The BOSS DR-80 is an astonishing little device with a vey high fun-factor. In short, it is a digital 8-track multitrack recorder with a lot of effects, and at the same time a virtual band with a great number of jam grooves. And maybe the most astonishing feature is the price which is just about 200 Euros.
I already had a lot of fun with this little device. Here are two spontaneous jam videos that were created with nothing but the effects and grooves from the device. Partly I even used the suggested effects and amp simulation for the backing tracks, without any further editing.
I am currently searching a device to jam alone at home.
I already have a Tonelab ST with effects/amps/cabinets/ simulations
I get a little bit tired of backing tracks found on YT, so I want to jam over my own riff ideas. But I want something simple “plug & play” not a DAW because you have to turn on your computer, then recording, then replay, etc….
what I want is :
– recordings overdubs, but also playing “live” at the same time
– rhythm patterns
– headphone output
– being able to save recordings/backing tracks
at first I was going for a looper : the jamman stereo
then I discovered the digitech Trio Band creator :
sounds great ! and unlike many looper, it provides a bass line !
but on the other hand you can’t record overdubs, and you can’t save
the must is the Trio+ :
it combines the Trio and a looper !
I think it fits exactly with what I am looking for : i can jam immediately, playing loops, and save backing tracks !
but almost 300€….so I have to wait a little bit….
the Boss DR-80 seems to be more for recordings ? What would it bring to me more than Reaper on my PC ?
If I want to jam immediately, I think I can choose backing tracks pre-recorded, but if I want to play just few chords progression and then jam over it, ist it easy to do wit this device ? or is it no his purpose ?
another thing : I can’t control it with footswitch ?
any advices ?
Great sound, great play.
Can you tell me the preset that you use in the firs video for that sound?