The JoeCo BLACKBOX PLAYER BBP1B is a dedicated multi-channel playback device specifically designed to replay backing tracks or multiple surround stems for live shows and themed entertainment.
At a glance
- Analog I/O: balanced
- Sample rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
- Output: 24 mono channels plus internally mixed headphone output
- Audio file format: Standard mono Broadcast WAV files
- Playlist format: Simple XML file structure for easy playlist editing
- Pre-load time: Typically < 3 seconds
- MIDI Show Control
- Balanced Analogue I/O: 3 x 25way D-sub TASCAM analogue format
- inputs, 3 x 25way D-sub TASCAM analogue format outputs
- Audio clocks: Selectable between Internal and AES/EBU or SPDIF clock
- Size: 19” rack mounting x 1U (435 x 44 x 170mm)
- Weight: < 2.5kg
The JoeCo BLACKBOX PLAYER BBP1B is a dedicated multi-channel playback device specifically designed to replay backing tracks or multiple surround-stems for live shows and themed entertainment.
Able to simultaneously replay 24 channels of high-quality audio at up to 24bit / 96kHz, the JoeCo BLACKBOX PLAYER is simple to operate and can be triggered via its intuitive front panel, a footswitch or QWERTY keyboard. It can also be triggered using timecode or controlled via MIDI commands, giving the live engineer, installation sound designer, musical director or artist full control of the show at all times.
The JoeCo BBP1B audio player features with Balanced analogue i/o is designed for use with mixing consoles that have balanced insert points or balanced group outputs.
Playback material can be loaded from any Digital Audio Workstation capable of creating files in Broadcast WAV format. The audio files can be stored on a standard USB2 drive, or Flash RAM drive. A simple naming procedure ensures that the correct file is replayed through each output.
Integrated safety features ensure that the BlackBox Player can meet the all-important "show must go on" criteria. These include a unique automated fail-over mechanism that enables the BlackBox Player to automatically switch to a synchronous secondary system using its internal analogue relays in the event of a failure. (This would normally require a costly external switching matrix).