Product Code: ALZED-R16/X
Manufacturer: Allen & Heath
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Our Price £1,998.99INC
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The ZED-R16 is a superbly equipped console with all the crucial parts of the recording process in one box. The best performing preamp in Allen & Heath's entire range is packaged with a high quality analogue to Firewire interface and the most extensive EQ on any mixer at this price point (or even twice the price!). An analogue channel strip so well featured, which sounds this good, is a real find at this level.
ZED-R16 combines an analogue recording mixer with a FireWire soundcard, MIDI controls and ingenious ‘home-studio' routing so you can build tracks in the studio, record live gigs, mix-down, remix... all through warm analogue circuitry, 4 band fully parametric classic British EQ and out to crisp, precise digital format.
ZED-R16 combines an imaginative feature set with professional build quality to create the ideal centrepiece for any project studio with big ideas, or larger studios with dedicated live rooms. Control room speaker and alternate speaker outputs, plus two separate artist monitor feeds are provided. In addition to the digital inter face, two analogue recording outputs are also available. The ZED-R16 even has a dedicated internal condenser talkback mic. Features such as the dual function audio/MIDI faders and built in sequencer transport were dreamed up by engineers here at A&H who have home studios themselves, so they've made sure they've built in features they really need.
The internal soundcard features 18 FireWire inputs and 18 outputs plus 16 ADAT I/O. Each channel on the mixer has its own independent soundcard channel so instruments can be recorded simultaneously (pre or post EQ) and into the sequencer separately. To minimise clock jitter and provide synchronicity between the ZED-R16 and other devices, the mixer is equipped with the professional JetPLLTM digital audio chipset.
In addition to multi-track recording, the ZED-R16 allows mixing down in analogue, then recording back into the computer in digital. The bundled SONAR LE software makes this a breeze. The story doesn't stop here however - ZED-R16 can be a versatile live FOH mixer too. In this mode, its 4 aux buses become foldback feeds and FX sends, and the main XLR outputs feed the PA system. Recording the live gig is straightforward; the record feed signal can be easily assigned using the four buttons next to the faders.We've included Cakewalk SONAR LE with ZED-R16 so you can start recording your own music today with the most complete introductory music production software for Windows PC. Based on Cakewalk's award-winning SONAR X3 digital audio workstation, SONAR LE has been enhanced with cutting-edge instruments, effects, and creative tools to make creating your own music as simple and intuitive as possible, no matter what your experience level.
• 32 audio tracks
• 64 MIDI tracks
• Seamlessly record, edit and mix using award-winning Skylight Interface
• Edit audio and MIDI intelligently with Smart Tool
• Premium Cakewalk instruments including full Studio Instruments suite and Square I
• Mix using a professional Console view and 10 studio-quality effects
• 1 GB of content including loops, MIDI Groove Clips and templates
• Save and share music using Gobbler,YouTube Export and SoundCloud
We've included Cakewalk SONAR X1 LE with ZED-R16 so you can immediately start to use it to create your own music.
• Powered by SONAR X1
• 32 audio tracks
• 64 MIDI tracks
• 8 simultaneous inputs and outputs
• 24-bit/96 kHz audio quality
• 24 simultaneous effects
• 8 simultaneous virtual instruments
|Mono channel (XLR) Input||-6 to –60dBu for nominal (+14dBu in max)|
|Mono channel Line Input (Jack socket)||+14 to –40dBu (+34dBu maximum)|
|Insert point (TRS Jack socket)||0dBu nominal +21dBu maximum|
|Stereo Input (Jack sockets)||0dBu nominal (control = Off to +10dB)|
|Stereo input (phono sockets)||0dBu nominal (control = Off to +10dB)|
|2 Track Input (phono sockets)||0dBu nominal +21dBu maximum|
|Main (2 Track 1) L-R (XLR)||+4dBu nominal. +27dBu maximum.|
|L-R Insert (TRS Jack socket)||0dBu nominal +21dBu maximum|
|2 Track 2 Outputs (Jack sockets)||0dBu nominal. +21dBu maximum.|
|All other analogue outputs||0 nominal +21dBu maximum|
|Analogue Headroom from nominal (0Vu)||21dB|
|Digital converter headroom from nominal analogue (0Vu)||16dB|
|Mic in to Mix L/R Out, 30dB gain||+/-0.5dB 20Hz to 140kHz.|
|Line in to Mix L/R out 0dB gain||+/-0.5dB 20Hz to 20kHz|
|Stereo in to Mix L/R out||+/-0.5dB 20Hz to 40kHz|
|Mic in to Mix L/R Out, 6dB gain 1kHz +10dBu out||0.0025%|
|Mic in to Mix L/R Out, 30dB gain 1kHz||0.0045%|
|Line in to Mix L/R out 0dB gain +10dBu 1kHz||0.003%|
|Stereo in to Mix L/R out 0dB gain +10dBu 1kHz||0.004%|
|Analogue to Digital conversion||24bit 114dB dynamic range (A wtd)|
|Digital to Analogue conversion||24bit 118dB dynamic range (A wtd)|
|Sample Rate||44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz|
|Mix Noise, LR out, 16 channels routed, Ref +4dBu, 22-22kHz||88dB (-84dBu)|
|Mix Noise, Aux 1-4 out, sends minimum, masters at unity 22-22kHz||-86dBu|
|Mic Pre EIN @ 60dB gain 150R input Z 22-22kHz||-128.5dBu|
|Note on/note off||0-127|
|MIDI switches||Note on/note off|
|Transport control||MIDI Machine Control|
|MIDI channel||Default = 16. User settable|
DIGITAL I/O CONFIGURATION
|FireWire/ADAT Sw||Sample Rate (kHz)||FireWire Channels||ADAT Channels|
|FireWire||44.1 & 48||18 + 18||8 + 8|
|FireWire||88.2 & 96||16 + 16||None|
|ADAT||44.1||None||16 + 16|
|ADAT||48||None||16 + 16|
|XP||P4/equiv or higher||2.8GHz or higher||1GB or higher|
|Vista||Core 2 Duo or higher||2GHz or higher||2GB or higher|
|OSX 10.4.11/10.5.2+||Intel or PPC||2 GHz or higher||1GB or higher|
We are constantly updating the list of software applications that the ZED-R16 can be used with, so it's best to check the website for the up to date list. Also you should be able to find project templates already setup for ZED-R16, along with MIDI maps or mapping information for various DAWs and audio applications. At the time of writing this guide, we have successfully tested ZED-R16 audio and MIDI communication with:
(For running SONAR LE on a Windows computer. The system requirements for connecting to ZED-R16 are documented separately)
|Operating System||Windows XP||Windows XP/Vista/Vista x64|
|Processor Speed||Intel® Pentium® 4 1.3 GHz, or AMD™ Athlon XP 1500+ or higher||Intel® Pentium® 4 2.8 GHz [EM64T], or AMD™ Athlon 64 2800+or higher|
|RAM||256 MB||1 GB or higher|
|Graphics (resolution, color depth)||1024 x 768, 16-bit colour||1280 x 960, 32-bit colour|
|Hard Disk Space||100 MB for core program||2 GB for program and content|
|Hard Disk Type||Any||EIDE/Ultra DMA (7200 RPM) or SATA|
|Audio Interface||Windows-compatible||WDM- or ASIO-compatible, including WaveRT for Vista|
|Optical Drive||DVD-ROM, DVD+/-R, or DVD+/-RW for installation, CD-R or CDRW capability required for CD audio disc burning|
|Sample Rate||Buffer Size||Each way latency|
With years of experience supplying Businesses, Government Organisations, Charities, Schools, Colleges and Universities, we invite you to take advantage of our knowledge to help you make an informed choice, ensuring you are purchasing the best music products for your needs. With specialists in PA Systems, Pro Audio & Live Sound equipment on hand to answer calls and emails, you're in the best possible hands.
Contact us now to discuss your requirements or to request a quotation. Additional discounts may apply for educational establishments or size and value of order.
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