Digital Recording Studio

BOSS’ Ultimate 16-Track Studio.

  • USB
  • V-LINK
  • COSM


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BOSS’ Ultimate 16-Track Studio.

The BR-1600CD Digital Recording Studio is the first BOSS studio with eight XLR inputs for recording eight tracks simultaneously. This affordable 16-track recorder comes loaded with specialized effects for guitars and vocals—including COSM Overdrive/Distortion, Amp Modeling and a new Vocal Tool Box—plus a 40GB hard drive, CD-R/RW drive and USB port. It’s the perfect way to record your band.

>> Can be upgraded to BR-1600 Version 2.

  • - 16-track (256 V-Track) digital studio with 40GB hard drive and CD-R/RW drive
  • - Record all 8 XLR inputs simultaneously—ideal for tracking live performances
  • - Powerful onboard effects including COSM modeling for guitar, bass and vocals
  • - New Vocal Tool Box with auto pitch correction and Harmony Sequence function
  • - 16 individual Track EQs, plus 8 dedicated compressors
  • - Mastering Tool Kit with multi-band compression for loud and punchy CDs
  • - Create backing tracks quickly via independent Drum/Bass and Loop Phrase tracks
  • - V-LINK video control*, plus USB port for easy data exchange
  • * V-LINK requires EDIROL video equipment (sold separately).

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Easy Multitrack Recording

The BR-1600CD includes eight sweet-sounding XLR microphone inputs with phantom power. Use them to mic up a drum set or to record your entire band in a single pass. Recording eight tracks at once is easy, thanks to a new “Multi-Track” recording mode—just pick your inputs and start recording while taking advantage of powerful channel effects like a compressor, 3-band EQ and bass cut filter.

Superb Guitar and Vocal Effects

Plug into the BR-1600CD and you’ve got an arsenal of world-class BOSS effects ranging from reverb, delay and modulation to the latest modeling effects for guitar, bass and vocals. These include powerful overdrive/distortion and amp modeling identical to the BOSS GT-6, acoustic and bass effects, plus mic modeling and a new Vocal Tool Box. This special algorithm includes auto pitch correction to keep you in tune, plus a Harmony Sequence function for creating realistic harmonies—no background singers needed!

Build Your Own Backing Tracks

The BR-1600CD now includes separate Drum, Bass and Loop Phrase tracks for creating complete backing arrangements. The Drum and Bass tracks come with high-quality PCM sounds. The Loop Phrase track can be loaded with user samples, or you can choose from a collection of loop phrases pre-loaded onto the hard disk. Using these tracks, you can build professional-quality arrangements for your guitar and vocals.

Complete Connectivity with USB and V-LINK

The BR-1600CD’s USB port makes it easy to load .WAV/AIFF files into a track, or export your audio for further editing in software or data backup. Want to integrate video with your music? Using V-LINK and an optional Edirol video editor, you can control and manipulate images using the BR-1600CD’s buttons and knobs. It’s easy and you’ll love the results. With the BR-1600CD, the sky’s the limit!

Track: 16
V-Track: 256 (16 V-Tracks per each Track)
* Up to 8 tracks can be recorded simultaneously, and up to 16 tracks can be played back simultaneously.
Maximum Useful Capacity / Recording Time
Internal Hard Disk: 40 G bytes / Recording Time; 120 hours (conversion in one track)
* The recording times shown above are approximate. Times may vary depending on the number of songs and size of imported loop phrase that were created.
* The recording time s shown are the total for all tracks used. Therefore, if each of the sixteen tracks contain an equal amount of data, the length of the resulting song will be approximately 1/16 of the time shown.
Signal Processing
AD Conversion: 24 bit, AF Method (Guitar/Bass), 24 bit, △Σ Modulation (VOCAL, MULTI-TRACK, STEREO TRACKS)
DA Conversion: 24 bit, △Σ Modulation
Internal Processing: 24 bit (digital mixer section)
Recording Data: 16 bit linear
Sample Rate
44.1 kHz
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 20 kHz (+1/-3 dB)
Total Distortion
0.02 % or less (INPUT SENS: CENTER, 1 kHz at nominal output level)
Nominal Input Level (Variable)
GUITAR/BASS jack: -10 dBu
MIC 1-8 jacks (XLR): -40 dBu
INPUT 1-8 jacks: -10 dBu
Input Impedance
GUITAR/BASS jack: 1 M ohms
MIC 1-8 jacks (XLR): 12.5 k ohms (HOT-COLD), 6.5 k ohms (HOT-GND, COLD-GND)
INPUT 1-8 jacks: 22 k ohms
Nominal Output Level
LINE OUT jack: -10 dBu
Output Impedance
LINE OUT jack: 2 k ohms
PHONES 1, 2 jack: 100 ohms
Recommended Load Impedance
LINE OUT jack: 20 k ohms or greater
PHONES 1, 2 jack: 8 to 50 ohms
Residual Noise Level
LINE OUT jack: -90 dBu or less (INPUT SELECT: GUITAR/BASS, input terminated with 1 k ohms, INPUT SENS: CENTER, IHF-A, typ.)
DIGITAL IN: S/PDIF 16-24 bit (coaxial type)
DIGITAL OUT: S/PDIF 16-24 bit (coaxial type)
USB connecter (B type)
130 x 36 mm (Backlit LCD)
MIDI IN connector
MIDI OUT connector
USB connector
DIGITAL IN connector (coaxial type)
DIGITAL OUT connector (coaxial type)
FOOT SW jack (1/4 inch phone type)
EXP PEDAL jack (Stereo 1/4” phone type)
LINE OUT jacks (RCA Phono type)
INPUT 1-8 jacks (unbalanced, 1/4” phone type)
MIC 1-8 jacks(XLR balanced)
PHONES 1 jack (Stereo 1/4” phone type)
PHONES 2 jack (Stereo 1/4” phone type)
GUITAR/BASS jack (1/4” phone type)
Power Supply
DC 12 V; AC Adaptor (Roland PSB-7U)
Power Consumption
3 A
AC Adaptor: PSB-7U
Owner's Manual
Effect Patch List

Size and Weight (excl. AC Adaptor)

Width (W)
494 mm19-1/2 inches
Depth (D)
339 mm13-3/8 inches
Height (H)
99 mm3-15/16 inches
4.9 kg10 lbs. 13 oz.

* 0dBu = 0.775 Vrms

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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