[NAMM] Boss Micro BR BR-80 Shipping
Boss is now shipping the Micro BR BR-80 Digital Recorder, an updated version of its popular Micro BR multitrack recorder.
The newest Micro BR is small enough to fit in a pocket It offers two tracks of simultaneous WAV-format recording, eight tracks of playback, and 64 virtual tracks for editing and mixdown. Stereo condenser mics are built in for up to 550 hours of recording time (with optional 32 GB SDHC card) for capturing song ideas and rehearsals. Also included are dedicated inputs for connecting a guitar, a microphone, or any stereo line-level device
Onboard are COSM guitar and bass effects, dedicated vocal effects derived from the VE-20 Vocal Performer, and a suite of mastering effects.
To aid in songwriting, the BR-80 has a complement of backing rhythm tracks in a variety of musical styles. The rhythms feature drum and percussion sounds and are organized into patterns designed for use in different song sections.
The Micro BR also offers a set of features for music practice and jamming. eBand mode provides a library of backing tracks and rhythm patterns to play along with, and users can import their own WAV or MP3 songs. Variable speed playback, variable pitch, and A-B Repeat features enable players to learn riffs and practice songs in different keys and tempos. In addition, the Center Cancel function allows users to minimize the sound of guitar solos and vocals in pre-recorded tracks.
A USB port lets musicians use the BR-80 as an audio interface with effects for computer-based recording, and also to import and export WAV and MP3 audio tracks. Software is bundled with the BR-80, including Cakewalk's SONAR X1 LE, the eBand Song List Editor, BR Wave Converter and Rhythm Editor.
Pricing and Availability:
The BR-80 is available now with a suggested retail price of $299.
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