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Alto Professional ZMX122FX | 8 Channel Compact Audio Mixing Desk with Built-In Effects, Four XLR Microphone Inputs and Two Stereo Inputs
- A Mixer For Any Occasion: Sixteen total inputs with phantom powered XLR inputs on channels 1-4 - perfect for musicians looking for a compact mixing console for studio, podcast or live sound use
- Superior Sound Quality: High headroom circuitry offering extra dynamic range and ultra-low-noise for the best performance from your studio microphones
- Tweak Your Sound: Warm, natural three-band EQ on all channels for adding studio grade processing to all inputs including your dynamic, ribbon and condenser microphone signals
- The Ins & Outs: 1/4” Main, Control Room, Headphone & Aux outputs for flexible signal routing; Four mic input channels with XLR and balanced line inputs; two additional stereo input channels
- Studio Quality Built In Effects: 256 onboard 24-bit DSP effects from Alesis including reverb, delay, chorus and phaser; Footswitch input for effects on/off (footswitch sold separately)
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High headroom, low noise
All Alto Professional ZEPHYR ZMX mixers are designed with high headroom and ultra low-noise, discrete mic preamps so you always get the full dynamic range of your mix every time.
- High headroom circuitry offering extra dynamic range
Alto Professional ZMX122FX
8-Channel Compact Mixer With Effects
The ZMX122FX packs an enormous amount of features into a very compact space, but we took a no-compromise approach where the purity of your mix is concerned. This compact mixer brings the same standard of quality to your performances as our top-of-the-line models. The Alto Pro ZMX122FX has professional-grade mixing features with a go-anywhere attitude.
- Expanded channel count perfect for small groups or sub-mixes
- On-board Alesis digital effects with 256 variations
- Ultra-low-noise discrete mic preamps
Professional Mixing Features
The ZMX122FX is an eight-channel, two-bus mixer with all the essential inputs, outputs, and EQ for any and all live shows. It features 4 XLR inputs, 2 aux sends per-channel, a three-band EQ and more!
Choose from room and space delays, small and large hall acoustics, plate and spring reverbs, flangers, chorus effects and more! The ZMX122FX offers 16 effects to build, tweak, and dial in your sound.
Visualize Your Mix
Blue, red, yellow and white pots are easy to identify in dim lighting. The bright LED indicators for output level, peak, and phantom power assist in making sure that visual cues compliment what you're hearing.
Versatile Inputs and Outputs
The ZMX122FX is the audio swiss army knife you need. Plug in microphones, keyboards, drum machines, MP3 or CD players, or audio from a DVD player. Choose the ZMX122FX as the center of your live performances
Footswitch input for effects on/off (sold separately)
- ZEPHYR mixer
- Power adapter
- Quickstart Guide
- Safety Instructions & Warranty Information booklet
16 total inputs including XLR jacks w/ phantom power on ch. 1-4.
4 mic input channels with gold-plated XLR and balanced line inputs.
Two stereo input channels with balanced TRS jacks.
2 aux sends per channel for external effects and monitoring.
2-bus design with Main and Control Room 1/4” stereo outputs.
- 3-band EQ on each channel
|Input Amount||6 total inputs||12 total inputs||16 total inputs|
|Stereo TRS Inputs||2 stereo input channels with balanced TRS jacks||2 stereo input channels with balanced TRS jacks||2 stereo input channels with balanced TRS jacks|
|Aux Inputs/Outputs||1 stereo aux input/output||2 stereo aux input/output||2 stereo aux input/output|
|XLR Inputs||1 XLR Input||2 XLR Inputs||4 XLR Inputs|
|Built-in FX||Reverbs, flangers, chorus effects and more|
|Unbalanced Main Outputs||✓||✓||✓|
|CTRL Room Output||✓||✓|
|3 Band EQ||✓||✓|
|2 Band EQ||✓|
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|Item Dimensions||12.76 x 5.94 x 15.51 inches||9.53 x 8.66 x 1.85 inches||15.75 x 5.2 x 14.17 inches||12.17 x 4.17 x 16.02 inches||9.53 x 8.66 x 1.85 inches||11.8 x 12.6 x 4.3 inches|
|Item Weight||4.85 lbs||4.59 lbs||7.47 lbs||3.31 lbs||4.74 lbs||—|
Professional Grade Mixing with a Small Footprint
The ZEPHYR ZMX122FX is an 8-channel, 2-bus mixer with all the essential inputs, outputs, and EQ for solo gigs and multimedia studios. It features four mono channels with microphone inputs (including Phantom Power), balanced TRS inputs with three-band EQs, plus two stereo channels, each with two balanced TRS inputs. There's even a two-track input/output for added connectivity to external media players and recorders. In a nutshell, the ZMX122FX is the perfect compact take-anywhere professional mixer.
The ZMX122FX is the ideal mixer for quick, hassle-free easy setup. Not only can you plug dynamic, condenser, and wireless microphones into the first four channels, but you also get two stereo channel inputs for keyboards, drum machines, and other instruments within your live arsenal. You can even plug in your MP3 player, CD players, or audio from a DVD player into the CD/TAPE input and hook-up to external recorders via the 2-track output.
Whatever your situation demands, relax in the knowledge that ZMX122FX’s arsenal of inputs and outputs accommodates any scenario with ease. As well as the main stereo outputs, ZMX122FX also includes a dedicated control room output to send to a second pair of reference monitors. It’s easy to see why so many live performers and multimedia specialists choose the ZMX122FX as the audio central command for their live performances, home studios, or video suites.
256 Onboard Effects
Regardless of what you're mixing, give your mix a professional edge with 256 onboard 24-bit DSP effects designed in partnership with Alesis. The ZMX122FX offers 16 variations of 16 professional Alesis effects from which to build, tweak, and dial in your sound. There's even a footswitch input so you can bypass all effects hands-free (footswitch not included).
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I DID notice that everything was much Brighter through this ALTO ZMX862 Mixer then in my old Peavy6, so I had to dial down the mids and the highs a bit more, but that could mean that this Mixer has a much higher effective Bandwidth. The Peavey had great Total Harmonic Distortion specs (THD), and the ALTO ZMX862 Mixer wasn’t spec’d for THD, but I haven’t noticed any blurring or fogginess in the audio. After ‘dialing it in’ the ALTO ZMX862 Mixer sounds great.
Now, something about how Useful the ALTO ZMX862 Mixer is – I was using the Old Peavey to Mix IPOD Audio in with my Guitar and then running Both the IPOD and the Guitar Audio back through my Guitar Amp (a Fender Mustang III)… you know, instead of having separate speakers for the ‘Music’ and for the Guitar, I was using just the Guitar Amp. The way it works in detail is I got the ‘Conditioned’ Guitar Signal from the Amp’s FX Send and ran it to one of the Peavey’s Mic Inputs (mono). From the Peavey Mixer I ran the Mixed Signal back to the Amp’s FX Return through the Peavey’s own FX Send (and from there in the Amp it goes to the Final Power Amplification and then to the Speaker, and so the nice Clean IPOD Music isn’t ‘stepped on’ by ‘Guitar Effects’.). To keep the Peavey Working all the way through to the Main Out and the Headphone Out, I ‘Split’ the Peavey’s FX Send signal and plugged it back into the Mixer’s own FX Return Input (FX Sends need FX Returns, or that’s the end of the Line). But the new ALTO ZMX862 Mixer works a bit differently. With the ALTO ZMX862 Mixer to do the same thing with the Guitar Amp’s FX Send and Return and with the Mixers effective Send and Return, you use the AUX Circuits. You still run the Amp’s FX Send to a Mic Input (mono), but the ALTO ZMX862 Mixer has an “AUX Send” and the connector marked “2 FX”. It is a STEREO Send, and my Mustang III FX Return is a Mono, but all you have to do to convert a Stereo Out to a Mono Out is shove a ¼ inch Mono Plug into the Mixer Stereo Jack, and it all comes out Mono in the end. I originally tried using the Control Room Out for the Return Signal to my Amp’s FX Return, and although it did ‘kind of work’, it effectively locked in the Headphone Volume from the ALTO ZMX862 Mixer to the Main Level and Control Room Volume, which I had to adjust way down in order to not overdrive the Mustang III amplifier. I wasn’t getting much headphone amplitude that way. That is what made me think of using the AUX Circuits – there seems to be Volume Controls Everywhere in the AUX Circuit, so you can balance all the Volumes and keep the headphone volume on a different branch of the circuit. It was all very handy, as soon as I figured out what it was all for.
But yes, this new ALTO ZMX862 Mixer works a lot better in this application. With the old Peavey, I had to keep the Master Volume of the Amp really low because the Peavey Signal into the Amp could not be adjusted down far enough so that the Amp had a chance to work in its Sweet Spot. My next project will be running a mixed audio signal to a Video Camera, and so the ability to set those Output Levels will definitely come in handy there too.
I love this new ALTO ZMX862 Mixer. But if anything squirrelly happens ‘down the road’ I will be sure to come back and take off a few Stars and explain why.
Over view the Mixer is small and compact but looks good to any Podcast or recording system.
After really looking a this unit I see it as a Podcast /Webcast mixer at a great price and 100% perfect for
a podcast. I highly advice using the XLR jack with phantom power, some microphones say 48V , my 48V Microphones had no problems with this mixer and medium setting it was perfect for my use. The gain was only set at 10DB I had up to 50 to use on gain so plenty of power.
The mixer is designed to work with mono- or stereo inputs and has an stereo/mono Aux in and out. There is zero interference or humms and it is located 2feet from a florescent light with no problems. Its solid with a little weight to it does not feel cheap at at 49.00 its allot of mixer in compact unit. What I can do with this unit is use the XLR jack with phantom power Mic, has input from my pc music and also allow calls to come in all for my podcast why the extra inputs do not have an EQ I found they are not needed. Has a nice output level light as well.
A neat addition to this is taking the aux inputs and allowing them to go to the headphones, or to mix or both. with two buttons.
Great price, simple setup simple to operate, has a XLR jack with phantom power which works great.
Small enough for a desk, but enough options for novice or hobby users.
Built tough has many uses and perfect for podcast. No interference or humm reported on other brand mixer in this price range.
I will say it has a nice cool factor with the way its setup all knobs are color coordinated for easy identification.
Line inputs have level and l/r adjustments.
Cons: I guess if there was one it has just one XLR jack with phantom power,
not that you need two microphones and there are two other 1/4 jacks where one nonXLR jack mic could be used I tried and it works ok.
Final notes: This is solid and built for professional use, but does not have all options the ones over $100.00 do.
That said for $49.00 its great deal and has highest ratings of any mixer in its price and class.
At this price even though there is only one XLR jack with phantom power, you could afford two of them.
I " HIGHLY RECOMMEND " this mixer its great.
Top reviews from other countries
Plugging a pair of mono jacks into Channels 2 and 3 (one pair for iMac and one pair for piano), it worked a charm. The audio was as crisp as listening direct through headphones at each source. There was no interference or latency.
It wasn't until I analysed my setup after a long day building my 'studio' that I was missing a trick. I switched over to using my high-end headphones (Sennheiser HD650's) and they are a little heavy in the low end when playing piano. It was my intention however to use these, so I moved the piano (with a mono cable) onto channel 1. Channel 1 is the only channel which offers equalizer options to adjust mid range and low (bass).
Having done this, I thought I was onto a winner....and I could use my decent headphones after turning down the low end. However, I was greeted with a hissy, hollow sound which was by far inferior to that which I witnessed on channel 2 and 3 (the ones without EQ options).
After experimenting with different cables, I came up fruitless. No matter what I tried, this bad sound remained.
As such, despite the great sound on channel 2 and 3, I've found the need to return this unit in favour of the Behringer Xenyx Q802USB for £14 more which features EQ on 4 channels (2 mono channels and two stereo), with the bonus of compression on the mono channels. Hopefully, with this Behringer mixer, I'll be able to witness clear sound and be able to bring down the low end so that I can use my premium headphones. Despite the EQ being present on the stereo (which I'll use), I'll also be testing the mono channels to see if my results differ.
Overall, this is a great little unit. I didn't have an opportunity to test the Aux out / in, but from what I witnessed of channel 2 and 3, it does a damn good job, but sadly the experience of channel 1 lets it down.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 6, 2019
I am no expert so a better manual would have come in handy, something to explain what the different dials do and what to expect, but after a bit of playing, i seem to have the hang of it.
Would definitely recommend.
From experience, the weakest point is the output cable of the power supply. It will eventually break from fatigue at its exit point from the cable guard at the 'plug top'. All the user can do is wrap the flex as lose as possible when packing the kit away. Note, this is a world wide issue with power supplies, in my view, and is certainly not specific to Alto.