Following the recent launch of the ZEDi-8 hybrid mixer / interface, Allen & Heath has released two more ZEDi models, the ZEDi-10 and ZEDi-10FX, from its ZED analogue console range.
They tell us that, designed for recording/gigging artists and AV rental and installation companies, the new ZEDi models combine a compact mixer with a 24bit 96kHz 4x4 USB interface, which enables multitrack recording and playback to a Mac or PC or to an iOS device (using a Camera Connection Kit).
The units also have flexible source routing options to adapt to different workflows, and are bundled with Cubase LE music production software and the Cubasis LE mobile music production app.
The ZEDi-10 and ZEDi-10FX feature 4 mono channels with separate XLR and TRS jack sockets, one stereo channel and a second stereo input for reverb returns or playback. 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 ZEDi-10FX includes 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.
A&H say that 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 with a moulded chassis and metal front panel, the new ZED models also feature 3-band EQ, 60mm smooth travel master mix faders, FX/aux/monitor and headphone outputs, 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.
Allen & Heath product specialist, Harry Garcia, told us, "The new ZEDi models are the perfect choice for musicians and venues looking for a quality, small format mixer that can deliver the goods for both live performance and multitrack recording. With their high quality USB interface, handy guitar DIs, great sounding mic pres and ZEDi-10FX's exceptional FX library, they have all the tools required."
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