This is a good place to share a not-so-great experience with an expensive piece of gear I bought around ten years ago. A BOSS BR-8. Remember those? Well, they came equipped with the most stupid ZIP 100MB disk writer/reader that could fit only one song if you used all the tracks and effects (I mean, 100MB!!!! ). The stupid thing is that it was a great little portable studio but the way it stored the data makes it so obsolete, it has joined my old Yamaha 4track cassette recorder in the attic. If BOSS had any morale they would offer a way to convert the ZIP thing to SD card and record in wav. format instead of the weird outwordly format it uses. That was incredibly short sighted of BOSS to put that on the market and it sold at the time for around $800 being the new hot thing on the market.
How can I make it usuable with that super tiny and awkward ZIP disc and weird format?
The only way I can think of is to "monitor" the signal out of the br8 direct to a digital recorder using the BR-8 basically as an effect processer but then all the features of the machine as a portable studio are useless.
Does anyone know if BOSS addressed this at one point?