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Wheatstone M4-IP3 VOICE PROCESSOR

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Description

Four announcers, one rack unit and four mic processors that are accessible from anywhere in your WheatNet-IP network. That pretty much sums it up for the M4-IP3 BLADE-3, a four-channel DSP-based voice processor with four completely independent channels of high quality voice processing.

M4-IP3 BLADE-3 Overview

NOTE: This is the new M4-IP-3 built as a BLADE-3.

An original BLADE version of the M4-IP is still available. You can find the original version by clicking here. 

The M4-IP3 BLADE-3 combines four high-quality microphone preamps, four channels of Vorsis embedded microphone processing, and a WheatNet-IP BLADE interface, allowing you to place four microphone inputs anywhere in your WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network (although it also works just fine as a standalone processor). The preamps and processors are accessed and controlled from any point on the network via its Windows-based GUI.

The M4-IP3 is a great way to maximize your investment in on-air talent by combining four mic processors into a single rack space, accessible from anywhere.

The M4-IP3 microphone processor is equipped with four matched Super-Quiet (SQ) microphone preamplifiers featuring extremely low noise floor, very wide dynamic range, faithfully accurate transient response, and ruler flat frequency response. Operating in harmony with high quality 24-bit A/D converters and a 96kHz base sample rate, the M4-IP3 adds absolutely no undesired coloration to the signal and faithfully preserves the sound of any microphone and talent combination. It also features a four-section equalizer with high and low shelving EQ and two bands of fully parametric EQ, high and low pass filters, and de-esser and expander functions.

The M-4IP3 also features four analog stereo line-level outputs, ideal for feeding headphone amplifiers associated with talent or studio monitoring systems, and four stereo AES digital outputs.

The signal path of the M4-IP3 includes four completely independent channels of Wheatstone’s smooth-sounding Vorsis dynamics processing. Adjustable from anywhere on your network the M4-IP offers the security of password protected TCP/IP-based remote control and no front panel controls.

Like all WheatNet-IP BLADE-3s, the M4-IP3 BLADE-3 is AES67 compatible.

Wheatstone-designed Equalization

Based on great-sounding designs built for Wheatstone’s high performance professional audio applications, the M4-IP’s equalization section operates predictably and adds no noise, ringing, phasiness or other undesirable coloration to the sound.

Wheatstone-designed Dynamics Processing tools

A high performance and fully adjustable downward expander, de-esser, and smooth sounding broadband compressor and selectable low distortion final Lookahead limiter round out the M4-IP to create powerful and authoritative presence to production or on-air microphones.

Processing Presets

A variety of ready-to-use factory processing presets are provided, carefully tailored for different processing goals and formats. You can select a factory preset, confident that it will sound great just as it is. Or use a factory preset as a starting point and create a custom sound for each announcer, then save the new settings as a personalized user preset. In a facility with multiple microphone processors, presets saved in one unit can be easily copied to the others.

Wheatstone Talent Control Interface

The Wheatstone Talent Control Interface software can reside on an air studio/control room PC and gives talent the ability to recall presets from any Vorsis microphone processor without allowing processing adjustments.

All parameters of the M4-IP3 are controlled using the included Windows-based GUI. Voice talent can activate his or her own personal sound at the press of a button using the Talent Control Interface, a special GUI designed for preset recall only.

Video

Steve Dove introduces you to the award-winning M4-IP microphone preamp/processor from Wheatstone. (Video courtesy of Radio magazine.)

M4-IP3 Features

  • Extremely high performance microphone preamplifiers with 48V phantom power
  • Four completely independent processing channels
  • Four stereo analog line level outputs
  • Four stereo AES outputs.
  • AES67 compatible
  • All digital, field proven Wheatstone-designed advanced processing algorithm
  • Phase Scrambler to correct asymmetrical voice waveforms
  • High- and low-pass filters
  • Fully adjustable downward expander
  • Precision de-esser sibilance controller
  • Four-bands of EQ: low-frequency shelving, two-band parametric, high-frequency shelving
  • Broadband compressor
  • Final precision peak limiter – can be defeated if desired for lower latency
  • TCP/IP-based remote control from anywhere via M4-IP Remote Control Software
  • Talent Control Interface software for preset recall without processor control
  • Password controlled access and control-less front panel for keeping settings secure
  • Front panel metering of input and output levels
  • Colorful OLED display
  • Requires only one rack space

Recommended Applications:

  • AM Analog
  • FM Analog
  • FM HD
  • AM HD
  • Television
  • Webcasting
  • Podcasting
  • Mastering & Production
  • Live Sound

Additional information

Weight 7 kg
Dimensions 50 × 60 × 10 cm