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AIRLITE-USB

More than 500+ installations

 Retail Price € 1.595,-- excl. VAT


Aircast installed and up and running. I'm re-fitting the ferry fm studio for it's 21st Birthday - Aircast and Airlite mixer was the perfect solution for their stations needs.

Paul, UK


The functionality is immense!  I will look forward to when I can afford your Aircast software so that I may add that versatility. Until then...

Thank you for a wonderful product,

Peter, USA

 

I received my AIRLITE USB. WOW! Great and I have a good look and play .

I am using RADIOLOGIC DJ with the Airlite on a mac. Having read the manual and watch the videos so many times before it arrived made setting up quite easy.

Everyone who has seen and used the Airlite USB is very impressed, as am I.

Well done. Brilliant!

I must say, the manual is very well written and easy to follow.
Thanks. All the best, Bob, USA

 

Just a quick note to let you know that the Airlite USB is working amazingly well.

We now have two and will be purchasing another two in the next couple of months as we are expanding - we are only using Airlite as our main on-air mixers.
Best Wishes,

Ben, UK


Hello, I am currently using your Airlite USB mixer,
a fantastic piece of equipment that has massively helped us grow.

 

Fresh Coventry & Warwickshire, UK


I recently purchased the AIRLITE-USB + AIRCAST

I am very satisfied, a nice piece of equipment.

 

Ferry Maat DJ


Netherlands

 

D&R Frontpanel Airlite

MIC, LINE, USB and INTERNAL VOIP


The AIRLITE mixer has 3 balanced, phantom powered mic inputs with inserts for voice processors. Eight stereo line inputs, 4x USB channels  and 1x Telephone VOIP channel.
If you want to connect to an analog phone line a Cleanfeed output is available for connection to an external Hybrid.
Only one physical USB connection is the interface for transferring  4 stereo audio channels from and to your PC, plus control data from the control section and for the meter application.

The VOIP Channel 8 has its own USB connector to be able to have your calls coming from another PC. Connection to a second USB connector on your main PC is of course also possible. Dedicated Talk back to the VOIP channel makes conversation with callers very easy.
The Cue bus is also a communication buss, so the announcer can easily have a discussion with the caller while ON-AIR.

Just hit the two related CUE buttons and you’re talking.

And... when a call comes in your attention is instantly drawn by a clear signal to be seen on the Meter screen.
There is a very musical 3 band Equalizer on channel 1-3.
The stereo Aux send can be selected  pre or post fader.
And all high quality low noise mic inputs have a high quality built in low cut filter.

SMART MODULE PROGRAMMING


The AIRLITE modules can be easily tailored to your own needs as you can see on the software program pages shown below or in the manual.

All 8 modules have their own page  where you can program Cue reset enabled by line, Mic, Fader, On etc.

You can even decide if you want 10dB fader gain or not.
Both ON-AIR busses 1 and 2 can be enabled by Line or Mic.

 

You can even  program your own switch colors, activate the CRM mutes per module and program the  Studio Remote and if you want your Phantom on or off individually, this is programmable per channel.

GPIO functions have the following states;

  - Continuously

  - Pulse by ON

  - Pulse by OFF

  - Pulse by ON/OFF

 

And... all settings can be stored (write) and loaded (read), see the software pages below that indicates all its possibilities.

The manual gives of course more detailed info on this subject.

STRAIGHT FORWARD MASTER SECTION

DESIGNED WITH RADIO IN MIND

The master section is designed for Radio. It houses all the master controls such as the stereo Aux send and return, Control Room Monitor (CRM), Announcer and a  high level, low impedance, phones output.

Auto Cue provides both the Announcer and CRM outputs to follow the CUE selections. CUE reset cancels all activated Cue selections.

Of course the Control Room Monitors are muted automatically to cut control room level when the D.J. Mic is active.

 

A Studio output (announcer) that normally follows the main output can be routed by activating Auto Cue  in a way any Cue signal that is selected can be heard.

 

Three Talk-back switches individually activate the built-in talkback microphone which has its own gain control for communication to VOIP, Announcer and Aux outputs.

Talkback can also take place to all outputs at the same time.

 

The NON STOP button at the top of the design routes USB channel 4 to the program output when activated.

Airlite software page
Airlite software page
Airlite software page

SMART MASTER PROGRAMMING

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

Above you see the software pages that can be loaded and give you an overview of its possibilities.

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

There is also a section to invert the GPO 1 and GPO 2 triggering outputs and its various states.

On other software pages you can program the switch colours you personally like.

Also the CUE bus can be set to behave interlocking, which means that when you select another CUE the  earlier selected one automatically switches off.

AIRLITE Module

MIC LINE INPUT CHANNEL

The AIRLITE  has an internal USB voice tracking bus that can be directly routed to a play-out system with Voice tracking capabilities, such as our AIRCAST software.

A very low noise mic input, followed by a musical equalizer, drives a smooth running fader that controls a stereo VCA.

As a result noisy faders will never happen in this design. Also the fader start is electronically detected by the control voltage generated by the fader.

 

The AIRLITE can also be used for production while ON-AIR when it is put into the NON-STOP mode.

This Non-Stop switch (located in the master section) routes the first USB channel directly to the main outputs. It does this also automatically when the internal silence detector detects silence (parameters can be set in the software).

 

The CUE switch is also a communication system to easily talk to callers outside the broadcast.

 

The ON switch and also the fader have “fader start” possibilities when needed.

 

A software configuration manager is part of the delivery to configure your personal settings for modules and master.

 

The AIRLITE is designed for ON-AIR Internet radio production work in the studio or at home.

Airlite USB module

AIRLITE USB CHANNEL

 

Every AIRLITE USB Channel can accept a stereo source from a play-out system such as our AIRCAST.

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 fader is controlling a high quality stereo VCA.

In case you run a classic station with CD players, the USB input can be switched to stereo line.

 

The CUE is also a communication bus that allows callers on the VoIP channel to listen to the music and DJ without being on-air.

 

USB ROUTING

 

There are four USB stereo in- and outputs available on the Airlite.

 

The inputs are internally routed to channel 4 to 7 where the USB input of channel four is also routed to the Non-Stop switch.

 

The USB outputs, seen as inputs on your PC, are connected to the Program output, Aux send, Voice track and Air-in.

 

The Air-In input can be connected to your external processing unit and in this way you can stream your processed signal directly to the Internet without the use of an extra sound card.

If you are looking for a streaming service have a look here

Airlite VOIP module

VOIP CHANNEL

 

Channel 8 of the AIRLITE mixer is a dedicated Voice Over Internet Protocol channel. (VoIP).

 

Simply plug the dedicated VoIP USB  cable from the mixer to your PC and set up a connection, for instance with SKYPE or any other  provider that offers telephone services over the Internet such as http://www.counterpath.com/bria/.

It needs to be a service provider that allows you to use VoIP for your telephone connections.

 

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

 

An incoming line (visible on screen) can be pick up by the blinking 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 Hybrid, we have added an extra cleanfeed output on the back of the console to feed an external Hybrid and you can return the signal in the VOIP channel with the input selector selected to Line.

 

The internal built in Electret Talkback microphone can be routed to the caller outside the broadcast by activating the TB  to VoIP switch in the master section.

 

Or you can use your DJ mike by activating the CUE switches in both the DJ channel and the Telco channel.

Airlite Master section

USB CONTROL SECTION

 

On the right side of the AIRLITE mixer you see 16 illuminated (green/red) switches.

 

These switches can be used to control functions in your Radio Automation software such as starting jingle machines.

 

Recording a voice track while ON-AIR is one of the possibilities. The USB control software, that is part of the package, can be easily programmed by yourself, to make radio even more exciting. Just hold a CUE switch for 3 seconds and the mixer goes into VOICE TRACKING MODE. How easy!

 

Any switch can perform a function of your play-out software that you decide would be convenient to control.

 

Master controls can be found in the master section for  Announcer, Phones and CRM.

When activating the Auto Cue for CRM and the Announcer, any selected CUE can be heard.

 

As soon as the DJ mic opens the CRM mutes of course to avoid feedback but only if CRM auto Cue (auto deactivate) is ON.

 

TALK BACK to all important outputs is directly accessible on the right hand side.

 

The NON STOP switch instantly routes the first USB stereo signal (channel 4) to the main outputs which makes the mixer available for (pre)production again.

POWER SUPPLY AND MORE

 

The AIRLITE is powered by an external heavy duty switched mode power supply that accepts AC voltages between 90 and 230 volts.

 

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.

 

Power supply input is a heavy duty 5 pin locking XLR connector.

SOFTWARE

 

The AIRLITE sends out control signals over USB, based on the HID protocol. This also means that  the main output signals can be displayed on a TFT screen in a beautiful meter application.

 

Program and CRM stereo signals are shown on a high resolution PPM.

 

On the right side you see the status of various console functions. Indicators such as  ON-AIR 1 or 2,  Non Stop mode, Silence detection, Mic-On and CRM mute. And also incoming calls will be shown.

 

Channel status and input selection is displayed at the bottom of the TFT screen (not included in the delivery).

At the same time this software application shows you a  professional looking Radio clock that is synchronized with your local PC.


SUMMARY

It’s  uncluttered and clearly understandable features makes it the ideal companion for rapid on-the-spot radio programs.

 

The AIRLITE is professionally built into a metal frame (10kg), potentiometers strongly fixed to the front panel, compact, reliable and ideal for production rooms.

Will this be your main On-AIR mixer in your own Internet Radio station?

 

We hope to have given you an idea of the huge potential of this new AIRLITE broadcast mixer.

If  you need more info than presented here on our web page of the AIRLITE,  You can download the manual for even more in depth info.

D&R AIRLITE Backpanel

 

  DESCRIPTION

  HIGHLITES

  VIDEOS

DOWNLOADS

SPECIFICATIONS

PLAYOUT SOFTWARE

STUDIOS


DESCRIPTION

 

With the AIRLITE mixer you can now own a modern radio mixer for a very attractive price. 
This new hand built piece of precision equipment is the result of more than 44 years of experience at D&R.

It is an intelligent mixer with an internal USB control section that speeds up daily use and includes a built in Silence Detector.

It is a reliable workhorse for the self-op production D.J. with built in Telephone VOIP functionality.

 4 in/out channels of stereo USB and 3 very low noise Mic inputs.
The AIRLITE, ideal for ON-AIR, Production and perfect for streaming to the web.

The AIRLITE accepts and instantly controls a maximum of 4 in/out stereo channels from your Play-out software.

It is built into a metal, heavy duty RF shielded, powder coated chassis, designed with elegantly rounded corners.
Easily “drops” into your furniture to give that exciting and contemporary radio look.
A strong powder coated front panel with reliable controls gives you access to a flawless performance.

 

 

* Eight dual inputs

* Built in auto Silence detector

* 4 USB in/out stereo channels

* Play out USB control section included

* AES 3 digital program output (optional)

* Various GPIO options, software programmable

* Windows / Mac compatible

* Ideal for Production, Voice tracking and ON-AIR

* CRM, Announcer and  Phone outputs

* Bi directional Cue communication buss

* Built in VOIP functionality

* Incoming phone calls visible on screen

* Clean feed output for external Hybrid

* Internal NON STOP switching

 

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DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

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How you can add an AES output

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DOWNLOAD MANUAL 1.08

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BLOCK DIAGRAM

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Audio Streaming, how does it work

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AIRLITE CONFIGURATION

MANUAL

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D&R firmware update tool message AtLibUsbDfu.dll

not found for Airlite

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HOW TO VOIP

 QUICK START

AIRLITE

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D&R USB codec channel configuration for an Airlite

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AIRCAST/AIRLITE BUNDLE

QUICK START

Airlite-Aircast

INPUTS

Mic inp

Noise

Sensitivity

Insert

Aux Ret.

Line inputs

Gain

USB

Air input

Aux ret.

 

: bal, 2 kOhm, XLR  ,48 volt Phantom.

: - 128 dBr (A-weighted).

: - 70dB min, OdB Max.

: Jack unbal. send 600 Ohm -10dBv.

: unbalanced 10kOhm -10dBv.

: unbal., 10kOhm, Cinch.

: range of 40dB.

: 4x Stereo in and 4x stereo out.

: - 10 dBv at 10kOhm stereo

: - 10 dBv at 10kOhm stereo

 

: + 6dBu bal /XLR. -10dBv/Cinch

: + 6dBu unbal. on Cinch.

: 32-400 Ohm, Jack. (TPA 6120)

: 32-400 Ohm, Jack. (TPA 6120)

: Program/Aux/Voice track/Non Stop

OUTPUTS

Left/Right

CRM/Aux

Headphone

Announcer)

USB out

 

: + / -12 dB at 12kHz shelving.

: + / -12dB at 1 kHz bell curve.

: + / -12dB at 60 Hz bell curve.

EQUALIZER

High

Mid

Low

Digital AES/EBU main stereo outputs.

The console is prepared to accept an extra pcboard with all the electronics to create a full digital output on the already installed 3 pin XLR. (The extra cost is € 110,--)

The AES/EBU option of the Airlite can be configured as a 24 bit 48Khz or 24 bit 96Khz codec with the option of -9dbfs or -20dbfs reference. The codec used is from AsahiKASEI, manufacturer of codecs used in many Pro audio applications.

OPTIONS

Optional Studio Remote

Only € 225,--

D&R Studio remote

CONTROL SOFTWARE

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

 

DIMENSIONS

Left-Right  : 482 mm

Front-Back   : 365 mm (8HE).

Height   : 103 mm.

Front panel thickness : 2 mm

Radius Corners  : 20 mm

Weight   : 10 kg.

Drop through hole : 449 x 344 mm

USB

Fully compliant with USB 2.0
playback and record mode.
4x Stereo in and 4x  stereo out.

A high speed USB Isolator is optional available for € 209,-- when digital noise is detected in case all usual solutions do not work, See radiowebshop.com

 

USB CONTROL SECTION

16 free assignable illuminated switches based on the HID protocol.

 

VoIP CHANNEL

Dedicated USB connector for VoIP processing.

 

: 10 - 60.000Hz.

: < 0.01% max at 1 kHz.

: optical relay. (24volt/50mA max).

:16 segment  leds + Software meter application.

OVERALL

Frequency response

Distortion

GPO/Mic On

Led bars

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DOWNLOAD
Drop Through Dimensions

How to connect the ON-AIR Light to our AIRLITE and other mixers

ON-AIR Light
Airlite USB signal flow
D&R AIRLITE METER APPLICATION

Meter application

USB

 

SIGNAL

 

FLOW

Airlite USB signal flow
Airlite USB signal flow



 

 

 

RADIO PLAY-OUT SYSTEMS

 

that support

 

AIRLITE's

control section

with dedicated software

FREEWARE


RADIO PLAY-OUT SYSTEMS

 

that can work with our keyboardmapper

Aircast logo ProppFrexx On-AIR Radiologic
AERON LOGO SPL Station Playlist
Radiologic
Enco radio automation
mairlist radio automation
Play-it radio software

www.uniradio.nl

Radiologic

video explanation

AIRLITE CONTROL SECTION

Control section for

play-out software

AIRLITE in VIENNA

All People @ D&R makes a very fine Product!!!!!!!!

THX to all Technicians and D&R Head`s for the One Show Production Idea!!!  Works Perfect (over Proppfrexx) 

All good Wishes from Vienna, Thomas.

NOBELNOISE-USA Radio Bayern Germany

For low budget broadcasters this mixing console brings all important features, which you need for your own broadcasting studio.

It´s easy to configure and you can broadcast 24/7.

The mic preamps are also quite good.

 

Best, Ben

www.pirateradio.bayern

AIRLITE + Aircast

TENERIFE -CANARY ISLANDS

NOBELNOISE STUDIOS - USA

www.vaughnlive.tv/skynetradio
AIRLITE
AIRLITE
AIRLITE

RadioStad Roosendaal

Airliet at Radio Trondheim Norway

Radio Trondheim - Norway

Very happy with both the Airlite and Aircast. And some pictures of our studio - where the Airlite is the centerpiece!

After vacation, the D&R AIRLITE is installed and fully operational. Very excited about the features of this mixer.

Dixie Radio 107.9 - Sweden

Alpha Radio Belarus (city Minsk)

AIRLITE
Airlite at FANTASY RADIO
Airlite

My little new Studio
(
Limit.FM Studio Berlin) with my brand new AIRLITE :) Thanks for this great Console.

 

Cheers Bernd

AIRCAST SKIN

Contact Us

D&R Electronica BV

Rijnkade 15b,
1382 GS, Weesp,
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0)294 - 418 014
Fax   : +31 (0)294 - 416 987

Mail   : mail@d-r.nl

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Contact Us

D&R Electronica BV

Rijnkade 15b,
1382 GS, Weesp,
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0)294 - 418 014
Fax   : +31 (0)294 - 416 987

Mail   : mail@d-r.nl

Social Media