SD8 Digital
Mixing Console

Infinite expansion and versatility

SD8
  • 120 Input Channels
  • 48 Aux / Sub-Group Busses
  • LR/LCR/LCRS Master Buss
  • 16 x 16 Full Processing Matrix
  • 190 Dynamic Equalizers
  • 48/96kHz Sample Rate

DiGiCo SD8: The Price Performance breakthrough

Relish the exceptional versatility of the SD8 – featuring the same Stealth Digital Processing and floating point Super FPGA technology as the flagship SD7, the SD8 has been engineered to provide an intuitive workflow and infinite expansion possibilities to enhance your live performance mixing experience.

Choose between two versions of the SD8: 37 feature-packed channels arranged in three banks of 12 motorised faders and one master fader; or 24 channels, providing the same power and functionality in a more compact frame.

You’ll feel right at home with the SD8 console’s worksurface: a 15-inch, high resolution TFT LCD touch screen with backlit display that allows you to assign any bank of 12 faders as input or output channels, allowing all 36 main faders to control inputs if desired; or to the touch screen for fine-tuning. Dedicated multi-function control knobs and electronic labelling facilitate your work process.

Under The Hood

Underpinning the SD8’s versatility are 120 input channels at 48kHz/96kHz, offering channel processing across both inputs and outputs of Channel Delay, Single and Multi-Channel Presets, Dual insert points, Hi- and Lo-pass filters @ 24dB/octave, four-band parametric EQ with band curve selection, DiGiCo’s DYN 1 (Compressor, De-esser or Multiband Compressor) and DYN 2 (Gate, Compressor or Ducker).

Any of the powerful 190 Dynamic EQ processors can be assigned to any of the input or output channels, offering dynamic processing on each of the four standard parametric bands, in addition to the 190 Multiband Compressors and 190 DiGiTuBes. Regardless of how the console is set up all the channels are equipped to provide the same high quality signal path and feature set.

The master section incorporates 24 gangable 32-band graphic EQs, 16 stereo effects (selectable from a palette of 33), and 24 control groups (VCAs); and using snapshots, you can switch between complete configurations in any live environment easier than ever before, be it at rehearsals, during system setup, or even at a show.

In addition, 48 busses are assignable as mono/stereo groups or auxiliaries, while a 16×16 output matrix, dual solo busses, and a Master buss is available for even deeper configurability.

I/O

The SD8 offers local I/O in abundance: eight mic inputs, eight outputs, eight mono AES I/O, and two MADI connections. It comes as standard with an 8U fixed 48 input / 8 analogue output D2 Rack, with the ability to increase output count to 24 with any combination of analogue AES/EBU or Aviom. SD-Rack, SD-Mini, SD-Nano Rack or D-Rack connections are also available, as well as a factory fit Optocore option which allows for connectivity to all DiGiCo racks and consoles in a redundant loop.

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.

SD8 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

  • Purple Box

  • Waves SoundGrid

  • Little Red Box

  • Little Blue Box

  • UB MADI

  • RR-PSU

SD8 High Rez Image Gallery

120
Input Channels
190
Dynamic EQ
190
DiGiTuBes
16
Digital FX

SD8 Specifications

General Specifications

  • Faders 37 x 100mm Touch-Sensitive, Motorised
  • Screens 1 x 15” (38cm) LCD High – Resolution Touch Screen
  • Meters 38 x 20-Segment LED Bargraph
  • 120 Input Channels
  • Busses 48 assignable that can be configured as groups / auxillary busses + LR/LCR/LCRS Master Buss
  • Solo Busses 2 Stereo Busses
  • Matrix 16 x 16 Matrix (Additional to Busses Above)
  • Control Groups 12, Selectable for VCA-style, Moving Fader, Mute Group
  • Graphic EQ 24 x 32-band, Gain +/- 12dB
  • Internal FX 16 Stereo FX Processors
  • Local I/O 8 x Mic/Line I/O, 8 x AES/EBU  I/O (Mono)
  • MADI Interface 2 Redundant Interfaces, 75 Ohm BNC Connectivity
  • Optic Interface Optocore (Optional Factory Fit Only)
  • MIDI Interface In / Out / Through
  • VGA Port DB-15 Mini-Female (1024 x 768 Resolution)
  • USB Ports 3 x USB 2
  • Light Connection 2 x XLR3 1.2 – 12V
  • Ext Sync Word Clock, AES, MADI, Optics
  • Headphone TRS Unbalanced / 8-600 Ohms 1/4 Inch Jack
  • SD8 Dimensions 1347mm (w) x 811mm (d) x 251.7mm (h)
  • SD8 Weight 65Kg (155Kg with Optional Flightcase)
  • SD8 Flightcase  1517mm (w) x 1133mm (h) x 452mm (d) (Optional)
  • SD8 Power Requirements 90-264 VAC, 47-63Hz Auto Sensing. 230VA Typical, 295VA Peak (Meters Full, Faders Moving
  • Redundancy Internal PSU x 2

 Audio Specification

  • Sample Rate: 48kHz or 96kHz
  • Processing Delay: 2ms Typical @ 48k (60 Stereo 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, 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 – 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: 4 band 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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SD8 Getting Started Manual - Version E (May 2014) - V685+Download 
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SD8 Drawing in DXF formatDownload 
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SD8 Offline Software V987 - Core 2Download 
SD8 Offline Software V929 - Core 2Download 
SD8 Offline Software V925 - Core 2Download 
SD8 Offline Software V821 - Core 2Download 
SD8 Offline Software V760Download 
SD8 Offline Software V726Download 
SD8 Offline Software V685Download 
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Waves Remote DLL for SD consoleDownload 
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 
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