SD7 Digital
Mixing Console

The industry standard, live sound redefined

SD7
  • 253 Input Channels
  • 128 Aux / Sub-Group Busses
  • LR/LCR/5.1 Master Buss
  • 32 x 32 Full Processing Matrix
  • 253 Dynamic Equalizers
  • 48/96 kHz Sample Rate

DiGiCo SD7: Mind-blowing I/O

The console that gives you everything you could ask for and more, the SD7 is the much-loved choice of the world’s most respected sound engineers. Having redefined touring sound, the SD7 is the standard by which other consoles are judged.

Drawing on ground-breaking Stealth Digital Processing and Super FPGA technology, the SD7 offers the engineer previously unimagined I/O capabilities – 256 processing paths at 48kHz/96kHz.

All of that power sits beneath your fingertips when you step up to the iconic SD7 work surface, equipped with three touchscreens, each accommodating a bank of 12 faders, plus 16 assignable faders in the centre. The resulting workflow is as innovative as it is intuitive and practical, with HD meter bridges and colour-coded knobs to ensure at-a-glance operation. You can even choose to expand your fader count with the DiGiCo EX-007 Fader Expansion Unit, while two EX-007s can be connected via Cat5e for either remote control or an expanded fader-count of 100.

Under The Hood

With a massive 256 processing paths at 48kHz/96kHz, the SD7 is the Einstein of digital mixing platforms.

Standard channel processing, whether inputs or outputs, includes Channel Delay, DiGiTuBe, Single and Multi-Channel Presets, Hi- and Lo-pass filters @ 24dB/octave, four-band parametric EQ (eight on outputs) with band curve selection and Dynamic EQ on each band, Dual insert points, and DiGiCo’s DYN 1 (Compressor, De-esser or Multiband Compressor) and DYN 2 (Gate, Compressor or Ducker).

Incorporated within the master section are 32 gangable 32 band graphic EQs, 48 stereo effects, and 36 control groups (VCAs). Using snapshots, engineers can switch between complete configurations in any live environment at the press of a button – during rehearsals, setup or even during a show.

In addition, the SD7’s 128 busses can be assigned as mono/stereo groups or auxiliary busses, while further configurability is available courtesy of a 32 x 32 output matrix , dual solo busses, and a Master buss. Unlike all other digital console manufacturers, you don’t lose Aux or Group Busses when using the Matrix as they are in addition, including the Master buss.

I/O

The SD7 is renowned for its heavyweight I/O, and with good reason in the shape of 12 analogue inputs, 12 analogue outputs and 12 AES I/O (mono). With the second engine you benefit from four redundant MADI ports per engine, and one Optocore loop, as standard. This equates to an incredible 1,392 I/O connections on a single optic loop with just one work surface.

Get instant access to 32 fully integrated low-latency Waves stereo MultiRacks, each with up to eight plug-ins per rack, by fitting an optional DiGiCo SoundGrid module linked to external SoundGrid or DiGiGrid servers, giving a total of 128 additional I/O.

SD7 I/O Racks & Options

The following rack options are available:

  • SD-Rack

  • SD-MiNi Rack

  • SD-Nano Rack

  • D-Rack

  • D2-Rack

The following interfaces and accessories are available:

  • Purple Box

  • Orange Box

  • Little Red Box

  • Little Blue Box

  • UB MADI

  • Waves SoundGrid

  • EX-007

Other related products:

  • EX-007

  • SD7B

  • SD7T

  • SD7 Quantum

SD7 High Rez Image Gallery

253
Input Channels
253
Dynamic EQ
253
DiGiTuBes
48
Digital FX

SD7 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 256 (combination of Input Channels / Aux / Solo Group Busses)
  • Busses Up to 128 plus masters Aux / Group busses with full processing – LR/LCR/5.1 Master Buss
  • Matrix Up to 32 Input / 32 Outputs with full processing
  • Control Groups Up to 36, selectable for VCA-style, Moving fader, Mute Group
  • Graphic Eq 32 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
  • MADI interface 4 redundant interfaces, BNC connectivity
  • Standard Optics (Dual Loop – Optional)
  • Sampling rates 48kHz / 96kHz
  • GPIO: 2 x DSub37 – 16 as standard, expandable to 32
  • Video Inputs x 2, Outputs x 2
  • Ext Sync Wordclock, AES, Video, MADI, Optics
  • SD7 Dimensions: 1496mm (w) x 875mm (d) x 503mm (h)
  • SD7 Weight 141Kg / 311lbs (245Kg / 540 lbs. with flightcase)
  • SD7 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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SD7 Downloads

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SD7 Getting Started Manual - Version D (May 2014) - V685+Download 
SD7 V760 Software - Please contact your local Distributor/DealerDownload 
SD7 Drawing in DXF formatDownload 
SD7 Offline Software V1090 - Core 2Download 
SD7 Offline Software V1069 - Core 2Download 
SD7 Offline Software V987 - Core 2Download 
SD7 Offline Software V929 - Core 2Download 
SD7 Offline Software V925Download 
SD7 Offline Software V821 - Core 2Download 
SD7 Offline Software V760Download 
SD7 Offline Software V726Download 
SD7 Offline Software V685Download 
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UB MADI Driver PackageDownload 
SD Software Reference Appendix (June 2015 - V726+)Download 
SD Software Reference Manual (May 2014 - V685+) - to be read in conjunction with Getting Started ManualsDownload 
DiGiCo SD Stealth Core 2 Remote Control AppDownload 
DiGiCo SD Remote Control AppDownload 
Guide to Optocore V221 for SD Series (Ver E - May 2014) - Optocore V5R3Download 
SD Convert V1090 - Session File Conversion Utility - To create V1090 SessionsDownload 
SD Convert V1070 - Session File Conversion Utility - To create V1070 SessionsDownload 
SD Convert V987 - Session File Conversion Utility - To create V987 SessionsDownload 
SD Convert V929 - Session File Conversion Utility - To create V929 SessionsDownload 
SD Convert V925 - Session File Conversion Utility - To create V925 SessionsDownload 
SD Convert V823 - Session File Conversion Utility - To create V823 SessionsDownload 
SD Convert V760 - Session File Conversion Utility - To create V760 SessionsDownload 
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