Boss MICRO BR (No Longer Available)
4-track Digital Recorder with 293 Rhythm Patterns, Built-in Mic and Tuner, and USB
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Micromanage Your CreativityThe Boss Micro BR compact digital 4-track recorder gives you a powerful audio tool that's small enough to fit into your guitar case! Only slightly larger than an iPod, the Micro BR offers an amazing 32 V-Tracks and 4-track playback — now you can capture your moments of inspiration as they happen, anywhere. What's more, the Micro BR includes onboard multi-effects, built-in rhythms, time-stretch functionality (great for learning licks) and even a tuner! This little unit plays back MP3 files, too. It has a very easy-to-read screen, a fast USB 2.0 port, and an SD Card slot. Capture your ideas anywhere with the Micro BR!
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Boss Micro BR at a Glance:
Four tracks and more
At its core, the Micro BR is a four-track studio with four simultaneous playback tracks and two simultaneous record/input tracks.However, there's more to this recorder than meets the eye. Each of the four main playback tracks also has eight companion V-Tracks (for a total of 32), so you can record take after take after take, then pick your best material for final mixdown.
Drum machine and effects onboard
Given the Micro BR's small size and low price, you might be surprised to find the next two features onboard: (1) Almost 300 drum patterns are included. Use them for play-along inspiration or even as song foundations. The rhythms don't consume any of the four playback tracks - they play back independently. (2) A quality multi-effects processor is onboard, including a time-stretch algorithm for changing the tempo of your audio tracks without changing pitch - a great tool for both audio editing and phrase training. The Time Stretch feature can also be used with MP3 data; the Micro BR's Center Cancel feature can be applied to MP3 data as well.
The Micro BR is capable of loading and playing MP3 files. Load up your favorite guitar hero song via USB, slow down the tempo with no pitch change, and learn all of your favorite licks. You can even use the Micro BR as a standard MP3 player. All of your data is stored on convenient SD (Secure Digital) media found in common electronics shops. The included 128MB card, for example, can record approximately 65 minutes of audio when one mono track is selected.
Boss Micro BR Features:
The Boss Micro BR puts a recording studio in your guitar case!!
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Great for home recording and sharing your masterpieces on the web
by bk from PhillyThis is great for the home studio and if you keep things basic, down to 4-tracks or less, you can come away with some very professional sounding recordings. There will always be the naysayer looking f... read more [+]or the most pristine recordings, but this one will get you close with very little effort and at very low expense. This is great for folk or folk rock recordings. I use a pre-amp to capture vocal and condensor mic and run it through the line in. Although the mic on the unit works well too. Usually I record vocals and acoustic guitar at same time. I plug my electric guitar and bass into the guitar input for tracks 2&3. I haven't been able to figure out how to set up the drum machine the way I want, so I use various percussion gadgets on track 4. The mastering and mix down is very easy from there and you can convert your recording to a finished MP3 or WAV file. From there you can take the SD card, plug into your computer and upload your songs to your internet site, myspace, iTunes, etc. Again, very easy and low cost. close [-]
May 28, 2009
Music Background: Musician, Hobbyist
Great little digital 4-track!
by Matt Richardson from Concord, NC USAI love this little thing! Easy to use! Really fun effects. Great little 4-Track. Powerful yet compact. The internal mic is nice, too. I use mine as a scratch pad. Be sure to buy a power supply! You'll... read more [+] be using it a ton! close [-]
September 11, 2007
Music Background: Hobbyist
Boss Micro BR
by osu122975 from ohioPros:
January 6, 2010
Music Background: worship, rock
Lots of stuff packed into one tiny unit. Basically a small studio. I used it for band practice. Plugged two tom drum mics into it via the stereo input and got great recordings. Great for ... read more [+]the singer/songwriter. Great for layering tracks.
Cons: A bit of a learning curve, but not steep. Manuevering around it can be time consuming.
Awesome gadget. I sold mine to buy a BR600. It worked very well for what I needed to do at the time. Recommend this to anyone. close [-]
Very easy to use
by Marcus from Ft. Bragg, NCThis little device is easy to use, and a valuable songwriting tool. You can lay down your basic ideas using the onboard metronome (also great for effective practice), and edit, add, subtract or move ... read more [+]parts as you see fit. It's only four tracks, yes, but the 8 "V" tracks per track allow for some pretty lush recordings.
December 6, 2009
Music Background: Hobbyist
The manual could be better, but there is a vibrant online community and plenty of Youtube knowledge available on this thing. My son and his friends have even used it to write and record original songs.
Get the adapter though,this thing eats batteries. close [-]
by: Rob Crocker
I used the Micro BR the other day in an interesting way. I ran it through... read more »
Cheryll, Lott, TX
Boss MICRO BR
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