DiGiCo SD11 Digital Mixer


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DiGiCo SD11 Digital Mixer

The SD11 is the smallest by far of all the DiGiCo consoles, though don’t let that deceive you: this 19-inch rack mount or tabletop mixer is a very powerful solution that can be incorporated into pretty much any mixing environment; like its bigger brothers, the SD11 is also powered by Stealth Digital Processing and floating-point Super FPGA technology, and transporting it couldn’t be easier – just pop it on the back seat of the car. This easy-to-use mixer delivers extremely high performance. Like all DiGiCo consoles, the SD11 software runs on a standard PC or Intel-based Macintosh for offline preparation and remote control of the console. One SD11 can also be linked to another, using a standard CAT5 crossover cable, providing 24 faders for control. In this configuration, the audio engine of the first SD11 provides complete redundancy for the other.

Manufactured with a steel chassis for strength and a polycarbonate-overlaid, aluminum work surface for reduced weight, all SD11s feature 12 touch-sensitive moving faders below a 15” touch-sensitive screen, making the SD11 as simple to use at speed as any other DiGiCo console. 16 Microphone preamps, eight line outputs, and two mono AES I/O are provided, in addition to which users have the option to connect a DiGiCo D-Rack to the CAT5E port. This provides a remote I/O rack frame with an additional 32 Microphone inputs and up to 16 outputs. One of the more unusual features for a digital console with the SD11’s small footprint is that it has 12 Flexi Busses, which can be user configured as either mono or stereo. In its maximum configuration, these could be used as 12 stereo mixes – equal to a remarkable 24 busses.

The SD11 features 32 input channels with full processing, eight of which can be configured as full Flexi Channels (32 Flexi channels on the SD11i and SD11B). All inputs have dual mono inputs for fast ‘Main’ and ‘Alt’ channel switching, which are ideal for corporate events where a large number of spare microphones may be required. Standard input channel processing includes channel delay; single and multi channel presets; HPF and LPF, with an industry-leading 24db per octave; four bands of parametric EQ with band curve selection; compressor and gate; moveable insert point and access to all bussing. Standard output channel processing includes output delay; four bands of parametric EQ; filtering; compressor and gate; moveable insert point; groups with buss to buss routing; and Auxes that have direct talk to output with dim control for fast monitor communication.


  • These powerful processors can be assigned to any of the input or output channels, whether they are Mono, stereo or LCR and four units can be allocated as required.
  • Multi-band compressors are also installed, giving the user extended dynamic control of any input or output channel.
  • Again, four units (six on the SD11i and SD11B) can be positioned on either input or output channels.
  • Dynamic EQ provides both expansion and compression on all four bands of the parametric EQ

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