BR-1600, BR-1600CD: Recording a Guitar and an External Stereo Instrument Simultaneously

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The following procedure will guide you through simultaneously recording a guitar and an external stereo instrument or device (e.g. keyboard, drum machine, etc) on the BR-1600CD:

  1. Bring the MASTER volume fader all the way down. 
  2. Connect your guitar or bass into the GUITAR/BASS (HI-Z) input on the front panel of the BR-1600CD.

  3. Connect the left and right outputs of your external stereo instrument into the 1/4" inputs 7 and 8 on the back panel of the BR-1600CD.
    Note: This may require adapter cables (e.g. RCA to 1/4" if the outputs of your instrument are RCA).


  4. Press the MULTI-TRACK button on the top left of the BR-1600CD so that it is illuminated red.


  5. Turn up the volume on your guitar as well as the external stereo instrument.
  6. On the top panel of the BR-1600CD, adjust the white INPUT SENS knobs clockwise for inputs 1 and inputs 7 & 8. Adjust these knobs until the red PEAK lights next to the knobs flash occasionally when you play the instruments.

  7. Adjust the black INPUT LEVEL knob on the left panel until the INPUT 1 and INPUT 7 & 8 meters on the LCD screen stay between –12 and –4.

  8. Slowly bring up the MASTER volume fader level. Your guitar and external stereo instrument volume will be output to speakers connected to the LINE OUT of the BR-1600CD.
    Note: If you are using headphones, you can now adjust the headphone volume on the bottom, front panel where the headphones connect to the BR-1600CD.
  9. Press the TRACK BUTTON of track 1 (Guitar) and tracks 7 & 8 (External stereo instrument). The selected track buttons will begin to blink.

  10. Press the REC button and then press PLAY. The BR-1600CD will begin to record.
  11. Press the STOP button to end recording.