Allen & Heath’s new mini mixers from the ZED analogue console range include the first ZEDi hybrid mixers / interfaces. The ZED-6, ZED-6FX, ZEDi-8, ZEDi-10 and ZEDi-10FX are designed with the features and quality required by musicians, recording artists and for AV work, in a compact, portable format.
The new models feature 2 (ZED-6, ZED-6FX, ZEDi-8) or 4 (ZEDi-10 and ZEDi-10FX) mono channels with separate XLR and TRS jack sockets and 2 Stereo channels. The mono channels include DI high impedance circuitry for the jack sockets, allowing guitars to be plugged straight into the mixer without the hassle and expense of carrying separate DI boxes.
Additionally, the ZED-6FX and ZEDi-10FX mixers include an in-house designed FX system which encompasses multi-FX models, combining reverbs, delays, doublers, chorusing, and other modulators to create a dynamic and varied suite of studio quality sound effects.
The ZEDi models combine a compact mixer with a 24bit 96kHz 2×2 (ZEDi-8) and 4×4 (ZEDi-10 and ZEDi-10FX) USB interface, providing recording and playback to a Mac or PC or to an iOS device (using a Camera Connection Kit), with flexible source routing options. ZEDi models are bundled with Cubase LE music production software and the Cubasis LE mobile music production app.
The new mixers provide optimal sound quality due to the new GSPre preamp design, developed from the GS-R24 professional studio console, which provides exceptionally low noise and massive headroom.
Styled in attractive molded chassis and metal front panel, all the new ZED models also feature 2-band EQ (ZED-6, ZED-6FX, ZEDi-8) and 3-band EQ (ZEDi10 and ZEDi-10FX), 60mm smooth travel master mix faders, channel monitoring and 48V phantom power. Unique in this type of product is the individual channel PCB construction with nutted pots and a robust internal, universal voltage power supply for extended life in the toughest environments.