SD7 : Live Digital Console with Stealth Digital Processing™

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SD7 : Overview

DiGiCo SD7: “With great power comes great responsibility...”

If it's everything that you're after, the SD7 is the console for you. Our flagship model offers mind-blowing I/O capabilities and sets new standards in high-density digital processing via our proprietary Stealth mixing and routing engine and game-changing, Super FPGA technology.

To put that into perspective, it delivers eight times the power of our industry standard D5 Live.

Scratching the surface

A combination of technologies have been seamlessly integrated into the SD7's worksurface to meet the everyday needs of any touring engineer. We've managed to pack them into three user-friendly interactive 15-inch high-resolution touch screens, each of which accommodates a bank of 12 faders,  to provide the user with the perfect platform – everything is just 'where it should be'.

To make navigation even easier, we've added high-definition interactive meter bridges and multicoloured knobs and switches; and for further functionality and flexibility, 16 assignable faders (one bank of 12, one bank of four) sit neatly below the master screen in the centre of the console, taking the SD7's fader tally to a sizeable 52.

To increase the fader count further for multi-engineer applications and shows, an EX-007 Fader Expansion unit is available. Two EX-007s can be connected via a simple Cat5e connector for remote control or simply to increase your fader count to 100.

What's under the hood?

If knowledge really is power, SD7 is our Einstein: it boasts a massive 256 processing paths at 48kHz/96kHz (or 128 at 192kHz).

Standard channel processing, whether inputs or outputs, includes Channel Delay, DiGiTube, Single and Multi Channel Presets, Dual insert points, Hi- and Lo-pass filters @ 24dB/octave, four-band parametric EQ (eight on outputs) with band curve selection and Dynamic EQ on each band, Dual insert points, DiGiCo's DYN 1 (Compressor, De-esser or Multi Channel Compressor) and DYN 2 (Gate, Compressor or Ducker).

The master section incorporates 32 gangable 32-band graphic EQs, 48 stereo effects, and 36 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 128 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 32 x 32 output matrix , dual solo busses, and a Master buss. Essentially, users have the equivalent of 160 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 SD7's local I/O includes 12 analogue inputs, 12 analogue outputs and 12 AES I/O (mono); and when coupled with a second engine, with four redundant MADI ports per engine, and one Optocore loop with the ability for an option for a second to be fitted.

This amounts to a monumental 1392 I/O connections on a single optic loop with one worksurface.

In addition, there is an optional DiGiCo SoundGrid module which can be fitted to both engines for full redundancy when linked to two external PC servers such as SoundGrids or DiGiGrids. 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. Click here for more info.

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Testimonials

"It is amazing to plug in a new console and actually notice a difference in the sound. I have drunk the DiGiCo Kool-Aid. The sound is very clear and the dynamics are far and away better and cleaner sounding and more powerful."

Jason Batuyong - X Factor USA

"The support from DiGiCo was very good - David Webster and Rob Andrews spent an afternoon and the better part of an evening with Didos FOH engineer and I, going through the ins and outs of the console and making sure we felt comfortable enough with it that we were happy to use it when the band came in the following morning."

Britannia Row Productions

"By running at 96kHz and eliminating intermediate analogue conversion, people commented that it sounded like a blanket had been taken off the PA"

Dieter Van Denzel - Ampco Flashlight

"There is a lot going on with The Killers. People think of them as a straightforward rock band, but there are something like 90 inputs. There are two or three different guitar amps for each of the guys, so James takes separate inputs for pretty well everything. Both the SD7 and D5 at each show ran with two fully loaded stage racks."

Paul Timmins - Capital Sound

"I have used a DiGiCo console on numerous other tours. First and foremost the console has to sound good. For me this is the most important feature. Working with someone like George Michael means the sound requirements are very exacting. The desk has to deliver a sonic image as close as possible to that of the original CD. I think DiGiCo has produced a digital desk that is sonically on a par with any of the top of the line analogue desks. The transition from analogue or other digital consoles is very straightforward."

Gary Bradshaw - FOH Engineer George Michael

"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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