LXE

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LXE

Evolved from our LX technology, LXE is the first radio console that gives you the power to program the entire surface. Each knob and button can be assigned whatever function you need using our new ConsoleBuilder software. With full color OLEDs that reflect status and function, the LXE offers superb visual feedback as well as nearly endless configurability.
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The Evolution of the LX Radio Control Console

Wheatstone’s new LXE console brings control surface configuration to a new level. Going beyond the usual “any source to any fader” concept, the LXE is a fully flexible control interface, where every switch and rotary control is programmable to perform any desired function. This means console architecture is completely customizable to your requirements, without preconceived limitations. Physically compact, the LXE is available in several different form factors including countertop, countertop sunken, and split frames (split sections are not confined to one room, they can actually be in different studios).

The LXE can be equipped with up to 32 motorized faders, with each fader strip equipped with OLED displays for configuration and level indication. Full DSP capabilities for parametric EQ and dynamics are available at each fader.

ConsoleBuilder software allows every switch on the surface to be programmed for function, mode, and even color (switches are RGB LED illuminated). In fact, built-in software allows every button to be scriptable, letting you create powerful macros for as many controls as you want.

LXE’s new GUI is has pre-built screens for everything you normally use – metering, clocks, timers, dynamics, EQ, loudness monitoring, and more. All are touch-screen accessible with gestures you’re used to using on your smart devices. And the GUI is just as customizable as the LXE surface. Using our ScreenBuilder-LXE software, you simply drag and drop objects and define their functions via a simple wizard interface. You can store multiple custom screens, if you like, to go with your custom LXE setups.

Event recall allows fast, easy recall of any console setup when switching shows, studios, or different console applications. 

Best of all, the LXE interfaces seamlessly with Wheatstone's WheatNet-IP audio network, putting potentially thousands of audio sources, destinations, logic I/O points, and network resources at the operator's fingertips.

Click for in-depth information on the LXE

 

Physical Surface:

• Several form factors available with mainframe configuration flexibility: 

– Tabletop with meterbridge

– Wedge low profile (no meterbridge, pairs with separate HDMI monitor)

– Countertop drop (flushmount)

All three choices can be split consoles connected via network in same room or different rooms/locations

• Fully Programmable/Configurable via ConsoleBuilder™

– Every button configurable via setup GUI, can be scriptable, or a variety of other functions

– Every encoder/knob configurable from the setup GUI, Can be scripted (if X then Y) or assigned to other knob or encoder functions.

– Fader is scriptable to control things via ACI like Utility mixer channels.

– Multicolored fully programmable LED buttons throughout (blue, cyan, green, yellow, red, magenta)

– Two full color OLED displays per channel configurable for contextual display

• Optional meterbridge for tabletop version with high-resolution LED meters and digital timer, all assignable from ConsoleBuilder™

• Built in Ethernet switch for plugging in accessories or other host panels

• True IP – connects directly to switch

• Four stereo Program busses

• Four stereo Aux busses

• Four mono or stereo Mix-Minus busses

• Headphone stream to surface - up to one per panel host

• Each input channel offers Phase control, Panning, Fader mode Left, Right, Mono, Stereo - each assignable to any knob/button

• Stereo or mono cue speaker depending on frame size

• Up to 32 physical faders (virtual faders can be controlled via ACI for third-party flexibility)

• Every fader has bus-minus or direct out and is configurable as stereo or mono

• Fader mirroring – allows faders to mirror one another in different locations

• Motorized fader option

• 8 layers (to accommodate up to 32 input fader channels) – completely customizable and configurable for each layer. 

• 16 monitors (include Control Room, Headphones, Studio 1, Studio 2, etc), each with monitor dimming (all with friendly names)

• Monitor mix capable – mix all busses together for monitor output

• Monitor Linking (example: Headphone follow Control Room)

• Level lock for Monitors

• Dynamics, including Compressor, Expander, Gate, controlled via touchscreen or optional panel

• Full Parametric EQ controlled via touchscreen or optional panel (EQ GUI screen with color coded knobs), with high pass and low pass filters

• Flexible Metering Options:

– Loudness metering

– Phase Correlation metering

– Input metering on each channel

• Info screen on surface for current status 

• Info screen on surface for current status 

• User management: 

– Logging in and out

– User based access to controls

– Vdip saved per user settings

• Unlimited number of events

• Support for remote mix engine (off premises, for use with At-Home systems) 

• Time sync to NTP via mix engine

• Display brightness controls

• Accessory panels powered internally

• Tone generator

• Clip player option

 

Touchscreen GUI:

• Complete set of screens provided to allow control over every aspect of the LXE control surface

• ScreenBuilder™LXE with support for unlimited number of screens (which run one at a time) allows you to build any type of custom screen you need

• Configurable Home screen with up to 8 Monitor, 4 Aux, 4 Mix-Minus meters

• Linux based OS with touchscreen support accessible via HDMI video output

• Full screen XY controller built in

• Multiple Cue feeds if required

• Digital timer and clock on home screen 

• Add custom logo to clock background 

• Front end app can be used on Windows, Linux, or Mac for additional display of surface functions.

• Multi-touch Glass-E interface coming soon

 

LXE Preliminary 1

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    LXE Tech/Manuals

  • pdf LXE Quick Start Guide File Size: 25.54 MB
    A quick start guide for initial setup and operation of the Wheatstone LXE console

Video

In this video, Wheatstone's Jay Tyler introduces the Wheatstone LXE Radio Console.


Check out a great interview with Wheatstone's Brad Harrison at BroadcastAsia 2016, courtesy of our friends at InBroadcast. Also gives a nice overview of the new LXE Console.
 

 
From the show floor at NAB 2016, Jay Tyler introduces Wheatstone's newest and most sophisticated radio console, the LXE, with a host of new technological innovations and advanced features.

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