DiGiCo Digital Mixing Consoles

SD9B MAIN FEATURES

  • 96 Input Channels
  • 48 Aux / Sub-Group Busses
  • LR/LCR/LCRS/5.1 Master Bus
  • 12 x 8 Full Processing Matrix
  • 2 Solo
  • 158 Dynamic Equalizers
  • 158 DiGiTuBes
  • 158 Multiband Compressors
  • 12 Digital FX
  • 16 Graphic Equalizers
  • Optional Waves Integration
  • 48/96kHz Sample Rate
  • Factory Fit order only Optics

SD9B : Overview

DiGiCo SD9B: “It's off the hook.....”

Though identical in appearance to the SD9, the SD9B provides even more functionality as it has been developed for broadcast applications. As well as full Flexi channel capability, routing flexibility has been vastly increased to allow for LCRS and 5.1 mixes as well as stereo and LCR.

In addition, broadcast-specific features include a complete 5.1 monitor matrix with 48 x 6 source to speaker selection; mutli channel folding; user defined stem order selection; Mix Minus busses (one per mono channel); backstop PFL (over press) and Auto PFL; andAudio Follow Video implementation.   

Scratching the surface

The SD9B 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 SD9B benefits from dedicated multi-function control knobs and electronic labelling.

What's under the hood?

The SD9B 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 158 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 158 Multiband Compressors and 158 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 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.

In addition, we've included 48 busses, all of which are assignable as mono/stereo groups or auxiliary busses, though the SD9B's busses can also be assigned as one Surround + 16 Flexi, two Surround + 13 Flexi, or three Surround + 10 Flexi. In addition to these busses, for further configurability, we've provided a 16 x 16 output matrix, dual solo busses for PFL and on-air soloing in mono, stereo LCRS and 5.1; and an LR/LCR/LCRS/5.1 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 SD9B 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 SD9B 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.
For even greater distances, an optional single mode optical connection can be fitted with the ability to interchange transceivers.

In addition, there is an optional DiGiCo SoundGrid module which can be fitted to the engine. 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.

 

Options

The following options are available:

Specifications subject to change without notice. E&OE

SD9B : Downloads

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Looking for recent install and sound rental user stories featuring the DiGiCo SD9B?

DiGiCo was our first major foray into digital consoles and we find their versatility a major bonus for us as a rental company. The fact that they are specified and accepted by a lot of artists is also a big help. It is a product we can use in a variety of situations and ultimately that is what makes it pay.

Paul Dobson - Dobson Sound

I do not want to trash the previous console that we used as it served us well for 9 years on the GRAMMYs, but there is no comparison, and everyone from the NARAS members, to the guest mixers, and of course, all of the audio crew, noticed an immediate difference.

Ron Reaves - FOH Engineer - The 54th Grammy Awards

I know there are a lot of new consoles out there and they have some cool features, but in terms of customization, routing, layout, audio quality and macros, DiGiCo is still at the top of the game. They continue to lead this industry

James Shaw - FOH Engineer - Ben Harper

All in all, this seems to be about as foolproof and easy to use a system as you can get.

Matt Manasse - Rufus Wainwright

Everyone seems to get all esoteric when it comes to sonic quality. Just like wine, you have to ask yourself, Do I like it? Because at the end of the day, that is all that matters. Without trashing the others, I have used 95% of the other digital desks on the market and I always come back to the D5.

Clay Hutson - Monitor Engineer

This is the first digital console that has a great sound, plenty of headroom and it sounds perfect, even when you fill out all the channels. The console is also very user friendly, so that even a beginner in digital audio mixing world can dig into it immediately.

Sasan Ciro Cirkovic - Owner - Cash Sound
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