The Allen & Heath Zed-6FX promises to be a compact, budget mixer with good pre's and selectable headphone monitor outs, from a quality brand. Matt Vanacoro finds out how well it really performs.
Price: $179 Pros: Great build quality, simple design, transparent pres, selectable ¼” impedance on inputs, selectable headphone monitoring Cons: At first glance, this price point gets you more features in budget mixer offerings. You’re paying for build quality and preamp headroom here. Fortunately, the Zed delivers on both points. Web:http://www.allen-heath.com/ahproducts/zed-6fx/
Matt Vanacoro is one of New Yorkâ€™s premier musicans. Matt has collaborated as a keyboardist in studio and on stage with artists such as Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Mark Wood (Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Mark Rivera (Billy Joel Band), Aaron Carter, Amy Regan, Jay Azzolina, Marcus Ratzenboeck (Tantric), KeKe Palmer, C-Note, Jordan Knight and many others. He has appeared on many a recording with a variety of artists, as well as had his own music featured in films by Lionsgate Studios.