BR-1600CD

Digital Recorder

BR-1600CD: Digital Recorder

Features

BOSS’s BR-1600CD 16-track recorder, the most popular and full-featured portable 16-track on the market, expands with a Version 2 upgrade. Already powerful with its eight XLR inputs for simultaneous recording, pro-grade effects, and backing tracks, the BR-1600CD with Version 2 upgrade (free for all previous BR-1600 units) improves and adds to the existing effects, including COSM® bass amp models from the GT-6B, enhanced vocal tools, MIDI sync capability, and more. Also new to Version 2 — the BR-1600CD can read BR-1200CD/1180CD song data, no conversion process necessary.

  • 16-track (256 V-Track) digital studio with 80GB hard drive and CD-R/RW drive
  • Record all 8 XLR inputs simultaneously—ideal for tracking live performances
  • Powerful onboard effects including COSM modeling for guitar, bass and vocals
  • New Vocal Tool Box with auto pitch correction and Harmony Sequence function
  • 16 individual Track EQs, plus 8 dedicated compressors
  • Mastering Tool Kit with multi-band compression for loud and punchy CDs
  • Create backing tracks quickly via independent Drum/Bass and Loop Phrase tracks
  • USB port for easy data exchange, plus V-LINK video control*
  • COSM models added (derived from BOSS’s GT-6B)
  • Enhanced Vocal Tool Box for better vocals and backings
  • MIDI Slave capable for control from external MIDI devices
  • BR-1180CD/1200CD data compatible

*V-LINK requires Edirol DV7-PR with software version 1.50 or higher.

New Bass Effects
Two types of bass-amp models were provided in the original BR-1600CD. Now, in Version 2, six COSM models have been added, bringing the total to eight. Also new to Version 2 are COSM-powered overdrive/distortion effects derived from the GT-6B, plus 2x2 Chorus, Humanizer, Vibrato, Slow Gear, and Ring Modulator effects. In Version 2, the order/routing of FX blocks can be freely modified.

Enhanced Vocal Tool Box
Fix pitch, add harmony tracks—these essential tools have been part of the BR-1600CD’s feature set since its release. With Version 2, the Vocal Tool Box gets even better with enhanced realtime vocal-pitch correction that allows you to designate specific editing regions (by contrast, Version 1’s pitch correction was a real time process in units of semitones). The Harmony Sequence feature has been improved as well, allowing you to have more control over the editing parameters.

MIDI Sync
New to the BR-1600CD is its ability to synchronize playback or recording with another BR-1600CD, recorder, or MIDI sequencer via incoming MIDI Time Code (MTC). If you have a friend who owns a BR-1600CD, for example, the two units can be combined to create a 32-track recording studio with 16 simultaneous input channels!

Audio & Video

Audio

Specs

Tracks
Track: 16
V-Track: 256 (16 V-Tracks per each Track)
* Up to 8 tracks can be recorded simultaneously, and up to 16 tracks can be played back simultaneously.
Maximum Useful Capacity / Recording Time
Internal Hard Disk: 40 G bytes / Recording Time; 120 hours (conversion in one track)
* The recording times shown above are approximate. Times may vary depending on the number of songs and size of imported loop phrase that were created.
* The recording time s shown are the total for all tracks used. Therefore, if each of the sixteen tracks contain an equal amount of data, the length of the resulting song will be approximately 1/16 of the time shown.
Signal Processing
AD Conversion:24 bit, AF Method (Guitar/Bass), 24 bit, â–³Σ Modulation (VOCAL, MULTI-TRACK, STEREO TRACKS)
DA Conversion: 24 bit, â–³Σ Modulation
Internal Processing: 24 bit (digital mixer section)
Recording Data:16 bit linear
Sample Rate
44.1 kHz
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 20 kHz (+1/-3 dB)
Total Distortion
0.02 % or less (INPUT SENS: CENTER, 1 kHz at nominal output level)
Nominal Input Level (Variable)
GUITAR/BASS jack: -10 dBu
MIC 1-8 jacks (XLR): -40 dBu
INPUT 1-8 jacks: -10 dBu
Input Impedance
GUITAR/BASS jack: 1 M ohms
MIC 1-8 jacks (XLR): 12.5 k ohms (HOT-COLD), 6.5 k ohms (HOT-GND, COLD-GND)
INPUT 1-8 jacks: 22 k ohms
Nominal Output Level
LINE OUT jack:-10 dBu
Output Impedance
LINE OUT jack: 2 k ohms
PHONES 1, 2 jack: 100 ohms
Recommended Load Impedance
LINE OUT jack: 20 k ohms or greater
PHONES 1, 2 jack: 8 to 50 ohms
Residual Noise Level
LINE OUT jack: -90 dBu or less (INPUT SELECT: GUITAR/BASS, input terminated with 1 k ohms, INPUT SENS: CENTER, IHF-A, typ.)
Interface
DIGITAL IN: S/PDIF 16-24 bit (coaxial type)
DIGITAL OUT: S/PDIF 16-24 bit (coaxial type)
USB connecter (B type)
Display
130 x 36 mm (Backlit LCD)
Connectors
MIDI IN connector
MIDI OUT connector
USB connector
DIGITAL IN connector (coaxial type)
DIGITAL OUT connector (coaxial type)
FOOT SW jack (1/4 inch phone type)
EXP PEDAL jack (Stereo 1/4” phone type)
LINE OUT jacks (RCA Phono type)
INPUT 1-8 jacks (unbalanced, 1/4” phone type)
MIC 1-8 jacks(XLR balanced)
PHONES 1 jack (Stereo 1/4” phone type)
PHONES 2 jack (Stereo 1/4” phone type)
GUITAR/BASS jack (1/4” phone type)
Power Supply
DC 12 V; AC Adaptor (Roland PSB-7U)
Power Consumption
3 A
Accessories
AC Adaptor: PSB-7U
Owner's Manual
Effect Patch List
DISCRETE DRUMS (CD-ROM)
Size and Weight ( excl. AC Adaptor )
Width
494 mm
19-1/2 inches
Depth
339 mm
13-3/8 inches
Height
99 mm
3-15/16 inches
Weight
4.9 kg
10 lbs. 13 oz.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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