JoeCo Limited is now shipping the new BBR64-MADI version of the BlackBox recorder. Designed for audio acquisition and capturing live performance, the recorder enables multi-channel audio to be captured directly to a USB2 drive, in Broadcast WAV format, without the need for a computer.
Based on the BlackBox Recorder design, the BBR64-MADI records/replays up to 64 channels of MADI data while still occupying just one unit of rack space.
The recorder can capture the full 64 channels at standard sample rates, with double sample rate MADI recording (up to 96kHz) also accommodated. It sports both coaxial and optical MADI connections for interfacing with any MADI equipped console or other equipment.
Additionally, it caters for 56-channel legacy MADI and can record a further 8 channels of analogue (balanced line in) for capturing the audience reaction or general ambience.
The BBR64-MADI will lock to or generate word clock, as well as locking to the received MADI data stream. The MADI input can be echoed direct to the output to ease system integration.
Individual channels, or pairs of channels can be monitored on a PFL bus providing both hi-resolution metering and headphone monitoring.
Designed for both ease of use and convenience in the live recording environment, the BBR64-MADI also includes a number of BlackBox Recorder “standard” safety features, such as the Safe ‘n’ Sound Record Recovery that will recover files even if the power fails during recording.