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DiGiCo Unveils SD9 Digital Console

DiGiCo is launching the SD9 compact digital console at ProLight+Sound 2010. Receiving its worldwide launch in DiGiCo’s training room in Hall 8.0, the SD9 is offered as a complete, integrated system that includes a mixing surface, D-Rack digital stage interface and Cat-5e digital multicore, with the additional ability to simultaneously record 56 channels directly to your favorite multitrack software or DAW.

DiGiCo offers the SD9 as a solution for touring bands, schools, conference centers, smaller theaters, houses of worship and other applications where exceptional performance and flexibility need to be realized on a tight budget.

The SD9’s worksurface features a full-color digital TFT LCD touch-sensitive screen, 24 full-length motorized faders with touch-sensitive fader caps, high-resolution bar graph meters, quick-access encoders and buttons, and user defined RGB backlit LCD scribble strips to ensure that all functions of the system are available to users in a split second, with no hunting through multiple menus.

Featuring the third generation Stealth Digital Processing software, the SD9’s Super FPGA technology incorporates floating point processing for superior headroom, dynamic range and audio quality. The SD9 also features snapshots, global scope, channel-specific recall scope per snapshot, and a global crossfade for each console section, plus eight user macros that provide quick access to presets.

The new D-Rack is an integral part of the SD9 system and connects to the worksurface via an included digital Cat-5e cable, and features 32 microphone inputs, eight line outputs and eight modular outputs that can be selected as either analog or AES, providing a capacity of 32 inputs and 16 outputs.

The system is expandable, allowing a second D-Rack to be connected via an additional Cat-5e cable, doubling the number of inputs and outputs. The D-Rack can either be floor- or rackmounted with the option of a standard single power supply or dual redundant supplies. A further option provides a fiber-optic connection, allowing full compatibility with any DiGiCo SD Series console fitted with Optics, making the D-Rack ideal as a stage or orchestral compact remote rack, giving access to a maximum of 64 inputs and 32 outputs onstage.

The console also provides a standard MADI connection, which allows 56 channels of studio-quality multitrack recording output to a computer running Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, Samplitude, Reaper, Pro Tools or any other leading multitrack recording software, as well as to any other DiGiCo console or rack.

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