Allen & Heath ZEDI-10 OverviewAllen & Heath Releases New ZED Series MixersRead MoreDesigned to bring the signature Allen & Heath sensibility to a compact and portable frame, the ZEDi-10 is a ten-channel compact mixer that doubles as a USB interface. On the mixer side, you get four XLR inputs, four line inputs, two instrument ports, and two pairs of stereo line inputs. Utilize this unit’s digital capabilities and you’ll find yourself with four channels of conversion¡ªanalog-to-digital or vice-versa. Thus, you’ll find the ZEDi-10 equally suited for live-mixing in small venues and for tracking instruments on the fly. Should you choose use the unit as an interface, you’ll find that it comes with Cubase LE, a digital audio workstation which enables you to record, sequence, and edit music, be it audio or MIDI. In the analog realm, the ZEDi-10 is crafted with preamps modeled on the Allen & Heath GS2-R24. These channel strips aim to provide warmth, low noise, and a vast expanse of headroom. On-board EQs also come standard with the unit. Two channels feature a button that converts line-level signal into high-impedance jacks, meaning guitar players need not lug an extra DI box around should they wish to go direct into the board. Turning your attention back to the digital side of things, you’ll notice that a USB switch controls the routing of your USB output, enabling you to select how you route and separate the incoming analog signals into your DAW.Key Features USB audio interface (24-bit/96 kHz) Cubase LE software included Cubasis LE App included 4 x mic/line Inputs with separate XLR and TRS jack sockets 2x stereo inputs with TRS jack sockets 2x guitar DI high-impedance inputs, eliminating the need for DI boxes 4 x high-pass filters (channels 1 through 4) for cleaning up unwanted low-frequency noise 3-band EQ on channels 1 through 4 enable tonal shaping 60mm smooth-travel fader on main mix 2 x XLR main outputs2 x RCA monitor outputs 8x LED signal metering 48V Phantom Power for condenser mics Internal power supply In the BoxAllen & Heath ZEDi-10 Compact Hybrid Mixer/USB InterfaceBundle of Cubase LE Software & Cubasis LE AppLimited 1-Year WarrantyNews, Tips and ReviewsLearn How to Record Audio for Video and FilmExplora Admin 2 years agoUser Manual4.0 MBAllen & Heath ZEDI-10 SpecsMixerNumber of Analog Input Channels8 (4 Mono / 2 Stereo)Number of Mic Preamps4Analog Output Channels1 x Stereo Master Output1 x Stereo Control Room/Monitor Output1 x Mono Aux Send Output1 x Mono FX Send Output1 x Stereo Headphone OutputFaders7 x Channel FaderSignal ProcessingEQInput Channels:3-Band EQ (Mono Channels) 2-Band EQ (Stereo Channels) Filters4 x High-Pass Built-In EffectsNoneDigital AudioSample RatesUp to 96 kHzBit DepthUp to 24-BitConnectivityAnalog Inputs4 x XLR 3-Pin Mic Input2 x 1/4″ Line/Hi-Z Input2 x 1/4″ Line Input4 x 1/4″ Line Input (2 Stereo Pairs)Analog Outputs1 x 1/4″ TRS Headphone Output1 x 1/4″ Aux Output1 x 1/4″ FX Output1 x Stereo RCA Monitor Output2 x XLR 3-Pin Main OutputPhantom PowerYesUSB1 x USB Type-BUSB I/O Capacity4 x Input / 4 x OutputPhysicalRack MountableNoDimensions3.8 x 13.1 x 10.8″ / 96.5 x 332.7 x 274.3?mmWeight4.8?lb / 2.2?kgPackaging InfoPackage Weight7.7 lbBox Dimensions (LxWxH)18 x 13 x 5.5″Allen & Heath ZEDI-10 ReviewsWaste of space – unusable EQ/Hi passBy GeneRated 2 out of 5Date: 2020-12-27I bought this unit because I’m tired of having to switch mic cables, and only be able to use 2 at a time. For that, it works. I can record 4 separate mics, assigned to separate channels.
Build quality is fine. The preamps sound OK … certainly not as good as the RME Babyface (one of the first things I checked out of curiosity). The warmth some have reported is a.k.a. dullness or lacking air. It is however, pretty slight (listening on my Sennheiser HD800 open-back headphones). It is not offensive and sure, I could say warmth if I was being nice.
There is noise, and it’s a little gurgly. Not overt, but certainly more than the RME, which is a smooth sheen of noise when cranked.
Compared to the RME, the amount of gain is paltry. The RME at 60% is louder and fuller than the Allen and Heath at 90%. So the noise is higher in actual use. NOT horrible, but definitely noticeable.
However the reason I’m returning this is that the EQ and yes, even the hi-pass filter switch is unusable. That is to say, as I have it situated, on channels 1 & 2 (or specifically USB out 1,2), there is no way to activate EQ/hi pass to the outputs 1,2. So two channels of useless knobs (for my purposes).
On channels 3/4 (or 1 and 2, if you prefer) one can send to USB output 3/4 with EQ and lo cut (high pass) if you route them one to FX and one to Aux. However, in doing this the one to Aux can also be heard in the mix, which messed it up for overdubbing.
There are no mutes or solos. No inserts. I know, I know .. get what you pay for, etc. No, I wasn’t buying it specifically for the EQ, but it would have been nice to have from time to time, and certainly the high pass! Then the space they take up would have made some sense.
Well, in this case I would be paying for it for longer, as its form and footprint does not present any usefulness to me, thereby preventing me from using the space it is occupying in a more comfortable/useful manner.
I wish I had known this beforehand. Living in AK I don’t get free shipping. So this mistake will cost me over $50. What a waste.See any errors on this page? Let us knowYOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS
Contact UNCUCO WhatsApp: +8615989288128