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> CBS, Philadelphia, PA

> Xstudio, Sydney, Australia

> Leighton Broadcast, St Cloud, MN

> KEYT, Santa Barbara, CA

> TS-4H Talent Station

> KUNA-FM-02, Palm Springs, CA

> Hubbard Broadcasting, Phoenix, AZ

> Nativa 107 Brazil

> RTE Pulse Ireland

> RTE Pulse Ireland

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See Wheatstone at NAB NY and SMPTE LA

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The IP model of audio transport (AoIP) provides a unique combination of features well suited for today’s emerging remote At-Home production model. Integrated routing, processing, mixing, and control spread across interconnected devices on an IP network can be used to build a venue-side matrix of audio and control that includes mic-ingest, local mixing, low latency IFB, and control-logic from local or remote inputs. The resultant audio streams can then be transmitted to a distant At-Home production facility via AES67 (AoIP) for synchronization with the accompanying video streams.

Come join Wheatstone, where we'll take you through the new era of IP remote production:

NAB New York, Oct 18–19, booth N171

SMPTE Los Angeles, Oct 23–26, booth 51

To arrange a meet up, contact Lon Neumann at lon@wheatstone.com.

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The October 2017 issue of Radio Magazine has a great article on Rancheria Radio - an installation by Rob Goldberg and Radio DNA. Here's a PDF of the article... click to read.

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 Advancing IP Audio for Broadcast

At NAB New York and SMPTE Los Angeles, Wheatstone will be demonstrating tools for advanced IP capture, transport, control, and management of broadcast television audio.

The IP model of audio transport and control (AoIP) provides a unique combination of features well suited for today’s emerging remote At-Home production model. Integrated routing, processing, mixing, and control spread across interconnected devices on an IP network can be used to build a venue-side matrix of audio and control that includes mic-feeds, remote control of local mixing, low latency IFB, and control-logic from local or remote inputs. The resultant audio streams can then be transmitted to a distant At-Home production facility via AES67 (AoIP) for synchronization with the accompanying video streams.

Come join Wheatstone, where we'll take you through the new era of IP remote production.


Wheatstone AirAura X1
 

BLADE-3s provide hassle-free advanced audio feed and management from mic source to mixing console. In addition to audio I/O in a variety of formats, BLADEs provide signal routing, processing, mixing, and control logic that can be shared across a network. Each BLADE contributes to the resources available, so integral software mixers and processing tools can be applied to any signals on the combined network. Near zero latency and GPI triggered crosspoints allow for easy IFB creation. Router salvos (or presets) can store entire venue setups for easy recall. AES67 ensures cross platform compatiblity. Powerful stuff.

Each BLADE with the WheatNet-IP network has all this and much more:

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Using BLADES, REMI/At Home/Remote Live Coverage
Becomes a Relatively Simple Task.

Place BLADES wherever you have audio that needs to be captured and sent to the mixer. With the audio tools built into BLADES (shown above) you get full control over your setup from HOME and/or the venue (anywhere, actually), including latency-free IFB at the remote end.

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Visit Wheatstone at either/both events:

Kaden

 

Kaden

NAB New York,
Oct 18–19, booth N171

  SMPTE Los Angeles,
Oct 23–26, booth 51

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Your IP Question Answered

Q: How do automation systems get along with IP audio network systems?

A: The beauty of IP is that you can integrate audio routing, control and automation into one seamless operating environment. No soundcards or external logic connections needed. Most IP audio network systems provide connectivity into existing automation systems. Some let you do even more. For example, because our WheatNet-IP I/O BLADEs also include stereo mixers, you can mix down multiple automation channels to a single output that can then be programmed as the automatic failover in an emergency or to bypass the studio. With the push of a button or a command from the automation system, this output could feed the transmitter and free up the on-air studio for production or voice tracking.

2017 Interviews

We grabbed our colleagues from all walks of broadcast life and put them in front of the camera to talk about whatever they pleased. Here are the videos...

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When IP Isn't Enough

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If you’ve worked with IP networking to any extent, you’ve no doubt discovered one of life’s great ironies.

IP, it turns out, knows very little about the successful delivery of media.

IP can bring unbelievable adaptability and extendibility. But you’ll still need a way to bring audio into the network, prioritize it to reduce packet dropouts and other quality issues, plus process and do all those things you normally do with audio.

In short, you’ll need something that talks both IP and audio, and knows AES67. That’s where WheatNet-IP audio I/O BLADEs come in.

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IP Onboard for Immersive, Personalized Audio

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We’ve seen IP audio consoles get smaller, more adaptable, more capable, and, in truth, stranger looking. One console-like appliance that is recognizable to anyone familiar with WheatNet-IP audio networks is the SideBoard, a surface that contains all the faders and controls typical of any control surface but in a 4 RU rackmount chassis. Another interesting appliance is the TS-4 or TS-22 talent station, which is essentially a console all rolled into a small turret for putting mic controls, source selection, headphone volume and all the other necessary functions in front of talent.

We’ve just begun to scratch the surface of what IP audio networking can do.

We can now source, route, mix, and send to air from just about any surface imaginable, in some cases without touching a single physical fader.

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ARTICLES OF INTEREST:

IP TERMINOLOGY EXPLAINED

Having all these terms in one place, and in alphabetical order, definitely comes in handy. But just as helpful to us are the comments at the end of the article by those who, for various reasons, added onto or had their own definitions.

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I’M LISTENING, RADIO

By Dee McVicker

If you’ve ever driven the 372 miles from Los Angeles to Phoenix, you know that there’s nothing between Blythe and Quartzsite except a few jackrabbits and your radio. Sometimes, there are no jackrabbits.

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SMALL GESTURES

Applying touchscreen GUI technology to today’s audio console has some interesting rewards in workflow, as we demonstrated with our IP-64 and the Dimension Three TV audio consoles in previous years, and now with our new LXE IP audio console this NAB show. READ MORE

SCREENBUILDER IN DRIVE TIME WITH WHEATNET-IP

It’s drive time all the time for 107.7 Sanef located near Senils, France. That is, the station broadcasts to traveling motorists through a network of 200 watt transmitters synchronized on the same frequency and located along 1,800 kilometers of motorway. READ MORE

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE NETWORK

Audio mixing consoles are now part of a much larger universe, the fabric of which is networking. How a console is networked is more critical than ever before, as are the applications that drive its usefulness.

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BORN IN THE USA

Today, broadcast operations have extended beyond and expanded within their walls, thanks largely to IP and networking. But meanwhile, back at the factory, we’re keeping it all under one roof. Why? READ MORE

TAKING THE AURA8-IP BEYOND BROADCASTING

By Scott Johnson

When you think of Wheatstone processing, you naturally think of broadcasting. But if an audio engineer tucked an Aura8-IP under his arm and left the station, would he find other uses for it? The answer, I found out recently, is a resounding yes! READ MORE

BLADEFEST PUTS BLADES THROUGH XTREME TESTS

To make sure our system can outperform every other AOIP network on the face of the earth, and do it easily and robustly, we routinely get our engineers together to put them through stuff no real installation would ever attempt. How does WheatNet-IP perform? READ THE STORY


IN DEPTH: THE NETWORK EDGE

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.

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