Who is Wheatstone?

Broadcast Tough 
Audio mixing consoles/surfaces. IP routing and control. Audio processors. Digital editing tools.

Wheatstone's products and studio systems are designed and built specifically for the demands of broadcasting. They cover a range from smaller single-station studios to large multi-studio, multi-station complexes with a million cross-points and dozens of mixers, talent stations, and elements connected across a region.

A MESSAGE TO OUR BROADCAST FRIENDS REGARDING COVID-19

Dear Friends,

We don’t know about you, but we’re experiencing a bit of whiplash here at the Wheatstone factory. In less than a week, we’ve gone from full-on NAB show mode and new product launches to the April show cancellation and now, restaurants and schools closing in order to contain coronavirus (COVID-19).

But we’re still here and you’re still there, and now seems as good a time as any to take a moment to update you on what we’re doing at Wheatstone:

  • First, we’re continuing to talk with broadcasters, manufacture our products, and support our customers, just as we always have.

  • And yes, just as we have this time every year, we’re going to be launching new products, only instead of a meet up in Las Vegas, we’ll be connecting with broadcasters through webcasts and virtual meetings.

  • Which brings us to this: We are scaling our AoIP technology to adapt to unprecedented changes in how stations operate. As stations send staff home, they can continue broadcasting uninterrupted from emergency home studios.

  • Our AoIP network and systems engineers are now on call to assist our customers with remote system setup, management, and troubleshooting.

  • Our technicians and product specialists continue to support broadcasters from seven locations in every time zone in the U.S. and to work closely with our technical partners around the globe.

  • We continue to add inventory items to our online parts store, so essential spare cards, subassemblies, modules and other Wheatstone backup components are immediately available as needed.

  • We are fully adhering to federal, local and state health and safety guidelines related to the containment of COVID-19.

  • We are protecting the health and well-being of our staff and their families. Those who can are working from home. We are maintaining a small crew at the factory to ship products and provide support services as needed.

  • We are diligently monitoring component availability across the globe to keep our inventories at satisfactory levels in order to maintain a steady supply of essential products.

 

Finally, we’d like to say that we recognize you are on the frontlines of these uncertain times.

And we want you to know that Wheatstone is fully committed and prepared to do whatever it takes to keep you on the air doing what you do best. Our entire staff wishes you and yours good health and all the best during this time.

Sincerely,
Your Friends at Wheatstone

THE WHEATSTONE STORE IS OPEN!

Here you can purchase spare modules and components for your Wheatstone, Audioarts, PR&E, and VoxPro products. 

NAB Show Canceled for April. Kickoff Webinar Still On.

The 2020 NAB Show has been canceled due to public health concerns. We regret we won't be seeing you in person, but we are working on ways to preview all the new products we've been working on via virtual presentations.

The first is this a webinar we will be participating in on Saturday April 18, starting at 12 noon EDT/ 17:00 GMT. Wheatstone is partnering with The Elenos Group, Xperi, and the Society of Broadcast Engineers to bring NAB to you! We'll be covering new trends and products.

Registration is open now and it's free. Register now by clicking here or on the photo below. 
 
Alternate NAB Webinar Promo
 

Wheatstone Wins an Emmy Award for Work on the Development of Audio over IP!

Wheatstone is the proud recipient of a 2020 Emmy award, along with the AES and five technology partners, for its work in the development of AoIP, leading to the AES67 standard. 

An awards ceremony was to be held at the 2020 NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV but has been postponed. EMMY

Audioarts DMX WheatNet-IP Console

DMX16 RH 3QTR HIGH 3000pxWBThe DMX console’s mix engine provides direct connectivity into the WheatNet-IP audio network, a complete ecosystem of consoles, talent stations, I/O units, accessories and virtual tools used in radio stations around the globe.

The console’s mix engine includes a built-in 5-port Ethernet switch. No external switch is required to create or join an existing WheatNet-IP system, making DMX one of the more affordable entry-level IP audio networked consoles on the market.

Learn More about the Audioarts DMX Console

L-Series L-16 and EQ Module

L-16

Please extend a warm welcome to the L-16, the latest addition to our L-Series line of control surfaces, along with an optional EQ module for all L-Series consoles. 

AOIP. FROM HERE TO THE CLOUD.

AoIP From Here To The Cloud

 

Virtualization or cloud access is a very good example of what can happen when we combine AoIP with enterprise technology.

Currently, there are a number of cloud service providers, each with unique APIs, service level agreements and cost structures. The critical components of cloud systems include IP connectivity and supervisory software to manage access to virtual machines, which is fairly mature and in use by enterprises today.

But for broadcast purposes, we need to add two other critical components to that list:

• Audio encoding for bandwidth optimization
• AoIP control for system operation and management

Wheatstone has AoIP appliances for the WheatNet-IP audio network that include these critical components. With these additions, broadcasters can transport high-quality programming as well as the routing and control critical for full studio operation between sites.

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE

VIRTUALIZATION BEGINS HERE

TownsquareGlass

Virtualization began when we replaced sound cards with audio drivers, which effectively let us network audio with control functions together. Inside every WheatNet-IP audio driver are virtual general-purpose logic I/Os that can be queried by automation scripts and routed along with audio signals to perform control functions.

At the same time, we put mixing as a service on the network.

I/O BLADE units that make up the WheatNet-IP audio network have two stereo 8x2 internal mixers, each of which can be used as a source or input to the system and therefore are very useful for grouping several mics to a single output, talkback, or other purpose.

These and other AoIP developments led the way to virtual mixers and an assortment of UIs now hanging off the network. Some WheatNet-IP audio network interfaces are simple standalone virtual consoles, others are tapthrough screens on a tablet, and still others are physical consoles with soft buttons that can be changed as easily as any virtual UI. Wheatstone offers them all, and what we haven’t created yet, broadcasters can create themselves using our ScreenBuilder app.

READ THE ENTIRE STORY

Video Spotlight: 365 days of studios from around the world

Customer appreciation tour 2018/19, put together by our Jay (Ken Burns) Tyler when he was perusing his photo collection and discovered just how prolific Wheatstone is in the broadcast world. See yourself in this video? If not, there's still time to get Wheatstone installed and be in next year's!

Cool Wheat

These are some of our coolest, latest products. Click below to learn about each.

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Where Scripters Meet

Are you a ScreenBuilder or ConsoleBuilder power user? Register and log onto our Scripters Forum. This is a new meeting place for anyone interested in developing new screens and workflows for our WheatNet-IP audio network. Share scripts, screen shots and ideas with others also developing virtual news desks, control panels, and signal monitors.

You’ll find documents, starter scripts and a whole knowledge base available to you for making customized screens like those pictured.

Click to register for our Scripters Forum (it's free)

ScreenBuilderRebuild

Stay up to date on the world of broadcast radio / television.
Click here to subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

RADIO AUDIO CONSOLES

Wheatstone is all about radio. Cool consoles and mixers. Intelligent audio IP studio networking and routing. PR&E Consoles. VoxPro recording and editing. AM and FM on-air processors that rock both loud AND clean.

TV AUDIO CONSOLES

When you think of TV audio, you think of Wheatstone. Our consoles are the control centers for the finest facilities in the world. WheatNet-IP audio networking is becoming THE standard for interconnect.

AUDIO PROCESSING

Only Wheatstone offers processors with the surgical precision of 31-band processing! Sound shaping for FM, AM, HD, television, webcasting, podcasting, mastering or live audio.

VOXPRO AUDIO RECORDER & EDITOR

For live, on-air recording and real-time editing, there's no better solution than VoxPro.

READ WHEATSTONE'S PRIVACY POLICY

Site Navigations