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4-track Digital Recorder with 293 Rhythm Patterns, Built-in Mic and Tuner, and USB
Item ID: MicroBR

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Micromanage Your Creativity

The 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!

Boss Micro BR at a Glance:
  • Four tracks and more
  • Drum machine and effects onboard
  • MP3 compatibility

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.

MP3 compatibility
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:
  • Ultra portable, only slightly larger than an iPod
  • Measures just 5-3/8" x 3-3/16" x 7/8"
  • 4-track playback, 32 V-Tracks
  • Loads and plays MP3 files
  • Multi-effects onboard; dedicated guitar input
  • Time-Stretch and Center Cancel features (including MP3 files)
  • 293 rhythm patterns
  • Built-in tuner and microphone
  • USB port for data transfer
  • SD Card slot for recording media, 128MB card included
The Boss Micro BR puts a recording studio in your guitar case!!

Additional Media

Using Boss' Micro BR as an Effects Processor
Boss Micro BR Review

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number MICRO-BR

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews

Sweetwater Advice

Rob Crocker

I used the Micro BR the other day in an interesting way. I ran it through my car stereo while a band member drove us to a gig. I could have easily used headphones but doing it that way gave the band the ability to hear me play and sing, sing along and mentally rehearse too. I've also used it to record recently and I'll say this thing has a very high quality mic built in! I recently tracked some mountain dulcimer and percussion using the Micro BR and its effects with stunning results! It has a mastering toolkit and assignable effects that can be triggered from the inputs, the tracks, or the built-in mic. Each has its own effects bank dedicated to that type of input. There is a nice reverb tailored to individual tracks which added a lot of depth to my recording and I was impressed with the punch I got out of my project when I applied the mastering effects. This unit sounds great for something so small, and it's very easy to use. I used the editing parameters to clean up tracks, the EQ and compression to bring life to a stale drum, and with panning and a little delay the original recording sprang into a beautiful song. It's great indeed to have all that power in something that's not much bigger than a standard guitar tuner - which, in case you were wondering, it has as well. Four tracks bouncable to 32, drums, COSM effects, flexible inputs all recorded to rock-solid SD memory cards of up to 1GB, a tuner, and MP3 player that doubles as a phrase trainer. You can't miss with the Micro BR. I consider it a Swiss army knife that will always be in my gig bag!
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See also: Multitrack Recorders, Boss, Boss Digital Multitrack Recorders