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16-channel FireWire Mixer with 16 Microphone Preamplifiers, 4-band Parametric EQ, and MIDI Controls
Item ID: ZEDR16

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A Great Mixer for the Studio or the Stage!

The Allen & Heath ZED-R16 bridges the live mixer and studio mixer gap while adding a wealth MIDI-mappable controls, so it's even more versatile in the control room or in front of the stage. Equipped with FireWire and ADAT I/O, the Allen & Heath ZED-R16 can handle an impressive 26 inputs and 26 outputs simultaneously. It also sports high-quality preamplifiers and a fully-featured EQ section, complete with two swept parametric mids and high- and low-shelving. For powerful mixing at a great value, look no further than the ZED-R16.

Allen & Heath ZED-R16 16-channel FireWire Analog Mixer
  • Great for the studio
  • Also suited for the stage
  • High-quality microphone preamplifiers
  • Fully-featured EQ section
  • Flexible output section
  • Software-ready with MIDI-assignable controls
Great for the studio

With its FireWire connectivity and its versatile I/O options, the Allen & Heath ZED-R16 is a great mixer for any high-level project studio. It can handle 18 tracks of FireWire at a time, giving each channel its own track within your DAW - either pre-EQ or post-EQ. Two aux buses can feed headphone amps in the studio or FX sends, and the built-in condenser talkback microphone can be routed to either the aux outputs or studio outputs, adding flexibility. The ZED-R16 also features MIDI-assignable faders and a MIDI transport section, giving it premium control surface functionality.

Also suited for the stage

Take the Allen & Heath ZED-R16 between the studio and the stage seamlessly. Its two pre and two post aux buses work great for FX sends or for wedge foldback live. What's more, its complete EQ section and great-sounding microphone preamplifiers, coupled with its FireWire functionality, make it a great choice for house of worship, educational, and corporate environments - just feed the PA system via the main XLR outputs and then hook up a FireWire cable to your computer for instant recording. Mix in analog, record in digital!

High-quality microphone preamplifiers

The ZED-R16's preamplifiers have been carefully designed with a symmetrical, ultra-linear circuit. Low-noise transistors are used in the front end and active feedback is employed in both phases before the differential amplifier. The result? Super-low distortion, low noise, a high common-mode rejection ratio, and simply transparent and beautiful sounding preamplifiers.

Fully-featured EQ section

Complete with two swept, fully parametric mids and high and low shelving, the ZED-R16 has a sophisticated equalization section. In fact, its EQ's design shares much with Allen & Heath's leading pro touring mixers.

Flexible output section

The ZED-R16 has two signal paths for monitoring: an output for main control room monitors and outputs for an alternative set of monitors for checking mixes. The control room mix can follow either of the two main analog outputs or the digital main mix, allowing access to all main audio outputs. What's more, in addition to its Firewire input and output, the ZED-R16 has 4 ADAT optical sockets. The I/O routing on the ZED-R16 is identical for the Firewire channels and the ADAT optical connection. With a combination of panel switches, the mixer is capable of an incredible 26 simultaneous inputs and outputs. Feed the ZED-R16 from ADAT lightpipe equipment, or record directly out from 16 channels to 2 ADAT machines, or to another sound card.

Software-ready with MIDI-assignable controls

ZED-R16 is equipped with a host ofMIDI control options. As well as the four dedicated MIDI faders, 12 rotary controllers, 12 switches, and five dedicated transport switches, all channel faders canalso be switched to become MIDI faders. Use your faders to mix the live signal while recording via FireWire - then assign out the faders via MIDI for digital mixdown - the ZED-R16 opens up a host of possibilities for studio use while maintaining a familiar, live-friendly analog format. In addition, the ZED-R16 comes with Cakewalk SONAR LE music production software, so you can get recording right away.

Allen & Heath ZED-R16 16-channel FireWire Analog Mixer Features:
  • Two FireWire ports for recording and daisy-chaining
  • 4 ADAT ports
  • 16 mono inputs / microphone preamplifiers
  • 2 stereo in puts
  • 4-band fully-parametric EQ
  • 4 aux sends
  • 1 stereo bus
  • 2 stereo returns
  • Built-in condenser talkback mic
  • Can record pre or post EQ
  • JetPLL jitter-reduction technology
  • Extensive MIDI control options
  • Cakewalk SONAR LE music production software
  • Mac driver/firmware package offers OS X 10.10 Yosemite support
The Allen & Heath ZED-R16 is a powerful mixer for the stage and the studio!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number ZED-R16

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
Based on 11 reviews
See also: FireWire Interfaces, Allen & Heath, Allen & Heath FireWire Audio Interfaces, Allen & Heath Analog Mixers, Allen & Heath Analog Mixers