THE WORLD’S FINEST BROADCAST AUDIO CONSOLES, NETWORKING, RECORDING, AND PROCESSING
VoxPro: Aug 2016 Radio World:
Alan R Peterson has written a lovely piece on VoxPro6, and has given us permission to share it.
Some years ago, something epic began happening with radio contest callers: They stopped asking if they were the “ninth caller;” they already had their radios turned down, and they were as tight in their responses as the jock was in his/her performance.
Did their level of intellect or their performing chops suddenly improve overnight? Nope. Give credit where credit is due: Stations bought a VoxPro — the recorder/ editor for live on-air operation, designed in 1991 by Seattle personality Charlie Brown and distributed by Audion Labs.
Images from Beijing. BIRTV 2016!
We are in Beijing for the annual Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Exhibition. This year we are being represented in two booths - ADC for our radio products, and BUDEE for our TV products. We'll be adding photos as the show progresses.
SEE THE GALLERY
A Tale of Two Cities. Map Included.
Here is a snapshot of a customized screen created with our ScreenBuilder app showing primary and secondary paths of ABC news feeds between New York and Scottsdale. While ABC Radio news announcers are talking live in New York, their mics are managed by Skyview in Scottsdale.
Before we take you on an IP journey across seven states and two time zones, you might want to grab your map.
We’ll wait here.
Next, place a dot on Scottsdale, Arizona. (You’ll find Scottsdale next to Phoenix on your map.) This is where Skyview Networks is located, and where ABC Radio newscasts are uplinked via satellite to ABC Radio affiliates everywhere. You can draw in another WheatNet-IP audio network BLADE here and add a few consoles while you’re at it.
Wheatstone Interviews the Broadcast Industry: Brian Clark of the Seacrest Foundation and Disney
At this year's NAB show, we invited many people from all corners of the industry to join us in conversations about all things broadcast. Obviously, we focused on audio for broadcast because, well, it's what we know.
We didn't really know what to expect, but the results definitely exceeded even our greatest expectations. We touched on many, many subjects and heard some fascinating things about what people are doing with audio in the broadcast world. Each of these videos is a wealth of information spanning every aspect of audio for broadcast.
In this video, VoxPro engineer Rick Bidlack talks with Brian Clark about his work with VoxPro at the studios of Ryan Seacrest.
Pokémon GO could be the tip of the augmented reality iceberg. Imagine being able to actually step onto a virtual chessboard with your opponent. Or performing maintenance on your automobile through 3D graphic...
MEET RADIO JOHN
Not everyone has an AIR-4 in his or her spare bedroom, but those who do are obviously serious about radio. Meet John Jordan, who marks his 30th anniversary in radio this month and operates internet station AllClassicTop40.com out of his home in Nashville, North Carolina.
QUIET! LUFS/LKFS NOW ONBOARD.
We quietly added an LUFS/LKFS indicator to a few of our radio control surfaces recently, and by now some of you may be wondering why and how this television loudness standard could possibly be useful to radio broadcasts.
- RADIO CONSOLES
- VOXPRO6 RECORDER/EDITOR
- AUDIO PROCESSORS
- TV AUDIO CONSOLES AND NETWORKING
- TV Audio Consoles
- Gibraltar/Gibraltar Network
- BLADES AND IP AUDIO NETWORKING
- WheatNet-IP Technology Overview
- BLADE-3 Technology Overview
- Mix Engine/Console BLADE-3s
- BLADEs (original)
- EDGE Network Interface
- PANELS AND CONTROLLERS
- Talent Stations
- GP Panels
- Interface Panels
- COMMERCIAL AUDIO
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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.
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.
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.
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
Wheatstone Products for 2016!
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.
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.
RADIO AUDIO CONSOLES
Wheatstone is all about radio. Cool consoles and mixers. Intelligent audio IP studio networking or TDM routing. VoxPro recording and editing. AM and FM on-air processors that rock both loud AND clean.
TV AUDIO CONSOLES
When you think of TV audio, you think of Wheatstone. Our consoles are the control centers for the finest facilities in the world. WheatNet-IP audio networking is becoming THE standard for interconnect.
VOXPRO AUDIO RECORDER & EDITOR
For live, on-air recording and real-time editing, there's no better solution than VoxPro.CLICK HERE FOR VOXPRO
Only Wheatstone offers processors with the surgical precision of 31-band processing! Sound shaping for FM, AM, HD, television, webcasting, podcasting, mastering or live audio.