JoeCo recorders used to preserve charity shows by Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Kasabian and Def Leppard.

London, UK (May 16, 2018)—The Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) fielded a line-up of concerts in March that included UB40 (featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey), Nile Rodgers & CHIC, The Courteneers, Kasabian, Def Leppard, comedian Russell Howard and TCT patron Roger Daltrey of The Who.

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Gareth Johnson from music production company Stand Alone Productions undertook the search for a portable recording system that would be able to record the shows for possible stereo and surround mixing, broadcast and commercial release – meaning that 48kHz/24-bit audio capability was essential. Ultimately, he opted for a pair of Blackbox BBR64-MADI recorders, each of which can record and replay up to 64 channels of MADI data in a 1RU space.

One of this year's TCT shows.

One of this year's TCT shows.

“Shortly before the concerts, everything was shipped down to the Royal Albert Hall, we pressed record, and I am glad to say that everything worked out well,” said Johnson. “I am very happy with the quality of these recordings.”

As the week of shows progressed, Johnson used the BBR64-MADI’s USB port to drop recordings onto Stand Alone’s drives at the end of each evening: “There was no long waiting around for a backup; it was just ‘grab the drive and go,’ which was great.”

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Johnson estimated that the units “saved the charity a lot of money and made my life easier,” to which extent he is now aiming to try the forthcoming JoeCo Cello desktop audio interface with a view to using it within his own room at Metropolis Studios in West London: “If it sounds as good as JoeCo’s other stuff, I can’t wait to give it a whirl.”

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