DiGiCo Digital Mixing Consoles

SD7 MAIN FEATURES

  • 253 (MAX) Input Channels
  • 128 Aux / Sub-Group Busses
  • L/R/LCR Master Bus
  • 32 x 32 Full Processing Matrix
  • 2 Solo
  • 256 Dynamic Equalizers
  • 256 DiGiTuBes
  • 256 Multiband Compressors
  • 48 Digital FX
  • 32 Graphic Equalizers
  • Optional Waves Integration
  • 48/96/192 kHz Sample Rate
  • One loop as standard Optics

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.

New EX-007

Options

The following options are available:

Specifications subject to change without notice. E&OE

DiGiCo SD7

Live Digital Console with Stealth Digital Processing™

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Looking for recent install and sound rental user stories featuring the DiGiCo SD7?

As a rental house we stock several console brands to meet rider requirements. But when the decision is ours, the choice is always DiGiCo. We would not do a gig like Ultra with anything else.

Andre Serafini - Owner - Beechsound

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

Having achieved a comfort level with the new SD9, we were confident the SD9 could handle this task. For this event, we used all 40 flexi channels, 28 mono, 12 stereo derived from the back-up band, RF and hard-wired mics, as well as the Video and CD playback inputs

Tom Heinisch - SK Systems

I know there are a lot of new consoles out there and they have some cool features, but in terms of customization, routing, layout, audio quality and macros, DiGiCo is still at the top of the game. They continue to lead this industry

James Shaw - FOH Engineer - Ben Harper

I am using an SD8 for the first time for small showcases, small concerts and live radio here. It is great and I can do what I want with no problems. It is the third year I have worked at the festival, but the first year with this console. It is a great product. It sounds great.

Ghislain Butscher - Montreux Jazz Festival

The DiGiCo sound quality and versatility is unbeatable and can deal with up to 16 IEMs and ten wedges plus reverbs easily

John Gale - Monitor Engineer - Elaine Page
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