DiGiCo Offers Failsafe Redundancy For Its Audio Mixing Console

UK-based DiGiCo has developed a new rack-based redundant engine (SD-RE) and fader pod for its SD10 digital mixing console to ensure 24/7 operation. The SD-RE Rack is an engine-in-a-box that provides connection to a monitor and a keyboard/trackball for SD7-style dual engine redundancy.

The DiGiCo redundant engine can be connected to a 12-fader SD Remote Fader work surface, screen, keyboard and mouse, and duplicates the functionality of the SD10’s center section. 
 By connecting the 3 RU box to the console with an Ethernet crossover cable and the system’s audio racks—using MADI or Optocore—the SD-RE provides a seamless backup for the console. 


The console’s control computer, audio engine, software application and work surface controls can all be duplicated on the redundant system, offering either automatic or manual switchover whenever it is required.

The system features 96 input channels (12 Flexi), 48 aux / subgroup busses, LR / LCR master buss, 16 x 16 full processing matrix, two solo, 16 dynamic equalizers, 16 DiGiTubes, 16 multiband compressors, 16 digital FX, 24 graphic equalizers, optional Waves integration, 48 / 96kHz sample rate, and optional optics.

The new SD-RE Rack and SD Remote Fader are currently shipping and are exclusively distributed in the US by Group One Ltd. of Farmingdale, New York. DiGiCo’s digital mixing consoles are used by the live, theatre, broadcast and postproduction industries.

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