D-32

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D-32

Get more of everything: more mix-minus, more AUX sends, more processing and more channels. This TV audio console based on our Gibraltar Network mix engine puts all this, and more, into a compact footprint for production suites that have no limitations.
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The D-32 sports a very compact footprint – the 32-fader board, which controls 64 simultaneous sources, is only 52 inches wide – that can can fit into even the most cramped production suites. While it’s compact in size, it’s big in power. Due to the increased processing capability offered by Gibraltar Network, Wheatstone’s powerful mix engine, the D-32 can support up to 128 input channels on paged or non-paging faders. And with Gibraltar’s 1,024 processing paths, the D-32’s eight subgroups can be configured as 5.1 stems with full EQ and dynamics processing capability. Additionally, processing can now be applied to the 16 mix minus / direct out busses and 16 AUX sends available in the D-32.

And, because the D-32 is a networked console, you can: 

  • Assign any source of any type to any fader
  • Hot-swap components without powering down or disassembling 
  • Share I/O with other networked control surfaces
  • Remotely run automation, even without a physical control surface
  • Switch live, on the fly, between air and protect sources on the same fader

 

The D-32 has an impressive list of features, including a “spill” function on each fader that allows its individual channels to spill out onto separate faders for selectively trimming levels within a 5.1 source. Just press the “spill” button and six signals for 5.1 are spread across six separate faders and labeled for you; the motorized faders will snap to the current levels. Make your adjustment, turn spill off, and everything switches back to normal.

Audio operators 
love the smooth, solid controls, the vast array of mixing tools, and the unmatched versatility of the mix-minus and bus-minus systems in the D-32. And, because it’s based on the Wheatstone Gibraltar Network router, engineers love its ease of integration with systems from Ross, Grass Valley, and Sony.

Wheatstone is synonymous with the finest audio-for-television consoles available today. The D-32 uses the battle tested Wheatstone Network First BRIDGE router network as its audio infrastructure, providing networked I/O for AES, analog mic and line level, HD-SDI, MADI, and GPI logic in a full crosspoint routing environment. As with all Wheatstone BRIDGE based systems external control from Ross Overdrive, Grass Valley Ignite, and SONY ELC is fully supported.

The D-32 continues Wheatstone’s tradition of building the finest audio tools for television. With an EXTENSIVE feature set in a very compact frame, you will achieve audibly superior results, whether broadcasting live or in a production environment.

As with all Wheatstone products, D-32 is made right here in the USA in our New Bern, NC headquarters, and technical support is available on both coasts.

  • Very compact footprint (32 input faders controlling 64 simultaneous sources in a 52" wide surface)
  • Programmable "soft" knob above each fader lets the user assign frequently used functions
  • LCD meterbridge displays metering for all output busses as well as processing displaysures
  • Main Buses: one 5.1 program, three stereo program
  • Submasters: 8 stereo, standard (can be optionally configured for 5.1)
  • Mix-Minus: 16 mono with automatic confidence feed switching
  • Bus Minus: Direct mix-minus feed from every input fader channel with direct talkback.
  • Auxillary sends: 16 stereo
  • Outputs from all busses and bus-minus are configured within the Gibraltar Network router matrix and can be analog, and/or digital, or not fitted.
  • Monitor feeds: two 5.1, three stereo studio feeds
  • Phase reverse
  • Pan / balance control
  • Stereo mode control
  • 4-band, parametric equalizer
  • High-, low-Pass, tunable notch filters
  • Compressor / Limiter / Gate
  • Continuously variable delay
 

CONTROL SURFACE FRAME CAPACITIES

32 Position Frame - 24, 28, or 32 Fader Channels

36 Position Frame - 24, 28, 32, or 36 Fader Channels

40 Position Frame - 24, 28, 32, 36, or 40 Fader Channels

48 Position Frame - 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, or 48 Fader Channels

52 Position Frame - 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, or 52 Fader Channels

 

AVAILABLE FADER CHANNEL OPTIONS

IS-D32 - Input Channel Panel (4 Channels per panel)

IS-D32NP - Input Channel Panel – No Channel Paging (4 Channels per panel)

 

MASTER CONTROL PANELS

EQD-D32           EQ, Dynamics Control Panel

GRP-D32           Submaster Control Panel

MON-D32          Monitor Master Control Panel

MST-D32           Master Fader Control Panel

TBM-D32           Talkback Control Panel

MXM-D32-1       Mix-Minus / Auxiliary Send Control Panel 1-8

MXM-D32-9       Mix-Minus / Auxiliary Send Control Panel 9-16

SUR-D32           Surround Pan / Stereo Mode Control Panel

XYE-D32           Preset Control / Router Control Panel

 

CONNECTIONS

DSP Engine Link          Fiber or CAT5 (RJ-45) 

Administrative Port      Ethernet - RJ-45 (for setup only)

Power          Dual HiPower DB-5 for redundant operation

 

BUS STRUCTURE

Main Busses:        One 5.1 Program, Three Stereo Program.

Mix-Minus:           16 Mono 

Auxiliary Sends:    16 Stereo; (direct rotary control from fader channel) 

Bus-minus:  Direct IFB feed from every fader channel, can be configured as direct out track feed

Outputs:  Outputs from all busses and bus-minus are configured within the Gibraltar Network router matrix and can be analog, and/or digital, or not fitted

 

SIGNAL PROCESSING FUNCTIONS PROVIDED WITH ALL INPUT FADER CHANNELS

Phase Reverse

Pan / Balance Control

Stereo Mode Control

Compressor / Limiter / Gate

Delay           0-667.5ms.

Variable High Pass Filter     16.1Hz-1kHz, 24dB/Octave

Variable Low Pass Filter      20.2kHz-1kHz, 24dB/Octave

Variable Notch Filter           1/10th Octave

4-Band, Parametric Equalizer:

Low Band: +14dB, 16.1Hz-20.2kHz, Switchable Peaking/Shelving, Bandwidth “Q” range: .2-3

Mid 1 Band: +14dB, 16.1Hz -20.2kHz, Peaking type, Bandwidth “Q” range: .2-3

Mid 2 Band: +14dB, 16.1Hz -20.2kHz, Peaking type, Bandwidth “Q” range: .2-3

High Band: +14dB, 16.1Hz -20.2kHz, Switchable Peaking/Shelving, Bandwidth “Q” range: .2-3

All controls for the above functions are conveniently placed in a central facilities panel located within easy reach

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