DiGiCo Digital Mixing Consoles

SD9 MAIN FEATURES

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

SD9 : Overview

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 96 Channels at 48kHz/96kHz.

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 Multi Channel Compressor) and DYN 2 (Gate, Compressor or Ducker).

The console also benefits from 155 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 155 Multiband Compressors and 155 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, 12 stereo effects (selectable from a palette of 33), and 12 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 48 busses, all of which are assignable as 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.

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 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.

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 SD10 is a very easy console to navigate. The surface is extremely intuitive, so I was able to organize the desk the way that made sense to me from where I physically sat; I was able to put anything I wanted anywhere, which was invaluable.

Erik Sandberg - FOH Engineer - Ted Conference

DiGiCo desks are very versatile and there are not really and limits to what you can route where, and the sound quality is incredible. DiGiCo is very well regarded in the industry for a good reason.

Sean Busby Little - Monitor Engineer - The Feeling

I had heard great things about DiGiCos SD8. The thing that really sold me on it and made me switch over were the mic pres. I ended up soloing one of the guitar channels on the Profile and soloed the same channel on the SD8 in my in-ears and with no EQ, no high-pass, literally just gain; it was like night and day between the consoles.

Jay Rigby - Monitor Engineer - Cage The Elephant

I am pleased with his decision to use the D1 which was based on the intuitive programming and the sonic clarity of the DiGiCo board when compared to the other options available.

Carles Auli - Sound Designer

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

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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