Melbourne, Australia (December 16, 2015)—Melbourne’s annual Christmas Festival is a visual treat, and one of its highlights is its centerpiece sound and light show, which features 24-channel surround sound landscapes synchronized to 7,500 channels of lighting. Systems integrator Sound Environment set it up so that a JoeCo BlackBox plays pre-programmed shows that run day and night for the course of the Festival.
“I love the machine,” says 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 7,500 channels of synchronized 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.”
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.
“We’re delighted to see our BlackBox Player used in an increasing number of large-scale, creative projects such as this” says JoeCo’s Joe Bull. “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.”