Allen & Heath ZED-18
The Allen & Heath ZED-18 is an 18 channel Analog Mixer with USB connectivity and is perfect for studio recording or live sound applications. It provides the user with 10 full mono channels, 4 stereo channels and 4 Aux Inputs all in a compact, rack mountable format.
USB Audio Flexibility
The ZED-18 is super flexible and super easy thanks to the USB integration. This makes it ideal for getting audio to and from your computer, making it perfect for live sound and music production. Simply plug in the ZED mixer to your PC through USB and select the USB routing on the mixer and the device on your computer, and you're ready to go. The ZED mixer retains the quality of audio through to your PC or Mac.
The ZED-18 features 10 full mono channels, 4 stereo channels and 4 auxiliary channels with an EQ on each channel making the ZED-18 incredibly versatile and practical. Whether you are recording in the studio or controlling sound at a live show, the ZED mixer has got your covered with the inputs you need.
The Allen & Heath ZED-18 comes with the highly successful and proven DuoPre preamps that have carefully controlled gain over the dual stages. The DuoPre's have a 69dB gain range that gives superb control over the signal level thanks to its even distribution around the gain control. The ZED-18 has 18 DuoPre preamps. Most of the gain comes from the first stage, so that any unwanted noise is kept at minimum levels. The line level signals are plugged into the second stage of the preamp by using the line input jack. The advantage of this is that there is less noise when using the lineinput and also matching to a higher input impedance.
ZED-18 features a 3-band swept mid frequency EQ that utilises MusiQ, with optimised slope for individual EQ of instruments.
Sonar X1 LE
The ZED-18 includes Cakewalks' SONAR X1 LE to enable you to create your own music instantly. You will be able to create tracks, arrange songs and record straight from your ZED mixer, then you are able to play back to the ZED-18 via the USB port. The ZED and SONAR can be used together in different ways, for example you can use them for recording tracks individualy to build up a song, simple recording or by using the USB port and software as an effects loop.
- 10 mono channels
- Neutrik mic XLR
- Neutrik 1/4 inch jacks
- Channel insert
- Super wide gain 'DuoPre' mic line input
- 3 band EQ with MusiQ
- 4 auxes
- Illuminated mute
- Sound image pan
- Illuminated PFL & peak warning indicator
- ALPS 100 mm faders
- 4 stereo channels with 2-band EQ
- Stereo returns & playback
- All inputs with level control
- 12 bar meters
- Mono/stereo function on auxes 1&2
- Monitor output section
- Alt stereo output source
- Configurable USB stereo audio in/out
- Global +48V phantom power
- Cakewalk SONAR LE bundled with mixer
|Channels||18-channel (10 x mono, 4 x stereo)|
|Inputs - Mic Preamps||10 x XLR|
|Inputs - Line||10 x 1/4" TRS, 8 x 1/4" (4 x stereo channels)|
|Inputs - Other||2 x Dual RCA Stereo (stereo, 2 track)|
|Outputs - Main||2 x XLR (main), 1 x 1/4" (mono)|
|Outputs - Other||2 x Dual RCA Stereo (rec out, alt out)|
|AUX||2 x Pre, 2 x Post|
|Send/Return I/O||4 x 1/4" (aux send)|
|Channel inserts||10 x 1/4"|
|Headphones||1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8"|
|Built In FX||No|
|USB||1 x Type B|
|Outer Dimensions||46.4 x 45 x 9.8 cm|