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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.

    Features

    • 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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    BossBR-1200CD Digital Recording Studio
     
    4.8

    (based on 27 reviews)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A Miracle Device

    I've been playing, writing and recording for almost 20 years. I've used many different home recorders, been to professional studios, and have owned other digital home studios. The sound I get from...Read complete review

    I've been playing, writing and recording for almost 20 years. I've used many different home recorders, been to professional studios, and have owned other digital home studios. The sound I get from the Boss BR-1200CD is thicker and punchier than anything I've previously recorded. I had passed on this unit a couple of years ago, simply because the overall look seemed a bit "plastic" and unprofessional. I decided on a Korg unit, instead. That was a huge mistake. I worked forever to get a decent sound from the Korg and all I got was garbage. I read reviews on this unit, decided to try it and was amazed. This unit is incredibly easy and logical to use. Buttons are right where you need them. Menus are easy to navigate, and you don't have to do 20 different steps to record. It is simple and intuitive, but gives a VERY professional sound. Some have mentioned that this is not a true 12-track, but that is incorrect. They are assuming that because you mix down to virtual tracks on number 11 and 12 that you cannot use them as sound source. The machine is smart enough to know that you're mixing down and does not disable those sound tracks when you're bouncing your final mix.The most important studio "tricks" are right up front, where they belong. Track doubling, reverb, eq and compression are each available in separate editable levels for every single track, and give your sound spaciousness and depth you've never heard.This is the best investment I ever made for my own music. I am so happy to own it. It is my secret weapon, and will continue to be for quite a while. If you write a lot of music and want to hear the best possible output, this machine will not let you down.

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    GREAT SOUNDING

    Since I just had to send mine back to Roland/Boss for repairs after owning it for 3 plus years. Please understand if I don't give it 5s in all areas. However, this...Read complete review

    Since I just had to send mine back to Roland/Boss for repairs after owning it for 3 plus years. Please understand if I don't give it 5s in all areas. However, this is something that a potential buyer should know. When I would go to save a song, it would hand like a computer will do, and you have to hit Ctrl/Alt/Del, this is what the recorder was doing. At the present, I still haven't heard from the tech department at Roland/Boss. Now on to more about the Boss BR-1200, and what I have found. You will be completely satisfied with the sound that this recorder produces. It should be noted, to get this great sound, you need to know how to use the machine. I had the manuel, and the DVD tutorial, but as an older person the recorder was not something you just pick up and start using. In fact, unless you have prior knowledge on recording this is far from computer friendly. It is my feeling that a person having a Doctorate is well qualified to know when something is a breeze to use, or complicated. Yes, you can take around an hour and lay down a song, but you will not know how to insert the drum/bass solo in that length of time with no previous experience. It has several guitar effects, but I use my amps/guitars/ and effects pedals to lay down a track. However, if you don't have a large selection of tube amps and great guitars that I have, then these effects will work just fine. The Boss line of multi-channel-recorders are great sounding recorders, that allow you to make great CDs. I have two songs recorded in my home studion on itunes at the present. Again, I used equipment that didn't come with the recorder to complete my songs, such as the Vocalist 4. While you don't have to have a phantom power mic, I strongly suggest you invest in one of these.

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Powerful Unit - Make Quality Demo CDs!

    By Lunk

    from Colorado Springs, CO

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    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Low Distortion
    • Powerful
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Boss BR-1200CD Digital Recording Studio:

      I love this thing. It does everything I need and then some!

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      GREAT SOUNDING

      Comments about Boss BR-1200CD Digital Recording Studio:

      Since I just had to send mine back to Roland/Boss for repairs after owning it for 3 plus years. Please understand if I don't give it 5s in all areas. However, this is something that a potential buyer should know. When I would go to save a song, it would hand like a computer will do, and you have to hit Ctrl/Alt/Del, this is what the recorder was doing. At the present, I still haven't heard from the tech department at Roland/Boss. Now on to more about the Boss BR-1200, and what I have found. You will be completely satisfied with the sound that this recorder produces. It should be noted, to get this great sound, you need to know how to use the machine. I had the manuel, and the DVD tutorial, but as an older person the recorder was not something you just pick up and start using. In fact, unless you have prior knowledge on recording this is far from computer friendly. It is my feeling that a person having a Doctorate is well qualified to know when something is a breeze to use, or complicated. Yes, you can take around an hour and lay down a song, but you will not know how to insert the drum/bass solo in that length of time with no previous experience. It has several guitar effects, but I use my amps/guitars/ and effects pedals to lay down a track. However, if you don't have a large selection of tube amps and great guitars that I have, then these effects will work just fine. The Boss line of multi-channel-recorders are great sounding recorders, that allow you to make great CDs. I have two songs recorded in my home studion on itunes at the present. Again, I used equipment that didn't come with the recorder to complete my songs, such as the Vocalist 4. While you don't have to have a phantom power mic, I strongly suggest you invest in one of these.

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      VERY GOOD, BUT NOT SO EASY TO LEARN

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Boss BR-1200CD Digital Recording Studio:

      Ive owned this machine for 3 years now, and though it is a very good product,it was NOT AS EASY AS TO PICK UP AND GO,LIKE THEY SAY. in fact it took me several weeks of reading the book,to learn its functions. there are many multi function buttons on this machine.so although I do love this machine, I still have much to learn about it.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This is a great little machine

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Boss BR-1200CD Digital Recording Studio:

      Although I haven't had this machine long I love it. It is so simple to use and has great features. I purchased the DVD tutorial and it makes it easier to learn all of the "bells and whistles". I am looking forward to hearing what the finished product sounds like after the final mixdown and mastering. If you are wanting a great little home studio with lots of features for a reasonable price look no further.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My best buy ever!

      By Mjeffbr

      from São Paulo, SP, Brazil

      Comments about Boss BR-1200CD Digital Recording Studio:

      Of all the things I have in my homestudio, from mics to guitars, from piano to drums this is the one that made the biggest impression on me, it is packed with so many features that even after 3 years there's stuff I never really got a chance to use, and the best - it sounds absolutely professional, when I say I don't use computers (only melodyne using exported br-1200 tracks) people think my recordings suck, but when they hear how pro this baby sounds heheUNfortunately nothing is perfect, I'd say the vocal harmonies/correction and some of the built-in guitar effects are sub par, fortunately on the other hand my jcm and a digitech vocalist live supply me that; also I own a roland drum kit, so I don't get to need more than 2 tracks for recording, but if you need to record an entire band go with the br1600, same exact amazing thing with 8 tracks for live recording or drum recording

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Well worth it!!

      By Dogger61

      from Kamloops, BC.Canada

      Comments about Boss BR-1200CD Digital Recording Studio:

      This little machine packs a very big punch. Its easy to use and the effects are awesome. Its portable so you can use it to record anything, anywhere, anytime. Many of the professional musicians use the BR900 to record their ideas while traveling. Highly recommended piece of equipment!!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      One Sweet Machine!

      By The

      from Tulsa, OK

      Comments about Boss BR-1200CD Digital Recording Studio:

      I have had this for about 3 months. I have written and recorded more songs in the past 3 months than I used to do in 3 years! It is so easy to use, once you figure it out, that you get to spend MUCH more time creating and a lot less time trying to make all the different peices of equipment work together. The beauty of it is everything you need is in one box, No need for patch cables, racks of effects, a drum machine etc etc. No problems with equipment not being compatible. ANd my recordings sound better than they ever did before. I love this thing!You might want to get the Tutorial DVD to help you get started. I got the DVD and it was worth the money.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Everything I've ever needed and so much more

      By Captain Fozzie

      from Port Angeles, Washington

      Comments about Boss BR-1200CD Digital Recording Studio:

      I thought it'd take me awhile to learn how to use this thing but I was recording beyond my expectations the first night. The manual is well laid out and easy to follow. There's nothing you can't do with one of these things. It's a great rhythm and drum machine as well. You can't go wrong with one of these.

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      5.0

      Simplified

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Boss BR-1200CD Digital Recording Studio:

      Ok heres the deal. When It comes to recording systems and everything in that genre of equipment are 2 mains things; complicated and expensive. This is a great system. I have used it plenty of times and I love it. It's easy to use and doesn't give feedback and will give you the best sound-the one you make before scratchy recording systems mess it up. Save up and buy this over any other. P.S. I'm a digitech guy =)

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Miracle Device

      By Frankentron5000

      from Anaheim, CA

      Comments about Boss BR-1200CD Digital Recording Studio:

      I've been playing, writing and recording for almost 20 years. I've used many different home recorders, been to professional studios, and have owned other digital home studios. The sound I get from the Boss BR-1200CD is thicker and punchier than anything I've previously recorded. I had passed on this unit a couple of years ago, simply because the overall look seemed a bit "plastic" and unprofessional. I decided on a Korg unit, instead. That was a huge mistake. I worked forever to get a decent sound from the Korg and all I got was garbage. I read reviews on this unit, decided to try it and was amazed. This unit is incredibly easy and logical to use. Buttons are right where you need them. Menus are easy to navigate, and you don't have to do 20 different steps to record. It is simple and intuitive, but gives a VERY professional sound. Some have mentioned that this is not a true 12-track, but that is incorrect. They are assuming that because you mix down to virtual tracks on number 11 and 12 that you cannot use them as sound source. The machine is smart enough to know that you're mixing down and does not disable those sound tracks when you're bouncing your final mix.The most important studio "tricks" are right up front, where they belong. Track doubling, reverb, eq and compression are each available in separate editable levels for every single track, and give your sound spaciousness and depth you've never heard.This is the best investment I ever made for my own music. I am so happy to own it. It is my secret weapon, and will continue to be for quite a while. If you write a lot of music and want to hear the best possible output, this machine will not let you down.

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