DiGiCo DS00 Live Digital Mixing Console

Soundtracs DS-00 is a fully flexible, non-compromised digital console designed to face head-on a market in transition.

Meeting today's budget constraints, yet rich in features, it fits into any user application with a huge array of options to exceed any requirement. The compact frame of the DS-00 houses a comprehensive feature set. Yet while some compact consoles achieve their dimensions by implementing complex layers of menus and submenus and multi-function controls, the DS-00 is as user-friendly as you would expect from a Soundtracs console. It also allows expansion, so whereas other consoles offer little or nothing in terms of future expansion, the DS-00 is the heart of a system that can expand to meet your own requirements.

DS00 Live Digital Mixing Console

As standard, it comes with 64 channels of full processing, 40 busses and mixing in surround formats up to 7.1. It also comes with eight analogue inputs, 16 analogue outputs, 24 AES I/O with sample rate conversion per XLR, and 8 I/O optical connection. It also has a dedicated MADI input and output, to connect a third-party hard disk recording system such as Sadie, Nuendo, Pro Tools etc.

Up to four EX-00 eight-fader expansion units, each with a TFT touchscreen and full metering, can be added to extend the console to up to a 49-fader surface. Every channel has the same full processing including eight equalisers - six fully parametric bands, plus high and low pass filters in the side chains, dynamics and access to all 40 busses - per channel.

Full transport control with jog and shuttle on the surface, controls machines via RS422 9-pin and MIDI machine control with SMPTE, MIDI and 9-pin outputs. The latest digitally-driven TFT touch screen technology is featured, and an SVGA output is provided for an overview screen for a complete overview of channels and buss outputs.

Post Production & Film

The DS-00 from Sountracs provides a powerful array of standard features for post production and film, including comprehensive automation and a full monitor matrix, with further dedicated film mixing facilities provided by the optional FP-00 module.

The post production features start with a fully featured monitor matrix in the lower master section. The 40 x 8 matrix not only allows for buss/tape switching,but also two calibrated levels and insert points required for Dolby insertion, either in the analogue or digital domain.

Post Production and Film Features

  • 40 x 8 monitor matrix with dolby inserts
  • Full dynamic automation at any speed
  • Networking and file share
  • Speed of operation
  • Surround formats up to 7.1

Music Recording

The expandable work surface of the DS-00 and the modular I/O rack framesmakes it possible for a music studio totailor the system to fit in with existingoutboard equipment.The consoles expandable channel countmakes it possible to create large mixeswith unrivalled visual feedback.

By adding the onboard effects to the systemthe engineer has access to four stereo and up totwo 7.1 effects processors. These can be savedand automated within the session making itpossible to recall all the settings.

Music Recording Features

  • Expandable surface with EX-00
  • Up to 160 channels with full processing
  • On-board FXG 96khz operation with multiple output sample rates
  • 40-Buss plus 96 direct sends

Broadcast

The DS-00 is ideally suited to live-to-air mixing with its straightforward layout and channel strip on-screen displays. The optional broadcast kit brings with it all the key features and functionality required in modern analogue and digital broadcast.

A dedicated mix minus output is available on 96 channels, with a direct talk-to-output and the ability to source the buss from one of four independent mix minus busses. A subtractive buss mix minus is also featured on every buss output.

Broadcast Features

  • Full console shadowing 100% redundancy
  • Back-stop PFL
  • 96 Dedicated mix minus sends
  • Subtractive buss mix minus
  • GPO-GPI option
  • 8 User defined macro buttons

Outside Broadcast

The DS-00's compact but expandable size with its powerful feature list makes it ideally suited to installations in both small and large OB applications. The OptoCore option makes it possible to run longer distances via fibre optics as well as straightforward connection to the DiGiCo range of consoles.

The ability to route any input to any channel and route busses to multiple outputs makes it possible for the console to fit into the toughest OB application.

Outside broadcast features

  • Off-line configuration on lap-top
  • Full snapshots with channel scope and timing
  • Redundant PSU option
  • SVGA channel and output overview screen
  • Simple connection to digico D5 live system

DS-00 Expansion & Networking Options

DS-00 Expansion & Networking Options Diagram

The optional onboard effects package provides six simultaneous effects - four of them stereo and two up to 7.1 - including reverbs,delays, chorus, flange, output processing and more.

The channel upgrade option allows channels to be added to the console up to a maximum of 160 channels. 24-bit I/O expansion is available in blocks of eight in any of the following formats:analogue line/mic; line outputs; AES/EBU I/O with full sample rate conversion at up to 96kHz; ADAT optical and TDIF I/O; and up to four MADII/Os for a total of 224 inputs and outputs.

NetTracs file sharing and the OptoCore audio networking allows multiple consoles to be connected together. NetTracs is ideal for a multi-room facility, with a DS-00 in each room connected via a CAT-5 network, allowing file backups and for projects to move from room to room, including settings for automation and onboard effects.

The complete Soundtracs range of consoles are also compatible, allowing file sharing between different models. With Audio Network a local rack is provided per console and control room, providing local I/O. Shared racks can be connected to the system via fibre to all rooms, allowing any room to pick up I/O in blocks of eight on a redundant loop.

DS-00 Expander Units

EX-00 8-fader

FP-00 Film Panel Expander Unit

DiGiCo DS-00 EX-00 8-fader Expander Unit

Up to four EX-00 eight-fader expansion units, each with a TFT touchscreen and full metering, can be added to extend the console to up to a 49-fader surface. Every channel has the same full processing including eight equalisers - six fully parametric bands, plus high and low pass filters in the side chains, dynamics and access to all 40 busses - per channel.

DiGiCo DS-00 EX-00 8-fader Expander Unit

Configured specifically for mixing large scale feature films, with dedicated paddle switches to buss/tape switch, and user presets that allow the engineer to recall the routing of sources to each paddle during the session.

HD-00 Expander Unit

DiGiCo DS-00 EX-00 8-fader Expander Unit

19-inch rack or surface mounted section, which allows the user to drop in either external outboard gear or a hard disk editor controller.

Specifications

  Analogue Inputs Analogue Outputs
Quantization range: 24-bits 24-bits
Frequency response 20Hz-20kHz: +/-0.2dB +/-0.2dB
Level linearity deviation 0dB to -90dB: 0.3dB <0.3dB
Phase difference between channels 20Hz to 20 kHz: <2 degrees <2 degrees
Channel separation 100Hz to 10kHz: >90dB >90dB
Total harmonic distortion 100Hz to 10kHz: <0.004% <0.004%
Maximum input level (at unity gain) mic and line: +22dBU  
Microphone equivalent input noise
(150 O, 60dB gain):
-127.5dB  
Maximum analogue gain (mic and line): +60dB  
Mic input impedance: >1kO  
All other analogue inputs impedance's: >5kO  
Idle channel noise ratio:   <103dB
Maximum output level:   +22dBU
Output impedance:   50O
Digital I/O
AES/EBU 4bit (w/sample rate converters):
MADI: 56 channels of 24 bit audio
OPTICAL: 512 channel redundant optical loop
 
Clock Sources
Internal: 32, 44.1 and 48kHz using a high stabilitynumerically controlled oscillator
External: From any digital inputBlack burst 75 ohm video reference and Wordclock I/O
Sample range: 30kHz to 50kHz
 
Power Requirements
Console: 87 to 260v AC 50/60Hz autosensing. 300 watts max
Audio rack: 87 to 260v AC 50/60Hz autosensing. 150 watts max
   
Delay  
Input Channel: Up to 240 mS in 0.65 mS increments.
IPC's: Up to 512 ms in 2 sample increments
(Note: All measurements are made with a 22Hz to 22kHz filter andRMS detector.)
Channel Equaliser (IPC Eq has two extra bands with individual band switching)
  High Pass Filter Low Pass Filter
Slope: -12dB/octave -12dB/octave
Frequency range (-3dB): 20Hz to 20kHz (-3dB): 200Hz to 20kHz
  Gain range: Frequency range Q range: Slope
High Band        
Mode 1: Bell 18dB 20Hz to 20kHz 0.1 To 20  
Mode 2: High Shelving 18dB 20Hz to 20kHz 0.1 to 0.85  
Mode 3: Low Pass   20Hz to 20kHz   -12dB/octave
         
Upper Mid Band 18dB 20Hz to 20kHz 0.1 To 20  
         
Lower Mid band 18dB 20Hz to 20kHz 0.1 To 20  
         
Low Band        
Mode 1: Bell 18dB 20Hz to 20kHz 0.1 To 20  
Mode 2: Low Shelving 18dB 20Hz to 20kHz 0.1 to 0.85  
Mode 3: High Pass   20Hz to 20kHz   -12dB/octave
Channel Dynamics Compressor Gate
Threshold range: -50dB to 0dB 50dB to 0dB
Attack range: 500uS to 100mS 50uS to 100mS
Decay range: 10mS to 10S 5mS to 5S
Ratio range: 1:1 to 50:1  
Gain make up range: 0 to 40dB  
Hold range:   2mS to 2S
Gate depth range:   0 to -90dB
Output buss limiter
Attack time: 1 audio sample
Threshold range: 0 to -50dB
Release range: 5mS to 5s

Digico DS00 Digital Mixing Console Dimension Diagrams

Digico DS00 Digital Mixing Console Dimension Diagram


Digico DS00 Digital Mixing Console Dimension Diagram

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