JoeCo | BBP1D with AES/EBU digital i/o

The BlackBox Player provides an innovative solution for live performance playback in a compact 1U rack-mounted package. Specifically designed to replay backing tracks or multiple surround stems for live shows and themed entertainment, it can replay up to 64 channels of high quality audio at up to 24bit/96kHz. The Player can be triggered using timecode, a foot switch or QWERTY keyboard, or it can be controlled via MIDI commands, giving the live engineer, installation sound designer, musical director or artist full control of the show at all times.

Buy JoeCo: BLACKBOX PLAYER BBP1D on EMI for 3, 6, 9 & 12 months.


Collections: JoeCo, Players

Type: Players


Designed for use with digital mixing consoles that have AES/EBU inputs and outputs. Unbalanced analogue functionality also available (switchable). Cabling not supplied, but available to order.

Based on the proven technology of the award-winning BlackBox Recorder, the BlackBox Player provides an innovative solution to live performance playback in a compact 1U rack-mounted package. Player capability is now available for JoeCo’s 24- and 64-channel BlackBox systems enabling up to 64 channels of synchronous audio to be replayed in up to 24 Bit / 96kHz quality, without a computer. Multi-channel audio playback is important both for surround sound applications and because it allows the live engineer to compensate for the acoustics of the venue, or audience generated noise during the performance.

Playback material can be loaded from any Digital Audio Workstation capable of creating files in Broadcast WAV format. In addition to standard mono BWAV files, the Player also supports the replay of polyphonic wav files, from multiple stereo files up to 24 or even 64 channel PolyWAV files. Mono, stereo and multichannel files can even be used together in the same song massively enhancing the system’s flexibility. 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.

Specifications.

Analogue i/o (switchable -10dBu/+4dBu): Unbalanced
Digital i/o: AES / EBU
i/o cables: To order
Output: 24 mono channels plus internally “mixed” headphone output
Storage medium: External USB2 storage device • USB2 drive • Flash RAM drive (thumb drive) • SDHC card via USB2 converter
Audio file format: Standard mono Broadcast WAV files
Audio file naming convention: sss-tt.songname-trackname.wav where: sss is the song number (001-999)[determines which tracks play together as a Song] -tt. is the track number (01-24)[determines which output each track is replayed through] songname is the (optional) song name [free text up to 32 characters] -trackname is the (optional) track name [free text up to 24 characters] .wav is the file extension [mandatory]
Playlist format: Simple XML file structure for easy playlist editing
Pre-load time: Typically < 3 seconds
Control: Instant replay controlled by: • Timecode (LTC or MTC), • footswitch, • QWERTY keyboard, • MIDI control, • Real-time clock Automatic pre-load of next song in playlist
MIDI Controls: MIDI open loop connection MIDI Start, Stop commands MIDI Song Select: for preloading specific Songs MIDI Program Change MIDI Show Control
Audio clocks: Selectable between: • Internal • AES/EBU or SPDIF clock • Word clock (available on BBP1A and BBP1D only)
Timecode: All standard frame rates supported
Auto fail-over: Analogue fail-over automatically switches to synchronous secondary system in case of a replay problem.
Physical: Size: 19” rack mounting x 1U (435 x 44 x 170mm) Weight: < 2.5kg DC input: 9-12V dc (PSU supplied) Power: < 25W

Audio Connections:

Unbalanced Analogue: 3 x 25way D-sub TASCAM analogue format (Hot in, cold out for connection into insert points on console) 
Balanced Analogue: 3 x 25way D-sub TASCAM analogue format inputs; 3 x 25way D-sub TASCAM analogue format outputs.
AES/ EBU: 3 x 25way D-sub YAMAHA digital format
Lightpipe: 3 x TOSLINK*

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