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JoeCo Bluebox Workstation Interface Recorder with 24 Switchable Inputs

JoeCo Bluebox Workstation Interface Recorder with 24 Switchable Inputs
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JoeCo Bluebox Overview

The BlueBox Workstation Interface Recorder from JoeCo provides 24 channels of switchable mic/line inputs and 24 balanced outputs. The mic channel incorporates a clean high-quality mic preamp design. In a studio environment, the BlueBox can be used as a low latency audio interface device providing a full 24 channel interface at 24 bit / 96 kHz both to and from a workstation simultaneously utilizing the on-board recording function as a backup device.

The BlueBox features a range of connection options including individually switchable mic/line inputs and balanced outputs. 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.

Local audio is recorded direct to external USB2/3 drive in broadcast WAV format for instant ingest into a workstation. Alongside the BlueBox’s multi-channel recording capabilities, provision is included for creating a simultaneous stereo mixdown. Optional support for iXML data can also be provided.

The BlueBox 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 your 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.

  • 24 high-quality integrated mic preamps 
  • Low latency interface to workstation running at up to 24-channel / 24-bit / 96 kHz in both directions simultaneously
  • Core Audio and Windows drivers available
  • 24-channel local recording or playback at up to 24-bit / 96 kHz
  • Microphone connection via tails from D-Sub connectors, or optional 2U breakout panel with XLR connectors
  • Remote control, monitoring and set-up via JoeCoControl window on workstation or JoeCoRemote for iPad
  • Records standard broadcast WAV files to an external USB2/3 drive. Captured audio material can be imported into any digital workstation for instant data recovery
  • Supports world clock , timecode, and video sync
  • Supports storing iXML data in BWAV files
  • Can run off 12V power source for location use
  • Safe’n’Sound Record Recovery protects files in case of power or disk failure

JoeCo Bluebox Specs

Form FactorRackmount
Number of Tracks24
Max Simultaneous Tracks24 x Recording
Max Sample Rate/Resolution96 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Mic Preamps24
Signal Processing
Gain/Trim RangeMic Inputs:
Up to +60 dB (Continuously Variable)
High-Pass Filter100 Hz, 12 dB/Octave
Dynamic ProcessingSoft Limiter
Analog Audio I/O1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output (Front Panel)
1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
3 x DB-25 25-Pin 8-Channel/Mic/Line Input
3 x DB-25 25-Pin Balanced 8-Channel/Line Output
Host Connection / USB1 x USB Type-B (USB 2.0)
USB (Non-Host)1 x USB Type-A (USB 2.0)
MIDI I/O1 x DIN 5-Pin MMC Input
Other I/O1 x DE-9/DB-9 Control/Sony P2
Frequency Response20 Hz to 40 kHz ±0.5 dB (at 96 kHz)
Max Input LevelMic Inputs:
+21 dBu
ImpedanceMic Inputs:
> 10 Kilohms (Unbalanced)
> 2 Kilohms (Balanced)
THDMic Inputs:
< -110 dBFS (20 Hz to 22 kHz, -10 dBFS Input)
< -90 dBFS (Unity Gain, 20 Hz to 22 kHz, Unweighted)
Channel SeparationMic Inputs:
> 80 dB (20 kHz)
EINMic Inputs:
< -124 dBu (20 Hz to 22 kHz)
Digital Audio
Audio File FormatsBWF, WAV
Sample Rates44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz (Playback, Record)
96 kHz (AD/DA Conversion)
Bit DepthsUp to 24-Bit
LatencyFoldback Mix:
< 10 µs
6.5 ms (Input to Output)
Audio Storage & Playback
Supported MediaUSB Flash Drive, USB Hard Disk Drive
File System SupportFAT32
Supported Drivers/API & Plug-InsCore Audio (Mac)
Power RequirementsAC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
AC/DC Power Adapter12 VDC (Included)
Power Consumption35 W (Maximum)
Rackmount Size1 RU
Dimensions17 x 1.7 x 6.6" / 44 x 4.4 x 17 cm
Weight6.6 lb / 3.0 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.625 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)23.5 x 10.1 x 5.1"

JoeCo Bluebox Reviews

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Can this unit record to both a external drive and a computer simultaneously? I believe I saw two USB ports in the rear panel picture.
Asked by: Ken G.
The JoeCo Bluebox Workstation Interface Recorder (MFR# BBWR24MP) is an awesome product, offering pristine 24bit/96kHz audio both to and from your DAW and simultaneous back up of all source recordings, as it is a standalone multi-track field recorder as well.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2019-05-21
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