Audio Processing

FM, AM, Mic & Internet Audio

New For 2014

Wheatstone Audio Processing

Deliver sound so good, you can feel it. Bring it on with Wheatstone's ultra high resolution Vorsis processors for voice, AM, FM on-air or streaming. Sound that's loud, yet detailed. Only Wheatstone offers processors with the surgical precision of 31-band processing for audio detail that sings! It’s the Vorsis advantage and it's all inside: brilliant highs, articulate vocals, bold bass…ambience. If you need sound shaping for FM, AM, HD, television, webcasting, podcasting, mastering or live audio, this is the place.


Wheatstone Takes Five Industry Awards at NAB 2014!

Five Awards!

Wheatstone introduced some exciting new products at NAB 2014, and it appears that the industry noticed! Wheatstone was presented with an unprecedented five Best of Show awards for its BLADE 3, L-12, SG-192, Dimension Three, and Series Four products.

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NAB 2014 Video: New Wheatstone Radio Products

New Radio Products Video

In this video, shot in our booth on the show floor at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas, Wheatstone's Jay Tyler gives you a first hand view of Wheatstone's incredible new BLADE-3s and other great new gear.

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Automated Processing and Sourcing Good Program Material

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Wheatstone's processing experts discuss the ability to send any needed command from an automation system to Wheatstone's processors via our Automation Control Interface. They also talk about how staffing problems have impacted stations' ability to source good program material.

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We asked some of our folks to go on camera and simply talk to each other. We think you'll like what they had to say... unrehearsed and unscripted.

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Wheatstone Around the Globe

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Wheastone is a truly a WORLD leader in audio gear for broadcast. Here are several recent images submitted by happy global customers!

Here is Rudy Gurson of Lille 99.8, Lens 101.9 and Arras 90.3, France, with his new LX-24 console!

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Processing for Podcasts

ProcessingForPodcastsStory200How aggressive should you set the processing for podcasting? Our audio engineer Mike Erickson says just enough to raise the audio above any ambient noise for listeners who don't have noise cancelling headphones, but not so much that you remove all trace of quality for those who are downloading low bitrate podcasts.

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Interesting Happenings in Zürich

ZurichOur Switzerland dealer, Markus Stocker with Media Engineering, reports on this cool new installation...

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Digital MPX + RDS/SCA = Wheatstone Processors

baseband192RDS has been a good friend to radio. So has SCA. Which is why we couldn’t in good conscience exclude SCA and RDS from the digitized process.

Years ago when we considered the eventuality of MPX over AES between the processor and the FM exciter, we designed our audio processors with the unheard-of 192kHz sampled baseband to include all our friends: FM, RDS and SCA up to 67kHz carrier frequency.

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Time Lapse of Complete Studio Install

AgileInstall200Here's an excellent time-lapse video of the installation of new studios at SYN (Student Youth Network) in Melbourne, Australia! Those consoles are Audioarts IP-12 control surfaces, networked via Wheatstone's WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network. The installation was managed by Wheatstone's Australian dealer, Agile Broadcast.

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Apps for Your Smartphone or Tablet

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To kick off the New Year, we asked our engineers to suggest some of the cool apps they use on their smartphones and tablets. Here are a few.

AudioTools is a very capable audio generator/analyzer app for iOS devices. The basic version includes a sound level meter, audio generator with white/pink noise, real-time analyzer, level meter, oscilloscope, and speaker polarity tester. Paid upgrades will get you even fancier and more sophisticated testing tools like an impulse response analyzer and a distortion analyzer. A hardware interface is available but not required.

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Processing for PPM


Check those levels. PPM signals embedded in your program material could fall below the threshold so your station isn’t heard by Portable People Meters that track your listenership.

Does audio processing have an affect on PPM ratings? You bet it does, according to our audio engineer Mike Erickson. 

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It's All in the Baseband

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Steve Dove had some interesting observations on new developments in the all-digital baseband link between Wheatstone processors and major FM exciters. 

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In the Mailbag

EnvelopeWhen you work with some of the best in the industry, sometimes it's easy to forget why they're good at what they do...

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M-1 Mic Processor Hams it Up

Amateur Radio Station NA6MWe get a lot of interesting emails at Wheatstone. But this one, addressed to Jay Tyler from ham operator Mark Stennett, NA6M, who also happens to be Vice President of Engineering for Univision Radio, was different.

It came with a cool audio clip of a ham operator in Barbados commenting on Mark’s signal resulting from his use of our M1 mic processor. Oddly enough, the guy who coded the M1 mic processor algorithm is a ham operator (our Minister of Algorithms himself, Steve Dove, W3EEE), as is our systems engineer Scott Johnson (KS3J), support engineer Mike Erickson (W1WHN) and our technician Stephanie Weil (KC2TJB).

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Have You Heard? AirAura X3 Version 3.6.7 is Available.  

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The processing golden ears at Wheatstone have declared the newest software version for their flagship AirAura X3 audio processor a keeper, sending it on its way to radio stations everywhere.

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Mt. Rushmore Has It. VP-8, That Is.

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You've got to wonder. What do stations in Arbitron market 275 – the last ranked market in the United States in recent books – use for audio processing?

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Your Digital Reality Check


Digital, like certain politicians, needs a reality check every now and then. As an industry, we tend to expect more out of digital than it can possibly deliver. It's easy to do because digital signal processing has been a good friend to us. But let's be clear here. The all-digital air chain can't solve all our problems any more than our politicians can. It can't add frequencies where there aren't any and nor can it make up for crummy source material.

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