DiGiCo launches the compact SD10-24
DiGiCo has launched the SD10-24 digital console, designed to be a ‘smaller footprint console for small venues, but with no reduction in functionality or number of inputs and outputs.’
Designed to save time, a user can programme Smart Key Macros to control any functions, accessed via four layers of ten backlit LCD keys.
Measuring just under one metre in width, the new console boasts the same 38cm, touch sensitive screen as the manufacturer’s SD Ten, and its control surface features 25 100mm touch sensitive faders – providing fast access to the console’s number of channels. These comprise 96 with full processing, 12 of which can be configured as full flexi channels.
One SD10-24 can be linked to another, using a standard Cat5 crossover cable, providing 50 faders for control. In this configuration, the audio engine of the first console provides complete redundancy for the other. Also, the SD10-24 provides 48 assignable busses, which can be configured as mono or stereo groups, or auxiliary busses. There is also an additional stereo or LCR master buss and 16x12 output matrix.
The manufacturer is keen to highlight the fact that the console can connect to up to 14 SD, Mini, Nano or D-rack IDs with 448 audio channels on a single redundant optical loop. Additionally, five redundant consoles can share all inputs from the stage racks, and outputs on the system can be assigned in blocks of eight. One console can directly route outputs to another console on the loop, facilitating convenient tie lines.
Another expansion option highlighted by the manufacturer is the fact that the D-rack, SD-rack, Mini-rack, Nano-rack, SD7, SD Ten and SD10-24 can operate together at 96khz, and Sound Grid Waves can be added – allowing full connection and control of a Waves Sound Grid. Another key feature is the fact that connectivity is not just limited to the DiGiCo rack family – the new console comes with different I/O options. Local I/O comprises eight mic inputs, eight line outputs, eight mono AES I/O, two Madi connections with redundant cabling connections, 16 GPI and GPO connections, Midi, plus Wordclock, Madi and Optocore for synchronisation.
Standard input channel processing includes channel delay, single and multi channel presets, HPF and LPF with a 24db per octave, four bands of parametric EQ with band curve selection, compressor and date, dual insert points and access to all bussing.
Meanwhile, output channel processing includes output delay, eight bands of parametric EQ (previously only seen on the SD7), compressor and gate, dual insert points, groups with buss to buss routing, as well as Auxes that have direct talk-to-output with dim control.
The SD10-24 software runs on a standard PC or Intel-based Mac. DiGiCo reports that it will be producing an SD10B-24 in the future, intended for use in OB trucks.