The SD8 provides the major features and remote preamps of the D Series in a small-footprint package. Stealth Digital Processing in its Tiger SHARC FX engine offers effects, reverbs, dynamics, output matrix and more. Features include 37 moving faders, multi-function control knobs, electronic labeling and a 15” touch-sensitive hi-res TFT display. All 24 channel faders and 12 assignable aux/master faders can be instantly assigned as channels or masters, allowing 36 main faders to control inputs, if desired. Sixty mono or stereo channels-the equivalent of 120 channels-can run full DSP simultaneously.

The DiGiCo D8 will be on display at LDI booth #2750. For more information, visit www.digiconsoles.com.


Neutrik introduces the world’s first unisex (male and female) 3-pin XLR connector. By simply sliding the housing back and forth, ConvertCON (NC3FM-C) is transformed from a male to female connector. Shares some of the features and benefits of Neutrik’s best-selling XLR XX series also has an improved chuck-type strain relief that provides higher pull-out force and makes assembly easier and faster. Its rugged zinc die cast shell ensures a long lasting, dependable connection.

Check out the Neutrik ConvertiCON at LDI booth #764. For more information, visit www.neutrikusa.com.

AKG C 214

The C 214 is a lower-cost (cardioid-only) version of AKG's venerable classic C 414. The new model is a single-capsule, single-diaphragm design that delivers the same sonic performance as its legendary cousin, but at a $649 retail. The C 214's integrated capsule suspension minimizes chassis-borne noise and resonances. Also standard is a switchable -20dB pad and 160Hz low-cut filter. The C 214's die cast metal body provides road-tough construction quality with a scratch-resistant finish and a gold-plated XLR output. The C 214 is available now and ships with a spider-type shock-mount, windscreen and metal carrying case.

See AKG's new C 214 at LDI booth #214 or go to www.akg.com for more information.