Boss BR-900CD Digital Recording Studio  

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The Boss BR-900CD Digital Recording Studio is a road-tough all-in-one digital recorder with a built-in CD-burner. Features eight simultaneous playback tracks and two simultaneous recording tracks, plu... Read More

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Overview

The Boss BR-900CD Digital Recording Studio is a road-tough all-in-one digital recorder with a built-in CD-burner. Features eight simultaneous playback tracks and two simultaneous recording tracks, plus eight V-tracks (64 V-tracks total). The two XLR inputs with phantom power, 1/4" and RCA inputs, digital and MIDI outs give you loads of I/O options. Offers a lineup of quality effects that are worthy of the Boss name. Standards like reverb, EQ, chorus, and delay are included plus additional pro-quality effects like vocal pitch correction, harmony generator, bass simulation, pedal wah, COSM-powered guitar amp and compressor models, and mastering tools.

Songwriters will love the built-in rhythm programmer, packed with 294 expressive patterns. Customize your own beats using the handy Tone Load function. Connects to a computer via USB for data backup or to import/export WAV files.

Features
  • 8 simultaneous playback tracks, 2 simultaneous recording tracks with 8 V-tracks (64 V-tracks total)
  • 2 XLR inputs with phantom power
  • 1/4" and RCA inputs
  • Digital out
  • MIDI out
  • Built-in CD burner and Mastering Tool Kit
  • Pitch correction, chorus, delay, reverb, EQ, and other Boss-quality effects
  • Programmable drum generator with 294 patterns, plus Tone Load function for custom beats
  • 1GB CompactFlash card included for 500 track-minutes of recording time
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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BossBR-900CD Digital Recording Studio
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

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A great middle of the road priced recorder

I remember back when a good quality recorder would easily cost 3 times as much as this unit. Over the years I have used several Boss BR recording units and everyone has been a...Read complete review

I remember back when a good quality recorder would easily cost 3 times as much as this unit. Over the years I have used several Boss BR recording units and everyone has been a great value for the price. The BR900CD is no exception. This is a great compact recording unit. The unit is a 8 track recorder that uses CompactFlash cards which makes carrying the media a snap. The BR900CD has very usable effects (especially for the guitar). The drum patter generator is usable but I would not use them for a final mix. I found that using the drum generator to make a drum scratch track was a very useful feature. I also liked using the drum generator as a practice feature to help a guitarist develop better timing. The unit also has a mastering toolkit which is very usable. The BR900CD also can burn a CD of your mix when you are finished. With all of these features a person could have a small little studio in a box and achieve very good results. The BR900CD is simple to use (which is one of their key goals). With all of these points in mind a person could enter into the world of recording with this unit very easily without much hassle or breaking the bank. I highly recommend the BR900CD.

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Not so Easy to Use

I bought the BOSS BR-900CD recording studio three years ago and it still sits unused. I would like to use it, but the manual is nearly impossible to understand and if you don't...Read complete review

I bought the BOSS BR-900CD recording studio three years ago and it still sits unused. I would like to use it, but the manual is nearly impossible to understand and if you don't already know how to use it nothing happens. So, it is a project that gets set off to the side collecting dust until I have time to try again. Each trial ends in frustration. The problem is the initial set-up. I can't get it to record anything. The Demo tunes are all it will play. Someone should really offer a class or make a video showing how to set it up and use this equipment.

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(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's like driving through a peephole

By Bryan Eaves

from Nashville, TN

Comments about Boss BR-900CD Digital Recording Studio:

Recently purchased this and I'm going to be selling it soon. I only reccomend buying one of these if you do not own a computer and want to get into recording as cheaply as possible. Obviously, this is cheaper than purchasing a computer, audio interface, and software. But if you already have a computer, for less money you can just get an audio interface and you're done. They come with lite versions of the software, but if you're serious you will want to upgrade to the full version for a little more cash. There really is no comparision to recording on your computer versus these Boss units. In a nutshell, you can't see what you're doing. The little screen just doesn't do recording justice. It's great for recording a single track and calling it a day. Try editing, splicing, fading, panning, or any effect at specific points in a song and good luck "seeing" what you are doing and having it work. On the computer, you can "SEE" everything. In comparision, it's as if the curtains have been opened and you can see outside when all of your music tracks and effects are there on your computer screen. You can look at your tracks, edit specific points visibly and align multiple track on your monitor. I could do this all day. If this is all you know, then you will make these Boss units work for you. If you ever see computer based software in action, you'll never touch this again. It really is like trying to drive down the road looking through a peephole compared to seeing everything you're doing on a computer screen.

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(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not so Easy to Use

By Vivian

from Big Lake, MN

Comments about Boss BR-900CD Digital Recording Studio:

I bought the BOSS BR-900CD recording studio three years ago and it still sits unused. I would like to use it, but the manual is nearly impossible to understand and if you don't already know how to use it nothing happens. So, it is a project that gets set off to the side collecting dust until I have time to try again. Each trial ends in frustration. The problem is the initial set-up. I can't get it to record anything. The Demo tunes are all it will play. Someone should really offer a class or make a video showing how to set it up and use this equipment.

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(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Beginner Recording Studio

By Revent

from Santa Maria, CA

Comments about Boss BR-900CD Digital Recording Studio:

What I love about this unit is that it is easy to use. I was able to write a song in a weekend from beginning to end using just my guitar and the built in mic and master a CD for my friends. I quickly ran into the need for more tracks however and was frustrated with the bouncing process. The first time I did something wrong and it erased one of my tracks and I had to record all over again. The user manual is adequate but not the best. The effects are fairly good if you take the time to tweak them. They are digitally clean. For what this is and the features it has I think it's a fantastic deal for the money.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What a great recorder!

By PH!L

from Colorado

Comments about Boss BR-900CD Digital Recording Studio:

I'll keep this short and simple... I've recorded in some great recording studios with recording equipment worth more than I could ever imagine spending. But the quality of recordings from my BR900CD are better than anything I have ever done before! Super cheap, super ease to use, and super high quality; this device is a MUST HAVE for anyone who wants their music to be heard.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I don't feel like I was ripped off.

By Boombitches

from texas

Comments about Boss BR-900CD Digital Recording Studio:

Buy it and love it. Awesome machine. I don't have it down 100% and I have been at it over a month. I have been finding more and more helpful surprises. I hope that I don't have it mastered for another month. It is worth the money. If you want to put out a demo or add music for your myspace page then this is the machine to use.

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(23 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hip Hop ain't dead with this boss

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Boss BR-900CD Digital Recording Studio:

Being an up and coming hip hop artist studio time can get real expensive, until I got the boss 900. Now i can edit my own tracks with ease and not worry about spending any cash for someone's studio. I can record a track at night, edit it, and have people hearing it the next morning.

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(25 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Happy

By bobonoshow

from Converse, TX

Comments about Boss BR-900CD Digital Recording Studio:

I purchased this recorder this week and it has been fantastic. I am a hobbyist musician and I have been looking for a recorder in my budget range that would allow me to lay down several tracks with my guitars and bass. It has wonderful sound and plenty of effects. I consider myself a layman when it comes to recording. If you take the time to study the instructions I promise you will not be dissapointed. The range of effects are wide and easy to use. If you are looking for something to have alot of fun with and do some serious home recording the Boss BR900CD will do the job. Take your time and read the directions. With each practice session your playing and recording will improve.

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(5 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

You get what you pay for, ...

By Superstrat

from Oklahoma City, Ok

Comments about Boss BR-900CD Digital Recording Studio:

You get what you pay for, as they say. This recorder is no different. It doesn't replace that several thousand dollar set up at a studio, but its great for getting an idea and not paying extra for studio time. Thumbs up!

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(27 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A great middle of the road priced recorder

By Fuzzball

from Ida, MI

Comments about Boss BR-900CD Digital Recording Studio:

I remember back when a good quality recorder would easily cost 3 times as much as this unit. Over the years I have used several Boss BR recording units and everyone has been a great value for the price. The BR900CD is no exception. This is a great compact recording unit. The unit is a 8 track recorder that uses CompactFlash cards which makes carrying the media a snap. The BR900CD has very usable effects (especially for the guitar). The drum patter generator is usable but I would not use them for a final mix. I found that using the drum generator to make a drum scratch track was a very useful feature. I also liked using the drum generator as a practice feature to help a guitarist develop better timing. The unit also has a mastering toolkit which is very usable. The BR900CD also can burn a CD of your mix when you are finished. With all of these features a person could have a small little studio in a box and achieve very good results. The BR900CD is simple to use (which is one of their key goals). With all of these points in mind a person could enter into the world of recording with this unit very easily without much hassle or breaking the bank. I highly recommend the BR900CD.

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(1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

ME

By Me

from Iowa

Comments about Boss BR-900CD Digital Recording Studio:

It has very good sound and there are many options on this recorder. But it is not a simple recorder - not very easy to use... The built in recorder is why I bought this recorder and I love that.

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