Wheatstone L-12
Wheatstone L-12
Wheatstone L-12
Wheatstone L-12
Wheatstone L-12
Wheatstone L-12
Wheatstone L-12
Wheatstone L-12

Wheatstone L-12


<tc>Prix régulier</tc> $26,495.00

Wheatstone L-12 Digital Audio Control Surface and Mix Engine

These sleek control surfaces are scaled just right for producing news and voiceovers. Like the LX-24, the L-8/L-12/L-16 have all the latest goodies plus are hot swappable down to the individual fader.

These cousins to the popular LX-24 are big in capability but scaled for news production, voiceover work and all those applications requiring a solid control surface that will deliver under deadline. The L-8, L-12, and L-16 are based on all the same design principles as the LX-24: precision-built, low-profile, tabletop IP control surfaces with hot-swappable individual fader modules that offer assignable sources to any fader.

Each fader can access four stereo output busses, a stereo cue bus, and its own individual Bus-Minus. An OLED source name display, an A/B source selector, and one programmable soft button are also provided, and a SET button gives access to assignable controls in the master section. Snapshots of the L-8, L-12, or L-16 configuration can be saved and recalled at the touch of a button, making setup for different working sessions a snap.

The L-8/L-12/L-16 meterbridge features three sets of bright, high resolution LED meters. A digital timer is also included. The console has control room and headphone outputs with level controls and source selection, as well as an independent studio monitor output. The L-12 and L-16 each have a built-in cue speaker.

These control surfaces re designed for use with the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network. An IP88CBL Console Audio BLADE provides the audio mix functionality as well as power to the L-8 (the L-12 and L-16 have dedicated power supplies); additional BLADEs can be added for inputs and outputs in a variety of digital and analog formats. These new IP consoles are sleek, versatile, and low profile (no tabletop cutout needed). Just plug the L-8, L-12, or L-16 into your WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network, and quickly assign any source of any type from anywhere in your network to any channel fader.


12 Fader L-12 frame with; 12 IN-L8 Input Module (p/n 010300)

1 CR-L8 Control Room Monitor Module (p/n 010301)

1 SC-L8 Studio Monitor Module (p/n 010302)

1 PSE-L Power Supply (p/n 007470)

1 L-12 User Manual (p/n# 010399)

1 ip88cb Console Blade Mix Engine (p/n 011005) with 8 mono (4 stereo) analog line inputs, 2 Mic preamps (patchable to 2 analog line inputs), 4 AES inputs, 4 AES outputs, 4 analog outputs, Cue and headphone outputs on RJ45 and 1/4″ jack, Control room and studio monitor outputs on XLRs, 12 programmable logic ports.

Additional Inputs and Outputs can added with ip88a, ip88d, ip88ad, ip88m, and Aura8IP I/O Blades through gigabit Ethernet network.

Cool Stuff About the L-8/L-12/L-16
It’s exceptionally powerful while being exceptionally easy to use...

Modular Architecture

For the L-8/L-12/L-16, we’ve moved the logic, audio and interface to a single space rack unit we call the IP88CB Console Audio BLADE. This mix engine and I/O unit handles all the interfacing and heavy lifting. It connects to the L-8/L-12/L-16 control surface via standard Ethernet. The two of them together make an incredibly powerful self-contained console. But there’s more – they enable you to become a part of the WheatNet-IP network (if you have one, of course). This means that with the L-8/L-12/L-16, you’ve got the first building block to a networked facility or you’ve got another station on your existing network. Either way, the functionality you get with the L-8/L-12/L-16 is pretty breathtaking.

Source Select

L12 Buttons OLED

Any channel can be assigned to one or more of the four program output busses, making your material available to an on-air feed as well as an internet stream, for instance.

Any input can be called up on any channel on the L-8/L-12/L-16. This means, for instance, the feed you’ve got plugged into input 7 on the back of the Console BLADE (or ANY BLADE I/O Interface) can show up on channel 2…or any other channel. Same with any input.

Not only that, you can assign a backup or different source to the same channel and switch on the fly by using the SOURCE A/B buttons. As if this isn’t cool enough by itself, think about the flexibility if/when you decide to link the L-8/L-12/L-16 up to a network. Imagine having any source on the network at your fingertips, with no patching.

Modular Construction

L12 Modules

We’ve built the L-8/L-12/L-16 (in New Bern, NC USA, by the way) to be easily accessed by you. No ‘one-surface, gotta take the whole thing apart construction’ here. If you need access to a channel, all it takes is two screws and you’re in.  Makes it a breeze to service or simply swap out a module.

Mix-Minus/Direct Output/Talkback

L12 ButtonsB

Each fader has a dedicated Mix-Minus output that includes all active faders on its selected source bus, except for itself. These auto generated monaural Mix-Minus signals may be routed to feed telephone hybrids or other devices as required. Alternately, these outputs may be set to provide a separate direct output from that channel only, consisting of the source assigned to that channel. Each channel has a talkback that will interrupt the feed to that mix-minus.

IP-88CB (L) (E) Console Audio BLADEs

The IP88CBL provides powerful interface options, including four AES inputs, four stereo analog inputs, four AES outputs, and four stereo analog outputs on RJ45s; control room and studio stereo analog outputs on XLRs, two mic level inputs with gain trim and switchable phantom power on XLRs; cue and headphone outputs on both RJ45 and 1/4" TRS, and 12 GPI logic ports on RJ45.

The IP-88CBL provides a power supply via a DC out the for L-8.

The L-12 and L-16 utilize an IP-88CB and a compact external power supply.

The IP-88CBE or IP-88CBLE adds optional EQ and dynamics capabilities to the L-8/L-12/L-16 which is controlled by the available L-EQ panel. This Console BLADE and panel can be configured when ordering or can be added to existing consoles by contacting our sales department.


Ethernet: RJ-45
Headphone: TRS 1/4” phone
Power: DC connector jack w/locking ring (L-8)


All front to back: 16-1/4” (41.275 cm)
All front height: 1-1/2” (3.81 cm)
All rear height: 4-1/4” (10.8 cm)
L-8: 16-5/8” (42.23 cm)
L-12: 25 5/8” (65.09 cm)
L-16: 31 5/8” (80.33 cm)