MICRO BR® BR-80

MICRO BR® BR-80: Digital Recorder

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Features

Small enough to fit in your pocket, the BOSS MICRO BR BR-80 is the ultimate new portable recording and jam-along tool for guitarists and other musicians. It’s equipped with three modes to create, record, and perform your music: an eight-track MTR (Multi-Track Recorder) mode; an eBand mode for onstage backing tracks and phrase training; and a Live Rec mode for instantly capturing high-quality stereo recordings. You can even combine the three modes seamlessly. Record your phrase ideas using Live Rec mode, for example, and then import the recordings into MTR mode to use as foundations for song production. Once you’ve added tracks, import your finished songs into eBand mode for backing-track accompaniment at the gig. The MICRO BR BR-80 is truly a must-have for all musicians!

  • Three modes: MTR (multi-track recorder), eBand, and Live Rec
  • Records directly to SD/SDHC memory card (up to 32 GB)
  • High-quality stereo condenser microphone built in for instant audio capture
  • 64 V-Tracks and eight simultaneous playback tracks
  • eBand function for phrase training and play-along tracks
  • Huge library of built-in backing and rhythm patterns
  • World-class COSM® amps and effects onboard
  • Use as a USB audio interface with built-in effects
  • SONAR X1 LE software included

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The Complete Studio To Go

Don’t be fooled by its size — this little studio is loaded! The MTR (Multi-Track Recorder) mode offers 64 V-Tracks with eight simultaneous playback tracks. In addition, a dedicated stereo rhythm track is provided, as well as an onboard library of great grooves to choose from. The intuitive user-interface continues the simple-to-use tradition of BOSS’ acclaimed BR series, with a graphical design that follows the layout of a conventional recording console. With EQ, reverb, and mastering tools plus, world-class COSM® amps and effects for guitar, bass, and vocals the MICRO BR BR-80 is ready to deliver complete, pro-quality recordings with ease.

Virtual Jam Band

The MICRO BR BR-80’s eBand mode offers musicians a fun way to play along with their favorite songs. With the bundled eBand Song List Editor software, you can import CD, MP3, and WAV audio files from a computer via USB. The Center Cancel function can be used to minimize the volume of pre-recorded vocals and solos for play- and sing-along enjoyment. eBand mode is also an excellent partner for musical training, as it lets you record your performance adjust playback speed and/or pitch as desired.

Built-In Stereo Mic

In combination with the onboard high-grade stereo condenser microphones, the MICRO BR BR-80’s Live Rec mode lets you capture pristine stereo recordings instantly. Record vocals, guitar parts, and song ideas the moment inspiration strikes. Your recorded audio files can be easily imported into the MICRO BR BR-80’s MTR mode to use as a basis for multi-track song production.

High-Quality Multi FX

The MICRO BR BR-80 is packed with professional multi-effects powered by a newly developed custom DSP chip. Over 40 types of COSM amp models give you instant access to a wide range of powerful guitar and bass sounds. The preset patches allow first-timers and pros alike to enjoy high-quality sounds immediately, while power users can tweak parameters in micro detail for the ultimate tonal control. The dedicated vocal effects, comparable with BOSS’s popular VE-20, include doubling, harmony effects, pitch correction, and more.

PC Companion

The ultra-flexible MICRO BR BR-80 can be used as a stand-alone digital recorder or as audio interface for a USB-equipped computer. Cakewalk’s SONAR X1 LE DAW software (for Windows) is bundled with the MICRO BR BR-80, giving users a full-fledged PC-based music production environment with latency-free recording and a powerful range of COSM amps and effects. Furthermore, the bundled Wave Converter software lets you easily exchange data between the MICRO BR BR-80 and SONAR X1 LE or any other DAW.

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Specs

Tracks
MTR Mode
Tracks: 8
Simultaneously recording track: 2
V-Track: 64 (8 V-Tracks per each Track)
eBand Mode
Tracks: 2 (stereo)
Simultaneously recording track: 2 (stereo)
LIVE REC Mode
Tracks: 2 (stereo)
Simultaneously recording track: 2
*Either the playback or the recording
Recording Media
SDHC Memory Card (4 GB to 32 GB)
SD Memory Card (1 GB to 2 GB)
Data Type
MTR Mode
Linear (Bit Depth: 16 bits)
eBand Mode
eBand Songs (Recording/Playback)
WAV (Bit Depth: 16 bits, Playback only)
MP3 (Bit Rates: 64 kbps to 320 kbps, Playback only)
LIVE REC Mode
WAV (Bit Depth: 16 bits, Recording/Playback)
MP3 (Bit Rates: 64 kbps to 320 kbps, Recording/Playback)
AD/DA
AD Conversion
24 bits
DA Conversion
24 bits
Sample Rate
44.1 kHz
Recording Time (conversion in one track)
MTR Mode
3 hours (1 GB), 100 hours (32 GB)
eBand Mode
eBand Song: 4 hours (1 GB), 130 hours (32 GB)
WAV 16-bit, stereo: 1.5 hours (1 GB), 50 hours (32 GB)
MP3 128 kbps, stereo: 16 hours(1 GB), 550 hours (32 GB)
LIVE REC Mode
WAV 16-bit, stereo: 1.5 hours (1 GB), 50 hours (32 GB)
MP3 128 kbps, stereo: 16 hours (1 GB), 550 hours (32 GB)
* The above-listed recording times are approximate. Times may be slightly shorter depending on the number of songs that were created.
* The above number of the MTR mode is the total for all the tracks that are used. If each of the eight tracks contain an equal amount of data, the length of the resulting song will be approximately 1/8 of the above.
Other
Nominal Input Level
GUITAR/MIC IN jack: -20 dBu (GUITAR/MIC SW = GUITAR), -40 dBu (GUITAR/MIC SW = MIC)
LINE IN jack:-10 dBu
Input Impedance
GUITAR/MIC IN jack: 1M ohm (GUITAR/MIC SW = GUITAR), 6k ohms (GUITAR/MIC SW = MIC)
LINE IN jack: 10k ohms
Nominal Output Level
PHONES/LINE OUT jack: -14 dBu
Output Impedance
PHONES/LINE OUT jack: 22 ohms
Display
Graphic LCD 128 x 64 dots (with backlit)
USB Functions
24-bit/44.1 kHz USB-AUDIO (Hi-Speed USB)
USB Mass Storage Class (Hi-Speed USB)
BUS Power operation
Connectors
GUITAR/MIC IN jack (1/4" phone type)
LINE IN jack (Stereo miniature phone type)
PHONES/LINE OUT jack (Stereo miniature phone type)
USB connector (mini-B type)
DC IN jack
Power Supply
DC 9V: AC Adaptor (sold separately)
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 2
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 2
USB Bus Power
Expected battery life: Approximately 6 hours (Alkaline dry cell batteries/with continuous playback of 8 tracks, power save function)
* May vary according to usage conditions, batteries used, and type of SD card used.
Current Draw
130 mA (DC IN)
Accessories
SD Memory Card, SONAR X1 LE DVD-ROM, USB Cable (mini-B type), Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 2, Owner's Manual
Options (sold separately)
AC Adaptor (PSA series), Silicone Rubber Case and Carrying Pouch: BA-BR80S
Size and Weight
Width
138 mm
5-7/16 inches
Depth
86 mm
3-7/16 inches
Height
22 mm
0-7/8 inches
Weight
140 g0 lbs. 5 oz.
0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to change without prior notice.

Accessories

BA-BR80S

Silicone Case/Pouch Set for BR-80

BA-BR80S

Specially designed silicone rubber case/pouch set for the MICRO BR® BR-80.

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RH-A7

Monitor Headphones

RH-A7

Comfortable and lightweight open-air headphones optimized for digital pianos.

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RH-D20

Monitor Headphones

RH-D20

Light and comfortable headphones with 40mm drivers and rotating earpieces.

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RH-D30

Monitor Headphones

RH-D30

Light and comfortable headphones with 45mm drivers and rotating earpieces.

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RH-A30

Open Air Headphones

RH-A30

Professional studio headphones with open air design.

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RH-200

Headphones

RH-200

Comfortable and accurate headphones for superior monitoring.

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RH-200S

Stereo Headphones

RH-200S

Offer the clarity, sonic accuracy, and comfort needed for mixing and silent practice.

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RH-300

Stereo Headphones

RH-300

Roland’s top-of-the-line headphones.

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RH-5

Headphones

RH-5

RH-5 headphones are perfect for electronic musical instruments such as Roland’s digital pianos and V-Drums.

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RH-iE3

In-Ear Headphones

RH-iE3

Attractive in-ear headphones with deeper bass and extended frequency performance.

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RH-ED1

In-Ear Headphones

RH-ED1

The RH-ED1 in-ear headphones offer comfortable, detailed monitoring during recording and playback.

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RH-L20

Monitor Headphones

RH-L20

Comfortable, lightweight, and great sounding stereo headphones.

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PSA-120S

Power Adapter

PSA-120S

Power Adapter

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Downloads & Updates

Downloads & Updates

MICROtracks Volume 1
MICROtracks are free MP3 files for the MICRO BR designed to help you get better at soloing on guitar. Designed by BOSS guitar gurus Paul Hanson and Robert Marcello, each file comes with instructions and a chord chart. Load them into your MICRO BR and change the tempo or loop a section for the ultimate practice tool.
MICROtracks Volume 2
MICROtracks Volume 2 includes four additional tracks to help you get better at soloing on guitar. Designed by BOSS guitar gurus Paul Hanson and Robert Marcello, each file comes with instructions and a chord chart. Load them into your MICRO BR and change the tempo or loop a section for the ultimate practice tool.
MICROtracks Volume 3
MICROtracks Volume 3 includes 71 additional tracks to help you get better at soloing on guitar.
MICRO BR® BR-80 System Update Version 1.06
This is the latest operating system version for the MICRO BR® BR-80. Please refer to the "MICRO BR® BR-80 System Update Procedure” pdf document included in this download for the update procedure.
MICRO BR® BR-80 Factory Restore Data v1.02
MICRO BR® BR-80 Driver for Driver Ver.1.0.1 for Windows 8/8.1

IMPORTANT NOTICE: When the Windows SmartScreen is displayed upon installing the driver, please perform the following procedure:
1. Click [ More info ]
2. Click [ Run anyway ]
* Skip Step 1 If your PC is not connected to the internet.

MICRO BR® BR-80 Driver for Windows 7/Vista/XP
MICRO BR® BR-80 USB Driver Mac OS 10.9 v1.0.0


We have confirmed that certain Mac models exhibit symptoms such as recording or playback not working properly. We are currently investigating this issue. Updated information regarding this can be found on this page.

We recommend users who operate one of the following Mac models not update to OS X Mavericks (10.9) at this time:

  • iMac: Late 2009
  • Mac Book: Late 2009
  • Mac Book Pro: Mid 2009, Mid 2010
  • Mac mini: Mid 2010
MICRO BR® BR-80 USB Driver Mac OS 10.8 v1.0.0
MICRO BR® BR-80 USB Driver Mac OS 10.7 v1.0.0
MICRO BR® BR-80 USB Driver Mac OS 10.6/10.5/10.4
BR WAV Converter v3.1 (PC)
This is the latest version of the BR Wav Converter software for converting MICRO BR® BR-80 tracks to .WAV files and .WAV files to MICRO BR® BR-80 tracks.
BR WAV Converter v3.11 (Mac)
This is the latest version of the BR Wav Converter software for converting MICRO BR® BR-80 tracks to .WAV files and .WAV files to MICRO BR® BR-80 tracks.
eBand Song List Editor Ver.1.01 for Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8

This software lets you do the following things:

  • Rip songs from a music CD to eBand
  • Load WAV or MP3 format audio files into eBand
  • Save songs from eBand to your computer
  • Add or edit song titles
eBand Song List Editor Ver.1.01 for Mac OS X

This software lets you do the following things:

  • Rip songs from a music CD to eBand
  • Load WAV or MP3 format audio files into eBand
  • Save songs from eBand to your computer
  • Add or edit song titles

Support

If you have questions about operating your BOSS product, please check our Knowledge Base for answers to the most common questions.

You can also contact our Product Support department by phone or email.

In addition, we have a library of Support Documents that you can download and reference. If Support Documents are available for this product, they will be listed below.

Support Documents

MICRO BR® BR-80 Workshop 01: Getting to Know the BR-80
Given its size, it’s a little hard to believe that the MICRO BR® BR-80 can do all the things it can do. But it’s true: This little box is packed with features that’ll quickly make it one of your most indispensable tools. It’s also a serious pocketful of fun. This Workshop booklet takes you on a tour of the MICRO BR® BR-80.
MICRO BR® BR-80 Workshop 02: Jam
The MICRO BR® BR-80’s jam-along eBand feature is almost too much fun, but that’s not all it is. It’s also a great practice and performing tool. This booklet takes you to the next level with eBand.
MICRO BR® BR-80 Workshop 03: Record
Yes, it’s a full-on multitrack recorder. Yes, it’s got eBand. But in LIVE REC mode, the BR-80 is also an incredibly useful handheld stereo recorder you can use for capturing song ideas, performances, and all of the sounds of your life. In this booklet, we explore LIVE REC mode in depth.
MICRO BR® BR-80 Workshop 04: Share
Yes, it’s nice to share. Especially when you’ve got an eight-track studio, friends who play and sing, and an internet connection. The MICRO BR® BR-80 ships with software that lets you send tracks to your friends and then bring their contributions back into your BR-80 songs. This booklet helps you get things going.
MICRO BR® BR-80 Workshop 05: Using the BR-80 as an Audio Interface
As if the BR-80 didn’t already offer enough features packed into its compact case, it also makes a great audio interface for a laptop recording rig. This booklet tells you how to use the BR-80 as the audio interface for your DAW.
MICRO BR® BR-80 Brochure
BOSS Product Catalog 2012
BOSS Product Catalog 2011