Digital Recorder

The Ultimate Notebook Studio

  • USB
  • COSM


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The Ultimate Notebook Studio

BOSS/Roland is proud to announce the BR-600 digital recorder earned the Recording Equipment Line of the Year 2006 honer of the 14th Annual MMR Dealer's Choice Awards.
The 14th annual MMR Dealer's Choice Awards were held by the MMR (Musical Merchandise Review), based on the votes of music products dealers throughout the United States who cast their ballots for the most outstanding instruments, equipment, and accessories for 2006.

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 bound to raise BOSS’s recording profile even higher. Meet the most physically streamlined, feature-rich eight-track studio on the market.

  • - 8 simultaneous playback tracks, 64 V-Tracks
  • - CompactFlash memory card slot for storing recording media; 128MB card included
  • - Built-in FX processor, including pitch corrector and COSM amp models
  • - Built-in drum-machine with velocity-sensitive pads
  • - Built-in stereo mic and battery power to record anywhere
  • - USB for data transfer/computer connectivity
  • - Portable and ultra slim: 257 x 182 x 23mm
  • - Carrying case and XLR-to-1/4" mic cable included
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8 Tracks & Beyond

The BR-600 provides eight simultaneous playback tracks, but there’s more to this recorder than meets the eye. Each of the eight tracks also contains eight V-Tracks (virtual tracks), which gives you quick access to 64 tracks of recorded material. Record dozens of takes, then choose your favorites for mixdown.


Sweeten your tracks 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. Fix mistakes and master your mixes. 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

Need drums? The BR-600 has a drum machine built in. Assemble your perfect backing track from nearly 300 high-quality drum patterns built in, or program your own from the velocity-sensitive pads. Rock, pop, blues, country, R&B, Latin, and more — choose your style and you’re instantly groovin’.

Field Recording

Wherever you go, the ultra-portable BR-600 is ready to record. It can operate on six AA batteries, for starters, so you don’t have to sweat the AC connection. Best of all, a quality stereo microphone is built in, so you can point and capture audio on the spot, quickly and easily. Whether you’re recording band rehearsals, capturing ambient sounds, or you name it, the BR-600 is all you need to get the job done with zero hassle.


The BR-600 records its CD-quality digital audio direct to Compact Flash, the international standard for reliable, portable storage. A removable 128MB CF card is included, which provides approximately 65 minutes of recording time (one mono track). You can easily expand your recording time by purchasing optional CF cards.

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

System Requirements

OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP, Microsoft® Windows Vista®
CPU: Intel® Core™/Pentium® or Pentium compatible processor 2.6GHz or higher
RAM: 512 MB or more
Hard Disk: 20 MB or more
Display/Colors: 1024 x 768/65536 colors (16 bit High Color) or more
Other: USB Port
OS: Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later
CPU: Intel® Core™/Xeon™ or PowerPC G5 1.6 GHz or higher
RAM: 512 MB or more
Hard Disk: 30 MB or more
Display/Colors: 1024 x 768/32,000 colors or higher
Other: USB Port

Size and Weight

Width (W)
257 mm10-1/8 inches
Depth (D)
183 mm7-1/4 inches
Height (H)
27 mm1-1/8 inches
700 g1 lbs. 9 oz.

excluding batteries

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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