NAMM 2017: JoeCo expanding BlueBox range

JoeCo has released the BBWR24B, the latest addition to the company’s range of BlueBox workstation interface recorders and ‘the most affordable BlueBox yet’.

As well as a high quality interface, the 24 channel BBWR24B is also a professional multi-track field recorder and a unique back-up solution.

BlueBox delivers all three core functions in one 19in rack-mounted unit.

Offering 24 balanced line inputs, 16 Adat Lightpipe inputs with SMUXII support for higher sample rates and 24 balanced outs, the BBWR24B is able to back-up all of a users source recordings, providing a safeguard against unexpected DAW freeze and failure. Each BBWR24B can carry up to 24 channels of 24bit/96kHz audio in both directions simultaneously over USB 2.0.

All local recordings are professional standard broadcast WAV files (BWF) on universally accepted FAT32 disk format. The USB 2.0 host interface supports both Windows (via dedicated drivers) and Mac (via Core Audio) with a locally generated zero latency monitor mix for monitoring during overdubs. While the BBWR24B offers front panel access to core controls, users can access extensive control and customisation using the JoeCoControl app for Windows or Mac.

BBWR24B will receive its official launch at the upcoming NAMM Show along with a substantial upgrade to the JoeCoControl app (pictured above), which brings new added-value features across the entire BlueBox range and is available for free from the JoeCo website. The 2017 NAMM Show will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in California from January 19 to 22, and JoeCo can be found on booth 6911.

“The BlueBox range has already received a fantastic welcome, and now we’re delighted to introduce a version that will work no matter which mic pres you choose to use,” commented JoeCo managing director Joe Bull. “The BBWR24B, particularly when used with the expanded control and customisation options of the updated JoeCoControl app, is an extremely powerful but affordable solution for interfacing with your DAW, recording in the field and ensuring that none of your recordings are ever lost, even if the power fails.”