A solid mixer with great effects! The Allen & Heath ZED-10FX is the perfect center to your live rig - and it's also ready to rock in the studio. First of all, the ZED-10FX gives you all the connections you need to hook up a small band, a duo, or a solo performer. Thanks to the four mic/line channels (these preamps are awesome, by the way) you can connect all the mics and DI boxes you need. Plus you've got three dual-stereo channels available, each with a gain control and a 2-band EQ. The FX in the name, though, is what takes the cake. Here, you can get tweaky with the ZED-10FX's 16 separate effects, for nailing the perfect, polished live sound.
Check out these effects! Allen & Heath crafted 16 separate effects into the ZED-10FX mixer, ready for any kind of live sound material you face. These effects include a number of useful delays and reverbs, including a ping-pong delay and a selection of reverbs with different room/hall/arena properties. You'll also dig the flanger and the chorus. Each effect has a parameter you can tweak to dial in your sound. Five of the effects support tap tempo, for really getting into the groove. However, unlike many other mixers with onboard effects, the ZED-10FX is first and foremost a mixer. You can send a stereo signal via USB right to your computer. The ZED-10FX is Mac and PC compatible, and you've got three send/return configurations for recording, playback, and external FX. That's a lot of power! You can't go wrong with the Allen & Heath ZED-10FX!
ZED-10FX is an amazing little desk for small band mixing. It is ultra portable for carrying to the gig, and can be used for recording live or in the studio. It comes with configurable USB audio in/out making it easy to capture stereo recordings. Guitars can be plugged in directly to the mixer using the specially designed high-impedance inputs, while the mixer has two stereo inputs for MP3/CD players or keyboards. Equipped with professional XLR stereo outputs and a flexible monitoring section with headphone and speaker feed outputs. We’ve added a set of fabulous effects to give shimmering reverbs and enhance your sound.
Getting audio to and from a computer easily is now a common requirement for live sound and music production. The way this has been implemented 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! CD quality audio to and from your PC or Mac. Switches and connection through jack socket terminals provide different send/return configurations
ZED-10FX’s pre-amps are 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.
Here's the centerpiece to your live sound rig: the record-ready Allen & Heath ZED-10FX!
|Inputs - Mic Preamps||4 x XLR|
|Inputs - Line||4 x TRS (CH 1-4), 6 x TRS (CH 5-10 Stereo), 2 x RCA|
|Outputs - Main||2 x XLR (Main)|
|Outputs - Other||2 x RCA (Monitor), 2 x RCA (Rec)|
|Headphones||1 x 1/4"|
|Send/Return I/O||1 x 1/4" (Aux)|
|EQ Bands||3-band, Sweepable Mid (CH 1-4), 2-band (CH 5-10 Stereo)|
|Aux Sends||1 x Pre (Per Channel)|
|Channel Inserts||2 x 1/4" (Main)|
|Computer Connectivity||1 x USB|
|Manufacturer Part Number||ZED-10FX|