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  • AH ZED18

    Allen & Heath ZED-18 - Analogue Mixer With USB

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    The ZED-18 is the bigger brother of the ZED-14, built with four more channel-strips that total 10 Mic/Line inputs. No effects on the ZED-18, but like it’s little brother, you benefit from the additional auxiliary channel giving you 4 aux and 2 main outs! Sonar LE ships free with this unit as well. ZED-18 has an incredibly advanced feature-set for a mixer at this level – it gives musicians, venues and hire companies access to 10 full mono channels and 4 stereo channels in a compact, rack mountable format. Configurable USB audio in/out makes it easy to capture stereo recordings.


        USB audio flexibility
        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:

        Send options
        1) Main Mix Left + Right (Post-fade)

        2) Main Mix Left + Right (Pre-Fade)
3) Auxes 1-2

        4) Auxes 3-4

        Return options
        To Stereo 3 channel

        ZED-18 features a responsive 3-band, swept mid frequency EQ design which utilises MusiQ – with optimised slope (or Q factor) for equalising individual instruments.

        Based on the proven pre-amps from the hugely successful PA series, ZED-18 has DuoPre pre-amps, which use a two stage design, with carefully controlled amounts of gain in each stage. When amplifying the signal from the XLR input, the gain range is huge – 69dB of range to be exact – and is very evenly distributed around the gain control, meaning better control of signal level. Most of the gain comes from the first stage, so unwanted noise is kept to a minimum. Line level signals are simply plugged into the second stage of the pre-amp by using the line input jack socket, which has the great advantage of less noise when using the line input and also matching to a higher input impedance.


        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 100mm 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
        Rack ears available

        SONAR LE – Provided Free!
        We’ve included Cakewalk SONAR LE with this ZED mixer so you can start recording your own music today with the most complete introductory music production software for Windows PC. Based on Cakewalk’s award-winning SONAR X3 digital audio workstation, SONAR LE has been enhanced with cutting-edge instruments, effects, and creative tools to make creating your own music as simple and intuitive as possible, no matter what your experience level.
        You can use SONAR LE and your ZED mixer together in many ways – e.g. straightforward recording of a stereo mix, recording tracks individually to build up a song, or using the USB port and software as an effects loop.
        Key Features
        32 audio tracks
        64 MIDI tracks
        Seamlessly record, edit and mix using award-winning Skylight Interface
        Edit audio and MIDI intelligently with Smart Tool
        Premium Cakewalk instruments including full Studio Instruments suite and Square I
        Mix using a professional Console view and 10 studio-quality effects
        1 GB of content including loops, MIDI Groove Clips and templates
        Save and share music using Gobbler,YouTube Export and SoundCloud


SONAR LE System Requirements

        Minimum system requirements
        Windows 7 or Windows 8 (32 and 64-bit). XP and Vista are no longer officially supported
        Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.67 GHz / AMD Phenom Quad Core 9750 2.4 Ghz or higher
        2GB of RAM
        1280x800 minimum screen resolution
        4.5GB for minimal install, 20GB recommended
        Broadband internet connection for download
        Gobbler requires internet connection
    Need more info on the ZED-18? Click HERE for the official Allen & Heath product listing >>>