IBC2016: JoeCo to reveal BlueBox range
New units combine a multi-channel DAW interface with a back-up solution and stand-alone multi-track recorder.
JoeCo is looking to raise the standard of DAW-based recording set-ups with its new BlueBox range of Workstation Interface Recorders, which it is officially launching this weekend at the IBC Show.
Delivering up to 24 channels of individually switchable mic/line inputs with preamps on every channel, BlueBox acts as a safeguard against unexpected DAW freeze and failure. For location recording, all of the features of the BlackBox Recorder are available to deliver a fully stand-alone, multi-track audio recorder.
The Bluebox range launches with two Workstation Interface Recorders, the BBWR24MP and BBWR08MP. Both 24bit/96kHz models have been designed to the same standards as the BlackBox range. The BBWR24MP, whether in a studio environment or on location, provides 24 channels of individually switchable mic/line inputs, while the BBWR08MP offers eight channels of individually switchable mic/line inputs and 16 channels of dedicated balanced line inputs. All mic channels on both units incorporate JoeCo’s mic preamp designs.
For larger applications, multiple BBWR24MP units can be connected to Mac (via Core Audio drivers) or Windows (via dedicated ASIO drivers). The BlueBox can either be controlled from the workstation itself with JoeCoControl, or using the JoeCoRemote app for iPad. Both platforms open a wealth of features and functions such as the setting of individual mic pre channel parameters, expandable channel strips and real-time monitor mix adjustment.
“After the success of the BlackBox Recorder, we were asked to create an interface based on the same award winning technology. BlueBox is that and much more besides,” commented JoeCo Managing Director Joe Bull. “It’s a powerful high-end interface platform with the best preamps available, and it's also the best insurance policy against losing work that any DAW-based studio can choose. No matter how robust a DAW-based set-up might seem, there is always a risk that something could go wrong and that critical work could be lost. With BlueBox, you can simply press record at the beginning of the day and it will capture all of your work, all of the time. Not even a power loss is enough to stop it.”
BlueBox will receive its official launch at IBC 2016, taking place from September 9-13 at The RAI in Amsterdam. JoeCo can be found in hall 8, on booth E-97.