MINI MIXERS JOIN THE ALLEN & HEATH ZED RANGE
Allen & Heath has launched three new mini mixers from its ZED analogue console range, including the first ZEDi hybrid mixer/interface. The ZED-6, ZED-6FX and ZEDi-8 are designed with all the features and quality required by musicians, recording artists and for AV work, in a compact, portable format.
All the new models feature two mono channels with separate XLR and TRS jack sockets and two stereo channels. The mono channels include DI high impedance circuitry for the jack sockets, for direct connection of guitars and other instruments. Additionally, the ZED-6FX includes a new 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 quality sound effects.
The ZEDi-8 combines a compact mixer with a 24 bit/96kHz 2×2 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-8 is bundled with Cubase LE music production software and the Cubasis LE mobile music production app.
All of the new mixers have the new GSPre preamp design, developed from the GS-R24 professional studio console for low noise and high headroom. The new ZED models also feature two-band EQ, 60mm smooth master mix faders, channel monitoring and 48V phantom power.