Allen & Heath ZED-18 Analog Mixing Desk

by MagicCGIStudios in Models


A highly detailed reproduction of this fabulous USB Mixing Desk from Allen & Heath, if your into playing live music or recording studio music then you will know all about these types of products. Allen & Heath are one of the most respected brands within the industry, you now have the chance to own one of these beauties ( albeit virtually!) for a fraction of the price :)

Please have a look at my You Tube Video ( Rendered in 2.8 with Eevee)


The Channel Faders and Main Faders are Rigged via `Emptys` which are you used to Control their position. They are constrained to their Minimum and Maximum limits and also ensure correct orientation to the main Console:

Channel Faders Minimum:

Channel Faders Maximum:

Main Faders Minimum:

Main Faders Maximum:

Both Faders Central: 

Every detail of the ZED-18 has been faithfully modeled:

10 mono channels
Neutrik mic XLR
Neutrik 1/4 inch jacks
Channel insert
Super wide gain ‘DuoPre’ mic line input
3 band EQ with MusiQ
4 auxes
Illuminated mute
Sound image pan
Illuminated PFL & peak warning indicator
ALPS 100mm faders
4 stereo channels with 2-band EQ
Stereo returns & playback
All inputs with level control
12 bar meters
Mono/stereo function on auxes 1&2
Monitor output section
Alt stereo output source
Configurable USB stereo audio in/out
Global +48V phantom power
Rack ears 

Hope you enjoy my model as much as I did creating it, any comments are most welcome

By purchasing this Model you are also supporting the Blender Foundation

Thank you for looking and have a great day :)

How To Import This model Into Blender/ Your Blender Scene:

Unzip "Allen_Heath_ZED18.7z"

(7zip if you dont have it can be downloaded here :  ....its free.

After you have extracted the file

1.Open Blender

2.Go to File........find and open `Allen_Heath_ZED18.Blend`

If you are adding the Model to a current scene :

3.Select: Append

4.Go To Your Allen_Heath_ZED18 Folder Location

5.Open: Allen_Heath_ZED18.blend

6. Select the Objects :

Once you have selected all 5 Objects just press `Append from library`

Your done :)

(Remember you need the Fader Control Emptys to manipulate the faders)

If the Sliders do not follow the angle of the desk change the Fader Control Emptys Transform Orientation to `Normal` :

Blender Version 2.79 used to create the Model

The model is Rigged for control of the Faders

Substance Painter 2 used to Texture the side panels

I have tested this in 2.8 and no known issues :)

Some of the provided images were rendered with the Eevee engine ( Love it!)

 All textures/images and associated files are included within the Blender file.

 The Scene includes two lights and a camera ( all on layer 2 )

The Objects are named accordingly within the Outliner

All modifiers are closed

Hope you enjoy and find this product useful

 Please message me if you have any questions and i will do my upmost to help.

Thank you.

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