DiGiCo’s theatre extension software for its Quantum and SD console ranges has made it the ubiquitous choice of theatre sound designers in the West End and on Broadway. Now, the company has released the ‘T’ software for the SD12, introducing this console that has found great favour in the live music market to the auditoriums of theatres around the globe. DiGiCo brand ambassador, Dan Page, recently gave Headliner the lowdown on the new software extension.
Featuring powerful, refined hardware and Stealth Digital Processing, the SD12T’s functionality and work surface are instantly reconfigured to provide the specialist theatre programming tools that deliver the versatility needed for theatre sound design, rehearsal and show operation.
The new SD12T has 96 inputs as standard, 48 busses and a 12 x 8 Matrix and features a flexible, expandable I/O structure that includes dual DMI card slots making it perfect for expandability with industry formats such as Analogue expansion, Dante and Waves SoundGrid.
Additionally, the SD12’s extensive local I/O section offers eight mic line inputs, eight line outs, eight mono AES/EBU, dual MADI in/out and optional Optocore for expanded Rack connectivity.
DiGiCo brand ambassador, Dan Page, speaks to Headliner about the new extension following its announcement at this year’s PLASA Show…
Can you explain what the new software brings to the table in terms of functionality, and the ways in which it will benefit users?
When it comes to both our standard live software and our theatre software, all of the DSP processing functions are identical, however there is one addition in the theatre software where we have nodal delays on the matrix. Each node has a crossover point between the incoming and outgoing signals, and each of those has both a level control and a delay point.
Theatre sound designers use both level and time-based cues to create spatial mixes, and the addition of nodal delays gives them the tools they require to do that.