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JoeCo BlueBox 8MP 24-Track Recorder

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Product Code: 9999-17431
JoeCo BlueBox 8MP
$3,295.00
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JoeCo BlueBox 8MP 24-Track Recorder

The JoeCo BlueBox 8MP 24-Track Recorder is designed to give you 8-channels of individually switchable mic/line inputs with best-in-class preamps, 16 channels of dedicated balanced line inputs, simultaneous back up of all source recordings and a fully standalone multi-track location recorder.

The JoeCo BlueBox 8MP 24-Track Recorder is based on JoeCo’s award-winning BLACKBOX Recorder technology offering you more than just top of the range interfaces for your DAW. The JoeCo BlueBox 8MP is also a trusted, professional multi-track location recorder, and a unique back-up solution that ensures no source recordings are ever lost. Only JoeCo BLUEBOX delivers all three core functions in one 19-inch rack-mounted unit. The 8MP incorporate JoeCo’s renowned best-in-class mic preamps and delivers pristine 24bit/96kHz performance with the rugged reliability for which JoeCo is known. In a studio environment, your JoeCo BLUEBOX 8MP 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, the JoeCo BLUEBOX 8MP keep running, utilising its onboard recording function to ensure that none of your source recordings are lost, even if the power fails. The JoeCo BLUEBOX 8MP also delivers the benefits of the famous BlackBox Recorder. For live work, the high-quality mic preamps built into the JoeCo BlueBox 8MP mean it unit can be used as a stand-alone, live, multi-channel audio acquisition recorder, linking the low latency 24 channel, 24bit/96kHz workstation interface to a computer for backup recordings.

The high-quality microphone preamps, operate at up to 24bit/96kHz, and offer the user comprehensive control parameters. The JoeCo BLUEBOX 8MP 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 JoeCo BLUEBOX 8MP 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 JoeCo BLUEBOX 8MP compact dimensions, high-quality mic preamps and converters make it a practical, elegant solution for a range of applications. Ideal for use in the studio as an audio interface, 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 BlueBox 8MP 24-Track Recorder Features

  • 24 Channel mic/line recording to workstation at 24bit/96kHz
  • 24 / 08 Channels analogue output from workstation at 24bit/96kHz simultaneously
  • 24-Channel simultaneous local recording or playback at 24bit/96kHz
  • 24 / 08 High-quality integrated mic preamps (full 24bit/96kHz operation)
  • Microphone or Line level connection via tails from DSub connectors, or optional 2U breakout panel with XLR connectors
  • Synchronisation options: timecode, word clock, video sync
  • Remote control, monitoring and set-up via JoeCoControl computer interface or via JoeCoRemote for iPad
  • Multiple connection options: switchable mic/line inputs, 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 re-purposing. No file transfer necessary
  • Simultaneous stereo mixdown during recording
  • Runs off 12V power source for location use
  • Safe’n’Sound Record Recovery protects files in case of power failure

JoeCo BlueBox 8MP 24-Track Recorder Specifications

  • Inputs/Outputs:
    • Inputs: 24
    • Mic Preamps / Line Ins: 8 Individually Switchable / 16 Line Inputs
    • Digital Inputs: No
    • Balanced Outputs: 8
    • Headphone Outputs: 2 Stereo, 2 Assignable Output Feeds
  • General:
    • Sample Rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kH
    • Bit Depth: 16 / 24 bit
  • Workstation:
    • Capacity: 24 Channels / 24 bit / 96kHz to and from DAW Simultaneously
    • Interface: USB2
    • Latency: Typically 6.5ms Round Trip at 96k without Plug Ins; Local Zero Latency Mixer for Artist Foldback
    • Drivers: Apple Core Audio ™, Microsoft Windows™ Low Latency ASIO Drive
    • Control: JoeCoControl for on Screen Control or JoeCoRemote for iPad
  • Recorder:
    • Disk Interface: USB2 (Compatible with USB3)
    • Disk Format: FAT32 – Compatible with Both Mac and PC
    • 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
    • Audio Input/Output: Up to 24 Channels @ up to 96kHz / 24 bit
    • Record/Playback: Switchable Microphone / Line Inputs on Channel by Channel Basis
    • Inputs: Gain (0 - +60dB Continuously Variable)
  • Mic Preamps:
    • Soft Limiter: Software Selectable On/Off
    • Hi-Pass Filter: -6dB @ 100Hz, 12dB/Octave
    • Max Input Level: +21 dBu
    • EIN: < -124 dBu (20-22kHz)
    • THD: < -110 dBFS (20-22kHz @ -10 dBFS Input) Cross Talk Rejection > 80 dB @ 20kHz
    • ZIN: > 10 k Ohm (Single Ended); > 2 k Ohm (Differential)
    • Line Level Balanced Outputs: +21 dBu = 0 dBFS
  • Outputs:
    • Artist’s Stereo Headphone Output
    • Engineer’s Stereo Headphone Output
    • 2 Stereo Artist Feeds for Feeding External Headphone Amps
    • THD+N E-E is < -90 dBFS (Unity Gain, 20 - 22kHz, Unweighted
  • E-E Monitoring:
    • Frequency Response: > +/- 0.5dB, 20-40kHz @ 96kHz Sampling
  • Control & Synchronisation:
    • Audio Clock Synchronisation: Word Clock, AES/EBU or SPDIF Clock, Video Reference and SMPTE Linear Timecode (All Std Frame Rates Supported)
    • Control:
      • JoeCoControl for On Screen Control
      • JoeCoRemote for iPad
      • GPI, Sony 9-Pin and MIDI (MMC) for Transport Control
    • Physical: 19” Rack-Mounted 1U (435mm x 44mm x 170mm), > 3 kg Optional 19” Rack-Mounted 2U Breakout Panel (XLR) (475mm x 88mm x 35mm) 1k
    • Power: 12V DC (Kycon 4-Pole Connector), 35W Maximum

JoeCo BlueBox 8MP 24-Track Recorder Includes

  • 1 x JoeCo BlueBox 8MP 24-Track Recorder
  • 1 x Universal PSU
  • 1 Year Warranty

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