Boss BR-1600CD Multitrack Digital Recorder  

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4The BOSS BR-1600CD Multitrack Digital Recorder combines Boss' intuitive interface with 8 XLR inputs for recording 8 tracks simultaneously. This affordable 16-track recorder comes loaded with effects ... Click To Read More About This Product

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4The BOSS BR-1600CD Multitrack Digital Recorder combines Boss' intuitive interface with 8 XLR inputs for recording 8 tracks simultaneously. This affordable 16-track recorder comes loaded with effects for guitars and vocals”including COSM Overdrive/Distortion, Amp Modeling, and a Vocal Tool Box”plus highly usable PCM drum and bass tracks, a 80GB hard drive, CD burner, and a USB port. Includes 16 individual track EQs and 8 dedicated compressors. Can record up to 240 hours.

Features
  • 16-track (256 V-tracks) digital studio with 40GB hard drive and CDRW drive
  • Approximately 240-hour recording time
  • Record all 8 XLR inputs simultaneously”ideal for tracking live performances
  • Powerful effects including COSM modeling for guitar, bass and microphones
  • Vocal Tool Box with auto pitch correction and Harmony Sequence function
  • 16 individual track EQs, plus 8 dedicated compressors
  • Mastering Tool Kit with multi-band compression for loud and punchy CDs
  • Create backing tracks quickly with new Drum/Bass and Loop Phrase tracks
  • Step and realtime sequencer, plus automatic tempo mapping for imported loops
  • USB port for easy data exchange
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Boss pedals - 5 year parts warranty
90 day labor warranty.
1 year warranty - Multitracks, Jamstations, etc.
Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.


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4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

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GREAT RECORDER

This device was very nice when i bought it. I used it for Home Recordings, as that is the main reason anyone would buy one of these. =) It was a little hard...Read complete review

This device was very nice when i bought it. I used it for Home Recordings, as that is the main reason anyone would buy one of these. =) It was a little hard to figure out how to use it at first...but thats why theres a very thick instruction manual that comes with it. The drum machine got me though, even though i was reading the instruction manual...i still couldn't really figure it out. But it is a good machine once you master it. The final recording quality is phenomonal, and the ease of burning Cd's makes recording and showing your friends an ease. There are numerous effects, and they all sound fantastic. Boss makes some great guitar equipment, and now they're recording equipment is getting pretty big also. This Multitrack Digital Recorder is a dream to anybody who wants recording studio quality right at home.

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ok...but

Let me first say this deck has about all you need for home recording and demo production. The on board guitar effects are good but the distortion patches are very noisy with a lot...Read complete review

Let me first say this deck has about all you need for home recording and demo production. The on board guitar effects are good but the distortion patches are very noisy with a lot of hum. The mastering capability is above average for a home deck,not full blown,but decent. Now the down side, it will not take you long to completely hate the pre-amps when doing vocals. Even with phantom powered condensors, you only have two input choices, too low to hear when the backing tracks are brought up or walking a thin line from distortion. You can get decent recordings if you don't use the COSM stereo channel capability to do your instrumentals, just multi-track everything. It will sound weak but ok. pitch correction has a definate "munchkinization" quality to it, but if the corrections are small the effect will be unnoticable. The manual is useless, go online and check out how to's from people who have figured out. It's an easy deck to learn even with trail and error. Because of the Con's I would rate this a good $700 deck, not $1200. I know I've been fairly negative but it's an ok deck as long as you know what to expect up front.

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(37 of 40 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Crystal Clear!!!!!!

By Fen2482

from Lincoln, NE

The sound on this recorder is crystal clear, you could record a trakc of someone breathing at a metal show and be able to hear it perfectly. I have been using this recorder for about 6 months and just recently recorded a live gig with it, 7 bands and about 5 and a half hours of music and had no problems at all. Before this I was using a tascam and it was ok but nowhere near the br1600, great effects and great sound, and it's also not too complicated to use. Best recorder I have used to date.

(37 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT RECORDER

By EZ

from Marlboro

This device was very nice when i bought it. I used it for Home Recordings, as that is the main reason anyone would buy one of these. =) It was a little hard to figure out how to use it at first...but thats why theres a very thick instruction manual that comes with it. The drum machine got me though, even though i was reading the instruction manual...i still couldn't really figure it out. But it is a good machine once you master it. The final recording quality is phenomonal, and the ease of burning Cd's makes recording and showing your friends an ease. There are numerous effects, and they all sound fantastic. Boss makes some great guitar equipment, and now they're recording equipment is getting pretty big also. This Multitrack Digital Recorder is a dream to anybody who wants recording studio quality right at home.

(24 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Boss BR-1600CD Multitrack Digital Recorder

By only.the.best

from Staples, MN

I'm the recording engineer for Staples Motley High School, and we just bought one of these last year to mess around with. I've got to tell you, this thing is amazing. At first we were using it to record our band, choir, and orchestra concerts. It was so nice because I could take it home and cut, edit, and master it. This was an especially nice because I'm a member of all three. Later on I started recording class time, which was really nice for our director because he could give full focus to us, and listen later on things to improve. We also started doing it for practice and improvement for contest. The real excitement happened when I started using it on my own. It was awesome that I could hook up 8 things at a time. I also liked that I can record 16 tracks by myself and then overdub them, so I have my own CD, that's all me. It's awesome. Totally great product by Roland. Highly recommended to all.

(22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A MUST HAVE!!!!!!!

By rocker

from Lake Jackson, TX

This is an absolute must for any traveling musician. I composed an entire album on the road using this machine. It's easy to set up and use. All the effects you could possibly need are built in. It really is a great plug and play recorder. I recorded each song then burned it straight to CD and started again. The sound quality was great. I couldn't live without it now.

(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It is a great device

By Gerald M Bertheaume

from Earth

At first I thought the sound quality of 16 bit would not match a 24 bit sound, it doesn't but only experienced engineers can hear it. Learn to use everything especialy the Mastering program,it will improve what you can do by 50% or better. No this isn't a hard device to use and the manuel is well written, forget the size of it, just learn the stuff you need. It is nice useing this with my pc studio, which you can do in three ways. I stand by it and I have 48 years in this art.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

ok...but

By old guitar guy

from Grapevine Texas

Let me first say this deck has about all you need for home recording and demo production. The on board guitar effects are good but the distortion patches are very noisy with a lot of hum. The mastering capability is above average for a home deck,not full blown,but decent. Now the down side, it will not take you long to completely hate the pre-amps when doing vocals. Even with phantom powered condensors, you only have two input choices, too low to hear when the backing tracks are brought up or walking a thin line from distortion. You can get decent recordings if you don't use the COSM stereo channel capability to do your instrumentals, just multi-track everything. It will sound weak but ok. pitch correction has a definate "munchkinization" quality to it, but if the corrections are small the effect will be unnoticable. The manual is useless, go online and check out how to's from people who have figured out. It's an easy deck to learn even with trail and error. Because of the Con's I would rate this a good $700 deck, not $1200. I know I've been fairly negative but it's an ok deck as long as you know what to expect up front.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for the price!

By TheKloonge12

from Dayton, OH

This is the best of it's kind. I have had this recorder for 3 years. I haven't had any problems with it. It records clear tracks. It has tons of options that I didn't even know existed. Great value, great recorder to get!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Doop

from Illinois

I bought this system a few months ago and it is purely unbeatable. I have become well known in my area for recordings and I am even making a profit off of recording people. The only suggestion I could make is to buy studio condensor microphones to accompany this.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing product

By Ethan

from Mebane, NC

The Boss BR-1600CD is a masterpiece of Boss. i bought this used from a studio near my practice space and as soon as i got it i was amazed at the quality of recordings and ease of use. There are a few tricks to the recorder but with a few hours of playing with it you figure it out really quick. im recording my drums (Tama starclassic Maple) with a thrown together mic combination, including a Sm57, audix F14, an AKG D5 and a shure SM48. it sounds incredible, it has phantom power for condenser mics, it also has auto punch in and out so that's really really helpful. This is an incredible product and if you have a good amount of cash i would definitely purchase this. P.S. the hard drive just failed in my recorder, however im luckily a computer nerd and replaced it with an old computer harddrive i had laying around, the new HDD has 80 GB storage space and can record 133 hours on one track. The Customer support for Roland/Boss is incredible, they helped me tons!!! dont worry about the hard drive failure in your multitrack, the guy i bought it from was somewhat rough on his model and i think it got its fair share of abuse. there was also a penny in the casing so that may have connected some things that were not supposed to be connected =0 anyway its a great buy and i would definitely add it to your cart now.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

NICE!!!

By John

from Riverside, RI

I have had this for about 3 months now and it has impressed me every bit of the way. When I say this I mean, take your time, read the manual and you will be amazed at what the recorder can do. Vocal Box, Mastering Tool Kit and Speaker Modeling along with COSM, make this unit a must have.

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