The Airmate-8 has the usual stereo faders, stereo Aux send and return, monitor master with "follow phones" and a phones output with a split control function.
There is a balance control to continuously adjust the volume between main output and stereo Cue signal.
In addition, there is a special Radio On-air/production section featuring; Selfop switching to automatically cut control room level when the D.J. mic is active; a Clean feed output to also drive
an external Telephone Hybrid for talk shows and interviews, if you need more Hybrid channels than the 2 built in ones; a special announcer output that normally follows main output but can be
switched so that the main output, or any cue signal that is selected, can be heard when in the "follow phones" mode.
A large Talkback switch activates the built-in electret talkback microphone for easy communication with the Clean-feed output, Aux output and/or Announcer output.
Extremely popular low budget Radio-On Air console. Thousands of happy users.
- 8 Triple inputs with 6 balanced mic inputs with 3-band EQ
- 48V Phantom power
- 12 Stereo line inputs
- 2x USB and 2x telephone hybrid (RJ45)
- Fader start
- Aux pre or post
- Design: 19“, 8U
- Weight: 11 kg
Faderstarts and Cleanfeeds are standard
We designed the Airmate-USB to fulfill the requirements for a high grade low cost radio production mixer.
Built around well proven low noise circuitry, this console is the reliable workhorse for the self-op production D.J. that needs an internal Telephone Hybrid (2x) and
USB connection to the PC (e.q. for streaming to the web).
A heavy duty 19" rack mounted RF shielded chassis houses 8 vertical triple input modules giving flexibility rarely found in a mixer of this type.
Six input channels with high quality balanced microphone inputs on XLR and two stereo line level inputs on Cinch (RCA) connectors.
Every Mic input has an insert for signal processors.
And… every line level line B input can be converted into a phono (record player) channel by simply fitting an optional stereo R.I.A.A. equalized phono pre-amp.
Built in Telephone Hybrids
This new Airmate-USB model has 6 balanced mic inputs (+48 phantom is standard) with insert, 12 stereo line inputs, 2x USB and 2x Telephone Hybrids.
Channel 5 and 6 have Mic/Line and USB interface to transfer audio from and to your PC.
Channel 7 and 8 have, apart from the stereo line input, also RJ-11 connectors to interface with a POT (Plain Old Telephone) line and a Telephone appliance to dial the number you want to reach.
High quality built in Hybrids with R (trimmer on the surface) and C balance (switch on the surface) and direct Connection and Talkback buttons in the Hybrid channels makes a conversation with listeners very easy.
With the Telco Send (level to the caller) and Telco Gain (level coming from the caller) all levels can be easy adjusted.
But be always aware of the fact that the RC balance has to be adjusted once to create a clean telephone signal send and receive. The manual will give info about this pretty simple procedure.
The front panel ON switch is wired in series with the built in mechanical fader start enabling selection of start either by fader or hard start via the ON switch. Fader start generates in the Mic mode a Mic-on signaling to switch on ON-Air lights. There is a 3 band Equalizer on channel 1-6. The stereo Aux send can be set pre or post fader. All mic inputs have low cut jumpers.
A clean feed send is available for external analog and digital Hybrids.
Built in VoIP or Telco channels
We now have dedicated VoIP channels available for the AIRMATE-USB, or a combination of one TELCO module and one VoIP module. If you still want to use a classic analogue or digital Hybrid we have designed a cleanfeed output on pin 1-4 of the RJ11 connector. You can return the Hybrid signal on the line input of the VoIp module.
Please tell your dealer the combination you want.
VoIP | ISDN | GSM
If you would like to call with VOIP we can supply a pcb with all the VoIp
options on it that replaces the existing Telco module(s) for landlines.
You can do that for one or both Telco modules, whatever your choice is.
If you do not want a permanent VoIP solution you can use the
CISCO SPA112 as an interface between our 2 Telephone modules
and the Internet. And in case you have an ISDN connection in
your situation, we advice to use the Fritz Box type 7390 to
convert the ISDN into an analog line that can be connected directly
to the Telco modules of the Airmate-usb mixer. If you want to
connect the Airmate-USB to the GSM network just buy from a
third party this Musitel unit connect it to the Phone RJ11 socket
and you\'re set.
Now is the time to install your own production room
The Airmate-USB has the usual master controls such as stereo master faders, stereo Aux send and return, monitor master with "follow phones" and a phones output with a split control function. There is a balance control to continuously adjust the volume between main output and stereo Cue signal.
In addition, there is a special Radio On-air/production section featuring; Selfop switching to automatically cut control room level when the D.J. mic is active; a Clean feed output to also drive an external Telephone Hybrid for talk shows and interviews, if you need more Hybrid channels than the 2 built in ones; a special announcer output that normally follows main output but can be switched so that the main output, or any cue signal that is selected, can be heard when in the "follow phones" mode.
A large Talkback switch activates the built-in electret talkback microphone for easy communication with the Clean-feed output, Aux output and/or Announcer output.
The focal point in a production studio
The Airmate-USB is designed to be the focal point for local radio production work in the studio or at home. It’s comprehensive, yet understandable features make it the ideal companion for rapid on-the-spot radio programs.
Small, reliable and 19" rack mounting ideal for production rooms.
It can also double as an On-Air mixer or implemented in your own Internet Radio station.
If your budget is tight, it never becomes obsolete as it can revert to production use, if, at a later date you fit in a larger On-Air mixer.
|The ultra-compact XB-10 is perfect for small radio or internet broadcast studios, college and university radio stations, podcasting, content creation and more.
Despite its tiny footprint, XB-10 is packed with the kinds of specialised broadcast features that normally come at a much higher price. Radio-friendly tools include a telephone communication (telco) channel, mic channel ON switch sensing, stereo channel start/cue outputs for CD deck transport control and automatic muting of speaker outputs. A separate monitor mix can be created for operator and guest or presenter, and the operator can speak off-air to the studio or telephone callers using the ʽTalk' feature.
XB-10's preamps use low noise discrete transistor circuitry to achieve high gain and excellent linearity. Each mic channel comes equipped with our innovative CompACT compressor to keep the dynamic range of a presenter microphone under control. A variable limiter on the main output ensures that the final mix to air does not saturate expensive broadcast equipment.
The plug-n-play USB connection can be used for VoIP telephone calls, recording program material, playing jingles and more.
XB-10 comes with a full duplex USB soundcard built-in and many useful routing options for recording and broadcast applications.
XB-10 features a responsive 3-band, swept mid frequency EQ design which utilises MusiQ with optimised slope for a variety of sources.
A variable limiter ensures the level does not exceed a pre-defined level. Back panel option switches allow the limiter to be bypassed. A trim pot is used to vary the threshold and an LED on the front panel indicates when the limiter has triggered.
XB-10 features our ComPACT compressor on each of its mic channels. CompACT (Adaptive Compression Technology) is a program-dependent audio leveller. Unlike other compressors, which are effective only at reducing loud sounds, CompACT combines both downward and upward compression with peak limiting. Low level signals are given a gain boost, mid level signals are mildly compressed with a soft knee response, and high level signals are limited.
- 3 mic/line and 3 stereo inputs
- Telco channel with optional USB routing for VoIP
- CompACT compressors on mic channels
- ON switch logic on mic and telco channels
- Start/cue logic outputs on stereo channels
- Separate headphones mix and outputs
- Auto mutes on control room outputs
- Remote mute facility on mic channels
- Responsive 3-band, swept mid EQ with MusiQ
- Configurable USB stereo audio in/out
- XLR main outputs with inserts and variable limiter
- Aux / Alt bus for external processing, recording or auditioning
|A reliable and compact solution for domestic or small scale broadcast and audio needs
With the AIRLITE mixer you can now own a modern radio mixer for a very attractive price. This new hand built piece of precision equipment is the result of more than 44 years of experience at D&R. It is an intelligent mixer with an internal USB control section that speeds up daily use and includes a built in Silence Detector. It is a reliable workhorse for the self-op production D.J. with built in Telephone VOIP functionality. 4 in/out channels of stereo USB and 3 very low noise Mic inputs.
The AIRLITE, ideal for ON-AIR, Production and perfect for streaming to the web. The AIRLITE accepts and instantly controls a maximum of 4 in/out stereo channels from your Play-out software. It is built into a metal, heavy duty RF shielded, powder coated chassis, designed with elegantly rounded corners. Easily "drops” into your furniture to give that exciting and contemporary radio look. A strong powder coated front panel with reliable controls gives you access to a flawless performance.
MIC, LINE, USB and INTERNAL VOIP
The AIRLITE mixer has 3 balanced, phantom powered mic inputs with inserts for voice processors. Eight stereo line inputs, 4x USB channels and 1x Telephone VOIP channel. Only one physical USB connection is the interface to transfer 4 stereo audio channels from and to your PC plus all control data from the control section and the software meter application.
The VOIP Channel 8 has its own USB connector to be able to have your calls coming from another PC. Connection to a second USB connector on your main PC is of course also possible. Dedicated Talk back to the VOIP channel makes conversation with callers very easy. The Cue bus is also a communication buss, so the announcer can easily have a discussion with the caller outside the broadcast. Just hit the two related CUE buttons and you’re talking. There is a very musical 3 band Equalizer on channel 1-3. The stereo Aux send can be selected pre or post fader And all high quality low noise mic inputs have a high guality built in low cut filter.
STRAIGHT FORWARD MASTER SECTION DESIGNED WITH RADIO IN MIND.
The AIRLITE master section is designed for Radio. It houses all the master controls such as the stereo Aux send and return, Control Room Monitor (CRM), Announcer and a high level phones output. Auto Cue switches let both the Announcer and CRM output follow the Phones CUE selections. A CUE reset cancels all activated Cue selections.
Of course the Control Room Monitors are muted automatically to cut control room level when the D.J. Mic is active. A Studio output (announcer) that normally follows the main output can be routed by activating AutoCue in a way so any cue signal that is selected, can be heard when in this mode. Three Talk-back switches individually activate the built-in talkback microphone for communication to VOIP, Announcer and Aux outputs.
MIC LINE INPUT CHANNEL
The AIRLITE has an internal USB voice tracking bus that can be directly routed to a play-out system with Voice tracking capabilities, such as our AIRCAST software. The AIRLITE can also be used for production while ON-AIR when it is put into the NON-STOP mode. This NonStop switch routes the first USB channel directly to the main outputs.
The AIRLITE is designed to be the focal point for Internet radio production work in the studio or... at home. It’s uncluttered and clearly understandable features makes it the ideal companion for rapid on-the-spot radio programs. The AIRLITE is compact, reliable and ideal for production rooms. It can also double as an On-Air mixer or implementedas your own Internet Radio station. If your budget is tight this is the solution. And... it never becomes obsolete as it can be used as preproduction mixer, if, at a later date, you fit in a larger On-Air mixer. Every system unit has its own very efficient, switched mode external power supply.
AIRLITE USB CHANNEL
Every AIRLITE USB Channel accepts a stereo source from a play-out system such as our AIRCAST. Levels can be set by the gain control. Pre listening can be done by the CUE switch and the ON switch can activate tracks of the Play-out system. This can also be done by "faderstart”. The fader is controlling a high quality VCA so noise or scratching or any other noise caused is a thing of the past. In case you run a classic station with CD players, the USB input can be switched to stereo line. The CUE is also a communication us that allows callers on the VoIP channel to listen to the music nd DJ without being on-air.
There are four USB stereo in- and outputs available on the Airlite. The inputs are internally routed to channel 4 to 7 where the USB input of channel four is also routed to the Non-Stop switch. The USB outputs, seen as inputs on your PC, are connected to the Program output, Aux send, Voice track and Air-in. The Air In input can be connected to your external processing unit and in this way you can stream your processed signal direct to the Internet without the use of an extra soundcard.
Channel 8 of the AIRLITE mixer is a dedicated Voice Over Internet Protocol channel. (VoIP). Simply plug the dedicated Voip USB cable from the mixer to your PC and set up a connection with the software that is part of our package. You need to have a service provider that allows you to use VoIP for your telephone connections. A separate Gain control and VoIP send control let’s you tailor the levels. An incoming line can be pick up by the Conn button, prelistened to by the CUE switch and brought into your radioshow by the ON switch and Fader. If you still want to use an analog Hybrid, use the stereo Aux send as cleanfeed and return the signal in the VOIP channel with the input selector selected to Line. The internal built in Electret Talkback microphone can be routed to the caller outside the broadcast by activating the TB to VoIP switch.
USB CONTROL SECTION
On the right side of the AIRLITE mixer you see 16 illuminated (green/red) switches. These switches can be used to control functions in your Radio Automation such as starting jingle machines. Recording a voice track while ON-AIR is one of the possibilities. The USB control software, that is part of the package, can be easily programmed by yourself, to make radio even more exciting. Any switch can perform a function of your play-out software that you decide would be handy to control. Master controls can be found in the master section f or A nnouncer, Phones and CRM. When activating the Auto Cue for CRM and the Announcer, any selected CUE can be heard. As soon as the DJ mic opens the CRM mutes of course to avoid feedback TALKBACK to all important outputs is directly accessable on the right hand side. The NON STOP switch instantly routes the first USB stereo signal (channel 4) to the main outputs which makes the mixer available for production again.
POWER SUPPLY AND MORE
The AIRLITE is powered by an external heavy duty switched mode power supply. The control surface can be easily mounted inside furniture as a drop through unit with rounded off corners to make a nice fit. The front panel thickness is 2mm with a corner radius of 20mm. All in and output connections are on standard Jack / Cinch and XLR connectors. Power supply input is by way of a rock solid powercon connector.
The AIRLITE sends out control signals over USB, based on the HID protocol. T his a lso m eans t hat t he m ain o utput signals can be displayed on a TFT screen in a beautiful meter application. Program and CRM stereo signals are shown on a high resolution PPM. On the right side you se the status of various modes the console can be set. Modes such as ON-AIR 1 or 2, Non Stop mode, there is even a Silence detector built inside the consoles, that instantly activates the NON-STOP mode. Mic-On and CRM mute are also displayed. Channel input selection is displayed at the bottom of the TFT screen. At the same time this software application shows you a professional looking Radio
clock that is synchronized with your local PC.
||bal, 2kOhm, XLR. Phantom: 48 volt.
||- 128 dBr (A-weighted).(That 1510 mic pre)
||- 70dB min, OdB Max.
||Jack unbal. send 600 Ohm -10dBv.
|Aux Ret. :
||unbal., 10kOhm, Cinch.
||unbal., 10kOhm, Cinch.
||range of 40dB.
||4x Stereo in and 4x stereo out.
|Air input :
||- 10 dBV at 10kOhm.
|Aux ret. :
||- 10 dBv at 10kOhm stereo
|Fully compliant with USB 2.0 playback and record mode.
||4x Stereo and 4x stereo out.
|USB CONTROL SECTION
|16 free assignable illuminated switches based on the HID protocol.
|Dedicated USB connector for VoIP.
||+ 6dBu bal /XLR. -10dBv/Cinch
||+ 6dBu unbal. on Cinch.
|| 16-600 Ohm, Jack. (TPA 6120)
|| 116-600 Ohm, Jack. (TPA 6120)
|USB out :
|| Program/Aux/Voice track/Non Stop
||+ / -12 dB at 12kHz shelving.
||+ / -12dB at 1 kHz bell curve.
||+ / -12dB at 60 Hz bell curve.
||10 - 60.000Hz.
||< 0.01% max at 1 kHz.
|GPO/Mic On :
||reed relay. (24volt/50mA).
||16 segment leds.+ Software meter application.
|A software program is included in the delivery for programming the Control section. (Airlite Virtual Keyboard Mapper)
|Front panel thickness :
|Radius Corners :
|Drop through hole :
||450 x 350 mm
D&R Studio sign On Air light Mono Face, A perfect matching ON-AIR lamp for all our mixers. You can of course use the unit too for other brands.
We can supply you a perfect matching ON-AIR lamp for all our mixers.
You can of course use the unit too for other brands.
We call it ON-AIR Lamp but actually there is no lamp inside anymore, just everlasting high intensity red leds.
The unit is powered by a 12 volt DC 1A external power supply.
And what's more... no hassle with how do I connect this thing to my AIRMATE-USB/AIRENCE-USB/AIRLAB or AXUM.
No complicated high voltage AC switching with external relays etc. etc.
What you only need is one stereo cable (wired tip/ring) coming from the MIC-ON connector on the back of the AIRMATE/AIRENCE/AIRLAB console that goes directly hardwired to a terminal strip inside the ON-AIR LAMP. How easy is this for a change.
The power adapter will also be directly wired to the terminal strip inside the unit.
The power adapter (included in the delivery) will also be directly wired to the barrier strip inside the unit
- Can be operated directly as a standalone or in conjunction with D & R Airmate / Airance / Axum
- Cable and mounting holes on the back
- 12 Volt / 450 mAh
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 260 x125 x 65 mm
- Incl. power supply
|Allen & Heath XB-14² Compact Broadcast Mixer
The XB-14² by Allen & Heath is a broadcast mixer designed for self-operated broadcast applications in small radio and internet studios, as well as larger facilities with multiple rooms. It comes in a compact package and is packed with radio-friendly options usually found on large-format broadcast consoles.
This Mixer allows for an efficient and flexible workflow with features such as telephone-communication (Telco) channels, fader-start sensing, automatic muting of speaker outputs, stereo channel-start/cue outputs for CD deck-transport control, separate headphone mixes for guests, an audition bus, and more.
Separate monitor mixes can be created enabling the operator to check levels and cues without interfering with the listening sources of the presenter or guests. Using remote-interface connectors, mono channels can be remotely muted from studio-located mute or cough switches (available separately). In addition, the Talk to Guest switch allows for the operator to communicate off-air with guests, presenters, and telephone callers.
The audio circuitry of the XB-14² features four mic/line channels equipped with high-gain DuoPre preamps and 3-band EQs to help cut sibilance & mic popping, and 2-band EQs on stereo channels for use with music. The full-duplex USB sound card offers playback and record to & from a computer as well as voice over IP (VoIP), and is compliant with Mac & Windows core audio drivers.
Flexible Routing Options
- Audition/clean feed bus
- 3-band EQ on mono channels
- 4 mic/line and 4 stereo channels
- 2-band EQ on Telco/stereo channels
- 2 stage, padless pre-amp design
- Fader start sensing on mono channels
- Start/cue logic on stereo channel switches
- 2 Telco telephone communication channels
- USB connectivity to interface with PC/MAC
- Separate headphones mix for engineer/producer and 2 guests
- Vertically-mounted PCB construction with nutted rotary pots
- Aux and separate stereo busses for processing/recording
- Control room outputs with auto and remote mutes
- Remote mute facility on mic channels
- Balanced main outputs with inserts
- Input signal and peak metering
The four mono channels feature DuoPre technology which employs a two-stage design to control the input gain structure of the channel. The first stage provides 69 dB of gain for the signal at the XLR input. The second stage is activated by plugging the signal into the TRS line-input jack. This gain-staging eliminates the need for pad circuit & pad switch, and ensures that the signal remains in the optimum region of its dynamic range for lower noise and distortion.
The XB-14² is equipped with a stereo bi-directional sound card for playback, recording, or voice over IP (VoIP) to and from a computer. Its USB 1.1 audio codec is compliant with USB 2.0 ports and Windows & Mac core audio drivers.
Two Telco channels provide a selectable clean-feed output (L/R PGM, Aux or audition bus), variable high-pass and low-pass filters which are useful when a caller is connected via a low-quality telephone line, and a talk button that allows for communication with a telephone caller without the presenter\'s voice going to the program mix.
The mono mic/line channels feature fader-start sensing to control external devices or to automatically mute speaker outputs to prevent feedback. The stereo channels are equipped with start & cue logic outputs used for CD deck transport control. Mic/line input channels can be remotely muted using an external "cough" switch (available separately).
The XB-14² features individual vertically-mounted channel circuit boards with rotary controls fixed to the front panel using metal nuts. This robust construction allows for removing channels from the mixer one at a time and for easily changing faders, making servicing minimally disruptive.
- Four mic/line mono channels
- Four dual-source stereo channels and a total of up to seven stereo sources
- Aux bus for external processing, effects, recording or auditioning
- Mix B for recording an independent mix to the main program mix, or creating a clean feed source from selected channels
- Audition bus for auditioning or recording telephone conversations
- 27 logic I/O for remote control
- 15 configuration switches
- Output matrix with three headphone outs allows separate mixes for engineer/producer and two guests
- Talk button for off-air conversation with guests
- HPF and 3-band, swept-mid EQ on mono channels
- 2-band EQ on stereo channels
- Smooth-ride 100mm faders
- Auto-mute on control-room outputs
- XLR main outputs with inserts
- External-meter socket
- Input-signal and peak metering
||Mono Channel Mic Input (XLR): +6 to -63 dBu nominal / +17 dBu max
Mono Channel Line Input (TRS Jack Socket): +10 to -26 dBu / +30 dBu max
Insert Point (TRS Jack Socket): 0 dBu nominal / +21 dBu max
Stereo Input (TRS Jack Sockets): 0 dBu nominal (control = off to +10 dBu)
Stereo Input (RCA Phono Sockets): 0 dBu nominal (control = off to +10 dBu)
Telco Channel Input (XLR): +10 to -26 dBu / +30 dBu max
||PGM L/R Outpu(XLR): +4 dBu nominal / +25 dBu max
PGM Mono Output (RCA Phono): 0 dBu nominal / +21 dBu max
PGM L & R inserts (TRS Jack Sockets): -2 dBu nominal / +21dBu max
Aux Output (Jack Socket): 0 dBu nominal / +21 dBu max
Mix B Outputs (RCA Phono Sockets): 0 dBu nominal / +21 dBu max
Audition Outputs (RCA Phono Sockets): 0 dBu nominal / +21 dBu max
CRM Outputs (RCA Phono Sockets): 0 dBu nominal / +21 dBu max
Telco Output (XLR): 0 dBu nominal / +21 dBu max
|THD + N
||Mic In to PGM L/R Out: < 0.01% (0 dB Gain, 1 kHz, +10 dBu out)
Mic In to PGM Out: < 0.01% (30 dB gain, 1 kHz, +10 dBu out)
Line In to PGM L/R Out: < 0.01% (0 dB gain, 1 kHz, 0 dBu out)
Stereo In to PGM Out: < 0.01% (0 dB gain, 1 kHz, +10 dBu out)
|USB Audio Codec
||USB Audio In/Out: USB 1.1 compliant / 16-bit
Sample Rate: 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
||Mic Pre EIN @ Maximum Gain: -124 dBu (150 R Input Z, 22 Hz to 22 kHz)
PGM Out: < -100 dBu (PGM fader = 0, 22 Hz to 22 kHz)
Audition Out: < -100 dBu (mix B out = 0, 22 Hz to 22 kHz)
Aux Out: < -85 dBu (mono out = 0, 22 Hz to 22 kHz)
||Analog Headroom from Nominal (O VU) Outputs: 21 dB
Analog Headroom from Nominal (O VU) Mix Point: 24 dB
Headroom from Nominal (O VU): 14 dB
|Crosstalk / Attenuation
||Mono Fader Attenuation: -95 / -95 (dB relative to +10 dBu, 1 kHz to 10 kHz)
Mono ON Switch Attenuation: -95 / -95 (dB relative to +10 dBu, 1 kHz to 10 kHz)
TELCO Fader Attenuation: -95 / -95 (dB relative to +10 dBu, 1 kHz to 10 kHz)
TELCO ON Switch Attenuation: -95 / -95 (dB relative to +10 dBu, 1 kHz to 10 kHz)
Stereo Fader Attenuation: -95 / -90 (dB relative to +10 dBu, 1 kHz to 10 kHz)
Stereo ON Switch Attenuation: -95 / -95 (dB relative to +10 dBu, 1 kHz to 10 kHz)
PGM Fader Attenuation: -100 / -95 (dB relative to +10 dBu, 1 kHz to 10 kHz)
TELCO Clean-Feed Isolation from I/P: -55 / -40 (dB relative to +10 dBu, 1 kHz to 10 kHz)
Stereo Separation, L in to PGM R Out: -70 / -50 (dBr, 1 kHz to 10 kHz)
||Microphone In to PGM L/R Out: +0.5 / -1 dB, 10 Hz to 30 kHz (30 dB gain)
Line In to PGM L/R Out: +0.5 / -1 dB, 10 Hz to 20 kHz (0 dB gain)
Stereo In to PGM L/R Out: +0.5 / -1 dB, 10 Hz to 30 kHz
||100 - 240 V / 47 - 63 Hz
||T 10 A / 250 V / 20 mm
|Dimensions (W x H x D)
||15.2 x 4.1 x 18.3" / 385 x 103 x 465 mm
||16.5 lb / 7.5 kg