Boss BR-800

by Boss

Boss BR-800, 8-track Digital Recorder/Audio Interface with 4-track Simultaneous Recording, 8-track Playback, Built-in Drum Machine, Effects, and 1GB SD Card.

A Full-functioning Digital Studio — to Go!

BOSS knows a thing or two about portable recording. After all, their BR series has been a staple in home studios ever since home studios went digital. So it stands to reason that the BOSS BR-800 is loaded with pretty much everything that has made the BR series the go-to digital recorder for affordable portable recording. Leading the charge is 4-track simultaneous recording (8-track simultaneous playback plus stereo rhythm track playback). Add to that a passel of guitar, bass, and vocal effects culled from BOSS's flagship processors (another area in which BOSS is a widely respected leader). And you can go anywhere with the BR-800, as you can power it on six AA batteries.

A built-in mic lets you easily throw down song ideas. Plus, the built-in rhythm machine lets you take your ideas from sketches to fully formed tunes, all within the BR-800. But the fun doesn't stop there! Plug the BR-800 into virtually any USB-equipped computer, and the BR-800 instantly becomes a USB audio interface. The BR series recorders have always been regarded as big bang-for-the-buck units, and the BR-800 continues that tradition — and throws in some very cool extras too!

BOSS BR-800 8-track Digital Recorder Features at a Glance:

  • 4-track simultaneous recording
  • 8-track simultaneous playback plus dedicated stereo rhythm track playback
  • EZ Recording interactively guides you through the recording process
  • Guitar, bass, and vocal effects derived from BOSS's flagship processors
  • Song Sketch recording for quick stereo capture in WAV format
  • Built-in advanced drum machine with editor software
  • Functions as a USB audio interface and a DAW control surface
  • Built-in stereo condenser microphone for instant recording
  • Sleek new interface based on touch sensors
  • 1GB SD included (supports up to 32GB SDHC card)
  • Runs on 6 AA batteries, USB bus power, or AC adapter (included)

The hits just keep coming from BOSS's BR series, with the BR-800!

Tech Specs

  • Simultaneous Rec Tracks: 4
  • Simultaneous Play Tracks: 8
  • Sample Rate: 44.1kHz
  • Bit Depth: 24-bit
  • Effects: Yes
  • Compression: Track Compression, Multiband Mastering Compression
  • Phantom Power: Yes (1 channel)
  • Number of Mic Preamps: 4
  • Audio Interface: Yes
  • Computer Connectivity: USB
  • Built-in Mics: 2
  • Analog Inputs: 5 x 1/4", 4 x XLR, 1 x 1/8", 1 x 1/4" (Footswitch)
  • Analog Outputs: 1 x stereo RCA, 1 x 1/4" (Headphones)
  • USB: 1 x Type B
  • Storage: SD (up to 32GB)
  • Faders: 8
  • Fader Throw: Compact (short-throw)
  • Power: DC 9V Adapter, 2 x AA Batteries, USB Bus
  • Height: 2.31"
  • Depth: 7.25"
  • Width: 11.44"
  • Weight: 2 lbs.
  • Manufacturer Part Number: BR-800