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E1 12 Fader

 E-1 Compact AoIP Console/Control Surface

With the E-1, we wanted to create a control surface that brought the most popular features of our E-Series to a self-contained chassis that included a monitor and trackpad so that complete control was immediately accessible. In doing so, we’ve created a very compact control surface which, when coupled with our ip88cb Console Audio BLADE, creates a complete, standalone broadcast mixer that’s ready to network whenever you are.

Whether you need to outfit one control room or several, using minimum space and adhering to a tight budget, the E-1 is for you. With its small footprint, built-in touch pad, and full feature set, the E-1 puts the power of a much larger console into a size appropriate for even the most cramped news booth or voice tracking room.

Comfortable as a standalone workstation (when used with an ip88cb) or as a part of the WheatNet-IP network, the E-1 is ready for the future. The compact E-1 Control Surface Console and associated ip88cb Console Audio BLADE provide all the networked control, mixing, and I/O needed for small to mid-sized studios at a price comparable to similar sized standalone analog consoles. 

The E-1 features an integrated LCD Monitor for metering and control, a streamlined user interface with password-protected access to complex functions via LCD display and touchpad, and 4 Main Mix busses as well as Control Room and Studio Monitor outputs with selectable sources from the audio network. Complex mix-minus setups are made simple thanks to per channel bus-minus outputs with selectable reference mix and talkback interrupt.

The E-1 is designed and built completely in our New Bern, NC facility. Utilizing the finest materials available - from the electronic components to the P+G faders – no corners have been cut to bring you our best at a price that works for your budget. The way we see it is, regardless of price point, you deserve the absolute best we can give you.


  • Digital Control Surface in new compact frameIntegrated LCD Monitor for metering and control

  • Monitor / Channel Display area is angled for better ergonomics and display view

  • Streamlined user interface with password protected access to complex functions via LCD display and touchpad

  • 4 Main Mix Busses

  • Control Room and Studio Monitor Outputs with selectable sources from Audio Network

  • Per Channel bus-minus Output with Selectable Reference Mix and Talkback Interrupt.

  • Complex mix-minus setups made simple.

  • 99 Show Presets

  • Available in frames to house 4, 8, 12 and 16 input faders.

  • Includes IP88CBE Console Audio BLADE

  • Works with the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network 

  • Affordable price!

WheatNet-IP Extends E-1's Power

With 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.

The Modules

everything you need to mix - and a way to make them yours - right there at your fingertips

E-1 Input Panel


  • A/B BUTTON Located at the top of each fader strip, this provides two different functions.
    The first as a source selector for the fader strip. It also functions as a channel select switch when pressed and held for three seconds.
  • ASSIGN OUTPUT Switches assign the selected source signal to any combination of the surface’s four stereo Program outputs 
  • TB SWITCH Routes the TB BUS audio, typically the operator’s microphone, to the BUS MINUS output for that channel.
  • LCD READOUT An 8-character display shows the name of the audio source selected to the fader.
  • CUE Switch Assigns the selected source to the CUE bus, letting the control surface operator monitor the channel’s pre-fader signal.
  • BUS-MINUS/DIRECT OUTPUTS Each fader has a dedicated Bus-Minus output that includes all active faders on its selected source bus, except for itself. 
  • CHANNEL ON SWITCH Turns the channel signal ON and fires any channel ON (START) logic mapped with VDip to the fader’s source signal.
  • CHANNEL OFF SWITCH Turns the channel signal OFF and fires any channel OFF (STOP) logic mapped with VDip to the fader’s source signal.



E-1 Monitor Panel


  • MONITOR SOURCE SELECT Each monitor output section has its own bank of source select switches that determine the audio signal to be monitored.
  • CUE Determines the overall loudness of the cue signal. SELECT KNOB Serves as a Source signal selector for fader strips.
  • SCREEN SELECT Controls various functions on the GUI. PROGRAMMABLE Buttons These four LED illuminated switches are designed to perform user-programmable functions.
  • TIMER The console timer's AUTO-RESTART function lets programmed input strips reset the timer and start a new count when their On buttons are pressed.
  • RESET - If pressed while the timer is counting, resets to zero and starts a new count. If pressed with timer stopped, resets to zero and holds until Start is pressed.
  • CR and HEADPHONE (bottom)
    These share a bank of source select buttons. Both control room and headphone have dedicated meters and level controls. The built in HDPN amplifier output signal appears at the headphone jack, mounted on the right-hand front of the control surface’s lower mainframe pan.



  • STUDIO (bottom) This has its own bank of source select buttons, and adds a TB button, allowing the operator to talkback to the studio. The monitor output has options for muting as well as locking the output level.

E-1 GUI Screens
The full power of the E-1 console is accessed through the Graphic Display: Easy to understand even for the less experienced board op; power tools for the experienced production guru; setup and programming for the facility engineer. The VGA driver and software is embedded in the console surface so no external PC is required. 

E6 Main Screen

E6 Router Screen

Main Screen 

Displays all critical information to the operator including program bus names, high-resolution program level meters (average/peak or PPM), switchable meter, analog and digital clock, timer, and current event. Tabs allow access to lesser-used functions.


WNIP Crosspoint Router

Powerful full system routing, not limited to just the console’s I/O. Route any system source to any system destination directly from the console. The screen can be programmed to show only those desired sources and destinations.


E6 EQ DYN ScreenSM

E6 Other Screens

EQ & Dynamics

The E-6 offers comprehensive Vorsis-grade processing for great sounding voices, cleanup of remote feeds, and sweetening in the production environment. Includes 4-BAND PARAMETRIC EQUALIZER with top and bottom bands switchable peak/shelf (the display shows the resulting curve); HIGH- AND LOW-PASS FILTERS, 24db/ octave, adjustable frequency 16-500Hz and 1-20kHz; SOFT-KNEE COMPRESSOR with adjustable threshold, ratio, attack, release, makeup level; and EXPANDER/NOISE GATE with adjustable threshold, ratio, depth, and time constants.


Create and recall console configurations for your different shows, functions, remotes, and even for different announcers (recalling mic processing optimized to their voice).

User Permissions

The engineer can set up four levels of access, each with its own passcode: INTERN, OPERATOR, PRODUCTION, ENGINEER. For example, the INTERN setting could lock the display to only the MAIN screen, keeping them out of trouble.


At a glance display and control of all attributes of the selected input channel strip. On the E-6, shows the function of the programmable buttons and the four AUX sends.

E1 Back Black

Ethernet: RJ-45, for use in a WheatNet-IP network, or for external computer control and programming of the console.
Mixer: RJ-45, for use with WheatNet systems
Keyboard: PS/2
Headphone: DB-9, line level stereo
Power: Dual jacks for redundant PSU

Surface front to back 16 3/4"/42.5cm 
Cutout front to back 13 1/8"/33cm 
Setback from front edge to cutout 1 1/4"/3.2cm 
Height at front 3/4"/2cm Height at rear 3 5/8"/9cm 
Maximum depth below counter surface 2 7/8"/7.3cm



E 6 PowerSupply

PSE-1 Power Supply
Clean and proper power is key to the great performance you’ve come to expect from Wheatstone. It would be easy to just purchase over-the-counter power supplies for our E-Series Consoles. But we don’t. In order to maintain our high level of quality we've designed and built a dedicated separate rackmount supply for our E-6 surfaces.

19"/48.3cm wide, 1-3/4"/4.5cm high, 12-1/4"/31.1cm deep
Redundancy: use two PSE-1s |
Power Requirements: 120 VAC, 50-60Hz, 180 Watts



IP-88CB Console BLADE 
The IP88CBE provides powerful interface options, including four AES inputs, four stereo analog inputs, four AES outputs, and four stereo analog outputs on RJ45s; control room and studio stereo analog outputs on XLRs, two mic level inputs with gain trim and switchable phantom power on XLRs; cue and headphone outputs on both RJ45 and 1/4" TRS and 12 GPI logic ports on RJ45, plus EQ and Dynamics processing.

E 1 Stack

E-1 frames are available to house 4, 8, 12 and 16 input faders

4 panel frame surface: 16 1/8"/41cm cutout 14 1/2"/37cm wide
8 panel frame surface: 22 1/2"/57cm cutout 20 7/8"/53cm wide
12 panel frame surface: 28 7/8"/73cm cutout 27 1/4"/69cm wide
16 panel frame surface: 35 1/4"/90cm cutout 33 5/8"/85cm wide


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