Digico SD9

The future is here, and how. A compact, world-class digital mixing system at an exceptional price. Forget the limitations of conventional digital or analogue mixing. The new DiGiCo SD9 is a class apart and a whole generation ahead.

At its heart is the same Stealth Digital Processing and unique Super FPGA technology that add up to the finest sonic quality yet heard in a digital mixing console. This is what powers the legendary, top of-the-line DiGiCo SD7 and is the sound of the console chosen for U2's 360° Tour, The Killers' Get Six of the Best, Aerosmith Toys in the Attic, Massive Attack, Madonna's Sticky & Sweet tour and Kylie's European Arena tour, events such as the Montreux Jazz Festival, television shows such as The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent and major theatrical productions such as Billy Elliot, Lion King and Love Never Dies.

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Now, with the SD9, you can mix with that same, high-end audio quality in a smaller package and at a lower cost. Add in the elegant, moving fader work surface and giant full colour TFT LCD touch screen and the SD9 will bring back the joy of live mixing in real time - whatever your budget. What's more, the accompanying D-Rack means the SD9 is a complete, integrated system including mixing work surface, digital stage interface and CAT5E digital multicore. You can simultaneously record 56 channels direct to your favourite multitrack software or DAW, bring those tracks back in to remix or rehearse, and recall everything on the night via the SD9's powerful Snapshot facilities. The DiGiCo SD9. Join the revolution.

Stealth Digital Processing (Super FPGA) technology
Stealth Digital Processing (Super FPGA) technology
Gives unparalleled sonic quality, performance and reliability. Future proofed technology, proven in the award winning SD7 and SD8 on some of the world's largest concert tours, musical theatre productions and prestigious installations. Now, the SD9 gives the same stunning sonic performance at an incredible price point.
All new D-Rack (remote mic Pre amps and outputs)
All new D-Rack (remote mic Pre amps and outputs)
A new floor or rack mount stage box from DiGiCo, with 32 inputs and up to 16 outputs all on one CAT5E cable. And that's only the half of it: double your capacity by connecting two D-Racks to one console.
DiGiCo's signature Large TFT Touch Screen
DiGiCo's signature Large TFT Touch Screen
Previously only a dream in this class of console, the SD9's Large TFT Touch Screen allows instant access to key functions, alleviating the need for tedious layer and menu driven access.
Flexi Channels
Flexi Channels
Flexi channels provide an amazing level of flexibility and processing punch. In mono mode, each channel has a 'Main' and 'Alt' input, providing two instantly switchable paths per channel. This is ideal for all applications where spare inputs are essential and alleviates the frustration of consuming worksurface controls and channels. It also means that when you switch to the 'Alt' or spare, all channel processing settings are already in place for a smooth change over.
Incredible processing power for channels and busses
Incredible processing power for channels and busses
As with the exceptionally successful SD8, all channels have full processing all the time and can all be mono or stereo. The same is true for the 16 busses and the two solo busses, true LCR Master and an additional 8 matrix busses.
Extra MADI I/O port
Extra MADI I/O port
Allows a simple connection for record and playback of 56 channels to any DAW, and connection to any existing DiGiCo stage rack or console system, or even provides a broadcast feed.

Console Features

  • 8 Local microphone preamps
  • 8 Local analogue outputs
  • 4 AES3 local outputs
  • 48 Stereo channels
  • 16 Flexi busses (for groups or auxiliaries)
  • 8 Channels of dynamic eq
  • 8 Channels of Multiband compression
  • 8 Digital FX engines
  • 8 Channels of DiGiTuBe (previously only on the SD7)
  • 12 x 8 Matrix
  • Multi channel folding

D Rack Features

  • 32 microphone inputs
  • 8 line outputs
  • 8 modular outputs that can be selected as either analogue or AES (providing a maximum capacity of 32 ins and 16 outs)
  • AVIOM expansion available

Specifications

General

  • Faders 24 x 100mm touch-sensitive, motorised
  • Screens 1 x 15” (38cm) LCD high - resolution touch screen
  • Meters 24 x 8-segment LED bargraph
  • Input Channels 48 Flexi Channels Mono or Stereo
  • Busses 16 Flexi Mono or Stereo busses + LR or LCR master
  • Solo busses 2 stereo busses
  • Matrix 12 x 8 matrix (additional to busses above)
  • Control Groups 8, selectable for VCA-style, Moving fader, Mute Group
  • Graphic Eq 16 x 32-band, Gain +/- 12dB
  • Internal FX 8 Stereo FX processors
  • Local I/O 8 x mic/line I/O, 4 x AES/EBU I/O (mono)
  • MADI interface 1 x 75 ohm BNC connectivity
  • D-Rack interface 2 x RJ45 shielded connectivity
  • MIDI interface In / Out / Through
  • VGA port DB-15 mini-female (1024 x 768 resolution)
  • USB ports (3) USB2
  • Light connection (2) XLR3 1.2 – 12V
  • Ext Sync Word clock, MADI
  • Headphone TRS unbalanced / 8-600 ohms 1/4 inch Jack
  • GPI 2 x 1/4 inch Jack
  • GPO 2 x 1/4 inch Jack

Physical

  • SD9 Dimensions 878mm/34.6inch (w) x 785mm/30.9inch (d) x 262mm/10.3inch (h)
  • SD9 Weight 36Kg (79lbs)
  • D-Rack 412mm/16.22inch (w) x 312mm/12.3inch (d) x 179mm/7inch (h)  
  • D-Rack Weight 7.4Kg (16lbs)

Audio Specifications

  • Sample rate 48kHz
  • Processing delay 2ms Typical (48 stereo channels, stageinput through L-R buss to stage output)
  • Internal processing Up to 40-bit, floating point
  • A>D & D>A 24-bit Converter Bit Depth
  • Frequency response +/- 0.6dB (20Hz – 20kHz)
  • THD <0.05% @ unity gain, 10dB input @ 1kHz
  • Channel Separation Better than 90dB (40Hz – 15kHz)
  • Residual output noise <90dBu Typical (20Hz - 20kHz)
  • Microphone Input Better than -126dB Equivalent Noise
  • Maximum Output +22dBu
  • Maximum Input +26dBu

Processing Channel Specifications

  • Input Channel
  • Name User-defined / Presets
  • Channel Selection Mono / Stereo
  • Input Routing Main & Alternate Input
  • Analogue Gain -20 to +60dB
  • Phase Normal / Reverse
  • Digital Trim -40 to +40dB
  • Delay <1.3 sec (coarse & fine control)
  • LPF 20 – 20kHz, 24dB / Oct
  • HPF 20 – 20kHz, 24dB / Oct
  • Insert A (pre eq/dyn) On/Off
  • Insert B (post eq/dyn) On/Off
  • Equalisation 4 band EQ: Parametric or Dynamic Dynamic EQ on up to 4 Flexi channels (Low/Lowshelf, lower-mid/lowshelf, upper-mid/hishelf, hi/hishelf)
    on/off
    Freq; 20 – 20kHz
    Gain; +/- 18dB
    Q: 0.1 -20 (parametric) / 0.10-0.85 (shelf)
  • Dynamic Eq on/off
    Over/under
    Band on/off
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 500us – 100ms
    Release; 10ms – 10s
    Ratio; 1:1 – 50:1
  • Compressor Single or Multiband (3 band) Multiband and Compression on up to 4 flexi channels on/off
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 500us – 100ms
    Release; 10ms – 10s
    Ratio; 1:1 – 50: 1
    Gain; 0 to +40dB with Autogain option
    Link; any channel / buss
    Hi crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Lo crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Gate on/off
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 50us – 100ms
    Hold; 2ms – 2s
    Release; 5ms – 5s
    Range; 0 - 90dB
    Key; Any source
    Key listen
    Freq/width; 20 – 20kHz
  • EQ/Dyn order EQ/Dyn or Dyn/EQ
  • Mute Channel mute / hard mute
  • Solo Solo Buss 1 / Solo Buss 2 / Both,
  • Auto solo
  • Channel Safe Input, eq, dyn, aux, pan, fade/mute, inserts, buss, directs, full safe
  • Output Routing Buss, Insert A, Insert B, FX
  • Direct: on/off, pre-mute / pre-fade / post-fade, level +/- 18dB
  • Fader 100mm motorised fader -∞ to +10dB

Processing Channel Specifications

  • Aux / Group / Matrix Output
  • Name User-defined / Presets
  • Phase Normal / Reverse
  • Digital Trim -20 to +60dB
  • Delay <1.3 sec (coarse & fine control)
  • LPF 20 – 20kHz, 24dB / Oct
  • HPF 20 – 20kHz, 24dB / Oct
  • Insert A (pre eq/dyn) On/Off
  • Insert B (post eq/dyn) On/Off
  • Equalisation 4 band EQ:
    Parametric or Dynamic Dynamic EQ on up to 4 Flexi Busses (low /lowshelf, lower-mid/lowshelf, upper-mid/hishelf, hi/hishelf)
    Freq; 20 – 20kHz
    Gain; +/- 18dB
    Q: 0.1 -20 (parametric) / 0.10-0.85 (shelf)
  • Dynamic Eq on/off
    Over/underBand on/off
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 500us – 100ms
    Release; 10ms – 10s
    Ratio; 1:1 – 50:1
  • Compressor Single or Multiband (3 band) Multiband Compression on up to 4 Flexi Busseson/off
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 500us – 100ms
    Release; 10ms – 10s
    Ratio; 1:1 – 50: 1
    Gain; 0 to +40dB with Autogain option
    Link; any channel / buss
    Hi crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Lo crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Gate on/off
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 50us – 100ms
    Hold; 2ms – 2s
    Release; 5ms – 5s
    Range; 0 - 90dB
    Key; Any source
    Key listenFreq/width; 20 – 20kHz
  • EQ/Dyn order EQ/Dyn or Dyn/EQ
  • Mute Channel mute / hard mute
  • Solo Solo Buss 1 / Solo Buss 2 / Both, Auto solo
  • Channel Safe trim, eq, dyn, fade/mute, inserts, outputs, full safe
  • Output Routing Outputs, Insert A, Insert B, FX
  • Fader 100mm motorised fader -∞ to + 10dB

DiGiCo reserves the right to improve or otherwise alter any information supplied in this document or any other documentation supplied hereafter. E&OE.

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