DiGiCo Digital Mixing Consoles

SD11B MAIN FEATURES

  • 80 Input Channels
  • 24 Aux / Sub-Group Busses
  • LR/LCR/LCRS/5.1 Master Bus
  • 12 x 8 Full Processing Matrix
  • 2 Solo
  • 183 Dynamic Equalizers
  • 183 DiGiTuBes
  • 183 Multiband Compressors
  • 8 Digital FX
  • 12 Graphic Equalizers
  • Optional Waves Integration
  • 48k/96kHz Sample Rate
  • Optional Optics

SD11B : Overview

DiGiCo SD11B: “Broadcasting SD11 to the world.....”

The SD11B boasts the highest spec of all the three SD11 models. Though identical in appearance to both the SD11 and SD11i, it carries further weight as it has also been kitted out for broadcast applications. As well as full 80 channel capability, routing flexibility has been vastly improved to allow for LCRS and 5.1 mixes as well as stereo and LCR.

In addition, broadcast-specific features include a complete 5.1 monitor matrix with 48 x 6 source to speaker selection; mutli channel folding; user defined stem order selection; Mix Minus busses (one per mono channel); backstop PFL (over press) and Auto PFL; and Audio Follow Video implementation.

The SD11B is the ultimate compact solution and is easy to incorporate into any mixing environment.

Scratching the surface

The SD11B is manufactured with the same steel chassis and polycarbonate-overlaid aluminium worksurface as the SD11 and SD11i, which makes it super-lightweight. Its user interface comes courtesy of DiGiCo's trademark 15-inch, high resolution TFT LCD touch screen with backlit display; and its 12 touch sensitive moving faders guarantee a simple and intuitive workflow.

What's under the hood?

The SD11B boasts 80 Channels at 48kHz or 96kHz, with the ability to create multi channels for 5.1 or more complex input configurations. 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, six-band parametric EQ with band curve selection, Dual insert points, DiGiCo's DYN 1 (Compressor, De-esser or Multi Channel Compressor) and DYN 2 (Gate, Compressor or Ducker).

The console also benefits from183 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 183 Multiband Compressors and 183 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 12 gangable 32-band graphic EQs, 8 stereo effects (selectable from a palette of 33), and eight 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.

In addition, we've included 24 busses, all of which are assignable as mono/stereo groups or auxiliary busses, In addition to these busses, for further configurability, we've provided a 12 x 8 output matrix, dual solo busses for PFL and on-air soloing in mono, stereo LCRS and 5.1; and an LR/LCR/LCRS/5.1 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

For a little console, the SD11B's I/O section is monumental: Local I/O includes 16 mic/line inputs, eight line outs, two mono AES/EBU, one MADI port, and one dedicated D-Rack port.

The D-Rack is an optional 32-input, eight-output remote I/O rack which can be increased to accommodate 16 outputs if desired.

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 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.

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Options

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Specifications subject to change without notice. E&OE

DiGiCo SD11B

Rackmountable /Table Top Digital Broadcast Console

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Looking for recent install and sound rental user stories featuring the DiGiCo SD11B?

Once we had done the comparison, we all felt the SD9 was the best option. It is very user-friendly - it is really easy to understand if you are used to an analogue console - and the audio quality is excellent.

Hugo van Meijeren - Soundlink

DiGiCos tech support has been magnificent. This tour is going a lot of places and I know when I call DiGiCo with a question, I will get an answer or a phone call back within five minutes. The support is just top notch. They have covered all the bases.

Kevin Dennis - Monitor Engineer - Fall Out Boy

The sound quality was excellent, the D1 complemented the d&b system really well and we had a lot of good responses from people. I'm sure a lot of us working on the show had never experienced sound quality like that before because it’s only usually available to really high end productions.

Tom Hackley - Central School Of Speach & Drame

DiGiCo consoles have a tremendous pedigree and the SD8 immediately demonstrated three qualities which were fundamental to our requirements. The first was its audio quality - we are audio purists and above all else was how the console sounds. Quite simply the SD8 sounds fantastic.

Stefan Imhof - Audio Plus

With such a large channel count (172 in total), both FOH and Monitor surfaces had to be DiGiCo SD7s with Stealth Core 2 upgrades. Three SD-Racks and three SD-Mini Racks were included on a single Optocore loop, with an SD9B (with optics) doing the broadcast mix for the drama elements.

Antony Shaw - BBC FOH Engineer - Friday Night Is Music Night

I do not want to trash the previous console that we used as it served us well for 9 years on the GRAMMYs, but there is no comparison, and everyone from the NARAS members, to the guest mixers, and of course, all of the audio crew, noticed an immediate difference.

Ron Reaves - FOH Engineer - The 54th Grammy Awards
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