By PSW Staff • March 22, 2010 IK Multimedia AmpliTube Allen & Heath has announced a partnership with IK Multimedia to bundle its Amplitube X-Gear software with the newly launched ZED-10 and ZED-10FX mini USB mixers. Allen & Heath will ship the new ZED models with a full version of Amplitube X-Gear, a fully modular and expandable amp and FX modeling software system, which can operate as a plug-in or a stand-alone application. The software is a good companion for the ZED-10 and ZED-10FX models, which feature two high impedance discrete Class A FET inputs, allowing an instrument to be plugged directly into the mixer, emulating the valve/tube input circuitry commonly found on instrument combos or amplifiers. “The modelling capability of X-Gear, and the guitar and bass specific Class A FET pre-amps on the ZED-10 and ZED-10FX, make for an incredible combination,” comments ZED designer, Mike Griffin. “Together they provide the home studio guitarist, solo artist or band with the complete package to produce great quality guitar performances.” Allen & Heath Website IK Multimedia Website Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: Allen & Heath Amplitube IK Multimedia Mixers Software USB · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.