Allen & Heath ZEDi-8 Compact Hybrid Mixer/USB Interface

Allen & Heath ZEDi-8 Compact Hybrid Mixer/USB Interface


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Allen & Heath ZEDi-8 Compact Hybrid Mixer/USB Interface


Designed to bring the signature Allen & Heath sensibility to a compact and portable frame, the ZEDi-8 is a four-channel mixer that doubles as a USB interface. On the mixer side, you get two XLR inputs, two line/instrument inputs, and two pairs of stereo line inputs. Utilize this unit’s digital capabilities and you’ll find yourself with two channels of conversion—analog-to-digital or vice-versa. Thus, you’ll find the ZEDi-8 equally suited for live-mixing in small venues and for tracking instruments on the fly.

Should you choose use the unit as an interface, you’ll find that it comes with Cubase LE, a digital audio workstation which enables you to record, sequence, and edit music, be it audio or MIDI.

In the analog realm, the ZEDi-8 is crafted with preamps modeled on the Allen & Heath GS2-R24. These channel strips aim to provide warmth, low noise, and a vast expanse of headroom. On-board EQs also come standard with the unit. Two channels feature a button that converts line-level signal into high-impedance jacks, meaning guitar players need not lug an extra DI box around should they wish to go direct into the board.

Turning your attention back to the digital side of things, you’ll notice that a USB switch controls the routing of your USB output, enabling you to select how you route and separate the incoming analog signals into your DAW.

Key Features

  • USB audio interface (24-bit/96 kHz)
  • Cubase LE software included
  • Cubasis LE App included
  • 2x mic/line Inputs with separate XLR and TRS jack sockets
  • 2x stereo inputs with TRS jack sockets
  • 2x guitar DI high-impedance inputs, eliminating the need for DI boxes
  • 2x high-pass filters (channels 1 and 2) for cleaning up unwanted low-frequency noise
  • 2-band EQ on channels 1 through 4 enable tonal shaping
  • 60mm smooth-travel fader on main mix
  • 2x XLR main outputs
  • 8x LED signal metering
  • 48V Phantom Power for condenser mics
  • Internal power supply

Allen & Heath ZEDI-8 Specs

Inputs & Outputs
Total # Of Inputs 8x
XLR Audio Input 2x XLR Inputs
Line In / Microphone In 2x, Channels 1 and 2
4x, Channels 3 and 4 (2x Stereo Pair)
Instrument Input 2X
Main Output 2x XLR
Monitor Output No
Line Output 1x 1/4″ (Headphones)
Digital Audio
Computer Connectivity 1x USB (Type B)
Digital I/O 2x Input
2x Output
Sample Rate and Resolution Up to 24-bit/96 kHz
EQ Section 2-Band (Channels 1 and 2)
2-Band (Channels 3 and 4, Stereo)
2x High-Pass Filters (Channels 1 and 2)
Trim/Gain Control 4x
Channel Level Controls 5x
Phantom Power for Mic Inputs 2x
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.5 x 9.8 x 9.3″ / 88.9 x 248.9 x 236.2 mm
Weight 3 / 1.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 5.445 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.05 x 11.85 x 5.45″


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