Launched at Pro Light & Sound, DiGiCo’s SD9 compact digital console is being billed as ‘a complete, integrated system’
Launched at Pro Light & Sound, DiGiCo’s SD9 compact digital console is being billed as ‘a complete, integrated system’, which includes the mixing surface, a D-Rack digital stage interface and Cat5E digital multicore, with the additional ability to simultaneously record 56 channels direct to your favourite multitrack software or DAW.
The desk is aimed at touring bands, schools, conference centres, smaller theatres, houses of worship and a host of other applications where high performance and flexibility need to be realised on a tight budget.
The SD9’s worksurface features a giant full colour digital TFT LCD touch-sensitive screen, 24 full-length
motorised faders with touch-sensitive fader caps, high-resolution bar graph meters, quick access encoders and buttons plus user defined RGB backlit LCD scribble strips to ensure that all system functions can be found without hunting through multiple menus.
The heart of the SD9 system offers the same audio quality and flexibility of the established DiGiCo SD7, SD8 and D series consoles. Featuring third-generation Stealth Digital Processing software, its Super FPGA technology incorporates floating-point processing for high headroom, dynamic range and audio quality. It also features many of DiGiCo’s other functionality, including snapshots, global scope, channel specific recall scope per snapshot, and a global crossfade for each console section, plus eight user Macros for fast access to presets.
The new D-Rack, which is an integral part of the SD9 system and connected to the worksurface by a digital Cat5E cable (included), features 32 microphone inputs, eight line outputs and eight modular outputs that can be selected as either analogue or AES, providing a capacity of 32 inputs and 16 outputs. The system is expandable, allowing a second D Rack to be connected via an additional Cat5E, doubling the number of inputs and outputs. The D-Rack can either be floor- or rack-mounted, with the option of a standard single power supply or dual redundant supplies. A further option provides a fibreoptic connection, allowing full compatibility with any DiGiCo SD Series console fitted with Optics.
The console also provides a standard Madi connection, which allows 56 channels of studio-quality multitrack recording output to a computer running Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, Samplitude, Reaper, Pro Tools or other multitrack recording software as well as to any other DiGiCo console or rack.
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