JOECO Blackbox Player
Dedicated Multi-Channel Playback Device.
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The JoeCo Blackbox Player is the first 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, it 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 for full control.
Housed in a 1U rack-mounted package, the Blackbox Player allows playback material to 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.
Separate foldback mixes can be configured using normal facilities on the console. An additional mix can be sent via the headphone output for the musical director. For playback applications requiring timecode synchronisation, the Blackbox Player can be configured to an incoming source of digital clock, or optionally word clock.
This model also provides a unique automated fail-over mechanism that enables it to automatically switch to a synchronous secondary system using its internal analogue relays in the event of a failure. Audio connections are offered in the form of 3 x 25way D-sub Tascam unbalanced analogue format, 3 x 25way D-sub TASCAM balanced analogue inputs and outputs, AES/EBU: 3 x 25way D-sub YAMAHA digital format and 3 x TOSLINK Lightpipe.
• Simultaneous 24-track, 24bit / 96kHz playback
• Automated fail-over mechanism
• External USB2 storage device
• Accepts standard mono Broadcast WAV files