D & R WebstationOn-Air and Production console
With the Webstation you can now own a modern broadcast mixer for a very attractive price
A reliable and compact solution for domestic or small scale broadcast and audio needsINTRODUCTIONWith the Webstation you can now own a modern broadcast mixer for a very attractive price. This new and handbuilt piece of precision equipment is built around proven low noise circuitry. It is an intelligent mixer with an internal USB control section that comfortably enhances daily use and even has a built in silence detector. It is a reliable workhorse for the self-op production D.J. There is a built in Telephone VOIP functionality, 3 in/out channels of stereo USB and 2 very low noise Mic inputs. The WEBSTATION is ideal for ON-AIR, Production work and perfect for streaming to the web. The WEBSTATION accepts and instantly controls a maximum of 3 in/out stereo channels from your Play-out software. It is built into a heavy duty metal RF shielded chassis. Easily “drops” into your furniture to give that exciting and contemporary radio look. Built with a strong powder coated front panel for durability and it is the result of more than 45 years of experience at D&R.MIC, LINE, USB and INTERNAL VOIPThe WEBSTATION mixer has 2 balanced, phantom powered mic inputs with inserts for voice processors. Six stereo line inputs, 3x USB channels and 1x Telephone VOIP channel. If you want to connect an analog phone line a Cleanfeed output is provided to connect to an external Hybrid. Only one physical USB connection is the interface to transfer 3 stereo audio channels + VoIP signal from and to your PC plus all control data from the control section and the software meter application. The VOIP Channel 6 is also routed to the main USB connector. Talk back to the VOIP channel is by pushing both "Mic CUE" and "VOIP CUE" to make conversation with callers very easy prior to broadcasting. The Webstation has a very musical 2 band equalizer. All high quality low noise mic inputs have a built in low cut filters.
STRAIGHT FORWARD MASTER SECTIONThe WEBSTATION’s modules can be easily tailored to your own needs with the included software program page shown below. All 6 modules have their own page, where you can program Cue reset enabled by Line, Mic, Fader, On etc. The Mic On busses (for your ON-AIR light) can be enabled by Line or Mic or USB. A great feature is the ability to program your own switch colours, activate the CRM mute module and program the Studio Remote. Additionally if you want your Phantom power on or off individually programmable per channel this can also easily done. All settings can be stored(write) and loaded (read)MIC LINE CHANNELThe Webstation 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. A very low noise mic input, followed by a 2 band equalizer, drives a smooth running fader controlling a stereo VCA. The fader start is electronically detected by the control voltage generated by the fader. The Webstation can also be used for production while ON-AIR when it is put into the NON-STOP mode. The NON-STOP switch (located in the master section) routes the first USB channel (3) directly to the main outputs. It does this automatically when the internal silence detector detects silence. The CUE switch is also a communication system to easily talk to callers from outside. The ON switch and the fader have “faderstart” capabilities if required. Your personal settings for modules and master can stored in software. The Webstation is designed for ON-AIR Internet radio production work in the studio or at home.USB CHANNELEvery Webstation USB Channel can accept 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 controls a high quality stereo VCA. If you run a classic station with CD players, the USB input can be also switched to accept stereo line signals. The CUE is also a communication bus that allows callers on the VoIP channel to listen to the music and DJ when its CUE is activated without being on-air.USB ROUTINGThere are three USB stereo in- and outputs available on the Webstation. The inputs are internally routed to channel 3 to 5 where the USB input of channel three is also routed to the Non-Stop switch when activated. So your station never sleeps even if you are sleeping. The USB outputs, seen as inputs on your PC, are connected to the Program output and Voice track bus.VOIP CHANNELChannel 6 of the Webstation mixer is a dedicated Voice Over Internet Protocol channel. (VoIP). Simply set up a connection, for instance with SKYPE or any other provider that offers telephone services over the Internet. It needs to be a service provider that allows you to use VoIP for your telephone connections. A separate Gain control and VoIP send control let you adjust the send and return levels. An incoming line can be picked up by the Conn button, pre-listened by the CUE switch and brought into your radioshow by the ON switch and/or Fader. If you want to use an Analog or digital Hybrid, we have added an extra cleanfeed output on the back of the console to feed an external Hybrid and return the signal in the line input of your VOIP channel with the input selector selected to Line. The DJ Mic can be routed to the caller outside the broadcast by activating the CUE switch in both Mic and VoIP input modules. All in all a very convenient way to make life radio with your callers.USB CONTROL SECTIONOn the right side of the Webstation mixer you see 12 illuminated (green/red) switches. These switches can be used to control functions in your Radio Automation software such as starting jingle machines. Recording a voice track while ON-AIR is also possible. The USB control software, included as part of the package, can be easily programmed to make radio even more exciting. Any switch can perform a function of your play-out software that you decide to control. Master controls can be found in the master section for Phones and CRM. When activating the Auto Cue for CRM any selected CUE can be heard. As soon as the DJ mic opens, the CRM mutes to avoid feedback but only if CRM auto Cue (auto deactivate) is set to ON. The NON-STOP switch instantly routes the first USB stereo signal (channel 3) to the master outputs which makes the mixer available for (pre) production again.
POWER SUPPLY AND MOREThe Webstation is powered by an internal heavy duty switched mode power supply that accepts AC voltages between 90volt and 264 volts and has a standard Euroconnector with fuse on the back of the frame. The control surface can be easily mounted inside furniture as a drop through unit. All in and output connections are conveniently made on standard Jack / Cinch and XLR connectors.SOFTWAREThe Webstation sends out control signals over USB, based on the HID protocol. This also means that the master output signals can be displayed on a TFT screen (not supplied) in a beautiful meter application. Program and CRM stereo signals are shown on a high resolution Peak Program Meter On the right side you see the status of various console functions. Indicators such as NON-STOP mode, Silence detection, Mic-On and CRM mute. Channel status and input selection is displayed at the bottom of the TFT screen (not supplied). At the same time this software application shows you a professional looking Radio clock that is synchronized with your local PC and an NTP time server.
INPUTS Mic inputs: bal, 2kOhm, XLR. Phantom: 48 volt. Noise: - 128 dBr (A-weighted).(That 1510 mic pre) Sensitivity: - 70dB min, OdB Max. Insert : unbalanced 10kOhm -10dBv. Line inputs: range of 40dB. Gain : range of 40dB. USB : 3x Stereo in and 3x stereo out USB Fully compliant with USB 2.0 playback and record mode. mode. 3x Stereo and 3x stereo out. USB CONTROL SECTION 16 free assignable illuminated switches based on the HID protocol. VoIP CHANNEL Uses USB processing for VoIP processing. OUTPUTS Left/Right: + 6dBu unbal. on Cinch. CRM/Aux : + 6dBu unbal. on Cinch. Headphone : 32-400 Ohm, Jack. USB out : Program/Aux/Voice track/Non Stop EQUALIZER High: + / -12 dB at 12kHz shelving. Low: + / -12dB at 60 Hz shelving OVERALL Frequency response: 10 - 60.000Hz. Distortion: < 0.01% max at 1 kHz. GPO/Mic On : Opto FETS. (24volt/50mA max) Ledbars : Software meter application CONTROL SOFTWARE A software program is included in the delivery for programming the Control section (Webstation Virtual Keyboard Mapper) and internal mixer settings DIMENSIONS Left-Right : 350mm Front-Back : 315mm (8HE) Height : 30-90mm. Front panel thickness : 355mm (8HE). Radius Corners : 20mm Weight : 8kg. Drop through hole : 320 x 295 mm
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