DiGiCo Digital Mixing Consoles

SD10T MAIN FEATURES

  • 132 Input Channels
  • 56 Aux / Sub-Group Busses
  • LR/LCR/LCRS/5.1 Master Bus
  • 24 x 24 Full Processing Matrix
  • 2 Solo
  • 218 Dynamic Equalizers
  • 218 DiGiTuBes
  • 218 Multiband Compressors
  • 24 Digital FX
  • 24 Graphic Equalizers
  • Optional Waves Integration
  • 48/96kHz Sample Rate
  • Standard Optics

SD10T : Overview

DiGiCo SD10T: “Powers of Ten explained...”

The SD Ten Theatre software extension brings many powerful features to the SD Ten platform, providing you with the essential tools for programming and running a theatre production.
 
Expanding on the standard processing capabilities, the Theatre software adds the powerful Auto Update system to aid cue programming, Channel Aliases, the new Players update function and matrix nodal delays.
 
When making cue-to-cue changes, the Auto Update system provides an incredible level of control, updating changes to channel parameters across all the cues automatically. When channel settings need to be different due to a change of costume or character, the Aliases easily take care of correctly updating each set of channel parameters.  So updates made to one character or costume – for example an EQ change – only affect that Alias, leaving the other Aliases unchanged.
 
When multiple actors are playing the same role, the Players feature takes care of populating the show with that person’s unique channel settings – their EQ, filters, dynamics, etc.  All of the careful programming of Aliases and cue-to-cue changes are retained, just updated with the new actor specific settings.
 
VCA programming becomes a breeze using Channel Sets, allowing easy allocation of groups of channels – for instance, members of the chorus or the band.  Since most theatrical productions use distributed loudspeaker systems, the addition of matrix nodal delays provides sound designers with all the control they need. With up to 1.3 seconds of delay available per node and individually recallable per cue, this allows accurate control over audio placement and time alignment.
 
This powerful toolset complements the standard high quality, efficient workflow processes that are built into every SD Ten, giving you the tools you need to get the job done in a logical and methodical manner, allowing more time to concentrate on being creative.

Scratching the surface

There are two versions of the SD10T: a 37-channel version, which boasts three banks of 12 motorised faders and one master fader; and the SD10-24, which has all the same power and functionality but in a smaller frame comprising 24 main channel faders and a master fader.

SD10T 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 SD10T 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 dedicated 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 SD10T boasts 132 Input Channels at 48kHz/96kHz. 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 Multi Channel Compressor) and DYN 2 (Gate, Compressor or Ducker).

The console also benefits from 218 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 218 Multiband Compressors and 218 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 24 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 56 busses, which can be configured as groups or auxiliary busses; and in addition to these busses, for further configurability, we've provided a 24 x 24 output matrix, dual solo busses, and a Master buss.
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 SD10T, 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 with the option to expand to 32 GPI and GPO.

The SD10T 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 used with the 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 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 32 fully integrated low-latency Waves stereo Multi Racks, each with the ability to have up to eight plugins per rack.  That's 128 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.

 

Options

The following options are available:

Specifications subject to change without notice. E&OE

DiGiCo SD10T

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Patrick Hutchinson - FOH Engineer - Disco Biscuits

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Dirk Schulz - FOH Engineer - Mando Diao

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

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Joe Keiser - Monitor Engineer - Keith Urban

DiGiCo is now able to go head to head with the manufacturers that are at the lower end of the price range and the SD8 has taken over as our favourite digital console for live applications. We needed a digital console that is reliable for rock n roll and folk productions and is also applicable for musicals, theatre and live recording.

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