Roland (Boss) BR-600 Tutorial135
Learning how to use your new Roland (Boss) BR-600 has never been easier thanks to the official Roland DVD Owner's Manual!
The BR-600 provides eight simultaneous playback tracks, but there’s more to this recorder than meets the eye. Each of the eight tracks also contains eight V-Tracks (virtual tracks), which gives you quick access to 64 tracks of recorded material. Record dozens of takes, then choose your favorites for mixdown.
Need drums? The BR-600 has a drum machine built in. Assemble your perfect backing track from nearly 300 high-quality drum patterns built in, or program your own from the velocity-sensitive pads.
Take your BR-600 skills to the next level and pick up the official Roland DVD Tutorial today!
Front panel Overview
Playing the Demo Song
Moving around the Song
YOUR FIRST RECORDING
Creating a Song
Selecting an Input
Using the Tuner
Recording 2 Inputs
Adding Insert Effects
"Insert" vs. "Loop" Effects
Recording with a metronome
Example 1:Bass track
Example 2:Guitar overdub
AB Repeat Button
Deleting Punch Points
"What is an Arrangement?"
...Step Mode Drums
Importing Drum Sounds
Using the Scrub Function
Importing SMF files
Importing Drum sounds
In 2009 I bought a Boss BR-600 Digital Multitrack Recorder but, even though I was no stranger to music technology – I worked for Roland as product specialist / demonstrator throughout the 1980s – I couldn’t get to grips with using it. I once set it on a table to record the whole band on one track and then stashed it on a shelf for eleven years.
The enforced leisure of Lockdown has prompted me to dust it off and I purchased lifetime access to a BR-600 video tutorial by David Wills of ProAudioExp.com.
David’s easy style and clear explanations made using the recorder a breeze and an added bonus were the nuggets of recording techniques that he threw in along the way. I had great fun learning and knocked up a test piece within a day.
The BR-600 is long obsolete but ProAudioExp.com offers many other courses in aspects of recording and specific product courses, mainly recording, keyboards and effects devices. I would recommend them to any of my musician friends who, like me, weren’t getting the most from their equipment.
The BR-600 is fairly indecipherable even when using the printed/PDF manual, and given the age of this device there are not any new tutorials coming out for it. That's why I was very excited to find the ProAudioEXP video tutorial for this device. It has been incredibly helpful in learning the ins and outs of the unit, allowing me to take full advantage of everything it has to offer. I highly recommend this, and will be buying other video tutorials from ProAudioEXP in the near future.
David's video tutorials answer the questions no one else will answer. Concise; simple, and straight forward. a no nonsense approach to showing me how to get the best out of the technology AND myself!!!!! THANKS DAVID !!!!
I am very happy I decided to buy this video. It greatly increased the potential of my BR-600. Based on the included manual, I used about 30% of what it offers, or used in a wrong or more complex way. Yeah, maybe I could get further if I played around with it a little but hey, why not get the help of a specialist and save time with guaranteed results? Now, even if I don t use a 100% of it, I am aware of it s potential. David does a great job explaining every feature of the BR-600 in detail without being redundant or overly didactic. The beat programming part was particularly helpful. Thanks for your work David and, I probably shouldn t be saying this but, in this case, USD 29.95 was a bargain!
Good video quality with many great examples. The lessons go at a pace that anyone can follow too. I would recomend this for even an advanced user as you learn little tricks and ways to use the device that you may not have thought of.
Hi, I've been watching these video-tutorials over and over again and now everything is very easy to understand. Thanks a million for these. One request if I may. I'm wich for a tutorial on the Rhythm section, the drums. A whole song from start to end with fills and stuff, let's say 2min 50sec or something. Thanks again...I had a happy hour watching the videos. Best regards Torbjrn Trnqvist Sweden, Eskilstuna
Actually the only reason I decided to buy a BR 600 instead of other similar digital recorders, is the availability of this video. The video is very straight forward, simple and takes you through the BR 600s functions in a very clear and consecutive manner. Also, the guy hosting this training is a very knowledgeable guy. Not only does he get into the specifics of the BR 600, but also gives you tips for recording techniques in general.
The Boss BR 600 is a neat (but far from perfect) machine, but if you are a newbie to recording, studio work, etc. it can get very complicated to understand - also the BR 600's manuals are not great.