Wheatstone Corporation

Wheatstone Corporation is a leading supplier of digital control surfaces, digital audio networks, and AOIP automation audio and control interfaces for the broadcast industry. From the core digital audio network that ties all your sources and mixes together, to a complete family of audio consoles and control surfaces that access and route anything – to the furniture and prewiring that house and connect it all together; Wheatstone is the one-stop source for your broadcast plant’s total audio infrastructure.

Networkable Digital Consoles

PR&E’s First AoIP Networkable Console
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With DMX, PR&E ventures into modern territory – AoIP networking. 

Utilizing a WheatNet-IP protocol-based network and engine, the DMX is the first PR&E console to offer AoIP networking and expansion. This means that you get the speed and flexibility to have a complete, self-contained setup, and the ability to add-on, without the need for an external switch. 

The new DMX AoIP console line carries forward the rugged quality and practical functionality of the PR&E brand, but includes IP audio routing as an easy studio add-on. It’s an ideal setup for the two- or three-studio facility where each studio can act independently as a separate standalone entity, but the studios are lnked together through an IP network.

LXE. Advances Modular Programmable Networkable Digital Console.
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The LXE is designed to be your console. Every knob, every button, every display can be programmed to accommodate virtually any application you come up with. No need to compromise anymore. 

LXE is our most modular console ever. Simply group the modules into bays and connect them to your network with a single CAT6 cable. This allows you to use them in tabletop frames, with or without a meterbridge, with no need to cut furniture. Or, you can flush mount them right into your table, easily splitting them as you need. 

Full color OLEDs reflect your programming, and the touchscreen GUIs let you interact with your audio in fresh new ways to do everything from pinching and dragging EQ to setting up router crosspoints in your network. ScreenBuilder™ LXE is included so you can create your own touchscreens. And ConsoleBuilder™ is a GUI-based app that allows you to program and configure your hardware surface.

Simply put, there’s never been a more customizable way to work.  

LX-24. Maximum Radio.
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The LX-24’s totally modular design lets you configure it exactly as you like. And you can hot-swap any module at any time. There are no electronics in the pan below the modules – in the event one needs to be replaced, simply reassign the audio to another module and you’re up and running in seconds. Pop in a replacement module at your convenience. It’s that simple.

The LX-24 is an intelligent surface that can store and recall all your settings. It even remembers settings if you have to hot-swap a module. Snapshots of the LX-24’s configuration can be saved and recalled at the touch of a button, making setup for different shows or dayparts a snap.

L-8 & L-12. Compact Elegance.
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L-8 & L-12

These sleek control surfaces are scaled just right for producing news and voiceovers. Like the LX-24, the L-8/L-12 have all the latest goodies plus are hot swappable down to the individual fader.

These cousins to the popular LX-24 are big in capability but scaled for news production, voiceover work and all those applications requiring a solid control surface that will deliver under deadline. The L-8 and L-12 are based on all the same design principles as the LX-24 – precision-built, low-profile, tabletop IP control surfaces with hot-swappable individual fader modules that offer assignable sources to any fader.

The L-8/L-12 meter bridge features three sets of bright, high resolution LED meters. A digital timer is also included. The console has control room and headphone outputs with level controls and source selection, as well as an independent studio monitor output. The L-12 also has a built-in cue speaker.

E-6 AoIP Networkable Console/Control Surface
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The E-6 provides power and functionality for any radio on-air or production requirement, whether fast-action news, talk, and network origination, or major market music. The E-6 is also designed from the ground up for mixing surround sound for radio (or even TV). The E-6 is also ideal for smaller market facilities, news and voice tracking booths, production rooms where the primary focus is on the digital workstation, and even major-market strictly-music operations.

The E-6 surface provides extensive functionality for telephone talk and news formats, with four console-wide mix-minus busses as well as a dedicated mix-minus output from each channel with a talkback button right above the fader. 

E-1 Compact AoIP Console/Control Surface
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The E-1 features an integrated LCD Monitor for metering and control, a streamlined user interface with password-protected access to complex functions via LCD display and touchpad, and 4 Main Mix busses as well as Control Room and Studio Monitor outputs with selectable sources from the audio network. Complex mix-minus setups are made simple thanks to per channel bus-minus outputs with selectable reference mix and talkback interrupt. 

The E-1 is designed and built completely in our New Bern, NC facility. Utilizing the finest materials available – from the electronic components to the P+G faders – no corners have been cut to bring you our best at a price that works for your budget. The way we see it is, regardless of price point, you deserve the absolute best we can give you.

IP-12 & IP16. Powerfully simple.
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IP-12 & IP-16

The IP-12/IP-16 starts with a 12- or 16-fader control surface that looks and feels exactly like a self-contained console. Each of the input modules is equipped with an LED source name display and an A/B source selector whose sources can be set via a rotary encoder in the master section. 
Each input module has access to four program busses and has cue and talkback switches. A 100mm high-quality long-throw fader and lighted channel ON/OFF switches round out the module. 

The master section offers control room, studio, and headphone controls with source selection, as well as an onboard amplifier and headphone jack. Timer controls, a master talkback button, and a built-in cue speaker with level control are provided. There are four event switches and six programmable buttons available for user functions. 

Stand Alone Analog Consoles

AudioArts Lightning. Analog Simple. Digitally Cool.
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Audioarts Lightning strikes that perfect balance between analog and digital. 

It combines the best in a standalone console with the latest in modern conveniences such as USB and Bluetooth® connectivity.

Lightning is designed for studios that have mostly microphone or analog source inputs, and where a lot of studio routing isn’t required. It doesn’t have the extensive A/D, D/A conversions of a typical digital board, yet you have access to editing software, Skype or other external sources through USB and Bluetooth.

Lightning comes in 12- or 16-channel tabletop configurations and has a modular design with four-channel input panels, and a Master/Monitor panel with linear faders for headphone and control room level control. All faders are conductive plastic and all switches are LED illuminated. Input channels have A/B source selection, with balanced line in for the A source and trimmable -10 to +4 line in on B.

Standard features include four stereo program busses, two auto mix-minuses for call-ins, four mic preamps with variable gain trim and switchable +48V phantom power, plus built-in headphone jack and CUE speaker amplifiers. Additional four-channel mic preamp cards can be fitted if needed. 

AudioArts AIR-5. An Analog Mixer That’s All Business.
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The AIR-5 audio console is a 16-fader console with all the essentials for smaller studios or for newsrooms.

AIR-5 builds on the AIR series by Audioarts with USB input/output connectivity. 

Play audio directly from the PC or output audio to PC recording software as well as play cuts from MP3 players. 

The AIR-5 has four microphone preamps built in, which allows the use of a host microphone and three guest microphones without the use of any external mic preamps. It gives you 16 input faders, plus auto mix-minus for call-ins, two program busses, built-in CUE speaker and CR, and headphone and studio monitoring control. 

With basic features like cue, talkback, and mix-minus included, it’s perfect for smaller stations looking to upgrade as well as for larger facilities in need of an auxiliary studio or newsroom console. Add USB connectivity for PC news, production workstations or streaming audio, and the AIR-5 is perfect for news and internet broadcasts.

AudioArts AIR-4. A Never Lost Audio Art–Analog Mixing.
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The AIR-4 is based upon a simple premise: Low cost does not have to be synonymous with low quality.

The AIR-4 design utilizes top grade components and circuits for superb performance. With basic features like machine control, cue, talkback, and mix-minus included, it’s perfect for smaller stations looking to upgrade as well as for larger facilities in need of an auxiliary studio or newsroom console. 

The Audioarts AIR-4 mixing console draws upon Wheatstone Corporation’s continuing investment in the latest design, tooling, and manufacturing infrastructure. Because we both design and manufacture our own audio consoles, right here in New Bern, NC, USA, we can ensure our reputation for unparalleled quality, performance, and reliability. 

The AIR-4 delivers superb broadcast quality and an excellent feature set at a great value.

AudioArts AIR-1.
A True Broadcast Console…in a Tiny Package.
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Conserve studio space, not studio capability. The AIR-1 is our most capable standalone console in a compact footprint yet. It fits anywhere your laptop computer does for on-air, production, podcasting or remotes.

The Audioarts AIR-1’s proven design has become the number one choice for small studios and production rooms due to its compact footprint, professional features, and attractive price. Now, with a USB interface, this same small console is able to send and receive audio from devices such as digital audio workstations, playout systems, and automation systems.

Small, so it can easily be used in a tight space such as a news or voice tracking booth, or on remotes. Rugged, built to Wheatstone/Audioarts’ usual high standards to last and last.

The AIR-1 is ideal for remotes, small on-air studios, web streaming, production, or any situation where a compact, low-cost, highly capable radio console is needed.

AudioArts 08. Tiny Mixer. Huge Functionality.
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The 08 is designed to be the best-in-category mixer for small market broadcasters – whether they operate out of studios or bedrooms.

In one compact frame, the Audioarts 08 covers all the basics with a single stereo mixing bus (balanced or unbalanced output); two mic inputs (one for guest, and one for host); USB input to play in audio from a PC; USB output to record directly to PC recording software; mix-minus telephone output for interfacing to a telephone hybrid; monitor, headphone and cue for off-air monitoring; speaker mute for muting monitor speakers when the mic is on (eliminating the possibility of feedback); and unbalanced or balanced inputs/outputs for interface with consumer or professional-grade equipment.

TV Audio Consoles

Advanced, Modular, Fully-Customizable Networkable 5.1 Surround Audio Console.
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This digital mixing console features IP networking and a fully touchscreen-enabled interface that recognizes smartphone-style gestures. The IP-64 large-format mixing console is a solid, intuitively laid out surface that’s easy to operate.

IP-64 features a simple tabbed menu on a touchscreen panel, which eliminates a “sea of knobs” for basic functions such as setting talkback, configuring bus matrices, muting mic groups, and managing sources. The IP-64’s touchscreen interface that lets you use “pinching” and other familiar smartphone gestures to easily make changes. You can adjust audio EQ by moving a bargraph with your finger, or pinch the waveform to make it narrower.

With all I/O managed through the IP network, the IP-64 has no limitations with fixed connection points on the console chassis itself. Any channel can connect to any audio source, using any preferred audio format at any time, whether it’s HD/SDI, AES, MADI, AoIP, Analog or TDM.

On the surface, operator prompts provide helpful instructions for guiding you through function changes in order to fast-track live productions. Per-channel OLEDs for displaying all relevant editing and operating functions at a glance are customizable to display the data that you expect in certain locations on the console. In addition, all OLEDs across the board can be grouped together in Expanded Mode to present parameters side-by-side for comparison and adjustment. Drill-down interrogation of functions and settings can show sources, levels, and muting or a quick view of the entire mix-minus matrix in one glance, useful for interrogating specific or groups of busses and any sources or outputs associated with them.

IP-64 works with WheatNet-IP, Wheatstone’s award-winning AES67 compatible IP audio network with all the necessary broadcast audio tools and controls integrated into one robust, distributed network. WheatNet-IP provides network access to all sources in the network, as well as every destination visible from the console.

D-8 EX. The console you always wanted but didn’t think you could afford.
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One audio console brand keeps more TV stations reliably up and running than any other. Chosen because it’s the most intuitive AND the most comprehensive, Wheatstone has earned its reputation as being the best you can buy.

D-8EX packs a lot of mixing power into a small space, making it an ideal companion in your remote truck or secondary on-air/production room.

With the D-8EX, you get 24 motorized-fader input channels, expandable to twice that number WITHOUT increasing the console’s footprint. A PAGE button on each channel permits you to access a second channel with full, immediate recall of that channel’s settings, bringing the total number of available channels to 48. It also features true surround, 4 sub-masters, 2 main buses, 2 aux sends, and extensive processing (4-band parametric EQ, filters, compressor/limiter).

This console also includes an intuitive touchscreen for extensive metering and control of lesser used, set-and-forget controls.

Like all Wheatstone television consoles, the D-8EX is a control surface; all audio I/O is housed in the Wheatstone Gibraltar IP Mix Engine or Gibraltar Network rackmount router/mixer.

Dimension Three.
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Dimension Three

The Dimension Three TV audio console combines capabilities such as I/O layering and channel profiling to provide the most flexible control surface ever. A touchscreen option brings even more controls to the operator’s fingertips.

With all I/O managed through separate rack units, the Dimension Three has no limitations with fixed connection points on the console chassis itself. Any channel can connect to any audio source, using any preferred audio format at any time, whether it’s HD/SDI, AES, MADI, AoIP, Analog or TDM.

Series Two / Four. Opening new networking opportunities to the TV audio world. Any source, anywhere, any time.
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Series Two/Four

Series Two: Our 16-fader, IP networked console is professional grade with the size and feel, ideal for small studios or OB or ENG vans.

Series Four: This professional console is made to work with today’s production automation systems, yet has all the important broadcast-specific features, such as automatic studio muting, machine control logic, 5.1 surround capability, blanched or unbalanced AES inputs, router integration, and flexible monitoring capability.