Allen&Heath has launched three new mini mixers in its ZED analogue console range, including the first ZEDi hybrid mixer/interface.
The ZED-6, ZED-6FX and ZEDi-8 all feature 2 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 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 sound effects.
The ZEDi-8 combines a compact mixer with a 24bit 96kHz 2x2 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 include A&H's new GSPre preamp design, developed from the GS-R24 professional studio console, which is said to provide "exceptionally low noise and massive headroom".
Styled in moulded chassis and metal front panel, all the new ZED models also feature 2-band EQ, 60mm smooth travel master mix faders, channel monitoring, 48V phantom power, individual channel PCB construction with nutted pots and a robust internal, universal voltage power supply for extended life in the toughest environments.
More details at www.allen-heath.com