BR-864

8-Track Digital Studio

BR-864
Discontinued

The BOSS BR-864 puts 8-track digital recording in the palm of your hand. Never has so much power been available in such a small package. With features like 64 Virtual Tracks, onboard COSM effects, Compact Flash media for recording and a built-in USB port, the BR-864 has everything guitarists and songwriters need to turn ideas into songs.

Affordable and Portable

The BR-864 is not only BOSS' smallest 8-track recorder, but it's also our most affordable. With 64 Virtual Tracks, there's plenty of room to track multiple overdubs, vocals and instruments. A 128MB CompactFlash card comes standard, giving you over an hour's worth of high-quality recording time.

Easy USB File Exchange and Data Backup

A built-in USB port makes it easy to import and export audio with USB-equipped computers. Now you can load and convert .WAV/AIFF files from your Mac or PC directly into a track, or export your song for CD-burning and MP3 creation. The USB port also makes for a great way to archive and backup recordings to your computer's hard drive.

A World of High-Quality Effects

Thanks to COSM modeling, guitarists can plug right into the BR-864 and get killer tone every time. Simply choose from several COSM Amp Models and you'll sound huge. There's even a Bass Simulator that lets you lay down bass from a guitar-plus several new effects like wah, guitar synth and a Harmonist for scale-intelligent pitch shifting.

Rhythm Guide Redux

The Rhythm Guide function has been beefed up considerably for the BR-864. First, BOSS added full programmability, meaning you can tap in your own drum patterns in addition to the dozens of great-sounding presets. A new Tone Load function lets you add custom drum sounds by importing .WAV/AIFF files. Best of all, the Rhythm Guide doesn't use any of the 64 recording tracks, so you still get eight playback tracks and drums.

Guitar-Friendly Features

While anyone can benefit from the BR-864's portability and power, guitarists in particular will appreciate having a dedicated Hi-Z input and onboard tuner. There's also a Phrase Trainer function that lets you slow down riffs, making them easier to learn. And since the BR-864 runs on batteries, you can take this little 8-track studio anywhere.

Tracks
Tracks
8
V-Track
64 (8 V-Tracks per each Track)
* Up to 2 tracks can be recorded simultaneously, and up to 8 tracks can be played back simultaneously.
Data Storage
Useful Capacity
CompactFlash: 32 MB to 1 GB
Data Type
HiFi (MT2), STANDARD (LV1), LONG (LV2)
Sample Rate
44.1 kHz
Recording Time
HiFi (MT2)
16 min/ 32 MB, 32 min/ 64 MB, 65 min/ 128 MB, 130 min/ 256 MB, 260 min/ 512 MB, 520 min/ 1GB
STANDARD (LV1)
19 min/ 32 MB, 39 min/ 64 MB, 78 min/ 128 MB, 156 min/ 256 MB, 312 min/ 512 MB, 624 min / 1GB
LONG (LV2)
24 min/ 32 MB, 49 min/ 64 MB, 98 min/ 128 MB, 196 min/ 256 MB, 392 min/ 512 MB, 784 min / 1GB
* 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 r tracks contain an equal amount of data, the length of the resulting song will be approximately 1/8 of the above.
Input
Nominal Input Level
GUITAR/BASS : -24 dBu
MIC (Phone/XLR) : -44 dBu
LINE : -16 dBu
Input Impedance
GUITAR/BASS : 1 M ohm
MIC (Phone/XLR) : 8.9 k ohm (HOT-COLD), 8.2 k ohm (HOT-GND, COLD-GND)
LINE : 15 k ohms
Output
Nominal Output Level
LINE OUT : -10 dBu
Output Impedance
LINE OUT : 2 k ohms
HEADPHONES : 147 ohms
Recommended Load Impedance
LINE OUT : 20 k ohms or greater
HEADPHONES : 8 to 50 ohms
Residual Noise Level
LINE OUT : -85 dBu or less
* INPUT SELECT: GUITAR/BASS, input terminated with 1 k ohms, INPUT SENS: Center, IHF-A, typ., Effect: off)
Interface
USB connector
DIGITAL OUT (optical type)
Connectors
GUITAR/BASS (1/4" phone type)
MIC (XLR, 1/4" TRS phone type)
LINE IN (RCA pin type)
LINE OUT (RCA pin type)
FOOT SW/ EXP Pedal (1/4" phone type)
HEADPHONES (Stereo 1/4" phone type)
MIDI OUT
Power Supply
Power Type
DC 9 V; AC Adaptor (PSA series), Dry batteries x 6
Current Draw
200 mA
Accessories
Dry battery (R6(AA)type) x6
Owner's Manual
Demo Card (CompactFlash: 128 MB)
Options
AC adaptor (PSA series)
Foot Switch (FS-5U)
Pedal Switch (DP-2)
Expression Pedal (EV-5, FV-300L)
Size and Weight ( excl. batteries )
Width
322 mm
12-11/16 inches
Depth
225 mm
8-7/8 inches
Height
69 mm
2-3/4 inches
Weight
1.7 kg
3 lbs. 11 oz.
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

Downloads

Brochures

Updates & Drivers

  • BR-864 System Update Version 1.01 (PC)

    This is the latest operating system for the BR-864. Please refer to the the "readme.pdf" for the update procedure.
    This update resolves issues regarding:
    - The tempo map of a rhythm not working correctly
    - The USB connection not disconnecting properly

  • BR-864 System Update Version 1.01 (MAC)

    This is the latest operating system for the BR-864. Please refer to the the "readme.pdf" for the update procedure.
    This update resolves issues regarding:
    - The tempo map of a rhythm not working correctly
    - The USB connection not disconnecting properly

  • BR WAV Converter v2.0 (Mac OS X)

    This is the latest version of the BR Wav Converter software for converting BR-532/-600/-864/-900CD tracks to .WAV files and .WAV files to BR-532/-600/-864/-900CD tracks.

  • BR WAV Converter v2.0 (Mac Classic)

    This is the legacy version of the BR WAV Converter software for converting BR-532/-864/-900CD tracks to .WAV files and .WAV files to BR-532/-864/-900CD tracks.

  • BR WAV Converter v2.0 (PC)

    This is the latest version of the BR Wav Converter software for use with the BOSS BR-532, BR-600, BR-864, and BR-900CD Digital Recording Studios.

    NOTE:
    The update files that you download and save to your computer from the link above are enclosed in a compressed zip file.

    These files will need to be extracted from the zip file before you can use the software.

Support

If you have questions about operating your BOSS product, please check our Knowledge Base for answers to the most common questions.
You can also contact our Product Support department by phone or email.
In addition, we have a library of Owner’s Manuals and Support Documents that you can download and reference.

Owner's Manuals

Support Documents