BR-900CD Version 2

Digital Recording Studio

Popular, Easy-To-Use Portable Gets Big New Features

  • USB
  • COSM


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Popular, Easy-To-Use Portable Gets Big New Features

The BR-900CD is one of the world’s most popular, easy-to-use portable multi-track recorders. With Version 2, BOSS takes the best BR features and expands it with dozens of new COSM guitar-amp models, plus a super-cool new drum-editing software app and 500 minutes of recording time via 1GB Compact Flash.

* For Verion 1 users, System Updater is here !

  • - 46 types of BOSS GT-Pro class COSM amps on board
  • - 1 GB Compact Flash card included for 500 track-minutes of recording time
  • - Pro-quality effects for every instrument type, plus mastering and pitch correction
  • - Programmable drum machine onboard with graphical Rhythm Editor software (free download for PC and Mac)
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Expanded Recording Time

No need to worry about trackrecord lengths. With a 1GB Compact Flash card onboard, the BR-900CD Version 2 provides up to 500 minutes of recording time.

New COSM Amps Onboard

It’s a dream collection for guitarists. Direct from BOSS’s top-of-the-line GT-Pro come 46 types of COSM guitar-amp models. Simply plug in and explore an amazing treasure trove of tone without the cost and hassle of dealing with physical amplifiers.

New Ways to Groove

The original BR-900CD was equipped with a built-in drum machine. Version 2 has a virtual drummer onboard as well, but with an advantage: a downloadable graphical Rhythm Editor software for creating rhythm pattern and arrangements visually via Mac or PC. It’s the best of both worlds.

Notes: Graphical Rhythm Editor software available via free download. It is not bundled with the BR-900CD. Editor software is also compatible with BR-600.

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
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, Demo Card (1GB), 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

System Requirements

In case of USB 2.0 (Hi-SPEED USB) [Windows]

Microsoft® Windows® XP Home SP1/XP Professional SP1
Windows XP compatible computer equipped with a USB 2.0 (Hi-SPEED USB) port
Pentium® III, Pentium® 4, Pentium® M Processor 1.2 GHz or higher.
256 MB or more

System Requirements

In case of USB 1.1 (Full-SPEED USB) [Windows]

Microsoft® Windows® XP Home/XP Professional/Me/2000/98SE
Windows XP/Me/2000/Me compatible computer equipped with a USB 1.1 (Full-SPEED) port
Pentium®, Celeron® or Intel compatible processors / 600 MHz or higher
128 MB or more

System Requirements

In case of USB 1.1 (Full-SPEED USB) [Macintosh]

Mac OS X 10.2.3 or later
Apple Macintosh series with on-board USB port
PowerPC G3/600 MHz or higher (PowerPC G4 is recommended)
256 MB or more (512 MB or more is recommended in Mac OS X)

Size and Weight

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.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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