The 1RU BLADE-3 offers processing control and network connectivity through the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network and full AGC, compression and limiting functions for HD, streaming or pod casting separate channels of programming in one unit.
The Aura8IP-3 BLADE-3 audio processor brings two of Wheatstone’s core technologies together: Vorsis ultra-high resolution audio processing and the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network. Merging these technologies in a single product provides a convenient and cost effective way to access audio processing wherever you need it on your WheatNet-IP network. The Aura8IP-3 occupies a single rack space, but packs in an impressive eight fully independent Vorsis® multi-band stereo audio processors.
Each processing chain consists of a 4-band parametric equalizer followed by a crossover and three bands of compression. The compressors each feed their own limiters, whose outputs are then fed to a broadband lookahead limiter for tight peak control. The Aura8-IP has its own local I/O, with four stereo pairs of AES digital audio and four stereo pairs of analog line level audio in and out, and can function as a standalone processing engine. Because it’s a BLADE-3, it can also instantly configure itself as part of a new or existing WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network, making its processing power available throughout that network.
And, like all BLADE-3 access units, the Aura8IP-3 BLADE-3 is AES67 compatible.
The Aura8IP-3 is configured and controlled over Ethernet using a laptop or desktop computer. Included with the unit is Wheatstone’s acclaimed “Guru” GUI software, which allows easy setup of the processing using familiar, straightforward controls. Also available is a more sophisticated control interface called “GUI Pro,” which provides access to every individual processing parameter for expert-level adjustments.
Brochure for the Aura8-IP-3 Audio Processing BLADE.
Jeff Keith, in this white paper, indicates effective measures for dealing with Multipath issues.
In this White Paper, published in the Septemnber Radio World Engineering Extra, Jeff Keith explains baseband192 technology.
How can radio stations enhance their relationships with listeners? One way is through better use of audio processing technology. Because audio processing is such a subjective topic, we asked a wide variety of individuals to contribute their views. You'll hear from 26 processing experts in this new white paper.
A white paper by Josh Gordon discussing the changing role of audio processing in the radio industry.
This brochure describes the entire line of Wheatstone's audio processing products.
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.
Owner's manual for the Aura8-IP audio processing BLADE.
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 Processing Videos
In January 2017, Mike Erickson sat down with Scott Fybush to talk all things processing. We shot video of the conversations and got some exceptional stuff. Learn about what it takes to provide modern, airwave-dominating clean sound that listeners rave about.