CD/CF Recorder


Whether your goal is to record audio and make CDs to present a performance or composition for evaluation, to advance your playing skills with the help of high-tech learning tools, to preserve and archive important audio, or to capture unforgettable moments like concerts or public events, the CD-2 will do the job quickly and simply — and with professional-quality results.

Easy Recording

Recording is a breeze on the CD-2. A high-quality stereo microphone is built in for top-grade, on-the-spot recording; additional mics can be plugged in as well. The CD-2 records directly onto CDs. So start playing, and as soon as you’re done you’ll have a finished, professional CD! For extra long recording times (complete concerts, church services, etc.), the CD-2 offers recording to popular card (CompactFlash) media, and supports up to 2 GB capacity for approximately six hours of recording time at 16 Bit/44.1 kHz linear mode.

Edit Your Recordings!

When recording to CompactFlash, your audio can be edited using functions such as Audio Level Adjustment, Song Erase, and Trim for cutting out silence between songs. Once you have everything the way you want, you can burn your performance directly to CD.

Music-Training Support

Students will appreciate the CD-2’s usefulness as an educational/practice tool, thanks to its built-in stereo speakers, speed/pitch control, tuner, and metronome. You can easily record lessons or musical passages, and play them back at a slower tempo while retaining the original pitch. Or change the pitch of the audio and play along indifferent key signatures. The CD-2 provides some great learning advantages for all levels of students.

Convenient Connections

The CD-2 makes it easy to get audio in and out. For ultra convenience, a stereo microphone is built-in, so all you have to do is point and shoot. Or, if desired, you can plug in external mics with the two XLR inputs, complete with phantom power. A pair of RCA inputs and outputs is provided for convenient connection to electronic piano, CD player or stereos; using the 1/4-inch inputs you can plug guitars, mics, and other instruments directly into the CD-2. And if you like, you can use the built-in guitar effects or reverb to greatly enhance your guitar or vocal sounds.

Onboard Effects

Enhance your recordings with the CD-2’s lineup of professional audio effects, such as reverb, EQ, and compression. Make your recordings sound more ambient and lush, or punchy and crisp. Special tools are also provided for guitar and vocals, and the onboard Mastering effects help you put the final polish on your audio before you burn it CD. You won’t believe how good your recordings can sound, and how friendly the CD-2’s tools are to use.

2 (Stereo)
Sample Rate
44.1 kHz
Signal Processing
AD/DA conversion: 24 bits
Recording Mode
Standard mode
Long mode
WAV mode
Recording Media
CompactFlash (16 MB - 2 GB)
Recording Songs
Up to 99 Songs on a single CompactFlash or CD-R
Up to 98 Songs on a single CD-RW
Audio Input
Internal Stereo Microphone
MIC Input 1, 2 Jack: XLR type with Phantom power, 1/4 inch TRS phone type
Guitar (Hi-Z) Jack: 1/4 inch phone type
LINE Input Jacks (L, R): RCA phono type
Audio Output
Internal Stereo Speaker
PHONES Jack: Stereo 1/4 inch phone type
AUX Out Jacks (L, R): RCA phono type
Frequency Response
20 Hz - 20 kHz (+0dB/-2dB)
Nominal Input Level (variable)
MIC Input 1, 2 Jack: -58 -- -22 dBu (maximum -10 dBu)
Guitar Jack (Hi-Z): -32 -- -2 dBu (maximum +10 dBu)
LINE Input Jacks (L, R): -24 -- +12 dBu (maximum +24 dBu)
Nominal Output Level
AUX Output Jacks (L, R): -8 dBu (maximum +4 dBu)
Input Impedance
MIC Input 1, 2 Jack: 4 k ohms (balanced)
Guitar Jack (Hi-Z): 1 M ohms
Line Input Jacks (L, R): 9 k ohms
Output Impedance
AUX Output Jacks (L, R): 1 k ohms
Phones Jack: 10 ohms
Recommended Load Impedance
AUX Output Jacks (L, R): 10 k ohms or greater
Phones Jack: 32 ohms
Other Input/Output Connectors
MIDI Out Connector: 5-pin DIN type
Foot Switch Jack: 1/4 inch phone type
Dynamics group: 22 patches
Vocal group: 26 patches
Guitar/Bass group: 38 patches
Mastering Tool: 25 patches
16 characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD)
Power Supply
AC Adaptor (PSB-7U)
Current Draw
3.0 A
Owner's Manual
AC Adaptor (PSB-7U)
Power Cord
CompactFlash (128 M bytes)
CD-R (Blank media)
Card Protector
Foot Switch: FS-5U (BOSS)
Pedal Switch: DP-2
Size and Weight
302 mm
11-15/16 inches
242 mm
9-9/16 inches
76 mm
3 inches
3.1 kg
6 lbs. 14 oz.
(0 dBu = 0.775 V rms)
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.


Updates & Drivers

  • CD-2 System Update Version 1.060

    This is the latest operating system for the CD-2. Please refer to the "readme.pdf" for the update procedure.

    Note: This file is compressed and will need to be uncompressed after downloading. Windows users can use WinZip to uncompress the file. Macintosh users can us Stuffit Expander to uncompress the file.

    You can get WinZip here

    You can get Stuffit Expander here


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