Finally, a small IP control surface that fits your style, your workflow, even your most cramped news booth or voicetracking room. The E-1 control surface for our WheatNet-IP network has everything any large-scale console has but in half the footprint and cost. Available in a variety of fader configurations as a standalone or networked 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 offers incredible mix-minus flexibility, with a mix-minus output from every input channel that can use any console bus as its reference mix. Each channel also has direct to source talkback and auto-switching between on-air and offline mix-minus.Its 99 show presets, programmable soft switches, router based source and monitor control, and multiple frame sizes all make the E-1 an ideal addition for any studio size and use.
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.
The E-1 flushmounts to your counter top as the chassis extends below the counter surface to provide easy connection and a clean installation.
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 E-Series SAT cage (Bridge, E-Sat, WheatNet systems)
Headphone DB-9, line level stereo
Power Dual jacks for redundant PSU
POWER SUPPLY PSE-1
Redundancy: use two PSE-1s
Power Requirements: 120 VAC, 50-60Hz, 90 Watts
E-1 frames are available to house 4, 8, 12 and 16 input faders
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
4 panel framesurface 16 1/8"/41cm cutout 14 1/2"/37cm wide
8 panel framesurface 22 1/2"/57cm cutout 20 7/8"/53cm wide
12 panel framesurface 28 7/8"/73cm cutout 27 1/4"/69cm wide
16 panel framesurface 35 1/4"/90cm cutout 33 5/8"/85cm wide
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-1 surfaces.
IP-88CBE Console Audio 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.
This full-color brochure is an overview of all of Wheatstone's E-Series Consoles, including E-6 and E-1.
This paper examines QoS, transport, protocols and other issues relevant to extending AoIP networks for sharing resources and controlling studios across a wider area network.
Shows the new products we are working on for 2016
A full-color brochure describing the BLADE-3 line of WheatNet-IP network access points.
This brochure provides overviews of the entire WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network. It includes technical details as well as acts as a catalog for all Control Surfaces, BLADES and Accessories.
This is the owner's manual for the new E-1 console with EQ and Dynamics capabilities. For the older E-1, you'll want the original E-1 manual, also posted here.
E-1 Radio Console Owner's Manual.
A document describing configuration of the Cisco 3750G, 3560G, 3650 and 3850 ethernet switches for use with the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network.
This is a technical manual covering all of the WheatNet-IP BLADE-3s.
This document shows simplified diagrams of the proper wiring and connections for logic I/O on WheatNet-IP BLADEs.
This document is a brief description of the logic function names used in the Wheatstone WheatNet-IP system.
IP Audio Networks: Planning for Reliability A white paper by Andrew Calvanese, VP Engineering, Wheatstone Corporation
WheatNet-IP brings added convenience and simplicity to the configuration of a PC- based automation system such as RCS Zetta. Where once it was necessary to employ a specialized sound card, discrete analog or digital audio wiring, a logic interface, and control cabling, with WheatNet-IP’s PC Driver, we can accomplish all of this over a single Ethernet cable. The driver effectively acts as a WheatNet-IP BLADE, and lets the PC enjoy full access to all aspects of the WheatNet-IP intelligent network. The driver is available in versions that offer one, four, eight, twelve, and twenty-four stereo input and output channels. For situations where discrete outputs from Zetta players are desired, we recommend at least the four-channel version of the driver.
This is a GREAT article from Pro Audio Asia...
Reprint of October 2016 article from Radio Magazine on the Hubbard broadcasting in Phoenix.
Saga Modernizes with Wheatstone by Jeff Den Adel, Engineer, Saga
Building an AoIP Network with BLADES by Amanda Hopp
IP At Center of Rogers' Console Decision by Mike McCabe, Engineerin Manager Rogers Broadcasting
A look at sending audio over IP via packets, and network considerations such as latency and jitter. A Radio World Engineering Extra by Greg Massey and Jon McClintock. Reprinted by permission.
Wheatstone's Phil Owens introduces the E-1, Wheatstone's compact control surface with built-in display and WheatNet-IP at its core.