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.
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.