Based on JoeCo’s award-winning BlackBox Recorder technology, the new BlueBox BBWR2MP Workstation Interface Recorder is a new concept in recording. In a studio environment, the BBWR2MP 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 24 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 24 high-quality microphone preamps, operate at up to 24bit/96kHz, and offer the user comprehensive control parameters. The BBWR2MP 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. System components are available individually or as part of a bundle.
Local audio is recorded direct to external USB2/3 drive in Broadcast WAV format for instant ingest into a workstation. Alongside the BBWR2MP’s multi-channel recording capabilities, provision is included for creating a simultaneous stereo mixdown. Full support for iXML data is also provided.
The BBWR2MP 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 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 BBWR2MP’s 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, 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.
Sample rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
Bit depth: 16 / 24bit
Local Disk interface: USB2 (compatible with USB3)
Local Disk format: FAT32 – compatible with both Mac and PC
Local 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 or workstation, the unit can also be configured directly from the front panel
Workstation Interface: USB2 carrying up to 24 channels of 24bit 96kHz audio in both directions simultaneously
Driver compatibility: Core Audio and Windows drivers
Latency: Local foldback mix <10us;
Latency: Workstation (depends on spec of computer and plug-ins) typically 6.9mS round trip
Local 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: stereo headphone mix, PFL, solo etc (Engineer);
Rear-mounted ¼" jack socket for stereo headphone mix only (Artist);
24 line level outputs
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.