BlueBox Workstation Interface
Based on JoeCo’s award-winning BlackBox Recorder technology, the new BlueBox Workstation Interface Recorder range is a new concept in recording. There are currently two models in the BlueBox range: the BBWR24MP and the BBWR08MP, the former providing 24 channels of switchable mic/line inputs and the latter providing 8 channels of mic line input and 16 channels of dedicated balanced line inputs. The mic channels on both units incorporate our clean high-quality mic preamp designs. In a studio environment, the BlueBox can be used as a low latency audio interface device providing a full 24 channel interface at 24bit/96kHz both to and from a workstation simultaneously utilising the on-board recording function as a backup device. For Live work, the unit’s in-built high-quality mic preamps can be used as a stand-alone, live, multi-channel audio acquisition recorder using the low latency 24channel, 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 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 BlueBox’s multi-channel recording capabilities, provision is included for creating a simultaneous stereo mixdown. Optional support for iXML data can also be provided.