The Aura8-IP3 Audio Processing BLADE brings two of Wheatstone’s core technologies together: Vorsis Ultra-High Resolution Audio Processing and the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network.
Merging these technologies in a single product provides a convenient and cost effective way to bring access to audio processing wherever you need it on your WheatNet-IP network.
The Aura8IP occupies a single rack space, but packs an impressive complement of eight fully independent Vorsis™ multi-band stereo audio processors.
- 8 complete Vorsis multiband processors, each with
- 4-band parametric equalizer
- 3-way crossover
- 3 compressors
- 3 limiters
- Final lookahead limiter
- Two 8-channel utility mixers
- 4 AES digital inputs on RJ-45 and “D” connectors
- 4 stereo analog inputs on RJ-45 and “D” connectors
- 4 AES digital outputs on RJ-45 and “D” connectors
- 4 stereo analog outputs on RJ-45 and “D” connectors
- Can be used standalone or as part of a WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network
Each processing chain consists of a 4-band parametric equalizer followed by a crossover and three bands of compression. The compressors each feed their own limiters, whose outputs are then fed to a broadband lookahead limiter for tight peak control. The Aura8IP has its own local I/O, with four stereo pairs of AES Digital audio and four stereo pairs of analog line level audio in and out, and can function as a standalone processing engine. Because it’s a BLADE, it can also instantly configure itself as part of a new or existing WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network, making its processing power available throughout that network.
The Aura8IP is configured and controlled over Ethernet using a laptop or desktop computer. Included with the unit is Wheatstone’s acclaimed “GUI Lite” software, which allows easy setup of the processing using familiar, straightforward controls. Also available is a more sophisticated control interface called “GUI Pro,” which provides access to every individual processing parameter for expert-level adjustments.