VoxPro 6 Introduced By Rick Bidlack

NEW Wheatstone Products for 2016!

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LXE

LXE

The Evolution of Radio Audio

Wheatstone, at this year's NAB show, introduces three new radio products that will evolutionize the industry (yep, we just made that word up!). These will be along later this year, so stay tuned!

First is our LXE Console. Taking LX-24 technology to new territory, LXE is the first radio console that gives you the power to program the entire surface! All knobs and buttons can be assigned whatever functions you need. Of course, we'll pre-configure it any way you want, but you can always change it yourself using our new ConsoleBuilder software. Each module has full color OLEDs that will reflect the function of your setup. Plus, there's an all-new touchscreen GUI that comes with ScreenBuilder-LXE. Click to learn more.

Next is VoxPro 6! We've given the controller a fresh coat of black paint, and given the software a makeover to add some much-requested functionality. Record while you are playing back. Detach your hot-keys window and hide the editor. Label buttons with Unicode for foreign language support. Smarter markers and lots more. Click to learn more.

Finally, our new AirAura X1 brings most of the power of the AirAura X3 to a mid-level price point. It's loaded with presets, or, you can tweak it to find YOUR signature sound. Great new front panel GUI. Click to learn more.

INTRODUCING LXE

INTRODUCING AIRAURA X1

WHEATSTONE WINS 4 AWARDS AT NAB 2016!

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At this year's NAB, Wheatstone introduced two new products, as well as a significant upgrade to VoxPro 6, which you can read about directly below.

We took Best of Show for our new LXE Console/Control Surface from both Radio World AND TV Technology.

And we took Best of Show for our new AirAura X1 from both Radio World and Radio Magazine.

These photos show Mr Gary Snow, President of Wheatstone, along with our own Phil Owens (above) and Jay Tyler (left) happily surprised to be accepting some of the awards.

Click the link to see our coverage of NAB 2016, including daily shots from the floor, as well as a great photo series showing what goes into setting up for the NAB show. From a video of the truck being loaded to a gallery of images as the booth is assembled over 6 days, you'll see just what it takes to get to the NAB show.

Click here or on the images to go there!

THE LATEST NEWS:

FYBUSH ON TRANSLATORS

Only in broadcasting do we use the words FM translator and AM in the same sentence. As an industry, we’ve long wrapped our minds around the idea that FM translators could be the next step forward in the AM Revitalization initiative. You could even say that some of us are evangelical about it. The name Scott Fybush comes to mind.
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IP AND FLYING UNICORNS

There is no shortage of interesting people in this business. We Skyped Boxer Systems CTO Marc Risby in the U.K., and had a most interesting conversation about our favorite subject, IP for production, and something we thought we’d never cover in this newsletter: flying unicorns. READ MORE

MIDI AND AES70?

AES70 was ratified on January 4 as a rudimentary control standard for audio IP networking. Whereas AES67 gave us a means to move audio signals from point A to point B regardless of audio network brand, AES70 now offers a basic control standard that we can use to add third-party devices to the WheatNet-IP audio network. Think MIDI, only for the broadcast world. READ MORE

SOLVING DIVERSITY DELAY

“If Joe Listener takes his car back to the dealer because his HD radio sounds awful, that’s a bad deal all the way around.” Those are the words of Mike Pappas, Vice President of Business Development for DaySequerra, and they pretty much sum up our worst fear now that HD Radio is seeing some traction. READ MORE

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IN DEPTH: THE NETWORK EDGE


left aligned image Network EDGE is designed specifically as a translator between high-quality, low-latency studio networks such as WheatNet-IP and low-bandwidth STL connectivity options such as IP wireless radios.

IP wireless radios in the unlicensed 5 or 24 GHz range are priced from a few hundred to several thousand dollars.

Typically located at the studio, the Network EDGE interfaces directly to an IP wireless radio or commercial leased line for point-to-point connectivity between locations. Network EDGE can be used with any of the major IP radio brands currently on the market. When used within the WheatNet-IP system, with a Network EDGE at one end and a BLADE at the other, this opens up a world of possibilities based on BLADE I/O functionality such as silence detection, clip player, logic for automation, et al.

The Network EDGE includes local I/O (two AES and two stereo analog) and 12 programmable logic ports.

Click here for the Network Edge product page.