JoeCo BlackBox BBR1MP Live Multi-Channel Audio Recorder

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JoeCo BBR1MP Overview

The BlackBox BBR1MP Live Multi-Channel Audio Recorder from JoeCo is a stand-alone multi-channel audio acquisition solution primarily designed for broadcast engineer and location sound recordists. This 24-channel recorder offers features such as 24 high-quality microphone preamps, operating at up to 24-bit/96 kHz, all integrated into the recorder’s tiny 1U housing. User-installable Dante and MADI interface cards are also available as options (sold separately), adding 24 channels of either Dante or MADI I/O.

The BBR1MP Recorder features a range of connection options including individually switchable mic/line inputs and balanced outputs, video sync, timecode, and wordclock 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.

Audio is recorded directly to an external USB drive in Broadcast WAV format for instant ingest into post production. Alongside the BBR1MP Recorder’s multi-channel recording capabilities, a provision is included for creating a simultaneous stereo mix-down. Full support for iXML data is also provided. 

The BBR1MP runs on a 12V power source. Unused channels and features can be disabled in order to preserve battery life on location. The recorder is fully controllable via JoeCoRemote for iPad (sold separately). 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 shown on high-resolution meters, while the monitor mix can be adjusted using expandable channel strips with graphic faders, pan, solo, mute, and other parameter controls.

The BBR1MP Recorder’s compact dimensions, high-quality mic preamps, and converters make it a practical solution for a range of broadcast applications, and acts as a portable multi-channel recording option for live engineers.

24-channel record or playback at up to 24-bit/96 kHz
24 high-quality integrated mic preamps (24-bit/96 kHz operation)
Microphone connection via tails from D-Sub connectors, or optional 2U breakout panel with XLR connectors
Runs off 12V power source for location use
Remote set-up, control, and monitoring via JoeCoRemote for iPad (available separately)
Multiple connection options switchable mic/line inputs, balanced outputs
MADI outputs from a pair of BBR1MP Recorders can be automatically combined into a single 48-channel data stream (requires optional MADI interface card)
Records standard broadcast WAV files to an external USB 2/3 drive – captured audio material can be imported into any digital workstation for instant re-purposing
Stores iXML data in BWAV files
Synchronization options such as timecode, word clock, and video sync
Simultaneous stereo mix down during recording
Safe'n'Sound Record Recovery protects files in case of power failure

JoeCo BBR1MP Specs

Sample Rates44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
Bit Depth16-/24-bit
Disk InterfaceUSB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0)
Disk FormatFAT32 (Mac and Windows compatible)
File FormatBroadcast WAV (BWAV)
External DrivesUSB 2.0/3.0 hard drive or fast memory stick
File TypeStandard mono Broadcast WAV or multi-channel WAV
User InterfacePrimarily designed for use with the JoeCoRemote iPad app, the unit can also be configured directly from the front panel
I/O Connectors6 x DB-25 (D-Sub)
Record and PlaybackUp to 24 channels @ up to 96 kHz / 24-bit
InputsSwitchable microphone / line inputs on channel-by-channel basis
Mic PreampsGain: 0 to +60 dB; continuously variable
Soft Limiter: Software selectable on/off
Hi-Pass Filter: -6 dB @ 100 Hz, 12 dB/octave
Maximum Input Level: +21 dBu
EIN: < -124 dBu (20 Hz - 22 kHz)
THD: < -110 dBFS (20 Hz - 22 kHz @ -10 dBFS input)
Cross Talk Rejection: > 80 dB @ 20 kHz
ZIN: > 10 kOhms (single-ended); > 2 kOhms (differential)
OutputsLine Level Balanced Outputs: +21 dBu = 0 dBFS
THD+NTHD+N E-E: < -90 dBFS (unity gain, 20 Hz to 22 kHz, unweighted)
Frequency Response: > +/- 0.5 dB, 20 to 40 kHz @ 96 kHz sampling
MonitoringFront Panel: 1 x 1/4" TRS; headphone mix, PFL, solo, etc., (Engineer)
Rear Panel: 1 x 1/4" TRS; headphone mix only (Director)
SynchronizationWordclock, video reference and SMPTE linear time code (all standard frame rates supported); AES/EBU or S/PDIF clock
ControlJoeCoRemote for full control (available separately)
Sony 9-pin and MIDI (MMC) for transport controls
External Power Supply12 VDC (Kycon 4-pole connector), 35 W maximum
(External universal power supply included)
Dimensions19" Rack-Mounted (1U): 17.1 x 1.7 x 6.7" (43.5 x 4.4 x 17.0 cm)
Weight6.6 lb (3.0 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight9.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)23.7 x 10.4 x 5.1"
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