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arrowReleased: 1999?  arrowVersion: 0.00
arrowRated: 5.6/10arrow User reviews: (25)
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BJK writes:
This Boss/Roland recorder is packed with craps, rubbish and "features". 1st time I write a review for a gear to warn buyers and reader to stay away from it! This recorder sux big time! I brough this recorder a few months ago second hand but in good nic. I was so excited that day and played around with it for the whole evening. The very next day I advertised to sell it! The internal effects is cheap and the in-build rythm is so damn weak and skinny.

Sounds like it all going to fall apart! The main thing that you would expect from a recorder is recording quality but sadly it isn't there in the BR8. There is absolute no dynamic and no sonic in the recording but pure compression rubbish.

If your not into quality but have limited $ and gears and want fully featured recorder this maybe your best option.

Good Points
A cheap all-in-1 portable 8 tracks recorder. 64 Virtual Tracks? A big laugh.
Bad Points
Sad but have to say, the recording quality is sux just as the rest of the other features. No SCSI. The MIDI response is slow like those '80 MIDI gears.

 Boss / Roland BR-8 Specifications:

Digital IOs:

Midi IOs:
Max tracks: 8
Maximum Resolution:16bits comp
Software supported:

 BR-8 Links

The BR8 Manifesto Very good BR8 information site
VS Planet Has a BR8 discussion forum (under Users BBS)
BR8 Patch Bank Collection of custom made patches
BR-8 Resources information and downloads for the Boss BR-8 digital recording studio
Electronic Musician review

Try the Recorders links page for more..