IP audio is now established as THE networking standard for broadcast. Wheatstone, a leader in broadcast audio networking since 2000 and the first to bring complete networking solutions to the IP Audio world with the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network, has superior solutions that cover every broadcaster’s needs – now and into the future. And with Wheatstone’s full support of AES67, Wheatstone’s BLADE-3s can interface with any AES67 compatible gear in the market to transport audio, making our gear completely format agile.
With the IP-12 and IP-16, they looked at the most affordable way for radio stations to hop into the IP audio world. Both have become favorites for installation into production and broadcast studios. By moving the audio, logic and interface functions out of the board and into a single rackspace unit (called a BLADE), Wheatstone is able to provide a significant boost to the flexibility, power and futurability of this console.
Tapping into the power of WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network technology through the use of the included IP88CB Console Audio BLADE, it’s a perfect low-cost, small-footprint solution. AND it’s a great way to start or expand a WheatNet-IP network.
The IP-12/IP-16 starts with a 12- or 16-fader control surface that looks and feels exactly like a self-contained console. Each of the input modules is equipped with an LED source name display and an A/B source selector whose sources can be set via a rotary encoder in the master section.
Each input module has access to four program busses and has cue and talkback switches. A 100mm high-quality long-throw fader and lighted channel ON/OFF switches round out the module.
The master section offers control room, studio, and headphone controls with source selection, as well as an onboard amplifier and headphone jack. Timer controls, a master talkback button, and a built-in cue speaker with level control are provided. There are four event switches and six programmable buttons available for user functions.
The meter bridge has three stereo pairs of bright 30-segment horizontal LED bargraph meters, as well as an on-board timer with controls located in the master section.
– 12- or 16-fader compact control surface
– 4 stereo program busses
– LCD source name displays
– LED-illuminated switches
– A/B source selector on each input module
– Guarded channel ON/OFF switches
– Headphone output with built-in amplifier and level control
– Four event switches
– Control room and studio monitor outputs with independent source selectors and level controls
– CUE bus with built-in amplifier and speaker
– Three pairs of bright, 30-segment stereo bargraph meters
– Six programmable buttons
– Individual Channel Mix-Minus outputs with talkback interrupt
– Source Selectable Studio Output with talkback interrupt
– On-board timer
– Uses the IP88CB Console Audio BLADE, WheatNet-IP compatible
– Modular control surface design
Additional Inputs and Outputs can added with ip88a, ip88d, ip88ad, ip88m, and ip88ve I/O Blades through gigabit Ethernet network.