SD7 Quantum Digital
Mixing Console

Own the room with the fastest, smartest console ever created

SD7 Quantum
  • 256 Input Channels
  • 128 Aux / Sub-Group Busses
  • LR/LCR/5.1 Master Buss
  • 48 x 48 Full Processing Matrix
  • 688 Dynamic Equalizers
  • 48/96 kHz Sample Rate

SD7 Quantum: Own The Room.

The fastest, smartest console ever created, SD7 Quantum delivers the functionality, audio performance and sheer scale required to deliver the largest productions now and in the future. With SD7 Quantum, you have the power to tackle any challenge and truly own the room.

Built to exceed the ambitions of tomorrow’s touring productions, SD7 Quantum breaks the barrier of seventh generation FPGA technology to deliver a dramatic leap forward in power and connectivity. All of this can be added to your existing SD7 surface, ensuring rental partners benefit from an even longer return on investment.

The result is a revolution of possibilities that towers above every other mixing platform available today.

Quantum – The Power of Three

Where once it was impossible to efficiently build an engine with more than one FPGA, now SD7 Quantum brings you the extraordinary might of three large-scale FPGAs working in unison.

Inside the Quantum engine, up to 2,000 channels can be transported across 688 processing paths at 96kHz. New GTX ports run at 6.6GHz while simple two wire connections ensure the fastest possible data speeds to reach a new pinnacle in mixing capability. Fully scalable and designed to communicate seamlessly with the next generation of FPGAs, the Quantum engine is a uniquely formidable platform for an ambitious industry.

Under The Hood

SD7 Quantum places the world’s most flexible and feature-rich mixing experience at your fingertips. Standard channel processing across both inputs and outputs includes Channel Delay, DiGiTuBe, Single and Multi-Channel Presets, Dual insert points, Hi- and Lo-pass filters at 24dB/octave, four-band parametric EQ (eight on outputs) with band curve selection and Dynamic EQ on each band, DiGiCo’s DYN 1 (Compressor, De-esser or Multiband Compressor) and DYN 2 (Gate, Compressor or Ducker).

All of this is before the arrival of Mustard Processing, a fully integrated suite of additional processing that can be assigned to any strip to boost your mix with a range of modelled preamps, vintage dynamics units and EQ sections, all only a touch away.

The master section incorporates 48 gangable 48 band graphic EQs, 48 stereo effects, and 36 control groups (VCAs); using snapshots, you can now switch between complete configurations in any live environment more quickly and easily than ever before, be it during rehearsals, set-up or even mid-show.

In addition, 128 busses are assignable as mono/stereo groups or auxiliaries, while a 48×48 output matrix, dual solo busses with True Solo, and a LR/LCR/5.1 Master buss is available for even deeper configurability.

Last but not least, with the inclusion of patented Nodal Processing, engineers now enjoy more creativity than was previously possible – for the first time, processing can be applied to any node on the auxiliary section of the console, allowing engineers to send unique processing on each send from single or multiple channels.

SD7 Quantum Features

  • There is an arm processor, which handles all the communications between the host PC and the FPGA core; it’s the translator that communicates all the work surface flow to the core processor
  • There are now three fourth-generation SHARCS controlling the interpolation algorithms in the FPGA to produce that warm analogue feel, which will make a significant difference to any engineer.
  • Nodal Processing: The patented Nodal Processing appreciates the demands on monitor engineers and sound designers to be able to provide creativity not only on the channels but actually on each node of an aux buss. A full complement of processing can be allocated to the send allowing a unique mix tailored for the artist or the audience.
  • True Solo: Allows the operator’s monitoring system to replicate almost any section of the console, and how that source is being processed and heard. This saves time and speeds up the process of managing the potentially daunting number of channels and busses available to the user.

I/O

The SD7 Quantum is renowned for its heavyweight I/O, and with good reason.

Local I/O: SD7 Quantum’s local I/O includes 12 analogue inputs, 12 analogue outputs and 12 AES I/O (mono)

Optocore: The amount of connectivity is very special. SD7 Quantum comes as standard with one Optocore fibre loop, which is 504 channels of audio; there can be up to 14 DiGiCo racks, or a combination of racks and tie-lines around the loop; and there is an option to upgrade to dual loop, which allows for 1,008 Optocore channels of audio and 28 racks running.

UBMADI: In addition, the engine has a 48-channel UBMADI, so you can connect any laptop via USB and get 48 channels of recording and playback.

DMI: We have also incorporated two dedicated DMI slots to accommodate the growing family of DiGiCo DMI card options. Allowing the console connectivity to be configured for the demand of the tour or event, so you could plug in a Dante module, or the latest automatic mic mixing module. Each dedicated DMI slot provides you with an additional 64 I/O.

Waves: There is also Waves connectivity if you want to utilise SoundGrid processing, giving you a total of 128 additional I/O.

The console of tomorrow, available today – step up to SD7 Quantum and own the room!

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 (D-Rack, D2-Rack, SD-Rack, SD-MiNiRack)
  • DMI-MADI-C

    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 (D-Rack, D2-Rack, SD-Rack, SD-MiNiRack)
  • 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 5 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.

SD7 Quantum 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

  • Little Red Box

  • Little Blue Box

  • UB MADI

  • EX-007

  • Purple Box

Other related products:

  • SD7

  • SD7B

  • SD7T

  • EX-007

SD7 Quantum High Rez Image Gallery

256
Input Channels
688
Dynamic EQ
432
DiGiTuBes
48
Digital FX

SD7 Quantum Specifications

General Specifications

  • Faders 38 x 100mm touch-sensitive, motorised + 14 x 60mm touch sensitive, motorised
  • Screens 3 x 15” LCD high – resolution touch screens
  • Meterbridge 3 x Custom Mounted LCD high-resolution TFT-LCD screens
  • Redundancy Internal removable engine x 2
  • Internal hot-swappable PSU x 2
  • Processing Channels Up to 432 (combination of Input Channels / Aux / Solo Group Busses)
  • Busses Up to 128 Aux / Group busses with full processing Mono / Stereo / LCR / 5.1
  • Matrix Up to 48 Input / 48 Outputs with full processing
  • Control Groups Up to 36, selectable for VCA-style, Moving fader, Mute Group
  • Graphic Eq 48 x 32-band, Gain +/- 12dB
  • Internal FX Up to 48 stereo effects comprising 16 floating point reverbs and 32 delay/chorus/pitch/enhancer
  • Local I/O 12 x mic/line I/O, 12 x AES I/O
  • 8 x MADI interfaces @ 48kHz,  4 redundant interfaces @ 96kHz, BNC connectivity
  • Standard Optocore (Dual Loop – Optional)
  • Sampling rates 48kHz / 96kHz
  • GPIO: 2 x DSub37 –  16 as standard, expandable to 32
  • Video Inputs x 2, Outputs x 2
  • DMI: 2 x DiGiCo Multichannel Interface
  • Waves: Fitted as Standard
  • Ext Sync Wordclock, AES, Video, MADI, Optocore
  • SD7 Quantum Dimensions: 1496mm (w) x 875mm (d) x 503mm (h)
  • SD7 Quantum Weight 141Kg / 311lbs (245Kg / 540 lbs. with flightcase)
  • SD7 Quantum Flightcase: 1600mm (w) x 600mm (d) x 1240mm (h)
  • Power Requirements 90V-260V, 50-60Hz, 600VA

Audio Specification

  • Sample Rate: 48kHz or 96kHz
  • Processing Delay: 2ms Typical @ 48k (253 Channels, Stage Input Through L-R Buss to Stage Output) 1.1ms @96k
  • 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: <90dBu Typical
  • Noise: (20Hz – 20kHz)
  • Microphone Input: Better Than -126dB: 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: >1 Sec (Coarse & Fine Control)
  • 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, Soft De-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/Off Gate / Ducker: Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 50us – 100ms
    Hold; 2ms – 2s
    Release; 5ms – 5s
    Range; 0 – 90dB
    Key; Any Source
    Key Listen
    Freq/Width; 20 – 20kHz 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
    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: >1 Sec (Coarse & Fine control)
  • 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, Soft De-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/Off Gate / Ducker: Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 50us – 100ms
    Hold; 2ms – 2s
    Release; 5ms – 5s
    Range; 0 – 90dB
    Key; Any Source
    Key Listen
    Freq/Width; 20 – 20kHz 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
    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

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