JoeCo is celebrating seven years of BlackBox Recorder and BlackBox Player development with a worldwide anniversary sale beginning 1 August.
The sale will give customers the opportunity to buy products from the manufacturer’s range at specially discounted prices. Products on offer include the 24-channel BlackBox BBR1-B balanced analogue recorder, the 64-channel BBR64-MADI Recorder and the new flagship BBR1MP Recorder.
JoeCo’s founder Joe Bull began developing the 1U multi-channel BlackBox Recorder in 2008. The first 24-channel system, released the following year, offered live engineers a ‘computer-free, high-quality solution’ for recording, virtual soundchecking and archiving performances. Over the years, its features have remained constant, including 24bit/96kHz audio capture in broadcast WAV format, use of external USB drives enabling instant access to recorded files (via DAW) and the illuminated JoeCo front panel, while the capability of the system itself has been expanded.
The BlackBox product range currently includes 64-channel MADI and Dante systems and the flagship BBR1MP Recorder with 24 integrated mic preamps and user configurable MADI and Dante I/O options. The release of JoeCoRemote in 2013 has enabled wireless control of any BlackBox via iPad. JoeCo’s Player technology, which has developed alongside that of the recorder, enables any BlackBox to also be used as a dedicated multi-channel playback device for backing tracks and themed entertainment. JoeCo’s customer base has also expanded, representing a range of market sectors from live performance to broadcast, film/TV, installation and house of worship.
The last seven years have seen JoeCo develop in other ways too, Bull explained: “While the BlackBox product range has been at the forefront of our audio industry profile, we have also developed other specialist product for entirely different applications. For example, in 2013 we designed and supplied Siemens with a number of bespoke industrial recorders for large-scale multi-channel data measurement. We’ve also been involved in many other fascinating projects and are fiercely proud of our reputation for bulletproof reliability.”