Allen & Heath ZEDi-8 Mixer and USB Audio Interface

8-channel Analog Mixer with 2 Mic/Line/Instrument Channels, 2 Stereo Channels, 2-band EQ, and 2 x 2 USB Audio Interface
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Rugged, Great-sounding Mixer with USB Interface

With excellent sound quality and a built-in 2 x 2 USB audio interface, the Allen & Heath ZEDi-8 is a smart mixer for small-format studio and stage applications. Connect two microphones or mono line-level signals, or even two instruments without the need for DI boxes. Two additional stereo channels are available for synthesizers, drum machines, and other line-level sources. Record and play back two channels of 24-bit/96kHz audio via USB without the need for a separate interface. Factor in its exceptional build quality, and the compact Allen & Heath ZEDi-8 mixer stands out in its class.

Allen & Heath ZEDi-8 8-channel Mixer at a Glance:
  • Record 24-bit/96kHz audio direct to your DAW
  • GSPre preamps based on the GS-R24 recording console
  • Connect guitar and bass directly, no need for DI boxes
Record 24-bit/96kHz audio direct to your DAW

With USB 2.0 connectivity, the Allen & Heath ZEDi-8 mixer is ready to record and play back 24-bit/96kHz audio. Just connect to your computer or iOS device, open the included Cubase LE software, Cubasis LE app, or your preferred DAW software, and you're ready to go. Separate controls for the USB playback channels allow you to blend USB audio with the Main Mix and Aux Mix independently.

GSPre preamps based on the GS-R24 recording console

Don't be reluctant to plug your best mics into the Allen & Heath ZEDi-8. This compact mixer boasts GSPre preamplifiers, created by analog guru Mike Griffin and based on his acclaimed GS-R24 recording console. These preamps provide lots of headroom and very little noise, and promise to deliver pleasing warmth and depth. Whether you're podcasting or recording vocals for a music project, expect great results from the ZEDi-8's GSPre preamps.

Connect guitar and bass directly, no need for DI boxes

You won't need separate direct boxes to connect your guitar or bass to the ZEDi-8 mixer, unlike many other compact mixers. The first two channels have switchable hi-Z inputs: just hit the switch and connect any electric or acoustic-electric instruments you like. Engage the low-cut filter to help reduce rumble and unwanted low frequencies, then shape your sound to taste with the 2-band EQ.

Allen & Heath ZEDi-8 8-channel Mixer Features:
  • Rugged compact mixer with two mono channels, two stereo channels, and USB recording/playback
  • 2-in/2-out USB 2.0 interface supports 24-bit/96kHz audio quality
  • Includes Cubase LE DAW software for Mac/PC, and Cubasis LE app for iOS
  • GSPre mic preamps offer high headroom and low noise floor
  • Connect guitars and basses without separate DI boxes thanks to switchable hi-Z inputs
  • Low-cut filters to reduce rumble and other unwanted low frequencies
  • Effective sound shaping from 2-band EQs
  • Channels can be individually assigned to the headphone mix
  • XLR outputs for studio monitors or powered PA speakers
  • Smooth 60mm fader for controlling your main mix
  • Rotary controls are secured to the faceplate with steel nuts for maximum durability
The Allen & Heath ZEDi-8 mixer is a great value for studio or stage use.

Additional Media

Audio Interface Buying Guide
Live Mixer Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Type Analog mixer with USB interface
Channels 8
Inputs - Mic Preamps 2
Inputs - Line 2 x 1/4" TRS (line/instrument)
Inputs - Other 4 x 1/4" TRS (stereo paired)
Outputs - Main 2 x XLR (left, right)
Headphones 1 x 1/4"
Phantom Power 2
EQ Bands 2-band EQ
Faders 1 x 60mm Main Mix fader
Computer Connectivity USB, Cubase LE included
USB 1 x USB Type B
Height 3.5"
Width 9.8"
Depth 9.3"
Weight 3 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number Zedi-8

Customer Reviews

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Nice little mixer

I bought this mixer, because i needed better quality preamps, and at the same time, i needed enough inputs, to track out my drum maschine and other hardware. I have recorded vocals with this, and i must say that the quality is clean and overall great. The only minus that i can tell about this mixer, is that when you record into a daw using the stereo inputs, if you have click enabled it will record also the click into the track... basicly the ST inputs are useless unless you mute everything in the daw when recording trough them... one more pluss for low latency drivers. I use windows. Oh and also very good built guality. Feels like you can trow it on the floor and it will still work.

It's cool... When it works

I don't know how to rate this exactly... There are no drivers for Mac for this unit. Every time I disconnect my laptop and plug it back in I have to do so 4-6 times before it recognizes the unit. Really poor decision in my opinion to not include Mac drivers. If you go into your sound preferences on your Mac you will not see the Zedi8 even when it's plugged in. When it finally boots up it works very well. It also doesn't seem to work if I close my laptop and try to use a larger external monitor. C'mon guys make a Mac driver!
Music background: Video Production

Should Be Better

From the first look at this unit it is an Great little Deal--BUT WAIT --there's NO EFFECTS OF ANY KIND--NOT EVEN A LITTLE REVERB---- now that makes it close to being just another DUD
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