Have you put the BR800 in 'USB mode'? That's what I had to do with the BR600 before hte computer would 'see' it.
I never bothered with the software after I changed computers, I just moved the files one at a time as WAV.
I appreciate your reading and offering help!I remember that the 600 was finicky about cards too, had to search out the 'old style' ones.
No, they're not. Have you tried recording, then listening back to see if the effects you select are being recorded. SOme FX are 'insert' effects - recorded onto the HD when you record the track. Others are 'plug-in' style, meaning they are applied to the already-recorded track, but are not recorded themselves unless you bounce/render the track down to a master track.
2. I'm wanting to use the harmoniser on my vocals but only on the chorus. I figure the best way is to record the vocals for the verses including the appropriate insert effect then use punch in / punch out for the choruses at which time I will add the same insert effect as for the verses but add the harmoniser effect as well.
I still haven't found an answer to my main question yet. I'm thinking I may have to phone Roland. All I want to know is how to record guitar and vocals on 2 tracks (which I can do) and then add lead, more vocals and djembe drum to other tracks. The input options seem very limited. I thought I could use the 4 channel input option but it simply records over anything I add to the initial two tracks. How come there is no option to use tracks 3 and 4 together? Does one need to select 2 inputs for an initial recording, mix them down and start again? Seems silly!
Looks like it's just too difficult to include a rhythm track unless it's the same all the way through the song, which is rare. It's confusing enough selecting and adding tracks! I assume I can just keep inserting mics into Input 4 and they'll record on a new track. That's my next experiment, adding more vocals and the djembe drum like that.