SD9 Digital
Mixing Console

World-class performance in a compact console

SD9
  • 96 Input Channels
  • 48 Aux / Sub-Group Busses
  • LR/LCR Master Buss
  • 12 x 8 Full Processing Matrix
  • 155 Dynamic Equalizers
  • 48/96kHz Sample Rate

DiGiCo SD9: Compact, affordable, extraordinary.

Compact in size but big on features, the DiGiCo SD9 brings the strength of Stealth Digital Processing and floating point Super FPGA technology to an exceptionally accessible price point. Coupling the speed and efficiency of DiGiCo’s renowned workflow to the lightweight, small-footprint construction of a desk that fits every application, the fully integrated SD9 is as effective on the road as it is in a theatre, conference centre or house of worship.

Built for efficient and familiar operation, the SD9 work surface puts 24 touch-sensitive, motorised faders at your fingertips plus quick access function buttons within easy reach. A 15-inch, high resolution backlit TFT LCD touchscreen provides ease-of-use and at a glance operation, while dedicated multi-function control knobs and electronic labelling ensures the show is always a success. Welcome to the SD9 – your introduction to extraordinary high-end performance.

Under The Hood

Boasting 96 channels at 48kHz/96kHz, the SD9 delivers a wealth of functionality. Standard channel processing (inputs and outputs) includes Channel Delay, Single and Multi-Channel Presets, Hi- and Lo-pass filters @ 24dB/octave, four-band parametric EQ with band curve selection, Dual insert points, DiGiCo’s DYN 1 (Compressor, De-esser or Multi Band Compressor) and DYN 2 (Gate, Compressor or Ducker).

Also onboard are 155 Dynamic EQ processors which can be assigned to any of the input or output channels; 155 Multiband Compressors and 155 DiGiTuBes. All channels deliver the same pure signal path and feature set, so no matter how you set up your console, you never lose any resources. Within the master section are 16 gangable 32 band graphic EQs, 12 stereo effects (selectable from a palette of 33), and 12 control groups (VCAs). Using snapshots, engineers can switch between complete configurations at a touch.

The SD9’s 48 busses are all assignable as groups or auxiliary busses while further configurability comes courtesy of a 12×8 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 SD9’s vast local I/O section offers eight mic inputs, eight line outs, four mono AES/EBU, one MADI port, and two dedicated D-Rack Ports. As standard, every SD9 is accompanied by a D-Rack, with 32-inputs and eight outputs (extendable to 16). A second D-Rack can be connected for a total of 72 mic inputs.

Users can also choose a factory-fit Optocore option which allows for connectivity to all DiGiCo racks and consoles in a redundant loop, and a DiGiCo SoundGrid module giving instant access to 32 fully integrated low-latency Waves stereo MultiRacks.

SD9 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

  • RR-PSU

  • Waves SoundGrid

  • Purple Box

  • Little Red Box

  • Little Blue Box

  • UB MADI

Other related products:

  • SD9B

  • SD9T

SD9 High Rez Image Gallery

96
Input Channels
155
Dynamic EQ
155
DiGiTuBes
12
Digital FX

SD9 Specifications

General Specifications

  • Faders:: 24 x 100mm Touch-sensitive, motorised
  • Screens:: 1 x 15” (38cm) LCD high – resolution touch screen
  • Meters:: 24 x 8-Segment LED bargraph
  • Input Channels:: 96 Input Channels
  • 48 Aux/ Sub-Group Busses
  • Solo Busses: 2 Stereo Busses
  • Matrix: 12 x 8 Matrix (additional to busses above)
  • Control Groups: 12, Selectable for VCA-style, Moving Fader, Mute Group
  • Graphic EQ: 16 x 32-band, Gain +/- 12dB
  • Internal FX: 12 Stereo FX Processors
  • Local I/O: 8 x Mic/Line I/O, 4 x AES/EBU: I/O (Mono)
  • MADI Interface: In / Out
  • Optional Optics
  • MIDI Interface: In / Out / Thru
  • VGA Port: DB-15 Mini-Female (1024 x 768 Resolution)
  • USB Ports 3 x  USB2
  • Light Connection 2 x XLR3 1.2 – 12V
  • Ext Sync: Word Clock, MADI
  • Headphone: TRS Unbalanced / 8-600 Ohms 1/4 Inch Jack
  • GPI: 2 x 1/4” Jack
  • GPO: 2 x 1/4” Jack
  • SD9 Dimensions: 878mm (w) x 785mm (d) x 262mm (h)
  • SD9 Weight: 36Kg (105Kg with optional flightcase)
  • SD9 Flightcase: 1063mm (w) x 1131mm (h) x 472mm (d) (Optional):
  • SD9 Power: 90-264 VAC, 47-63Hz Auto Sensing. 208 watts, 232VA Requirements
  • Redundancy: Internal PSU x 2 (Optional)

Audio Specification

  • Sample Rate: 48kHz or 96kHz
  • Processing Delay: 2ms Typical @ 48k (48 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 Seperation: 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/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 Parametric or Dynamic
    : Parametric Only
    (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: 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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SD9 Downloads

Product Literature
DiGiCo SD9 Data Sheet DOWNLOAD
SD Range Brochure DOWNLOAD
Manuals
SD Theatre User C DOWNLOAD
SD9 Getting Started DOWNLOAD
SD Software Reference V2 DOWNLOAD
Software
Console
SD-Range Core2 App DOWNLOAD
Waves Remote DLL for SD console 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
SD9 V1143 Update Package DOWNLOAD
Offline
SD Convert V1143 Installer DOWNLOAD
SD Convert V1233 Installer DOWNLOAD
SD9 V1143 Offline Software 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
TN296 Recording to MADI with Digico systems DOWNLOAD
TN294 SD series MADI implementation description DOWNLOAD
TN269 SD series recovery system description DOWNLOAD
TN248 Little Red & Little Blue Box block diagrams DOWNLOAD
TN241 SD series Touch calibration (Not SD7 See TN242) DOWNLOAD
TN227 Digico MADI over Cat 5 cable specifications DOWNLOAD
TN206 Overview Screen Setting DOWNLOAD
TN195 SD Series Network Settings DOWNLOAD
TN70 UPS and power consumption all products DOWNLOAD
TB106 Madi cable specifications DOWNLOAD
TB101 Optical cable specifications DOWNLOAD
Drawings
DXF
SD9 DXF DOWNLOAD
PDF
SD9 PDF DOWNLOAD