Allen & Heath ZED-24 Reviews4.6/5.0 based on 10 customer reviews
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from nowhere in middle USA
December 8, 2010Music Background:
Musician, Live Sound
Great Board for the Buck!!!Had mine for several years now and had no problems. The USB connectivity works great for recording and playback, unfortunately the board driver will only record at 16bit though, but unless you are doing ultra-high end production (and if you are you wouldn't be using this board anyway) you won't notice it. Between rehearsals and performances, this board gets used anywhere from 2 to 8 hours a day, six days a week, and has never missed a beat. If you are looking for a board with lots of channels and Aux's you won't find a better deal. I spent 3 months researching and I'm glad I did. Also buying at Sweetwater you get the additional year warranty free, though I don't think you'll need it.
from St.Lucia W.I
November 22, 2008Music Background:
First Allen & Heath BoardI have heard many good things about Allen & Heath, and I have read about it. I have always wanted a board that will give you clarity and user friendly. I have a Duo and we do gigs around, and we get compliment on our sound all the time. This mixer is affordable and its worth buying it. Thanks Allen& Heath..
October 24, 2008Music Background:
First BoardI run sound for our Youth Group band and it is the perfect fit. Everything is straight forward and easy to use. I had the whole Mixer figured out before it arrived at my house! Other Mixers i have seen i can't even figure out where to start. With how much this board has to offer you cant go wrong with that price.
from Bend, Or
June 9, 2008Music Background:
12v audio, live sound engineer
what a dealPerfect. If you know what you want and this board fits the holes, it is a great board. I run sound for some local bands, and we did not want to haul our 32ch gl3300 to the small gigs anymore. This board fits the bill, sound great, plenty of headroom on the main pre amp. The sonar le6 software is a plus great for a beginner. Recordings live sounded great. For some reason after running effects one night for about 5hrs, the effects started to sound very digital, and had to turn them off, but what can you expect from a laptop running that long. The instruction manual really helps with the software, had 0 issues setting up this board, and for 699, I have to say I am impressed.
from Denver, CO
August 10, 2012Music Background:
Good ChoiceAnother great product by Allen & Heath. This is my second ZED-24. I recently split up my studio and decided to go wit this board again because it worked well. One of the quietest boards around. Can't beat the price either. I definitely recommend this board.
from Charlottesville, VA
November 3, 2011Music Background:
Allen & Heath ZED-24The Allen & Heath ZED-24 was my first choice and this is my first time using a mixer. I met with the associate at Sweetwater (AJ) and he gave me a tuitorial of how to use it. It was a great choice for me.
July 15, 2011
Great mixer at a Great PriceThe ZED 24 has 16 mono channels and 4 stereo channels which is more than I need at present but may become handy in the future, 10 independent outputs including RCA plug and phono outs, USB, and XLR outs which is nice, and a USB 1.1 send and return for PC connection ( which limits its use but is still standard in many mixers unfortunately and should have been replaced with USB 2). The sound is excellent and the price is good for the features, but the manual is only basic and does not explain its use in detail.
Included is SONAR 8.5 LE which is adequate for many, and after it is registered it is free to use without the Cubase nonsense.
Also included free is Amplitube 3 and T-RackS 3 in both standalone and vst versions (they are terrible to activate) which are good for FX and mastering, and when you add the prices for this software package it is well worth it. The Sweetwater service and free delivery are excellent also, and I would recommend this mixer to everyone who wants a basic high quality unit at a good price.
July 14, 2011Music Background:
Exactly What We NeededEverything works as advertised..its definitely a beautiful board. The only reason for a 4.5 star rating is cause I would like it to have firewire connection also, and full EQ for each channel. But I love that I got 24 channels and usb for the price! The USB works wonderfully, and Sonar (the recording software that came with it) works very well too. I would highly recommend it to small-medium size churches and bands, if money doesnt grow on trees for them:)
from Metro Area DC USA
August 13, 2012Music Background:
Amazing value for moneyI used to have a Mackie 1604VLZ, then went all software for about four years and finally decided to get a nice desk again and a friend tipped me off about the ZED24. I loved it from the day I got it - nice long faders, EQs are great (except that there's no precision EQ for 4k-12k), layout is comprehensive and easy, and the sound is crisp and powerful. It is now the hub of my studio - everything comes together on it. The USB feature is nice too although a little bit limited, but it's a nice extra feature for quick recordings of sessions
April 3, 2011Music Background:
Live sound, setup, promoter.
ZED-24I use this board for mixing an outdoor festival type show that I hold during the summer months. I mix 5 bands each Sunday. It is pretty user friendly, and easy to pick up and use as a relative newbie when it comes to mixing live sound. I am by no means a sound engineer, or claim to be great at it. I do wish that it had more aux sends to make for more monitor mixes. Other than that, I have yet to find any problems, or issues. Overall, it is a good board, and easy to use.