DiGiCo Digital Mixing Consoles

SD5B MAIN FEATURES

  • 124 Input Channels
  • 56 Aux / Sub-Group Busses
  • LR/LCR/5.1 Master Bus
  • 24 x 24 Full Processing Matrix
  • 2 Solo
  • 24 Dynamic Equalizers
  • 24 DiGiTuBes
  • 24 Multiband Compressors
  • 24 Digital FX
  • 32 Graphic Equalizers
  • Optional Waves Integration
  • 48/96/192kHz Sample Rate
  • Standard Optics

SD5B : Overview

DiGiCo SD5B: “Intelligence is power...”

Having firmly established itself in the live arena, as with other consoles in the SD Series, British audio solutions manufacturer DiGiCo has now added a broadcast application specific extension which allows it to become the SD5B, putting this processing powerhouse firmly in the broadcast arena.

The SD5 fits directly into the shoes of the D5, the console manufacturer’s first digital mixing desk, but benefits from the advancements made possible by DiGiCo’s proprietary Stealth Digital Processing™ and floating point Super FPGA technology, which adds a host of new features and a much bigger punch.

As with the SD5, the SD5B’s worksurface is a low noise, heat dissipation worksurface benefiting from Hidden-til-lit (HTL) technology, yet its five digitally driven full colour TFT LCD screens, three of which are touch sensitive, have a new configuration that allows easy access to single or multiple users. There are also two interactive dynamic metering displays (IDM) and quick access buttons are positioned down the left side of the channel screens for fast and easy navigation.

Incorporating the master screen into the worksurface design has allowed for complete user feedback, but maintains a lower profile meter bridge. This still allows clear visibility of those on stage for the user, with everything in close reach to the mix position.

As with all SD range consoles, the SD5’s superior headroom, dynamic range and audio quality are of paramount importance and its feature set surpasses any other console in its class.

As standard, the SD5 comes with a 2Gb fibre optic system, which is capable of running 448 channels of I/O at 96kHz, plus 56 console-to-console tie lines, allowing connection to up to 14 of the SD variant racks. There are three redundant MADI ports and local I/O includes eight microphone inputs, eight line outputs and eight AES I/O (mono).      

The SD5B has up to 253 input channels; up to 124 configurable busses, plus up to 5.1 master; a 24 x 24 fixed matrix; DiGiTubes on every channel, buss and output; 253 assignable Dynamic EQ; 253 multiband compressors; 48 stereo effects; 32 Graphic EQ; 10 x 4 (40) RGB backlit macro buttons; plus the ability to add a Waves upgrade.

For broadcast applications, the SD5B also includes 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.

 

 

Options

The following options are available:

Specifications subject to change without notice. E&OE

SD5B : Downloads

DiGiCo SD5B

Broadcast Console with Stealth Digital Processing™

Looking for recent install and sound rental user stories featuring the DiGiCo SD5B?

Starting on it in Europe and the UK worked out very well. I was able to go to the DiGiCo premises and spend some time with Tim Shaxson and Roger Wood, who got me up to speed really quickly. I was really impressed with the flexibility and ease of setup. Once I got on to it, I realised the decision was a no brainer.

Craig Brittain - Monitor Engineer Michael Buble

Having Stevie Wonder personally ask for three SD7s for his Rock In Rio performance was a real endorsement of the consoles standing within both the artist and technical production communities.

Ian Staddon

I chose to use the SD10 because it is so flexible and sounds great. Coming into rehearsals, we had no idea what we were walking in to, so to have the flexibility to expand and change things so easily was very useful.

Laura Davis - Monitor Engineer - M83

I am a big DiGiCo fan and I have been using their flagship SD7 for a long time.

Chris Marsh - FOH Engineer - Ed Sheeran

We were early-adopters of the DiGiCo D5T platform on Broadway, so we were excited about the new console, improvements in the hardware architecture, form factor, redundancy, and the integration of the theater software package right into the guts of the console itself.

Nevin Steinberg - Acme

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.

Markus Zehnder - DreamSound - Business Manager
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