A total of eight JoeCo BlackBox BBR64-MADI recorders, designed in a joint venture between JoeCo and Sintefex Audio, were used on the recent George Michael Symphonica Tour to capture 2x256 channels of audio in what was potentially one of the largest live recording projects to date.
In addition to their nightly recording function, and the additional capture of soundchecks, the BlackBoxes were also used in Virtual Soundcheck mode for system set-ups, replaying material from previous shows to help balance and EQ the PA system at each venue.
At the Royal Opera House, four further BBR64-MADI units were connected to an additional DiGiCo console, generating broadcast mixes for this particular show. As well as running an extra 256-channel record, the BlackBox recorders also acted as a playback engine for making adjustments to the broadcast mix.
The BlackBox BBR64-MADI Recorders were supplied by Wigwam Acoustics Ltd (www.wigwamacoustics.co.uk) and JoeCo Ltd. Image used by kind permisssion.
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NAMM 2012: JoeCo has previewed the brand new BlackBox App for iPad developed by Sintefex Audio together with JoeCo to provide a fully functioned remote control for the BlackBox range of Recorders and Players.
Designed to provide remote control at the FOH desk or other key locations, the BlackBox App's high precision metering allows the engineer to keep a close eye on critical levels, no matter where the BlackBox hardware is located.
The BlackBox App is expected to be available free of charge from the Apple App Store later in 2012, but will require some chargeable hardware required for data communciations with the BlackBox hardware.
Photo credit: Jeff Swanson.
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