WEBSTATION WEB-PODCAST ON-AIR MIXER

introduction


With the Webstation you can now own a modern broadcast mixer for a very attractive price.  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  radio look. Build with a strong powder coated front panel for durability and it is the result of more than 48 years of experience at D&R's research and development  departments.
 

features

  • Six dual inputs

  • 2 band EQUALIZER

  • Windows / Mac compatible

  • Built in auto Silence detector

  • 3 USB in/out channels for Play-out software

  • 2 Mic inputs, switchable 48 volt Phantom

  • Play out USB control section for 12 jingles

  • CRM and Phone outputs

  • Built in VoIP functionality

  • Internal NON STOP switching

  • Extra Cleanfeed output for external Hybrids

  • Bi directional Cue communication buss

  • Incoming VoIP phone calls visible on screen

  • Ideal for Production, Voice tracking, On-AIR


The 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, the Cleanfeed output can be connected 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 and also includes all data from the control section and the software meter application. The VoIP Channel 6 is at the same time 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. High quality low noise mic inputs with built in low cut filters and software switchable phantom powering on board.
 

mic/line channel

usb connection

VoIP

master section

The 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 colors, activate the CRM mute module and

program the Studio Remote.

Additionally if you want your Phantom power on

or off this is individually programmable per channel. 

All personal settings can be stored (write) and

loaded (read).

backpanel

The Back panel houses:

 - XLR connectors for your microphones.

 - Cinch connectors for line level input

   sources and outputs.

 - A jack MIC ON connector to activate

   your ON-AIR light.

 - A USB connector for interfacing with

   your play- out software.

 - The power supply connector.


 

The Webstation is powered by an internal lownoise heavy duty switched mode power supplythat accepts AC voltages between 85voltand 264 volts and has a standard Euroconnectorwith fuse on the back of the

frame.

The control surface can be easily mounted insidefurniture as a drop through unit.

All in andoutput connections are conveniently madeon standard Jack / Cinch and XLR connectors.

mic line

The Webstation has an internal USB voice tracking bus that can be directly routed to a play-out system with Voice tracking capabilities.

A very low noise mic input, followed by a 2 band equalizer, drives a smooth running fader controlling a stereo VCA.

 


The faderstart is

electronically detected 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 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 Webstation is designed for ON-AIR Internet radio production work in the studio or at home.

usb

Every Webstation USB Channel can accept a stereo source from a play-out system.

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 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. 

There 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.

 

The USB outputs, seen as inputs on your PC, are connected to the Program output and Voice track bus.

VoIP

Channel 6 of the Webstation mixer is a dedicated Voice Over Internet Protocol channel. (VoIP).
Simply set up a connection, for instance with SKYPE.
 

A separate Gain control and VoIP send control let you adjust the send and return levels.

 

An incoming call 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 telephone hybrid, we have added an extra cleanfeed output on the back of the console to feed an external hybrid and return the signal into 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.

control

In the control SECTION 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 jingles or 
Recording a voice track while ON-AIR. 

 

The USB control software can be easily programmed to make radio even more exciting.

Any switch can perform a function of your play-out software.

Thre are controls 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. 

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.

personalize

Also the master section has various options to fine trim the mixer to your needs.

This all can be done within the software that you can always download for free on our Wiki-page. This software will always be the latest up-to-date version.

There are settings that adjust the Silence Detection with parameters for Threshold, Interval time and the source.

 

You can even program the switch colors you personally like. Also the CUE bus can be set to behave interlocking, which means that when you select another CUE the  earlier selected CUE automatically switches off.

 

Don't let the simple lay-out fool you, there is much going on beneath the front panel to make your life easier as DJ!

The modules can be easily programmed to your personal needs by way of activating specific mixing desk functions in the software.

All 6 modules have their own page, where you can program Cue reset enabled by Mic, Line, USB, Fader, On, Fader + On.

The MIC-ON bus (for your ON-AIR light) can be enabled by Mic, Line or USB.

A great feature is the ability to program your own switch colours, activate the CRM mute module.
Additionally if you want your Phantom power on or off individually programmable per channel this can also easily done.

 

metering software

The 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

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.

Apple OSX compatible

specs

INPUTS

Mic input:: bal, 2 kOhm, XLR  ,48 volt Phantom.

Noise       : - 128 dBr (A-weighted).

Sensetivity : - 70dB min, OdB Max.

Insert : unbalanced 10kOhm -10dBv.

Line inputs : unbal., 10kOhm, Cinch.

Gain : range of 40dB.

USB : 3x Stereo in and 3x stereo out.

Fully compliant with USB 2.0
playback and record mode.
3x Stereo in and 3x  stereo out.


 

Frequency response :: 10 - 60.000Hz.

Distortion : < 0.01% max at 1 kHz.

GPO/Mic ON : Opto FETS. (24volt/50mA max).

Led bars : Software meter application.

DIMENSIONS

Left-Right : 350 mm

:Front-Back  315 mm

Height : 30 to 90 mm

Frontpanel thickness : 2 mm

Radius Corners : 20 mm

Weight : 8kg.

Drop Through hole : 320 x 295 mm

EAN Code : 7436917138155


OUTPUTS

Left/Right : 0 dBu unbal. on Cinch.

CRM : 0 dBu unbal. on Cinch.

Headphone : 32-400 Ohm, Jack.

USB out : Program/Voice track/VoIP

EQUALIZER

High : + / -12 dB at 12kHz shelving.

Low : + / -12 dB at  60 Hz shelving.
 

CONTROL SOFTWARE

A software program is included in the delivery for programming the Control section (Webstation Virtual Keyboard Mapper) and internal mixer settings.


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NL-1382GS, Weesp

The Netherlands

 

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Phone: +31 (0)294 418014

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