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BOSS BR-1200CD - 12-Track Personal Desktop Digital Workstation Recorder

B&H # BOBR1200CD MFR # BR-1200CD
BOSS BR-1200CD - 12-Track Workstation Recorder

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The Boss BR-1200CD is a 12-track hard disk recorder and workstation, equipped with an internal 40 GB hard drive and a CD-R/CD-RW, offering a leading edge design that elevates and advances the creative possibilities, and production values, of the personal desktop studio.

The BR-1200CD feature set includes 2 phantom powered microphone inputs, an 11-fader mixer section with 12 individual track EQ's and compressors, 2 dedicated compressors for the input channels, proprietary COSM modeling effects for vocals, guitar and bass, Auto Pitch correction and Vocal Tool Box vocal processing and harmony creation tools, a built-in drum and bass sequencer, with a large library of drum, bass and percussion sounds and loops...there's a lot going on here, for not a lot of money.

The BR-1200CD is a value-laden asset for songwriters, bands, desktop audio for video production, and virtually any project requiring an expensive sound on a limited budget.

12-track desktop hard disk recorder and production studio with built-in 40 GB hard drive and CD-R/CD-RW
2 simultaneous track recording, simplified "Multi-Track" mode for quick routing and recording
2 microphone preamps with individual input trims and phantom power, auto- calibrate input level function sets proper recording levels
TOSLINK digital out for direct connection to other digital recorders and devices
Mixer section with 11 faders, 12 individual assignable 3-band track EQ's, and 8 dedicated compressors
Built-in GT-6 guitar multi-effects processor, proprietary COSM amplifier, speaker and microphone modeling effects for guitar, bass and vocals
Separate assignable multi-effects group with reverb, delay, chorusing and other modulation effects
Mastering Toolkit effects section for final EQ, multi-band compression and limiting of stereo mix before burning to internal CD-R or external digital recording device
Vocal Toolbox processing with unique Auto Pitch vocal pitch correction function
Chord Track for instantly vocal harmony creation by entering desired intervals, Harmony Sequence function for instant background harmonies based on vocal source track
Built-in drum sequencer with huge library on internal hard disk of drums and percussion sounds and loops, separate drum, bass, and loop phrase tracks with auto-lock sync to sequencer track
EZ Compose feature for quick sound selection, programming and arrangement of bass and drums
USB connectivity for WAV/AIFF file import, export from computers; V-LINK remote video editor control with compatible Edirol products
Built-in CD-R/CD-RW for burning master CD mixes or data file backup
Type Desktop Digital Multitrack Workstation Recorder
Number of Tracks 12 x Physical
192 x V-Tracks
Recording Resolution 16-bit
Sampling Rate 44.1 kHz
Recording Media Hard Disk, CD-R/CD-RW
Max Simultaneous Recording 2 Tracks
Max Simultaneous Playback 12 Tracks
Recording Time Approx. 120 hrs.*
*One track, recorded on the 40 GB internal drive; 12 individual tracks with roughly equal content recorded on the same drive will yield approx. 10 hrs. at 16-bit/44.1 kHz resolution
A/D Converter 24-bit
D to A Converters 24-bit
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz(+1/-3 dB)
Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <0.02%(Input Sensitivity: Center, 1 kHz at nominal output level)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio <-90 dBu, ref. -10 dBu, A-weighted
Effects 3 x COSM Guitar, Bass, Vocal Modeling Effects
12 x 3-band Individual Track EQ's
2 x Input Channel Compressors
12 x Individual Playback Track Compressors
1 x Speaker Modeling Module
1 x Reverb/Delay/Chorusing Multi Effects Group
1 x Mastering Tool Kit
1 x Vocal Tool Box
Display 60 x 40mm (Backlit LCD)
CD Burning Capabilities Yes
Equalizer Yes, 3-band(per track)
Vari Pitch Control No
Jog/Shuttle Yes
Word Clock I/O No
Mixer 11 x Faders
10 x Channel/Percussion/Note Select Play Buttons
3 x Value Knobs
2 x Input Sensitivity Trims
1 x Monitoring Input Level Knob
1 x COSM Effects Active Button
1 x Vocal Tool Box Button
1 x Mastering Tool Kit Button
1 x Speaker Modeling Button
Input Connections 2 x 3-pin XLR Female, Balanced
2 x 1/4" TS Phone, Unbalanced
1 x 1/4" TS Phone Hi-Z Guitar/Bass In
1 x 1/4" TS Phone Footswitch In
1 x Expression Pedal In
2 x RCA Phono, L, R Unbalanced Line In
1 x MIDI In
Output Connectors 2 x RCA Phono, L, R, Unbalanced
1 x TOSLINK Optical Digital Out
1 x USB Port
1 x MIDI Out
1 x 1/4" Stereo Headphone w/Volume Control
Headphone Output Yes, 1 x 1/4" Stereo Phone
Dimensions (WxDxH) 18.8 x 11.7 x 3.7" (478 x 297 x 95mm)
Weight 9.1 lbs (4.1 kg)
Specialties Built-in Auto Pitch Correction
Built-In Drum Sequencer with Sound Library
USB Port with WAV/AIFF Loop File Transfer
2 Mic Preamps with Phantom Power
BOSS BR-1200CD - 12-Track Personal Desktop Digital Workstation Recorder
  • PSB-3U AC Adapter
  • Discrete Drums CD-ROM
  • Owner's Manual
  • 1 Year Warranty
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