At the 2008 Pro Light & Sound show, Allen & Heath will unveil two new ZED-range small-format USB mixers: the ZED-12FX and the ZED-22FX.
The ZED-12FX (£369) has 6 mono and 3 dual stereo channels, whereas the ZED-22FX (£535) has 16 mono and 3 dual stereo channels. Both mixers feature tap tempo delays, short reverbs, long reverbs, and modulation, all of which are controlled by three buttons for easy navigation and tweaking.
The mixers have a 3-band swept-mid EQ on the mono channels, a 2-band EQ on the stereo channels, 100 mm throw faders, 4 aux sends (2 pre- and 2 post-fade), a USB send and return, dual stereo input capability, and advanced monitoring. In addition, the units offer DuoPre padless preamps that provide high headroom and a low-noise, clean signal path. You can configure the unit's USB output to allow different signals to be sent to USB from the LR master or the aux busses, with the USB return signal available as a stereo return.
Both the ZED-12FX and the ZED-22FX come bundled with Cakewalk Sonar LE music production software. Expect them to ship in March 2008. Learn more at www.allen-heath.com/zed.