Boss Micro BR-80
Boss Micro BR-80

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

stompboxjon 12/02/2012

Boss Micro BR-80 : stompboxjon's user review

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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.