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, please click this link:
The following article will guide you through importing an MP3 or WAV file from your computer onto the MICRO BR's multitrack mode. This is useful if you would like to record additional audio tracks along with the file. In order to accomplish this, you will first need to import the MP3 or WAV file into the MICRO BR's MP3 TRAINER mode; then, you will import the file from the MP3 TRAINER mode into the the MICRO BR's multitrack mode. The following links will direct you towards the appropriate steps:
Formats Supported by the Micro BR:
MP3 (file extension: .MP3)
• 44.1 kHz
• 64 kbps – 320 kbps
WAV (file extension: .WAV)
• 44.1 kHz
• 8 bit or 16 bit
• Mono or Stereo
IMPORTING FROM COMPUTER INTO MP3 TRAINER MODE
- Connect the Micro BR to your computer via USB. "USB Idling" will eventually appear on the Micro BR's screen.
- A window will appear on your computer that includes an "MP3" folder and a "ROLAND" folder.
- Drag the individual MP3 files from your computer into the “MP3” folder of the MICRO BR. Note: Be sure to drag the actual MP3 files into the “MP3” folder and not any folders.
- Properly eject the Micro BR from your computer:
[ Windows ]
Use the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the Windows task tray to un-mount the USB memory and then disconnect the USB memory from your computer.
[ Mac ]
Drag the Drive icon of the USB memory into the trash in the dock and then remove the USB memory from your computer.
- Disconnect the USB cable from the Micro BR.
- You may now proceed with importing the MP3/WAV file into the multitrack mode using the steps below.
IMPORTING FROM MP3 TRAINER MODE INTO MULTITRACK MODE
- Press the MP3 TRAINER button until the "MP3" box does NOT appear on the screen.
- Press UTILITY.
- Press TR2 (TRK).
- Press the right CURSOR button.
- Press TR1 (IMP).
- Use CURSOR and VALUE [-] [+] buttons to select the audio file you want to convert to track data. This will be the MP3 or WAV file that you would like to import.
- Press [TR4] (NEXT).
- Use the CURSOR buttons and VALUE [-] [+] to specify the import-destination track.
- Press [TR1] (TIM)
- Press [TR4] (EXE). The display will ask “Import OK?”
- Press [TR4] (YES). The file will be imported
You are now ready to overdub/record additional tracks with the file. You may follow the link below for instructions for basic recording: