Allen and Heath ZED-18 - Worn Aged USB Mixing Desk

Allen and Heath ZED-18 - Worn Aged USB Mixing Desk 3D model


Created with & intended for use within Blender

A highly detailed reproduction of this fabulous compact USB Mixing Desk from Allen & Heath, Modelled to give a worn, aged & well used look to this unit, 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 :)

The Channel Faders and Main Faders are rigged via Emptys which are you used to control their position. You must enable Normal orientation on these Emptys so they follow the correct path along the desk itself

They are constrained to their Minimum and Maximum limits and also ensure correct orientation to the main Console by using these Emptys as controllers

Every detail of the ZED-18 has been faithfully Modelled to give an accurate representation of the real unit

I have Modelled this unit to show signs of wear, tear and no doubt abuse over many years and sessions


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

Renders are all Cycles unless otherwise shown as EEVEE

Modeled in Blender 2.79

Fully tested in Blender 2.80/2.93 including EEVEE Render Engine (See Documentation)

Please note if you are using EEVEE:

You may need to go into the Render Properties Tab - Performance - Enable High Quality Normals

Real world scale: 64 x 26 x 63 cm

All Modifiers closed

Scene includes 3 lights on Layer 2

The HDRI used for the Renders is not included

This is a .blend file (Unzipped .7z)

Please kindly note: This Model has been created for Blender and may not show correctly in other Software

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

Please read the Documentation below

Thanks for your interest & support!



How to import this Model Into Blender/ Your Blender Scene:

Unzip ZED_18.7z

After you have extracted the file:

  1. Open Blender

  2. Go to File........find and open ZED_18.Blend

If you are adding (Appending) the Model to a current scene:

  1. Select: Append

  2. Go To Your ZED_18 Folder Location

  3. Open: ZED_18.blend

  4. Select these Objects from the menu as follows: (see images)



Main _Faders

Main _Faders _Control


Once you have selected all 5 Objects just press Append from library (Top right)

Your done :)

Remember, you need the Fader Control Emptys to manipulate the faders to be orientated in the Normal direction

Blender Version 2.79 used to create the Model

Tested in 2.80 and with Eevee

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 :)

All Textures/images and associated files are included/Packed within the Blender file

The Scene includes three lights on layer 2

The Objects are named accordingly within the Outliner

All modifiers are closed

Note for EEVEE users:

You may need to go into the Render Properties Tab - Performance - Enable High Quality Normals

If you are using the Eevee Render Engine the Glass Materials will need to be adjusted in the Materials Tab as follows:

Render Panel: Turn on screen Space Reflections

Check the Refraction box

Then for each of the following Materials:





Change the Blend Mode to: Alpha Hashed

Check Screen Space Refraction

This will now give realistic Glass to the LED Lights

If you are using Cycles you need do nothing

If you intend to scale this Model up you may have to apply Delta Transforms

Please note again this is a .blend file

Hope you enjoy this Model!

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

Thanks again for your interest!


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Allen and Heath ZED-18 - Worn Aged USB Mixing Desk
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  • Blender 2.79-2.80 (.blend)17.4 MBVersion: 2.79-2.80Renderer: Cycles or Eevee

    3D Model details

    • Publish date2020-12-12
    • Model ID#2755526
    • Animated
    • Rigged approved
    • VR / AR / Low-poly
    • PBR
    • Geometry Polygon mesh
    • Polygons 95,279
    • Vertices 107,153
    • Textures
    • Materials
    • UV Mapping
    • Unwrapped UVs Non-overlapping
    • Plugins used