DiGiCo SD8 w/Stealth Core 2 — HMA Optics, MADI and Waves Card
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*This console includes the internal Waves card but an external Waves SoundGrid server is required to use Waves plugins (please see our rental inventory for SoundGrid server options).
DiGiCo SD8: “Into overdrive and beyond…”
The SD8 is a particularly versatile console with the same Stealth Digital Processing and floating point Super FPGA technology seen in the flagship SD7. The SD8 offers a truly superlative performance at a competitive price, something which will appeal to engineers across the board.
Scratching the surface
This SD8 (37-channel version) boasts three banks of 12 motorized faders and one master fader.
At the heart of each console’s worksurface is a 15-inch, high resolution TFT LCD touch screen with backlit display. Through this user-friendly interface, any bank of 12 faders can be instantly assigned as input or output channels, allowing all 36 main faders to control inputs if desired; equally, any bank of 12 can also be assigned to the touch screen for fine-tuning.
In addition, the SD8 benefits from dedicated multi-function control knobs and electronic labeling.
What’s under the hood?
The SD8 boasts 120 input channels at 48kHz/96kHz. Standard channel processing, whether inputs or outputs, includes Channel Delay, Single and Multi Channel Presets, Dual insert points, Hi- and Lo-pass filters @ 24dB/octave, four-band parametric EQ with band curve selection, DiGiCo’s DYN 1 (Compressor, De-esser or Multi Channel Compressor) and DYN 2 (Gate, Compressor or Ducker).
The console also benefits from 190 Dynamic EQ processors, all of which can be assigned to any of the input or output channels. These powerful processors offer dynamic processing on each of the four standard parametric bands, plus there are also 190 Multiband Compressors and 190 DiGiTubes; and no matter how the console is set up, the user won’t lose any resources, as all the channels are equipped to provide the same high quality signal path and feature set.
The master section incorporates 24 gangable 32-band graphic EQs, 16 stereo effects (selectable from a palette of 33), and 24 control groups (VCAs); and using snapshots, engineers can now switch between complete configurations in any live environment easier than ever before, be it at rehearsals, during system setup, or even at a show.
In addition, DiGiCo has included 48 busses, all of which are assignable as mono/stereo groups or auxiliary busses; and in addition to these busses, for further configurability, we’ve provided a 16 x 16 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 SD8 has plenty of local I/O: eight mic inputs, eight outputs, eight mono AES I/O, and two MADI connections. This console also include the factory fit Optocore option which allows for connectivity to all DiGiCo racks and consoles in a redundant loop via Multi-Mode HMA Optics.
As with all DiGiCo consoles, it can also connect to an SD-Rack, an SD-Mini, and SD-Nano Rack or even a MaDi-Rack, D or D2 rack.