Quantum 5 follows DiGiCo’s flagship Quantum 7 – as with Quantum 7, the Quantum 5 engine slots into the existing SD5 frame and, with 37 faders and three 15-inch colour TFT touchscreens, brings Quantum processing features, power and connectivity to both new and existing hardware.

Quantum 5 endows the SD5 withmore than 450 channels of processing at 96kHz. It includes up to 256 input channels with up to 128 buses and a 36x36 matrix. The engine is also equipped with four redundant, or eight individual, Madi ports and two DMI slots (DiGiCo Multi-Channel Interface) for AoIP and other connectivity options from the complete family of DMI card options, plus a built-in Waves port and up to two Optocore loops.

DiGiCo Quantum 5Other Quantum enhancements include Nodal Processing, which allows monitor engineers creativity in IEM mixes, and True Solo to allow them to hear as the artist does. These are combined with 48 channels of Mustard processing and 12 Spice Rack processing slots, including Chili 6.

Mustard processing is a set of channel processing strips that work alongside standard Quantum channel processing. Each Mustard processing strip provides a choice of two preamp modellers, a four-band EQ (including all-pass filters), four different boutique-style compressor models and a gate/ducker. Quantum 5 is equipped with 48 mono Mustard processing strips that can be used on any channel type.

Spice Rack supports plug-in style native FPGA processing options, allowing a rack of up to eight insertable processors to be built. The first of these is the Chilli 6 – a six-band multi-band compressor which allows full control of all parameters, including DiGiCo’s release shape control for shaping vocals and instruments as well as focusing on problem frequencies.

‘Quantum 5 makes complete sense as an upgrade path for both new and existing SD5 users,’ says DiGiCo General Manager, Austin Freshwater. ‘It allows them to take advantage of all the new Quantum features while maximising their ongoing return on investment.’

Along with the Quantum 338 Quantum 5 is part of DiGiCo’s expanding Quantum range, developed with seventh generation FPGA devices that expand the consoles’ audio processing power.

More: www.digico.biz

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