Following the launch of the ZEDi-8 hybrid mixer / interface, Allen & Heath has released two more ZEDi models; the ZEDi-10 and ZEDi-10FX.
Designed for recording / gigging artists and AV rental and installation companies, the ZEDi-10 and ZEDi-10FX models combine a compact mixer with a 24bit 96kHz four by four USB interface, which enables multi-track 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 four 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 varied suite of studio quality sound effects.
The new mixers provide optimal sound quality due to the improved GSPre preamp design, developed from the GS-R24 professional studio console, which provides low noise and increased headroom.
Styled in a moulded chassis and metal front panel, the new ZED models also feature three-band EQ, 60mm smooth travel master mix faders, FX/aux/monitor and headphone outputs, channel monitoring and 48V phantom power.
Allen & Heath Product Specialist, Harry Garcia, commented: “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 multi-track 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.”