The BLACKBOX Recorder BBR1MP (with 24 high quality mic preamps)
Based on JoeCo’s award-winning BLACKBOX Recorder, the BBR1MP is a stand-alone, live, multi-channel audio acquisition solution primarily designed with the broadcast engineer and location sound recordist in mind.
The 24-channel recorder offers all the standard BLACKBOX features as well as 24 high-quality microphone preamps, operating at up to 24bit/96kHz, which are integrated into the recorder’s tiny 1U housing. The BBR1MP features a range of connection options including individually switchable mic/line inputs and balanced outputs, video sync, timecode and word clock inputs. User installable Dante and MADI interface cards are also available as options, adding 24 channels of Dante or MADI I/O to the BBR1MP unit. 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. System components are available individually or as part of a bundle.
Audio is recorded direct to an external USB2 drive in Broadcast WAV format for instant ingest into post production. Alongside the BBR1MP’s multi-channel recording capabilities, provision is included for creating a simultaneous stereo mixdown. Full support for iXML data is also provided.
The BBR1MP 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 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 shown on high resolution meters and the monitor mix can be adjusted using expandable channel strips with graphic faders, pan, solo, mute and other parameter controls.
The BBR1MP’s compact dimensions, high-quality mic preamps and converters make it a practical, elegant solution for a range of broadcast applications, as well as for live engineers needing a portable multi-channel recording option.
Sample rates 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
Bit depth 16 / 24bit
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
User interface Primarily designed for use with the JoeCoRemote iPad app, the unit can also be configured directly from the front panel
Control and Synchronisation
Audio clock synchronisation Word clock, Video reference and SMPTE linear timecode (all std frame rates supported), AES/EBU or SPDIF clock
Control JoeCoRemote for full control;
Sony 9-pin and MIDI (MMC) for transport controls
Physical 19” rack-mounted 1U (435x44x170mm) – >3kg
Optional 19” rack-mounted 2U breakout panel (XLR)
(475mm x 88mm x 35mm) 1kg
Power 12V dc (Kycon 4-pole connector), 35W max. External universal PSU included.
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 Line level balanced outputs (+21dBu = 0dBFS)
E-E THD+N E-E: better than -90 dBFS (unity gain, 20 – 22kHz, unweighted)
Frequency response: better than +/- 0.5dB, 20-40kHz @ 96kHz sampling
Monitoring Front-mounted ¼” TRS jack socket: headphone mix, PFL, solo etc (Engineer);
Rear-mounted ¼” jack socket for headphone mix only (Director)
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