DiGiCo’s Stealth Core 2 engine has taken the SD range to the next level. Thanks to some smart developments in FPGA technology, the entire range is quicker and more powerful, capable of even more processing channels. Not only does every SD console now benefit from expanded bussing and a greater palette of on-board effects, there’s Dynamic EQ and a DiGiTube on every channel and buss, and thanks to a refined new-look application code, the whole user experience is instantly more satisfying.
By the time you add in all of the other various desks that acts carried into Coachella with them including some new Quantum SD7s and other DiGiCos, we estimate that nearly 75 percent of the festival’s audio this year was mixed on a DiGiCo.
My last console did a job for me, but when it comes to input count and scalability as far as I/O or outputs go, DiGiCo has to be my go-to.You can also get DiGiCo boards anywhere around the world.
The desk has also generated a lot of interest from house engineers, too, particularly when they realise that a DiGiCo console is now an aspiration they can afford. It still puts a smile on my face when I unmute the board for the first song. Its small size belies its huge sound.