ZED-10 and ZED-10FX are
amazing little desks for small band mixing. They are ultra portable for carrying
to the gig, and can be used for recording live or in the studio.
Guitars can be plugged in directly to the mixer using the specially designed high-impedance inputs, while the mixer has two stereo inputs for MP3/CD players or keyboards.
Equipped with professional XLR main stereo outputs and a
flexible monitoring section with headphone and speaker feed outputs. In the FX
version, we’ve added a set of fabulous effects to give shimmering reverbs and
enhance your sound.
What's great about the
ZED’s are great for live mixing! Their layout makes them very easy to use and easy to achieve a great sound. They are also perfect for recording, either a live show or an audio project at home can be built up track by track using the USB digital audio interface.
flexibility and quality of these mixers make them stand out from the crowd. You
can plug your guitars or instruments straight into the class A discrete FET high
impedance inputs, cater for up to four microphones, two stereo sources with MP3
player compatibility, separate 2-track record outputs and a stereo playback
input for 2-track replay or perhaps interval music from a CD player, XLR main
stereo outputs with inserts, comprehensive monitoring with headphones and
separate monitor speaker outputs, 48V microphone phantom power, DI level
switching for sub mixing, and not least of all, the same digital effects
algorithms as those used on our flagship digital consoles costing 150 times as
One of the
great things about the ZED series is the number and variety of things you can
plug in. In addition to the sixteen mono channels there are two dual stereo
channels, each with a main stereo input on jack sockets and with additional
inputs on phono sockets. the USB return can be selected to one of the additional
inputs so that it feeds either the main LR bus or the stereo channel.
of the DuoPre, the ZED-10 &10FX have pre-amps similar in design to our
MixWizard range of mixers, but with a twist! Inputs 3 & 4 have a high
impedance jack input capable of taking either a normal line level or a low level
input from a guitar pickup.
These newly designed inputs have been crafted with the aim
of replicating the sound of a classic guitar or instrument tube pre-amp in a
combo or head amp. An extremely high input impedance ensures loading on pick-ups
is minimal and a Class A FET (field effect transistor) circuit powered from 48V
is employed to give the valve-like gain stage. There is a gain “Boost” switch
associated with the guitar inputs which boosts gain by 26dB to cater for
instruments with very low level outputs and the overdrive characteristics of the
guitar inputs are very similar to a valve (tube) circuit, being asymmetric and
soft. All this makes for a wonderfully natural sound to be reproduced from the
instrument, full of warmth and character.
is equipped with a responsive 3-band EQ with MusiQ, an optimised slope (or Q
factor) for equalising individual instruments.
separately switched stereo bus can be routed to from any channel creating a
selective recording bus, monitoring bus or stereo clean feed output. You can
even route just the effects processor output to this bus and use the mixer as a
high end effects unit.
Getting audio to and from a
computer easily is now a common requirement for live sound and music production.
The way we have implemented this on ZED is super-flexible and super-easy! No
longer do you need to fiddle around the back of your PC to get to the soundcard
inputs, only to find that the levels are all wrong and noisy. Just plug in a USB
lead to your ZED, select the USB routing on the mixer and the device on your
computer and that's it! Quality audio to and from your PC or Mac. Three switches
provide different send/return configurations for recording, playback and
utilising external FX.
uild The ZED-10 has been designed
using individual vertically mounted circuit boards with each rotary control
fixed with a metal nut to the front panel - making a much more robust product
that will resist damage and give years of reliable use.
Allen & Heath is pleased to
announce a partnership with leading music software company, IK Multimedia, to
bundle its pioneering AmpliTube X-GEAR software with the newly launched ZED-10
and ZED-10FX mini USB mixers. Visit their site for more information: