DiGiCo SD8 Digital Mixing Console

DiGiCo SD8 brings you the complete DiGiCo digital mixing experience, from the ultimate in intuitive user interfaces to the power and purity of Stealth Digital Processing, at a price point more commonly associated with midrange mixing consoles.

DiGiCo SD8 Digital Mixing Console

Whether you're moving up from an analogue console or adding more flexibility to your existing systems, the SD8 offers all the major features and versatility of the acclaimed DiGiCo D Series. It's also the world's first 'affordable' console to provide the smoothness, accuracy and dynamic range of the latest generation Super FPGA technology with floating point processing, the heart of the groundbreaking DiGiCo SD7.

In its compact frame, the most affordable DiGiCo console ever built provides a powerful array of live sound engineering tools, laid out with the clarity you'd expect from a worksurface designed by the award winning team at DiGiCo. It offers an extensive specification in a complete digital package. It has a stage MaDiRack with 48 microphone inputs as standard, 8 analogue outputs and dual MADI connections - making rehearsal and live show recording simple and inexpensive - a digital MADI multicore, a full worksurface and 8 line outputs which can be reconfigured to create up to 24 for monitoring.

Two discrete master busses, 24 mono or stereo busses and a 12 x 12 matrix complete the channel and bussing structure. But that's not all, since the versatile SD8 also provides dual solo busses for greatly increased flexibility as a monitor console. The DiGiCo SD8. A new world of performance and versatility in a midrange console.

Built for the road

DiGiCo SD8 Digital Mixing Console Controls

Every inch an engineer's console, the SD8 is designed for the rough and tumble of the road, the pressure of corporate events and festivals, the rehearsals and nightly changes of operator in the theatre world as well as the unique challenges of providing excellent, repeatable audio for houses of worship. Powerful as it is on the inside, the SD8 is ready for everything the road can throw at it too. A sturdy steel chassis provides excellent rigidity, while the laminated worksurface is highly resistant to wear and tear. Every aspect of the worksurface and the MaDiRack exudes DiGiCo quality, from the perfectly weighted encoder wheels and faders to the durable silk screening and solid construction. A dual, hot-swappable, integrated switch-mode power supply provides peace of mind.

Features

Faders: 37 x 100mm touch-sensitive, motorised 14 x 60mm touch sensitive, motorised
Screens: 1 x 15" (38cm) LCD high - resolution touch screen
Meters: 38 x 20-segment LED bargraph
Busses: 24 Mono or Stereo busses + LR master
Solo busses: 2 stereo busses
Matrix: 12 x 12 matrix (additional to busses above)
Control Groups: 12, selectable for VCA-style, Moving fader, Mute Group
Graphic Eq: 12 x 32-band, Gain +/- 12dB
Internal FX: 6 Stereo FX processors
Local I/O: 8 x mic/line I/O, 8 x AES I/O (4 stereo pr)
MADI interface: 2 redundant interfaces, 75 ohm BNC connectivity
Optic interface: Optocore (Optional factory fit only)
MIDI interface: In / Out / Through
VGA port: DB-15 mini-female (1024 x 768 resolution)
USB ports (3): USB 2
Light connection (2): XLR3 1.2 - 12V
Ext Sync: Word clock, AES, MADI, Optics
Headphone: TRS unbalanced / 8-600 ohms - 1/4 inch Jack
Dimensions: 1347mm (w) x 811mm (d) x 254mm (h)
Weight: 71.3Kg (149.3Kg with optional flightcase)
Flightcase (Optional) Dimensions: 1517mm (w) x 1133mm (h) x 452mm (d)
Power Requirements: 90-264 VAC, 47-63Hz Auto Sensing. 230VA typical, 295VA peak (meters full, faders moving)
Redundancy: Internal PSU x 2

Audio Specifications

Sample rate: 48kHz or 44.1kHz
Processing delay: 2ms typ (60 stereo channels, stage input through L-R buss to stage output)
Internal processing: Up to 40-bit, floating point
A>D & D>A Converter Bit Depth: 24-bit
Frequency response: +/- 0.6dB (20Hz - 20kHz)
THD: <0.05% @ unity gain, 10dB input @ 1kHz
Channel Seperation: Better than 90dB (40Hz - 15kHz)
Residual output noise: <90dBu typ (20Hz - 20kHz)
Microphone Input Equivalent Noise: Better than -126dB
Maximum Output: +22dBu
Maximum Input: +22dBu

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 PEQ (hi & lo bands switchable shelving or bell), Freq; 20 - 20kHz Gain; +/- 18dB, Q: 0.1 -20 (parametric) / 0.10-0.85 (shelf)
Compressor: 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
Gate: n/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 PEQ (hi & lo bands switchable shelving or bell), Freq; 20 - 20kHz, Gain; +/- 18dB, Q; 0.1 - 20 (parametric) / 0.10 - 0.85 (shelf)
Compressor: on / off, Threshold; -60 - 0dB, Attack; 500us - 100ms, Release; 10ms - 10s, Ratio; 1:1 - 50:1, Gain; 0 - 40dB with Autogain option, Link; any channel / buss
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
Insert B: (post eq/dyn) On/off
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

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