DiGiCo SD9B - True Power for Complex Broadcast Production
The DiGiCo SD9B builds on the proven platform of the SD9, providing high channel count processing within a small frame format.With 48 input Flexi-channels and 16 Flexi- busses, the Broadcast upgrade adds a full set of features and options tailored to this market sector.
DiGiCo D-Rack Provides High IO Count Over Cat 5e
The 24 fader surface with the large 15" digitally driven touch screen interface offers an ideal user interface. The SD9B easily interfaces to a wide range of systems thanks to a wealth of connectivity options. 8 Analogue Mic Line Inputs, 8 Line Outputs, and 4 mono AES I/O are provided, in addition to which users have the option to connect up to two DiGiCo D-Racks to the CAT5 ports. These each provide 32 Microphone Inputs and up to 16 outputs.
Further connections include a MADI Port, GPI/O, MIDI Word Clock, and the option of upgrading the SD9B with Optocore connectivity. This ultra-high channel count fibre connection allows the SD9B to be integrated into DiGiCo audio networks, sharing I/O resources with other SD consoles and I/O Racks. The fibre connected SD-Racks support protocols essential for broadcasters, including HD-SDI and AES3 on BNC connectors.
The standard set of SD9B channel processing includes advanced EQ and dynamic tools to rival much larger consoles. Dual input Flexi- channels provide fast Main and Alt channel switching, which are ideal for productions where a large number of spare microphones may be required.
All channels, both input channels and output busses, feature processing that includes channel delay, HPF and LPF with an industry leading 24db/Octave, 4 Band parametric EQ with the option of dynamic EQ processing, flexible dual dynamics processors including single and multiband compressors, de-esser, gate, ducker and a compressor with a side- chain input.
The Broadcast upgrade expands on this, introducing features including Backstop PFL, Surround Sound with 5.1 bussing, and a full Monitor Matrix.
The Monitor Matrix allows users to define 8 monitoring sources, each supporting a 5.1 surround input. This routes to 3 speaker sets, again each supporting full 5.1 surround. With insert points and calibrated listening levels, the monitoring capabilities of the SD9B cater for every broadcast requirement.
Backstop PFL and Auto (Fader) PFL, combined with 2 configurable solo busses, complete the monitoring setup.
5.1 Inputs and outputs are efficiently handled using the multi-channel capability. A single 5.1 input channel, or 5.1 Master buss, can be unfolded to display the individual legs allowing adjustment to the individual elements. LCR and LCRS formats are also supported for total flexibility.