Wheatstone’s new LXE console is aimed at radio stations deep into IP networking.
The control surface is completely configurable with programmable switches, rotary controls, buttons, fader groups that can be operated across a network from different consoles.
Not surprisingly it is native to the WheatNet-IP network along with other AES67-compatible networks.
Wheatstone Systems Engineer Kelly Parker said, “Broadcasters kept telling us they needed a console surface that is more adaptable for all the applications they’re doing these days. By eliminating the usual hard-coded buttons and encoders and instead scripting out those capabilities much like we’ve done with our audio network, we can give them that.”
Individual channels include DSP, EQ, metering. The control surface features multiple OLEDs and up to 32 motorized faders. Wheatstone says, “LXE’s new GUI has prebuilt screens for metering, clocks, timers, dynamics, EQ, assigns, and more. All are touchscreen-accessible with gestures similar to those used on smartphones and other devices. And, the GUI is just as customizable as the LXE surface. Using Wheatstone’s exclusive ScreenBuilder-LXE software, users simply drag and drop objects and define their functions via a simple wizard interface.”
I/O runs the gamut: analog, S/PDIF, AES/EBU, MADI, AoIP, SDI and AES67. The LXE is available as a countertop, sunk or split frame.
IBC Stand: 8.A51