Allen & Heath ZED12FX 12 Channel Multipurpose Mixer With USB And FX

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Product Description

The Allen and Heath ZED 12FX USB Mixer provides 12 audio channels including 6 DuoPreTM mic pre-amps for unsurpassed quality in its class.
In addition to the DuoPreTM mic pre-amps, 100mm faders and MusiQ EQ section which are shared with the whole ZED range, the ZED FX has 16 unique effects, designed by the Allen and Heath DSP team.

Allen and Heath ZED 12FX Features

  • Insert points
  • High pass filter
  • Stereo imaging control on every channel
  • 3-band EQ with swept mid
  • 4 auxiliary sends (2 pre, 2 post)
  • Global 48V phantom power
  • 3 dual stereo inputs with 2-band EQ
  • Peak and signal indication on every channel
  • Configurable USB stereo audio in/out
  • Master level controls on all outputs
  • Easy to use layout – all connections and controls on top surface
  • Cakewalk SONAR LE bundled with mixer
  • channel mute switches
  • stereo return
  • 2-track return
  • Advanced monitoring facilities
  • 1/4-inch and 3.5mm headphones outputs
  • stereo record out
  • alternative stereo out
  • mono sum of LR output
  • 12-bar LR meters
  • master controls for aux 1 and 2
ZED FX are easily controlled using 3 buttons and 9 LEDs. Quickly tap the ideal delay time or dial-in the perfect amount of reverb on the lead vocal. One-stop navigation and editing… In fact, just as easy as your effects pedals. Hold down the TAP button and press the up or down button to alter the effects parameter, for example on patch (9) Plate, this would adjust the decay length. The ZED FX is designed to fulfill all the functions a small band would need without their own sound engineer. The layout and features have been arranged to be logical and instantly recognizable at a dark gig. The ZED 12FX is a mixer you can trust to perform.

The USB audio interface, with its uniquely flexible capability, allows different signals to be sent to USB, from LR or from selected aux buses. The USB return signal can be routed straight to the LR mix or to a stereo channel. The connectors are placed on the top surface for easy plugging and patching, and the construction, with individual circuit boards firmly nutted to the top panel, is as rock solid as Allen and Heath’s top of the range ML Series mixers.

Internal FX
16 separate effects have been crafted into the ZED-FX range. These include Delay and Reverb, Ping-Pong delay, a selection of reverbs with different room/hall/arena properties, a flanger and a chorus. All have been designed to complement the material the engineer is working with. Each of the effects has a parameter which can be altered: pre-delay can be adjusted, room sizes tweaked, and flanger speed dialled-in. Five of the effects can have their tempo tapped in, and the output auditioned by the FX PFL.

Based on the proven pre-amps from the hugely successful PA series, the ZED series has new DuoPreTM pre-amps, which use a two stage design, with carefully controlled amounts of gain in each stage. When amplifying the signal from the XLR input, the gain range is huge - 69dB of range to be exact - and is very evenly distributed around the gain control, meaning better control of signal level. Most of the gain comes from the first stage, so unwanted noise is kept to a minimum. Line level signals are simply plugged into the second stage of the pre-amp by using the line input jack socket, which has the great advantage of less noise when using the line input.

USB audio flexibility
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 PC 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! Quality audio to and from your PC or Mac. Three switches provide different send/return configurations for recording, playback and utilising external FX.

SONAR LE - provided Free!
Allen and Heath has teamed up with Cakewalk to bundle SONAR LE with this ZED mixer. The two team up together in many ways - for example straightforward recording of a stereo mix, recording tracks individually to build up a song, or for inserting a SONAR LE effects plug-in.

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Phone:  800-431-2609 Warranty:  1 Year

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Customer Reviews

Review: Mark R. Sacramento, CA Submitted: 3/12/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Excellent quality, great sound, easy to use
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Product Review

Purchased this mixer 4 years ago. It is by far the best I have ever used. It took a few minutes to learn some of the functions, but overall operates much like any other mixer. The connections are straight forward, I use Mogami cables and KRK 8" monitors with sub woofer and the sound reproduction is amazing - true to input. The 100mm faders are great quality, the effects are acceptable, particularly for built in FX, the mic-pre's (with switchable phantom power available) are as good as I have ever heard from on board pre's. The number of in & out connections are more than enough for home studio use (6 Mic/line & 4 stereo ins, 2 main outs, 4 aux outs, mono out, record & alt out, 2 headphone outs - 1/4" & 1/8" as well as ST & 2TRK returns)

Review: Tom Allen Submitted: 11/4/2014

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer


Great Mixer!

Product Review

As a Songwriter Musician for the past 15 years, I've always used mixers to connect my guitars, keyboards, and percussion on the front end before going out to my audio interface. I've found this ZED 12FX to be the most user friendly mixer I've ever worked with. I've always worked with Mackie and Yamaha mixers and finally decided to give A and H a try because of their great reputation. The build quality, sound and ease of use are very commendable on all of their mixers and you can't go wrong with any of them. I chose the 12 FX because of it's capabilities and features and because I don't need any more connections than this compact mixer provides.

Review: Tom from Mt. Sterling, Ky, Submitted: 11/13/2011

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


my first mixer

only had it about a month, but it appears to be built to last.

straight forward design. durable suface to work on. a quality product. like the mute buttons and range of the sliders.

started in use immediately. very user friendly. taking my time to learn the 'ins and outs', but so far there are no issues.

great tone with wonderful effects.

will know in time since it's new.

Your general opinion of this product.

using it with my powered speaker [electro-voice 112p]and it has already received good comments from those who have heard it. provides good clarity and device separation through the individual settings.

Review: johnstauros from perry hall, MD USA, Submitted: 2/8/2011

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


beautiful sound reproduction

had it for a year- no issues... reviews say it will outlive me!

fantastic effects- long sliders for precise control... wouldn't change a thing

plug and play... couldn't be easier

reproduces sound just as it is put in... thats how it should be

had it for a year- no issues... reviews say it will outlive me!

Your general opinion of this product.

will be my last mixer-

Review: Anthony Bigs from Brooklyn, New York, Submitted: 5/15/2010

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Been drooling over this for 3 years...

I'm currently thinking about purchasing a bigger board possible the FireWire one because I'm don't think I'm gonna get another interface... Not after this...

The best features of this mixer is the USB implimentation... The fact that it can plug and play is the best... From windows 7 to mac osx it works with out an issue...

This product was intimidating at first but thumbing through the manual it was up and running quickly...

This mixer sounds incredible... From day one it has an incredible sound... I've been running all my final mixes thru it to see what it sounds like and it's incredible...

I've had this board for about 3 months and it's rocking... I spilled juice on it and it still works flawlessly...

Your general opinion of this product.

This is my latest toy and I can't wait to begin recording with it... At this moment it's in my production studio... Everything sounds great going thru this board...

Review: Stage Geek from Lees Summit, MO, USA Submitted: 2/11/2010

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Great effects, Great Board for the buck

Excellent construction and well engineered components.

Allen & Heath really put some work into providing some nice sounding on-board effects in this board.

Nice layout, novice users can take it out of the box & put it to use without a manual. The manual was extremely helpful for the effects & USB routing.

It's Allen & Heath... Need I say more.

So far, so good.

Your general opinion of this product.

You can't beat the features, layout, & the sound quality of this board in it's price range. Trust me, I carefully shopped before buying this...


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