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.
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.
“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.”
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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