Boss Micro BR-80
Boss Micro BR-80

Micro BR-80, Pocket Recorder/Multitrack from Boss in the BR series.

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Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 12 reviews )
 4 reviews33 %
 5 reviews42 %
 1 user review8 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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stompboxjon's review"Take it anywhere"

Boss Micro BR-80
The Boss Micro BR-80 has 3 simple modes to it, a multi track recorder, eBand and live recording functions. It will record directly to your memory card that can only hold up to 32 GB which for some artist may not be enough for what they need. The library of built in sounds for backing instrumentals are pretty good for the money you pay for this device. There is also a built in condenser microphone that will allow you to capture ok quality audio no matter where you are. I would not rely on this microphone though, but it can be great if you just want to record something quality if you are out and about and happen to have your BR-80 with you.
You can play back up to 8 tracks simultaneously, in this small unit you will have all of the major functions that you need to have a small set up. All of the sounds and even the drums are pretty decent with this unit. You can even edit the drums on the BR-80.
The downfall to me on this unit is that the output volume is not very good. Even when using with headphones, I have a lot of great pears of headphones and no matter which ones that I use with the BR-80 the audio is not very loud and if you turn it all the way up; it affects the quality big time. I am not sure what the issue is but maybe that is what you get for the price of a simple recorder.
Though I do not recommend getting this if you are looking for it to be your main recording source, but I do recommend getting it for a back up or if you are a record on the go type of musician who may be out and about and wants to record something on the fly. In that case you will have a decent studio on you at all times.

elmanouchi's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Small, portable and efficient"

Boss Micro BR-80
Originally purchased to quickly record ideas, quiet play (following the arrival of a baby in the house) and to be able to record my rhythm to bosser ranges, this small device fulfills its role very well! Since I use it almost every day.

It's strong manufacturing and sounds are good but do not hesitate to go edit the effect parameters used for those registered base does not necessarily correspond to your guitar or your tastes. These parameters are enough to change your sound. Ability to save your belongings.

The basic rhythms are sufficient to quickly create rhythms.
I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of embedded microphones (following the bad reviews we read here and there ...) but it is true that we should no noise around because they capture everything!

- Ergonomics because of a few small buttons and menus that must go ... the price to pay to make the portable device in any wallet Case guitar.
- The screen a bit small and seems straight out of a past not so distant after all ... but considering the price and features offered ...

In short, a nice little device that will complement a computer music solution. Do not expect to save the tube century on it, but if you want something that allows you to bosser Register everywhere and this is certainly what you need ....

Mr.viv's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A perfect resort for bosser his guitar!"

Boss Micro BR-80
I had this week, I explored its features, knowing that I already knew the EBAND function since I was a JS8 before.

I sold my JS8 few years ago and I wanted to buy me one today because I realized just how useful it was to me to work my instrument .. (Professional)

After research, when I learned that the BR 80 had the same functions as eBand JS8 but had the size of a large smartphone and could run on batteries I have not tried, I have finally led to this model that overcharged JS8/10. Less bulky, can play in the backstage with headphones, no need AC outlet .. perfect.

The finish is very good and solid, it is super lightweight and fits easily into a guitar case.

At the eBand function and guitar sounds they do not have to blush! I use Eleven Rack on stage and bosser home on this little device does not have any problem, it is even the first time I see the factory presets that sound good on this type of device! The edition of presets is intuitive, many effects available, it is very good.

[Contrary to what was said in another comment (ordurieux and little objective) distos are unusable if a little paufine its settings, tested and approved on a guitar ... € 300. (But this comment has no value so the author has discredited having fun in the copy / paste in comments on all videos BR80 on canvas) It may be that the guitar peak slightly (The one day ' peakait have used a little because it is equipped with Emg Steve Lukather), you just need to lower the "Record Volume" of the guitar input, not decrease the volume of Cab or amplifier as said in another comment ..]

In addition, the "Center Cancel" function to remove guitar from a song track works very well overall. (A mention of live tracks, but studios pieces ca going well in general)

Ditto for the idle, to transcribe or work a little too fast solo function, it does not damage the piece.

Function A> B looper quickly part of a song is also very easy to use. (on the other hand it does not work on the MTR, it works on eBand)

I once used the MTR function to discover the possibilities of the device before writing this review, the function itself is very easy to use, the only downside is if you need to remove a portion of a guitar track a specific timer because there is no visibility on its tracks and recordings, it takes more or less set the timer to the second pressure to cut or you want and ditto for the timer cutting finishing ..

I advise people to rebuild their decision overcharged that take the lead in placing the battery timer stuck at that ..

Regarding the live rec I do not yet have not served as a good acoustic guitar record, but I've seen the video of a guy who plays the dobro and singing that make good microphones. To see what happens at home ..

For options that do not serve me, but it is worth mentioning the effects of voice, harmonies, compression or modulation (can plug a microphone into the guitar / mic input In, there is a switch to choose between the impedance of a guitar or a microphone, thinking has provided a jack / XLR adapter for micro) and even effects and a bass amp for our friends.

There is also a line input in to send a keyboard among others there ..

I am very happy with this purchase, I do not think I'd be as happy, it is a perfect platform to really work ..

60'sforever's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Royal BR80"

Boss Micro BR-80
sold because too compiqué pr me great opportunities in and compactness.


scram.scram.39's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Pure shit"

Boss Micro BR-80
How long have you use it?

-For about three weeks.

Have you tried many other models before buying it?

- Some external sound cards without positive results.

What is the particular feature you like best and least?

The feature I like the most is to see that we still sort of crap to make us believe that this is needed and in the end, it was never what you want.
The feature I like least is to see how the sound is pure crap when a distortion of a guitar cabinet, whether with external microphones, or the head of one record amplifier directly connected, the sound is crap. The device is still in the process of peaker (distortioner) when capturing sound, and the volume of the cab or the recording volume of the device, its peak bin is more descent, but you gets no power.

How would you rate the quality / price?

-You better keep your money and save for something a bit more expensive, but that will satisfy your needs

With experience, you do again this choice? ...

- Without a doubt ... NO
Do not be fooled, there are many pub that shows how the sound is great, but do not forget that those who make the pubs have special gear too. You'll never have to sound it shows in pubs only with the br-80 and your guitar. I'm a guitarist who plays metal and its been 3 weeks since I kid over to try to achieve a good quality of distortion. Unless you're a douchebag who wants to record the acoustic guitar to seduce girls, you will not find anything useful with this shit BR-80.
PS: Do not be fooled.
mortimer Valla03/28/2013

mortimer Valla's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" there is everything, too much of everything"

Boss Micro BR-80
I use it for a year. When I put the drive home studio I have 7 or 8 switches turn on, wait until everything is operational ... It is simply too heavy for a small note air that comes like that and make arrangements on the fly. Where this purchase.
I have not tried anything else.
there are 3 modes. One classical multitrack that goes well, one for practice on pre-recorded songs and one that is actually a digital stereo tape. I only use the first. many drum loops and effects complete enough good enough "chips". effect Cosm (modeling at Boss) is interesting to ask a bass line even if you have a guitar in hand. Unfortunately this is not detachable. Once registered revenri no way back.
I like the built-in microphones. Acoustic guitar it sounds great.
I do not like the menu navigation, usability is catastrophic. At the same time it is difficult to have so many opportunities (8 Tracks "physical" batteries with loops, effects, modeling Cosm, etc ...) with some unfortunate selection buttons. another thing I do not like is the loop mode must drop a marker at the beginning and end and the latency induced to return to the loop start is impossible to obtain a zero cycle fluid.
value for money seems to me entirely appropriate.
I will not make that choice if I found exactly what suits me (but I have not found): 6 tracks maximum, minimum effects (reverb, distortion) loops battery with editable integrated HP mini. It's a bit ch ... always having to connect headphones.

leau2001's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Extraordinary machine ... you can do everything with almost ..."

Boss Micro BR-80
How long have you been using?

The past 15 days.
What is so special that you like most and least?
THE great side is that any on hand, both multi-effects, looper, recording studio .. he can do anything ...
Did you try many other models before buying it?
This is my first in this style ... I had an old Tascam 464 before, but it was a different time ... In fact, I was left on my V-amp2 with a Boss RC 3, but with the BR 80, I have everything in hand, for the home, it is the foot ...
How do you rate the quality / price?

It's cheap, but it can do everything, so it will, for against the small silicone shell and the cover will not hurt for the same price ... but I've already made the offer with Alim headphone and it's something ;)

With experience, you do again this choice? ...

Yes no please .. for those like me who play at home is ideal. And at least it does not take place ... is lady who is happy ;)

philrud's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" 10 tracks in 13x8 cm: Engineering!"

Boss Micro BR-80
I received it today. This is my first digital multitrack (out of my software) Take some precautions when installing the driver first with PC.Ne especially not move files Boss.Ne not use splitters USB.Il told me "being installed" when it was already installed (the driver) then it is (almost) a breeze.

Contrary to what has been said, you can cut the internal mics and "recorder" a line in external simply lowering the wheel "record".
Pc file as read on the Boss import the sound is excellent even in mp3.
Quality of its internal mics: very very good exept a small bump to 10-13kHz if it is too close to the mic's not bad, can catch up.
Breath internal mics = very poor when good settings.
Headphone power: too low for me, but I knew it before ... It's not typical Boss is portable and should not consume too much battery, I think about it.

Portability side: excellent! Finally two sides are coated without buttons or her hand without risking any adjustment.
Quality buttons: at first I was afraid, 2 button did not "click" by pressing it and finally it runs well, including wheel: still not over grind, it is small.

Access menus: at the beginning, we try a little, we read the manual, then enters the philosophy Boss finally we understand how it works: "two fingers in the noise." So no worries navigation not need be captain.
The look: I love and I love it. Saying there are the biggest who do not ... more
I said 10 tracks, because 8 mono + stereo internal rhythm box = 10.
Many mastering effect, plenty of choice of rhythm, bass-midle-treble/reverbe track, short "the little monster handsome as an angel" is complet.Il are tracks, virtual, the bounce, we can free tracks: Just remember manipulation ...
The price may seem expensive, but thinking there are others that are no more (and sometimes less) in a larger size, so less portable.

Finally, it is too "core", there is a hidden genius in its 114.75 cm ² and I suffer for him (engineering), there is not much space. Course, I hesitate for a second to take the Boss BR 80 portatif.Reste material to make me hand over yet, because the possibilities are inversely as large as its size tends "liliputienne." Congratulations Boss and Roland, because there are programs (algorithms) Roland inside: the Genius!

bfl's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" While loops but beware ..."

Boss Micro BR-80
I had the micro BR for a long time. Having tired, I turned to the BR80.

I will not dwell on its positive definite, on the other hand ... AB loops have a gap at the end of the loop back to the beginning. So, if you think record three agreements quickly, and rotate for soloing or working on it ... not glop ... I checked on the web, it is well .. no loop or other quantize this model to change the thing ...

I went, I was repaid (Valley Blues thank you for your understanding! Whose price was also lower at Thomann!) Suddenly to return to microBR that does not have this "bug". I can even restyle myself in the mirror of the old model at low cost! ...

If you do want to use loops to work viteuf its range for the rest, it's a great machine. The alternative, however, would be to copy 50 times your eight steps ...

Voili, voilou!

Right now!

FoxMusic's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Micro BR 80 really great"

Boss Micro BR-80
The micro br 80 is a portable recorder multitrack 3-mode (Relax, Live and eBand).
MTR (creation)
It is possible to record 8 different tracks in mono or stereo while half of it in, except for a personal voice or keyboard I do anything else in stereo.
At each of its tracks can be stored eight trials. To this is added the rhythm section (drum set with lots of rhythm or metronome or anything ...) the metronome can be replaced later by a rhythmic drum.
You plug in the jack 6.35mm instrument (guitar, bass, electro-acoustic, keyboard, electronic drums ...) or you do not branch and are activated external stereo microphones.
There are a variety of guitar effect classified by style and also the effects that "turn" the guitar sound in elec bass in folk. there are effects for bass and voice.

The sound you import an existing fact you live in or MTR or song that you like (MP3) and there you can play along, nice, no? Ok there are even better, you can change the speed of the song (faster, slower) without affecting its tone (bass and treble) and vice versa can change the tone without moving his speed. wow! will you tell me what's so cool! Yes it is, but the quality is not great in the studio, there is as little distortion sound, but good for improving your speed or change of tone that's fine.

Well here we use the two small external microphones to the camera and recording without connecting. Ideal for recording bands, a repeat, a voice, an acoustic guitar, we keep the room acoustics. The pickups are pretty good and handles well stereo. The last weekend I did a live recording of an artist on stage, it looks really good.

How long you use it?
I use it for about a month.

What is so special that you love the most, least?
Goodies: The multi track with eight tests at each track. it's really good. the punch-out, it can just repeat part (a measure for example) a piece without redo everything.
Cons: Some effects are not terrible, it lacks on bass and acoustics but they can create. Liaison with the SONAR is super simple (recording) I'm going to look more seriously thereafter.

Did you tried many other models before buying it?
An external sound card with two inputs, but it's just a sound card, there is not any effects or multitrack editing in mobile.

How would you rate the quality / price?
I find the price quite expensive in nine is € 250. I bought it used € 170 with a 16GB memory card and power supply. But it took I'm looking for more than 15 days on the net every day.
It is true that there are many features on it, but € 250 is not nothing.

With experience, you do again this choice? ...
Yes, I will ever see this option because I think it's a good tool to grow, train and everything in laptop. What I find great is that this little device is very comprehensive, it does not use certe maybe not everything, but Boss to think about many things and we can also set up and create effect, import drum sets in short, everyone is benefiting, although this is not a "studio" in the professional sense of the term.