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Looking for an extremely reliable radio console that perfectly balances features and operational simplicity? Look no further than the Airlab-DT.

Its analog, digitally controlled signal path offers the best of both worlds, ensuring reliability under any condition.

With over 950 units deployed in the field, the Airlab-DT has established itself as the go-to centerpiece for many studios.

Its direct accessible control surface, combined with intelligent, instantly resettable digital functions, allows for easy customization to station requirements.

With the use of a personalized chip card holding all important functional data, it can even be tailored to individual preferences.

The welded steel frame can accommodate up to 16 triple input modules, including Telco or VoIP modules (up to 16), along with the master section featuring script space.

Additionally, there's a Control Module available for Play-out system control via USB, taking up just 2 positions.

Featuring electronically balanced main outputs and a majority of connectors on balanced XLRs, the Airlab-DT ensures top-notch performance every time.

features

Custom configuration: 

• Featuring 16 module positions, the Airlab-DT allows you to create your own custom configuration

  tailored to your specific requirements. Whether you need EQ, USB, AES, TELCO, VoIP or our

  Control Module, the Airlab-DT has the flexibility to accommodate your needs.

 

Modern design for versatile use:

• With its modern Drop-Through design, this console is perfect for both production and On-AIR use.

 

Exceptional flexibility and control:

• Equipped with Program and Sub busses, as well as a bi-directional Cue communication buss,

  the Airlab-DT offers exceptional flexibility and control.

 

Convenient accessibility and reliable performance:

• All channel remotes are conveniently located on stereo jack sockets, providing ease of use and

  accessibility. Start/Stop switching is handled by isolated reed relays, ensuring reliable

  performance.

 

Peace of mind during critical broadcasts:

• For added reliability, both ON-AIR 1 and 2 outputs feature isolation by relays, providing peace of

  mind during critical broadcasts.

 

Seamless compatibility and ease of use:

• The Airlab-DT sends out control signals over USB, utilizing the HID protocol for compatibility and

  ease of use.

 

Precision monitoring and control:

• Additionally, software metering is available as a free download on our Wiki-page, allowing you to

  monitor your levels with precision.

 

Effortless setup and access:

• With software-controllable setup, you can easily store your preferred configurations on a

  ChipCard, ensuring quick and effortless access to your settings whenever you need them.

the modules

input EQ

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Versatile input options:

As the name suggests, the Airlab-DT triple input module combines a Mic input with two stereo line inputs.

 

USB module:

When you choose the USB module, the line A|B switch and its associated LED are not active anymore. There is only a choice between MIC and USB.

 

Digital module:

In the case of a digital Module, the line inputs become AES-3 in/out, and Line B is also not active anymore. There is only a choice between MIC and AES-3.

Mic gain control:

Apart from the gain control, we have built in a front panel accessible trimmer to determine the mic gain range.

 

Additional features:

A low-cut filter can be activated by a jumper on the PCB. The mic input is located at the back of the console on female XLR connectors.

The Airlab-DT is equipped with linear 100mm faders controlling high-quality "THAT" VCA's, another high-end industry standard.

 

Flexible start functionality:

Start can be activated with the fader or ON switch, depending on which is activated first. Start can be software configured so that switching is from line A or line B.

 

Intelligent cue control:

Similarly, the Cue switch is under software control, avoiding impossible settings.

telco

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Versatile telco module:

The Airlab-DT frame has the possibility to be loaded with up to 16 Telco modules, providing unmatched communication flexibility.

 

Effortless alignment:

Thanks to an ingenious Mix-Minus system, alignment is only necessary during installation, saving you time and hassle.

 

Straightforward design:

The Airlab-DT Telco module features a straightforward design, making communication incredibly easy.

 

Side tone adjustment:

The first control is the front panel accessible R BAL trimmer for side tone adjustment, only necessary during installation, ensuring optimal audio quality.

 

Outgoing signal control:

The Telco Send knob controls the outgoing signal to the caller, with the signal coming from the PROGRAM or SUB bus. The line input can be switched to a balanced XLR input connector to accept an external (digital) hybrid, providing added versatility.

 

Enhanced intelligibility:

A separate input gain control with High Pass and Low Pass filters can be used to enhance intelligibility, ensuring clear communication.

 

Flexible signal routing:

The SUB and PROGRAM assign switch routes the signal to both outputs if needed, offering enhanced flexibility and control over your broadcasting setup.

VoIP

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Versatile VoIP integration:

The Airlab-DT has the possibility to be loaded with VoIP modules, providing you with versatile communication options.

 

Simplified design:

With a VoIP PC board built-in, the R-BAL and TRIM controls are not present, streamlining the design for seamless integration.

 

Flexible connectivity:

When a VoIP module is installed, one of the RJ-11 connectors is replaced by a USB connector, while the other RJ-11 connector has a clean-feed signal on pin 1 and 4. This allows you to connect an external analog or digital Hybrid to a landline or GSM Hybrid.

 

Intelligent cue functionality:

When CUE is active in the VoIP module, the caller is connected to the CUE bus and also to the engineer's talk-back. However, the signal does not go ON-AIR yet as the fader is down, ensuring smooth operation during broadcasts.

 

Remote control option:

It is possible to connect both the Cue and On switch to a remote unit, allowing a director to control the broadcast with ease.

USB

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Versatile USB integration:

The Airlab-DT has the possibility to be loaded with USB modules, offering versatile connectivity options.

 

Centralized USB connectivity:

An USB connector in the master section is via an internal HUB connected to the USB modules, as chosen in your configuration. A maximum of 4 USB modules is possible with this HUB.

 

Expandability:

If you need more USB modules, each extra USB module will have its own USB connector on the backside of the unit, allowing for easy expansion of your setup.

 

Data transfer:

This USB connector also transfers the Meter data and all switch control data from the Control Module, ensuring seamless integration and control.

USB cable

DIG

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Expanded connectivity options:

The Airlab-DT has the possibility to have an optional AES output, providing you with enhanced connectivity options.

 

Digital AES output:

When you choose the AES module(s), we will mount digital male XLR outputs in Spare 2 and 3, giving you the Main Program output signal and Sub output signal on the backside of the console.

 

Easy installation:

Please be informed that this option needs to be mentioned during your purchase to ensure proper installation.

 

High-quality audio:

The digital AES-3 stereo input supports a wide range of sampling frequencies from 32kHz to 96kHz, ensuring high-quality audio reproduction.

AES/EBU

master

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Comprehensive control:

The master module is divided into three sections, each offering versatile control options.

 

Tape send controls:

The first “module” houses the TAPE SEND controls, which selects the feed to the tape output. This could be either the SUB output signal or the AUX output signal.

 

Stereo aux master:

The Stereo Aux master controls the outgoing Aux signals from the input modules, providing precise control over your audio output.

 

Talk-back to aux:

A Talk-back to AUX switch is provided for seamless communication.

 

Control room monitor section:

The lower part of this “module” houses the Control Room Monitor section, which can be fed by an EXT(ernal) stereo input, the stereo Aux output, a stereo ON-Air signal, or the stereo SUB output signal.

 

Priority switching:

All selections have LED indicators, and the lowest positioned switch has priority over the input selectors positioned directly above, ensuring smooth operation and reliable performance.

control

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Enhanced control options:

There is an optional Control Section Module (2 positions) available to directly control all the functions of your play-out system.

 

Seamless integration:

Imagine 16 instant access buttons for jingles and/or station advertisements. Scroll through your playlist, start and stop music, voiceovers controlled directly from the mixer surface, and many more free programmable functions for most play-out systems.

 

Customizable functionality:

A HID protocol is part of the delivery, allowing you to program your own functions and pushbutton signaling, ensuring seamless integration and enhanced control over your broadcasting setup.

module inputs

Airlab channel backpanel

Unified input connector panel:

All Channel modules use the same input connector panel, featuring balanced XLR inputs and RCA/Cinch connectors that are unbalanced, providing versatile connectivity options.

 

USB module integration:

In the case of a USB module, the two Line input XLR's are not present but internally connected to the USB hub. Additionally, the remaining RCA's are not active anymore on USB modules.

 

Enhanced functionality:

The INSERT is for voice processors, providing enhanced audio processing capabilities.

 

Seamless start functionality:

The Start jack sends out signals from the fader/On start, ensuring smooth operation during broadcasts.

 

Remote communication:

The REMOTE jack is for our Studio Remote unit to communicate, offering enhanced control and functionality.

 

Mic insert:

The INSERT is a mic insert that can be used for voice processors, providing additional flexibility and control over your audio setup.

master outputs

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Signal routing:

All outputs receive the same signal that is selected by the input selection switches, or the Program output signal when no switch is activated, ensuring consistent and reliable signal routing.

 

Studio output:

The Studio output has a mute LED indicator that lights up when the output is muted, providing clear visual feedback.

 

Instant communication:

All three outputs have a direct Talkback access switch for instant communication between the control room and presentation area, ensuring smooth and efficient communication.

 

Cue buss:

The Cue buss is the main communication buss in the console. When a listener calls the station, by pushing the Cue switch of the Telco module, you have him or her directly on the control room monitors, ensuring seamless communication and quick response times.

When configuring your Airlab-DT console, you have the flexibility to choose the number and type of jack and XLR inputs/outputs on the back plate to suit your specific needs.

We understand that not every configuration requires the same inputs and outputs. In places where there will be no jack or XLR, we will provide these holes with a seal at the factory.

memory chipcard

chipcard

One of the standout features of the Airlab-DT console is its ability to customize internal settings and save them to a personalized chip card for instant reset.

Customizable internal settings:

With the Airlab-DT, you can program a wide range of internal settings, including:

  • Module set as DJ mic input

  • Module set as Announcer mic input

  • Module set as Studio mic input

  • Start/Stop plus Pulse/Continue per module

  • Cue start active

  • External remote

  • Timer start pulse per module

 

Endless possibilities:

These are just a few examples of the settings you can customize. With the Airlab-DT, the possibilities are endless, allowing you to tailor your console precisely to your needs and preferences.

 

Instant reset:

Once you've programmed your desired settings, you can save them to a personalized chip card. This allows for instant reset, making it easy to switch between different configurations as needed.

 

Seamless workflow:

Whether you're setting up for a DJ, an announcer, or a studio session, the Airlab-DT's customizable settings ensure a seamless workflow and optimal performance every time.

software

Airlab-meter software
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Introducing the advanced control capabilities of the Airlab-DT console:

USB control and metering:

The Airlab-DT sends out control signals over USB, based on the HID protocol. This allows for seamless integration with your digital workflow.

 

TFT meter application:

With the Airlab-DT, you can display the main output signals on a TFT screen using a beautiful meter application. Both Program and Sub stereo signals are shown on a high-resolution PPM (Peak Programme Meter).

 

CRM speaker monitoring:

Additionally, a smaller separate stereo meter on the right-hand side of the meter application shows all signals heard through the CRM (Control Room Monitor) speakers, providing comprehensive monitoring capabilities.

 

Professional radio clock:

At the same time, this software application shows you a professional-looking radio clock that is synchronized with your local PC, ensuring accurate timekeeping during your broadcasts.

 

Easy software installation:

All software needed for these features can be downloaded for free from our Wiki-page.

On this page, you will always find our up-to-date software versions, ensuring that your Airlab-DT console is always running the latest software for optimal performance.

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If you want to run the AIRLAB-DT with Apple's OSX, let us know before ordering.

We need to make a small change in the hardware.

play-out software

that supports the control section of the Airlab-DT

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Aircast 

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Enco

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Aeron

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MAirlist

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Station Playlist

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Myriad 5

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Proppfrexx

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Caliope

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Power Studio

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Omni Player

play-out software - freeware

that can work with our keyboardmapper

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Zara Studio

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PlayiT

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Radio DJ

D&R Keyboardmapper

makes your freeware play-out software work with the Airlab-DT

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Keyboardmapper

remote studio solution

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Cleanfeed

Airlab-DT technical specifications

INPUTS

  • Mic input:

    • Balanced 2kOhm

    • 128dBr (40dB gain range plus 30dB of trim range)

  • Line input:

    • Balanced 10kOhm

    • ±20dB gain range

  • Telco input (XLR):

    • Balanced 10kOhm

    • 0dBu nominal

  • COMM mic input max. gain:

    • 1kHz 85dB

  • Line input max. gain:

    • 1kHz 80dB

 

OUTPUTS

  • Left/Right:

    • +6dBu electronically balanced (transformer balancing is an option)

  • Sub:

    • +6dBu electronically balanced

  • All other outputs:

    • +6dBu unbalanced

 

PERFORMANCE

  • Frequency response:

    • 20-20.000 Hz ±0.5dB

  • Harmonic distortion:

    • 0.035% (VCA in, 2nd harm)

  • Cross talk:

    • Less than -90dBr

  • Noise:

    • -86dBr

  • Headroom:

    • +22dB internal, 16dB on outputs

  • Mix-Minus rejection:

    • @1kHz -60dB

  • Channel fader attenuation:

    • 1kHz, 100dB

 

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

  • AIRLAB-DT:

    • 26 kg / 57.2 Lbs

  • Drop through mounting hole dimensions:

    • 775mm x 415mm (width x depth)

  • Helicopter view dimensions:

    • 825.00mm x 455mm

  • Front thickness:

    • 3 mm

  • Corner Radius:

    • R 20

  • Height:

    • Front: 80mm

    • Backside: 190mm

  • EAN Code:

    • 7436917139107

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