SD7B Digital
Mixing Console

The power of the SD7 with broadcast specific software

SD7B
  • 253 Input Channels
  • 128 Aux / Sub-Group Busses
  • LR/LCR/LCRS/5.1 Master Buss
  • 32 x 32 Full Processing Matrix
  • 253 Dynamic Equalizers
  • 48/96 Sample Rate

DiGiCo SD7B : Mind-blowing I/O for Broadcast

The console that gives you everything you could ask for and more, the DiGiCo SD7B combines the power of Stealth Digital Processing and Super FPGA technology with a benchmark line-up of features for the broadcast environment.

Boasting full Flexi channel capability and vastly increased routing flexibility for LCRS and 5.1 mixes, the SD7B is more than a match for the most challenging of broadcast applications. Features include a complete 5.1 monitor matrix with 48×6 source-to-speaker selection; multi-channel folding; user-defined stem order selection; Mix Minus busses (one per mono channel); backstop PFL (over press) and Auto PFL; and Audio Follow Video implementation.

All of that power sits beneath your fingertips when you sit before the iconic SD7B 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 SD7B 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 SD7B’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 SD7B 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.

SD7B 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

  • Little Red Box

  • Little Blue Box

  • UB MADI

Other related products:

  • EX-007

SD7B High Rez Image Gallery

253
Input Channels
256
Dynamic EQ
256
DiGiTuBes
48
Digital FX

SD7B 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
  • SD7B Dimensions: 1496mm (w) x 875mm (d) x 503mm (h)
  • SD7B Weight 141Kg / 311lbs (245Kg / 540 lbs. with flightcase)
  • SD7B 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

SD7B Brochure

SD7B Downloads

Product Literature
DiGiCo SD7 Data Sheet DOWNLOAD
SD Range Brochure DOWNLOAD
Manuals
SD Theatre User C DOWNLOAD
SD Software Reference V2 DOWNLOAD
Software
Console
SD7 V1280 Update Package DOWNLOAD
SD-Range Core2 App DOWNLOAD
DiGiCo Dante DMI 64@96 4.0.10.3 4.0.17 Firmware-Package DOWNLOAD
Dante Firmware Update (4.0.9.1) for Dante DMI and Dante SD-Rack cards (November 2018) DOWNLOAD
Offline
SD7 V1280 Offline Install Package DOWNLOAD
SD Convert V1280 Installer Package DOWNLOAD
TN's
TN325 SD Apple Airport DOWNLOAD
TN324 SD series iPad external control 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
TN269 SD series recovery system description DOWNLOAD
TN266 SD-Rack I/O Levels (Also applies to SD7 Local I/O) DOWNLOAD
TN242 SD7 Touch calibration DOWNLOAD
TN214 SD7 Jumper Settings DOWNLOAD
TN195 SD Series Network Settings 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
Drawings
DXF
EX007 DXF DOWNLOAD
SD7 and SD7Q DXF DOWNLOAD
PDF
EX007 PDF DOWNLOAD
SD7 / SD7Q PDF DOWNLOAD