The JoeCo BlackBox Recorder, designed in partnership with Sintefex Audio Lda, has received a TEC award. The BlackBox Recorder was voted Winner of the Recording Devices category at the 27th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards. Winners were announced at a special event held during the 2012 NAMM Show.
Also at NAMM, the results of the Third Annual Pro Sound Web and Live Sound International Readers' Choice Awards were announced, with JoeCo achieving a second consecutive win in the Live Recording Hardware category, this time for the new BlackBox BBR64-MADI Recorder. The results followed 6 weeks of voting by thousands of Live Sound International and Pro Sound Web readers.
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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.
Photo credit: Jeff Swanson.
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