JoeCo in Cambridge, UK, announces the release of its new flagship BlackBox BBR1MP Recorder. The stand-alone solution offers BlackBox functionality with 24 high-quality microphone preamps that were developed in-house at JoeCo, which operate at up to 24-bit/96kHz and are integrated into the recorder’s single-rackspace housing.
Primarily designed for broadcast engineers and sound location recordists, the BBR1MP Recorder offers individually switchable mic/line inputs, balanced outputs, video sync, timecode and word clock inputs. User installable Dante and MADI interface cards are also available as options for adding 24 channels of Dante or MADI I/O to the BBR1MP unit. Microphones can either be connected to the unit via rear D-Sub connectors or via an optional two-rackspace breakout panel with XLR connectors. System components are available individually or as part of a bundle.
Audio is recorded direct to external USB 2/3 drive in Broadcast WAV format for instant ingest into post-production. Alongside the BBR1MP’s multi-channel recording capabilities, provision is included for creating a simultaneous stereo mixdown. Full support for iXML data is also provided. The BBR1MP will run off a 12-volt power source. Unused channels and features can be disabled in order to preserve battery life on location.
The unit is fully controllable via JoeCoRemote for iPad. This includes the facility to set up individual mic preamp channel parameters: level, mic/line, phantom power, highpass filter, soft limiter and phase reverse. Levels are shown on high-resolution meters and the monitor mix can be adjusted using expandable channel strips with graphic faders, pan, solo, mute and other parameter controls.