DiGiCo Digital Mixing Consoles

SD5CS MAIN FEATURES

  • 132 Input Channels
  • 56 Aux / Sub-Group Busses
  • LR/LCR/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
  • 48/96/192kHz Sample Rate
  • Optional Optics

SD5CS : Overview

DiGiCo SD5: “Intelligence is power...”

Remember the CS-D5 Live? Well, the SD5cs is the modern-day incarnation of that console; think the CS-D5 Live on steroids and you're getting close! Yes, it fits directly into the D5's shoes, but thanks to the inclusion of Stealth Digital Processing, floating-point Super FPGA technology, and a host of new features, it packs a far bigger punch.  

Scratching the surface

Like the SD10, the SD5's 37 faders are laid out in three convenient banks of 12 with one master fader with the added benefit of three 15-inch full colour TFT touch screens for even quicker access and multi-user applications. In addition, there are two interactive dynamic metering displays (IDMs) as used in its big brother, the SD7.

The centrally located master screen has been incorporated into the worksurface meterbridge design to provide a lower profile meter bridge and allow for complete user feedback; this means the engineer never needs to move far from mix position: there is clear visibility of everyone on stage, and all control is less than an arm's length away.

To make life even easier, engineers can recall or save presets on the channel strip; and recall or save snapshots using the master screen or 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 SD5cs provides 132 processing 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 (eight on the outputs) 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 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 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, 24 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.

In addition, we've included 56 configurable busses, all of which are assignable as mono/stereo 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 stereo/LCR Master buss. Essentially, users have the equivalent of 87 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

The rear of the SD5 houses all of the I/O, and there's plenty: eight mic inputs, eight line inputs, eight mono AES I/O, four redundant MADI ports.

In addition, there is an optional DiGiCo SoundGrid module which can be fitted  This 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.

 

Options

The following options are available:

Specifications subject to change without notice. E&OE

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Looking for recent install and sound rental user stories featuring the DiGiCo SD5CS?

I have loved returning to the great flexibility and sonic quality that DiGiCo consoles provide. They sound great and the SD8 and SD9 were a very cost effective solution to the needs of the Gotye show.

Ade Barnard - Founder - Monitor City

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Alberto Liras - Monitor Engineer - David Bisbal

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Sammy Freh - GSF Co Owner

The sound quality is what really sets the SD7 apart. The D5 sounded better then any other digital console in the marketplace - the SD7 sounds even better. Additionally, the SD7 is capable of an incredible amount of inputs and outputs. The processing power is far and above all the competition. The user interface is a continuation of the DiGiCo touch-set and the colors are cool.

Jack Boessneck - Eighth Day Sound

Overall it went very well. Everyone was very satisfied and enthusiastic.

Rob Van Der Meijs - Founder - Da Capo

The SD7 performed flawlessly at the Zagrebacki Festival and everyone who used it was delighted with it. It is already been booked for the WinDays conference and MTV Summerblast . We know it will be extremely busy in the coming months.

Nenad Zubaj - Chief Sound Engineer - PROMO LOGISTIKA
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