Photo: DiGiCo's new redundant engine and remote fader for the SD10 digital mixing console
Launched at NAB and Prolight+Sound, DiGiCo’s new redundant engine (SD-RE) and fader pod provides a RE-assuring partner for its SD10 digital mixing console.
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. It can be connected to a 12-fader SD Remote Fader worksurface, screen, keyboard and mouse, and duplicates the functionality of the SD10’s center section.
By simply connecting the compact, 3U 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 important worksurface 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.