Excellence in Broadcast

Wheatstone Mix Engine Blade-3s

Brand: Wheatstone

A Mix Engine BLADE-3 houses all the DSP processing power for an individual radio control surface and distributes the four stereo PGM buses, four stereo AUX sends, per-channel mix-minus feeds, monitor outputs, and other bus signals to the network. Once on the network, bus signals are available as sources and destinations anywhere. This creates an extremely flexible system in which program outputs from one surface can be sources on any other surface; for example, a news mixer’s program bus can be brought up as a source on the air studio surface. While the IP88E doesn’t house audio I/O, it does include 12 universal logic (GPIO) ports for interfacing various external switches, indicators and devices for control purposes.

They are AES67 compatible for use with other AES67-compatible devices and signals in the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network.

Mix Engine BLADEs are required for all Wheatstone IP consoles and are available in specific configurations for each. Console Audio BLADEs combine I/O and Mix Engine for our smaller consoles for use in compact installations where extensive I/O is not required. For mid to larger installations, the mix engine is either included with the console or purchased separately, allowing you to tailor the I/O to your specific requirements.


  • True IP connectivity: Includes DSP processing
  • 12 universal logic ports (GPIO) on 2 RJ-45 connectors
  • AES67 compatible
  • Front panel headphone jack
  • OLED front panel display with graphical menu
  • One Gigabit Ethernet port

Click here to see a Blade and WheatNet overview