DiGiCo S31 Rack Pack with DMI CAT5e x 1, DMI Blank x 1 (X-S31-C-RP) -- Call or Email for (LOWER) D.O'B. Sound Pro Price

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$16,275.00

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Package includes: X-S31-WS, DMI-C, DMI-K,
D-Rack x 1 (part# X-D-RACK-2) 32/8 I/O (expandable to 32/16),
CAT5e 75M (246 ft.) Cable x 1 and Dust Cover


Connections: 24 Mic/Line In, 12 Line Out, 2 Ch AES In/Out,
DMI Slot x 2, USB-B 48 Track Recording Interface
Connectors: Dependent on cards loaded in DMI Slots, USB-Type B
* Special Package Pricing

Like the S21 But More of it!

Take DiGiCo's S21, give it a third touchscreen and more faders, and you have the S31. A robust ARM quad-core RISC processor puts an abundance of power under the hood. The touchscreens supply intuitive tactile control and instant visual feedback. 24 mic/line inputs and 12 analog outputs give you enough I/O to get started, while dual DMI option card slots provide room for expansion. The S31 delivers 24-bit/96kHz digital audio for world-class sound and comes with an arsenal of digital effects. A built-in 48-channel USB interface makes capturing any performance easy. Featuring an aerospace-graded aluminum extrusion and rugged polycarbonate overlay, the DiGiCo S31 is a full-featured digital mixer that's built for the road.

S31 : Overview

  • 48 Flexi Input Channels
  • 16 Flexi Aux / Sub-Group Busses
  • LR Master Bus
  • 10 x 8 Full Processing Matrix
  • 2 Solo
  • 4 (To Follow) Dynamic Equalizers
  • 4 Assignable DiGiTuBes
  • 4 Assignable Multiband Compressors
  • 8 Digital FX
  • 16 Assignable Graphic Equalizers
  • Optional Waves Integration
  • 96kHz Sample Rate
  • N/A Optics

S31 : Overview

When the S21 was unveiled to the public, engineers were immediately drawn to it. Never before had a console so compact been capable of this standard of audio quality, power, flexibility, and you could fit in the back of your car!
Its two multi-touch touch screens broke the mould for small format consoles, with 21 faders, and bundles of I/O.


Now, DiGiCo has gone one step further. Meet the S31, the latest console in the S Series, which opens even more doors, allows for increased functionality and accessibility, all at an affordable price point. This time around, there are 31 faders, and three 10" multi-touch screens... And it'll still fit in back the of the car!

Scratching the surface
It's a given that with any DiGiCo product, audio quality is of paramount importance; the SD Series is testament to this, be it the rack mount SD11 or the flagship SD7, audio performance comes first. With the introduction of the S Series, DiGiCo used the same principles, developing a smart concept with the same core FPGA engine algorithms and processing, all running at 96kHz, which means no loss in audio quality or functionality.


The S31 is now the bigger version of the S21. The S31’s expanded work surface offers 10 additional faders for more control and two other multi touch screens for faster access and more visual feedback. Ideally suited to applications where more instant control and feedback are critical to the operator.


We at DiGiCo also know that many engineers like to keep their VCAs separate; this is now easily achieved, without compromising your preferred workflow with the option of dedicating a section to your VCA’s. Naturally these faders are in groups of 10, so there's plenty of space to build a full production: why not layout a whole drum kit on one bank, an entire strings section on the second, and the band on the third? It just makes everything that little bit more accessible.
The S31 still offers the same flexibility as the S21, with 24x Mic inputs and 12x line outputs on the rear of the console, for straightforward audio connection. There are also 2x DMI ports as standard on the console as well as the UB MADI interface for DAW recording. It goes to show that big things do come in small packages.

How to make the step
To date, it has been the Tiger SHARC controlling the FPGA, but integrating these three technologies, along with networking capabilities, was a brand new challenge. Using the high power QuadCore SoC, associated with high bandwidth memory, S31 connects to a low power 484-ball array FPGA which in turn connects to fourth generation control SHARC DSP, capable of not only controlling the FPGA, but offering the potential for additional processing in the future. The compact footprint of the S31 has no relationship to the scale of processing power going on under the polycarbonate worksurface.

Three Touch Screens
Touch screens are now part of our daily lives, but if you go back to our digital beginnings, DiGiCo incorporated them in designs as long ago as 1997. Continuing their integration, with the advantages of speed of control and user feedback, meant that S31 had to bend the rules again. We utilised the latest P-CAP multi-touch screens for clear visual feedback and gesture control, but also did not limit the user to a single screen - by providing multiple multi-touch screens!
The compact tripple screen design of S31 provides 10 channel strips per screen allowing the operator instant feedback and control on 20 simultaneous channels. This amount of instantaneous feedback offers total reassurance when mixing large shows, but the newly designed drag, swipe and drop channel layout system makes it simple for operators to move channels and busses across the surface to design their own custom fader layouts.


Whatever function you are using, there is an interactive meter where you would expect it, and helpful colour coding so you know which section you're looking at, be it channel, aux, or group.


Visual feedback is all reinforced with the HTL functionality of the encoder rings, and anything not in use is automatically greyed out on the console so operator's attention is drawn to the right controls.


The beauty of having three screens not only gives you more channels to view at any one time, but it allows you to utilise one as a setup or master screen, while still operating with the other. You are always looking in the same location, whatever function you have highlighted.


Touch the EQ screen, and you can choose to pinch, touch and drag your curves on the touch screen, or for a more tactile experience, use the rotary encoders to fine-tune your frequencies, then press to change function or switch on/off. It's the same philosophy for all other processing functions within the console.


The new look screen designs are all developed under the flat designs philosophy, to aid the user learning curve and take away distraction from an operator. These new designs will still be familiar to existing DiGiCo users, but allow new operators to feel at home and ready to take advantage of the wealth of integrated processing. 


Channel Bank Layout: as with all DiGiCo products, you can alter where the banks are located, and mix and match any channel, aux, group, control group, or matrix within a bank, with the ease of drag and drop, at the touch of a screen.

Interfacing
S31 comes complete with dual DMI (DiGiCo Multichannel Interface) option card slots, perfect for expandability, as it can interface with industry formats be it Analogue expansion, MADI, Dante, Waves SoundGrid, or Calrec’s Hydra 2 Network. All bases are covered.


The following modules are available. Click on a module name for a large photo.

Construction
As an audio engineer, when you first stand in front of an S31, it looks and feels remarkably inviting. You want to touch and control the audio. This level of connection with the audio sources and their manipulation is something the world's leading audio engineers experience when they harness the powerful SD7. From the aerospace graded aluminium extrusion, the durable polycarbonate overlays, the RGB LED Hidden Til Lit technology coupled with touch sensitive faders / encoders and integrated LED light bar, you know it's a DiGiCo before you turn the PA on. The S31 redefines industry expectations at its price point.

Options

The following options are available:

S31 : Specifications

General Specifications

  • 46 busses: 16 x flexi-busses Mono/Stereo (equivalent of 32 DSP busses), Stereo Master (2), Solo busses (2 stereo, 4 total), and 10 x 8 Matrix (8)
  • 10 x Control Groups
  • 1 x Compressor per channel and buss
  • 1 x Gate per channel and buss (switchable to ducker, or compressor with side chain access)
  • 16 x assignable 32 band Graphic EQs
  • 8 x FX engines (reverbs, delays, w/modulation and enhancer)
  • 4 x assignable DiGiTuBes
  • 4 x assignable Multiband Comps
  • User definable Macros
  • An extremely high power headphone amplifier with 1/4 inch and mini jack socket
  • 96kHz as standard
  • 24 mic line inputs
  • 12 analogue outs
  • 2 AES I/O (mono)
  • Word Clock I/O
  • 1 GPI and 1 GPO
  • DVI out (for an external monitor)
  • 2 DMI Card slots (up to 64 I/O per slot)
  • 2 Ethernet connections for Networking
  • 2 x 24 segment master/solo meters
  • Touch sensitive rotaries with integrated switch & HTL
  • 3 x multi-touch screens
  • 31 x touch sensitive moving faders
  • 4 x layers of banks of 10 faders
  • Customisable bank and channel layout
  • Snapshots
  • Integrated USB2 Audio I/O interface for recording and playback of up to 48 channels 40 x Input flex-channels Mono/Stereo (equivalent of 80 DSP channels)

Audio Specification

  • Sample Rate 48kHz, 96kHz
  • Processing Delay 2ms Typical @ 48k(60 Stereo Channels, Stage
  • Input Through L-R Buss to Stage Output) 1.1ms @ 96kHz
  • Internal Processing Up to 40-bit, Floating Point
  • A>D & D>A 24-bit Converter Bit Depth
  • Frequency Response +/- 0.6dB (20Hz – 20kHz)
  • THD <0.05% @ Unity Gain, 10dB Input @ 1kHz
  • Channel Seperation Better Than 90dB (40Hz – 15kHz)
  • Residual Output <90dBu Typical
  • Noise (20Hz - 20kHz)
  • Microphone Input Better Than -126dB Equivalent Noise
  • Maximum Output Level +22dBu
  • Maximum Input Level +22dBu

Processing Channel Specification
Input Channel

  • Input Name User-Defined
  • Channel Selection Mono / Stereo
  • Input Routing Main Input
  • Analogue Gain -20 to +60dB
  • Phase Normal / Reverse
  • Digital Trim 40 to +40dB
  • Delay 0 - 682ms
  • DiGiTuBe Drive 0.01 - 50.0
  • Bias 0 - 6
  • LPF 20 – 20kHz, 24dB/Oct
  • HPF 20 – 20kHz, 24dB/Oct
  • Insert A (Pre EQ/Dyn) On/Off
  • Equalisation 4 Band EQ: Parametric or Dynamic (Low/Lowshelf, Lower-Mid/Lowshelf, Upper-Mid/
    Hishelf, Hi/Hishelf) 
    On/Off
    Freq; 20 – 20kHz 
    Gain; +/- 18dB 
    Q: 0.1 -20 (Parametric) / 0.10-0.90 (Shelf)
  • Dynamics 1 Single or 4 x Multiband (3-Band)
    Compressor On/Off 
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB 
    Attack; 500us – 100ms 
    Release; 5ms – 5s 
    Ratio; 1:1 – 50:1 
    Gain; 0 to +40dB
    Hi Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Lo Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Knee : Hard, Med, Soft
  • Dynamics 2 On/Off
    Gate / Ducker Threshold; -60 – 0dB 
    Attack; 50us – 100ms 
    Hold; 2ms – 2s 
    Release; 5ms – 5s 
    Range; 0 - 90dB 
    Key; Any Source 
    Key Listen 
    Freq/Width; 20 – 20kHz
    Compressor On/Off 
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB 
    Attack; 500us – 100ms 
    Release; 5ms – 5s 
    Ratio; 1:1 – 50:1 
    Gain; 0 to +40dB
    Link; Any Channel / Buss
    S/C Source : Any Source
    S/C Listen : On/Off
    S/C Filter Freq/Width: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Insert B (Post EQ/Dyn) On/Off
  • Mute Channel Mute
  • Solo Solo Buss 1 / Solo Buss 2 / Both,
  • Channel Safe Socket Properties, Input Route, Mono/Stereo, Label, Filters, Trim, Delay, Tube, Insert A, EQ, Dyn1, Dyn2, Insert B, Aux, Group Assigns, Pan, Fade, Mute, Direct Outs, Full Safe
  • Output Routing Buss,
  • Insert A, Insert B,
  • Direct: Post-Fade
  • Fader 100mm Motorised Fader ∞ to +10dB

Processing Channel Specification
Aux / Group / Matrix Output

  • Name User-Defined
  • Phase Normal / Reverse
  • Digital Trim -40 to +40dB
  • Delay 0 - 682ms
  • DiGiTuBe Drive 0.01 - 50.0 Bias 0 - 6
  • LPF 20 – 20kHz, 24dB / Oct
  • HPF 20 – 20kHz, 24dB / Oct 
  • Insert A (Pre EQ/Dyn) On/Off
  • Equalisation 4 Band EQ: Parametric or Dynamic (Low/Lowshelf, Lower-Mid/Lowshelf, Upper-Mid/Hishelf, Hi/Hishelf) 
    On/Off
    Freq; 20 – 20kHz 
    Gain; +/- 18dB 
    Q: 0.1 -20 (Parametric) / 0.10-0.90 (Shelf)
  • Dynamics 1 Single or 4 x Multiband (3-band)
    Compressor On/Off 
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB 
    Attack; 500us – 100ms 
    Release; 5ms – 5s 
    Ratio; 1:1 – 50:1 
    Gain; 0 to +40dB 
    Hi Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Lo Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Knee : Hard, Med, Soft
  • Gate / Ducker Threshold; -60 – 0dB 
    Attack; 50us – 100ms 
    Hold; 2ms – 2s 
    Release; 5ms – 5s 
    Range; 0 - 90dB 
    Key; Any Source 
    Key Listen 
    Freq/Width; 20 – 20kHz
    Compressor On/Off 
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB 
    Attack; 500us – 100ms 
    Release; 5ms – 5s 
    Ratio; 1:1 – 50:1 
    Gain; 0 to +40dB 
    Link; Any Channel/Buss
    S/C Source : Any source 
    S/C Listen : On/Off
    S/C Filter Freq/Width: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Insert B (Post EQ/Dyn) On/Off
  • Mute Channel Mute
  • Solo Solo Buss 1 / Solo Buss 2 / Both,
  • Channel Safe Mono/Stereo, Bus Mode, Label, Filters, Trim, Delay, Tube, Insert A, EQ, Dyn1, Dyn2, Insert B, Group Assigns, Fade, Mute, Direct Outs, 
    Full Safe
  • Output Routing Outputs, Insert A, Insert B
  • Fader 100mm Motorised Fader to + 10dB

 

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