NAMM: Boss BR-1200CD Digital Recorder

Boss RecordingNAMM 2005: Boss has introduced the BR-1200CD 12-tracker.

A lineup of COSM amp models are built in, including the world famous Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus, plus models of BOSS Compact Pedals such as the OD-1 and MT-2. Also onboard are COSM Mic Models, which emulate expensive condenser mics. Pitch can be corrected and harmornies can be added with the Vocal Tool Box. For the finishing touch, the Mastering Tool Kit can put a polish on the mix.

Another distinguishing feature of the BR-1200CD is its onboard bass and drum programmer, complete with instruments and patterns to suit a variety of styles. Acoustic drum and percussion instruments are included, as well as electronic sounds for composing modern music. A variety of bass sounds are also supplied, such as slapped, picked, and fretless. Jam along with the supplied patterns or create tracks from scratch. The EZ Compose feature makes ultra-realistic custom programming a snap. There’s also a selection of loop phrases pre-installed on the internal hard drive.

The BR-1200CD has a USB port for simple, one-cable data exchange with a computer. Audio tracks can be imported/exported in WAV format, and songs can be safely backed up externally. The BR-1200CD is compatible with both PC and Mac, including Mac OS X.

For more information, visit the Boss site.

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