The result of a collaboration between JoeCo and Audinate, the BBR-DANTE is designed to record/replay up to 32 channels of audio data from a Dante network. The unit provides engineers with a computer-free, high-quality solution for multichannel live audio capture. Able to record up to 32 channels of audio at 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz directly to Broadcast WAV files on an external USB 2 (FAT32-formatted) drive, the BBR-DANTE also accommodates higher sample rate recording (88.2 kHz and 96kHz) at a reduced track count.
The recorder connects to any Dante-enabled network device from a range of console and converter manufacturers. Designed to support standard network components and switches, it can also record eight channels of analog (balanced line in) alongside 24 channels of Dante for capturing audience and ambience. Individual channels or pairs of channels can be monitored on an internal PFL bus, providing both high-resolution metering and headphone output. A number of standard BlackBox Recorder safety features are also included, such as the Safe’n’Sound Record Recovery, which will recover files even if the power fails in the middle of a recording.