Allen & Heath's ZED-16FX is ideal for groups who need to travel light. It gives musicians and venues and access to 10 full mono channels, 3 stereo channels and a high quality FX unit in a compact, rack-mountable format. Configurable USB audio in/out makes it easy to capture stereo recordings. Just plug in a USB, select the USB routing on the mixer and the device on your computer and that's it! Get CD-quality audio to and from your PC or Mac. Switches and connection through jack socket terminals provide different send/return configurations. ZED-16FX features a responsive 3-band, swept mid frequency EQ design which utilizes MusiQ, with optimized slope (or Q factor) for equalizing individual instruments. ZED-16FX has an essential selection of 16 time-delay effects, designed for small groups who don't want to carry around an effects unit with their gear. These effects are available nowhere else at this price point; this quality and integration is only available from the ZED-FX. ZED effects are easily controlled using 3 buttons with 9 display LEDs. For example, the ideal delay time can be quickly tapped-in, or the perfect amount of reverb on the lead vocal can be dialed-in. There is one-stop navigation and editing; in fact, it's just as easy as using effects pedals. To alter effects parameters, the TAP button is held down and the up/down buttons pressed to adjust the specific parameter for that effect. ZED-16FX has DuoPre 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. Cakewalk SONAR X1 LE is included with ZED-16FX, so you can immediately start to use it to create your own music. Simply add a PC and it couldn't be easier to get going. You'll be able to record from your ZED mixer, create tracks and arrange songs, then play back to ZED via the USB port.