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JoeCo Blackbox BBR64-MADI 64-Channel Player/Recorder

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Joeco Blackbox BBR64-MADI 64-Channel Player/Recorder

Developed to solve the inherent problems of working with computer-based systems in a live performance environment, the BlackBox Recorder provides engineers with a computer-free, high-quality solution for multi-channel live audio capture. The BlackBox BBR64-MADI Recorder can capture the full 64 channels of MADI data at standard sample rates directly to Broadcast WAV files on an external USB2 drive, and yet only occupies one unit of rack space! Double sample rate MADI recording (up to 96kHz) is also accommodated.


  • 64-channel record or playback at44.1kHz and 48kHz.
  • Only 1 rack unit tall (435 x 44 x170mm) and weighing just 2.1kg.
  • Records standard broadcast WAV filesto an external USB2 drive. Capturedaudio material can be imported intoany digital workstation for instant re-purposing. No file transfer necessary.
  • Simple to operate and understand.• Simple to see what’s going on to disk.
  • Headphone monitoring of internal mix,or PFL monitoring of individual/pairs ofchannels. Hi-res metering.
  • Safe’n’Sound Record Recoveryprotects your files in case of powerfailure.
  • Files can be time-stamped withrespect to incoming timecode.
  • Track, Song and Folder naming.• Remote control via QWERTYkeyboard, MIDI, Sony 9-pin,JoeCoRemote.
  • Multiple units can be stacked for largertrack counts.
  • Optional Player software add-on forsynchronous or instant audioplayback.


  • General
    • Sample rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, (88.2kHz, 96kHz at reduced track count)
    • Bit depths: 16 / 24bit
    • Disk interface: USB2 – easy to obtain
    • Disk Format: FAT32 – compatible with both Mac and PC
    • File format: Broadcast Wave (BWAV), mono or multichannel WAV – universally readable
    • External drive:
      • 1 off USB2 (480Mbit/sec); BBR64-MADI writes
      • 9.5Mbytes/sec for 64ch@48k = 33.4Gbytes/hour
      • Supports USB2 RAID arrays
    • Monitoring: Headphone output of internal mix or mono/dual mono PFL with hi-res metering.
    • Physical:
      • Size: 19” rack mounting x 1U (435 x 44 x 170mm)
      • Weight: < 2.1kg
      • DC input: 9-12V dc (PSU supplied)
      • Power: < 25W
  • Audio i/o
    • Record / playback:
      • 64ch record or playback @ 44.1kHz and 48kHz
      • Supports both coaxial and optical variants of MADI data
      • Supports 56ch MADI (and passes through the DiGiCo ch57mic amp control data as well)
      • 88.2kHz and 96kHz (double sample rate, SMUX & normal)recording also supported (but at half the track count)
    • Inputs: Coaxial and optical (SC) MADI support, Word clock, 8ch balanced analogue line inputs
    • Outputs: Coaxial and optical (SC) MADI support, word clock output,headphones
  • Control and Synchronisation
    • Audio clock synchronisation: Lock to incoming MADI audio stream or separate wordclock. Can also generate word clock
    • Control: QWERTY keyboard, MIDI, Sony 9-pin, GPI contact closure, JoeCoRemote


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