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At NAMM: DiGiCo Debuts SD12 Console

As the company marks its 15th anniversary, DiGiCo is debuting its new SD12 live sound mixing console.

Anaheim, CA (January 19, 2017)—As the company marks its 15th anniversary, DiGiCo is debuting its new SD12 live sound mixing console.

A compact desk based around dual 15-inch digital touchscreens, the SD12 allows users to see 24 channels at a time. In all, the desk sports 72 input channels with full processing, 36 aux/group busses with full processing, a 12 x 8 matrix with full processing, LR/LCR buss with full processing, 12 stereo FX units, 16 Graphic EQs, 119 Dynamic EQs, 119 multiband compressors and 119 DiGi-TuBes, 12 Control Groups (VCA) and SD Series Stealth Core 2 software.

Having two touchscreens means that the desk offers dual operator mode and the ability for the right-hand screen to be the Master, as well as advanced connectivity via optional DMI cards.

EQ and dynamics controls are aligned next to both the left and right-hand screens, and the desk also makes use of DiGiCo’s Hidden Til Lit (HTL) technology, with two banks of 24 encoders featuring an RGB HTL ring, as well as an SD7-style channel strip with HTL EQ encoders. The channel strip offers new Dynamics metering and new high intensity meters associated with the faders. Features carried over from the SD7 and SD5 include Gain reduction meters, metering to show the action of the Gates, and an assignable Master section on the bottom right hand side of the worksurface.

Dedicated RGB scribble strips, of which there are five, can be assigned to Macros with five banks giving a total of 25 Macros, and there is a Snapshot panel for quickly accessing and controlling the Snapshots list, as well as for firing the next and previous Snapshot.

On the back of the console is a standard local I/O format. There are eight local mic/line inputs, eight local line outputs and eight AES/EBU in/out for local digital sources, as well as two MADI ports, plus a UB MADI connection for recording at 48kHz; 48 tracks of recording are possible with the console clocking at 48kHz and 24 tracks if it is clocking at 96kHz.

There are two slots for DMI cards. Options include a Dante module, which can be plugged straight into the back of the console, alleviating the need to purchase an Orange Box. A Waves module can also be fitted to take full advantage of the SoundGrid platform.