MESSE05: Boss BR-1600CD Gets An Upgrade

New Features Added      06/04/05

Buying Choices
The Boss BR-1600CD 16-track recorder, the most popular and full-featured portable 16-track on the market has been expanded 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, gets enhanced vocal tools, MIDI sync capability, and the ability to read BR-1200CD/1180CD song data with no conversion process necessary. Main New Features
  • 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.
  • New to Version 2 are COSM-powered overdrive/distortion effects derived from the GT-6B, plus Octave, Defretter, 2x2 Chorus, Humanizer, Vibrato, Enhancer, Slow Gear, and Ring Modulator effects.
  • In Version 2, the order/routing of FX algorithms can be freely modified.
  • 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 more control over the editing parameters.
  • 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. More info:
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