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.
|"The Lord of the Rings" mastered using FX8000 at Abbey Road||BBR Wins Resolution Award for Best Recorder|
Peter Cobbin, Senior Recording Engineer, pictured here with Abbey Road's 6-channel FX8000 purchased for surround sound mixing including the second two "Lord of the Rings" films, "The Two Towers" and "The Return of the King"
Cobbin says "No other device on the market uses convolution to replicate analogue outboard equipment - plus it comes with its own sampling software, which enables us to sample our own classic valve equipment such as Fairchild compressors and Pultec equalisers."
Cobbin adds: "With its own sampling software the FX8000 makes effects limitless. We can now deliver whatever the project requires with very exciting results."
The FX8000 samples and simulates analogue processors, allowing Classic EQ and Dynamics to be applied digitally across 1 to 8 channels within one unit.
Readers voted in the the JoeCo BLACKBOX RECORDER as the Best Recorder in the 2010 Reader Poll.
The Resolution Awards recognise quality and innovation in professional audio and BLACKBOX RECORDER won in the face of stiff competition.
Sintefex is pleased to be part of the success of the Joeco BLACKBOX RECORDER as the supplier of the hardware and software implementation of this award winning product.
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