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  • Gear Watch: BOSS BR-800 Digital Recorder

    Gear Watch: BOSS BR-800 Digital Recorder

    BOSS has released the new BR-800 Digital Recorder, a portable multi-tracker device. The recorder includes touch-sensor switchers and SD-card recording media. Up to four tracks can be recorded or eight tracks played back simultaneously, with an additional stereo track dedicated to the built-in rhythm generator. There’s an “EZ Recording” mode for beginners looking for guidance... »

  • Gear Review: Boss RC-20XL Loop Station

    Gear Review: Boss RC-20XL Loop Station

    Until recently, due to limited budget, I’ve been using the free software looping solution, Mobius. A couple of weeks ago I came across the Boss RC-20XL Phrase Recorder in my local music store. It is the relatively inexpensive (approx. $250) two-pedal ‘middle sibling’ of the Loop Station family; the smaller unit being the one-pedal RC-2... »

  • Gear Watch: Boss TU-3 Chromatic Tuner

    Boss has announced the newest version of their stompbox tuner, the TU-3 Chromatic Tuner. The pedal is an update from their TU-2 and has all the same features and then some. Built in a tough stompbox chassis, this pedal is tough. A new high-brightness meter mode allows for better visibility under bright sunlight, and it... »