40-In/24-Out BLUEBOX Workstation Interface Recorder


Based on JoeCo's award-winning BlackBox Recorder technology, the new BLUEBOX Workstation Interface Recorder range brings you more than just a high quality interface for your DAW.
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Based on JoeCo's award-winning BlackBox Recorder technology, the new BLUEBOX Workstation Interface Recorder range brings you more than just a high quality interface for your DAW. Each BLUEBOX Workstation Interface Recorder is also a trusted, professional multi-track field recorder, and a unique back-up solution that ensures no source recordings are ever lost. Only BLUEBOX delivers all three core functions in one 19" rack-mounted unit.

The BBWR24B delivers pristine 24bit/96kHz performance with the rugged reliability for which JoeCo is known. This audio interface is equipped with 24 balanced line inputs, 16 ADAT Lightpipe inputs with SMUXII support for higher sample rates, and 24 balanced outs.

In a studio environment, your BLUEBOX can be used as a near-zero latency audio interface carrying up to 24 channels of 24bit/96kHz audio in both directions simultaneously over USB 2.0. And if your DAW freezes or fails, BLUEBOX keep running, utilising its onboard recording function to ensure that none of your source recordings are lost, even if the power fails. BLUEBOX also delivers the benefits of the famous BlackBox Recorder.

The high-quality microphone preamps, operate at up to 24bit/96kHz, and offer the user comprehensive control parameters. BLUEBOX features a range of connection options including individually switchable mic/line inputs and balanced outputs, with audio clocks locked to timecode, video, or word clock inputs. Microphones can either be connected to the unit via tails from the rear D-Sub connectors, or via an optional 2U breakout panel with XLR connectors.

Local audio is recorded direct to external USB2/3 drive in Broadcast WAV format for instant ingest into a workstation. Alongside the multi-channel recording capabilities, provision is included for creating a simultaneous stereo mixdown. Optional support for iXML data can also be provided.

Your BLUEBOX will run off a 12V power source. Unused channels and features can be disabled in order to preserve battery life on location. The unit is fully controllable via JoeCoControl on the workstation itself or via JoeCoRemote for iPad. This includes the facility to set up individual mic pre channel parameters - level, mic/line, phantom power, hi-pass filter, soft limiter and phase reverse. Levels are displayed on high resolution meters.

The monitor mix can be adjusted in real time incorporating both local and workstation feeds giving the perfect mix for monitoring during recording. Expandable channel strips provide graphic faders, pan, solo, mute and other parameter controls.

The BLUEBOX compact dimensions, high-quality mic preamps and converters make it a practical, elegant solution for a range of applications. Well-suited for use in the studio, giving unprecedented access to your workstation for external summing mixer or full mixing board with multichannel record and overdub on workstation, as well as for live engineers needing a supremely portable multi-channel recording option.

JoeCo BBWR24B BLUEBOX Workstation Interface Recorder Features:

  • 24 / 08 high-quality integrated mic preamps (24bit/96kHz operation)
  • Low latency interface to workstation running at up to 24ch / 24bit / 96kHz in both directions simultaneously
  • Core Audio and Windows drivers available
  • 24-channel local recording or playback at up to 24bit/96kHz
  • Microphone connection via tails from DSub connectors, or optional 2U breakout panel with XLR connectors
  • Remote control, monitoring and set-up via JoeCoControl window on workstation or JoeCoRemote for iPad
  • Multiple connection options: switchable mic/lineinputs, balanced outputs
  • Records standard broadcast WAV files to an external USB2/3 drive. Captured audio material can be imported into any digital workstation for instant data recovery. No file transfer necessary
  • Synchronisation options: audio clock can be locked to word clock, AES3 (S/PDIF), timecode or video
  • Can run off 12V power source for location use
  • Safe'n'Sound Record Recovery protects files in case of power or disk failure

JoeCo BBWR24B BLUEBOX Workstation Interface Recorder Specifications:

  • General Specifications:
    • Sample rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
    • Bit Depth: 16 / 24 bit
    • Local Disk Interface: USB2 (compatible with USB3)
    • Local Disk Format: FAT32 (compatible with both Mac and PC)
    • Local File Format: Broadcast WAV (BWAV)
    • External Drive: USB2/3 hard drive or fast memory stick
    • File Type: Standard mono broadcast WAV or multi-channel WAV
    • User Interface: Primarily designed for use with the JoeCoControl app or JoeCoRemote iPad app, the unit can also be configured directly from the frontpanel
  • Audio I/O:
    • Workstation Interface: USB2.0 - up to 24 channels of 24bit 96kHz audio in both directions simultaneously
    • Driver compatibility: Core Audio and Windows drivers
    • Latency: Local foldback mix <10uS; Workstation (depends on spec of computer and plug-ins) typically 6.5mS round trip
    • Local Record/playback: Up to 24 channels @ up to 96kHz / 24 bit
    • Inputs: Switchable microphone / line inputs on channel by channel basis
    • Mic Preamps:
      • Gain: 0 - +60dB continuously variable
      • Soft limiter: software selectable on/off
      • Hi-pass filter: -6dB @ 100Hz, 12dB/octave
      • Max input level: +21dBu
      • EIN: <-124dBu (20-22kHz)
      • THD: <-110dBFS (20-22kHz @ -10dBFS input)
      • Cross talk rejection > 80dB @ 20kHz
      • ZIN: >10kOhm (single ended); >2kOhm (differential)
    • Outputs:
      • Artist's stereo headphone output
      • Engineer's stereo headphone output
      • 2 stereo artist feeds for feeding external headphone amps
    • E-E:
      • THD+N E-E: < -90 dBFS (unity gain, 20 - 22kHz, unweighted)
      • Frequency response: better than +/- 0.5dB, 20-40kHz @ 96kHz sampling
    • Monitoring:
      • Front-mounted 1/4" TRS jack socket: stereo headphone mix, PFL, solo etc (Engineer)
      • Rear-mounted 1/4" jack socket for stereo headphone mix only (Artist)
      • 24 line level outputs
  • Control and Synchronisation:
    • Audio clock synchronisation: Word clock, AES/EBU or SPDIF clock, Video reference and SMPTE linear timecode (all std frame rates supported)
    • Control: JoeCoControl interface on workstation; JoecoRemote for iPad (requires JoeCoRemote hardware or JoeCo Bluetooth interface); Sony 9-pin and MIDI (MMC) for transport controls
    • Dimensions: 17.1" x 1.7" x 6.7" (43.5 x 4.4 x 17 cm)
    • Weight: 6.6 lbs (3 kg)
    • Power: 12V DC (Kycon 4-pole connector), 35W max. External universal PSU included

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