DiGiCo Digital Mixing Consoles

SD9 MAIN FEATURES

  • 48 Flexi Input Channels
  • 24 Flexi Aux / Sub-Group Busses
  • LR/LCR Master Bus
  • 12 x 8 Full Processing Matrix
  • 2 Solo
  • 8 Dynamic Equalizers
  • 8 DiGiTuBes
  • 8 Multiband Compressors
  • 8 Digital FX
  • 16 Graphic Equalizers
  • Optional Waves Integration
  • 48/96kHz Sample Rate
  • Factory Order only Optics

SD9 : Overview

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DiGiCo SD9: “It's off the hook.....”

The SD9 is a super-flexible, complete integrated system powered by Stealth Digital Processing and floating point Super FPGA technology. This lightweight, small-footprint console was designed with multiple applications in mind therefore is equally suited to life on the road or as part of any fixed installation, be it a theatre, conference centre, house of worship or school. The SD9 provides outstanding performance at a very competitive price point.

Scratching the surface

The SD9 features 24 touch-sensitive motorised faders and benefits from quick access function buttons for faster response times. At the heart of the console's worksurface is a 15-inch, high resolution TFT LCD touch screen with backlit display.

In addition, the SD9 benefits from dedicated multi-function control knobs and electronic labelling.

What's under the hood?

The SD9 boasts 48 Flexi Channels (configurable as either mono or stereo) at 48kHz/96kHz, which is the equivalent of 96 channels of full DSP processing.

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 with band curve selection, Dual insert points, DiGiCo's DYN 1 (Compressor, De-esser or assignable Multi Channel Compressor) and DYN 2 (Gate, Compressor or Ducker).

The console also benefits from eight 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 eight assignable Multiband Compressors and eight 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 16 gangable 32-band graphic EQs, eight stereo effects (selectable from a palette of 33), and eight 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.

We've also included 24 Flexi busses (mono or stereo), 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 12 x 8 output matrix, dual solo busses, and a Master buss. Essentially, users have the equivalent of 47 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 SD9 has a vast Local I/O section including eight mic inputs, eight line outs, four mono AES/EBU, one MADI port, and two dedicated D-Rack Ports.

The D-Rack is a 32-input, eight-output remote I/O rack which comes as standard with the SD9 with the option to increase to 16 outputs if desired. Users can also connect a second D-Rack (as with the Rack Pack combination) which will provide a total of 72 mic inputs.

There is also a factory fit Optocore option which allows for connectivity to all DiGiCo racks and consoles in a redundant loop.

In addition, there is an optional DiGiCo SoundGrid module which, when linked to an external PC server such as SoundGrid or DiGiGrid. 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 64 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.

Options

The following options are available:

Specifications subject to change without notice. E&OE

DiGiCo SD9

Live Digital Console with Stealth Digital Processing™

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Looking for recent install and sound rental user stories featuring the DiGiCo SD9?

I decided to buy the SD11i as it can handle these shows and venues brilliantly, either as a FOH console, as a combined FOH and monitor solution, or an add on monitor console.

Steve Watston - FOH Engineer

I am actually using less EQ on everything. The dynamics are clean and react the way they should. A few of the band members are really into the technology and get excited about what I am using. For the most part though, they are just happy with a good, consistent sound and I think we have achieved that for this band and this tour.

Stephen Curtain - Monitors - Tool

A DiGiCo console was not originally specified for this tour. I had to stick to my guns to get the desk I wanted and I do not regret my decision one bit. The SD7 sounds better than a D5 and, from my experience, the D5 already sounds better than anything else!

Dave Bracey - FOH Engineer Massive Attack

The processing, flexibility and clean preamp sound made the SD8 the ideal mixer for this show.

Humayun Atiq - Hi-Tech Audio Systems

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 DiGiCos sound great and are pretty amazing tools. There is no question that at both ends of the snake we have vastly improved the quality of both what the audience hears and what the band hears in their IEM mixes by upgrading to the SD7s

Ken Pooch Van Druten - FOH Engineer - Linkin Park
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