Mega Sound is one of India’s most cutting edge AV rental companies, with an
impressive inventory of world class, top of the line professional equipment. The
latest addition to its audio arsenal is a DiGiCo SD10 digital mixing console and two
D2 Racks, purchased through DiGiCo’s India distributor, Hi-Tech Audio Systems Pvt.
Ltd. in New Delhi.
Currently operational in Ahmedabad and Udaipur, Mega Sound provide a range of
services from live sound, DJ systems, stage lighting and conference setups. The
company proudly associates itself with performances from high profile Indian artists
such as Kailash Kher, Arijit Singh, Shankar Mahadevan, Vishal & Shekhar, Salim
Suileman, Sonu Nigam and Sunidhi Chauhan, amongst others.
“We work across a variety of applications, which makes the SD10 the right addition
to our existing stock,’ explains Siddharth Chauhan, Managing Director of Mega
Sound. “This medium frame console benefits from the power and purity of Stealth
Digital Processing™. Utilizing a single chip Super FPGA design, it gives unparalleled
sonic performance and, in conjunction with the new D2 Rack, can run at 96kHz
“With the addition of the Stealth Core2 upgrade, the SD10 boasts 132 processing
channels at 48kHz/96kHz, standard channel processing, whether inputs or outputs,
includes Channel Delay, Single and Multi-Channel pre-sets, dual insert points, hi-
and lo-pass filters at 24dB/octave, four-band Parametric EQ with band curve
selection, 218 Dynamic EQ processors, 218 Multiband Compressors and 218
DiGiTubes. At the rear of the SD10, there is an abundance of local I/O: eight mic
inputs, eight line inputs, eight mono AES I/O, two MADI connections with redundant
cabling connections; and 16 GPI and GPO connections. All of this means that we
know the SD10 can handle anything we need it to. The D2 Rack we have has 48
mic/line inputs and 32 outputs, all working at 24bit/96kHz. Connection to the D2
Rack is via BNC MADI. This means more flexibility and expansion.’
The console has already been put to use on the Salim Suleiman Show, which
attracted a crowd of around 5,000 people.
“The entire system was simple to set up and it all worked perfectly,’ says Chauhan.
“It’s light to travel with, fits into small venues and is at a great price point!’
“The SD10 is an amazing console to work with,’ adds Rajan Gupta, Managing
Director of Hi-Tech Audio Systems Pvt. Ltd. The combination of the SD10 and D2
Rack provides a very important solution for splitting input channels and it has an
independent head amp Gain Control for Front of House and monitor applications
without using an analogue split snake system. It’s flexible and clear approach has
made it one of the most sought after digital consoles in the market today.
“We are pleased to be able to provide Mega Sound with this awesome product and
are confident that we will see many more such associations happening in the near
With the SD10 now in the company’s inventory, Chauhan is aiming to increase the
already impressive number of events that Mega Sound is asked to support.