Old 05-16-2018, 06:32 PM   #1
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Default How, if at all, can I use this piece of equipment?

Years ago I purchased a Roland BOSS BR900CD mixer and I still have it and am wondering if there is any use that I might have for it?

All I am doing is singing to pre-recorded music.

Any ideas?

If it is of no use please just let me know.....
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:43 PM   #2
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It's a digital recorder rather than just a mixer.

Basically, if you are happy recording on your PC then it probably isn't going to be of any use to you. If you can think of a use for a mobile recording rig, then it will be useful.
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:42 AM   #3
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I have a small high-quality hand-held recorder (Olympus L14) with three built in mics. I wander the fields round here singing new stuff I think of into it & occasionally snippets of "found sound" - mostly bird calls or my dog barking at said birds.

The good part is that I can transfer this stuff into reaper when I get home very easily. Keep it if this would be a handy use for you.
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:28 AM   #4
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I have a small high-quality hand-held recorder (Olympus L14) with three built in mics. I wander the fields round here singing new stuff I think of into it & occasionally snippets of "found sound" - mostly bird calls or my dog barking at said birds.

The good part is that I can transfer this stuff into reaper when I get home very easily. Keep it if this would be a handy use for you.
It looks a bit bulky for that, and I don't know if it would run on batteries.

Handheld recorders like your Olympus (I have a Zoom H4n) are more useful than an 8 track digital recorder these days, for my money anyway.
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:37 AM   #5
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You could use it as a transport control. The play, record, stop, etc. buttons are sent out on the MIDI output. Unfortunately, the fader values are not sent, so it can't be used as a controller beyond that.
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:50 PM   #6
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Philbo: But it IS a use for the gear he owns. Although like you say it would really only be useful for recording indoor noodlings.
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Old 05-18-2018, 12:05 AM   #7
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It's 44,1 kHz only, but 24 bit. Still useful. The only problem I see, is it records on SD cards and these are getting pretty expensive. Still, there's also an optical, 2 channel, output, so it can interface with today's world without problem.
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