BOSS’s BR-1600CD 16-track recorder recently expanded with a Version 2 upgrade. The BR-1600CD with Version 2 upgrade (free for all previous BR-1600 units) improves and adds to the existing effects, including COSM bass amp models from the GT6B, enhanced vocal tools, MIDI sync capability, and more. With the update, the BR-1600CD can now read BR-1200CD/1180CD song data, no conversion process necessary.
Two types of bass-amp models were provided in the original BR-1600CD. In Version 2, six COSM models have been added, bringing the total to eight. Also new to Version 2 are COSM-powered overdrive/distortion effects derived from the GT-6B, plus Octave, Defretter, 2×2 Chorus, Humanizer, Vibrato, Enhancer, Slow Gear, and Ring Modulator effects. In Version 2, the order/routing of FX algorithms can be freely modified.
Fix pitch, add harmony tracks–these tools have been part of the BR-1600’s feature set since its release. With Version 2, the Vocal Tool Box gets even better with enhanced realtime vocal-pitch correction that allows users to designate specific editing regions (by contrast, Version 1’s pitch correction was a real time process in units of semitones). The Harmony Sequence feature has been improved as well, allowing for more control over the editing parameters.
New to the BR-1600CD is its ability to synchronize playback or recording with another BR-1600CD, recorder, or MIDI sequencer via incoming MIDI Time Code (MTC). If you have a friend who owns a BR-1600CD, for example, the two units can be combined to create a 32-track recording studio with 16 simultaneous input channels.
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