Boss BR-1200CD Digital Recording Studio  

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Turn your ideas into finished songs with power and ease.

The Boss BR-1200CD Digital Recording Studio may be the most comprehensive hard disk recorder you can get, but it's also easy to use.
2-track simultaneous record and 12-track simultaneous playback with 192 virtual tracks, plus professional I/O makes the BR-1200CD a versatile recording partner. It's packed with great COSM effects and amp models derived from BOSS's GT-6/6B multi-effects processors, plus a great-sounding bass and drum rhythm programmer for instant backing tracks. Just press the Audio CD Write/Play button to jump to the CD Burning menu and finalize your project. Pro touches include an icon-based user interface, XLR inputs with phantom power, and a USB port for audio export/import in WAV format.

Multi-effects and COSM models

The BR-1200CD is equipped with a powerful multi-effects processor derived from the famous BOSS GT-6/GT-6B. A lineup of COSM models include the world-standard Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus, R-FIier Vintage, Metal Stack, BOSS Compact Pedal models such as OD-1 and MT-2, and more. COSM Mic Models emulate expensive condenser mics. Correct pitch and add harmonies with the Vocal Tool Box, and for the finishing touch, tap into the Mastering Tool Kit to put a pro-quality polish on your tracks.

Backing band built in

Another distinguishing feature of the BR-1200CD is its world-class bass and drum programmer, packed with instruments and patterns to suit a variety of styles. Realistic acoustic drums and percussion are included, as well as many electronic sounds to compose modern hybrid types of music. For bass, you can choose from a variety of bass sounds, such as slapped basses, picked basses, and fretless basses. Jam along with the supplied patterns or create your own from scratch. The EZ Compose feature makes ultrarealistic custom programming a snap. There's also a selection of great loop phrases pre-installed on the internal hard drive.

Computer connection

The BR-1200CD has a USB port for simple, one-cable data exchange with your computer. You can export audio tracks to your computer in WAV format, and safely save backups of your song data. If you have WAV files you would like to use, you can import them to the BR-1200CD's tracks via USB as well.

  • 12-track playback
  • 192 virtual tracks
  • 2-track simultaneous record
  • CDRW drive
  • 40GB hard drive
  • Insert effects
  • Mastering Tool Kit
  • Vocal Tool Kit
  • COSM amp and effects models
  • Programmable drum generator
  • 2 XLR inputs with phantom power
  • TRS inputs
  • Hi-Z guitar/bass input
  • RCA I/O
  • Optical digital out
  • Footswitch jack
  • Expression pedal jack
  • MIDI I/O

Despite its power-packed feature list, including mastering tool kit, it's very easy to use and beginner-friendly. It's a solid recorder that could be the heart of your recording setup for years to come. Order now!

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EQ every time!!!!!


from Maryland

Comments about Boss BR-1200CD Digital Recording Studio:

You must EQ every track after recording. The actually recording or monitor will have plenty of gain, but after a given track is recorded, you can do away with all the gain per "treble", "Mid", and "Bass" on the EQ. You'll get a thin signal, but once all the distroted gain is gone, you can start again, and add more bass gain or mid. The idea is to do away with all the distortion the default settings will give you. Once you learn how to manipulate the gain settings, you're good to go.

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from Colombia - South America

Comments about Boss BR-1200CD Digital Recording Studio:

got it and found it excellent. It is very easy to record tracks. It's a little difficult to balance volume for final CD writing, but I think it is lack of practice.

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Great equipment, horrible, horrible manual


from California

Comments about Boss BR-1200CD Digital Recording Studio:

I've had this piece of equipment for just a day...I used to own a BR-8 and found most of the basic controls almost identical on the BR-1200... I wasn't at all familiar or fond with the use of the V-tracks on the BR-8, they weren't really necessary for my setup. But because of the Mastering Tool Kit on the BR-1200, the use and understanding of V-tracks is practically mandatory. The good news is, it's pretty straightforward and simple--once you figure it out for yourself! The manual for this gadget is horribly written and probably only makes sense to the guy who wrote it. I literally had to gather all the relevant pieces of information from various places of the manual to make sense of everything, and I literally almost broke into tears out of frustration last night, as I had no idea whether the BR-1200 was defective or I was doing something wrong. Now back to the positives. It is very simple to use and the mixing and effects seem more polished than the BR-8. Also, the sync function is perfect for those of us who still have the ancient setups that involve an actual sequencer (I still work with a Roland MC-50). I believe that the BR-1200 is one of the best digital recorders around for the money.

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