Allen & Heath ZED-18 Multipurpose USB Mixer for Live Sound and Recording 10 Mono Mic/Line + Stereo USB I/O 4 Aux Sends 100mm Pro Taper Faders. The New ZED-18 incorporates new features to offer a true dual purpose mixer. Equally at home in the recording/project studio or on the road in a live sound environment. 3 Band swept mid EQ Phantom power and USB connectivity are included features as well as 4 Aux Sends. All Zed mixers include IK Multimedia T-Raks a software based recording program which integrates through the USB I/O port. With 10 High Quality DuoPre High gain preamps 4 aux sends musiQ swept mid all housed in a robust all steel chassis which is rack-mountable with the available rackmount kits the new ZED-18 is a great addition to the ZED Family. 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. 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 FEATURES: 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: 1) To Stereo 3 channel MusiQ 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. DuoPre™ 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. SONAR X1 LE – Provided Free! We’ve included Cakewalk SONAR X1 LE with ZED-18 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 X1 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 Powered by SONAR X1 32 audio tracks 64 MIDI tracks 8 simultaneous inputs and outputs 24-bit/96 kHz audio quality 24 simultaneous effects 8 simultaneous virtual instruments Specifications Total # Of Inputs 18 Mic/Line Inputs 3-pin XLR Balanced Microphone x10 1/4" Phone Balanced Line x10 Stereo Line Inputs ST1 - ST4 1/4" Phone L/R Stereo In-Line Inputs/Returns No AUX Sends 1/4" TRS Phone x4 AUX Returns 1/4" TRS Phone x4 Inserts 1/4 TRS Phone x12 (Mono chs and Main Stereo Out) BUS (Group) Outputs No 2 Trk Master I/O Main Output: Balanced 3-pin XLR ALT I/O USB Connector 1/4" Phone Mono Out Monitor Outputs RCA Stereo Phono - ALT Out RCA Stereo Phono - REC Out EQ Section 3-Band with Mid Sweep On all Mono Channels 2-Band On Stereo Channels Solo/Mute Mute and PFL Solo Channel Level Control 100mm Fader Trim/Gain Control Rotary Control Phantom Power +48V Switched Globally Metering 12 Segment Peak LEDs Frequency Response Mic in to Mix L/R Out, 30dB gain: +0.5/-1dB 20Hz to 20kHz Line in to Mix L/R out 0dB gain: +0.5/-1dB 10Hz to 30kHz Stereo in to Mix L/R out: +0.5/-1dB 10Hz to 30kHz Headroom Analogue Headroom from nominal (0Vu): 21dB USB in & out headroom from nominal (0Vu): 14dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio Mic Pre EIN @ max gain 150R input Z 22-22kHz: -127dBu Mix L/R out, L/R faders = 0, 22-22kHz: -86dBu Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) Mic in to Mix L/R Out, 0dB gain 1kHz +10dBu out: 0. 004% Mic in to Mix L/R Out, 30dB gain 1kHz: 0. 014% Line in to Mix L/R out 0dB gain 0dBu 1kHz: 0. 005% Stereo in to Mix L/R out 0dB gain +10dBu 1kHz: 0. 003% USB USB Audio In/Out: USB 1.1 compliant 16-bit Sample Rate: 32, 44.1, or 48kHz Dimensions (WxHxD) 18.3 x 3.85 x 18.3" (464 x 98 x 465mm) Weight 18.7 lb (8.5 kg) Packaging Info Package Weight 21.5 lb Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.2 x 23.5 x 10.2"