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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Photo credit: Jeff Swanson.
Sintefex Technical Director, Mike Kemp, inventor of the Liquid Mix, is pictured here at MusikMesse 2007 with the brand new m.i.p.a. 2007 award for "Best Recording Hardware".
This award for the the Focusrite Liquid Mix, invented and developed for Focusrite by Sintefex in an industry rocking development partnership, was elected the best recording hardware of 2007 by more than 300 international representatives.
The mipa Musikmesse International Press Award is regarded as the "Grammy" of the Musical Instrument/Pro Audio industry.
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