D&R Airmate Professional Broadcast Mixing Console




The D & R Airmate USB mixer is a powerful broadcast mixer with Bluetooth technology in use in 1000s of radio stations around the world.

Built around well proven low noise circuitry, this console is the reliable workhorse for the self-op broadcast radio presenter who needs a bluetooth connection, VOIP connection and USB connection to the PC (e.g. for streaming to the web).

A heavy duty 19″ rack mounted RF shielded chassis houses 8 vertical triple input modules giving flexibility rarely found in a mixer of this type.
Six input channels with high quality balanced microphone inputs on XLR and two stereo line level inputs on Cinch (RCA) connectors. And… every line level line B input can be converted into a phono channel by simply fitting an optional stereo R.I.A.A. equalized phono pre-amp.

This new Airmate-USB model has 6 balanced mic inputs (+48 phantom is standard), 12 stereo line inputs, 2x USB and 2x VOIP or Bluetooth Channels (or one of each if you prefer).
Channel 5 and 6 have Mic/Line and USB interface to transfer audio from and to your PC.  Channel 7 and 8 have, apart from the stereo line input, the option of either a Bluetooth channel for connecting a phone, tablet or laptop, or a VOIP channel for connecting to Skype or another VOIP calling software to take calls through the PC.

The front panel ON switch is wired in series with the built in mechanical fader start enabling selection of start either by fader or hard start via the ON switch. Faderstart generates in the Mic mode a Mic-on sig nalling to switch on ON-Air lights. There is a 3 band Equalizer on channel 1-6. The stereo Aux send can be set pre or post fader. All mic inputs have low cut jumpers. A clean feed send is available for external Hybrids.

The Airmate-USB has the usual master controls such as stereo master faders, stereo Aux send and return, monitor master with “follow phones” and a phones output with a split control function. There is a balance control to continuously adjust the volume between main output and stereo Cue signal.
In addition, there is a special Radio On-air/production section featuring; Self -op switching to automatically cut control room level when the D.J. mic is active; a Clean feed output to also drive an external Telephone Hybrid for talk shows and interviews, if you need more Hybrid channels than the 2 built in ones; a special announcer output that normally follows main output but can be switched so that the main output, or any cue signal that is selected, can be heard when in the “follow phones” mode.

A large Talkback switch activates the built-in electret talkback microphone for easy communication with the Clean-feed output, Aux output and/or Announcer output.

The Airmate-USB is designed to be the focal point for local radio production work in the studio or at home. It’s compre hensive, yet understandable features make it the ideal companion for rapid on-the-spot radio programmes.
Small, reliable and 19″ rack mounting ideal for production rooms. It can also double as an On-Air mixer or implemented in your own Internet Radio station.

If your budget is tight, it never becomes obsolete as it can revert to production use, if, at a later date you fit in a larger On-Air mixer.