If the aim of every broadcast professional is garnering greater audience outreach, then having stellar content and a good brand name is only part of the process. Having top of the line broadcast equipment, such as the kind produced by the Wheatstone Corporation
is a sure way for broadcast professionals to better improving both the quality of their content as well as the accessibility of it, which only leads to better outreach and much bigger audiences.
Since being founded in 1974, the Wheatstone Corporation
has designed and manufactured professional broadcast audio equipment under the WHEATSTONE, AUDIOARTS ENGINEERING, PR&E, and VOXPRO brand names. Several products in the Wheatstone Corporation
inventory line include:
- Digital audio consoles
- Control surfaces
- Analog audio consoles
- Networked digital audio systems
- Digital audio editing hardware/software
- Signal processing for on-air broadcast
- Customizable graphical user interfaces for real-time control of audio network systems
The Wheatstone Corporation’s
first product was a simple disco mixer,
which had been introduced by the founder Gary Snow. In the following years, Audioarts designed and sold outboard equipment for the recording industry. And that included one of the earliest parametric equalizers, as well as its first console, the Audioarts 2000, which was introduced in 1976, and now with the Strata 32
, Broadcasters will be able to have better access to channels and IP audio innovation.
Wheatstone’s STRATA 32
Wheatstone’s Strata 32
audio console has over 64 channels as well as the latest IP audio innovation placed into a 40-inch frame that fits most television applications. Whether at home, newsrooms, remote vans or sports venues, the compact IP audio Strata 32
console has dedicated faders for eight subgroups and two masters along with 32 physical faders that can be layered for all 64 channels.
The Strata 32 console provides access to all resources in the WheatNet-IP network, and it does this through a powerful touchscreen interface with an intuitive menu that can adjust EQ dynamics, set talkback, configure mix-minus feeds, and bus matrices, mute mic groups, and it can manage sources and destinations. The console also features per-channel OLEDs display all relevant editing and operating functions at a glance.
Wheatstone’s Strata 32 32 has all of its I/O managed through the audio network. There are no limitations with fixed connection points on the console, which chassis itself. The Strata 32 has access to all sources in the network and any channel can connect to any audio source or destination, and it can do this by using any preferred audio format at any time. This accounts for HD/SDI, AES, MADI, AoIP, Analog, or TDM. The Strata 32 integrates seamlessly with all the major production automation systems. It comes complete with IP audio mix engine plus an optional stage box for extended I/O.
Additional features of the Strata 32 include:
- 32 Physical Input faders on 2 Control Layers, providing 64 mix channels
- 8 Subgroups (Mono, Stereo, or 5.1)
- VCA Groups
- 8 Dedicated faders to control Subs and VCAs
- 16 Aux Sends
- 16 Dedicated Mix-Minus Busses (in addition to the individual channel mix minuses)
- Master 5.1 Output Buss
- Master Stereo Output Buss
- Control Room, Studio 1, and Studio 2 Monitor Outputs, each with 16 Source Presets
- Routable Mix-Minus Output w/ TB Interrupt for each Input Channel
- Routable Track Output for each Input Channel
- Programmable (Wild) Switches – 2 per input, 3 Global (in Central Panel
- Automixing – 16 Channel Automixer with 4 Group Assigns
- Automation Control – interfaces with all major newsroom automation systems
- Integrated Audio Clip Player
- IP Networking – complete integration with Wheatstone AoIP Network (Wheatnet-ip)
- AES67 and SMPTE 2110 ready
- Compact Footprint – 40”w x 27.5” d
For more information about the Strata 32, visit wheatstone.com/television-products1/tv-audio-consoles/strata-32.
Why Broadcasters Should Choose Wheatstone’s Products
There can be no denying that in its forty six-year legacy, that the Wheatstone Corporation
has proven itself to be a group of Broadcast Audio Perfectionists. When it comes to providing broadcasters with the perfect audio equipment, Wheatstone
is up to the task. If broadcasters need a simple two or three studio station, a broadcast conglomerate building, or a large regional complex with multiple stations and dozens and dozens of rooms, then the Wheatstone Corporation
has them covered. The Company also offers engineering services in the field of hardware and software for the generation, control and distribution of multiple data signals over local and extended area digital networks.
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