BR-864

8-Track Digital Studio

BR-864: 8-Track Digital Studio

Features

The BOSS BR-864 puts 8-track digital recording in the palm of your hand. Never has so much power been available in such a small package. With features like 64 Virtual Tracks, onboard COSM effects, Compact Flash media for recording and a built-in USB port, the BR-864 has everything guitarists and songwriters need to turn ideas into songs.

  • Compact 8-track digital recording studio with intuitive BOSS-style operation
  • Uses 128MB Compact Flash media (included) for over 60 minutes of recording time
  • 8-track simultaneous playback; 64 Virtual Tracks (V-Tracks) for recording
  • Programmable Rhythm Guide drum track with Tone Load function
  • Insert/Loop effects with COSM Guitar Amp Modeling and Bass Simulator, plus new wah effects, guitar synth and Harmonist
  • New dedicated track EQ for all 8 playback tracks
  • Instrument/Hi-Z Instrument input, XLR and 1/4” Microphone inputs, plus stereo RCA Line input
  • USB port for .WAV/AIFF file exchange with PCs; S/PDIF digital output
  • Built-in microphone and battery power for recording any time, any place

Specs

Tracks
Tracks
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.
Data Storage
Useful Capacity
CompactFlash: 32 MB to 1 GB
Data Type
HiFi (MT2), STANDARD (LV1), LONG (LV2)
Sample Rate
44.1 kHz
Recording Time
HiFi (MT2)
16 min/ 32 MB, 32 min/ 64 MB, 65 min/ 128 MB, 130 min/ 256 MB, 260 min/ 512 MB, 520 min/ 1GB
STANDARD (LV1)
19 min/ 32 MB, 39 min/ 64 MB, 78 min/ 128 MB, 156 min/ 256 MB, 312 min/ 512 MB, 624 min / 1GB
LONG (LV2)
24 min/ 32 MB, 49 min/ 64 MB, 98 min/ 128 MB, 196 min/ 256 MB, 392 min/ 512 MB, 784 min / 1GB
* The above-listed recording times are approximate. Times may be slightly shorter depending on the number of songs that were created.
* The above number is the total for all the tracks that are used. If each of the eight r tracks contain an equal amount of data, the length of the resulting song will be approximately 1/8 of the above.
Input
Nominal Input Level
GUITAR/BASS : -24 dBu
MIC (Phone/XLR) : -44 dBu
LINE : -16 dBu
Input Impedance
GUITAR/BASS : 1 M ohm
MIC (Phone/XLR) : 8.9 k ohm (HOT-COLD), 8.2 k ohm (HOT-GND, COLD-GND)
LINE : 15 k ohms
Output
Nominal Output Level
LINE OUT : -10 dBu
Output Impedance
LINE OUT : 2 k ohms
HEADPHONES : 147 ohms
Recommended Load Impedance
LINE OUT : 20 k ohms or greater
HEADPHONES : 8 to 50 ohms
Residual Noise Level
LINE OUT : -85 dBu or less
* INPUT SELECT: GUITAR/BASS, input terminated with 1 k ohms, INPUT SENS: Center, IHF-A, typ., Effect: off)
Interface
USB connector
DIGITAL OUT (optical type)
Connectors
GUITAR/BASS (1/4" phone type)
MIC (XLR, 1/4" TRS phone type)
LINE IN (RCA pin type)
LINE OUT (RCA pin type)
FOOT SW/ EXP Pedal (1/4" phone type)
HEADPHONES (Stereo 1/4" phone type)
MIDI OUT
Power Supply
Power Type
DC 9 V; AC Adaptor (PSA series), Dry batteries x 6
Current Draw
200 mA
Accessories
Dry battery (R6(AA)type) x6
Owner's Manual
Demo Card (CompactFlash: 128 MB)
Options
AC adaptor (PSA series)
Foot Switch (FS-5U)
Pedal Switch (DP-2)
Expression Pedal (EV-5, FV-300L)
Size and Weight ( excl. batteries )
Width
322 mm
12-11/16 inches
Depth
225 mm
8-7/8 inches
Height
69 mm
2-3/4 inches
Weight
1.7 kg
3 lbs. 11 oz.
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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