NEW FOR 2012 – MACH 3 The SD7 Mach 3 enhancement will include:
The SD7 Mach 3 enahancements will include:
- Adjustable Knee Compressors
- Ducking Facilities
- Increased EQ Choices
- Aux Send Presets
- Aux Control from VCA
- Additional Surround Facilities
- Multi Channel with Folding
The DiGiCo SD7B has the routing capacity, processing ability and a generous user interface to form the heart of the most complex broadcast audio productions. Multiple operator engineering is made easy by the provision of three giant 15” TFT LCD touch screens, each of which sits above a bank of 12 faders. Adding EX-007 Expander Units takes the active physical fader count to 100 without any need to access input channel banks.
Either way you’ll see your complete signal flow laid out with unprecedented clarity, with the worksurface handling up to 996 simultaneous optical plus 224 MADI, 24 analogue and AES/EBU connections on an SD7B system, along with 128 busses (each with full processing in mono, stereo, LCR or 5.1), 32 matrix busses and 32, 32-band graphic equalisers.
The backlit polycarbonate work surface with its HTL (Hidden Till Lit) indicators is both a vision of clarity in any ambient light, and a paragon of durability.
Two new-generation Tiger SHARC® chips provide an awesome array of high quality reverbs and effects, and you have the option to specify an integral Waves® Soundgrid, with its own dedicated processing engine, for access to ultra low-latency broadcast-specific plug-ins that take no resources from the console’s main processing engine.
You have the reassurance of two complete redundant, hot-swappable processing engines fitted as standard within the console.
With unique, innovative touches like built-in VNL video monitoring, IDM (interactive dynamic metering) and a design that will give you full dynamic equalisation on any single path simultaneously, never has so much power to design, create, fine-tune, mix and master been so literally at your fingertips.
Control at Your Fingertips
The SD7B’s feature set has been created to handle extensive and challenging work. When it comes to creating live to air mixes that have to be right first time, the SD7B comes into its own.
Up to 256 Processing Channels are available, in any combination of Input Channels, Auxes, Group and Solo Busses, plus mix minus busses, along with up to 128 Auxilliary / Group busses with full processing, each of which can be selected as mono, stereo, LCR or 5.1.
Complementing these are 36 Control Groups (VCA style). Backstop PFL is available on every channel.
256 Dynamic EQ processors are available on any input or output whether mono, stereo, LCRS or 5.1, as are 256 Multi Band Compressors, also available on any input or output whether mono, stereo, LCRS or 5.1. 48 simultaneous internal Stealth digital effects are also at your disposal, from a palette of 33 – expandable, if you wish, via the optional Waves Soundgrid with broadcast-specific effects and processing.
Whatever tool you’re reaching for, the SD7B’s colour coordinated halo rings, scribble strips, screens and modules give you instant recognition of operation modes.
They’re complemented by Interactive Dynamic Metering which brings a new dimension to displaying signal levels. The SD7B’s backlit, high resolution, high contrast TFT-LCD meter bridge display, recessed against glare behind tough black polycarbonate, gives you an unprecedented insight into exactly what your signals are doing, and where.
Select a channel path as mono and the meter above is in mono. Select it as stereo and you get a dual readout in its place. Select it as a group, or an aux, and the metering automatically follows suit, channel by individual channel. So no matter how you have your desk set up, metering is always exactly where you need it, when you need it.
Underpinning all of this is the security of dual redundant internal removable processing engines, and dual hot-swappable power supplies, for complete peace of mind.
EX-007 – Fader Expansion Unit
The EX-007 networks to the SD7B, has its own power supply and its own PC. As well expanding an SD7B, the EX-007 can also be used to control every function on the main desk from multiple locations up to 100m away. It also has the benefit of being substantially smaller than the SD7B.
The EX-007 is designed to substantially increase the number of available faders and the number of channels controllable at any one time on an SD7B – and from a distance of up to 100 metres via a cost-effective Cat5 cable connection.
You can augment an SD7B with up to two EX-007s, each acting as a control panel to provide 24 faders and two additional touch screens, as well as metering and other standard functions, transforming the already impressive SD7B into a 100-fader mixing console. The EX-007 comes with the assurance that it will work with not only the SD7B but future products in the SD7B family too.
The benefits are to be found not only in the high resolution audio processing that makes 128 simultaneous 192kHz signal paths readily achievable, or 256 at 48kHz/96kHz, but limitless flexibility too. Make the most of 448 simultaneous optical and 224 MADI and 24 analogue and AES/EBU connections, plus 128 busses, 32 matrix busses, 32 graphic equalisers, up to 48 stereo effects units, to build the biggest and most complex shows.
All input paths include Delay, Hi and Lo pass filters (24dB/Octave), DiGi-Tube, 4 band Parametric Eq with Dyanimc EQ on each band, a multiband compressor and gate.
All output paths include Delay, 8 band Parametric Eq with Dyanimc EQ on 4 bands, a multiband compressor and gate.
Networking and interfacing
The SD7B is a supremely well connected console. Four MADI ins and outs on BNC connectors provide full redundancy options for 224 duplicate connections to DiGiCo rack frames or any MADI multitrack recorder.
On console I/O is well specified, with every module having 12 analogue mic/line inputs and line outs plus 12 AES/EBU I/Os, and the desk can run two high speed Optocore loops, with any combination of 448 inputs and outputs on each loop. That’s a total of 996 optical connections and 224 MADI connections running simultaneously on the console. The local I/O connections, meanwhile, are great for fast outside broadcast setup before setting up the racks.
With the new DiGiCo SoundGrid module added to your SD7 console and linked to an external PC server, you’ll have instant access to up to 32 fully integrated low latency Waves stereo processor racks on the SD8, perfect for either front-of-house or monitors.Plus, once registered, you can use your TDM plugins collections too!
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As standard the SD7 comes with one optical loop (a second is available as an extra cost option). There is also 4 full redundant MADI ports. The worksurface itself has integral I/O of 12 analogue inputs, 12 analogue outputs and 12 AES I/O (mono). This gives a total of nearly 1400 audio connections that are possible to an SD7 worksurface. This coupled with a second engine enable full redundancy not only of the audio path but also the operating system and worksurface control.
Most Popular System
The 56EX system
comprises the console worksurface with 2 engines plus flightcase, local I/O fitted with 12 inputs, 12 outpits and 12 AES I/O. A DiGiRack with 56-in, 40-out and 16 AES I/O. 2 x 150mtr. drum of fibre optic cable and a 5mtr. fibre optic connection between engines.