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

"The D5 is very quick to learn and it handles very well in a live situation. And of course it sounds great!"

Ivan Mangelschots - DB Videoproductions

"It is a hard-working, great-sounding desk that is very powerful, and I think it is going to be one of those consoles that is a staple of the regional and major sound companies. It is affordable and everyone needs one in their inventory."

Rob Thomas - FOH Engineer - Train

"We hear it all the time, how natural the system sounds when DiGiCos are on the show instead of other consoles. And as a company, DiGiCo has been unbelievably supportive of their products, which is why we enjoy working with them. No matter how small the question might be they are always there to speak with engineers, and the DiGiCo training seminars are very helpful when we first purchased our consoles. Hopefully in the near future, we will be replacing the smaller consoles we have from other manufacturers with SD9s - which are perfect for smaller shows that need an even smaller footprint than the SD8."

Lou Castellucci - Director Of Audio Services - NMR

"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 D1 has an excellent pedigree, the sonic qualities are very clear and it is very easy to teach to engineers who haven’t used one before"

Paul Smith - Apex Acoustics

"I knew that DiGiCo made extremely intuitive and simply great-sounding consoles, and with the SD8s massive onboard digital processing and control available in an easy-to-operate package was the deciding factor for me. The onboard package is phenomenal, and I get everything I want and more."

Scott Ramsay - Founder - Broadcast Support
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