Note: This article refers to the BOSS MICRO BR® Digital Recorder that was released in 2006. If you're looking for information on the 2011 MICRO BR® BR-80 Digital Recorder, you may view the knowledge base and search for BR-80:
The BR WAV Converter software provides a way to convert tracks from your BR-80 into .WAV files that can be used on your computer. You may download the software from the link below:
NOTE: If you would like to export a stereo mix of the song, and not the individual tracks, you'll need to BOUNCE the tracks first. This is necessary if you intend to play the song in software such as iTunes or burn an audio CD. If this is the case, follow the article below to BOUNCE the tracks before exporting:
MICRO BR: Bouncing Tracks
Exporting V-Tracks from the BR as WAV Fiiles
- Connect the MICRO BR to the computer with a USB cable.
- The BR appears on your computer with a drive letter (ie: E: or F:) You can close any windows that open, but you’ll need to know this drive letter in Step 4.
- Launch the BR WAV converter software by double clicking the "BRWC" icon on your computer.
Note: The BRWC software is provided as a .zip or .sit file you'll need to extract before using.
- Once the BR WAV converter program is open, use the Drive menu to select the MICRO BR drive you identified in Step 2.
- Select the song you wish to work with from the Song menu.
Note: Green squares appear on a grid that shows you the V-Tracks in your song.
The horizontal columns—from left to right—represent the Tracks:
The vertical columns—from top to bottom—represent the V.Tracks:
Note: Each of the green squares in the image above represents V-Track 1 for each Track 1 through Track 4.
- If you wish to export an odd/even pair of tracks in stereo, link them by clicking the L/R button at the bottom of their column. For example: If you BOUNCED your song to tracks 12V2, you would click the L/R button on the bottom of Columns 1 and 2 so that it turns green.
- Click the track(s) you wish to export—they change to orange.
Tip: You can also click the ALL button to select all tracks for exporting.
- Click EXPORT and then click GO.
- Select the destination folder. If you’re unsure where to save your exported file(s), choose "DESKTOP."
- Type a file name of your choice into the FILENAME box, and then click SAVE. (If you're exporting multiple V-Tracks, they'll share this name in addition to their individual track and V-Track numbers.)
Your BR-800 V-Tracks have been converted into .WAV files and are now on your computer’s desktop.
- Quit the BR Wav Converter software. On the BR-800, press EXIT, and then ENTER to safely eject the recorder from your computer.
Importing WAV Files as BR Tracks from Your Computer
Important Note: You’ll need have a song on your BR to put the files in. You can make a new song or import them into an existing song.
1. Put the BR into USB Backup mode by plugging in the USB cable to your BR.
2. Connect the USB cable to your computer. The BR appears on your computer with a drive letter (ie: E: or F:) You can close any windows that open, but you’ll need to know this drive letter in Step 4.
3. Run the BR WAV Converter by double clicking it.
Note: The BRWC is given to you in a .zip or .sit file which you'll need to extract before use.
4. Using the Drive pulldown menu in the top left-hand corner of the screen, select the drive letter you saw for the BR in Step 2.
5. Using the Song pulldown menu, select the song you wish to work with.
The squares in the grid represent each of the tracks in your song. If you’re importing into an existing song, any existing tracks will be green. The columns (up and down) represent the tracks. The top square in each column is V-Track 1, and each row represents the other V-Tracks. In other words, the second square down in the first column is V-Track 1-V2.
6. Click the V-Track(s) you wish to import to to turn it orange. If it’s a stereo track, make sure both sides are orange.
7. Click IMPORT in the bottom left hand corner of the screen.
8. Click GO.
9. You'll be prompted to browse for a WAV file. Browse to the file you’d like to import, and then click Open.
That’s it! The wav file will be converted into a track you can use in your BR!
11. Close the BR Wav Converter software and make sure you use Safely Remove Hardware or Eject before removing the USB connection.