Allen & Heath’s ZEDi-8 gives musicians, recording artists and venues the ruggedness and hands-on control of an analog mixer, paired with the versatility and convenience of a 2×2 USB interface. Whether it’s bouncing ideas around at home, performing live or recording tracks to share on YouTube and Sound cloud, ZEDi-8 is a versatile companion for every step of the creative journey. Featuring the new GSPre boutique preamp design, the ZED boasts exceptionally low noise and massive headroom, with a signature analog warmth and depth. Guitarists will be pleased to know that ZEDi-8 comes with a pair of Guitar DI high impedance inputs, allowing guitars to be plugged straight into the mixer without the hassle and expense of carrying separate DI boxes. ZEDi-8 offers the best of both worlds, incorporating a studio quality 2 in/2 out, 24-bit/96kHz USB audio interface for hassle-free recording and playback to/from a Mac or PC, or to an iOS device using the iOS camera kit. The USB output source can be set up in several different ways to match your workflow. ZEDi-8 is class compliant with Mac and iOS. ZEDi-8 comes with the acclaimed Cubase LE software, and it also comes bundled with the Cubasis LE app. Cubasis LE is the compact version of Steinberg’s streamlined, multi touch sequencer for the iPad, providing the same look and feel of its bigger brother Cubasis. Specially designed for quick and easy operation, Cubasis LE makes recording, editing and mixing a breeze. ZEDi-8 features an exceptional new preamp design, created by analog guru Mike Griffin, and developed from his highly acclaimed GS-R24 studio-recording console. Known as GSPre, the preamps deliver exceptionally low noise and massive headroom, and the warmth and depth that Allen & Heath’s analog range is famous for. For tonal shaping, the precise MusiQ EQ controls have been carefully calibrated for responsiveness and precision, making it easy to enhance each musical source.