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

FileAction
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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