Los Angeles, CA (August 5, 2011)–Boss is now shipping its Micro BR BR-80 digital recorder, an updated version of its Micro BR multitrack recorder.
The first Micro BR, launched in 2006, offered multitracking in a handheld device a bit larger than an iPod. With an 8-track upgrade, Boss guitar and vocal effects, built-in rhythms, onboard stereo mics, jamming and practice features directly inherited from Boss’ eBand JS-8, and a Live Record mode that turns the BR-80 into a stereo handheld field recorder, the BR-80 has been targeted for guitarists, songwriters and other musicians.
The newest Micro BR provides two tracks of simultaneous WAV-format recording, eight tracks of playback, and 64 virtual tracks for advanced editing and mixdown. Stereo condenser mics are built-in for capturing song ideas and rehearsals. Also included are dedicated inputs for connecting a guitar, a microphone or any stereo line-level device.
Onboard the BR-80 are COSM guitar and bass effects, dedicated vocal effects derived from the VE-20 Vocal Performer, and a suite of mastering effects. Under the hood, power users can tweak the effects in detail via a set of adjustable parameters.
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.