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?

I cannot think of any other desk that could have handled the number of inputs and outputs. The console makes it so effortless. And the ergonomics make it so easy for us both to access and utilize everything so well.

Adam Robinson - Monitor Engineer - Chris Brown

We did the month-long Julien Arpetti tour and everything we needed was there on the desk. We also used the RME-Madi-Converter and Logic Pro on a Macintosh laptop for recording, so straight away we were doing virtual soundchecks with it. And, of course, it sounded fantastic!

Georg Feltes - Owner - Musirent

I was up at Eighth Day Sound for 4 days to work on prepping the FOH control for the second leg. They had an SD7 there for me to try. On my first day, the current tour console was not available, so I spent the whole day playing with the SD7. On listening back to the multi-tracks through the SD7, they sounded great. Remember, I had just spent the previous week listening to the tracks on one particular show, so I had become very familiar with how they sounded, but through the SD7, they sounded way different, with no EQ, HPF or LPF, the tracks sounded open, crystal clear, with a nice tight defined low-end and I had not even started doing anything.

Garry Brown - FOH Engineer - Phish

The main reason I use DiGiCo desks is that the sonic quality is the best in the business.

Hughie Boyle - Engineer - Daniel ODonnell

On one particular day, there were six different 25-person choirs in a choir competition, backed up with a rock band. Here I had the 25 head mics pre-mixed on the side console, which worked extremely well.

Mattias Dalin - Eurosound

We decided we could only do it using DiGiCo consoles because DiGiCo’s architecture is very straightforward, even for those who don’t already know the products

Patrick Demoustier - Head of Sound - Rock Werchter Festival
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