BOSS BR-800 front panel top side view
BOSS BR-800 rear view
BOSS BR-800 front side view
BOSS BR-800 with computer (not included)
BOSS BR-800 front panel top view


Compact Digital Recorder

Product Highlights

  • Compact Digital Recorder
  • 4-track simultaneous recording
  • Eight-track simultaneous playback
  • Designated stereo rhythm track playback
  • EZ Recording guides through the recording process step by step
  • Powerful guitar, bass, & vocal effects
  • Song Sketch recording for fast stereo capture in WAV format
  • Built in premium drum machine w/ editor software

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BOSS BR-800 Compact Digital Recorder

The BOSS BR-800 is a complete, portable music-production solution. BOSS continues its legendary tradition of portable, affordable multi-trackers with the new BR-800 — a portable, battery powered studio. Its streamlined design is enabled by touch sensor switches and SD card recording media. Up to four tracks can be recorded at one time with eight tracks of simultaneous playback, in addition to a stereo track only for the built-in rhythm generator. The BR-800’s powerful onboard effects processor features GT-10/10B effects, VE-20 vocal effects and harmonies, and COSM based acoustic guitar body modeling. EZ Recording feature guides you through the recording process step by step. A stereo microphone is built into the BR-800 for immediate “Song Sketch” recording. Regardless of where you go, you’ll never miss the opportunity when inspiration hits with the BR-800! You may also be interested in the BR-80 Micro BR Digital Recorder.



BOSS BR-800 Key Features:

  • Compact Digital Recorder
  • 4 track same-time recording, eight track simultaneous playback & designated stereo rhythm track playback
  • EZ Recording guides through the recording process step by step
  • Powerful guitar, bass, & vocal effects from BOSS’s leading processors
  • Song Sketch recording for fast stereo capture in WAV format
  • Built in premium drum machine w/ editor software
  • Serves as a USB audio interface & DAW control surface
  • Cakewalk SONAR LE software freely available
  • Built in stereo condenser microphone for immediate recording
  • Steamlined new interface based on touch sensors
  • SD included (supports up to 32GB SDHC card)
  • Runs on 6 AA batteries/USB bus power/AC adaptor (included)

EZ Recording

Whether you’re creating intricate, multi-layered songs or point-and-capture field recordings, the BR-800 makes the recording process fast and easy. Beginners will love the new EZ Recording mode that interactively guides you through the recording process. Other helpful features include the convenient Retry function, which recues automatically to fix mistakes, and Song Sketch recording for instant, one-touch capture. There’s also a built-in stereo condenser microphone plus a DR-880-quality rhythm generator for adding drum and percussion tracks to your songs.

Pro Effects

Enhance your recordings with the powerful BOSS effects onboard the BR-800. Many of the effects are derived from BOSS’s flagship processors, including vocal effects from the VE-20, COSM guitar/bass amps and effects from the GT-10 series, modeled acoustic-guitar body effects from the AP-1 preamp, which imparts pro-quality miked-up sound and rich body tone to line-recorded acoustic guitar. You’ll be amazed at how much processing power is built into this little recorder, and how excellent the effects sound.


You can power the BR-800 from the included AC adaptor, or, for ultimate mobility, it can be powered from six AA batteries. Record anywhere! Stereo microphones are also built into the BR-800 for instant “Song Sketch” recordings — great for capturing song ideas (acoustic guitar and vocals, for example) from any location.

USB Enhanced

The BR-800’s USB compatibility enables a variety of functionality with computers. Connected to a PC, the BR-800 will function as a USB audio interface for recordings that utilize the internal effects. The BR-800 can also function as a control surface for DAW software.



BOSS BR-800 Compact Digital Recorder

Number of Tracks:

  • Track: 8
  • Simultaneously recording track: 4
  • V-Track: 64 (8 V-Tracks per each Track)    

Sample Rate:

  • 44.1 kHz    

Frequency Response:

  • 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+1/-3 dB)    

AD Conversion:

  • 24-bit
  • 24-bit + AF method (GUITAR/BASS input)
  • *AF (Adaptive Focus) method is a proprietary method from Roland that vastly improves the signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio of the A/D and D/A converters.    

DA Conversion:

  • 24-bit    

Compatible Card Capacity:

  • SD Card: 1 GB to 2 GB
  • SDHC Card: 4 GB to 32 GB    

Data Type:

  • HiFi (MT2) Roland/BOSS original format
  • 16 bit linear stereo WAV format(*)
  • *SONG SKETCH only    

Recording Time (for multi-track recording):

  • *Conversion in one track
  • 1 GB: 8 hours 40 minutes
  • 2 GB: 17 hours
  • 4 GB: 34 hours
  • 8 GB: 68 hours
  • 16 GB: 136 hours
  • 32 GB: 272 hours
  • * The above-listed recording times are approximate. Times may be slightly shorter depending on the number of songs that were created.
  • * The above number is the total for all the tracks that are used. If each of the eight tracks contain an equal amount of data, the length of the resulting song will be approximately 1/8 of the above.    

Recording Time (for SONG SKETCH):

  • *Stereo recording
  • 1 GB: 90 minutes
  • 2 GB: 3 hours
  • 4 GB: 6 hours
  • 8 GB: 12 hours
  • 16 GB: 24 hours
  • 32 GB: 48 hours    

Nominal Input Level:

  • GUITAR/BASS jack: -10 dBu
  • INPUT 1 to 4 jacks: -50 to -20 dBu (XLR type), -26 to +4 dBu (1/4" TRS phone type)
  • LINE IN jack: -10 dBu    

Input Impedance:

  • GUITAR/BASS jack: 1 M ohm
  • INPUT 1 to 4 jacks: 3k ohms (XLR type), 47 k ohms (1/4" TRS phone type)
  • LINE IN jack: 10 k ohms    

Nominal Output Level:

  • LINE OUT jacks: -10 dBu    

Output Impedance:

  • LINE OUT jacks: 1 k ohm    

Recommended Load Impedance:

  • LINE OUT jacks: 20 k ohms or greater
  • PHONES jack: 32 to 100 ohms    

Residual Noise Level:

  • LINE OUT jacks:-85 dBu or less (IHF-A Typ.)    


  • 128 x 64 dots (Backlit LCD)    


  • GUITAR/BASS jack (1/4" phone type), INPUT 1 to 4 jacks (XLR type / 1/4" TRS phone type), LINE IN jack (Stereo miniature phone type), FOOT SW/EXP PEDAL (1/4" TRS phone type), LINE OUT jacks (RCA phono type), PHONES jack (Stereo 1/4" phone type), USB connector, DC IN jack    
  • USB Function
  • Audio Input/Output, MIDI Input/Output, File Transfer, BUS Power operation    

Power Supply:

  • DC 9V: AC Adaptor
  • Size AA Dry battery x 6 (alkaline batteries recommended)
  • USB Bus Power    

Current Draw:

  • 280 mA (DC IN)
  • 480 mA (USB Bus Power)    

Battery Life for Continuous Use:

  • Approximately 5.5 hours
  • (Alkaline dry batteries, with continuous playback of 8 tracks, phantom power off)
  • * May vary according to usage conditions, phantom power used, batteries used, and type of SD card used.    


  • SD Card, AC Adaptor, USB Cable, Owner's Manual    


  • Footswitch: FS-5U, Pedal Switch: DP-2 (Roland), Expression Pedal: EV-5 (Roland), FV-500L/FV-500H    



  • 289 mm
  • 11-7/16 inches    


  • 184 mm
  • 7-1/4 inches    


  • 58 mm
  • 2-5/16 inches    


  • 890 g
  • 2 lbs.

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