IBC 2013: JoeCo showing new addition to BlackBox range

IBC visitors are being given a sneak preview of a new member of the JoeCo BlackBox family of multi-channel recorders and players this week.

Ideal for broadcast and location recording, the BlackBox BBR1MP is a 24-channel, 1U recorder featuring 24 high-quality mic preamps operating at up to 24bit/96k.

The unit will offer a plethora of connection options, such as individually switchable mic/line inputs and balanced outputs, video sync, time code and word clock inputs, along with an optional Dante interface. A 2U breakout box will also be optional. As well as multi-channel recording capabilities, provision is included for creating a simultaneous stereo mixdown. Complete support for iXML data is provided.

The new recorder will run off a 12V power source. Unused channels and features can be disabled in order to maintain battery life on location. The unit will also be fully iPad-controllable via JoeCoRemote.

“Many existing customers regularly use their BlackBox Recorders directly linked to third party mic preamps, but would like a more compact and elegant solution, so our decision to move in this direction is, once again, customer driven” said JoeCo’s Joe Bull. “The new BBR1MP is a practical answer for broadcast engineers and location sound recordists working in Film and TV, as well as for live engineers, combining quality and ease of use with size and weight advantages.

"As more and more audio material has to be captured in multi-channel format to be repurposed for surround broadcasts and other deliverables, a fully integrated BBR1MP recorder with high-quality converters, conveniently sized for field /location use, has many advantages for different broadcast applications.”

The BBR1MP is expected to be available early next year.

The IBC 2013 exhibition is taking place at Amsterdam RAI in the Netherlands from September 13th – 17th. Keep an eye on the Audio Pro International website for more updates from the event.

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