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New DiGiCo SD10B for dbLux and Superliga football

Erica Basnicki 29 August 2012
New DiGiCo SD10B for dbLux and Superliga football

Danish event and television production specialist dbLux has taken delivery of a new outside broadcast truck, fitted with a DiGiCo SD10B digital console. dbLux was recently awarded a contract to relay 300 Superliga (Denmark’s top football league) football matches over the next three years.   In order to fulfill the new contract, a brand new 10 camera HD truck was built by Avit Systems A/S, who also installed all the technical equipment and infrastructure. Built to conform with EBU R128 loudness standards, the truck’s SD10B was supplied by DiGiCo’s Danish distributor Soundware A/S.   The console is fed by the vehicle’s Grass Valley audio router via two MADI streams, for a total of 112 channels for EVS and Avid production systems, plus intercoms. Inputs also come from the three D-Racks on Optocore connections for field of play microphones and on-site studio sources. The D-Racks also feed the headsets and in-ear systems for reporters and studio anchors.   “The SD10B produces two main stems of audio for broadcasting – the main 5.1 mix for Danish TV stations and a ‘world feed’, which is the 5.1 main mix without the Danish commentary,” said Avit Systems’ Anders Fiedel (pictured). “The two 5.1 stems are sent via MADI to the truck’s audio router, then to TC System 6000 mastering with the new ALC6 ‘Olympic’ algorithm for R128 loudness processing.”   The processed 5.1 stems, plus two R128 loudness-corrected stereo mixes, are then fed back to the SD10B´s monitor section, where the mixing engineer can choose which stem they want to monitor. The two stereo stems are also sent to the SD10B´s matrix, where they are summed down to two further mono stems for intercom use. The desk also mixes eight additional mono feeds for intercom use and further mono feeds for studio monitoring.   “The audio quality of the SD10B is second to none and its superior way of handling multi-channel inputs and outputs puts other desks in the same price range to shame,” Fiedel continued. “The monitor section also has some really nice features, like a user definable monitor matrix with calibrated monitor levels and insert point for room correction. The calibrated monitor levels and other functions are put on the macro buttons for easy access.”

DiGiCo will be showing its broadcast range of SD consoles at IBC 2012; the first time the company has exhibited at the Amsterdam trade show.   www.digico.org          

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