ZED SIXTY-10FX & ZED SIXTY-14FX
USER GUIDE
Publication AP8765
CONTENTS
Warranty .........................................................................
4
Conformity Statement .................................................
5
Safety Instructions .........................................................
6
Packed Items Checklist ................................................
9
Introduction to ZED Sixty-10FX & 14FX ...............
10
Specifications ..................................................................
12
Dimensions .....................................................................
13
Block Diagram ................................................................
14
Mono Input Channel 1&2 (10FX) 1-6 (14FX)........
15
Mono Input Channel 3&4 (10FX) 7&8 (14FX) ......
18
Stereo Input Channel 1 ...............................................
19
Stereo Input Channel 2 ...............................................
21
ZED-FX Digital Effects Processor ............................
22
Master Section ...............................................................
24
USB Connection ............................................................
26
Connection Drawing—Live Mixing ..........................
27
Connection Drawing—Studio Recording ...............
28
Connecting to Pro Tools (Mac) ................................
29
Connecting to Pro Tools (Windows) ......................
30
Sound Mixing Tips for First Time Users .................
31
Wiring Information .......................................................
33
Product Support ............................................................
34
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WARRANTY
Limited One Year Warranty
This product is warranted to be free from defects in materials or
workmanship for period of one year from the date of purchase by the
original owner.
To ensure a high level of performance and reliability for which this
equipment has been designed and manufactured, read this User Guide
before operating. In the event of a failure, notify and return the defective
unit to ALLEN & HEATH Limited or its authorised agent as soon as
possible for repair under warranty subject to the following conditions
Conditions Of Warranty
The equipment has been installed and operated in accordance with the
instructions in this User Guide.
The equipment has not been subject to misuse either intended or
accidental, neglect, or alteration other than as described in the User
Guide or Service Manual, or approved by ALLEN & HEATH.
Any necessary adjustment, alteration or repair has been carried out by
ALLEN & HEATH or its authorised agent.
The defective unit is to be returned carriage prepaid to ALLEN & HEATH
or its authorised agent with proof of purchase.
Units returned should be packed to avoid transit damage.
In certain territories the terms may vary.
Check with your ALLEN & HEATH agent for any additional warranty
which may apply.
http://www.allen-heath.com
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EMC & SAFETY
This product complies with the European Electro magnetic
Compatibility directives 2004/108/EC and the European Low Voltage
Directives 2006/95/EC.
This product has been tested to EN55103 Parts 1 & 2 2009 for use
in Environments E1, E2, E3, and E4 to demonstrate compliance with
the protection requirements in the European EMC directive
2004/108/EC. During some tests the specified performance figures
of the product were affected. This is considered permissible and the
product has been passed as acceptable for its intended use. Allen &
Heath has a strict policy of ensuring all products are tested to the
latest safety and EMC standards. Customers requiring more
information about EMC and safety issues can contact Allen & Heath.
NOTE: Any changes or modifications to the console not approved
by Allen & Heath could void the compliance of the console and
therefore the users authority to operate it.
ZED Sixty-10FX & 14FX User Guide AP8765 Issue 2
Copyright © 2012 Allen & Heath Limited. All rights reserved
Allen & Heath Limited
Kernick Industrial Estate, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9LU, UK
http://www.allen-heath.com
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING - Read the following before proceeding :
CAUTION
AC MAINS IN ~
ATTENTION: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE – NE PAS OUVRIR
!
FUSE TYPE
T 3.15A 20mm
T 5.0A 20mm
AC SUPPLY
220 - 240V~
100 - 120V~
47-63Hz
320VA MAX
300W MAX
WARNING: This equipment must be earthed.
SERIAL No:
Made in the UK by ALLEN & HEATH
WARNING - THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED.
Read instructions:
Retain these safety and operating instructions for future
reference. Adhere to all warnings printed here and on
the console. Follow the operating instructions printed in
this User Guide.
CAUTION - HOT SURFACE, AVOID CONTACT.
Do not remove cover:
Operate the console with its covers correctly fitted.
Power sources:
Connect the console to a mains power unit only of the
type described in this User Guide and marked on the
rear panel. Use the power cord with sealed mains plug
appropriate for your local mains supply as provided
with the console. If the provided plug does not fit into
your outlet consult your service agent for assistance.
Power cord routing:
Route the power cord so that it is not likely to be walked
on, stretched or pinched by items placed upon or
against it.
Grounding:
Do not defeat the grounding and polarisation means of
the power cord plug. Do not remove or tamper with the
ground connection in the power cord.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Water and moisture:
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock do not expose the console to rain or moisture or use it in damp
or wet conditions. Do not place containers of liquids on
it which might spill into any openings.
Ventilation:
Do not obstruct the ventilation slots or position the console where the air flow required for ventilation is impeded. If the console is to be operated in a rack unit or
flightcase ensure that it is constructed to allow adequate ventilation.
Heat and vibration:
Do not locate the console in a place subject to excessive heat or direct sunlight as this could be a fire hazard. Locate the console away from any equipment
which produces heat or causes excessive vibration.
Servicing:
Switch off the equipment and unplug the power cord
immediately if it is exposed to moisture, spilled liquid,
objects fallen into the openings, the power cord or plug
become damaged, during lightening storms, or if
smoke, odour or noise is noticed. Refer servicing to
qualified technical personnel only.
Installation:
Install the console in accordance with the instructions
printed in this User Guide. Do not connect the output of
power amplifiers directly to the console. Use audio
connectors and plugs only for their intended purpose.
Important Mains plug wiring instructions
The console is supplied with a moulded mains plug fitted to the AC mains power lead.
Follow the instructions below if the mains plug has to be replaced. The wires in the
mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
TERMINAL
European
L
N
E
LIVE
NEUTRAL
EARTH GND
WIRE COLOUR
USA/Canada
BROWN
BLUE
GREEN & YELLOW
BLACK
WHITE
GREEN
The wire which is coloured Green and Yellow must be connected to the terminal in the plug
which is marked with the letter E or with the Earth symbol. This appliance must be earthed.
The wire which is coloured Blue must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is
marked with the letter N.
The wire which is coloured Brown must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is
marked with the letter L.
Ensure that these colour codes are followed carefully in the event of the plug being changed.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
General Precautions:
Damage :
To prevent damage to the controls and cosmetics
avoid placing heavy objects on the control surface, scratching the surface with sharp objects, or
rough handling and vibration.
Environment :
Protect from excessive dirt, dust, heat and vibration when operating and storing. Avoid tobacco
ash, smoke, drinks spillage, and exposure to rain
and moisture. If the console becomes wet, switch
off and remove mains power immediately. Allow to
dry out thoroughly before using again.
Cleaning :
Avoid the use of chemicals, abrasives or solvents.
The control panel is best cleaned with a soft brush
and dry lint-free cloth. The faders, switches and
potentiometers are lubricated for life. The use of
electrical lubricants on these parts is not recommended. The fader and potentiometer knobs may
be removed for cleaning with a warm soapy solution. Rinse and allow to dry fully before refitting
them.
Transporting :
Protect the controls from damage during transit.
Use adequate packing if you need to ship the unit.
Hearing :
To avoid damage to your hearing do not operate
any sound system at excessively high volume.
This applies particularly to close-to-ear monitoring
such as headphones and in-ear systems. Continued exposure to high volume sound can cause
frequency selective or wide range hearing loss.

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PACKED ITEMS
Check that you have received the following:
Mic
Mic
Mic
Line
GTR 1
GTR 2
Hi Z
Left
Right
Left
O/P Level
Switch
Left
Right
Right
Mic
Mic
Mic
Mic
Mic
Mic
Mic
Mic
Line
Line
Line
Line
Line
Line
GTR 1
GTR 2
Hi Z
Hi Z
Left
Left
Right
Right
Left
Right
Left
Left
20
0
40
GAIN
20
0
40
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M L
HPF
20
60 40
M G
USB IN L
HF
0
HF
5
500
650
-15
+15
1k
500
200
650
500
200
f
2k
120
4k
650
2k
120
4k
500
650
+15
1k
2k
f
2k
3k
MID
+15
120
4k
3k
MID
120
HF
HF
4k
-15
-15
+15
-15
LF
+15
-15
LF
+15
-15
LF
+15
-15
0
+15
FX
-15
0
+6
Listen
Listen
MUTE
3 Dly+verb (regen)
11 Plate (colour)
4 PingPong(regen)
12 Hall1 (size)
5 BeatDly (regen)
13 Hall2 (size)
6 Ambient (echo)
14 Arena (size)
7 SlapVerb (size)
15 Flanger (dpth)
8 DoubleZED(size)
16 Chorus (dpth)
Record
Bus
L
Aux-FX
L R
MAIN
MIX
0
LEVEL
HF
0
40
20
0
40
GAIN
0
+6
500
L
650
20
0
40
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M L
HPF
HF
-15
+15
1k
500
200
650
20
0
40
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M L
HPF
HF
-15
+15
1k
500
200
f
2k
120
4k
650
20
0
40
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M L
HPF
HF
2k
500
120
4k
650
20
USB IN R
40
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M G
HPF
HF
2k
500
120
4k
650
Right
- 10 10
Right
2k
120
4k
650
2k
120
4k
650
-15
+15
-15
LF
2k
120
4k
650
+15
1k
2k
f
2k
3k
MID
+15
+15
-15
LF
+15
-15
LF
+15
-15
LF
+15
-15
LF
+15
120
-15
LF
4k
3k
MID
+15
120
-15
LF
HF
HF
-15
-15
0
+15
FX
5 BeatDly (regen)
13 Hall2 (size)
6 Ambient (echo)
14 Arena (size)
7 SlapVerb (size)
15 Flanger (dpth)
8 DoubleZED(size)
16 Chorus (dpth)
Monitor
Source
FX to
AUX
L
Record
Record
Record
Record
Record
Record
Record
Record
Record
Listen
Listen
Listen
Listen
Listen
Listen
Listen
Listen
Listen
Listen
Listen
Phones
MUTE
LEVEL
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
0
+6
Record
Listen
MAIN MIX
AUX MIX
AUX
0
+6
+6
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
LEVEL
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
ZED Sixty-10FX MIXER
or
Mains Lead
Check that the correct
mains plug is fitted.
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Playback
MAIN MIX
10
5
0
Aux
Phones
PLAYBACK
10
0
Record
LEVEL
R
Record
PLAYBACK
0
+10
PLAYBACK TO
0
+6
R
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R
LEVEL
BAL
L
L
Mix
TAP
Record
MUTE
+10
Phones
0
+6
R
0
LEVEL
PARAMETER (HOLD)
0
AUX
BAL
L
L R
MAIN
MIX
+15
FX
0
+6
R
+16
+9
+6
+3
0
-3
-6
-9
-12
-16
-20
-30
Aux-FX
SEL
+6
AUX
PAN
L
0
0
+6
R
-15
+15
FX
+6
AUX
PAN
L
0
Record
Bus
11 Plate (colour)
12 Hall1 (size)
Bank 9-16
+15
FX
0
+6
R
+15
LF
+6
AUX
PAN
L
-15
0
0
+6
R
+15
FX
+6
AUX
PAN
L
-15
0
0
+6
R
+15
FX
+6
AUX
PAN
L
-15
0
0
+6
R
+15
FX
+6
AUX
PAN
L
-15
0
0
+6
PAN
R
+15
FX
+6
AUX
0
+6
L
-15
0
+6
AUX
0
PAN
+15
FX
+6
AUX
Aux
Playback
-15
0
+6
Record
+6
+15
10 Plate (predly)
Dly+verb (regen)
LF
0
FX
-15
+15
LF
9 Plate (decay)
2 Dly+verb (size)
4 PingPong(regen)
4k
+15
1 Dly+verb (level)
3
+15
200
f
3k
MID
500
5
-15
-15
0
0
5
-15
+15
1k
200
f
3k
MID
500
AUX
OUT
FX OUT/
FOOTSWITCH
HPF
HF
-15
+15
1k
200
f
3k
MID
500
Right
60 40
M G
HPF
HF
-15
+15
1k
200
f
3k
MID
-15
+15
1k
200
f
3k
MID
-15
+15
1k
200
f
3k
MID
R
MUTE
60 40
M L
R
LEVEL
LEVEL
+6
HF
-15
Mix
AUX MIX
AUX
- 10 10
HPF
-15
+10
PLAYBACK TO
0
Listen
MUTE
20
GAIN
60 40
M L
-15
+10
Phones
Monitor
Source
FX to
AUX
Record
Listen
MUTE
+16
+9
+6
+3
0
-3
-6
-9
-12
-16
-20
-30
TAP
+6
R
Record
0
40
- 10 10
0
BAL
L
Listen
MUTE
10 Plate (predly)
0
+6
R
Record
Listen
MUTE
60 40
M L
HPF
PARAMETER (HOLD)
0
AUX
BAL
L
2 Dly+verb (size)
+15
FX
0
+6
R
Record
9 Plate (decay)
SEL
+6
AUX
PAN
L
0
0
+6
R
Record
-15
+15
FX
+6
AUX
PAN
L
0
1 Dly+verb (level)
Bank 9-16
+15
FX
0
+6
PAN
R
Record
+15
LF
+6
AUX
0
+6
L
-15
0
+6
AUX
0
PAN
+15
FX
+6
AUX
-15
+15
LF
+15
LF
-15
-15
FX
+15
200
f
3k
MID
-15
+15
1k
200
f
3k
MID
-15
+15
1k
5
-15
20
GAIN
- 10 10
AUX
OUT
FX OUT/
FOOTSWITCH
HPF
-15
-15
0
40
Right
60 40
M G
TAP
HF
20
GAIN
- 10 10
HPF
0
HF
0
USB IN R
40
GAIN
- 10 10
HPF
TAP
0
40
60 40
M L
PHONES SELECT
20
- 10 10
Right
USB
Left
USB IN L
0
GAIN
O/P Level
Switch
Left
Right
Hi Z
USB
Left
PHONES SELECT
Left
Mic
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ZED Sixty 10FX & 14FX User Guide
INTRODUCTION TO THE ZED Sixty
Background Overview:
The Allen & Heath ZED series mixers have been carefully and lovingly designed in the beautiful county of Cornwall in the UK and are manufactured alongside a wide range of professional audio mixing consoles to the same high standards. Many of the components used in
ZED Sixty-10FX and ZED Sixty-14FX are exactly the same as in the larger Allen & Heath
products and the construction methods are also very similar — utilising individual vertically
mounted channel circuit boards with each rotary control fixed with a metal nut to the front
panel. This provides a very robust product that will resist damage and give years of reliable
use. It also makes servicing much easier should it be required, with the ability to remove one
particular channel from the mixer at a time. The vertical board construction method is
unique in a product at this price point and puts the ZED Sixty-10FX and ZED Sixty-14FX in a
truly professional class of their own.
The audio circuitry is based on years of continual development and refinement , the performance of all the elements within the mixer is scrutinised and perfected to ensure the very
best sound quality possible.
Multi-application:
ZED’s are great for live mixing! Their layout makes them very easy to use and easy to
achieve a great sound. They are also perfect for recording, either a live show or an audio
project at home can be built up track by track using the USB digital audio interface. The flexibility and quality of these mixers make them stand out from the crowd. You can plug your
guitars or instruments straight into the class A discrete FET high impedance inputs, cater for
up to eight microphones, two stereo sources with MP3 player compatibility, separate 2-track
record outputs and a stereo playback input for 2-track replay or perhaps interval music from
a CD player, XLR main stereo outputs with inserts, comprehensive monitoring with headphones and separate monitor speaker outputs, 48V microphone phantom power, DI level
switching for sub mixing, and not least of all, the same digital effects algorithms as those used
on our flagship digital consoles costing 150 times as much!
All this and the ability to withstand life being gigged night after night—there is nothing else
like it at this price point.
ZED mixers are also ideal for teaching establishments, houses of worship, hotels and conference centres where their ease of use and robust qualities make them a top choice.
Mic/Line Pre-amps:
Based on the pre-amps from the MixWizard series, the ZED Sixty pre-amps use low noise
discrete transistor circuitry to achieve high gain (60dB max), low noise and good linearity.
GTR/Hi Z Inputs:
Specially designed, two ultra high impedance discrete class A FET (Field Effect Transistor)
inputs for plugging any kind of guitar or instrument straight in. A 26dB gain boost switch
allows instruments with very low output pickups to be used, and the FET does a great job of
emulating the valve/tube input circuitry commonly found on instrument combos or amplifiers.
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INTRODUCTION TO THE ZED Sixty
EQ:
The ZED Sixty mixers are equipped with a 3-band equaliser circuit on each mono input, with
swept mid frequency section, and a 2-band EQ on the stereo channels. The frequency and
response of each has been carefully chosen to give the maximum performance when using
the EQ on a variety of sources.
Record Bus:
A separately switched stereo bus can be routed to from any channel creating a selective
recording bus, monitoring bus or stereo clean feed output. You can even route just the effects processor output to this bus and use the mixer as a high end effects unit.
Effects Processor:
Zed Sixty mixers have a professional quality effects processor built in which uses our own
effects algorithms developed by our talented engineering staff at Allen & Heath. The effects
range from classic reverbs, cascaded delay plus reverbs to shimmering flanger & chorus effects. The different effects types are selected with a simple up/down button interface and the
tempo of the delay settings can be set using the TAP button. Holding the TAP button allows
the parameters of the effects to be adjusted. The audio signal to the DSP is converted using
24 bit high dynamic range converters running at 48kHz sample rate, ensuring low noise, low
distortion, transparent effects.
USB:
Getting audio to and from a computer easily is now a common requirement for live sound
and music production. The way we have implemented this on ZED is super-flexible and super
-easy! No longer do you need to fiddle around the back of your computer 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.
Internal power supply:
Not a “wall wart” - a proper built in power supply specifically designed and based on totally
reliable technology.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Operating Levels
Input
Mono channel (XLR) Input
-10 to –60dBu for nominal (+11dBu in max)
Mono channel Line Input (Jack socket)
+10 to –40dBu (+31dBu maximum)
Stereo Input (Jack or phono sockets)
0dBu nominal (control = Off to +15dB)
Output
L/R Outputs ( XLR) Normal/DI out
0dBu/-30dBu +21dBu/-9dBu maximum.
Aux & FX Outputs (Jack sockets)
0dBu nominal. +21dBu maximum.
Record & Monitor Outputs (phono sockets)
0dBu nominal. +21dBu maximum.
Frequency Response
Mic in to Mix L/R Out, 30dB gain
+0.5/-1dB 10Hz to 30kHz.
Line in to Mix L/R out 0dB gain
+0.5/-1dB 10Hz to 25kHz
Stereo in to Mix L/R out
+0.5/-1dB 10Hz to 30kHz
THD+n
Mic in to Mix L/R Out, 10dB gain 1kHz +10dBu out
0.002%
Mic in to Mix L/R Out, 30dB gain 1kHz
0.01%
Line in to Mix L/R out 0dB gain 0dBu 1kHz
0.003%
Stereo in to Mix L/R out 0dB gain +10dBu 1kHz
0.002%
Gtr Input to Mix L/R Out, 0dBu, Boost OUT
0.015%
Gtr Input to Mix L/R Out, 0dBu, Boost IN
2% Second Harmonic
Headroom
Analogue Headroom from nominal (0Vu)
21dB
USB in & out headroom from nominal (0Vu)
14dB
Noise
Mic Pre EIN @ max gain 150R input Z 22-22kHz
-127dBu
Mix L/R out, L/R faders = 0, Levels min, 22-22kHz
-96dBu (10FX)
Mix L/R out, L/R faders = 0, Levels min, 22-22kHz
-93dBu (14FX)
USB Audio CODEC (Coder/Decoder)
USB Audio In/Out
USB 1.1 compliant 16bit.
Sample Rate
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32, 44.1, or 48kHz
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DIMENSIONS
ZED Sixty-10FX
Mic
Mic
Mic
Line
GTR 1
GTR 2
Hi Z
O/P Level
Switch
Left
Left
Left
Right
Right
Right
Mic
Mic
Mic
Mic
Mic
Mic
Mic
Mic
Line
Line
Line
Line
Line
Line
GTR 1
GTR 2
Hi Z
Hi Z
Left
Left
Right
Right
USB
Left
Left
Left
Right
Right
Right
0
40
20
0
40
GAIN
60 40
M L
20
0
40
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M L
Left
Left
Right
Right
Right
USB IN L
HPF
0
20
USB IN R
40
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M G
HPF
- 10 10
HPF
HF
-15
500
650
-15
+15
1k
500
200
650
-15
+15
1k
500
200
f
2k
4k
650
2k
500
120
4k
650
+15
1k
2k
f
2k
3k
MID
+15
120
4k
3k
MID
120
HF
HF
4k
-15
+15
-15
LF
+15
-15
LF
+15
-15
LF
+15
FX
-15
0
+15
FX
+15
+15
FX
-15
0
0
FX
0
4 PingPong(regen)
12 Hall1 (size)
5 BeatDly (regen)
13 Hall2 (size)
6 Ambient (echo)
14 Arena (size)
7 SlapVerb (size)
15 Flanger (dpth)
8 DoubleZED(size)
16 Chorus (dpth)
Record
Bus
Aux-FX
0
LEVEL
HF
+16
+9
+6
+3
0
-3
-6
-9
-12
-16
-20
-30
L R
MAIN
MIX
+10
L
Phones
SEL
Monitor
Source
+15
+15
FX
11 Plate (colour)
+6
+6
FX
PAN
+6
PAN
+6
PAN
FX to
AUX
AUX
0
-15
500
650
+6
BAL
0
500
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
+6
R
L
4k
Record
Record
Record
Record
Record
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Listen
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
10
MUTE
10
MUTE
10
500
650
HPF
HF
-15
+15
1k
500
200
650
0
40
20
USB IN R
40
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M G
HPF
HF
2k
MID
500
120
4k
650
- 10 10
+15
-15
500
120
4k
650
-15
2k
500
120
4k
650
-15
2k
120
-15
4k
500
2k
650
+15
1k
f
+15
2k
3k
MID
+15
120
-15
LF
0
-15
+15
-15
Record
LEVEL
0
0
+6
+6
+15
FX
-15
0
0
4k
3k
MID
+15
120
-15
LF
+6
-15
0
-15
0
-15
0
HF
+15
0
FX
0
+6
12 Hall1 (size)
5 BeatDly (regen)
13 Hall2 (size)
6 Ambient (echo)
14 Arena (size)
7 SlapVerb (size)
15 Flanger (dpth)
8 DoubleZED(size)
16 Chorus (dpth)
L R
MAIN
MIX
0
LEVEL
+10
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
FX to
AUX
0
+6
R
0
LEVEL
AUX MIX
AUX
0
+6
Record
LEVEL
0
+6
+6
BAL
L
R
Mix
+10
PLAYBACK TO
0
+6
R
L
Phones
Monitor
Source
Playback
R
+16
+9
+6
+3
0
-3
-6
-9
-12
-16
-20
-30
Aux-FX
TAP
0
AUX
BAL
4 PingPong(regen)
Record
Bus
PARAMETER (HOLD)
0
+6
PAN
11 Plate (colour)
SEL
+6
AUX
0
10 Plate (predly)
3 Dly+verb (regen)
+15
FX
+6
AUX
PAN
-15
+15
9 Plate (decay)
2 Dly+verb (size)
Bank 9-16
LF
+15
FX
0
+6
PAN
-15
+15
LF
+15
+6
AUX
0
+6
PAN
+15
FX
+6
AUX
0
+6
PAN
+15
FX
+15
HF
4k
LF
+6
AUX
0
+6
PAN
+15
+6
AUX
0
PAN
-15
FX
+6
AUX
0
+6
PAN
+15
FX
+6
AUX
0
Aux
-15
0
+6
AUX
+15
FX
5
-15
200
f
3k
MID
+15
LF
1 Dly+verb (level)
0
5
-15
+15
1k
200
f
3k
MID
+15
LF
AUX
OUT
HPF
HF
-15
+15
1k
200
f
2k
3k
MID
+15
LF
FX
OUT
60 40
M G
HPF
HF
-15
+15
1k
200
f
3k
4k
-15
+15
1k
200
f
2k
3k
120
-15
LF
L
Aux
Playback
R
MUTE
Record
Record
Record
Record
Record
Record
Record
Record
Record
Record
Record
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Listen
Listen
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Listen
10
Phones
Phones
PLAYBACK
MUTE
MAIN MIX
10
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
LEVEL
10
10
HPF
HF
-15
+15
1k
f
MID
+15
+10
0
+6
Record
10
20
GAIN
60 40
M L
R
Record
MUTE
10
0
40
- 10 10
-15
LEVEL
BAL
L
20
GAIN
60 40
M L
-15
AUX MIX
AUX
650
200
2k
3k
120
L
L
HPF
HF
-15
+15
1k
200
f
MID
FX
PLAYBACK TO
0
0
40
- 10 10
Mix
TAP
0
+6
AUX
0
20
GAIN
60 40
M L
R
PARAMETER (HOLD)
+6
AUX
0
+6
PAN
+6
AUX
0
0
40
- 10 10
-15
-15
PHONES SELECT
+6
AUX
0
20
GAIN
60 40
M L
HPF
+6
+6
AUX
0
40
- 10 10
HF
LF
-15
+15
10 Plate (predly)
3 Dly+verb (regen)
20
GAIN
60 40
M L
0
9 Plate (decay)
2 Dly+verb (size)
Bank 9-16
LF
LF
-15
0
-15
+15
LF
+15
-15
-15
+15
200
f
3k
MID
-15
+15
1k
200
f
3k
120
-15
5
-15
0
40
- 10 10
HPF
1 Dly+verb (level)
0
5
-15
MID
20
GAIN
60 40
M L
HPF
HF
TAP
HF
0
40
AUX
OUT
- 10 10
0
HF
20
GAIN
FX
OUT
60 40
M G
TAP
20
- 10 10
USB
Left
USB IN L
0
GAIN
O/P Level
Switch
Left
Right
Hi Z
PHONES SELECT
Mic
Line
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PLAYBACK
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MAIN MIX
LEVEL
10
10
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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5
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10
10
10
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10
10
10
10
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20
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20
20
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440mm (17.3 inches)
95mm (3.7 inches)
336mm (13.2 inches)
346mm (13.6 inches)
Weight
ZED Sixty-10FX
ZED Sixty-14FX
Unpacked
3.8kg
6.2kg (13.6 lb)
Packed
4.4kg (9.7 lb)
Allen & Heath
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(8.4 lb)
6.8kg (15 lb)
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BLOCK DIAGRAM SCHEMATIC
MIC IN
LINE IN
L R
USB
AUDIO
INPUT
INSTRUMENT IN
ST1-b
L
R
L
ST1-a
R
L
R
USB
AUDIO
INPUT
L R
48V To Mics
GAIN
+
-
HPF
LF
HM
HF
3 BAND EQUALISER
MONO CHANNEL
100Hz
MUTE
MUTE
RECORD
PAN
FX
AUX
RECORD
FX
AUX
FX TO AUX
RECORD
EFFECTS
TO MIX
FADER
Listen
MONO
FADER Listen
Listen
BAL
Default = Pre-Mute
STEREO
FADER
PLAYBACK
FADER
TAP/PARAMETER
SEL DOWN
SEL UP
BANK
EFFECT TYPE
MONO CHANNELS 3&4 (10FX)
7&8 (14FX)
MONO CHANNELS 1&2 (10FX)
1-6 (14FX)
CLASS A
FET
HI-Z DI
GAIN BOOST
GAIN
DSP
EFFECTS MIX
HF
2 BAND EQUALISER
STEREO CHANNEL
LF
STEREO CHANNEL 1
STEREO CHANNEL 2
EFFECTS
PROCESSOR
PLAYBACK
PLAYBACK
TO AUX
L-R MIX
FX MIX
AUX MIX
REC MIX
PFL MIX
PFL ACTIVE
LEFT INSERT
RIGHT INSERT
AUX MIX
MASTER LEVEL
EFFECTS MIX
PLAYBACK
INPUT
FADER
MAIN LR
PRIORITY SWITCHING
PFL
48V To Mics
L
MAIN OUT
R
0dBu NOMINAL
FX OUT
AUX OUT
R
RECORD OUT
L
METERS
USB 1 STEREO I/O
PHONES
LEVEL
HEADPHONES
R
MONITOR OUTPUT
L
USB DEVICE
Phantom Power
INPUT
AUX-FX USB AUDIO
RECORD BUS OUTPUT
AUX
RECORD BUS
PRIORITY SWITCHING
MONITOR LEVEL
PFL ACTIVE
PLAYBACK
FOLLOW MIX
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L
PLAYBACK
R
L
R
FX
AUX
REC L
REC R
PFL
MONO INPUT CHANNEL 1&2 (10FX) 1-6 (14FX)
Mic Input Socket
Standard 3-Pin XLR socket wired as Pin 1=Chassis, Pin 2=hot
(+), Pin 3=Cold (-).
Mic
Mic
Line
Line
0
0
20
40
GAIN
20
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M L
- 10 10
HPF
HF
HF
-15
500
650
-15
+15
1k
500
200
Line Input Jack Socket
Standard 1/4” (6.25mm) Jack socket for balanced or unbalanced
line level signals.
Ring=coldMic
(-),
Mic Wired Tip=Hot(+),
Mic
Sleeve=Chassis.
Lineso
The Line inputLine
connects to the XLRLine
input through a circuit,
be aware that the two signals will add together if both inputs
are plugged in simultaneously.
Gain Control
This adjusts the gain
of the input amplifier
to match the signal
0
0
0
40 is varied from
20 +10dB
40 to +60dB for
20
level 40
of the source.20The gain
GAIN
GAIN
GAIN to
signals plugged
in to the xlr socket
(Mic Input) and –10dB
+40dB for signals plugged into the Line input jack.
60 40
2k
650
-15
-15
+15
1k
4k
500
2k
+15
120
-15
LF
4k
+15
FX
+6
- 10 10
+15
120
4k
60 40
M L
2k
120
-15
+15
f
2k
4k
3k
MID
+15
120
+15
+15
-15
+15
FX
0
FX
+6
AUX
0
4k
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LF
-15
0
650
3k
MID
AUX
0
500
HPF
200
f
+15
FX
15
+6
-15
+15
1k
LF
-15
0
650
200
2k
-15
AUX
0
60 40
3k
+15
FX
Allen & Heath
AUX
500
LF
-15
0
-15
+15
1k
f
MID
LF
-15
650
3k
MID
- 10 10
200
f
3k
120
60 40
M L Hi-pass Filter M L
M L
100Hz
TheHPF
Hi-pass filter is usedHPF
for reducing pop noise
HPFand rumble
from microphone signals. It is a single pole (6dB per octave)
filter with a corner frequency set at 100Hz.
HFsignals from both Mic
HFXLR and Line jack HF
The filter affects
socket.
200
f
MID
- 10 10
40
0
+6
AUX
0
0
20
40
20
GAIN
40
20
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M L
40
20
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M L
40
20
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M L
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M L
- 10 10
MONO INPUT CHANNEL 1&2 (10FX) 1-6 (14FX)
HPF
HPF
HPF
HF EQ
HF
HF The HF (High Frequency)
HF equaliser affects the
HFfrequency re-
-15
500
650
+15
1k
200
f
2k
200
f
15.00
4k
MID
120
10.00
200
f
2k
dBr
20.00
3k
120
HF
sponse of the higher audible frequencies. The corner frequency of 12kHz is around 3dB from the maximum cut or boost of
the circuit.
more
-15
-15of gain and
-15 slightly+15
+15It has plenty
+15 actually gives
650
650
650
500
500
that the +/-15dB
legend500
suggests.1k
1k
1k
200
MID
HPF
2k
3k
MID
5.00
0.00
120
4k
500
200
f
2k
3k
4k
-15
f
3k
MID
120
4k
MID
120
-5.00
-10.00
-15.00
-15
+15
-15
LF
+15
10.00 Hz
LF MF EQ
-15
+15
FX
0
-15
-20.00
100.00
+15
-15
1000.00
10000.00
LF
30000.00
+15
-15
LF
LF
The MF (Mid Frequency) equaliser affects the middle of the
audible frequency range. The frequency graduations on the
sweep control
are the-15centre frequencies
of the
EQ. The
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+15
+15
-15
+15
range has been carefully chosen to cover “boomy” frequento 250Hz which may need
FX cies around 120HzFX
FX cutting back, or
0
a lift at 2 to03kHz may be required 0for microphone intelligibility.
+6
dBr
20.00
+6
+6
-15
FX
+6
15.00
AUX
AUX
0
AUX
10.00
AUX
0
5.00
AUX
0
0
0.00
-5.00
+6
PAN
-10.00
PAN
L
+6
+6
PAN
-15.00
-20.00
10.00 Hz
100.00
1000.00
+6
PAN
10000.00
PAN
30000.00
LF EQ
The LF (Low Frequency) equaliser affects the response at the
Llow end Rof the audio range.
L
L response
R
TheRgraph shows the
of
the LF EQ at maximum cut and boost. The corner frequency
is 80Hz.
Record
Record
Record
R
Record
L
dBr
20.00
15.00
10.00
Listen
Listen
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Listen
Listen
MUTE
MUTE
0.00
-5.00
MUTE
MUTE
-10.00
-15.00
-20.00
10.00 Hz
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LF
+15
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LF
LF
MONO INPUT CHANNEL 1&2 (10FX) 1-6 (14FX)
-15
+15
FX
-15
0
FX
+6
AUX
AUX
-15
+15
-15
+15
-15
FX +15
send
This controls the level of signal that is sent to the effects
FX
FX
FX
bus and 0FX output from the channel.
The signal is post-fade
0
0
which means it is affected by the channel fader (so it stays
in proportion to the signal going to Mix) and the send con+6
+6
+6
trol has 6dB gain fully clockwise.
There is no master
FX bus.
AUX level control for the
AUX
AUX
0
0
+6
PAN
PAN
L
R
L
0
R
L
R
L
R
L
PAN
Record
Record
Record
The pan control adjusts how the signal from the mono
input channel is shared between the left and right stereo
buses and subsequently the main stereo outputs. Set to the
mid
position, equal amounts
of signal are fed toListen
left and
Listen
Listen
right, with pan set to L, none is sent to the Right bus.
Record
Listen
MUTE
Record
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
Switches the channel signal to a separate stereo bus called
Record. The Pan and Level controls affect the Record signal
and the channel Mix L-R signal remains unaffected by this
switch.
10
10
5
5
0
0
5
5
10
10
20
20
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AUX send
Controls
the level of signal+6sent to the Auxiliary+6output
+6
from the channel. The signal is sourced pre-fade so is indePAN
PAN
PAN
pendent of the level being sent to the main L-R Mix. The
send control has +6dB gain fully clockwise and unlike the
FX bus, there is a master level control for the Aux output.
10
10
Listen
Switches the channel signal to the headphones or monitor
output circuit for
5 checking the channel5 signal. Takes the
signal after the EQ but before the fader (so you can check
the signal before 0adding it to Mix or Record)
0
Mute
Cuts the signal to the main left/right outputs, effects bus
and record bus. 5By default the Aux send5 is not affected by
muting the channel.
10
10
Fader
A 60mm fader controls the amount of signal sent to the
main left/right outputs, effects bus and record bus. The
20gain at the top of its travel.
20
fader has 10dB of
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5
10
20
MONO INPUT CHANNEL 3&4 (10FX) 7&8 (14FX)
Hi Z input
The only difference between these mono inputs is the Hi Z
Left
inputs for guitars or other instruments.
Mic
Mic
GTR 1
GTR 2
Hi Z
Hi Z
0
40
20
0
40
GAIN
40
L
20
GAIN
- 10 10
HPF
Standard 1/4” (6.25mm) Jack socket for unbalanced line
level signals or instrument pickups. Wired Tip=Hot(+),
Ring=cold (-), Sleeve=Chassis.
Right
The Hi Z input connects to
the XLR input through a circuit, so be aware that the two signals will add together if
both inputs are plugged in simultaneously.
The Hi Z input can be used with normal line level signals
but is designed specifically to match signals from instrument
pickups. The input impedance Left
is extremely high (10Mohms)
Left
and a FET (Field Effect Transistor) running in Class A mode
emulates the type of circuits used in valve guitar combos or
head amplifiers. The input circuit has soft asymmetric overdrive characteristics, giving a warm 2nd harmonic character
40
to the sound if required.
Right
BOOST OUT
- 10Hi10Z Input
60GAIN
40
M G
60 40
M G
HPF
Right
Hi Z Input GAIN BOOST IN
HPF
0
1 D
0
HF
5
-15
-15
Gain
-15
+15
1k
2 D
5
TAP
HF
Boost
-15
+15
+15
+15
+15
650
switch on the
500rear panel
1k allows the HI Z input to be boosted by 26dB, useful
for
instruments
with
weak
pickups
or
where
more
overdrive
is
required.
When
the XLR
200
200
is
being
used
or
for
normal
line
level
signals
(like
keyboards)—make
sure
the
switch
is in
2k
2k
f
f
HF
HF
the OUT position.
3k
3k
650
A recessed
500
1k
2k
3k
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MID
120
4k
MID
120
4k
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+15
-15
LF
+15
-15
Main Output Level
0dBu
LF
-30dBu
OFF
ON
0
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AC MAINS IN ~
100 - 240V~ 47-63Hz 15W
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0
FX
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CAUTION
Guitar input gain switches
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE - NE PAS OUVRIR.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
WARNING: THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED
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CONFORMS TO ANSI/UL STD. 60065-2003
CERTIFICATED TO CAN/CSA STD. 60065-03
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0
Unity gain
High gain (+26dB)
Serial No.
0
6 A
7 S
Bank
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Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
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-15
+15
3 D
FX
0
PARAME
STEREO INPUT CHANNEL 1
ST-1b Inputs
Standard RCA Phono sockets for unbalanced line level
stereo signal sources
from equipment such as CD
Left
players, sound modules or MP3 players. If your MP3
player has a mini jack socket (most common) use a
stereo mini jack plug to 2 x RCA Phono lead.
Left
Right
Left
Right
ST-1a Inputs
Standard 1/4” jack sockets for line level stereo signals.
The ST1b inputs (RCA Phono) are connected through
the break contacts of these jack sockets so plugging
into ST1a will override the signals from ST1b.
Left
Left
USB
Right
ST-1 Gain
USB
IN Rchannel from off
Adjusts the input level to the
ST1
(maximum attenuation) to +15dB gain. For low level
inputs from MP3 players, turn it fully clockwise.
Right
Right
Left
Right
USB IN L
40
60 40
M G
HPF
0
0
5
-15
-15
+15
1k
TAP
Stereo EQ
High frequency and low frequency equaliser with corner frequencies Dly+verb
of 12kHz
for the HF
and 80Hz for the
(level)
1
9 Plate (decay)
LF and maximum cut & boost of 15dB.
Record
5
2 Dly+verb (size)
10 Plate (predly)
Bus
dBr
20.00
+15
+15
15.00
10.00
2k
3k
HF
HF
5.00
0.00
4k
-5.00
-15
-15
+15
+15
3 Dly+verb (regen)
11 Plate (colour)
4 PingPong(regen)
12 Hall1 (size)
5 BeatDly (regen)
13 Hall2 (size)
6 Ambient (echo)
14 Arena (size)
7 SlapVerb (size)
15 Flanger (dpth)
8 DoubleZED(size)
16 Chorus (dpth)
Aux-FX
L R
MAIN
MIX
-10.00
LF
+15
Bank 9-16
LF
-15.00
-20.00
10.00 Hz
-15
-15
+15
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+6
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-15
+15
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+15
Bank 9-16
LF
-15
SEL
STEREO
INPUT
CHANNEL
1
-15
+15
+15
+15
0
+15
FX
0
+6
FX send
PARAMETER (HOLD)
This controls the level of signal that is sent to the effects
bus and0FX output from the
stereo channel. The signal is
TAP
post-fade which means it is affected by the channel fader
(so it
+6stays in proportion to the signal going to Mix) and the
send controlFX
has to
6dB gain fully clockwise.
PLAYBACK TO
AUX level control for the FX bus.
There is no master
AUX
FX
+6
AUX
AUX
0
0
+6
0
+6
BAL
R
BAL
L
R
ecord
Record
Listen
Listen
MUTE
MUTE
L
0
+6
Balance
Record
Record
The
balance control adjusts
the relative level between the
left and right stereo signals as they are sent to the stereo
buses and subsequently the main stereo outputs. Set to the
mid position, equal amounts of signal are fed to left and
Listen
Listen
right,
with Bal set to L, none
is sent to the Right bus.
Record
MUTE the channel signalMUTE
Switches
to a separate stereo bus
called
PLAYBACK
Record. The Bal and fader affect the Record signal and the
channel Mix L-R signal remains unaffected by this switch.
10
10
5
5
0
0
5
5
10
10
20
20
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AUX send
Controls
the level of signal
+6
+6sent to the Auxiliary output
from the stereo channel. The signal is sourced pre-fade so
is independent of the level being sent to the main L-R Mix.
The send control has +6dB gain fully clockwise and unlike
the FX bus, there is a master level control for the Aux
output.
R
Listen
10
10
Switches the channel signal to the headphones or monitor
output circuit for checking the channel signal. Takes the
5 but before the fader (so you can check
5
signal after the EQ
the signal before adding it to Mix or Record)
0
0
Mute
Cuts the signal to the main left/right outputs, effects bus
and record bus. By default the Aux send is not affected by
5
5
muting the channel.
Fader
10
10
A 60mm fader controls the amount of signal sent to the
main left/right outputs, effects bus and record bus. The
fader has 10dB of gain at the top of its travel.
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Left
Left
Right
STEREO INPUT
CHANNEL 2
Right
Left
Left
Right
Right
0
Right
The rest of the features of the ST-2 channel
are as described for ST-1
(level)
Plate (decay)
1 Dly+verb
9 Note:
Important
!
TAP
+15
back or stereo input it is best to keep the level
(regen) turned
(colour) so that unwanted noise from
3 Dly+verbcontrols
11 Plate down
Aux-FX
the inactive
USB device is not passed
to the mix.
4 PingPong(regen)
12 Hall1 (size)
+15
(regen)
5 BeatDly Record
13 Hall2 (size)
OUT
HF
Left
Left
Right
-15
+15
LF
Left
Right
+15
P
Playback Input
Standard 1/4” (6.25mm) jack sockets for unbalanced
line level inputs. Can be used for additional stereo Monitor M
SEL
sources such as CD players for background music, Source
or playing back a final mix from a recording device.
AUX
FX OUT/
OUT is connected through the
FOOTSWITCH
The
USB audio input
PARAMETER (HOLD)
break contacts of these inputs, plugging into the
+16
Record
jack sockets overrides
the USB input.
+9
Bus
USB IN R
0
0
TAP
5
+6
+15
0
+6
+15
Right
FX
1 Dly+verb (level)
9 Plate (decay)
2 Dly+verb (size)
10 Plate (predly)
3 Dly+verb (regen)
11 Plate (colour)
4 PingPong(regen)
12 Hall1 (size)
5 BeatDly (regen)
13 Hall2 (size)
6 Ambient (echo)
14 Arena (size)
7 SlapVerb (size)
15 Flanger (dpth)
8 DoubleZED(size)
16 Chorus (dpth)
AUX
+15
TAP
0
Aux-FX
+6
Bank 9-16
+6
BAL
SEL
+15
Allen & Heath
L R
0
MAIN
MIX
FX to
AUX LEVEL
+6
+3
0
USB OUT Source
selector switches
-3
-6 source for the USB audio output
Select the signal
AUX MIX
-9
PLAYBACK
TO
-12 output. With both switches up the
and 0the Record
LEVEL
-16 AUX
-20
main
The Record Bus switch
will
0 Mix is selected.
0
-30
override
the Aux-FX switch if both are pressed.
+10
+6
Phones
Monitor
Source
L
R
Mix
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PARAMETER (HOLD)
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+
USB
Left
-15
Right
L R
Standard RCA phono sockets
for the stereo line
MAIN
14 Arena (size)
O/P Level
level Record
outputs sourced
from the USB out
LEVEL
MIX
Switch
switches.
Useful for connecting to stereo
(size)
7 SlapVerbselector
15 Flanger (dpth)
recording devices, stereo mix feeds, or where se(dpth)
8 DoubleZED(size)
16 Chorusare
lective channels
required to feed other equipment.
6 Ambient (echo)
Bank 9-16
USB IN L
+15
Record
the ST-2
is not being usedBus
for USB playPlate (predly)
2 Dly+verbIf (size)
10channel
5
-15
Right
ST-2 Input
The
USB audio input is connected through the
Left
USB
break contacts of the standard 1/4” (6.25mm) jack
sockets. Plugging into the jacks will override the
USB IN L
USB input,
so if you want to use the ST-2 channel
for the USB
input
signal, make sure nothing is
USB IN
R
plugged into the jack sockets.
0
5
O/P Level
Switch
+10
+
Right
Left
Right
USB
Left
ZED-FX EFFECTS PROCESSOR
USB IN L
USB IN R
Right
Right
TAP
5
+15
+15
1 Dly+verb (level)
9 Plate (decay)
2 Dly+verb (size)
10 Plate (predly)
3 Dly+verb (regen)
11 Plate (colour)
4 PingPong(regen)
12 Hall1 (size)
5 BeatDly (regen)
13 Hall2 (size)
6 Ambient (echo)
14 Arena (size)
7 SlapVerb (size)
15 Flanger (dpth)
8 DoubleZED(size)
16 Chorus (dpth)
Effects Type Selection LED.
8 Green LED’s show one of 16 effects types available. If the Bank
AUX
FX OUT/
OUT one of 1 to 8 on the effects
FOOTSWITCH
LED is off the green
LED’s will show
list (or off if no LED’s are lit), if the Bank LED is on the green
LED’s will show which of effects
+16 types 9 to 16 is selected. For efRecord
+9
Bus
fects
types 1 to 5, the green LED
+6 will blink in time with the tempo
+3
of
the
delay
time.
0
Aux-FX
-3
The green LED’s also display the
level of the parameter adjustment
-6
-9
L R when the TAP button is held down.
The more LED’s that illumi-12
MAIN
0
LEVEL
MIX nate, the
more the parameter
is-16
increased in value or intensity.
-20
-30
Bank LED.
+10
L
R of the effects type 9 to
The Bank LED illuminates when
one
Phones
16 is selected. If the Bank LED is on, then the green LED
will show which effect
is selected from the list.
Mix
Bank 9-16
SEL
Monitor
Source
+15
PARAMETER (HOLD)
TAP
+6
FX to
AUX
PLAYBACK TO
0
0
+6
AUX
+6
R
Record
Record
AUX MIX
TAP Button.
LEVEL
0
0
The TAP button is used in two ways. If one of effects types 1 to 5
Aux
are
selected then +6the TAP button
can be used for adjusting the
+6
frequency or tempo of the delay parameter.
If the TAP button is held down,Playback
the SEL buttons then become parameter adjust buttons to increase or decrease the level of the
parameter assigned to the selected effect.
PHONES SELECT
0
0
LEVEL
SEL Buttons.
The SEL buttons select the type of effect. They also adjust the pa+10
rameter of the selected effect when the TAP button is held down.
Record
Listen
Listen
MUTE
MUTE
10
FX to AUX Send control.
This adds some of the effect to the Aux bus, so if the Aux is being
Phones
used for a monitor for a singer
for example, the performer will be
MIX
able to hearMAIN
their
voice
with
some
reverb added.
LEVEL
PLAYBACK
Record
Switches the Effects (wet) signal to the stereo Record bus.
10
5
5
0
0
5
5
10
10
20
20
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10
Listen
Switches the5 Effects (wet) signal to the headphones or monitor
output circuit
0 for checking the effect.
Mute
5
Cuts the effects return from the main Mix, Aux and Record buses.
10
Effects Return fader.
Controls the
volume of the effects (wet) signal to the main stereo
20
Mix and the Record bus.
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ZED-FX EFFECTS PROCESSOR
Effects Type List & Description.
There are 16 different effects presets in the ZED Effects Processor. Each is fed with a mono
signal from the FX bus, and the output from the effects processor is in stereo.
Each preset has a parameter adjust control which is matched to the preset. This control may
morph several parameters all at once, for example the parameter control for the Chorus
effect will adjust not only the depth, but the response of the filters in software to create a
more or less intense effect. In general, when adjusting the effect parameter, the more LED’s
that are illuminated, the more intense the effect or higher the parameter value.
To restore the parameter settings to the factory defaults, hold down both SEL buttons whilst
switching on the power to your ZED.
Effects Type Table with description.
Effect
Preset Name
Effect Description & Parameter adjustment.
1
Dly+verb(level)
Delay with Reverb. Delay feeds reverb (Classic Plate).
TAP for delay time Min = 70mS Max = 1.35S, Adjust the level of reverb.
2
Dly+verb(size)
Delay with Reverb. Delay feeds reverb (Classic Plate). TAP for delay time
Min = Min = 70mS Max = 1.35S, PARAMETER Adjusts the size of reverb.
3
Dly+verb(regen)
Delay with Reverb. Delay feeds reverb (Classic Plate). TAP for delay time
Min = 70mS Max = 1.35S, PARAMETER adjusts the regeneration of the delay.
4
PingPong(regen)
Ping Pong delay (left then right) in parallel with Plate reverb. TAP for left delay time
Min = 70mS Max = 1.35S, PARAMETER adjusts the delay regeneration.
5
BeatDly(regen)
As (4) but right delay is set for 1/4 beat of left. Good for off beat 4/4 delay sound.
TAP for left delay time & PARAMETER adjusts the delay regeneration.
6
Ambient(echo)
Echo Delay with Reverb. PARAMETER adjusts the echo time.
7
SlapVerb(size)
Reverb with echo reflections creating classic slapback reverb sound.
PARAMETER adjusts the slapback size (more slap echo).
8
DoubleZED(size)
Classic stereo doubler.
PARAMETER adjusts delay and size.
9
Plate(decay)
Classic plate reverb. PARAMETER adjusts decay time.
10
Plate(predly)
Plate reverb with pre-delay. Good for vocals/percussion.
PARAMETER adjusts pre-delay time (for increased intelligibility).
11
Plate(colour)
Classic plate reverb. PARAMETER adjusts tonal texture from dark to bright.
12
Hall1(size)
Smooth classic hall reverb. PARAMETER adjusts size of hall.
13
Hall2(size)
Brighter hall reverb. PARAMETER adjusts size of hall.
14
Arena(size)
Arena reverb. PARAMETER adjusts size of arena.
15
Flanger(dpth)
Classic flanger effect. PARAMETER adjusts depth and tonality.
16
Chorus(dpth)
Chorus effect. PARAMETER adjusts depth and tonality.
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MASTER SECTION
Main Mix Out XLR connectors
Standard XLR output
connectors for the
Left
Left main stereo mix. Impedance balanced to aid interference
rejection. A recessed switch on the rear panel reRight
Right
Mic duces the level by 30dB if it is required to submix
GTR 2 these outputs into the XLR inputs of another mixer.
Hi Z
Left
Left
Left
Main Mix Insert jack sockets
Standard 1/4” (6.25mm) jack sockets wired:
0
20
Tip 40= send, Ring = return, Sleeve = Chassis. Nominal
GAIN
Right
Right
Right
level is 0dBu.
O/P Level
Switch
Left
Right
USB
USB IN L
USB IN R
60 40
M G
- 10 10
650
+15
1k
500
2k
3k
4k
+15
650
-15
+15
-15
0
FX
+6
AUX
0
PAN
R
Plate (decay)
Dly+verb (size)
Plate (predly)
Dly+verb (regen)
Plate (colour)
PingPong(regen)
Hall1 (size)
BeatDly (regen)
Hall2 (size)
Ambient (echo)
Arena (size)
SlapVerb (size)
Flanger (dpth)
DoubleZED(size)
Chorus (dpth)
Record
Bus
Aux-FX
MAIN
MIX
+10
Monitor
Source
L
R
L
R
L
Listen
MUTE
10
5
0
5
10
20
5
5
Main Mix5 Fader
This is the10 master level
10 control for
10 the main stereo
mix. The fader has 10dB of gain at the top.
20
20
Record
0
+6
Aux
Playback
R
Aux Mix10Level control
10
10
The master volume control for the Aux mix bus.
5
5
5
Adjusts the level from off (fully attenuated) to +6dB
0
0
0
gain.
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LEVEL
LEVEL
+6
Monitor Source switch
Record
Record
Record
Record
This allows the stereo monitor outputs (RCA phonos) to be sourced either from the headphone monListen
Listen
Listen
Listen
itor selection, or from the main stereo mix. Useful
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE monitor
for splitting the functions of the stereo
PLAYBACK
outputs from the headphones.
Record
Mix
AUX MIX
0
Monitor
Level+6
+6
+6
+6
ControlsBALthe volumeBALof the stereo monitor outputs from off (fully attenuated) to +10dB of gain.
R
+10
AUX
0
L
Phones
SEL
0
0
LEVEL
+15
0
+16
+9
+6
+3
0
-3
-6
-9
-12
-16
-20
-30
L R
48v+15to Microphones
PARAMETER (HOLD)
FX
FX
Switches
industry 0 standard
48v
(phantom power)
0
0
TAP
to all 4 microphone inputs for use with conden+6
+6
+6
FX
to
PLAYBACK TO
ser microphones.
AUX
AUX
AUX
0
+6
-15
+15
Dly+verb (level)
AUX
OUT
FX OUT/
FOOTSWITCH
60 40
M G
Effects
& Aux bus Outputs
HPF
Standard 1/4” 0(6.25mm) jack
sockets1 wired: 9
0
HF
5
5
2
Tip=hot, -15
Ring=cold,
Sleeve=Chassis.
0dBu. 10
-15
3
11
The FX out is the Effects bus output,
and can
be
4
12
-15
+15
+15
+15
1k for connecting to external equipment such
used
5
13
200
f as an2keffects
footswitch
6
14
HF processor.
HF OR a latching
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7
15
120
can 4kbe connected (wired between Tip
& Sleeve)
MID
16
-15
+15 the on-board
+15
and used to-15 mute
FX. 8
Bank 9-16
The AUXLF out is taken
from
after
the
AUX
MIX
LF
-15
+15
LF master level control.
TAP
HPF
PHONES SELECT
40
20
24
10
Phones
MAIN MIX
LEVEL
10
5
5
0
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5
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O/P Level
Switch
ht
Stereo Meters
12 Segment LED meters with fast attack (4mSec)
and medium decay (1Sec).
The meters display the signals selected by the
Phones Select switches, or the mono Listen signal
(PFL) if activated by any of the Listen switches.
d
+16
+9
+6
+3
0
-3
-6
-9
-12
-16
-20
-30
X
K
0
LEVEL
+10
L
Phones
Monitor
Source
PFL (Pre-Fade Listen) active LED
A red LED to indicate a Listen switch has been
pressed on one of the channels.
Doing this will override the Phones select source to
the headphones and send the Listen signal to the
meters.
Headphones level
Controls the volume of signal to the headphones.
R
Mix
0
LEVEL
+10
AUX MIX
!
Record
LEVEL
0
+6
PHONES SELECT
0
AUX
OUT
FX OUT/
FOOTSWITCH
Aux
Playback
Phones
MAIN MIX
LEVEL
Warning ! To avoid damage to
your hearing do not operate the
headphones or sound system at
e x ce s s i ve l y h i g h vo l u m e .
Continued exposure to high
volume sound can cause frequency
selective or wide range hearing
loss.
Phones Source Selector switches
These switches allow you to choose what you hear
on the headphones. With all switches up the default
is the main stereo Mix, then you can choose between the Playback input (USB Input if nothing is
plugged into the jacks), the Aux bus output, or the
Record bus output. Pressing any Listen switch will
override the selection and allow you to monitor
individual channels.
Headphones Output
Standard 1/4” (6.25mm) jack socket wired Tip=Left,
Ring=Right, Sleeve=Ground.
10
5
0
5
10
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USB lead type A to B
Left
Mic
Mic
Mic
Mic
Line
Line
GTR 1
GTR 2
Hi Z
Left
Right
O/P Level
Switch
Left
Right
Right
Hi Z
Left
Left
USB
Left
USB IN L
20
0
40
20
0
40
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M L
20
0
40
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M L
HPF
20
USB IN R
40
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M G
HPF
Right
- 10 10
Right
HF
HF
5
-15
-15
500
650
-15
+15
1k
500
200
650
-15
+15
1k
500
200
f
2k
120
4k
650
2k
120
4k
500
2k
650
+15
1k
f
+15
2k
3k
MID
120
4k
3k
MID
120
+15
-15
+15
-15
LF
+15
LF
-15
+15
HF
+15
FX
-15
0
+15
-15
+15
FX
+6
0
0
12 Hall1 (size)
5 BeatDly (regen)
13 Hall2 (size)
6 Ambient (echo)
14 Arena (size)
7 SlapVerb (size)
15 Flanger (dpth)
8 DoubleZED(size)
16 Chorus (dpth)
FX to
AUX
0
+6
R
L
Record
Record
Record
Listen
Listen
Listen
Listen
MUTE
MUTE
10
AUX MIX
AUX
0
+6
Record
Listen
10
MUTE
10
R
0
LEVEL
Record
LEVEL
0
+6
+6
Aux
Playback
R
Record
MUTE
L
Mix
+10
PLAYBACK TO
0
Listen
10
+10
Phones
Record
MUTE
0
LEVEL
Monitor
Source
Listen
10
Aux-FX
L R
MAIN
MIX
BAL
L
+16
+9
+6
+3
0
-3
-6
-9
-12
-16
-20
-30
TAP
0
+6
R
4 PingPong(regen)
Record
MUTE
AUX
OUT
Record
Bus
PARAMETER (HOLD)
FX
AUX
BAL
L
11 Plate (colour)
SEL
0
+6
R
10 Plate (predly)
3 Dly+verb (regen)
+15
+6
AUX
PAN
L
FX
0
+6
R
-15
+15
9 Plate (decay)
2 Dly+verb (size)
Bank 9-16
+6
AUX
PAN
L
FX
0
+6
PAN
R
+15
LF
+6
AUX
0
+6
L
0
+6
AUX
0
PAN
+15
FX
+6
AUX
10
-15
0
-15
+15
LF
LF
-15
-15
+15
HF
4k
-15
-15
LF
5
-15
200
f
3k
MID
-15
+15
1k
200
f
3k
MID
1 Dly+verb (level)
0
TAP
HF
FX
OUT
HPF
0
HF
Right
60 40
M G
HPF
PHONES SELECT
0
GAIN
MUTE
10
Phones
PLAYBACK
10
MAIN MIX
LEVEL
10
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
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USB Audio Interface
The ZED is equipped with a stereo bi-directional USB 1.1 compliant audio CODEC. It is fully
compliant with USB 2 ports and uses standard Windows and MAC Core Audio Drivers. In
other words, plug it in and your computer will find it and be able to transfer audio to and
from the ZED USB device.
You will need some form of audio software running on your computer to be able to record
and play back what you record, but on a basic level, you can use your computers media player to play straight to the ZED device.
Just a couple of points to look out for:
Windows XP/Vista: When you plug in your ZED USB interface to your computer, if the
volume level is low or inaudible, check the device volume in control panel/Sounds and Audio
Devices/Volume. Set the volume to High.
Windows 7:
At present, Windows 7 treats the USB audio device as a microphone
source instead if a line input, so set the device volume level much lower, we found setting to
3 is ideal.
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CD
Mic
Mic
Mic
Mic
Mic
Mic
Mic
Mic
Line
Line
Line
Line
Line
Line
GTR 1
GTR 2
Hi Z
O/P Level
Switch
Left
Left
Left
Right
Right
Right
Hi Z
USB
Left
Left
Left
Right
Right
Right
USB IN L
0
20
0
40
GAIN
20
0
40
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M L
20
0
40
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M L
HPF
20
0
40
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M L
HPF
20
0
40
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M L
HPF
20
0
40
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M L
HPF
20
0
40
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M L
HPF
20
USB IN R
40
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M G
HPF
- 10 10
HPF
HF
HF
HF
HF
HF
HF
-15
500
650
-15
+15
1k
500
200
650
-15
+15
1k
500
200
f
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AUX
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4 PingPong(regen)
12 Hall1 (size)
5 BeatDly (regen)
13 Hall2 (size)
6 Ambient (echo)
14 Arena (size)
7 SlapVerb (size)
15 Flanger (dpth)
8 DoubleZED(size)
16 Chorus (dpth)
Record
Bus
+16
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Monitor
Source
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R
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LEVEL
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TAP
0
FX to
AUX
AUX
0
11 Plate (colour)
SEL
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0
10 Plate (predly)
3 Dly+verb (regen)
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0
0
9 Plate (decay)
2 Dly+verb (size)
Bank 9-16
-15
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+6
AUX
0
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LF
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FX
+6
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0
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-15
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LF
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4k
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3k
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LF
1 Dly+verb (level)
0
HF
-15
MID
AUX
OUT
HPF
0
HF
FX
OUT
60 40
M G
0
+10
AUX MIX
PLAYBACK TO
0
0
AUX
0
Record
LEVEL
0
Aux
+6
PAN
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L
R
R
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R
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Record
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MUTE
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MUTE
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MUTE
10
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10
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Playback
L
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MUTE
10
MUTE
10
MUTE
10
Phones
PLAYBACK
10
MAIN MIX
LEVEL
10
5
5
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MUTE
10
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L
Record
MICROPHONE SIGNAL
TO POWERED STAGE
MONITOR
FROM INSTRUMENT
USB CONNECTION
LINE LEVEL SIGNALS
TO POWERED PA
SPEAKERS
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CONNECTION DRAWING—STUDIO RECORDING
KT-88
Amp
Left
Mic
Mic
Mic
Mic
Mic
Mic
Mic
Mic
Line
Line
Line
Line
Line
Line
GTR 1
GTR 2
Hi Z
Left
Right
O/P Level
Switch
Left
Right
Right
Hi Z
Left
Left
USB
Left
USB IN L
0
20
0
40
GAIN
20
0
40
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M L
20
0
40
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M L
HPF
20
0
40
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M L
HPF
20
0
40
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M L
HPF
20
0
40
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M L
HPF
20
0
40
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M L
HPF
20
USB IN R
40
GAIN
- 10 10
60 40
M G
HPF
Right
- 10 10
Right
HF
HF
HF
HF
HF
HF
500
650
-15
+15
1k
500
200
650
500
200
f
2k
120
4k
-15
+15
-15
+15
2k
120
4k
-15
+15
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FX
0
2k
4k
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-15
+15
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FX
0
-15
+15
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2k
4k
+15
-15
+15
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0
2k
120
4k
-15
+15
-15
+15
500
FX
0
0
5
-15
+15
1k
2k
4k
+15
-15
+15
500
0
2k
120
4k
-15
+15
-15
+15
+15
+15
f
2k
3k
MID
120
HF
HF
4k
-15
+15
-15
+15
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
-15
+15
-15
+15
FX
0
FX
0
+6
0
+6
AUX
FX
11 Plate (colour)
4 PingPong(regen)
12 Hall1 (size)
AUX
OUT
5 BeatDly (regen)
13 Hall2 (size)
6 Ambient (echo)
14 Arena (size)
7 SlapVerb (size)
15 Flanger (dpth)
8 DoubleZED(size)
16 Chorus (dpth)
Record
Bus
+16
+9
+6
+3
0
-3
-6
-9
-12
-16
-20
-30
Aux-FX
L R
MAIN
MIX
0
LEVEL
+10
Phones
Monitor
Source
L
R
Mix
0
LEVEL
0
+10
TAP
0
FX to
AUX
AUX
0
10 Plate (predly)
3 Dly+verb (regen)
SEL
+6
AUX
0
9 Plate (decay)
2 Dly+verb (size)
PARAMETER (HOLD)
+6
AUX
0
FX
1 Dly+verb (level)
Bank 9-16
LF
LF
+6
AUX
0
5
-15
+15
1k
3k
MID
LF
FX
650
200
f
3k
120
-15
+6
AUX
0
650
200
f
MID
LF
+6
AUX
0
-15
+15
1k
3k
MID
LF
FX
650
200
f
3k
120
-15
+6
AUX
0
650
200
f
MID
LF
+6
AUX
0
-15
+15
1k
3k
120
-15
LF
+6
AUX
500
650
200
f
MID
LF
FX
-15
+15
1k
3k
MID
LF
650
200
f
3k
MID
-15
+15
1k
FX
OUT
HPF
HF
-15
-15
Right
60 40
M G
HPF
0
HF
AUX MIX
PLAYBACK TO
0
0
AUX
0
Record
LEVEL
0
Aux
+6
PAN
L
10
+6
PAN
R
+6
PAN
L
R
+6
PAN
L
R
+6
PAN
L
R
+6
PAN
L
R
+6
PAN
L
R
+6
PAN
L
R
+6
+6
BAL
L
R
L
R
L
Record
Record
Record
Record
Record
Record
Record
Record
Listen
Listen
Listen
Listen
Listen
Listen
Listen
Listen
Listen
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
10
10
10
10
10
10
+6
R
Record
Listen
10
+6
Playback
Record
10
+6
BAL
10
Record
Listen
MUTE
10
Phones
PLAYBACK
10
MAIN MIX
LEVEL
10
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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20
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MICROPHONE SIGNAL
LINE LEVEL SIGNALS
USB CONNECTION
MAIN MIX MONITORS
NEARFIELD MONITORS
ARTISTS MONITOR
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CONNECTING A ZED TO PRO TOOLS 9(& UP) ON A MAC
1.
Connect your ZED mixer to your Mac via USB and power on the mixer.
2.
With Pro Tools (PT) installed, open Audio MIDI Setup on your Mac. PT should have created a Pro Tools
Aggregate I/O folder in the Audio Devices list. The ZED interface should appear as USB Audio CODEC
in the list along with other audio devices in your system. Tick Use to enable the device in PT.
Audio MIDI Setup...
3.
Run Pro Tools and create a new session with at least two
audio tracks. Open the SETUP/Playback Engine window and
select Pro Tools Aggregate I/O as the Current Engine. Click
OK.
4.
In PT click SETUP and then I/O. Select Output from the menu
and the devices available should appear in a box labelled PTAI/O
(Pro Tools Aggregate I/O). Here you can create a new output
path if one doesn’t exist, name it (here it’s called ZED Stereo
OUT) and tick it to enable.
5.
In I/O Setup, click the Input tab. The input sources appear
for enabled devices in Pro Tools Aggregate I/O. Create a
new path for the inputs and name as you prefer. Note
that mono channels can use one channel of a stereo input
path. Make sure the path is ticked and click OK.
6.
Select the inputs and outputs for your tracks in your
session. Here the input for mono Track 1 is selected as
the Left channel from the ZED USB interface. The track
outputs can either be routed to the ZED directly or to a
master bus in Pro Tools and then to the ZED. Be wary of
possible feedback loops when setting the routing to the
tracks and then back to the ZED.
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CONNECTING A ZED TO PRO TOOLS 9(& UP) ON A WINDOWS PC
On a Windows system, Pro Tools 9 and (higher) support third party audio interfaces only in conjunction with
ASIO drivers. Pro Tools won’t recognize WDM devices such as the standard USB Audio Codec used by the
ZED mixers. Since the ZED USB mixers have no dedicated ASIO driver, you will need a third party driver.
We recommend using ASIO4ALL, a popular, hardware independent, low latency ASIO driver for WDM audio
devices. ASIO4ALL is compatible with all Windows systems, it’s free for the end user and is currently available
for download here: www.asio4all.com
Download and install ASIO4ALL.
Connect your ZED mixer to your PC via USB and power on the mixer.
Run Pro Tools and create a new session. Choose a sample rate compatible with the ZED USB interface (44.1kHz or 48kHz) and select 16 Bit Depth.
Open ‘Setup / Playback Engine’ and select ASIO4ALL
v2 as the Current Engine, then click OK.
Open ‘Setup / Hardware’ and click the ‘Launch Setup
App’ button. The ASIO4ALL control panel is displayed. ASIO4ALL will default to the USB Audio
CODEC any time a ZED mixer is connected to the
computer. The device state shown by the small icons
should be Active, as pictured.
If needed, select the USB Audio CODEC and use
the slider to adjust the ASIO buffer size. Smaller
buffer size means lower latency. However, if you
hear crackles or audio becomes distorted, you may
need to increase the buffer size. Please note any
change in the driver settings is likely to require Pro
Tools to restart. Refer to the ASIO4ALL v2 Instruction Manual for a description of the advanced settings and troubleshooting of the driver.
Close the ASIO4ALL control panel and click OK to
close the Playback Engine window.
Open ‘Setup / IO’ and click the Default button in the
Input, Output and Bus tabs. This will discard your
previous Pro Tools settings and create a ‘USB Audio
CODEC 1-2’ Stereo Input, its mono sub-paths, and a
‘USB Audio CODEC 1-2’ Stereo Output. The Audition Paths and Default Output Bus will also default
to ‘USB Audio CODEC 1-2’.
Further information can be downloaded from the
ZED pages at:
allen-heath.com
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SOUND MIXING TIPS FOR FIRST TIME USERS
Step 1: Connect your Sources
Plug in your microphones, instruments, audio players using the connection drawings
on p27 & 28 as a rough guide.
If condenser microphones are being used: Keep the faders down and channel mutes
activated, switch on 48V to Mics.
Step 2: Check the levels
For each channel, individually in turn check the signal level by speaking or getting
someone to speak into the microphone or play the instrument. Press the Listen button on the channel and adjust the channel Gain control so that the level on the meters illuminates up to the 0dB mark when audio is present. It is ok for the meters to
show higher levels on loud peaks, but if the red LEDs illuminate, reduce the Gain
slightly.
De-select Listen when you are happy with the level and check the next channel in
turn, repeating the procedure.
Now is a good time to correct or enhance the tonal balance of the audio signal using
the EQ. Ideally use it to reduce problem resonant frequencies to try to listen out for
harsh sounds that may be resonating in the speakers or environment. It is sometimes
useful to use the EQ with frequency sweep with boost first to hone in and highlight a
possible problem frequency, then use the EQ to reduce or cut that frequency.
Step 3: Create your stereo mix
Set the Main Mix (red) fader to the 0dB position and check that none of the Phones
Select switches are pressed.
You will now need to listen to the audio by either headphones connected to the
Phones output or through amplified speakers connected as shown in the drawings on
p27 & 28.
With audio active from the microphones and/or instruments, un-mute the channels
and raise the channel faders to a position where the required volume is heard. If the
volume is too loud when the fader is above the –10dB position on the scale, reduce
the Phones level, or speaker amplifier volume controls.
Raise all the channel faders required for the mix. The optimum position for the input
channel fader is between 0 and –10 on the scale. When the input Gain is set correctly, this maintains good signal to noise ratio whilst allowing the operator to balance
the channels to create the ideal mix.
Use the Pan control on the mono channels and the Balance control on the stereo
channels to set the left-right balance position of the audio signal in the stereo leftright mix.
Adjust the position of the channel faders relative to each other to create the blend
or mix that sounds best.
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SOUND MIXING TIPS FOR FIRST TIME USERS
Step 4: Add Effects
Reverb or echo effects can be used to add ambience and character to certain types
of audio sources, particularly singers.
Select the type of effect required using the FX section SEL buttons.
Send some audio signal to the FX bus by turning the FX control clockwise on your
preferred channel - try a vocal channel first.
Gently raise the FX master fader (yellow) to add the effect to the main stereo mix.
Be subtle when it comes to adding effects - too much will smother the original sound
and keep the FX send controls turned down on other channels so they don’t add to
the mix.
If you are using the AUX bus on your ZED to feed signal to a stage monitor (often
called foldback) then it is possible to add some effects signal to this mix by using the
FX to AUX control in the FX section.
It is usual to mute effects used for singers when they stop singing and talk instead.
The FX send control on the channel sends audio from after the fader so the amount
will stay in relative proportion to the fader level. In other words, you don’t need to
turn the FX send control down when you reduce the fader, it follows automatically.
Step 5: Using the AUX bus for feeding a stage monitor
The Auxiliary bus can be used to create an independent mono mix of audio signals.
There are many uses for Aux buses, but a common one is for artists monitors.
Connect the AUX Out to an amplified monitor speaker which can be positioned
close to the performers.
Increase the AUX Mix level (master) control by turning it clockwise.
Create your monitor mix by turning up the AUX send level controls on the channels
that you require in the monitor speaker. The AUX send level controls are sourced
from before the channel fader so they will not be affected by it, therefore remaining
independent of any movements made on the faders to balance the main stereo mix.
Step 6: Control feedback
Be aware that amplified signals from microphones are usually able to feed back to the
microphone and will, if loud enough, cause a feedback loop with howls or whistles.
Feedback loops can be controlled by careful placement and use of uni-directional
microphones, placement of speakers and correct microphone technique which will
reduce the need for increased gain or level in the system.
Step 7: Interval music
If your application is a performance where background music is required, you can
connect an MP3 or CD player to the Playback input.
Mute all channels (leaving the faders set) and then the background music can be sent
to the main left-right mix by raising the Playback fader.
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WIRING INFORMATION
PROCESSOR
Insert cable wiring
RETURN
S
INSERT
T
OUT
T
R
S
R
SEND
GROUND
RETURN
SEND
S
T
R
IN
LINK RING TO SLEEVE TO UNBALANCE
General Wiring Information
Y-Adapter
Y-Adapter
2 Outputs to 1 Input
RCA PHONO CABLE
RCA phono jacks
1 Output to 2 Inputs
adapter
UNBALANCED
No !
UNBALANCED
INSTRUMENT CABLE
UNBALANCED
BALANCED
TRS JACK CABLE
BALANCED
Sleeve=ground
Sleeve=ground
Ring=cold (-)
Ring=cold (-)
Tip=hot (+)
TO
INPUT
Yes
Tip=hot (+)
2=hot (+) 1=ground
BALANCED
MIC CABLE
XLR FEMALE
XLR MALE
3=cold (-)
BALANCED
1=ground
BALANCED
TRS to XLR-F CABLE
Sleeve=ground
2=hot (+)
FROM
OUTPUT
3=cold (-)
1=ground
BALANCED
XLR FEMALE
2=hot (+)
3=cold (-)
Ring=cold (-)
Tip=hot (+)
2=hot (+) 1=ground
BALANCED
TRS to XLR-M CABLE
BALANCED
Sleeve=ground
XLR MALE
3=cold (-)
Ring=cold (-)
Tip=hot (+)
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