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Designed to meet the exacting demands of radio production, the Airmate-12 mixer is the ultimate choice for self-operating DJs.

With an internal two Telephone Hybrid and USB connection to your PC for seamless web streaming, the Airmate-12 ensures professional-grade performance every time.

Featuring the extra options like VoIP, RIAA and an AES output, the Airmate-12 offers unparalleled versatility.

The Airmate-12 boasts eight input channels, each equipped with high-quality balanced microphone inputs on XLR, along with two stereo line-level inputs on Cinch (RCA) connectors.

What's more, each Mic input includes an insert for signal processors, while every line-level input can easily be transformed into a phono (record player) channel with the optional stereo R.I.A.A. equalized phono pre-amp.

And now, with the ability to connect our Studio Remote unit to the Airmate-12, you can take your radio production to new heights of excellence.

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Front Airmate-USB 12


  • Microphone Inputs: 10 balanced mic inputs with +48V phantom power and insert.

  • Line Inputs: 12 stereo line inputs.

  • USB Connections: 2

  • Telephone Hybrids: 2


Channel features:

  • Channels 5 and 6: Equipped with Mic/Line and USB interface for seamless audio transfer to and from your PC.

  • Channels 7 and 8: RJ-11 connectors, in addition to stereo line inputs, allowing interfacing with a POT and a Telephone appliance for direct dialing.


Telephone hybrids:

  • High-quality built-in Hybrids ensure clear communication with listeners.

  • Direct Connection and Talkback buttons on Hybrid channels facilitate easy conversation.

  • Telco Send: Easily adjustable level to the caller.

  • Telco Gain: Easily adjustable level from the caller.


Additional features:

  • VoIP: Available on channels 7 and 8 for enhanced connectivity options.

  • Fader Start: Initiated from the ON switch or FADER, activating ON-AIR lights simultaneously.

  • Equalizer: 3-band equalizer available on channels 1-10.

  • Stereo Aux Send: Configurable as pre or post fader.

  • Mic Inputs: Equipped with low-cut jumpers.

  • Clean Feed Send: Available for external analog and digital Hybrids.

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USB connectivity:

  • The Airmate-12 features two USB connectors on its back panel, enabling seamless control of your USB channels directly from your computer. Upon connection, your computer will detect the Airmate-12 as a new USB device, ensuring hassle-free integration into your setup.


Flexible channel options:

  • Alongside standard POT channels, the Airmate-12 offers the option to include VoIP channel(s). When opting for VoIP channels, the RJ11 connector is replaced with a USB connector, allowing easy connection to your computer using any VoIP software.


Standardized connectors:

  • All input and output connections of the Airmate-12 utilize standard XLR, Cinch, and Jack connectors, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of audio equipment and accessories.

XLR connector
RCA connector


VoIP channel(s)

  • Dedicated VoIP channels:

    • Dedicated VoIP channels are available on channels 11 and 12 of the Airmate-12, or you can combine one TELCO module with one VoIP module for added flexibility.

  • USB connectivity:

    • When you include a VoIP channel, you will receive a USB connector in place of the RJ11, allowing you to connect your VoIP channel to your computer and use it with any VoIP software available.

  • Flexible usage:

    • With the USB connection on the back of the VoIP board, you can also use this channel as a normal USB channel, giving you maximum flexibility in your broadcasting setup.

  • Maximum USB channels:

    • With the addition of a VoIP channel, you can have a maximum of 4 USB channels in total on your Airmate-12, ensuring that you have all the connectivity you need for your broadcasting needs.

  • Analog or digital hybrid compatibility:

    • If you prefer to use a classic analog or digital Hybrid, the Airmate-12 features a cleanfeed output on pins 1-4 of the RJ11 connector, allowing for seamless integration with your existing setup.

  • Expandability:

    • You can add this option to your mixer at a later time by purchasing the VoIP board directly from our webshop, ensuring that your Airmate-12 remains up-to-date with the latest features and capabilities.

Digital output upgrade

You can now enhance your Airmate-12 with digital outputs for full digital transmission.

The master AES/EBU XLRs can be used as your digital input and output, enabling seamless digital connectivity to the transmitter or other broadcast devices connected to the Airmate-12.



  • Digital connectivity:

    • The master AES/EBU XLRs can now be used for digital input and output.

  • Back panel connections:

    • Two 3-pin male XLR connectors on the back panel can now provide balanced digital AES/EBU standardized output signals.

  • Flexibility:

    • The second XLR (female) can be used to accept digital AES/EBU signals, offering even more flexibility in your setup.

  • Analog signal availability:

    • Analog audio signal is always available on the two jacks located above the left digital XLR output, ensuring that you have all the connectivity you need for your broadcasting needs.

Please note: before production of the mixer, it is imperative to know that this option cannot be added at a later date.

                     This is because the mixer requires different types of master and telco boards.

RIAA Pre-Amp upgrade

You also have the option to add a RIAA pre-amp board to all six balanced Mic Input channels (channel 1-10) on your Airmate-12 unit.



  • Connectivity:

    • Connect an old-fashioned record player to the mixer and bring back the nostalgia of the good old times on a new day piece of broadcast equipment.

  • Available for purchase:

    • RIAA pre-amp boards are available for purchase on our Radiowebshop.

  • Easy installation:

    • Straightforward to connect to the mixer.

    • You can easily install them yourself on one of the boards.

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Studio Remote unit

The Studio Remote is the ultimate solution for addressing your communication needs between the studio and presenter area. Specifically designed as a remote and communication interface, it seamlessly connects the mixing console with the announcer or guest.

Featuring a headphones amplifier and a cough/communication button, the Studio Remote is the perfect solution for both announcers and guests, providing unmatched convenience and functionality.

Please note that the Studio Remote can be used without any problems with our current version (v.11) of the Airmate mixer. If you already own an Airmate unit and wish to add the Studio Remote to your setup, we recommend contacting D&R first. They will provide you with the necessary information and guidance to ensure seamless integration of the Studio Remote with your Airmate mixer.



Standard features:

  • The Airmate-12 is equipped with standard stereo faders, stereo Aux send and return, and a monitor master with "follow phones" functionality, ensuring precise control and monitoring capabilities.

  • A headphones output with split control function further enhances monitoring flexibility.


Balance control:

  • Adjust the volume balance between the main output and the stereo Cue signal continuously with the balance control feature.


Radio on-air/production section:

  • Self-op Switching: Automatically cuts control room level when the D.J. mic is in use, ensuring seamless operation during live broadcasts.

  • Clean Feed Output: Provides a clean feed output that can drive an external Telephone Hybrid for talk shows and interviews, expanding your connectivity options beyond the 2 built-in Hybrid channels.

  • Special Announcer Output: The special announcer output normally follows the main output but can be switched so that the main output, or any selected cue signal, can be heard when in "follow phones" mode, offering unparalleled monitoring flexibility.


Built-in talkback microphone:

  • 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, ensuring clear and effective communication during live broadcasts and productions.

Airmate-12 technical specifications


  • Mic inputs:

    • Type: Balanced, 2kOhm, XLR

    • Phantom Power: 48 volt

  • Noise:

    • Rating: -122 dBr (A-weighted)

  • Sensitivity:

    • Minimum: -70dB

    • Maximum: 0dB

  • Insert:

    • Level: -10dBv in/out

  • Line inputs:

    • Type: Unbalanced, 10kOhm, Cinch

  • Gain:

    • Range: 40dB

  • Phono inputs:

    • Type: Unbalanced, 47kOhm, 5 mV

  • 2 track return:

    • Level: -10 dBV at 10kOhm

  • Aux returns:

    • Level: -10 dBV at 10kOhm (stereo)



  • Fully compliant with USB 2.0 playback and record mode.

  • HID Functions: Volume/Mute



  • RJ-11 connectors for phone line/dialler

  • Mix Minus rejection @1kHz: -60dB.



  • Left/right:

    • Level: +4 dBu balanced, XLR

  • Monitor/aux:

    • Level: +4dBu unbalanced on Cinch

  • Cleanfeed/announcer:

    • Level: +4dBu, Jacks

  • Tape output:

    • Level: -10dBv unbalanced, Cinch

  • Headphone:

    • Impedance: 16-600 Ohm, Jack

  • Announcer:

    • Impedance: 16-600 Ohm, Jack



  • High:

    • Adjustment: + / -12 dB at 12kHz shelving

  • Mid:

    • Adjustment: + / -12dB at 1 kHz bell curve

  • Low:

    • Adjustment: + / -12dB at 60 Hz bell curve


  • AES/EBU digital stereo output and AES digital 2 track input plus existing analog outputs on 2 jacks.

  • RIAA pre-amp on line input B for phono cartridges

  • VoIP

  • Studio Remote Unit



  • Frequency Response: 10 - 60.000Hz

  • Distortion: < 0.009% max at 1 kHz

  • Start Switch: Reed relay

  • Ledbars: 21 segment

  • Power Consumption: 30VA


Stereo jack connector to internal opto coupler (MIC ON):

  • Connector: Stereo jack

  • Coupler: Internal opto coupler (24volt/50mA max.)

  • Function: The opto coupler switches between tip and ring of the stereo jack (Tip is shorted to the ring)



  • Left-Right rack-mountable (722mm width).

  • Front-Back: 356mm (8HE).

  • Height: 105mm.

  • Space below front panel: 20mm for tabletop.

  • Weight: 14 kg.

  • For Drop-through mounting (on top), cut a hole of 590 x 335 mm.

  • For Drop-through mounting (milling), cut a hole of 622 x 355.15 mm with a radius of R=20 and a depth of 2mm.


60890272 AIRMATE-12 - 2xTELCO

  • EAN Code: 7444704137137

60890241 AIRMATE-12 - 2xVoIP

  • EAN Code: 7444704137151

60890241 AIRMATE-12 - 1xTELCO+1xVoIP

  • EAN Code: 7444704137151

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