Who is Wheatstone?

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Audio mixing consoles/surfaces. IP routing and control. Audio processors. Digital editing tools.

Wheatstone's products and studio systems are designed and built specifically for the demands of broadcasting. They cover a range from smaller single-station studios to large multi-studio, multi-station complexes with a million cross-points and dozens of mixers, talent stations, and elements connected across a region.

Wheatstone at Trade Shows and Meetings in 2019

Wheatstone attends many trade shows and meetings around the world every year.
Here's where you'll be able to find us:

European Radio Show: Jan 24-26 - Paris, France

SCBA Winter Conference: Jan 31 - Columbia, SC

MSBC: March 15 - Atlanta, GA

NRB: Mar 26-29 - Anaheim, CA

NAB Spring Show: Apr 8-11 - Las Vegas, NV

LAB/MAB: May 29-30 - New Orleans, LA

SMPTE Australia: Jul 16-19 - Sydney, Australia 

MediaTech Africa: Jul 17-19 - Johannesburg, South Africa

Texas Association of Broadcasters: Aug 7-8 - Austin, Texas

SET Expo: Aug 26 - Sao Paulo, Brazil

AMITRA: Aug 22-25 - Acapulco, Mexico

CCBE: Sep 26-29 - Toronto, Canada

IBC: Sep 13-17 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

NAB Radio: Sep 24-27 - Dallas, Texas

Media Resource Expo: Oct 1 - Boston, Massachusetts

WISCONSIN WBA Clinic: Oct 15-17 - Madison, Wisconsin 

NAB-NY: Oct 16-17 - New York City 

ABA Convention: November 14-15 - Anchorage, Alaska

WABE Annual Conference: Nov 3-5 - Calgary, Canada

KPB: Nov 10 - Philippines

5 TRENDS IN TV AUDIO CONSOLES 

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  • Console as a gateway to IP. For many television studios, a new audio console is the gateway into IP workflows. Often, they gain access to mixing, routing and processing resources across a network without uprooting existing infrastructure entirely. Our WheatNet-IP audio network, for example, has MADI units for bridging into an existing intercom or TDM system and HD/SDI units for de-embedding audio from an HD/SDI audio/video signal. 


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NEW INTERCOM? AES67 HOOKS ‘EM UP.

NewIntercomStory v2Something wonderful happened to Justin Strauber on his way to getting a new intercom system for ABC News 4 in Charleston, South Carolina – AES67.

image001Rather than go the usual route of converting to analog out of the AoIP system and then converting back to digital audio for the intercom, the CE plans to use AES67 to transport IP audio from the WheatNet-IP audio network in the studio to the station’s new intercom system. 

When we spoke with him, he hadn’t yet settled on an intercom system - but he had plenty of choices. RTS, Clear-Com and a number of other IP intercoms now have AES67, the audio transport standard that is supported by SMTPE-2110 and included in all major AoIP systems, our WheatNet-IP audio network among them.  

With native IP audio streaming between WheatNet-IP to the intercom, AES67 opens up a gateway into the ABC News 4 studio for transporting voice communications as well as other data. 

ABC News 4 has an E-6 mixing surface with WheatNet-IP audio networking, which Strauber recently rebooted for the first time since installing the system almost two years ago. He rebooted the system to establish the PTP v2 master clock in preparation of AES67 and a new intercom system coming soon.  

With SMPTE 2110 and ATSC 3.0 moving in, he says, “There’s a big push to move away from analog, and AES67 is a good step in that direction.”

Audio Processing Tips from the Lab

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HD/FM Delay 

A significant delay between HD and FM audio signals is trouble. When your station blends from analog FM to HD and the signals are misaligned, whole parts of the broadcast could be missing or your listener might hear some of the broadcast repeated. (Read about one experience in this Wheat News article, A Bad Trip With Diversity Delay). It’s noticeable enough that you could lose a listener or two as a result. 

This can happen in the fringe areas as well as in the city where there’s multipath. Mod monitors include real-time diversity delay measurements that they hand off to the audio processor in order to correct this problem. We believe perfect HD/FM signal alignment is so critical to the viability of FM going forward that we’ve included both the real-time diversity delay measurement and correction in our X5 FM/HD audio processor. 

Video Spotlight: 365 days of studios from around the world

Customer appreciation tour 2018/19, put together by our Jay (Ken Burns) Tyler when he was perusing his photo collection and discovered just how prolific Wheatstone is in the broadcast world. See yourself in this video? If not, there's still time to get Wheatstone installed and be in next year's!

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Fresh Wheat

At NAB 2019, Wheatstone introduced ten new products. Click below to learn about each.

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Where Scripters Meet

Are you a ScreenBuilder or ConsoleBuilder power user? Register and log onto our Scripters Forum. This is a new meeting place for anyone interested in developing new screens and workflows for our WheatNet-IP audio network. Share scripts, screen shots and ideas with others also developing virtual news desks, control panels, and signal monitors.

You’ll find documents, starter scripts and a whole knowledge base available to you for making customized screens like those pictured.

Click to register for our Scripters Forum (it's free)

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RADIO AUDIO CONSOLES

Wheatstone is all about radio. Cool consoles and mixers. Intelligent audio IP studio networking and routing. PR&E Consoles. 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.

AUDIO PROCESSING

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.

VOXPRO AUDIO RECORDER & EDITOR

For live, on-air recording and real-time editing, there's no better solution than VoxPro.

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