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?

The first time I used a DiGiCo SD series console, the very first thing I noticed was the transparency of the compressors. That is what got us started at looking into purchasing the SD9 in the first place

Geoff Hidden - FOH Engineer - Gabriel Inglesias

The sound quality is what really sets the SD7 apart. The D5 sounded better then any other digital console in the marketplace - the SD7 sounds even better. Additionally, the SD7 is capable of an incredible amount of inputs and outputs. The processing power is far and above all the competition. The user interface is a continuation of the DiGiCo touch-set and the colors are cool.

Jack Boessneck - Eighth Day Sound

I have used these consoles on multiple tours in the past and have really gotten used to how easy it is to mix for multiple artists on stage using in-ears. I do a lot of channel splitting for ears and wedges, and the ease of use and the clean sound that this console brings makes it an easy choice for doing a large band with in-ears.

John Elmo Sheldon - Monitors - R. Kelly

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

It’s a problem solver, it’s a refinement device and album releasing device. Who would have thought you could do that?

Christopher Pyne - Kylie Minogue

Honestly, no other console is touching what DiGiCo can do right now. You can not network the other consoles the way you can the DiGiCos, so there is really no other game in town.

Jeff Peterson - ATKs FOH Tech
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