Digital Recorder


The Ultimate Notebook Studio

BOSS has a long, celebrated history as the world’s premier compact-effects manufacturer, but now the BOSS brand has become synonymous with portable digital recording as well. The latest arrival in the BOSS recording line, the BR-600, is the most physically streamlined, feature-rich eight-track studio on the market.

8 Tracks & Beyond

The BR-600 provides eight simultaneous playback tracks, but there’s more than meets the eye. Each of the eight tracks also contains eight V-Tracks (virtual tracks), which gives musicians quick access to 64 tracks of recorded material. They can record dozens of takes, and choose their favorites for mixdown.


Tracks can be manipulated with the powerful effects built into the BR-600. Derived from BOSS high-end recorders, these quality algorithms can give even the dullest tracks maximum impact — mistakes can be fixed, mixes can be mastered. Included in the effects suite: COSM guitar and bass amp models plus chorus, delay, reverb, and EQ for every channel. Pitch correction is provided as well.

Drum Machine Onboard

The BR-600 has a high-quality drum machine built in. Perfect backing tracks can be assembled from the nearly 300 drum/percussion patterns built in, or beats can be programmed from the velocity-sensitive pads. Rock, pop, blues, country, R&B, Latin, and more — kick-start a song from the many styles provided.

Field Recording

Wherever musicians go, the ultra-portable BR-600 is ready to record. It can operate on six AA batteries (or AC). Quality stereo microphones are built in for point-and-capture recording on the spot. Whether for recording band rehearsals, gigs, or capturing ambient sounds, the BR-600 is all musicians need to get the job done with no hassle.


The BR-600 records its CD-quality digital audio direct to the included Compact Flash card, the international standard for reliable, portable storage, and even comes with a custom carrying bag and XLR-to-1/4" mic adapter.

Track: 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.
Useful Capacity
CompactFlash: 32 M-1 G bytes
Data Type
Sample Rate
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 20 kHz (+1/-3 dBu)
Nominal Input Level (Variable)
GUITAR/BASS jack: -20 dBu, MIC (TRS balanced/XLR) jack: -40 dBu, LINE IN jack: -10 dBu
Input Impedance
GUITAR/BASS jack: 1 M ohms, MIC 1/2 jack: 2 k ohms (HOT-COLD), (TRS balanced/XLR), 1.0 k ohms (HOT-GND, COLD-GND), LINE IN jack: 30 k ohms
Nominal Output Level
LINE OUT jack: -10 dBu
Output Impedance
LINE OUT jack: 2 k ohms, Headphone jack: 140 ohms
Recommended Load Impedance
LINE OUT jack: 20 k ohms or greater, Headphone jack: 32-100 ohms
Residual Noise Level
LINE OUT jack: -85 dBu or less (INPUT SELECT: GUITAR/MIC, input terminated with 1 k ohms, INPUT SENS: CENTER, IHF-A, typ., EFFECT: OFF)
USB Connector
16 Characters x 2 Lines (Backlit LCD)
GUITAR/BASS jack (1/4 inch phone type), MIC 1 jacks ( TRS balanced 1/4 inch phone type), MIC 2 jacks (TRS balanced 1/4 inch phone type), LINE IN jack (Stereo miniature phone type), LINE OUT jack (RCA phono type), FOOT SW/EXP PEDAL jack (1/4 inch phone type), PHONES jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type), USB connector
Power Supply
DC 9 V; Supply AC Adaptor (PSA series)/Size AA Dry battery x 6
Current Draw
200 mA, Alkaline dry cell batteries, Approximately 5 hours (with continuous playback of 8 tracks), May vary according to usage conditions, batteries used, and type of CompactFlash used.
Soft Case, Size AA alkaline dry cell batteries (6), TRS-XLR converter cable, Demo Card (Already inserted when the BR-600 is shipped), Owner's Manual, Separate sheet (“About Memory Cards” etc.), Roland Service (information sheet)
AC Adaptor: PSA series, Foot Switch: FS-5U, Pedal Switch: DP-2 (Roland), Expression Pedal: EV-5 (Roland), FV-300L/FV-500L/FV-500H
Size and Weight
257 mm
10-1/8 inches
183 mm
7-1/4 inches
27 mm
1-1/8 inches
700 g
1 lbs. 9 oz.
excluding batteries
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.


Brochures & Catalogs

Updates & Drivers

  • BR-600 System Update Version 1.11

    This is the latest operating system for the BR-600. Please refer to the "BR-600Ver1.11README.pdf" for the update procedure.

    Note: This file is compressed and will need to be uncompressed after downloading. Windows users can use WinZip to uncompress the file. Macintosh users can us Stuffit Expander to uncompress the file.

    You can get WinZip from the following link:

    You can get Stuffit Expander from the following link:

  • BR Series Wave Converter Ver.3.10 for Windows
  • BR Series Wave Converter Ver.3.11 for Mac
  • BR-900/-600 Rhythm Editor Version 1.00 (PC)

    This is an application program for editing rhythm parameters of the BR-900CD/BR-600 on your computer.

    System Requirements:
    Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP, Microsoft® Windows Vista®
    * This does not work with the 64-bit Edition of Windows®.
    CPU/Clock: Intel® Core™, Pentium® processor 2.6 GHz or higher
    RAM: 512 MB or more
    Hard Disk: 20 MB or more
    Display/Colors: 1024 x 768 or higher / 65,536 colors (16 bit High Color) or more

  • BR-900/-600 Rhythm Editor Version 1.00 (Mac)

    This is an application program for editing rhythm parameters of the BR-900CD/BR-600 on your computer.

    System Requirements:
    Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later
    CPU/Clock: Intel® Core™/Xeon™, PowerPC G5 1.6 GHz or higher
    RAM: 512 MB or more
    Hard Disk: 30 MB or more
    Display/Colors: 1024 x 768 or higher / 32,000 colors or more


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