BOSS continues its top-selling tradition of portable, affordable multi-trackers with the new BR-800 — a battery-powered studio to go. The sleek new design is made possible by touch-sensor switches and SD-card recording media. Up to four tracks can be recorded simultaneously with eight tracks of simultaneous playback plus an additional stereo track dedicated to the built-in rhythm generator. The BR-800’s powerful onboard effects processor includes GT-10/10B effects, VE-20 vocal effects and harmonies, and COSM-based acoustic-guitar body modeling. EZ Recording feature interactively guides through the recording process. A stereo microphone is also built into the BR-800 for instant “Song Sketch” recording. No matter where you roam, you’ll never miss a moment of musical inspiration with the BR-800.

Boss BR800 Multitrack Digital Recording Station

SKU: br800
  • 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 + 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


    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