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16/12/2015

JoeCo Delivers Festive Sound To Melbourne

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JoeCo has helped deliver the sounds and sights of Christmas to Melbourne, courtesy of its BlackBox Player.

In the Australian city, systems integrator Sound Environment is replaying 24-channel surround sound landscapes, synchronized to 7,500 channels of lighting, as part of a Christmas tree sound and light show. The show forms a centrepiece of the city's Christmas Festival. Via AMX control, the BlackBox is scheduled to play pre-programmed shows that run day and night throughout the festive period.

The BlackBox Player is a software add-on for JoeCo's BlackBox Recorder that has been specially developed for synchronous replay of backing tracks and surround stems for live shows and themed entertainment. Playlists can be stored on USB Flash drive and tracks cued up for instant replay. The Player can be triggered using timecode, GPI, QWERTY keyboard, MIDI commands and JoeCo Remote for iPad. Multiple playlists can be stored for quick changes or alternative show formats.

"I love the machine," said Sound Environment's Director, Bryce Grunden, "We have one unit installed in the show that runs over Christmas, as well as a permanent installation in a viewing platform here in Melbourne. For the Christmas show, the unit runs as a Master with 7500 channels of synchronised lighting and also slaves to time code. The other unit is permanently looping material and also plays other tracks when instructed over RS232 from the AMX."

Joe Bull, from JoeCo, added: "We're delighted to see our BlackBox Player used in an increasing number of large-scale, creative projects such as this. It's good to see its role developing from replaying audio tracks in a performance situation to integration in more complex installations that involve a range of different synchronization and control parameters. Congratulations to Bryce and his team on this successful festive installation and Merry Christmas to everyone from JoeCo."

www.joeco.co.uk

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