AIRAURA X4

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This new FM and HD audio processor was built from the ground up based on several breakthroughs, including an innovative new system where all stages of processing are aware of each other. 

In more traditional audio processing designs, the different stages are created to complement each other, but not all information between the stages is shared.  The AirAura X4 breaks down that wall and allows the processor to share information between ALL stages.  In the X4, the iAGC, limiters and clipper all share information and changes can be made automatically, in real time, in ways never envisioned before. 

Like its AirAura X3 predecessor, the AirAura X4 includes 31-band limiting, but utilizes it in a way that hasn’t been done before. As part of the X4 system, the 31-band limiter works directly with the X4 clipper, providing an audio blueprint for how the clipper should behave. It’s a huge step forward for transparent loudness as our clipper is not just protected by the best limiter design on Earth, but also managed by it.

 

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The AirAura X4 adds a number of other features, including a redesigned bass processor and enhancement controls in the iAGC that allow you to safely equalize your audio for maximum consistency as well as full RDS capabilities.

Wheatstone’s popular HD/FM audio alignment makes the jump to the AirAura X4. The system works either with third-party HD/FM modulation monitors or by itself, with the new FM/HD tuner built in to the X4.

AES insert points are also available for customers who wish to insert their ratings encoder into the processing system instead of placing it in front of the processor.  

Experienced users of Wheatstone processing will be happy to know that many of the popular features in previous models have been incorporated in the AirAura X4, including an improved Multipath Mitigation algorithm, redesigned composite processing with selectable look ahead limiting or clipping, baseband192 composite AES connectivity, and a full set of analysis displays. The X4 features a new look and feel, with an intuitive GUI and dual touch screens on the front panel.  

 


Features

  • Processor shares information between ALL stages – iAGC, limiters and clipper all share information and changes can be made automatically, in real time, in ways never envisioned before. 

  • 31-band limiter works directly with the X4 clipper, providing an audio blueprint for how the clipper should behave. It’s a huge step forward for transparent loudness as our clipper is not just protected by the best limiter design on Earth, but also managed by it.

  • Redesigned bass processor and enhancement controls in the iAGC that allow you to safely equalize your audio for maximum consistency.

  • Full RDS capabilities.

  • Works either with third-party HD/FM modulation monitors or by itself, with the new FM/HD tuner built in to the X4.

  • AES insert points are also available for customers who wish to insert their ratings encoder into the processing system instead of placing it in front of the processor.

  • New look and feel, with an intuitive GUI and dual touch screens on the front panel.  

  • Experienced users of Wheatstone processing will be happy to know that many of the popular features in previous models have been incorporated in the AirAura X4, including:

– an improved Multipath Mitigation algorithm
– redesigned composite processing with selectable look ahead limiting or clipping, 
– baseband192 composite AES connectivity
– full set of analysis displays. 

AirAura X4 Display Gallery

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System

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WheatNet-IP Extends AirAura X4's Power

images/NEW_FOR_NAB_IMAGES/NAB_NEW_BLADES.jpgWith WheatNet-IP BLADE-3s, you get a virtual rack room in a 1-rack space box. They handle all the I/O (AES/EBU, SPDIF, AOIP, MADI, SDI and AES 67) and provide full routing capabilities. Each BLADE-3 gives you two 8x2 utility mixers, 12 universal GPI/O ports, 128 software logic ports, silence detection, built-in audio clip player, stereo multi-band audio processing, and much more, assignable anywhere on the network. With it you can create workflows that would require a ton of third-party gear.

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