JoeCo Bluebox Workstation Interface Recorder with 8 Switchable Inputs

JoeCo Bluebox Workstation Interface Recorder with 8 Switchable Inputs
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JoeCo Bluebox Overview

The BlueBox Workstation Interface Recorder from JoeCo provides 8 channels of switchable mic/line inputs, 16 channels of dedicated balanced line inputs and 8 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.

  • 8 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 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

Mic Preamps8 switchable mic/line
16 line
Balanced Output8
Headphone Outputs2 stereo
Sample Rates44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
Bit Depth16 / 24-bit
Disk InterfaceUSB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0)
Disk FormatFAT32 - compatible with both Mac and PC
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 JoeCoControl app or JoeCoRemote iPad app, the unit can also be configured directly from the front panel
InterfaceWorkstation Interface: USB 2.0 carrying up to 24 channels of 24-bit 96 kHz audio in both directions simultaneously
DriverCore Audio and Windows drivers
LatencyLocal foldback mix <10 uS
Workstation (depends on spec of computer and plug-ins) typically 6.5 mS round trip
PlaybackUp to 24 channels @ up to 96 kHz / 24-bit
InputsSwitchable microphone / line inputs on channel by channel basis
Mic PreampsGain: 0 - +60 dB continuously variable
Soft Limiter: software selectable on/off
Hi-pass Filter: -6 dB @ 100 Hz, 12 dB/octave
Max Input Level: 21 dBu
EIN: <-124 dBu (20 to 22 kHz)
THD: <-110 dBFS (20 to 22 kHz @ -10 dBFS input)
Cross talk rejection > 80 dB @ 20 kHz
ZIN: >10 kOhm (single ended); >2 kOhm (differential)
OutputsLine level balanced outputs (21 dBu = 0 dBFS)
THD+NTHD+N E-E: better than -90 dBFS (unity gain, 20 to 22 kHz, unweighted)
Frequency response: better than +/- 0.5 dB, 20 to 40 kHz @ 96 kHz sampling
MonitoringFront-mounted 1/4" TRS jack socket for stereo headphone mix, PFL, solo etc (Engineer)
Rear-mounted 1/4" jack socket for stereo headphone mix only (Artist)
24 line level outputs
ControlJoeCoControl interface on workstation
JoecoRemote for iPad (requires JoeCoRemote hardware or JoeCo Bluetooth interface)
Sony 9-pin and MIDI (MMC) for transport controls
PowerSupply: 12 VDC (Kycon 4-pole connector)
Consumption: 35 W maximum
Rack Height19" (48 cm)
Dimensions17 x 1.7 x 6.6" (44 x 4.4 x 17 cm)
WeightApproximately 6.6 lb (3.0 kg)
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