BR-900CD

BR-900CD: Digital Recorder

Popular, Easy-To-Use Recorder Gets Big New Features

Features

The BR-900CD is one of the world’s most popular, easy-to-use portable multi-track recorders. With Version 2, BOSS takes the best BR features and expands it with dozens of new COSM® guitar-amp models, plus a super-cool new drum-editing software app and 500 minutes of recording time via 1GB Compact Flash.

  • 8-track recorder with CD burner
  • 2 XLR phantom-powered mic inputs
  • 46 types of BOSS GT-Pro class COSM® amps onboard
  • 1 GB Compact Flash card included for 500 track-minutes of recording time
  • Pro-quality effects for every instrument type, plus mastering and pitch correction

Popular, Easy-To-Use Recorder Gets Big New Features

More Info

The Best Gets Better
With the same reliable and ultra-friendly operation as BOSS’s highly popular BR-864, the BR-900CD takes three big steps forward by increasing the front-panel fader count from four to eight, and adding a built-in CD-RW drive and Pitch Correction to the feature set. The BR-900CD is compatible with CompactFlash cards up to 1GB capacity, which provides up to 500 minutes of record time (standard mode) in one shot. Even with all of these great new features, the unit’s footprint remains small for ease of travel.

Expanded Recording Time
No need to worry about track- record lengths. With a 1GB Compact Flash card onboard, the BR-900CD Version 2 provides up to 500 minutes of recording time.

New COSM® Amps Onboard
It’s a dream collection for guitarists. Direct from BOSS’ top-of-the-line GT-Pro come 46 types of COSM® guitar-amp models. Simply plug in and explore an amazing treasure trove of tone without the cost and hassle of dealing with physical amplifiers.

New Ways to Groove
The original BR-900CD was equipped with a built-in drum machine.Version 2 has a virtual drummer onboard as well, but with an advantage: a downloadable graphical Rhythm Editor software forcreating rhythm pattern and arrangements visually via Mac or PC. It’s the best of both worlds.

USB Spoken
Connect the BR-900CD to the outside world with one convenient USB connection. Import and export audio files and song data quickly and easily. Need to add some drum loops or vocal samples to your song? Simply drag and drop your favorite WAV files from USB-equipped computer directly into the BR-900CD. Conversely, you can export audio that you’ve created internally on the BR-900CD to computers.

Popular, Easy-To-Use Recorder Gets Big New Features

Specs

Tracks
Track: 8
V-Track: 64 (8 V-Tracks per each Track)
* Up to 2 tracks can be recorded simultaneously, and up to 8 tracks can be played back simultaneously.
Useful Capacity
CompactFlash: 32 MB to 1 GB
Data Type
HiFi (MT2)
STANDARD (LV1)
LONG (LV2)
Signal Processing
AD Conversion: 24 bit delta-sigma Modulation + AF-AD (GUITAR/BASS, MIC), 24 bit delta-sigma Modulation (LINE, SIMUL)
DA Conversion: 24 bit delta-sigma Modulation
Internal Processing: 24 bit (digital mixer section)
Sample Rate
44.1 kHz
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 20 kHz (+1/-3 dBu)
Nominal Input Level (Variable)
GUITAR/BASS jack: -20 dBu
MIC (TRS balanced/XLR) jack: -40 dBu
LINE jack: -10 dBu
Input Impedance
GUITAR/BASS jack: 1 M ohms
MIC 1/2 jack: 1.0 k ohms (HOT-COLD)(TRS balanced/XLR), 1.0 k ohms (HOT-GND, COLD-GND)
LINE jack: 10 k ohms
Nominal Output Level
LINE OUT jack: -10 dBu
Output Impedance
LINE OUT jack: 2 k ohms
Headphones jack: 140 ohms
Recommended Load Impedance
LINE OUT jack: 20 k ohms or greater
Headphones jack: 32 to 100 ohms
Residual Noise Level
LINE OUT jack: -85 dBu or less (INPUT SELECT: GUITAR/BASS, input terminated with 1 k ohms, INPUT SENS: CENTER, IHF-A, typ., EFFECT: OFF)
Interface
DIGITAL OUT: Optical type
USB Connector
Display
16 Characters x 2 Lines + Approx. 100 icons (Backlit LCD)
Connectors
GUITAR/BASS jack (1/4 inch phone type)
MIC 1 jacks (XLR type/TRS 1/4 inch phone type, Balanced)
MIC 2 jacks (XLR type, Balanced)
LINE IN jack L/R (RCA Phono type)
LINE OUT jack L/R (RCA Phono type)
DIGITAL OUT Connector (Optical type)
FOOT SW/EXP PEDAL jack (1/4 inch phone type)
MIDI OUT Connector
Headphones Jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type)
Power Supply
DC 9 V; Supply AC Adaptor (PSC series), Dry batteries x 6
Current Draw
900 mA (AC Adaptor)
200 mA (Dry Batteries)
* Expected battery life under continuous use:Alkaline: 4 hours(These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)
Accessories
AC Adaptor: PSC series
Demo Card
Owner's Manual
Options
Foot Switch: FS-5U
Pedal Switch: DP-2 (Roland)
Expression Pedal: EV-5 (Roland), FV-300L
Stereo Headphones: RH-200/RH-50
Size and Weight ( excluding batteries )
Width
351 mm
13-7/8 inches
Depth
225 mm
8-7/8 inches
Height
69 mm
2-3/4 inches
Weight
2.2 kg
4 lbs. 14 oz.
* 0 dBu = 0.775V rms
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

Accessories

DP-2

Damper Pedal

DP-2

Momentary footswitch for use with keyboards and recording products.

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FS-5U/-5L

Foot Switch

FS-5U/-5L

Durable metal footswitch available in latching and unlatching types.

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FS-6

Dual Footswitch

FS-6

Two switches in one, BOSS’s new FS-6 combines latch- and momentary-type switching into one unit.

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EV-5/-7

Expression Pedals

EV-5/-7

Durable pedals for controlling a wide range of effects parameters.

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FV-500H/-500L

Volume Pedal

FV-500H/-500L

Tank-tough diecast pedals designed to meet the needs of the most demanding players.

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DR-30

Microphone

DR-30

Roland deepens its audio product line with the introduction of three new microphones — two for the stage, one for the studio.

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DR-50

Microphone

DR-50

Roland deepens its audio product line with the introduction of three new microphones — two for the stage, one for the studio.

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Downloads & Updates

Downloads & Updates

BR-900CD System Update Version 2.12

This is the latest operating system version for the BR-900CD. Please refer to the "BR900v212Readme.pdf" document for the update procedure.

This version adds additional COSM Guitar Amp Models derived from BOSS’s GT-PRO

BR-900/-600 Rhythm Editor Version 1.00 (PC)
This is an application program for editing rhythm parameters of the BR-900CD/BR-600 on your computer.

System Requirements:
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP, Microsoft® Windows Vista®
* This does not work with the 64-bit Edition of Windows®.
CPU/Clock: Intel® Core™, Pentium® processor 2.6 GHz or higher
RAM: 512 MB or more
Hard Disk: 20 MB or more
Display/Colors: 1024 x 768 or higher / 65,536 colors (16 bit High Color) or more
BR-900/-600 Rhythm Editor Version 1.00 (Mac)
This is an application program for editing rhythm parameters of the BR-900CD/BR-600 on your computer.

System Requirements:
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later
CPU/Clock: Intel® Core™/Xeon™, PowerPC G5 1.6 GHz or higher
RAM: 512 MB or more
Hard Disk: 30 MB or more
Display/Colors: 1024 x 768 or higher / 32,000 colors or more
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.
BR WAV Converter v2.0 (Mac Classic)
This is the legacy version of the BR WAV Converter software for converting BR-532/-864/-900CD tracks to .WAV files and .WAV files to BR-532/-864/-900CD tracks.

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

BR-900CD TurboStart
BR-600/-864/-900CD Compact Flash Card Guidelines
An Introduction to Recording Your Own CD
BOSS Product Catalog 2008
Forging the Future - Innovation for Creative Inspiration
BOSS forges into 2008 with an awe-inspiring lineup of effects, digital studios, and accessories.
BR-900CD Brochure
BR-900CD Version 2.0 Brochure
BR-Series Brochure

Product Manuals

Owner’s Manual: BR-900CD_OM.pdf
Version 2 Manual: BR-900CD_V2_OM.pdf