Quantum 338 Digital
Mixing Console

Own the room with the new generation of Quantum console

Quantum 338
  • 128 Input Channels
  • 64 Aux / Sub-Group Busses
  • LR/LCR/LCRS/5.1 Master Buss
  • 24 x 24 Full Processing Matrix
  • 286 Dynamic Equalizers
  • 48/96 kHz Sample Rate

Quantum 338: Leap ahead

Representing a dramatic leap forward in power and connectivity within a remarkably compact format, Quantum 338 follows the Quantum 7 in defining the future of audio mixing.

Boasting a wealth of new design features and enhancements to create ultimate flexibility of use plus the speed of operation that only Quantum can deliver, Quantum 338 is based on seventh generation FPGAs with an entirely new system architecture. The console merges tried and tested workflows with immense processing muscle and bold innovation including a striking new dark mode.

Under The Hood – Ultimate Stadius!

Quantum 338 puts a trio of 17-inch, 1000 nit, high brightness multitouch screens at your disposal, with both the meter bridge and soft quick select buttons displayed on each screen for quick, intuitive operation. In addition, 70 individual TFT channel displays join the floating Quantum chassis with 38 100mm touch sensitive faders laid out in three blocks of 12 fader banks plus two dedicated user-assignable faders, each with high resolution metering.

Superior local audio connectivity and performance comes courtesy of new “Ultimate Stadius” 32-bit ADC and DAC conversion, which is built into the Quantum 338 as standard alongside six single or three redundant MADI connections, dual DMI slots and a built-in UB MADI USB recording interface.

Also included as standard are Mustard Processing channel strips, Spice Rack plugin style native FPGA processing options, Nodal Processing and True Solo.

I/O

With a maximum of 128 input channels with 64 busses and a 24 x 24 matrix, all with full channel processing, Quantum 338 takes built-in console I/O to new levels of performance.

The console’s 8 local mic/line inputs and eight local line outputs all feature 32-bit “Ultimate Stadius” converters, while users have access to 4 stereo AES/EBU in/out, triple redundant MADI in/out (which can also be configured as 6 MADI I/O at 48kHz), dual DMI card slots, support for dual second generation Optocore loops, a built-in UB MADI USB interface and more. Waves connectivity can also be added with a SoundGrid Interface card, adding up to an additional 64 I/O.

DMI Interface Options

  • DMI-AMM

    This card offers both the SD-Range and the S-Series consoles 48 channels of automatic microphone mixing which can be used in any console input channel.
  • DMI-ADC

    This card provides 16 analogue inputs on 2 x 25 way “D” connectors. The ADC card is a line card only. There is no microphone amplifier or phantom power available. There is no gain control function for these inputs (only digital trim). Maximum input level +22dBu.
  • DMI-AES

    This card provides 16 Inputs (8 pairs) and 16 outputs (8 pairs) on 2 x 25 way “D” connectors. All AES inputs are provided with sample rate conversion (SRC) by default. All AES outputs are synchronised to the mixer system clock.
  • DMI-AVIOM

    This card provides 16 output channels at 48kHz (with SRC) and Supports Aviom's proprietary A-Net Pro16 protocol. It has 1 Ethercon connection and faceplate DIP switched for Stereo output selection.
  • DMI-DAC

    This card provides 16 analogue outputs on 2 x 25 way “D” connectors DAC card is line level only. Maximum output level +22dBu (Digital Full Scale)
  • DMI-DANTE

    This card provides 64 input and 64 output channels at 48KHz and 32 input and 32 output channels at 96KHz. It is provided with Primary and Secondary (backup) Gigabit Ethercon ports for connection to the Dante network.
  • DMI-MADI-B

    This card can be used to connect a Standard MADI stream (64 channels in and out) at 48KHz or 96KHz or an SD Series DiGiCo Rack with the appropriate connector (D2-Rack, SD-Rack, SD-MINIRack)
  • DMI-MADI-C

    This card can be used to connect another DiGiCo device that uses RJ45 Standard MADI (64 channels in and out) at 48KHz or 96KHz or an SD Series DiGiCo Rack with the appropriate connector (D-Rack, D2-Rack)
  • DMI-ME

    This card offers a 40 output interface to Allen & Heath ME-1 or ME-500 Personal Mixers. Multiple personal Mixers can be connected to the DMI ME via the ME-U Hub.
  • DMI-MIC

    This card provides 8 microphone preamp inputs on a 1 x 25 way "D" connector. Each channel has individual, low noise gain control and phantom power. User interface is through a normal channel strip on your console. Maximum input level is +22dBu.
  • DMI-WAVES

    This card will provide 64 input and 64 output channels at 48kHz or 96kHz to the SoundGrid Network with 2 Ethercon ports.
  • DMI-DANTE64@96

    This card provides 64 inputs and 64 outputs to the Dante network at both 48kHz and 96kHz.
  • DMI-HYDRA 2

    This card will provide 56 Input and 56 output channels at 48kHz with Primary and Secondary (backup) optical connections.
  • DMI-KLANG

    This card provides ultra low latency KLANG immersive processing for up to 16 2-channel mixes with 64 inputs at 48kHz or 96kHz.

Quantum 338 I/O Racks & Options

The following rack options are available:

  • SD-Rack

  • SD-MiNi Rack

  • SD-Nano Rack

  • D2-Rack

  • D-Rack

The following interfaces and accessories are available:

  • Orange Box

  • Waves SoundGrid

  • Purple Box

Other related products:

  • Quantum 7

  • Quantum 7B

  • Quantum 7T

Quantum 338 High Rez Image Gallery

128
Input Channels
286
Dynamic EQ
222
DiGiTuBes
24
Digital FX

Quantum 338 Specifications

General Specifications

  • Faders: 38 x 100mm touch-sensitive, motorised
  • Screens: 3 x 17” LCD high – brightness, high – resolution touch screens
  • Input Channels: 128
  • Busses: Up to 64 Aux / Group busses with full processing Mono / Stereo / LCR / LCRS / 5.1
  • Matrix: Up to 24 Input / 24 Outputs with full processing
  • Control Groups: Up to 24, selectable for VCA-style, Moving fader, Mute Group
  • Graphic Eq: 24 x 32-band, Gain +/- 12dB
  • Internal FX: Up to 24 stereo effects comprising floating point reverbs and delay/chorus/pitch/enhancer
  • Spice Rack: 8 mono / 4 stereo Rack Slots
  • Mustard Proc: 36 Processing Strips
  • Nodal Proc: 64 Nodal Processors
  • Local I/O: 8 x 32bit mic/line I/O, 8 x AES I/O
  • MADI interface: 6 x interfaces @ 48kHz,  3 interfaces @ 96kHz, BNC connectivity
  • Optocore Interface: Optional (dual loop available)
  • Sampling rates: 48kHz / 96kHz
  • GPI/GPO: 16
  • DMI: 2 x DiGiCo Multichannel Interface
  • Waves: Optional
  • Ext Sync: Wordclock, AES, MADI, Optocore
  • Quantum 3 Dimensions: 1595mm (w) x 805mm (d) x 482mm (h)
  • Quantum 3 Weight: 70Kg / 154lbs (198Kg / 437 lbs. with flightcase)
  • Quantum 3 Flightcase: 1717mm (w) x 642mm (d) x 1144mm (h)
  • Power Requirements 100V-240V, 50-60Hz, 295VA

Audio Specification

  • Sample Rate: 48kHz or 96kHz
  • Processing Delay: 1ms Typical (channel, SD Rack input through L-R Buss to Stage Output @ 96kHz)
  • Internal Processing: Up to 40-bit, Floating Point
  • A>D & D>A: 32-bit Converter Bit Depth
  • Frequency Response: +/- 0.15dB (20Hz – 20kHz)
  • THD: <0.002% @ Unity Gain, 0dB Input @ 1kHz
  • Channel Separation: Better Than 120dB: (40Hz – 15kHz)
  • Residual Output Noise: <100dBu Typical (20Hz – 20kHz)
  • Microphone Input: Better Than -128dB Equivalent Noise
  • Maximum Output Level: +22dBu
  • Maximum Input Level: +22dBu

Processing Channel Specification
Input Channel

  • Name: User-Defined / Presets
  • Channel Selection: Mono / Stereo / Multi
  • Input Routing: Main & Alternate Input
  • Analogue Gain: -20 to +60dB
  • Phase: Normal / Reverse
  • Digital Trim: -40 to +40dB
  • Delay: Up to 1.3s
  • DiGiTuBe: Drive 0.01 – 50.0
    Bias 0 – 6
  • LPF: 20 – 20kHz, 24dB/Oct
  • HPF: 20 – 20kHz, 24dB/Oct
  • Insert A: (Pre EQ/Dyn) On/Off
  • Equalisation: 4 Band EQ: Parametric or Dynamic (Low/Lowshelf, Lower-Mid/Lowshelf, Upper-Mid/
    Hi Shelf, 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
  • Dynamics 1: Single or Multiband (3-Band)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
    Hi Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Lo Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Knee : Hard, Med, SoftDe-Esser:
    Threshold : 20us – 20ms
    Release : 1ms – 100ms
    Ratio : 1:1 – 50:1
    Ess-Band : Listen On/Off
    Ess-Band Filter Freq / Width: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Dynamics 2: On/OffGate / Ducker:
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 50us – 100ms
    Hold; 2ms – 2s
    Release; 5ms – 5s
    Range; 0 – 90dB
    Key; Any Source
    Key Listen
    Freq/Width; 20 – 20kHzCompressor:
    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
    S/C Source : Any Source
    S/C Listen : On/Off
    S/C Filter Freq/Width: 20Hz – 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: 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 Specification
Aux / Group / Matrix Output

  • Name: User-Defined / Presets
  • Phase: Normal / Reverse
  • Digital Trim: -20 to +60dB
  • Delay: Up to 1.3 sec
  • DiGiTuBe: Drive 0.01 – 50.0
    Bias 0 – 6
  • LPF: 20 – 20kHz, 24dB / Oct
  • HPF: 20 – 20kHz, 24dB / Oct
  • Insert A: (Pre EQ/Dyn) On/Off
  • Equalisation: 8 Band EQ: 4 band Parametric and 4 band parametric or Dynamic (Low/Lowshelf, Lower-Mid/Lowshelf, Upper-Mid/Hi Shelf, 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
  • Dynamics 1: Single or Multiband (3-band)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
    Hi Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Lo Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Knee : Hard, Med, SoftDe-Esser:
    Threshold: 20us – 20ms
    Release: 1ms – 100ms
    Ratio: 1:1 – 50:1
    Ess-Band: Listen On/Off
    Ess-Band Filter Freq/Width: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Dynamics 2: On/OffGate / Ducker:
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 50us – 100ms
    Hold; 2ms – 2s
    Release; 5ms – 5s
    Range; 0 – 90dB
    Key; Any Source
    Key Listen
    Freq/Width; 20 – 20kHzCompressor:
    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
    S/C Source : Any source
    S/C Listen : On/Off
    S/C Filter Freq/Width: 20Hz – 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

Mustard Processing

  • Preamplifier Tubes:
    Variable Drive
    Odd / Even / Overdrive / Distortion / Crunch / Hi Distortion Presets
    Variable Output Gain
  • Preamplifier Amp:
    Variable Drive
    Odd/Even 1st stage harmonics
    Bias & Saturate control
    Off/Odd/Even 2nd stage harm
    Variable HF Boost
    Variable Output Gain
  • Equalisation: 4 band EQ: Parametric (lowshelf / bell, lower-mid bell / all-pass, upper-mid bell / all-pass, hishelf / bell)
    HPF & LPF 4th order filters
  • Dynamics 1: Classic VCA Compressor / Vintage VCA Compressor / Optical Compressor / FET Limiter
  • Dynamics 2: Gate / Ducker

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Quantum 338 Downloads

Product Literature
Quantum 338 Brochure DOWNLOAD
DiGiCo Quantum 338 Data Sheet DOWNLOAD
Manuals
Quantum 3 Getting Started Issue A DOWNLOAD
SD Software Reference V2 DOWNLOAD
Software
Console
Quantum3 V1280 Update Package DOWNLOAD
Offline
Quantum3 V1280 Offline Install Package DOWNLOAD
SD Convert V1280 Installer Package DOWNLOAD
TN's
TN476 Q338 Overview Screen Setup DOWNLOAD
TN319 Use of Optocore units with Digico systems DOWNLOAD
TN300 SD Optocore wordclock operation description DOWNLOAD
TN299 SD MADI redundant operation description DOWNLOAD
TN296 Recording to MADI with Digico systems DOWNLOAD
TN294 SD series MADI implementation description DOWNLOAD
TN70 UPS and power consumption all products DOWNLOAD
TB112 SD series GPIO pinouts DOWNLOAD
TB106 Madi cable specifications DOWNLOAD
TB101 Optical cable specifications DOWNLOAD
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