E-1 & E-6

E6 LowOperator Monitor

 E-6 AoIP Networkable Console/Control Surface

 

E-Series E-6 is a console control surface that interfaces with Wheatstone’s WheatNet-IP networking and routing system via a single CAT6 cable. No audio is routed or mixed in the surface itself. As a networked system, the console can access any source in your entire complex, sharing remote codecs or bringing up another studio’s program bus on the console.

A user-supplied high-resolution graphic display monitor can provide vivid VU and peak level indication, as well as in-depth control and programming of the console.

The E-6 provides power and functionality for any radio on-air or production requirement, whether fast-action news, talk, and network origination, or major market music.

The E-6 is also designed from the ground up for mixing surround sound for radio (or even TV). Its master panel provides comprehensive control of module functionality as well as monitoring and talkback for two studios. A popular feature is Vorsis-quality EQ, filtering, and dynamics processing on every fader!

The E-6 is also ideal for smaller market facilities, news and voice tracking booths, production rooms where the primary focus is on the digital workstation, and even major-market strictly-music operations.

The E-6 surface provides extensive functionality for telephone talk and news formats, with four console-wide mix-minus busses as well as a dedicated mix-minus output from each channel with a talkback button right above the fader.

E-6 surfaces can be intermixed with all other surfaces in the same system, such as our LXE, LX-24, L-8/L-12, IP-12/IP-16, E-1, Sideboard or our Talent Stations. All surfaces include event save and recall. Set events for the morning show, normal programming, special events, remotes, weekly shows, whatever you desire. Easily recall the event to completely reconfigure the console: sources, bus assignments, and settings. Set levels of access so that the more experienced operators can accomplish even the most complex tasks, while keeping the part-time weekend op out of trouble.

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.


Features

E-6:

  • Touchpad for control of functions on the VGA monitor • Dynamics, EQ, high- and low-pass filtering
  • Four AUX output busses
  • Control of source select, pan, mix-minus assign, and AUX 1-4 send level from the master panel – accessed by the SET switch on each input channel strip
  • Two programmable buttons per input channel strip — use for source select or mode change
  • Mode display on each input channel strip – stereo, left, right, mono, 5.1
  • Control Room, Headphone, Studio 1 and Studio 2 monitoring controls
  • 14 general-purpose programmable buttons
  • Surfaces from 4 to 24 input faders
  • Graphic VGA display with comprehensive metering, clock and timer, less frequently accessed control functions, and for console programming

 

 

  • LED display of active source on every input channel strip 
  • Four program busses 
  • Four assignable global mix-minus busses
  • Individual channel mix-minus outputs 
  • Talkback to mix-minus button on every channel strip 
  • SET switch to access secondary functions such as source selection, mix-minus assign, panning 
  • EVENT console snapshot recall and save from the front panel 
  • Passcode-protected access for four levels: Intern, Operator, Production, and Engineering 
  • Front-panel timer control 
  • Low-profile design drops into a countertop cutout – about 2"/4cm above counter top and 3"/8cm below 
  • Optional Wheatstone GLASS-E software to control the console from a remote PC 
  • External rack-mounted power supply; add a second for redundancy 
  • Works with the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network 

 

E-1:

  • 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 the E-Series’ Power

E-6 and E-1 work with the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network, utilizing BLADE interfaces, to access, control, and process any and all audio sources on the network. Through AES67, it's compatible with similarly equipped third party gear, providing functionality for your facility that is unequalled. 

Snapshots from the field

a scrapbook of real-world photos of real-world WheatNet-IP installations

We love it when, fresh after a new installation, we start getting photos from our customers proud of their new studios. Here’s a sampling of recent photos we’ve received of installations from all over the northern hemisphere.

E1 E6 Snapshots

the range

programmability – tweakability – lockability – perfect control

Flexible, powerful and, at the same time, very easy to use. That defines the E-Series – the culmination of Wheatstone’s 30+ years of experience in designing consoles for broadcasters. Whether you’re producing, on-air or reporting it from where it happens, Wheatstone’s control surfaces are your best investment for increased productivity and imaginitive programming.

 

E1 E6 Callout

The Modules

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

E-6 Input Panel

  • SET Assigns the channel strip for programming of pan, mix-minus assign, and input source on the Master Panel and for less frequently used controls on the monitor screen
  • PROGRAMMABLE Can be programmed on the monitor display for a wide range of functionality; typically used for hot source select, mode change, or EQ/filter/compression insertion
  • CHANNEL MODE Displays channel strip’s source mode, as set on the monitor screen
  • PROGRAM ASSIGN Assigns the source to the four program output busses
  • MXM ASSIGN LEDs that indicate which mix-minus busses the source is feeding; assignment is set on the Master Panel
  • SOURCE DISPLAY Displays the source currently assigned to the channel strip, or scrolls the available sources when changing input source
  • CUE Assigns the source to the CUE bus, pre-switch, pre-fader
  • TB BUS– Interrupts the channel mix-minus output with talkback, typically using the console mic
  • FADER 100mm full-throw professional fader
  • ON-OFF Source to program bus on/off; fires programmed logic (start/stop)

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E-6 Monitor Panel

 

  • PAN Controls the source on the input channel strip activated by its SET button; PAN (if a mono, left-only or right-only source), BALANCE (if a stereo source)
  • MXM ASSIGN Assigns the source on the input channel strip activated by its SET button to the four mix-minus busses
  • MXM TB Interrupts the mix-minus bus with talkback, typically from the console mic
  • INPUT SOURCE Selects a new source on the input channel strip activated by its SET button; available sources are displayed on the strip’s LED source display and on a full source menu on screen; the console can be programmed with a separate source visibility list per channel strip to show only desired sources
  • AUX Dual function: AUX bus send level when a channel strip’s SET button is pressed; when no SET button is active, is an AUX master send level control; TB interrupts the aux bus with talkback
  • CUE Level control for the output to the external cue speaker
  • HDPN MODE SPLIT sends L+R sum of the selected program to the right ear, CUE to the left ear
  • EQ routes the audio through a saved preset using the console's internal processing
  • PROGRAMMABLE 14 buttons – eight at the upper right, two above HDPN MODE, four above
  • TIMER – to perform virtually any system function: fire salvos, activate events, trigger logic/GPI, etc.

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  • EVENT (upper right) Snapshot save and recall; can be passcode protected
  • SCREEN SELECT Four buttons above the panel's trackpad that activate various GUI monitor functions
  • TIMER Controls for the on-screen timer; AUTO enables timer restart on pre-programmed input strips when the strip is turned on
  • CONTROL ROOM / HEADPHONE
    STUDIO 1 & 2 Source select – 4 PROGRAM busses, 2 EXTERNAL pre-programmed (any system sources), 4 MIX-MINUS busses, 4 AUX SEND busses – and level control; both studios have TALKBACK buttons

 

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.

 

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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.

 

E1 MONITOR 10 INCH

  • 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-6/E-1 GUI Screens
The full power of the E-Series consoles 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. While screens may differ slightly between the E-6 and E-1, but the GUI feature set is essentially the same.

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.

Events

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.

Source

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.
The Nitty Gritty

 

E-6 Specs

E 6 Back

CONNECTORS
Monitor: VGA DB15
Ethernet: RJ45, for use in a WheatNet-IP network, or for external computer control and programming of the console Mixer RJ45, WheatNet systems) Keyboard PS-2

Mouse: USB
Headphone: DB9, line level stereo
Power: Two 5-pin for redundant power supplies

PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS
E-6 frames accommodate from 2 to 8 panels,
Each panel 6.26"/15.9cm wide:
INPUT panel - 4-input channels
MASTER panel - phone panel, accessory pushbutton panel.

All frames, surface
17 7/8"/45.3cm deep
1"/0.3cm high at front
1 7/8"/4.4cm high at rear
3 1/4"/8.2cm max depth below countertop

All frames, cutout: 14 1/8"/36.0cm deep
2 panel frame surface: 14 1/2"/36.9cm cutout 13"/32.8cm wide 
3 panel frame surface: 20 7/8"/52.9cm cutout 19 1/8"/48.7cm wide 
4 panel frame surface: 27"/68.7cm cutout 25 1/2"/64.6cm wide 
5 panel frame surface: 33 3/8"/ 84.6cm cutout 31 3/4"/80.5cm wide 
6 panel frame surface: 39 1/2"/100.5cm cutout 38"/96.4cm wide 
7 panel frame surface 45 7/8"/116.4cm cutout 44 1/4"/112.3cm wide 
8 panel frame surface: 52 1/8"/132.3cm cutout 50 1/2"/128.2cm wide

IP88E Engine Front Rear

IP-88E Engine BLADE
The IP88E BLADE houses all DSP power for an individual control surface and distributes the four stereo PGM busses, four stereo AUX sends, per-channel MIX-MINUS feeds, monitor outputs, and other bus signals to the network. While the IP88E doesn’t house audio I/O, it does include 12 universal logic (GPIO) ports.

E6 MeterBridge

E-6 Optional Meterbridges
Sized to house three or four level meters, along with a clock and timer functions and a speaker, these meterbridges mount directly to an E-6 console.

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

 

E-1 Specs

E1 Back Black

CONNECTORS
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

PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS
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 1 Stack

FRAME SIZES
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

IP88CB

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.

PSE-1 Power Supply

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