How To Hook Drum Machine To Boss BR-864
Depending on your drum machine's configuration, learning how to hook a drum machine to a BOSS BR-864 8-track recorder can potentially be very simple. The modestly sized digital recorder is portable and perfect for unexpected recording sessions. By simply preparing yourself with the appropriate cables, you can take your digital studio to the practice space and be ready to record awesome beats from their drum machine in a matter of minutes.
What you will need:
- A BOSS BR-864 8-Track Digital Studio
- A drum machine
- Cables (varied depending on your drum machine's outputs)
- Inspect the drum machine to determine what sort of outputs the device uses. This information is also readily available in any "specs" entry in the manual for your drum machine. 1/4" jacks are common on musical instruments in general, and drum machines are not an exception. 1/4" cables (also known as instrument cables) are available at most musical equipment retailers and even some department stores. Luckily, the BOSS BR-864 contains 1/4" inputs. The device also boasts stereo RCA and XLR inputs, but your drum machine will probably not utilize such cables. If it does, however, you will need conversion cables.
Browse your local musical equipment retailer for the appropriate cables. Don't be afraid to ask for help. You're not doing yourself any favors if you purchase the wrong cables or converters and need to return them the next day. Most likely, you will just need 1/4" instrument cables, so purchase cables of an appropriate length. If you need converters, remember that the BOSS BR-864 uses 1/4", RCA and XLR inputs, so find the best configuration for your drum machine.
- Connect the drum machine to the BOSS BR-864 with the correct cables or converters. Activate your 8-track digital studio and the drum machine, and you should be able to record your homemade beats onto the digital studio. Don't forget a pair of auxiliary headphones plugged into the BOSS BR-864 so that you can hear what you're doing!