SD10 : Live Digital Console with Stealth Digital Processing™

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SD10 : Overview

DiGiCo SD10: “Powers of Ten explained...”

The SD Ten includes many of our flagship SD7's features and benefits, including Stealth Digital Processing and floating-point Super FPGA technology, and provides a fully-loaded feature set that will cater to any front-of-house or monitor engineer's needs. 

Scratching the surface

SD Ten features three banks of 12 motorised faders and one master fader, each of which benefits from its own high resolution LED bar graph meter. In the centre of the worksurface sits the familiar 15-inch backlit colour-keyed TFT touch screen, home of the console's super-intuitive control interface.

The sheer intelligence of the SD Ten means even the most complex of tasks become quick and easy: engineers can recall or save presets on the channel strip; and recall or save snapshots using the master screen or hard wired switches on the console. In addition, special functions can be assigned and accessed instantly via the console's 40 Smart Key Macros (accessible via four layers of 10 RGB backlit keys) at the push of a button. It really is that simple.

What's under the hood?

The SD Ten boasts 96 processing channels (12 of these are Flexi Channels, configurable as either mono or stereo) at 48kHz/96kHz, which is the equivalent of 108 channels of full DSP processing.

Standard channel processing, whether inputs or outputs, includes Channel Delay, Single and Multi Channel Presets, Dual insert points, Hi- and Lo-pass filters @ 24dB/octave, four-band parametric EQ with band curve selection, DiGiCo's DYN 1 (Compressor, De-esser or assignable Multi Channel Compressor) and DYN 2 (Gate, Compressor or Ducker).

The console also benefits from 16 Dynamic EQ processors, all of which can be assigned to any of the input or output channels. These powerful processors offer Dynamic processing on each of the four standard parametric bands, plus there are also 16 assignable Multiband Compressors and 16 assignable DiGiTubes; and no matter how the console is set up, the user won't lose any resources, as all channels are equipped to provide the same high quality signal path and feature set.

The master section incorporates 24 gangable 32-band graphic EQs, 16 stereo effects (selectable from a palette of 33), and 12 control groups (VCAs); and using snapshots, engineers can now switch between complete configurations in any live environment easier than ever before, be it at rehearsals, during system setup, or even at a show.

We've included 48 busses, which can be configured as 48 mono or 24 stereo groups / auxiliary busses or anywhere in between; and in addition to these busses, for further configurability, we've provided a 16 x 16 output matrix, dual solo busses, and a Master buss. Essentially, users have the equivalent of 71 busses of DSP at their disposal.

Unlike all other digital console manufacturers, you don't lose Aux or Group Busses when using the Matrix as they are in addition, including the Master buss.

I/O

At the rear of the SD Ten, there is an abundance of local I/O: eight mic inputs, eight line inputs, eight mono AES I/O, two MADI connections with redundant cabling connections; and 16 GPI and GPO connections.

The SD Ten also works seamlessly with the DiGiCo SD-Rack, which delivers up to 192kHz high resolution analogue conversion. This opens the door to a wealth of interfacing options and provides the user with even further flexibility: when fitted with the optional Optocore interface, up to 14 SD-Racks and five redundant engined consoles can connect to one optical loop, which means a massive 1152 I/O connections are achievable (56 inputs and 56 outputs per SD-Rack).

In short, you could mix the Philharmonic on this – comfortably.

There is also a factory fit Optocore option which allows for connectivity to all DiGiCo racks and consoles in a redundant loop.

In addition, there is an optional DiGiCo SoundGrid module which, when linked to an external PC server such as SoundGrid or DiGiGrid, provides the user with instant access to 16 fully integrated low-latency Waves stereo Multi Racks, each with the ability to have up to eight plugins per rack.  That's 64 I/O - and as you'd expect from DiGiCo, this is all additional I/O.

All Waves compatible plugins are pre-loaded, and as this is integral within the console, you have the added advantage of touch screen control; and all shapshots and session files are saved within the console. Click here for more info.

 

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Testimonials

"The complexity of this years show compared with previous years screamed for it to be a DiGiCo mixing console.In addition, I needed a console that would provide me with the flexibility and, most of all, reliability for the challenging conditions of an outdoor event in a dusty environment during a British summer. "

Tom Shipman - Sound Designer - Beating The Retreat

"I did a show with the band at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in May and Pat said they were unhappy with their current setup and were looking to go in a new direction. Pat is pretty specific about what he wants, so I arranged an SD8 demo for them in New York and they were very happy with it. I bought two consoles for them that very day. Since then, every time I talk to him which is not very often because he is a pretty self-contained unit he has got nothing but good things to say, and thinks it is one of the best sounding digital consoles he has ever heard. It does sonically sound far better than any other digital desk out there."

Eric Satre - Dowlen Sound

"its digital technology allowing settings to be recalled exactly as set during rehearsals, with the user-friendly interface enabling the mix to be fine-tuned live – the digital domain with a human touch!"

Adriano Brocca - Adriano Celentano

"I think the SD7 is probably the only board out there that you can see was designed with monitor world in mind. The SD7 has that DiGiCo sound - DiGiCo really does have a specific sound!"

Francois Pare - Monitor Engineer - Foster The People

"The sound quality is outstanding and it is very flexible. I have been using just Yamaha consoles for the past 8 years and the DiGiCos sound very different and a lot more transparent."

Andrew Fletch Fletcher - Billboard Music Awards

"Now, DiGiCo is the predominant brand of console in our warehouse.In fact, we are selling off our other consoles to buy more."

Mark Ballard - Mercury Music Awards
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