The Allen & Heath ZED-24 is the result of almost 40 years of building mixing desks for the professional sound community. The circuitry is based on Allen & Heath’s years of product development and improvement so that all the elements within the mixer is have been perfected to ensure the very best sound quality.
Anyone who appreciates a great sound can use this mixer – from entry-level to professionals, strong build quality and useful feature sets make it a breeze. It’ll happy running your gig on stage, recording live or mixing down in your studio at home.
The Zed 24 come s with SONAR LE music creation and audio production software and so giving you a fantastic, high spec digital audio workstation.
The feature-set is incredibly advanced for a mixer at this level – it has 23 independent sources to the mix, 10 independent outputs, 4 aux sends, a USB send & return for PC or Mac recording, playback and effects, a unique dual stereo input capability and some very advanced monitoring facilities. In fact, ZED-24 is so packed full of great features that you’d think it would cost much, much more!
It can be used for many different tasks, whether in live performance, utilizing plug-in effects via USB, live recording via USB and Cakewalk, studio recording or mixing down to produce your own 2-track recordings.
- Insert points
- High pass filter
- Stereo imaging control on every channel
- channel mute switches
- stereo return
- 2-track return
- Advanced monitoring facilities
- §” and 3.5mm headphones outputs
- stereo record out
- alternative stereo out
- mono sum of LR output
- main LR
- 12-bar LR meters
- master controls for aux1&2
- 16 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 and inputs for extra sources
- 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
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:-
1) Main Mix Left Right (Post-fade)
2) Main Mix Left Right (Pre-Fade)
3) Auxes 1-2
4) Auxes 3-4
1) To Stereo 3 channel
ZED-24 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-24 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.
SONAR LE ¤ Provided Free!
We have included Cakewalk SONAR LE with ZED-24 so you can immediately start to use it to create your own music ¤ just add a PC and it couldn?t be easier to get going. You’ll be able to record from your ZED mixer, create tracks and arrange songs, then play back to ZED via the USB port. 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.
• Powered by SONAR 8.5
• 32 audio tracks
• 64 MIDI tracks
• 8 simultaneous inputs and outputs
• 24-bit/96kHz audio quality
• 24 simultaneous effects
• 8 simultaneous virtual instruments