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

SD7 : Downloads

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?

Since we invested in DiGiCo D5s in 2004, they have been consistently in demand and very reliable. The low cost of ownership, coupled with these factors, has made the consoles produce a great return on what we initially perceived as a high investment cost.

John Penn - MD - SSE Audio Group

This console is just so good, it is  not fair to the other ones

Brian Speiser - FOH Mixer & Production Manager - Tedeschi Trucks

Overall, the SD9 is a great, fantastic sounding console, because it gives me all the freedom I want and allows me to configure my mixing desk perfectly for any production; and being such a small footprint, it was absolutely perfect for this show.

Jelmer Dijkstra - Engineer - Orfeo Ed Euridice Opera

I have been using DiGiCo since 2010, maybe a little before, and I used a D5 in 2007. The audio quality is stellar!

Jim Roach - Monitor Engineer - Janet Jackson

The sound of DiGiCo is so clean and it is SO much easier to place things in the mix than in other consoles. There is a lot of space to work with sonically and I can do everything I want with the on-board FX and Dynamics.

Chris Fillery - Monitor Engineer - Cage the Elephants

It is the sheer number of inputs. We used to use an analogue desk, but now the place would just be full of frames because we have maybe 40 or 50 vocal channels, 60 or so orchestral channels and then effects returns. You end up with well over a hundred inputs and on an analogue desk that just physically too big.

Bobby Aitken - Tosca RAH
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