Digital Recording Studio

The Small-but-Mighty Studio with Built-in Burner

  • USB
  • COSM


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The Small-but-Mighty Studio with Built-in Burner

The BR-900CD the musician's portable dream studio. It's road tough, fun to use, and it performs far beyond its weight class. This reliable all-in-one digital recorder stands out with its professional effects, realistic drum-pattern generator, vocal-correction and Mastering Tool Kit, digital output, and internal CD burner. No matter where you are — in your home studio or on the road — all you'll need is a BR-900CD, and you can write, record, edit, mix, master, and burn a complete polished CD anywhere, anytime.

Important Notification for users of BR-900CD System Version 2.0

  • - Built-in CD-burner and Mastering Tool Kit
  • - 8 simultaneous playback tracks, 2 simultaneous recording tracks with 8 V-tracks (64 V-Tracks total)
  • - 2 XLR inputs with phantom power, plus 1/4" and RCA inputs, and digital out
  • - Pitch correction, chorus, delay, reverb, EQ, and other great BOSS-quality effects
  • - Programmable drum generator with 294 patterns, plus Tone Load function for custom beats
  • - Record direct to CompacFlash (128MB card included; record up to 624 minutes with optional 1GB card)
  • - Record direct to CD-R/RW
  • - USB port for data backup to computer, plus importing/exporting WAV files
  • - Runs on batteries or AC power (AC Adaptor included)
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The Best Gets Better

With the same reliable and ultra-friendly operation as BOSS's highly popular BR-864, the BR-900CD takes three big steps forward by increasing the front-panel fader count from four to eight, and adding a built-in CD-RW drive and Pitch Correction to the feature set. The BR-900CD is compatible with CompactFlash cards up to 1GB capacity, which provides up to 624 minutes of record time (standard mode) in one shot. Even with all of these great new features, the unit's footprint remains small for ease of travel.

Stellar Studio Effects

Proudly displaying the BOSS logo, the BR-900CD offers a lineup of quality effects that are worthy of the legendary name. In addition to the time-tested standards (reverb, EQ, chorus, delay), you'll find additional pro-quality effects, such as vocal pitch-correction, bass simulation, pedal wah, COSM®-powered guitar amp and compressor models, and mastering tools.

Rhythm Programmer Onboard

Songwriters will love the BR-900CD's built-in rhythm programmer, packed with 294 expressive patterns. Use these realistic backing tracks as inspiration for both writing and recording. You can even customize your own beats using the handy Tone Load function.

USB Spoken

Connect the BR-900CD to the outside world with one convenient USB connection. Import and export audio files and song data quickly and easily. Need to add some drum loops or vocal samples to your song? Simply drag and drop your favorite WAV files from USB-equipped computer directly into the BR-900CD. Conversely, you can export audio that you've created internally on the BR-900CD to computers.

Convenient Built-in Mic

The BR-900CD's built-in microphone is perfect for times when bringing a mic and cable along isn't practical. Ultra handy!

Battery Operation

The BR-900CD runs on battery or AC power (adaptor supplied). You can make pro-quality recordings any time, any place.

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 MB to 1 GB
Data Type
HiFi (MT2)
Signal Processing
AD Conversion: 24 bit delta-sigma Modulation + AF-AD (GUITAR/BASS, MIC), 24 bit delta-sigma Modulation (LINE, SIMUL)
DA Conversion: 24 bit delta-sigma Modulation
Internal Processing: 24 bit (digital mixer section)
Sample Rate
44.1 kHz
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 jack: -10 dBu
Input Impedance
GUITAR/BASS jack: 1 M ohms
MIC 1/2 jack: 1.0 k ohms (HOT-COLD)(TRS balanced/XLR), 1.0 k ohms (HOT-GND, COLD-GND)
LINE jack: 10 k ohms
Nominal Output Level
LINE OUT jack: -10 dBu
Output Impedance
LINE OUT jack: 2 k ohms
Headphones jack: 140 ohms
Recommended Load Impedance
LINE OUT jack: 20 k ohms or greater
Headphones jack: 32 to 100 ohms
Residual Noise Level
LINE OUT jack: -85 dBu or less (INPUT SELECT: GUITAR/BASS, input terminated with 1 k ohms, INPUT SENS: CENTER, IHF-A, typ., EFFECT: OFF)
DIGITAL OUT: Optical type
USB Connector
16 Characters x 2 Lines + Approx. 100 icons (Backlit LCD)
GUITAR/BASS jack (1/4 inch phone type)
MIC 1 jacks (XLR type/TRS 1/4 inch phone type, Balanced)
MIC 2 jacks (XLR type, Balanced)
LINE IN jack L/R (RCA Phono type)
LINE OUT jack L/R (RCA Phono type)
DIGITAL OUT Connector (Optical type)
FOOT SW/EXP PEDAL jack (1/4 inch phone type)
MIDI OUT Connector
Headphones Jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type)
Power Supply
DC 9 V; Supply AC Adaptor (PSC series), Dry batteries x 6
Current Draw
900 mA (AC Adaptor)
300 mA (Dry Batteries)
* Expected battery life under continuous use:Alkaline: 4 hours(These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)
AC Adaptor: PSC series
Demo Card
Owner's Manual
Foot Switch: FS-5U
Pedal Switch: DP-2 (Roland)
Expression Pedal: EV-5 (Roland), FV-300L
Stereo Headphones: RH-200/RH-50

Size and Weight (excluding batteries)

Width (W)
351 mm13-7/8 inches
Depth (D)
225 mm8-7/8 inches
Height (H)
69 mm2-3/4 inches
2.2 kg4 lbs. 14 oz.

* 0 dBu = 0.775V rms

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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