgacon's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Finally I got it ....."

Boss BR-800 Digital Recorder
Finally found on the web (thank you michenaud.com, but already out), Roland plays the card of scarcity. Discouraging still, it made since early May that I sought.
After one week I already managed to do pretty much what I wanted, there's one thing I missed: the transfer to the computer and then editing software (sonar? Cake? the pc does not find the songs stored on the BR800).
Drum patterns are good, the effects vocals / guitar (a 100aine total) are basically a mix of reverb / chorus / distortion, but are useful. The quality of two integrated microphones is good, in short I am very happy. It is very small, thin and light, very intuitive, not to stay beson 2h before the record (a book all in English).
on the other hand I do not understand is that there are 4 tracks (5 / 6 and 7 / 8) which for me are just 2. They explain that 2 tracks are reserved to the final mix (but I can do it alone as a great on hi-fi ..) and + there is a drum track free. Wholesale good quality as 'ping pong' is good 4 tracks can be transferred to one of these 2x2 tracks (stereo), AC offsets. Brief glad when I have cracked the mystery of the transfer to PC / sound editing / AC battery is great.