DiGiCo To Introduce SD9 Software For Theater Market at USITT Conference

Mar 8, 2013 2:16 PM

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DiGiCo SD9T panels

At the upcoming USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Milwaukee, to be held March 20-23, 2013, DiGiCo (booth #151) will introduce new software/firmware revisions and the release of its SD9T software.DiGiCo’s ‘T’ version upgrade for the SD9 now offers the most advanced theatrical features of the SD7T—one of the most used mixing consoles in the West End (UK) and on Broadway—in the smaller SD9.

For a decade, DiGiCo has been working with sound designer Andrew Bruce (Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita, Cats and Starlight Express) to develop a software package that provides the tools needed for live theatrical sound reinforcement.

One of the newest tools in the collection is the Players function, which allows an engineer to quickly deal with understudies taking the stage. What was once a process of recalling the proper preset for each Alias is now simply a mater of selecting the actor/actress playing that role.

The new SD9T software builds on the features onboard the new SD9. The SD9 Supercharged has a significant expansion in Channel count, Dynamic EQs, Multiband Compressors and Matrix, and the addition of DiGiTuBes, Reorder of Busses and Multichannel inputs (formerly only available on SD7). Further new features include an expanded Aux Panel, increased dynamic functions, such as a ducking option, and expander for the gate, a de-esser and two types of knee for the compressor.

There are also new FX types with multitap, ping-pong and stereo delay, with different delay times for left and right. A warmth button is provided on each channel for analogue emulation and two types of EQ have been added (Classic and Precision). There are also now Standard template sessions. Another new feature, Sets (previously only available on SD7T), has been enhanced to allow for "Set Spill." This allows the user to create Sets and, with a simple button press, change the console layout to display members of that Set.

The SD9 is a complete, integrated system powered by Stealth Digital Processing, which includes the mixing surface, a D-Rack digital stage interface and Cat-5E digital multicore, with the additional ability to simultaneously record 56 channels direct to your favorite multitrack software or DAW. The SD9 is offered as a solution for touring bands, schools, conference centers, smaller theaters, houses of worship and a host of other applications where exceptional performance and flexibility need to be realized on a tight budget.

Find out more about the DiGiCo SD9 digital console.

Find information about the USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo at www.usitt.org/2013.






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