Operate your BLACKBOX and BLUEBOX direct from your iPad
JoeCo’s remote control options enable BLACKBOX Recorders and Players to be remotely operated and monitored via iPad. Developed for use with a range of iPad models, the JoeCoRemote software app, together with a range of specially designed hardware interfaces, offers remote control of up to four 24- channel or 64-channel BLACKBOX Recorders/Players.
JoeCoRemote 3.3 offers remote control of all standard BLACKBOX and BLUEBOX transport functions (Play, Stop, Record), as well as providing access to the menu structure for changing settings, naming songs / takes and tracks, editing iXML data for Film and TV applications, etc. This latest version – optimised for use with iOS9 – also meets the increasing demands for remote control of projects involving larger track counts. Using a single iPad, users can view the input metering on up to four connected BLACKBOX or BLUEBOX units and create a real-time monitor mix using the expandable channel strips in each of the monitor windows. Multiple fader groups can be set up for easier handling. A 28dB PAD on the BBR1MP Recorder mic inputs enables mic processing features (High Pass filter, Limiter, Phantom Power, Phase Reverse), to be used on high output mics and line level inputs.
Improved remote control of Player functions revolutionises creating and controlling Playlists when the BLACKBOX Player is used as a multi-channel playback device. Changes to the set list can be made on-the-fly and can also be written to both the MAIN and BACKUP disks simultaneously, ensuring that a pair of BLACKBOX systems configured as failover players are fully in sync. This enables creative set list changes to be made at a moment’s notice if required.
For broadcast/film applications, JoeCoRemote 3.3 enables iXML data to be created and modified from with the software. The app also features a headphone volume control and master mix level control.
The standard JoeCoRemote professional hardware interface offers remote control of a single BLACKBOX. The hardware can operate as an adhoc network with the iPad at 2.4GHz or, when the WiFi is more congested, as part of an infrastructure network in the 5GHz band. There’s also the option of connecting the iPad via the supplied cable to form a wired connection.
For larger projects, JoeCo MultiRemote enables up to four BLACKBOX units to be connected, triggered, monitored and controlled via one iPad. For a simple wired connection, no additional hardware is needed. For wireless operation, the MultiRemote box can be connected to either the JoeCoRemote hardware interface or the JoeCo Bluetooth.
JoeCo Bluetooth is a cost-effective alternative for wirelessly connecting a BLACKBOX and an iPad. The tiny interface connects directly to the BLACKBOX. JoeCo Bluetooth can also be connected to the MultiRemote interface for wireless control of up to four BLACKBOX units. JoeCo Bluetooth utilizes BLE4.0 which is supported by third generation iPad or later.
- iPad capable of running iOS 8.0 or higher
- 6.1MB free space on iPad
- JoeCoRemote app v3.3 (free download via iTunes)
- JoeCoRemote, MultiRemote or Bluetooth hardware interface (cables supplied as appropriate )
- JoeCo Bluetooth hardware supports BLE4.0 which is only available on 3rd generation iPad and later
- BLACKBOX Recorder(s) / Player(s) with software version 18.104.22.168 or later
- WiFi or Wired connection
Can be retrofitted to any BLACKBOX Recorder or Player – (earliest BLACKBOX units with serial numbers containing “KBx” may require additional interface cable)
To operate JoeCoRemote you also require an appropriate hardware interface. This can be purchased from your local JoeCo Sales Partner, or directly from JoeCo.
Version 3.3 available now!
- Control and monitor up to 4 BLACKBOX Recorders / Players
- 28dB PAD on BBR1MP mic inputs enabling mic processing features (High Pass filter, Limiter, Phantom Power, Phase Reverse), to be used on high output mics and line level inputs.
- Make multiple fader groups
- Playlist window for easier creation and handling of Playlists (BlackBox Player)
- Create and modify iXML data (broadcast/film applications)
- Headphone volume control
- Master mix level control
- Faster communication and smoother control. Now optimized for iOS9.
Note: We recommend upgrading your BLACKBOX system software to the latest version at the same time as upgrading your JoeCoRemote app.
To help set up your JoeCoRemote, you can watch a series of short videos explaining how to update your BLACKBOX system software, set up the hardware interface and get your iPad talking to the BLACKBOX.
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