Allen & Heath ZED-10 - 10 Channel Live/Recording Mixer with USB

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ZED-10

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ZEDs are great for live mixing! Their layout makes them very easy to use and easy to achieve a great sound. They are also perfect for recording, either a live show or an audio project at home can be built up track by track using the USB digital audio interface.

The flexibility and quality of these mixers make them stand out from the crowd. You can plug your guitars or instruments straight into the class A discrete FET high impedance inputs, cater for up to four microphones, two stereo sources with MP3 player compatibility, separate 2-track record outputs and a stereo playback input for 2-track replay or perhaps interval music from a CD player, XLR main stereo outputs with inserts, comprehensive monitoring with headphones and separate monitor speaker outputs, 48V microphone phantom power, DI level switching for sub mixing, and not least of all, the same digital effects algorithms as those used on our flagship digital consoles costing 150 times as much!

Features
Inputs
One of the great things about the ZED series is the number and variety of things you can plug in. In addition to the sixteen mono channels there are two dual stereo channels, each with a main stereo input on jack sockets and with additional inputs on phono sockets. the USB return can be selected to one of the additional inputs so that it feeds either the main LR bus or the stereo channel.

Guitar DI
In place of the DuoPre, the ZED-10 &10FX have pre-amps similar in design to our MixWizard range of mixers, but with a twist! Inputs 3 & 4 have a high impedance jack input capable of taking either a normal line level or a low level input from a guitar pickup.

These newly designed inputs have been crafted with the aim of replicating the sound of a classic guitar or instrument tube pre-amp in a combo or head amp. An extremely high input impedance ensures loading on pick-ups is minimal and a Class A FET (field effect transistor) circuit powered from 48V is employed to give the valve-like gain stage. There is a gain Boost switch associated with the guitar inputs which boosts gain by 26dB to cater for instruments with very low level outputs and the overdrive characteristics of the guitar inputs are very similar to a valve (tube) circuit, being asymmetric and soft. All this makes for a wonderfully natural sound to be reproduced from the instrument, full of warmth and character.

EQ section
ZED-10 is equipped with a responsive 3-band EQ with MusiQ, an optimised slope (or Q factor) for equalising individual instruments.

Record Bus
A separately switched stereo bus can be routed to from any channel creating a selective recording bus, monitoring bus or stereo clean feed output. You can even route just the effects processor output to this bus and use the mixer as a high end effects unit.

USB audio flexibility
Getting audio to and from a computer easily is now a common requirement for live sound and music production. The way we have implemented this on ZED is super-flexible and super-easy! No longer do you need to fiddle around the back of your PC to get to the soundcard inputs, only to find that the levels are all wrong and noisy. Just plug in a USB lead to your ZED, select the USB routing on the mixer and the device on your computer and that's it! Quality audio to and from your PC or Mac. Three switches provide different send/return configurations for recording, playback and utilising external FX.

Build
The ZED-10 has been designed using individual vertically mounted circuit boards with each rotary control fixed with a metal nut to the front panel - making a much more robust product that will resist damage and give years of reliable use.

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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
....also, AI is VERY confusing to set up. The manuel gives NO explanation on how to do it. It us not plug in and go like my Focusrite. 3 weeks after contacting A&H they finally got back to me to explain how to do it.
Posted by Gerry on Mar 25, 2021
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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
I DID NOT BY MINE AT L&McQ. If I had I know the staff would have advised me properly. This DOES NOT MULTITRACK RECORD as A&H claim. Yes you can plug 6 instuments into 6 channels *6, not 10, and record all at once, but your DAW will only record the stereo out, not each channel as an individual track in your DAW. You cant record vocals and have song play along in headphones. Backing track has to be played through monitors, therefore bleeding into your vocals. NOT user friendly. Stick with a multi channel AI for recording.
Posted by Gerry on Mar 25, 2021
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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
The Zed 10 was a disappointment from the beginning but the biggest issue was noise. It was very noisy when recording and the usb was a complete failure. Not happy
Posted by Will on Dec 29, 2020
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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Having used a number of pieces of relevant equipment: interfaces, mixers, a channel strip, and 4 good mics (1 ribbon, 2 dynamic, and 1 condenser), I find this mixer to be a simple, very good quality, and very effective piece for taking control of the sound path from the mic to a PC. Especially, the EQ though simple (LF,HF, and a MF sweep) is very effective and intuitive to use if one knows what is being done. As a matter of fact it can be used to find a very good approximation to the final settings on a channel strip. In the process, the very good LED sound level indicators, and very good quality of headphone monitoring provide their significant contribution. Highly recommended for a small studio use.
Posted by Jack on Jan 29, 2020
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Closest StoreNorth York, Ontario
Excellent little mixer for live on site stereo recording with a laptop! Even used it for a small dance with E 10 P's and a powered sub. Clean sound and nice EQs Would recommend it 100 percent!!!!
Posted by Keyboard Magic on Mar 22, 2014
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