At 2009 InfoComm in Orlando, DiGiCo showcased the much-anticipated MACH2 Software Suite for the SD7 digital console — now available onboard all new SD7 consoles and as a free upgrade to all existing SD7 owners.
The MACH2 Software Suite unlocks more power from the Super FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Array) in DiGiCo’s Stealth Processing engine.
MACH2 brings a significant number enhancements:
—DiGi-TuBe (the world’s first Super FPGA preamp tube emulation, with full drive and bias control, available on all 256 processing paths, including channels, auxes, groups or matrix)
—Dynamic EQ (individually switchable and now available on all 256 processing paths and on all four EQ bands)
—Multi Band Compressor (on all 256 paths, adding an extra two compressors per path)
—Effects (another first are the 16 floating point stereo Super FPGA Stealth digital reverbs)
—Talk-to-bus with dim function (a dedicated talkback channel that can be routed to any aux bus, allowing direct communication to any wedge or in ear mix)
—8 bands of parametric EQ (now available for all 128 buses for auxes, groups and matrix adding 512 bands of EQ to the console)
The SD7 digital console, which debuted in the fall of 2007, is powered by DiGiCo’s latest in high density digital processing, the Stealth mixing and routing engine.
Based on the latest incarnation of FPGA, it’s a core component of the SD7’s design, allied to two of the latest generation of SHARC effects, dynamics and control processors that endow the console with eight times the overall processing power of a DiGiCo D5 Live.
The benefits include 128 simultaneous 192 kHz signal paths that readily achievable, or 256 signal paths at 48 kHz/96 kHz. Flexibilty is dramatically enhanced as well, with 448 simultaneous optical and 224 MADI and 24 integral connections, 128 buses plus 32 matrix buses, and 32 graphic equalizers.