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The D5 Live 56 is a 64 channel worksurface and comes with one remote (stage end) DiGiRack, which contains the 56 A/D and 8 D/A converters and is connected to the console via optical fibre. 150m of fibre cable is provided with the system, reducing the length of copper wire between microphone and desk to, at most, a few metres. A second, local DiGiRack (which is common to all models) sits next to the console with a further 56 external I/Os for inserts, effect sends, local monitoring and playback.
The powerful DSP engine is shielded inside the console's rigid steel and aluminium chassis on a slide-out tray for easy maintenance and provides every channel with full processing and full functionality at all times, so there is no variation in performance no matter how many features are in simultaneous use. To transfer console settings and automation snapshots to another D5 Live, or to edit your console settings on a laptop PC, simply plug in the miniature USB key to a port on the front of the desk. To use the console for multitrack live Recording, simply connect your DiGiTracks recorder to the console via the single MADI port.On the rear are the integral dual-redundant Power Supplies, which are both hot-swappable and auto-switching, along with the modem port for diagnostics and software updates. In the event of a Power Supply problem, the D5 Live will automatically switch Power Supplies over without any loss of audio or control status, and there's no audio interruption, either, in the unlikely event of the console needing to be rebooted during a show. The overall design approach means the desk is extremely fast to set up and to pack away after a show. The console's small footprint and relatively light weight make it possible for two people to lift it, although four would be more comfortable.
DiGiCo (UK) Limited brings together the design and development skills that have helped create some of the world's most popular, successful and ground-breaking live sound consoles, with the digital engineering expertise and manufacturing resources of Soundtracs. The company was formed in 2002 to develop the D5 Live digital mixing system, a revolutionary approach to both the live sound console and the way it interfaces with both ends of the audio chain. In basing a console around a powerful DSP engine using proven Soundtracs hardware and software, but with features dedicated to live sound mixing, DiGiCo created the world‚??s first truly open-ended console system, for which additional features will be made available in new software versions. This design philosophy ensures your investment in state of the art audio technology today will remain state of the art in the future. The D5 Live from DiGiCo: science dedicated to advancing the art of live sound engineering. Soundtracs was formed in the early 1980s by a group of recording engineers in search of a better studio console than those available at the time. The team‚??s success led to two decades of audio innovation and, in 1992, its first development of a digital audio mixing console. In 1996 this program led to the launch of the acclaimed Virtua console, followed a year later by the DPC, in 1998 the DS3 and in 2000 the D4. Since 2000 the company‚??s product range has been based entirely on digital audio. Along the way a host of new technologies has been introduced, including the first use by a console manufacturer of the revolutionary Sharc DSP from Analog Devices, a faster, more efficient processor than any then on the market, the first (and still the most comprehensive) use of multiple TFT LCD touchscreens, a pioneer in the use of a 96kHz sample rate, and the first to run multiple sample rates simultaneously. This is just some of the experience that has gone into creating the D1 Live digital mixing system, the latest innovation from one of the pioneers of professional digital audio.
Audio mixers, or sound consoles, are electronic sound mixing boards used to combine two or more audio signals, before directing them to the output channels connected to the device. Sound consoles do a great deal more than just combining different audio signals they allow users to optimize the sound output in a number of ways adjusting various sound levels, enhancing sound with special effects and equalization etc, allowing for unmatched control over the end product.
D5 Live 56 - D5 Live 56 in good condition.