A VoxPro Update, And A AES67 Compatibility Spotlight


Wheatstone has a new software release for its VoxPro recorder/editor, the digital audio editing system used in broadcast studios and newsrooms worldwide for live recording and editing of call-ins, interviews, and spots.

At the same time, the company is once again partnering with other vendors in the IP Showcase at IBC2018 in Amsterdam to demonstrate AES67 compatibility and IP audio networking.

The new VoxPro version 7.1, now available, features smarter hotkeys, customizable shortcuts and improved file naming and importing functions. VoxPro is designed specifically for broadcast applications and includes advanced features such as Auto-Import, Auto-Record, EZ-Export, Automatic Gain Control, networked file access, and customizable folders.

VoxPro is known for its VoiceSlip feature that automatically handles host/caller talk-over, as well as its GapBuster feature, which can remove silence from interviews and phone calls in seconds. Also unique to VoxPro is its controller with scrub wheel designed specifically for real-time recording, editing and playback on the air, the control keys of which are mapped to specific functions in the software for exceptionally fast recording and editing without requiring a mouse.

In addition, users now have access to more hotkeys at one time and can route hotkeys to individual faders (input strips) on the studio console plus color-code them based on 32 different colors for faster recall.

Meanwhile, Wheatstone is again partnering with other vendors in the IP Showcase at IBC to demonstrate AES67 compatibility and IP audio networking in radio and television environments. Wheatstone is the manufacturer of the WheatNet-IP system, an AES67 compatible IP audio network designed specifically for broadcast purposes that is in use by major U.S. and global broadcast operations.

As part of the IBC IP Showcase, which will be held in room E106/107during the conference, Wheatstone will demonstrate its audio network and AES67 compatibility in an overall system based on SMPTE ST 2110 standards.

SMPTE ST 2110 defines AES67 as the audio element in the transition to IP.

The demonstrations will show interoperability using SMPTE ST 2110 and SMPTE ST 2022-7 standards and AMWA NMOS specifications (IS-04, IS-05 and IS-06) in live production, contribution, and playout workflows.

Wheatstone is one of more than 50 vendors working together to demonstrate real-world IP interoperability.

Wheatstone’s WheatNet-IP audio networking system will also be on display at Wheatstone stand 8.C91 during IBC2018 in Amsterdam.