Frankfurt (March 24, 2010)—DiGiCo has launched a compact digital console, the SD9, at ProLight+Sound 2010.
The SD9 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 multitrack software or DAW.
The work surface features a color, LCD touch-sensitive screen, 24 full-length motorized 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 functions of the system are available to users without hunting through multiple menus.
Featuring the third generation Stealth Digital Processing software, its Super FPGA technology incorporates floating point processing, and the desk offers snapshots, global scope, channel specific recall scope per snapshot, and a global crossfade for each console section, plus eight user Macros for access to presets.
The new D-Rack, which is connected to the work surface by a digital CAT5E cable, features 32 microphone inputs, eight line outputs and eight modular outputs that can be selected as either analog or AES, providing a capacity of 32 ins and 16 outs.
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 fiber optic connection, allowing full compatibility with any DiGiCo SD Series console fitted with Optics, allowing the D Rack to be used as a stage or orchestral compact remote rack, providing a maximum of 64 inputs and 32 outputs on stage.
The console has a standard MADI connection, which allows 56 channels of multitrack recording output to a computer running Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, Samplitude, Reaper, Pro Tools or any other multitrack recording software as well as to any other DiGiCo console or rack.