Radio Consoles

IP Audio & TDM Networking

New For 2014

Wheatstone for radio

You know what they say about radio and silence. Right. So don’t even go there. At Wheatstone, we know you have one thing and one thing only that’s going to raise you above the din of today’s multimedia world. Your sound. If it’s just pictures you want, that’s not us. Wheatstone is all about audio. We process it, route it, and cue it up for you. We get it to do stuff that only radio can fully appreciate, starting with audio IP routing (AoIP) that thinks like you do and radio consoles that are the everyday workhorses of thousands of radio studios today. Cool consoles and mixers. Intelligent audio IP studio networking or TDM routing. AM and FM on-air processors that rock. It’s all right here.

Wheatstone Takes Five Industry Awards at NAB 2014!

Five Awards!

Wheatstone introduced some exciting new products at NAB 2014, and it appears that the industry noticed! Wheatstone was presented with an unprecedented five Best of Show awards for its BLADE 3, L-12, SG-192, Dimension Three, and Series Four products.

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NAB 2014 Video: New Wheatstone Radio Products

New Radio Products Video

In this video, shot in our booth on the show floor at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas, Wheatstone's Jay Tyler gives you a first hand view of Wheatstone's incredible new BLADE-3s and other great new gear.

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AES67 and Undiscovered Country

Steve DovePredictably, Wheatstone's Minister of Algorithms, Steve Dove, didn’t go down the same beaten path of AES67 compliance as everyone else presenting at the NAB Broadcast Engineering session on audio over IP. 

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Wheatstone Partners and the Automation Control Interface

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Jay and Andy talk about Wheatstone's technology partnering program, and how automation vendors and other partners use our ACI (Automation Control Interface) to interact in a two-way fashion with our control surfaces.

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IT Tools for Your Audio Network

IT ToolsIf your idea of managing IP addresses in your audio network is to reach for the GPS, we have two words for you: network tools.

(Actually, if you’re still manually setting IP addresses every time you change things up, we need to talk. Seriously.)

These are the tools our guys in support and in the field suggest you keep on hand to navigate, and troubleshoot when necessary, the studio network.

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Your Wish is Our (Software) Command

NEWSLETTER GP4S PANEL 420If you’re like most of us, your relationship with software borders on abuse. You could go down the checklist and not miss a beat. Does it make you feel inadequate? Check. Humiliate you in front of others? Check. Try to control you? Make excuses? Promise to change? Check. Check. Check.

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Super Super Bowl

SuperbowlStory420For the past five years, The Dan Patrick Show, a national radio show that broadcasts Monday through Friday on more than 350 U.S. affiliates, and as a TV show (of the radio show) on NBC Sports Network and DirecTV’s Audience Network, has taken the show on the road for Super Bowl Week.

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Live and Local: Jammin' in the Studio

DolbyStory420It happens. And when it does, “It’s kind of a pain…but worth it,” said Robbie Green, regional engineer for Cumulus, Texas, referring to the time Thomas Dolby stopped in at KHJK-FM 103.7 in Houston with his keyboard in tow.

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Live Mixing Tips For Your Studio Gig

Live MixingIt’s show time. The country, rock or jazz band is in Studio A or B or wherever you could manage to put them for the time being, and you’ve somehow ended up behind the mixer with a “kick me” sign on your backside, or so it seems.

Steve Dove has been there.

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Apps for Your Smartphone or Tablet

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To kick off the New Year, we asked our engineers to suggest some of the cool apps they use on their smartphones and tablets. Here are a few.

AudioTools is a very capable audio generator/analyzer app for iOS devices. The basic version includes a sound level meter, audio generator with white/pink noise, real-time analyzer, level meter, oscilloscope, and speaker polarity tester. Paid upgrades will get you even fancier and more sophisticated testing tools like an impulse response analyzer and a distortion analyzer. A hardware interface is available but not required.

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Sizing the Ethernet Switch

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Whenever we sit down with a broadcaster to design an audio-over-IP network, it doesn't take long before we get into Ethernet switches. The right switch is that important, second only to the type of cable used.

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Goodness Gracious, Great Balls of Local Fire!

GoodnessGracious 420 GoldThere's a scene in the movie "Great Balls of Fire" when Sam Phillips from Sun Records grabs a newly minted vinyl disc off the recorder and runs down to the local station, peers into the studio window from the street and motions to the on-air jock to give it a spin. In the next scene, we see teens in muscle cars tuning in, and well, you know the rest of the story about the rising fame of rocker Jerry Lee Lewis. Oh, for the radio days of yore. But hold on a minute. This is where we have to insert a big, fat screeeeech to jolt us back to reality.

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LPFM Coming Up

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The LPFM studio you build today will be better and more affordable than the one you might have sketched out on a yellow legal pad back in the early '00s.  For one thing, professional broadcast consoles are more compact and better equipped. Our Air-1 fits anywhere your laptop does, for example, and has USB to boot so you can plug it into your laptop for scheduling, storing and creating content.

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How To Make Your STL Smarter

WheatBladeSTL ImageHere's a little something you can do with your WheatNet-IP BLADEs for alerting if there's an intruder at the transmitter site, for remotely checking output audio on the mod monitor, and more. With a BLADE at each end of your STL, for example, you can multiplex up to eight stereo channels over the link, in each direction, depending on the STL.

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AoIP Testing & Troubleshooting

PaulPicardBy Paul Picard, Wheatstone Systems Engineer

Troubleshooting audio-over-IP networks can be a bit mysterious to the uninitiated. Maybe that is why so many AoIP networks are never fully tested. Paul Picard walks us through standard audio network testing and troubleshooting.

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