OK, I’ll admit it… I’m a big fan of guitar gadgets, and when I saw this thing I just knew I had to write about it – and maybe purchase one.
Its BOSS’s new ultra-portable Pro Digital Studio, the MICRO-BR. Just a bit bigger than an iPod, its apparently got everything you could want in an on-the-go recording device, including two-track simultaneous recording, four-track playback, and up to 32 virtual tracks – that’s a lot of tracks for a piece of equipment that fits in your pocket.
According to BOSS the MICRO-BR also sports its own on-board digital drum machine with nearly 300 patterns (a really nice touch for the practicing guitarist,) and also some built-in effects, though at the time of writing I couldn’t find a list of which effects were included.
The MICRO-BR can also play MP3s (which can be uploaded to the device via USB,) and you can even play them back at a reduced tempo without effecting the pitch – perfect for dissecting your favorite tunes and really figuring out what makes them tick.
- Ultra portable, only slightly larger than an iPod
- 4-track playback, 32 V-Tracks
- Loads and plays MP3 files
- Multi-effects onboard; dedicated guitar input
- Time-Stretch and Center Cancel features (including MP3 files)
- 293 rhythm patterns
- Built-in tuner and microphone
- USB port for data transfer
- SD Card slot for recording media, 128MB card included
The BOSS MICRO-BR uses SD (Secure Digital) media to store all data, so just like your digital camera, when one card’s full you should be able to just swap it out for an empty card. The unit is just 5-3/8“ x 3-3/16” x 7/8“.