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DiGiCo Leads the Way with SD7 Concept Console

September 2007 saw DiGiCo unveil its concept of the future, the SD7, in front of 120 of its distributors, sound engineers, designers and rental companies who were invited to an exclusive party held at London’s Tower Bridge and then again at London’s PLASA07.

The SD7 is based around a new technology developed at DiGiCo, called Stealth digital processing, and could ultimately bring a whole new dimension to digital mixing.

“The party was mainly to celebrate our MBO,” says DiGiCo marketing director David Webster. “But it also gave us the chance to let our guests have a sneak preview of what we’re working towards. The SD7 is purely a concept, but who knows what the real possibilities could be.”

Stealth is a culmination of embedded FPGA and the new Tiger Sharc from Analogue Devices. John Stadius and Soundtracs were the first to ever use the Sharc for audio mixing, considered the best device for audio DSP and used by many of the leading audio manufacturers.

Once again, Stadius has performed a first: DiGiCo is the first company to use the new Tiger Sharc. But that is only part of the story, as DiGiCo is using Tiger Sharc purely for FX and emulations…

The DiGiCo SD7 Concept Console
The DiGiCo SD7 Concept Console
The DiGiCo SD7 Concept Console on display at PLASA2007
The DiGiCo SD7 Concept Console on display at PLASA2007

 

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