New York (October 4, 2004)–DiGiCo recently used PLASA 2004 for its European launch of a new digital mixing console, the DiGiCo D1 Live. The desk is expected to be presented at the upcoming AES Convention in San Francisco at the end of October.
The DiGiCo D1 Live has the same features as the D5 Live, and provides the quality audio solutions synonymous with DiGiCo/Soundtracs brands, but in a smaller, lighter package. According to the company, a brand-new MADI card gives a “dramatic price reduction” by providing a fully digital link from stage to FOH for up to 100m of coax cable, where previously 50m was the maximum run, thus dispensing with the need for expensive optical fiber.
DiGiCo/Soundtracs managing director, Bob Doyle, remarked, “We’re very proud of the innovative nature of our company. Our R&D department is always quick to react to the demands of the marketplace, as has been proven time and again with both the DiGiCo and Soundtracs product ranges. The D1 is our latest development and is aimed to fit into a specific sector of the market that has, as yet, not fully benefited from the digital revolution that has been very apparent in the high-end live sound arena. We’re looking forward to the same success with the D1 as we’ve had with the D5 Live.”
Some of the new desk’s features include 25 layered fader work surface, grouped in blocks of eight user definable banks per section, with meter-bridge and 40 buss DSP engine; configuration for stereo, LCR(S) and 5.1 operations; 64 to 160 input processing channels, configurable in mono or stereo; 8 fully user configurable macro buttons; DiGiCo 4 band parametric input E/Q with hi-lo pass filters and side chain filtering; DiGiCo gates and compressors on every input channel; and six independent F/X processors