Friday, December 11, 2015


We have been great fans of Allen & Heath mixers for many years and were very glad when we were able to start selling them a couple of years ago. The ZED range of mixers offer excellent value for money combining stunning looks with carefully designed features such as long throw faders and built-in audio interfaces. We recently sold a ZED18 to a ceilidh band who love the ease of use and portability, and get comments about their excellent sound at every performance. I used my ZED18 to record a live music event last weekend and the customer is delighted with the sound quality on his recordings.

A&H have recently expanded the ZED range with offerings aimed at the musician and home recording enthusiast, which will suit beginner and expert alike.

ZED-6 has been created for musicians, singer / songwriters and venues seeking Allen & Heath’s renowned build and audio quality in a compact, portable format. Whether it’s bouncing ideas around at home, performing live or recording tracks to share on YouTube and Soundcloud, ZED-6 is a versatile companion for every step of the creative journey. Featuring the new GSPre boutique preamp design, developed from the GS-R24 studio recording console, the ZED boasts exceptionally low noise and massive headroom, with a signature analogue warmth and depth. Guitarists will be pleased to know that ZED-6 comes with a pair of Guitar DI high impedance inputs, allowing guitars to be plugged straight into the mixer without the hassle and expense of carrying separate DI boxes.

ZED-6FX is the first mixer to include a specially created suite of studio quality reverbs, delays and special multi-model FX, crafted by Allen & Heath’s acclaimed in-house effects aficionados.

ZEDi-8 adds the versatility and convenience of a 2×2 USB interface to allow the desk to be plugged into a PC to record and playback your music. It comes with the acclaimed Cubase LE software, offering powerful yet easy-to-use software tools for audio recording, editing, MIDI sequencing and mixing. Its vast range of proven editing and sequencing tools can be used for a large range of music styles and areas of application. From singers and songwriters recording vocal lines to rock bands jamming in their rehearsal room, Cubase LE is as easy as it gets – with outstanding audio quality as well as time-saving recording and editing functionality.

The ZEDi-10 adds an extra two microphone channels to increase the capacity of your mixer along with a 4 in, 4 out USB interface. The ZEDi-10FX adds effects to an already impressive package.

The mixers also come bundled with the Cubasis LE app. Cubasis LE is the compact version of Steinberg’s streamlined, multitouch sequencer for the iPad, providing the same look and feel of its bigger brother Cubasis. Specially designed for quick and easy operation, Cubasis LE makes recording, editing and mixing a breeze.

ZED 6FX - 6 channel live mixer with built-in effects                                               £115.83
ZED i8 8 - channel mixer with 2x2 USB interface                                                   £107.50
ZED i10 - 10 channel mixer with 4x4 USB interface                                               £165.83
ZED i10FX - 10 channel mixer with 4x4 USB interface and built-in effects            £199.17