Audioarts Consoles

Flexible. Affordable. Built to last.

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Need a small digital mixer for a big job? Or an analog console that will get you started in the LPFM world? Audioarts Engineering is the rock star of affordable mixers and consoles for production, news, podcasting, LPFM or web radio – or any combination of these -- because we make them compact, straightforward, and robust. Audioarts consoles and mixers are Wheatstone’s most prolific brand, owing their popularity to their small build and durable construction (no cheap switches for us). Anyone who has listened to radio for any length of time has no doubt heard an Audioarts radio console in action. That's how pervasive and powerful this product line is.

Audioarts consoles are built completely by us in New Bern, North Carolina. We fabricate our own designs, and we wouldn’t dream of using components that degrade audio. Because we use only the best, you can be sure that no corners have been cut to bring you our finest at a price that works for your budget. You can feel confident choosing from our selection of digital, networkable consoles, whether it’s for on-air, production, news or mixing in the field.

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Digital Audio Consoles

D-76 DIGITAL Radio Console

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The new D-76 console is based on the popular D-75 broadcast console, but has modern conveniences such as and a new, low-profile look. You will be amazed at just how capable, and familiar, this tabletop console is.

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Analog Audio Consoles

Small in size and price, big in usefulness. This console is ideal for LPFMs, podcasts, web streaming or remote applications requiring a simple low profile eight-channel board.

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All-in-one mixer for small spaces. The Air-1 is our most capable standalone console in a compact footprint yet.

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Great all around console with that little extra for any application. The Air-4 console proves that low cost doesn’t have to be synonymous with low quality.

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Bluetooth compatible with USB connectivity, this 16-fader console is ideal for smaller studios or newsrooms.

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Compact and versatile to the max. The R-55e radio console is pure function in a compact frame.

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LPFM. Going Pro.

LPFM B_Pro_1400You can’t be a professional football player without throwing around a few Wilson footballs.

In fact, the footballs that have passed from one NFL great to another have come out of Wilson’s Ada, Ohio, factory, where they’re stitched inside out, steamed and laced to exact specifications, and inflated to 13 psi before being sent off to play the game.

If you’ve just joined the broadcast big leagues and have acquired your first LPFM construction permit, you can guess where we’re going with this. In almost all cases, it’s better to go with a professional broadcast console than to try to get a music store mixer to pass as one.

 

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A professional broadcast board will give you logic buttons on each fader so you can stop and start sources. It’ll provide speaker muting that mutes monitor speakers when your mic is on, eliminating the possibility of feedback. A broadcast board will have a straightforward way to output programming to air and streaming at the same time, and a means for controlling an ON AIR tally light to alert others that you are currently on the air with a live mic. It won’t have too many controls that provide opportunities for your guest operators to do harm to your program. Nor will it require you or your weekend talent to have to figure out what bus assignment goes where.

It will give you a simple interface to the task at hand: broadcasting. Broadcast consoles are made to easily handle music from a PC and to cue up mics and listener calls, which is why the broadcast console is a much more intuitive work surface for most LPFMs.

On the other hand, sound reinforcement boards are made for live sound applications requiring lots of hands-on sound shaping of source feeds. With this come the many knobs and buttons for equalizing, filtering and mixing handfuls of feeds – all of which is going to cost in you complexity.

FM-25: Perfect Companion for LPFM

Wheatstone FM25-v3NAB 2015, Wheatstone introduced the new FM-25, a multi-band audio processor ideal for LPFM or other FM stations requiring basic spectral audio shaping and peak limiting control. It includes new intelligent two-band AGC technology — or iAGC — coupled to a multiband limiter and stereo generator. The combination provides automatic, real-time program density control for a consistent, spectrally-balanced sound regardless of density variations in incoming source material.

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LPFM and the Audio Arts

ARTxFM v2You know that good feeling you get when your significant other surprises you with tickets to a game or gets your Starbucks order right?

Well, here it is, in the form of a note from new LPFMer ARTxFM posted on our Facebook page:

We just LOVE our AudioArts Air 1 --- perfect starter board for our new LPFM - WXOX 97.1 FM Louisville!!!

Congratulations to Sharon Scott, Sean Selby, Tim Barnes and all the others at ARTxFM, on their new non-profit LPFM after three years of hard work and involvement in the Louisville, Kentucky, music community. We love your experimental music format, your shows and the fact that you’re out there in the community covering the music scene. We’re listening.

 

 

A Look Back: Audioarts and the Broadcast Niche

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Andy and Jay discuss the "niche" the broadcast industry represented for Audioarts in its early days.

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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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