MixWizard WZ4 16:2 and WZ4 12:2

USER GUIDE

Publication AP8665
Limited One Year Warranty
This product is warranted to be free from defects in materials or workmanship for
period of one year from the date of purchase by the original owner.
To ensure a high level of performance and reliability for which this equipment has been
designed and manufactured, read this User Guide before operating. In the event of a
failure, notify and return the defective unit to ALLEN & HEATH Limited or its
authorised agent as soon as possible for repair under warranty subject to the following
conditions
Conditions Of Warranty
The equipment has been installed and operated in accordance with the instructions in
this User Guide.
The equipment has not been subject to misuse either intended or accidental, neglect,
or alteration other than as described in the User Guide or Service Manual, or approved
by ALLEN & HEATH.
Any necessary adjustment, alteration or repair has been carried out by ALLEN &
HEATH or its authorised agent.
This warranty does not cover fader wear and tear.
The defective unit is to be returned carriage prepaid to ALLEN & HEATH or its
authorised agent with proof of purchase.
Units returned should be packed to avoid transit damage.
In certain territories the terms may vary. Check with your ALLEN & HEATH agent for
any additional warranty which may apply.

This product complies with the European Electromagnetic Compatibility directive 2004/108/EC
and the European Low Voltage directive 2006/95/EC.

This product has been tested to EN55103 Parts 1 & 2 2009 for use in Environments E1, E2,
E3, and E4 to demonstrate compliance with the protection requirements in the European
EMC directive 2004/108/EC. During some tests the specified performance figures of the
product were affected. This is considered permissible and the product has been passed as
acceptable for its intended use. Allen & Heath has a strict policy of ensuring all products
are tested to the latest safety and EMC standards. Customers requiring more information
about EMC and safety issues can contact Allen & Heath.

NOTE: Any changes or modifications to the console not approved by Allen & Heath
could void the compliance of the console and therefore the users authority to operate it.

Allen & Heath WZ4 16:2 and 12:2 User Guide AP8665 Issue 1
Copyright © 2013 Allen & Heath Limited. All rights reserved

Allen & Heath Limited
Kernick Industrial Estate, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9LU, UK

http://www.allen-heath.com

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Safety Instructions

WARNING - Read the following before proceeding :

CAUTION

ATTENTION: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE - NE PAS OUVRIR
Read instructions: Retain these safety and operating instructions for future reference. Adhere to all
warnings printed here and on the console. Follow the operating instructions print-
ed in this User Guide.

Do not remove cover: Operate the console with its covers correctly fitted. Disconnect mains power by
unplugging the power cord if the cover needs to be removed for setting internal
options. Refer this work to competent technical personnel only.

Power sources: Connect the console to a mains power unit only of the type described in this User
Guide and marked on the rear panel. Use the power cord with sealed mains plug
appropriate for your local mains supply as provided with the console. If the pro-
vided plug does not fit into your outlet consult your service agent for assistance.

Power cord routing: Route the power cord so that it is not likely to be walked on, stretched or
pinched by items placed upon or against it.

Grounding: Do not defeat the grounding and polarisation means of the power cord plug. Do
not remove or tamper with the ground connection in the power cord

WARNING: This equipment must be earthed.

Water and moisture: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock do not expose the console to rain or
moisture or use it in damp or wet conditions. Do not place containers of liquids
on it which might spill into any openings.

Ventilation: Do not obstruct the ventilation slots or position the console where the air flow
required for ventilation is impeded. If the console is to be operated in a rack unit
or flightcase ensure that it is constructed to allow adequate ventilation.

Heat and vibration: Do not locate the console in a place subject to excessive heat or direct sunlight as
this could be a fire hazard. Locate the console away from any equipment which
produces heat or causes excessive vibration.

Servicing: Switch off the equipment and unplug the power cord immediately if it is exposed
to moisture, spilled liquid, objects fallen into the openings, the power cord or plug
become damaged, during lightning storms, or if smoke, odour or noise is noticed.
Refer servicing to qualified technical personnel only.

Installation: Install the console in accordance with the instructions printed in this User Guide.
Do not connect the output of power amplifiers directly to the console. Use audio
connectors and plugs only for their intended purpose.

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Safety Instructions

Important Mains plug wiring instructions.
The console is supplied with a moulded mains plug fitted to the AC mains power lead. Follow the instructions
below if the mains plug has to be replaced. The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the fol-
lowing code:

TERMINAL WIRE COLOUR
European USA/Canada

! L
N
LIVE
NEUTRAL
BROWN
BLUE
BLACK
WHITE
E EARTH GND GREEN & YELLOW GREEN

The wire which is coloured Green and Yellow must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter
E or with the Earth symbol. This appliance must be earthed.

The wire which is coloured Blue must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter N.
The wire which is coloured Brown must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter L.

Ensure that these colour codes are followed carefully in the event of the plug being changed.

General Precautions
Damage : To prevent damage to the controls and cosmetics avoid placing heavy objects on the
control surface, scratching the surface with sharp objects, or rough handling and vibra-
tion.

Environment : Protect from excessive dirt, dust, heat and vibration when operating and storing.
Avoid tobacco ash, smoke, drinks spillage, and exposure to rain and moisture. If
the console becomes wet, switch off and remove mains power immediately. Allow to
dry out thoroughly before using again.

Cleaning : Avoid the use of chemicals, abrasives or solvents. The control panel is best cleaned
with a soft brush and dry lint-free cloth. The faders, switches and potentiometers are
lubricated for life. The use of electrical lubricants on these parts is not recommend-
ed. The fader and potentiometer knobs may be removed for cleaning with a warm
soapy solution. Rinse and allow to dry fully before refitting them.

Transporting : The console may be transported as a free-standing unit or mounted in a rack or
flightcase. Protect the controls from damage during transit. Use adequate packing if
you need to ship the unit.

Hearing : To avoid damage to your hearing do not operate any sound system at excessively
high volume. This also applies to any close-to-ear monitoring such as headphones.
Continued exposure to high volume sound can cause frequency selective or wide
range hearing loss.

Allen & Heath 4 WZ4 16:2 and 12:2 User Guide
Introduction
Welcome to the Allen & Heath WZ4, the latest generation of the popular MixWizard
series of compact audio mixing consoles. We have tried to keep this user guide brief
and to the point. Please read it fully before starting. Included is information on in-
stalling, connecting and operating the console, panel drawings, system block dia-
gram and technical specification. For further information on the basic principles of
audio system engineering, please refer to one of the specialist publications and re-
sources available from bookshops, audio equipment dealers and the Internet.

Whilst we believe the information in this guide to be reliable we do not assume re-
sponsibility for inaccuracies. We also reserve the right to make changes in the inter-
est of further product development.

We are able to offer further product support through our world-wide network of ap-
proved dealers and service agents. You can also access our Web site on the Inter-
net for information on our full product range, our company pedigree, assistance with
your technical queries, our contact details or simply to chat about audio matters
( www.allen-heath.com )To help us provide the most efficient service please keep a
record of your console serial number, and date and place of purchase to be quoted
in any communication regarding this product.

Contents
Warranty ............................................................. 2 Console Connectors ...................................... 13
Safety Instructions ............................................. 3 Mono Input Channel ....................................... 15
General Precautions ......................................... 4 Stereo Input Channel ..................................... 17
Introduction to this Guide .............................. 5 Stereo Effects Channel ................................... 18
Front Panel Layout ............................................ 6 Master Section ................................................. 19
Introducing the MixWizard ............................. 7 Gain Structure .................................................. 21
Installing the Console ....................................... 8 Specifications .................................................... 22
Connecting Power ............................................ 9 System Block Diagrams .................................. 24
Connection Pinouts and Cables ................... 10 User Options .................................................... 26
Audio Connections ......................................... 11 Cue Sheets ........................................................ 29
Connector Panel Layouts .............................. 12

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LAMP

0 0
-5 -5 AUX
GAIN 5 GAIN 5
+48V +48V -10 -10 -- Off 1
10 10 Aux send
-20 -20
1 Delay
PAD PAD 16 16 [tap] [regen] OO +6
(LINE) (LINE)
AUX
30 30 2 DelayLF
ON ON [tap] [LFregen] 2
0 20 40 0 20 40
3 DelayHF
GAIN GAIN [tap] [regen]
50 50 OO +6

TO LR TO LR
4 PingPong AUX
- 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 [tap] [regen]
3
HPF HPF TO 9-10 (ST1+ST2) TO 11-12 (ST3+ST4) 5 BeatDelay
[tap] [regen]

-5
0
-5
0 6 SlapDelay OO +6 ST6/USB
HF HF GAIN 5 GAIN 5 [time] AUX LEV
-10 -10
10 10 7 Ambient 4
-20 -20 [size]

16 16 8 EchoVerb
OO +6 OO 0
3k 3k [reverb]
1k 4k 1k 4k
ON ON 9 EchoSpace TO LR
700 6k 700 6k [size]
10 Doubler
500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k HF HF [thickness]
HM HM 11 Plate
[decay] AUX5
12 PlateDly +16
[predly]
AUX6
+9
Press
+6
180 180 HM HM 13 PlateEQ
70 250 70 250 [colour] +3
0
45 400 45 400 14 Hall1 -3
[size] -6
-9
35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 15 Hall2
[size] Parameter -12
LM LM LM LM Hold -16
16 ConcertHall -20
[size] TAP -30
17 Arena
[size]
ST5 / FX L R
LF LF 18 SmallSpace LEV
LF LF POWER
[size]
19 Flanger
[intensity] PFL
OO +6
20 Chorus
EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN [depth] FX
MUTE

AUX AUX AUX AUX
PRE
1 1 1 1 0 10
AUX
1
OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 AUX 1
AUX AUX AUX AUX 1-2
2 2 2 2 OO +4
AUX AUX 2
2
OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6
AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX 3
3 3 3 3 OO +4
3-4
AUX
3 AUX 4
OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6
AUX AUX AUX AUX
4 4 4 4 OO +4
AUX 5
AUX
5-6
OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 4
POST POST POST POST AUX 6
PRE PRE PRE PRE OO +4

AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX
ST5 / FX
5 5 5 5 5

OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +4 ST6
AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX
6 6 6 6 6
M
ALL UP = LR
OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +4
POST POST POST POST POST / FX ALT LR OUT
MONITOR
AB
PAN PAN BAL BAL

L R L R L R L R OO +10

L+R
MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE AUX 6

PK! PK! PK! PK! L R M
PFL PFL PFL PFL

SIG SIG SIG SIG
10 10 10 10 10 10 10

5 5 5 5 5 5 5

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

5 5 5 5 5 5 5

10 10 10 10 10 10 10

20 20 20 20 20 20 20

30 30 30 30 30 30 30

OO OO OO OO OO OO OO

AUX6

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Introducing the MixWizard
The Allen & Heath MixWizard series of consoles includes several models. This user guide describes
the WZ416:2 and WZ412:2 stereo models. For further information on the MixWizard series please
refer to the Allen & Heath web site.

The MixWizard is a compact console designed for
ALLEN&HEATH MixWizard WZ4 16:2
LAMP

0 30
+48V

PAD
(LINE)
0 30
+48V

PAD
(LINE)
0 30
+48V

PAD
(LINE)
0 30
+48V

P AD
(LINE)
0 30
+48V

PAD
(LINE)
0 30
+48V

PAD
(LINE)
0 30
+48V

PAD
(LINE)
0 30
+48V

PAD
(LINE)
0 30
+48V

PAD
(LINE)
0 30
+48V

PAD
(LINE)
0 30
+48V

P AD
(LINE)
0 30
+48V

PAD
(LINE)
0 30
+48V

PAD
(LINE)
0 30
+48V

PAD
(LINE)
0 30
+48V

PAD
(LINE)
0 30
+48V

PAD
(LINE)
AUX
1

AUX
OO +6
professional live sound mixing. It is built to the same
20 40 20 40 20 40 20 40 20 40 20 40 20 40 20 40 20 40 20 40 20 40 20 40 20 40 20 40 20 40 20 40 2

high standards as our top of the range consoles, with
GAIN GAIN GA IN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN
50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50
OO +6
AUX
- 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40
3
HPF HPF HPF HPF HPF HPF HP F HPF HPF HPF HPF HPF HPF HP F HP F HPF

OO +6 ST2/USB
HF HF HF HF HF HF HF HF HF HF HF HF HF HF HF HF AUX LEV
4

700
1k

500Hz
3k

15k
4k

6k 700
1k

500Hz
3k

15k
4k

6k
1k

700

500Hz
3k

15k
4k

6k 700
1k

500Hz
3k

15k
4k

6k 700
1k

500Hz
3k

15k
4k

6k 700
1k

500Hz
3k

15k
4k

6k 700
1k

500Hz
3k

15k
4k

6k 700
1k

500Hz
3k
4k

15k
6k 700
1k

500Hz
3k

15k
4k

6k 700
1k

500Hz
3k

15k
4k

6k 700
1k

500Hz
3k

15k
4k

6k 700
1k

500Hz
3k

15k
4k

6k 700
1k

500Hz
3k
4k

15k
6k 700
1k

500Hz
3k

15k
4k

6k 700
1k

500Hz
3k

15k
4k

6k 700
1k

500Hz
3k

15k
4k

6k
OO +6 OO 0

TO LR individual circuit cards, potentiometers nutted to the
HM HM HM HM HM HM HM HM HM HM HM HM HM HM HM HM

panel for absolute strength, steel chassis, and no com-
AUX5
+16
AUX6
+9
Press
+6
180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180
70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 +3
0
45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 -3
-6
-9
35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k
Parameter -12

promise circuit design ensuring the finest sonic per-
LM LM LM LM LM LM LM LM LM LM LM LM LM LM LM LM Hold -16
-20
TAP -30

ST1 / FX L R
LF LF LF LF LF LF LF LF LF LF LF LF LF LF LF LF LEV
P OWER

PFL
OO +6

AUX
1

OO
EQ IN

+6
AUX
1

OO
EQ IN

+6
AUX
1

OO
EQ IN

+6
AUX
1

OO
EQ IN

+6
AUX
1

OO
EQ IN

+6
AUX
1

OO
EQ IN

+6
AUX
1

OO
EQ IN

+6
A UX
1

OO
EQ IN

+6
AUX
1

OO
EQ IN

+6
AUX
1

OO
EQ IN

+6
AUX
1

OO
EQ IN

+6
AUX
1

OO
EQ IN

+6
AUX
1

OO
EQ IN

+6
AUX
1

OO
EQ IN

+6
AUX
1

OO
EQ IN

+6
AUX
1

OO
EQ IN

+6
A UX
1
PRE
FX
MUTE

0

AUX
10

1
formance.
AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX A UX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX 1-2
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 OO +4
A UX AUX 2
2
OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6
AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX A UX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX 3
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 OO +4

The console can be operated free standing or in a 19”
3-4
A UX
OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6
3 AUX 4
AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX A UX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX
4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 OO +4
AUX 5
A UX
5-6
OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 4
POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST AUX 6

rack or flightcase. It is supplied with protective side
PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE OO +4

AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX A UX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX A UX
ST1 / FX
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +4 ST2
AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX A UX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX A UX
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
M

P AN
OO +6

PAN
OO +6

PAN
OO +6

PAN
OO +6

PAN
OO +6

PAN
OO +6

PAN
OO +6

P AN
OO +6

PAN
OO +6

PAN
OO +6

PAN
OO +6

PAN
OO +6

PAN
OO +6

PAN
OO +6

PAN
OO +6

P AN
OO +6

-- Off
OO

Aux send
+4
POST / F X
ALL UP = LR

ALT LR OUT
MONITOR

AB
trims fitted. These can be removed for rack mount-
1 Delay

ing. The rear connector pod can be easily rotated for
L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R [tap] [regen] OO + 10
2 DelayLF L+R
MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE M UTE M UTE MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE M UTE MUTE [tap] [LFr egen]
AUX 6
3 DelayHF L R M
PK! PFL PK! PFL PK! PFL PK! PFL PK! PFL PK! PFL PK! P FL PK! P FL PK! PFL PK! PFL PK! PFL PK! PFL PK! PFL PK! PFL PK! PFL PK! PFL [tap] [rege n]

4 PingPong
[tap] [rege n]
SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG 5 BeatDelay

rear facing or underside connectors when rack
10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 [tap] [rege n] 10 10
6 SlapDelay
[time]

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 7 Ambient 5 5
[size]

8 EchoVerb
[r everb]
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 EchoSpace

mounted.
[size]

10 Doubler
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 [thick ness] 5 5
11 Plate
[decay]
10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
12 PlateDly
[predly]

13 PlateEQ
[colour]

14 Hall1
20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 [size] 20 20
15 Hall2
[size]

16 ConcertHall

Both models feature a 4 band semi-parametric EQ
[size]

17 Arena
30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 [size] 30 30
18 SmallSpace
[size]

19 Flanger
[intensity]
OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO
20 Chorus

and high pass filter per mic/line channel, 6 aux sends
[depth]

AUX6

with combinations of pre/post switching, 100mm
faders, a built-in dual effects processor with adjustable
ALLEN&HEATH
INSERT 16 INSERT 15 INSERT 14 INSERT 13 INSERT 12 INSERT
MixWizard WZ4 16:2
11 INSERT 10 INSERT 9 INSERT 8 INSERT 7 INSERT 6 INSERT 5 INSERT 4 INSERT 3 INSERT 2 INSERT 1
parameter control, dedicated mono output with sepa-
L
INSERT

R LINE IN

16
LINE IN

15
LINE IN

14
LINE IN

13
LINE IN

12
LINE IN

11
LINE IN

10
LINE IN

9
LINE IN

8
LINE IN

7
LINE IN

6
LINE IN

5
LINE IN

4
LINE IN

3
LINE IN

2
LINE IN

1
rate fader and innovative operating mode for aux fed
sub systems, additional AB stereo output, compre-
MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC
L

hensive metering, engineers monitoring and a lamp
R DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT
OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT
16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

INPUT
AB OUT ST2 IN ST1 IN AUX 6 AUX 5 AUX 4 AUX 3 AUX 2 AUX 1 SEND FOOTSWITCH
X LR OUT LINE IN/OUT 2 1
+IN
A L L INSERT MIC
FX MUTE SEND
1 2 TIP + TIP - IN
/MONO /MONO
M 3 + OUT 3

socket.
RI NG - RING
RETURN TIP +IN
- OUT LINE
RI NG -IN

B R R + FUSE
L/M -
EXTERNAL FX RETURN CAUTION T630mA L 250V 20mm
ST1 + AC MAINS IN ~
R - OFF ON
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK 100 - 240V~ 47-63Hz 45W MAX
MIX
L DO NOT OPEN 0 I
R
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE - NE PAS OUVRIR. CONFORMS TO ANSI/UL STD. 60065-2003
SENDS 15/16 ST2 SOU RCE AUX5 EFFECT CERTIFICATED TO CAN/CSA STD.60065-03
OFF, 1-20
INTERNAL FX CAUTION: FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION AGAINST RISK OF FIRE REPLACE FUSE WITH SAME TYPE AND RATING.
EFFECT ATTENTION: REMPLACER PAR UN FUSIBLE STRICTEMENT IDENTIQUE EN VALEURS.
AUX6 OFF, 1-20
MONO CH 15/16 ST2 INPUT L aite on liitettävä suojamaadoituskosket timilla varustettuun pistorasiaan
AB Apparatet må tilkoples jordet stikkontakt
USB RETURN
USB 2.0 To reset the FX parameters to factory default: Apparaten skall anslutas till jordat uttag
This dev ice complies with Par t 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: WARNING: THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED
MULTICHANNEL AUDIO Power up the console while ho lding down the TAP key and the FX ROTARY switch
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and CE T APPAREIL DOIT ETRE MIS A LA TERRE
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
ENGINEERED IN ENGLAND BY ALLEN & HEATH LIMITED MADE IN CHINA Serial No.

The WZ416:2 provides 16 mono mic/line inputs and
2 stereo return inputs, a total of 20 input connec-
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+48V +48V +48V +48V +48V +48V +48V +48V
GAIN
-5
0
5 GAIN
-5
0
5 AUX
LAMP

tions. The WZ412:2 provides 8 mono mic/line in-
-10 -10 -- Off 1
10 10 A ux send

puts, 2 full channel dual stereo inputs, and 2 stereo
-20 -20
1 Delay
PAD PAD PAD PAD PAD PAD PAD PAD 16 16 [tap] [regen] OO +6
(LINE) (LINE) (LINE) (LINE) (LINE) (LINE) (LINE) (LINE)
AUX
2 DelayLF
30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 ON ON [tap] [LFregen] 2
0 40 0 40 0 40 0 40 0 40 0 40 0 40 0 40
20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
3 DelayHF
GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN [tap] [regen]
50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 OO +6

TO LR TO LR
4 PingPong AUX
- 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 [tap] [regen]
3

return inputs, a total of 20 input connections.
HPF HPF HPF HPF HPF HPF HPF HPF TO 9-10 (ST1+ST2) TO 11-12 (S T3+ST4) 5 BeatDelay
[tap] [regen]

-5
0
-5
0
6 SlapDelay OO +6 ST6/USB
HF HF HF HF HF HF HF HF GAIN 5 GAIN 5 [time] AUX LEV
-10 -10
10 10 7 Ambient 4
-20 -20 [size]

16 16 8 EchoV erb
OO +6 OO 0
3k 3k 3k 3k 3k 3k 3k 3k [reverb]
1k 4k 1k 4k 1k 4k 1k 4k 1k 4k 1k 4k 1k 4k 1k 4k
ON ON 9 EchoSpace TO LR
700 6k 700 6k 700 6k 700 6k 700 6k 700 6k 700 6k 700 6k [size]
10 Doubler
500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k HF HF [thick ness]
HM HM HM HM HM HM HM HM 11 Plat e
[decay] AUX5

The base of the console can be removed to access a
12 Plat eDly +16
[pr edly]
AUX6
+9
Press
180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 +6
HM HM 13 Plat eEQ
+3
70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 [colour]
0
45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 14 Hall1 -3
[size] -6
-9
35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 15 Hall2
[size] Parameter -12
LM LM LM LM LM LM LM LM LM LM

host of internal user selectable options. These set
Hold -16
16 ConcertHall -20
[size] TAP -30
17 Arena
[size]
ST5 / FX L R
LF LF LF LF LF LF LF LF 18 SmallSpace
LF LF LEV
[size] POWER
19 Flanger
[intensity] PFL
+6

user preference for the aux, direct output and AB
OO
20 Chorus
EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN [depth] FX
MUTE

AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX
PRE
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 10
AUX
1
OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 AUX 1
AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX

sources.
1-2
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 OO +4
AUX AUX 2
2
OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6
AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX 3
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 OO +4
3-4
AUX
3 AUX 4
OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6
AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX
4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 OO +4
AUX 5
AUX
5-6
OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6
4
AUX 6

The aux outputs are impedance balanced but may be
POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST P OST
PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE P RE OO +4

AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX
ST5 / FX
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +4 ST6
AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

electronically balanced if required by fitting an option-
M
ALL UP = LR
OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +4
POST / FX
POST POST POST POST P OST POST P OST POST P OST POST ALT LR OUT
MONITOR
AB
PAN PAN PAN PAN PAN PAN PAN PAN BAL BAL

PK!
L

PFL
R

MUTE

PK!
L

PFL
R

MUTE

PK!
L

PFL
R

MUTE

PK!
L

PFL
R

MUTE

PK!
L

PFL
MUTE
R

PK!
L

PFL
R

MUTE

PK!
L

PFL
MUTE
R

PK !
L

PFL
R

MUTE

PK!
L

PFL
R

MUTE

PK!
L

PFL
MUTE
R

L R
OO

L+R
+10

AUX 6
M
al part. A kit is also available to fit an optional USB2
output card which allows the console to be linked to
S IG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG
10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

a computer for multitrack recording.
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
An Allen & Heath LEDlamp gooseneck lamp with built
OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO

AUX6
-in dimmer can also be added for lighting the console
in low light conditions.

ALLEN&HEATH EXT FX

ST5 IN
11-12
ST3 IN
9-10
ST1 IN
MixWizard WZ4 12:2
A /MONO
L
/MONO
L
/MONO
L
INSERT 8 INSERT 7 INSERT 6 INSERT 5 INSERT 4 INSERT 3 INSERT 2 INSERT 1
OUT

B INSERT R INSERT L FOOTSWITCH R R R
L INE IN LINE IN LINE IN LINE IN LINE IN LINE IN LINE IN LINE IN
FX MUTE

8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
ST6 IN ST4 IN ST2 IN
M R L L L L MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC
/MONO /MONO /MONO

R R R

DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT
OUT O UT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT
8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
AUX 6 AUX 5 AUX 4 AUX 3 AUX 2 AUX 1 SEND
INPUT
+IN
XLR OUT LINE IN/OUT 1
INS ERT 2 MIC
SEND
1 2 TIP + TIP - IN
3 +OUT
RING - RING 3
RETURN
- OUT TIP + IN
LINE
RING -IN

L/M +
EXTERNAL FX RETURN - FUSE
ST5 + CAUTION T630mA L 250V 20mm
R - AC MAINS IN ~
USB 2.0 MIX RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK 100 - 240V~ 47-63Hz 45W MAX OFF ON
MULTICHANNEL AUDIO L DO NOT OPEN 0 I
R
EFFECT AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC E LECTRIQUE - NE PAS OUVRIR. CONFORMS TO ANSI/UL STD. 60065-2003
SENDS 15/ 16 ST6 SOURCE AUX5 CERTIFICATED TO CAN/CSA STD.60065-03
OFF, 1-20
INTERNAL FX CAUTION : FOR CONTINUE D PROTE CTION AGAINST RISK OF FIRE REPL ACE FUSE WITH SAME TYPE AND RATING.
AUX6 EFFECT ATTENTION: REMPLACER PAR UN FUSIBLE STRICTEMENT IDENTIQUE EN VALE URS.
LR INSERTS ST6 INPUT
OFF, 1-20
Laite o n liitettävä suojamaadoituskoskettimilla varustettuun pistorasiaan
AB U SB RETURN Apparatet må tilkop les jordet stikkontakt
T o reset the FX parameters to factory default: Apparaten skall anslutas till jordat uttag
Power up the console while holding down the TAP key and the FX ROTARY switch This de vice complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rule s. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: WARNING: THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and CET APPAREIL DOIT ETRE MIS A LA TERRE
(2) this device must acce pt any interfere nce rece ive d, including interfer ence that may cause undesired ope ration.
ENGINEERED IN ENGLAND BY ALLEN & HEATH LIMITED MADE IN CHINA Serial No.

Allen & Heath 7 WZ4 16:2 and 12:2 User Guide
Installing the Console
Free Standing
The console is supplied ready for free standing operation with its side trims fitted and connector pod positioned for
rear access. If you are converting from rack to free standing then make sure the pod is correctly rotated and se-
cured, and the side trims fitted as shown:

19” Rack Mount
For rack mounting, remove the two side trims and rotate the pod into the connector position preferred. Allow
enough space for the cables and connectors behind the console.

Do not transport the console with its connector pod securing screws removed. Do not attempt to re-
move the connector pod from the console. Do not obstruct the ventilation slots. Allow adequate space
around the console for air flow. If the side trims are to be removed, do not refit their fixing screws to the
unit. Retain and store these in case the trims need to be refitted in the future.

Allen & Heath 8 WZ4 16:2 and 12:2 User Guide
Connecting Power

FUSE
CAUTION T630mA L 250V 20mm
AC MAINS IN ~
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK 100 - 240V~ 47-63Hz 45W MAX OFF ON
DO NOT OPEN 0 I

AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE - NE PAS OUVRIR. CONFORMS TO ANSI/UL STD. 60065-2003
CERTIFICATED TO CAN/CSA STD.60065-03

CAUTION: FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION AGAINST RISK OF FIRE REPLACE FUSE WITH SAME TYPE AND RATING.
ATTENTION: REMPLACER PAR UN FUSIBLE STRICTEMENT IDENTIQUE EN VALEURS.
Laite on liitettävä suojamaadoituskoskettimilla varustettuun pistorasiaan
Apparatet må tilkoples jordet stikkontakt
Apparaten skall anslutas till jordat uttag
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: WARNING: THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and CET APPAREIL DOIT ETRE MIS A LA TERRE
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
ENGINEERED IN ENGLAND BY ALLEN & HEATH LIMITED MADE IN CHINA Serial No.

Read and understand the Important Safety Instructions printed at the
start of this guide, and the warnings printed on the rear of the console. Check
that your local mains supply is within the 100-240V operating voltage range
allowed. Check that the correct mains lead with moulded plug has been sup-
plied with your console. Make sure that the IEC mains plug is pressed fully
into the panel socket before switching on.

Grounding
The connection to ground in an audio system is important for two reasons:
1. SAFETY - To protect the operator from high voltage electric shock, and
2. AUDIO PERFORMANCE - To minimise the effect of ground (earth) loops which result in
audible hum and buzz, and to shield the audio signals from interference.
3. For safety it is important that all equipment grounds are connected to mains ground so that
exposed metal parts are prevented from carrying high voltage which can injure or even kill the
operator. Do not disconnect the ground connection in the mains lead. It is recommended that
the system engineer check the continuity of the safety ground from all points in the system
including microphone bodies, turntable chassis, equipment cases, rack metalwork and so on.

Switching the console on and off
It is good practice to turn power amplifiers off before switching the console and any other con-
nected equipment on or off. This prevents any unexpected clicks or thumps when the equip-
ment is powered up.

Turn amplifiers and powered speakers on last and off first.
To turn the console on, press the ON/OFF switch next to the IEC mains input socket. To turn
the console off, press this switch again.

Allen & Heath 9 WZ4 16:2 and 12:2 User Guide
3
1+3 = 12V
OUTPUT INPUT
XLR male socket XLR female socket

1 4 = 0V
1 2 2 1

LAMP
PIN 2 = HOT
3 3

1=ground 2=hot + 2=hot + 1=ground
BALANCED BALANCED

Female XLR plug XLR male plug
3=cold -
3=cold -
UNBALANCED UNBALANCED

INPUT / OUTPUT HEADPHONES
UNBALANCED

Sleeve=ground
link Ring to Sleeve
Ring=RIGHT
Tip=LEFT
INSERT

Sleeve=ground
Sleeve=ground Ring=return
UNBALANCED
BALANCED Ring=cold - Tip=send
Tip=hot +

Y-Adapter Y-Adapter
2 Outputs to 1 Input RCA phono jacks adapter 1 Output to 2 Inputs
RCA PHONO CABLE

UNBALANCED

No ! UNBALANCED INSTRUMENT CABLE UNBALANCED Yes

BALANCED TRS JACK CABLE BALANCED

Sleeve=ground Sleeve=ground
Ring=cold (-) Ring=cold (-)
Tip=hot (+) Tip=hot (+)

MIC CABLE 1=ground 2=hot (+)
TO 2=hot (+) 1=ground BALANCED BALANCED FROM
INPUT OUTPUT
XLR MALE XLR FEMALE
3=cold (-)
3=cold (-)

TRS to XLR-F CABLE 1=ground 2=hot (+)
BALANCED BALANCED

Sleeve=ground XLR FEMALE
3=cold (-)
Ring=cold (-)
Tip=hot (+)

2=hot (+) 1=ground BALANCED TRS to XLR-M CABLE
BALANCED

XLR MALE Sleeve=ground
3=cold (-) Ring=cold (-)
Tip=hot (+)

Allen & Heath 10 WZ4 16:2 and 12:2 User Guide
Audio Connections
The MixWizard uses professional grade 3 pin XLR and 1/4" TRS (3 pole) jack sockets. To ensure best perfor-
mance, we recommend that you use high quality audio cables and connectors, and take time to check for relia-
ble and accurate cable assembly. It is well known that most audio system problems are due to faulty or sub
standard interconnecting leads. The following mating plugs may be used to connect audio signals to the console:

XLR female plug TS jack plug
Sleeve Tip
2
3 RCA phono jacks
1

XLR male plug TRS jack plug
Sleeve Tip
1
3
2 Ring

Avoid reversing + and - on balanced connections as this will result in reversed polarity (out of phase) signals
which may cause signal cancellation effects.
Where long cables runs are required, balanced interconnections should be used. However, line level intercon-
nections between more affordable 2-wire (signal, ground) unbalanced equipment and the console are unlikely to
cause problems if the cables are kept shorter than 10 meters or so. Refer to the wiring diagrams on the oppo-
site page.

Dealing with Ground Loops, Buzz and Interference
For optimum performance all audio signals should be referenced to a solid, noise-free ground (earth) point, fre-
quently referred to as the ‘star point’ or ‘clean earth’.

A ground loop is created when potential differences exist between grounds at different points in the system, and
the signal has more than one path to ground. In most cases ground loops do not result in audible problems.
Should you experience hum or buzz caused by a ground loop, check first that each piece of equipment has its
own separate path to ground. If so, operate ground lift switches on connected equipment in accordance with the
instruction manuals. Alternatively disconnect the cable screen at the destination end only. This breaks the of-
fending loop while keeping the signal shielding down the length of cable.

WARNING For operator safety do not remove the ground (earth) connection in the
power lead of the console or connected equipment.

To avoid interference pickup keep audio cables away from mains power units and cables, thyristor dimmer units,
computer equipment and mobile phones. Where this cannot be avoided, cross the cables at right angles to mini-
mise interference

A note about balanced connections
A differentially balanced connection has two signal wires, signal + (hot) and signal - (cold) and a shield. The signal
source generates positive going polarity down the + wire and negative polarity down the – wire. The destination
input stage accepts the + signal on its non-inverting (+) input pin, but it inverts the – signal, adding it to the +
signal. The result is that the wanted signal is boosted. Now examine what happens when unwanted interference
(hum and noise) is induced into the cable. The noise is induced equally and with the same polarity into both
wires. At the destination input the – wire signal gets inverted and added to the + signal. Because the polarity is
the same on both input wires the noise cancels itself out at this input. For this interference rejection to work it
is important that the source, the cable and the destination input are all balanced. Balancing provides greatest
advantage with low level signals such as those produced by microphones.
An impedance balanced output provides similar interference rejection, but without the signal drive on the - wire.
It does not generate a negative polarity signal at its – output. Instead, the – wire has no signal but is held at the
same impedance as the + wire. This means that both wires pick up the noise equally resulting in cancellation as
described above.

Allen & Heath 11 WZ4 16:2 and 12:2 User Guide
ALLEN&HEATH MixWizard WZ4 16:2
INSERT 16 INSERT 15 INSERT 14 INSERT 13 INSERT 12 INSERT 11 INSERT 10 INSERT 9 INSERT 8 INSERT 7 INSERT 6 INSERT 5 INSERT 4 INSERT 3 INSERT 2 INSERT 1
L
INSERT

R LINE IN LINE IN LINE IN LINE IN LINE IN LINE IN LINE IN LINE IN LINE IN LINE IN LINE IN LINE IN LINE IN LINE IN LINE IN LINE IN

16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC
L

R DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT
OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT
16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

INPUT
AB OUT ST2 IN ST1 IN AUX 6 AUX 5 AUX 4 AUX 3 AUX 2 AUX 1 SEND FOOTSWITCH
XLR OUT LINE IN/OUT 2 1
+IN
A L L INSERT MIC
FX MUTE SEND
1 2 TIP + TIP - IN
/MONO /MONO
M 3 +OUT
RING -
RETURN
RING 3
TIP +IN
- OUT LINE
RING -IN

B R R + FUSE
L/M -
EXTERNAL FX RETURN CAUTION T630mA L 250V 20mm
ST1 + AC MAINS IN ~
R - RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK 100 - 240V~ 47-63Hz 45W MAX OFF ON
MIX
L DO NOT OPEN 0 I
R
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE - NE PAS OUVRIR. CONFORMS TO ANSI/UL STD. 60065-2003
EFFECT CERTIFICATED TO CAN/CSA STD.60065-03
SENDS 15/16 ST2 SOURCE AUX5
OFF, 1-20
INTERNAL FX CAUTION: FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION AGAINST RISK OF FIRE REPLACE FUSE WITH SAME TYPE AND RATING.
EFFECT ATTENTION: REMPLACER PAR UN FUSIBLE STRICTEMENT IDENTIQUE EN VALEURS.
AUX6 OFF, 1-20
MONO CH 15/16 ST2 INPUT Laite on liitettävä suojamaadoituskoskettimilla varustettuun pistorasiaan
AB Apparatet må tilkoples jordet stikkontakt
USB RETURN
USB 2.0 Apparaten skall anslutas till jordat uttag
To reset the FX parameters to factory default:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: WARNING: THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED
MULTICHANNEL AUDIO Power up the console while holding down the TAP key and the FX ROTARY switch
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and CET APPAREIL DOIT ETRE MIS A LA TERRE
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
ENGINEERED IN ENGLAND BY ALLEN & HEATH LIMITED MADE IN CHINA Serial No.

ALLEN&HEATH EXT FX

ST5 IN
11-12
ST3 IN
9-10
ST1 IN
MixWizard WZ4 12:2
A L
/MONO
L
/MONO
L
/MONO
INSERT 8 INSERT 7 INSERT 6 INSERT 5 INSERT 4 INSERT 3 INSERT 2 INSERT 1
OUT

B INSERT R INSERT L FOOTSWITCH R R R
LINE IN LINE IN LINE IN LINE IN LINE IN LINE IN LINE IN LINE IN
FX MUTE

8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
ST6 IN ST4 IN ST2 IN
M R L L L L MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC
/MONO /MONO /MONO

R R R

DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT DIRECT
OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT
8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
AUX 6 AUX 5 AUX 4 AUX 3 AUX 2 AUX 1 SEND
INPUT
+IN
XLR OUT LINE IN/OUT 2 1
INSERT MIC
SEND
1 2 TIP + TIP - IN
3 +OUT 3
RING - RING
RETURN
- OUT TIP +IN
LINE
RING -IN

L/M +
EXTERNAL FX RETURN - FUSE
ST5 + CAUTION T630mA L 250V 20mm
R
- AC MAINS IN ~
USB 2.0 MIX RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK 100 - 240V~ 47-63Hz 45W MAX OFF ON
MULTICHANNEL AUDIO L DO NOT OPEN 0 I
R
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE - NE PAS OUVRIR. CONFORMS TO ANSI/UL STD. 60065-2003
EFFECT
SENDS 15/16 ST6 SOURCE AUX5 CERTIFICATED TO CAN/CSA STD.60065-03
OFF, 1-20
INTERNAL FX CAUTION: FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION AGAINST RISK OF FIRE REPLACE FUSE WITH SAME TYPE AND RATING.
EFFECT ATTENTION: REMPLACER PAR UN FUSIBLE STRICTEMENT IDENTIQUE EN VALEURS.
AUX6
OFF, 1-20
LR INSERTS ST6 INPUT Laite on liitettävä suojamaadoituskoskettimilla varustettuun pistorasiaan
AB USB RETURN Apparatet må tilkoples jordet stikkontakt
To reset the FX parameters to factory default: Apparaten skall anslutas till jordat uttag
Power up the console while holding down the TAP key and the FX ROTARY switch This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: WARNING: THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and CET APPAREIL DOIT ETRE MIS A LA TERRE
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
ENGINEERED IN ENGLAND BY ALLEN & HEATH LIMITED MADE IN CHINA Serial No.

Allen & Heath 12 WZ4 16:2 and 12:2 User Guide
The Console connectors
MIC / LINE IN The channel PAD (LINE) switch selects either the MIC XLR or
INPUT the LINE TRS jack as the input source. The XLR is normalled through the TRS
+IN jack. This means that the XLR can be used for microphone or line level signals
2 1 MIC when nothing is plugged into the jack socket. Both inputs are balanced but can
- IN be wired to work with unbalanced signals when required.
3
TIP +IN
LINE
RING -IN
WARNING: Do not connect unbalanced sources or cables to
the XLR input when 48V phantom power is selected. To avoid loud
clicks always turn the channel off by pressing MUTE when switching
+48V on or off, and when plugging or unplugging cables.

STEREO LINE IN The WZ412:2 has six stereo inputs comprising four chan-
nel inputs ST1,3 (unbalanced) and ST2,4 (balanced), and an additional two stereo
returns ST5 (balanced) and ST6 (unbalanced). The WZ416:2 has two stereo
return inputs ST1 (balanced) and ST2 (unbalanced). All inputs use TRS jacks.
EXTERNAL +
FX
L/M - Unbalanced inputs automatically connect the TRS ring to ground for working
ST1 +
RETURN R - with balanced sources. The L input is normalled through the R input to accept
MIX
L mono signals.
R
EFFECT
AUX5
OFF, 1-20 Note that the ST5 (WZ412:2) or ST1 (WZ416:2) stereo return input mixes
INTERNAL FX
AUX6
EFFECT with the internal effects processor return. This means that an external effects
OFF, 1-20
device fed from a different aux mix can mix with the internal processor to save
input channels. Alternatively, you could turn the internal unit off and use the ST5
(ST1) input with an external unit only if preferred.

INSERT A single 3-pole TRS jack carries the unbalanced insert signal. Tip =
INSERT
SEND send, Ring = return, Sleeve = common ground. The channel insert is post-HPF,
TIP
pre-EQ and operates at 0dBu. The LR mix insert is pre-fader and operates at -
RING 2dBu. These should work fine with line level signal processing equipment such as
RETURN compressors, outboard EQ, delay units and so on. An example of a suitable ca-
ble is shown here:
PROCESSOR

RETURN OUT

INSERT

SEND
GROUND
RETURN
IN
SEND
LINK RING TO SLEEVE TO UNBALANCE

DIRECT OUTPUT The mic/line channel direct output is available on an impedance
balanced TRS jack. It is a line level signal operating at 0dBu. The source is set using an
internal option jumper for each channel. The factory default setting is pre-fade (following
the pre/post-EQ setting). This may be changed to post-fade if preferred.

The direct outputs provide a useful source for multitrack recording. Many users prefer
pre-fade sends for this application so that the live show fader movements do not affect
the recording which can be mixed later. Another application is channel effects sends. For
example, a reverb unit may be dedicated to work with the lead vocalist channel only.
Using a post-fade direct output instead of an aux send frees up that aux mix for other
purposes.

Allen & Heath 13 WZ4 16:2 and 12:2 User Guide
L, R, M OUT The main console mix outputs are on balanced XLR. These produce
+4dBu when the meters read ‘0’. The M output can be switched to provide a mono
sum of the post-fade L and R signals, or the AUX6 output.

The L and R outputs typically feed the house PA system in live sound mixing, or a 2-
track recorder in studio mixing. In mono mode, the M output can provide an addition-
al feed for a mono fill speaker or zone, or be used as the main feed into a mono PA.
Used with a mono PA the L and R mix can provide a pair of subgroups, each with rout-
ing using the channel PAN controls, inserts and faders. Configured to provide the
AUX6 mix, the M output is ideal for driving a sub bass speaker system when working
with an ‘aux fed subs’ PA. This provides the sub feed with its own per-channel mix on
balanced XLR and with dedicated fader alongside the main LR faders for proper control
of the house volume.

AB OUT A pair of impedance balanced TRS jacks can be configured to provide an
additional LR mix or engineers monitor send. These operate at -2dBu line level. A
front panel recessed ‘mode’ switch determines the source to the AB output. This may
be set to follow the console monitor system and therefore feed an independent local
stereo monitor or even engineers wedge speaker. When set to follow the LR mix, the
factory default source is taken post LR fader. An internal option jumper is available to
change this to pre LR fader.

The unique AB output feature provides the MixWizard with a host of possibilities…
independent 2-track recording feed, broadcast feed, zone and delay fill feeds, local
monitor, engineers wedge monitor and more.

AUX OUT 1-6 Each aux send is available on an impedance balanced TRS jack oper-
ating at -2dBu line level. An internal option is available to fit a balanced line driver IC
to provide an electronically balanced output operating at +4dBu. Note that it is not
usual to require this option as the impedance balanced standard drive provides signifi-
cant interference rejection when feeding balanced equipment inputs.

The aux sends are typically used to feed stage monitors, effects devices such as reverb
and delay, and for special mix requirements.

Footswitch FOOTSWITCH Mutes and unmutes the ST5 (ST1) effects return channel, ideal for
bypassing the effects between songs. Note that this affects the internal processor and
also any external effects device that may be plugged in to these return inputs. Use a
momentary or latching footswitch as required. Shorting a TS or TRS jack tip to sleeve
turns the mute on.

USB II OPTION A blank plate is fitted here as standard. The USB II option kit is
available from Allen & Heath. Refer to OPTIONS later in this guide.

Allen & Heath 14 WZ4 16:2 and 12:2 User Guide
The MONO Input Channel
+48V Switches +48VDC to the channel input XLR for powering micro-
+48V
phones or DI boxes that need phantom power. The power is current
PAD
(LINE)
limited through 6k8 ohm resistors to pins 2 and 3.
30
0 20 40

GAIN
50
- 10 10 60 40
WARNING: Do not connect unbalanced sources or ca-
HPF
bles to inputs with phantom power selected. To avoid loud
HF
clicks always mute the channel before switching +48V on or off
and when plugging or unplugging microphones.
3k
1k 4k

700 6k
PAD (LINE) Press this switch to select the channel TRS jack LINE in-
HM
500Hz 15k
put. Release the switch to select the XLR MIC input. The XLR normals
through the TRS socket. With nothing plugged into the line input the
70
180
250
switch therefore becomes a PAD for the mic XLR. It attenuates the input
45 400 signal by 20dB for connection to high level microphone or line sources.
35Hz 1k
LM
GAIN Adjusts the input sensitivity to match the connected source to
the internal 0dBu operating level of the channel. Provides a variable 50dB
LF
range from +10 to +60dB gain (mic), or -10 to +40dB (line, pad selected).
The gain should be set using PFL so that the console meters average ‘0’
EQ IN with loudest moments lighting ‘+6’. Reduce gain if the red peak indicator
AUX
lights.
1

OO +6
HPF Switches in the channel high pass filter. This attenuates frequencies
AUX
2 below 80Hz by 12dB per octave. The filter is pre-insert, pre-EQ. Select
OO +6
the HPF to reduce low frequency noise such as microphone popping, stage
AUX
3 noise and tape transport rumble.

AUX
OO +6
EQ A 4-band semi parametric EQ provides independent control of four
4
frequency bands. HF and LF are shelving filters which affect high frequen-
OO +6
POST
cies above 12kHz, and low frequencies below 80Hz respectively. HM and
AUX
PRE
LM are bell shaped peak/dip filters which affect frequencies around a cen-
5 tre point which can be swept from 500Hz to 15kHz and 35Hz to 1kHz
OO +6 respectively. These have a width (Q) of 1.8. All bands can be boosted or
AUX
6 cut by up to 15dB and have a centre detent 0dB position.
OO +6
POST

PAN
Check for the best microphone selection and placement before using the
EQ. Start with the EQ set flat and apply only as much boost or cut as is
L R
really needed. The EQ IN button can be used to compare the EQ with a
MUTE
flat response. When dealing with problem frequencies cut rather than
PK! PFL
boost where possible.
SIG
10

+20 +20
5

+15 +15

0 +10 +10

+5 +5
5
0dB 0dB

10 -5 -5

-10 -10

-15 -15

20 -20 -20
20 50 100 200 500 1k 2k 5k 10k 20k 20 50 100 200 500 1k 2k 5k 10k 20k

+5 +20

0dB +15

30 -5 +10
-10
+5
-15
OO 0dB
-20
-5
-25
-10
-30

-35 -15

-40 -20
10 20 50 100 200 500 1k 2k 5k 10k 20 50 100 200 500 1k 2k 5k 10k 20k

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AUX SENDS These rotary controls adjust how much channel signal is
mixed to the aux outputs. Each of the 6 auxes has its own control. They
adjust from fully off to +6dB boost. Unity gain 0dB is marked at 3 o’clock
+48V
position. Factory default settings should satisfy the most common applica-
PAD
(LINE)
tions:
30
0 20 40

GAIN AUX1, AUX2 = Pre-fade
50
- 10 10 60 40 AUX3, AUX4 = Switched pre/post using PRE switch
HPF
AUX5, AUX6 = Post-fade
HF
Pre-fade aux options: Pre-INSERT, pre-EQ, post-MUTE

1k
3k
4k
These settings may be changed if preferred by repositioning internal jumper
700 6k
link / solder link options. They offer many different combinations of pre and
500Hz 15k
HM
post-fade sends, and a post-EQ option for the pre-fade sends. The PRE
switch can be assigned to one, two or more of the sends. More detail is
70
180
250
provided in OPTIONS later in this guide.
45 400
Pre-fade aux sends are not affected by the channel fader movements. These
35Hz 1k
LM are typically used to feed stage monitors. In most cases users also prefer
that the monitor sends are not affected by inserted processors or the chan-
LF nel EQ. Post-fade aux sends follow the channel faders and are typically used
to send a proportion of the channel signal to an effects device such as reverb
EQ IN
or delay. Pre or post-fade sends may also be used for special applications
AUX
such as recording, zone feeds, clean feeds and aux fed subs.
1
PRE When pressed the pre-fade channel signal is sent to the associated
OO +6
AUX auxes. When released the post-fade signal is sent. Auxes 3 and 4 are affect-
2
ed by the PRE switch (factory default). You can change this to dedicated pre
OO +6
AUX -fade using the internal options.
3

OO +6
PAN Positions the channel signal between L and R in the stereo mix. The
AUX
4 centre position (mono image) is detented for quick resetting.
OO +6
POST
MUTE When pressed the channel signal is turned off. This affects the feed
PRE
to the LR mix, pre and post-fade aux sends and direct output, but does not
AUX
5 affect the insert send. The red indicator lights when the channel is muted.
OO +6
AUX PFL Press PFL to listen to the pre-fade channel signal in the headphones or
6
AB monitor (if configured) without affecting the main outputs. The console
OO +6
POST main LR meters are interrupted with the channel signal. The red PK indica-
tor half lights to show that PFL has been selected on that channel. Selecting
PAN
more than one PFL at the same time mixes those signals together in the
L R monitor.
MUTE

PK! PFL PEAK The red indicator illuminates when the channel pre-fade signal is
within 5dB of clipping. This gives you enough warning to reduce the GAIN
SIG
10
control before you hear signal distortion.

5
SIGNAL The green signal presence indicator lights when the channel pre-
fade signal is greater than -12dBu.
0
FADER Controls the channel level feeding the main LR mix and post-fade
5
aux sends. It also affects the direct output if this has been set to post-fade
10
using the internal option jumper. The fader provides +10dB maximum boost
above its normal unity gain 0dB position.

20
Important note on setting channel levels: Use PFL to set the GAIN
controls for correct signal level through each channel. Use the faders to
balance each signal in the mix. These are typically operated around their -20
30 to 0 positions according to the mix. We do not recommend setting the
faders to ‘0’ and mixing using the GAIN controls.
OO

Allen & Heath 16 WZ4 16:2 and 12:2 User Guide
The STEREO Input Channel 4
(WZ 12:2 only)

Dual stereo inputs Each of the two stereo channels has two stereo inputs
-5
0 which can be used separately, mixed together or split so that one feeds the
GAIN 5
-10
10 channel, the other routes direct to LR. For example, you could mix two sound
-20
16 effects playback devices or two reverb returns together into one channel. This
ON
can be useful in saving channels, letting you mix many inputs in a small space.
The L input signal normals through the R input socket so that a mono source
TO LR
may be plugged in to feed both left and right sides of the stereo channel.
TO 9-10 (ST1+ST2)

0
-5
GAIN
-10
5 ST1 (ST3) Unbalanced TRS inputs. The GAIN control adjusts from fully off
10
-20 to +16dB gain. Press the ST1 (ST3) switch to turn the input on.
16

ON
Routing mode switch Recessed switch to prevent accidental operation. In
HF the normal up position the ST1 (ST3) signal mixes with ST2 (ST4) into the
stereo channel. When pressed the signal is routed direct to the LR mix instead
HM of the channel. This lets you use these inputs as simple stereo returns in addi-
tion to the full stereo channels, providing four independent stereo sources to
the LR mix.
LM

ST2 (ST4) Balanced TRS inputs. The GAIN control adjusts from fully off to
LF +16dB gain. Press the ST2 (ST4) switch to turn the input on. These inputs
always feed the stereo channels.
EQ IN
EQ A 4-band fixed frequency EQ provides independent control of four fre-
AUX
1 quency bands. HF and LF are shelving filters which affect high frequencies
OO +6
above 12kHz, and low frequencies below 80Hz respectively. HM and LM are
AUX
2 bell shaped peak/dip filters which affect frequencies centred around 2.5kHz and
OO +6
250Hz respectively. These have a width (Q) of 1.8. All bands can be boosted
AUX
3 or cut by up to 15dB and have a centre detented 0dB position.
OO +6
AUX AUX SENDS These work as described for the mono channel. The L and R
4
sides of the stereo signal sum together to feed each aux in mono. This can be
+6
OO

POST
changed using an internal solder option so that L feeds auxes 1,3 and R feeds
PRE

AUX
auxes 2,4.
5

OO +6
BAL Balances the level of the L signal against the R signal to compensate for
AUX
6 differences in the source signal, or to position the signal within the stereo im-
OO +6
age. The centre equal level position is detented for quick resetting.
POST

MUTE When pressed the channel signal is turned off. This affects the feed
BAL
to the LR mix, and pre and post-fade aux sends. The red indicator lights when
L R the channel is muted.
MUTE

PK! PFL
PFL Press PFL to listen to the summed L+R pre-fade channel signal in the
headphones or AB monitor (if configured) without affecting the main outputs.
SIG
10
The console main LR meters are interrupted with the channel signal. The red
PK indicator half lights to show that PFL has been selected on that channel.
5
PEAK The red indicator illuminates when the channel pre-fade signal is within
0 5dB of clipping. This gives you enough warning to reduce the GAIN control
5
before you hear signal distortion.

10
SIGNAL The green signal presence indicator lights when the channel pre-
fade signal is greater than -12dBu.

20
FADER Controls the channel level feeding the main LR mix and post-fade aux
sends. It also affects the direct output if this has been set to post-fade using the
internal option jumper. The fader provides +10dB maximum boost above its
30 normal unity gain 0dB position.

OO

Allen & Heath 17 WZ4 16:2 and 12:2 User Guide
The STEREO Effects Channel

The MixWizard WZ416:2 and WZ412:2 feature a built-in stereo digital effects proces-
sor. The processed signal is routed back to the mix through the ST1 (ST5) stereo return
channel. The two stereo effects mix together into the return channel. The ST1 (ST5)
TRS jack inputs mix with the internal effects processor through the return channel. This
allows you to have the internal and external effects devices returning their processed
AUX signals through one return channel.
-- Off 1
Aux send
AUX SENDS The combined effects signal can be returned to Auxes 1 to 4. These
1 Delay
OO +6
[tap] [regen] sends are not affected by the ST1 (ST5) LEV control which returns the signal to the LR
AUX
2 DelayLF mix. The stereo signal is summed to feed the auxes in mono. This can be changed if
[tap] [LFregen] 2
3 DelayHF
preferred by repositioning internal jumper options so that L feeds auxes 1,3, and R feeds
[tap] [regen] auxes 2,4. Use the aux sends to add the effects to the monitors if required.
OO +6
4 PingPong AUX
[tap] [regen]
3 Selecting the effect Use the soft touch effects wheel to scroll through all 20 effects.
5 BeatDelay
[tap] [regen] Press and release the effects wheel to toggle between the two effects channels on Aux 5
OO +6
6 SlapDelay and Aux 6. The effect names and adjustable parameter are printed on the front panel for
[time] AUX
4 reference.
7 Ambient
[size]

8 EchoVerb Changing effects parameters Preset parameters can be edited by holding down the
OO +6
[reverb]
tap button and turning the effects wheel (value P0 to 9). The parameter to be changed
9 EchoSpace
[size] for each effect is listed below the effect name in square brackets.
10 Doubler
[thickness] Tap effects Effects that include a tap parameter will have a flashing decimal point on
11 Plate the right hand side of the display. Tapping the button will change the tempo shown. Tap
[decay] AUX5
12 PlateDly
effects are marked with [tap] on the effects list on the front of the mixer.
[predly]
AUX6
Press
13 PlateEQ Turning off the internal effects Once you have scrolled through all 20 effects the
[colour]
display will show a line to indicate that the effects on this channel are switched off.
14 Hall1
[size]

15 Hall2
[size] Parameter
Hold
16 ConcertHall Dual Effects Crossfeed The effects channels can be combined to allow one effect to
[size] TAP feed another which gives more control over interaction between effects.
17 Arena
[size]
ST5 / FX The effects on Aux 5 can be fed into the Aux 6 effects by holding down the tap button
18 SmallSpace LEV
[size] and the effects wheel while turning the wheel to select the amount mixed in. The value
19 Flanger
[intensity] L0 to 9 indicates the amount of effect mixed between channels. The left hand decimal
OO +6
20 Chorus point comes on to show that this feature is being used. The AUX5 channel pot now
[depth] FX controls this dual effect. The effect is sent through the AUX5 effects processor and then
MUTE
through the AUX6 effects processor. The feeds are mixed in parallel as shown in the
diagram opposite. The AUX6 channel pot continues to control the amount of the select-
ed channel sent to only the AUX6 effects processor.

ST1 (ST5) LEV Returns the combined stereo effects to the main LR mix. Adjust
from fully off to +6dB maximum boost. Normal 3 0’clock 0dB operating position is
marked on the panel.

FX MUTE Press this switch to mute the stereo return channel. This turns off the
EXTERNAL EFFECTS RETURN effects feed to the LR mix and auxes 1-4. The channel may also be muted using a
L/M
+ footswitch plugged into the rear of the console. The red indicator lights when the chan-
-
nel is muted by the MUTE switch and/or the footswitch. Note that the MUTE switch is
R
+
-
latching. This means the effects will remain muted as long as the switch is in its pressed
position regardless of the footswitch.

EFFECT Resetting the effects presets To restore the factory default presets hold down
OFF, 1-20
AUX 5 the TAP key and the effects wheel while powering up the console. Make sure you do
Channel level
Crossfeed level
L0-9 this while the amplifiers are turned off. The display will flash some scrolling lines
To FX level and
mute circuit
to confirm the reset.
EFFECT
OFF, 1-20
AUX 6
Channel level

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The Master Section
AUX MASTERS Each aux mix has a master level control that adjusts the
output level to match external equipment, or to trim the monitor, effect or other
send without affecting the mix balance. Up to +4dB boost is available above the
normal 0dB position.
PRE

AUX
1
Note that the AUX5 and AUX6 master controls do not affect the level sent to the
AUX 1
1-2
internal effects processor. They do affect the level available at the rear panel aux
OO +4
AUX AUX 2 output sockets.
2
AUX 3
OO +4
3-4
AUX
3 AUX 4
LR FADER MASTERS Individual faders adjust the main L-R mix level.
AUX
OO +4
AUX 5 They provide +10dB boost above the nominal ‘0’ position. For best performance
5-6
4 the faders should be operated around the ‘0’ position for normal ‘loud’ level. If
AUX 6
OO +4 you find yourself operating significantly below ‘0’ then the amplifier or other desti-
AUX
ST5 / FX nation equipment is too sensitive for the console +4dBu output. Simply turn
5

OO +4 ST6 down the amplifier or equipment level trim. If none is available then insert an
AUX
6
attenuator pad between the console and connected equipment. Operating the
M
ALL UP = LR
faders well below ‘0’ may degrade the noise performance of the equipment.
OO +4
POST / FX ALT LR OUT
MONITOR
AB

M FADER MASTER A recessed mode switch above the M fader selects
OO +10

L+R
the fader source.
AUX 6
L R M
Mono master To use the M output as an L+R summed mono feed then select
the up position. The fader can become the master level controller for a mono PA,
10 10 10 mono fill or delay speaker, additional zone, mono recording and so on.

5 5 5 Aux master To use the M output as the AUX6 master press the switch using a
pen or pointed object. Use the post-fade AUX6 channel sends to mix the re-
0 0 0
quired signals to the M output. This provides a main console output with its own
5 5 5 mix bus. Typical applications include:

10 10 10 Dedicated MONO mix The output feeds a centre mono fill speaker system,
for example above the proscenium arch or along the front of the stage in a thea-
tre. You may wish to feed just a few of the sources to these speakers, for exam-
20 20 20
ple just the radio mic channels for front row clarity. Using the aux send allows
you to create the required mix balance and have proper master fader control.

30 30 30 Aux fed subs This increasingly popular application drives the sub bass speakers
with their own mix. It lets you send only those sources with wanted low frequen-
OO OO OO
cy information to the sub speakers. It can dramatically clean up the mix as non-
bass channels such as vocals and guitars are kept out of the subs and therefore do
AUX6 not allow low frequency pickup to muddy the mix. It is typical to include only
sources such as kick drum, bass guitar, keyboards and sound effects to these
speakers.

The unique MixWizard aux mode feature puts the master control of the sub mix
on to a fader next to the main LR faders. This means that the house volume can
be controlled without upsetting the balance between LR and sub speakers. The
feed to the sub speaker system is on balanced XLR, and it can be monitored by
selecting the M switch in the headphones monitor section.

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ST2 (ST6) RETURN This is a simple stereo return channel that
routes to the main LR mix. The typical application is to plug in a CD or
similar playback device for walk-in or background music. It can also be used
as an additional effects return. Adjust the volume using the LEV control.
Route the signal to LR by pressing the TO LR switch. The green LED lights
to warn that the source is routed to LR.

You can use the ST2 (ST6) input to monitor your 2-track recording. Press
ST6/USB
LEV the ST2 (ST6) monitor source select switch. Use the AB output to feed
your recorder. If you are monitoring while mixing live, make sure you do
not accidentally press the TO LR switch and route your recording to the
OO 0
house speakers.
TO LR
Console Monitor Comprehensive engineer’s headphones monitoring is
provided. Select the source to listen to using the monitor switch bank.
With no switch pressed the post-fade LR mix is monitored. Press M to lis-
+16 ten to the post-fade M source. Pressing any switch higher up the bank over-
+9
+6 rides the previous selection. Pressing ST1 (ST5) listens to the wet effects
+3
0
only return signal if the internal effects processor is active. Pressing Aux
-3
-6
pairs 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 together listens to the two selected auxes as a stereo pair.
-9 The two console meters display the selected monitor source signal level.
-12
-16
-20 Pressing channel PFL switches automatically overrides the current monitor
-30
selection with the pre-fade signal from that channel or selection of channels.
L R The red PFL active indicator lights and the console meters display the chan-
POWER nel signal.
PFL
We recommend you use closed ear headphones in the range 30 to 600 ohms
designed for live sound monitoring. Headphones around 100 ohms imped-
ance are a popular choice.

0 10

AUX 1
WARNING: To avoid damage to your hearing do not oper-
1-2
ate any close-to-ear monitoring such as headphones for long peri-
AUX 2
ods at high volume. Continued exposure to high volume sound can
cause frequency selective or wide range hearing loss.
AUX 3
3-4

AUX 4 AB OUTPUT This is an additional stereo output that can be config-
ured as a separately controlled mix output or a local loudspeaker monitor
AUX 5 send. A recessed mode switch above the AB level control selects the
5-6 source. Use a pen or pointed object to change the setting. Adjust the out-
AUX 6 put level from fully off to a maximum +10dB boost. The normal 0dB position
is marked on the panel.
ST5 / FX
With the mode switch in its up position, the LR mix is selected as the source
ST6 to the AB output TRS jacks. Factory default setting is post-LR fader. If pre-
ferred you can change this to pre-LR fader by repositioning internal option
M
jumpers so that the LR master fader movements do not affect the output. In
LR mode the AB output provides an additional main mix output ideal for
ALL UP = LR
independent fill speaker control, 2-track recording or broadcast feed and so
ALT LR OUT
MONITOR on.
AB
With the mode switch pressed, the console monitor system is selected as
the source. You can use this to feed local monitor speakers to listen to the
OO +10 source selected on the monitor switch bank interrupted by PFL. Local
speaker monitoring can be useful in theatre and stage monitoring applica-
tions.

Allen & Heath 20 WZ4 16:2 and 12:2 User Guide
Gain Structure
How the levels between the different signal stages are set up is referred to as the gain structure.
For best performance it is important that the connected source signals are matched to the ‘normal
operating level’ of the console. Similarly the levels of the connected amplifiers and destination
equipment should be correctly matched to the console outputs. If set too high then the signal
peaks will be clipped resulting in distortion, and if set too low then the signal-to-noise perfor-
mance will be degraded resulting in excessive background hiss and noise.

Using the Meters The MixWizard provides metering of inputs and outputs. For best re-
sults operate the console with the main meters averaging around ‘0’ allowing the loudest moments
to reach ‘+6’. Reduce the channel gain settings if the red peak indicators start to flash. Note that
the peak indicators light 5dB before actual clipping to warn that you are nearing distortion and
should reduce gain. The LED bar meters have a ‘quasi-peak’ response with fast attack and slow
release so that fast musical transients are accurately displayed.

Matching a Source to the Console Start by turning down the channel fader and send
levels to prevent unexpected loud volumes reaching the main speakers and monitors. Using PFL,
adjust the GAIN control for an average ‘0’ reading on the console meters. These automatically
switch to show the channel pre-fade signal when PFL is pressed. Listen to the signal using head-
phones or local AB monitor. Once the channel gain is correctly set you can raise the levels to
bring the channel into the mix. Note that you may need to adjust the gain if you make significant
changes to the EQ. Make sure that any equipment inserted into the channel is set to operate
around 0dBu line level. First set the gain with inserted signal processors such as compressors
switched to bypass.

Matching the Console to Destination Equipment The console produces a
standard XLR output level of +4dBu for a meter reading of ‘0’. It can produce a maximum of
+26dBu which is more than is usually required and therefore gives you plenty of headroom. If you
are connecting to a sensitive power amplifier it is advisable to turn down its input trim control if
the normal console level is too high. Simply turning down the console output faders degrades the
output stage noise performance and reduces the resolution of the fader movement. The output
faders are best operated around ‘-10’ to ‘0’ for loudest average volume required. This allows addi-
tional headroom if you need it.

Terminology The normal operating level is the optimum signal level for best console perfor-
mance, indicated by ‘0’ meter readings and resulting in the +4dBu XLR output level. The channels
operate at 0dBu and the mix stages at –2dBu for extended headroom. Headroom is the extra
level available above normal to allow for loud peaks before the signal becomes clipped resulting in
audible distortion. The signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is the difference measured in dB between nor-
mal level and residual noise floor (hiss) produced by the console electronics. The dynamic range is
the sum of headroom and SNR representing the maximum signal range possible from quietest to
loudest.

Final word… A little care with setting gain structure throughout the signal chain will give you
the best performance and most manageable control of the mix.

+20
CLIPPING !
HEADROOM

+16
NORMAL OPERATING RANGE

+12
+9
+6
+3 SIGNAL
+1
0
-1
SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO

-3
DYNAMIC RANGE

-6
-9
-12
-16
-20
-30
-40
-50
-60
-70
-80
-90 NOISE

Allen & Heath 21 WZ4 16:2 and 12:2 User Guide
Specifications
Performance

Maximum output level XLR +26dBu into 600 ohms max load
Jack +21dBu into 2k ohm max load

Internal headroom Channels +21dB
Mix +23dB

Meters 3 colour LED, quasi peak response
Sensitivity 0VU = +4dBu at XLR output
Master meters 12 segment -30 to +16dB
Channel meters 2 segment -12, +16dB (5dB before clip)

Frequency response 10Hz to 30kHz +/-0.5dB

THD+n at +10dBu 1kHz Channel to mix out < 0.004%

Crosstalk at 1kHz Fader shutoff >90dB
Channel mute >90dB
Inter channel >90dB

Noise, rms 22Hz to 22kHz Mic EIN -127dB
Residual output noise < -95dBu (-99dB S/N)
LR unity fader mix noise < -83dBu (-87dB S/N)

Channel HPF 12dB/octave below 80Hz

Mono EQ HF Shelving, +/-15dB, 12kHz
HM Peak/dip, +/-15dB, 500Hz to 15kHz, Q=1.8
LM Peak/dip, +/-15dB, 35Hz to 1kHz, Q=1.8
LF Shelving, +/-15dB, 80Hz

Stereo EQ HF Shelving, +/-15dB, 12kHz
HM Peak/dip, +/-15dB, 2.5kHz, Q=1.8
LM Peak/dip, +/-15dB, 250Hz, Q=1.8
LF Shelving, +/-15dB, 80Hz

Power supply 100-240V, 50/60Hz auto sensing, IEC input
Power consumption 45W max
Mains fuse T630mA L 20mm

Mechanical

Free standing dimensions W 507 (20”) x D 530 (20.9”) x H 194 (7.7”)

Rack mounted W 483 (19”) x D 122 (4.8”) x H 444 (17.5”) 10U
Underside connectors

Rack mounted W 483 (19”) x D 193 (7.6”) x H 497 (19.6”) 11.2U
Rear connectors

Weight W4-122 unpacked 11kg (24lbs)
W4-122 packed 14kg (31lbs)
W4-162 unpacked 13kg (28lbs)
W4-162 packed 16kg (35lbs)

Allen & Heath 22 WZ4 16:2 and 12:2 User Guide
Connections

Mono channel XLR balanced pin 2 hot Sensitivity -60 to +10dBu
TRS balanced, tip hot Sensitivity -40 to +10dBu
Pad out (MIC) 2k ohm
Pad in (MIC or LINE) >10k ohm, -20dB
Max input level +30dBu
XLR phantom power +48V, on/off

Stereo channel ST1,3 TRS unbalanced >10k ohm, -16 to +20dBu
ST2,4 TRS balanced >10k ohm, -16 to +20dBu

Stereo returns ST1(5) TRS balanced >10k ohm, -6 to +20dBu
ST2(6) TRS unbalanced >2k ohm, -2 to +20dBu

Inserts Channel TRS, tip send, ring return, 0dBu
Output TRS, tip send, ring return, -2dBu

L, R, M outputs XLR balanced pin 2 hot <75 ohm, +4dBu, +26dBu max

Aux 1-6 output TRS impedance balanced <75 ohm, -2dBu, +21dBu max
Electronic balance option <75 ohm, +4dBu, +26dBu max

Direct out TRS impedance balanced <75 ohm, 0dBu, +21dBu max

AB out TRS impedance balanced <75 ohm, -2dBu, +21dBu max

Headphones TRS, tip L, ring R, 30 to 600 ohm headphones recommended

Lamp 4-pin XLR max 12V 5W lamp

MixWizard 4 Series Part Numbers

WZ412:2 8 mic/line, 2 dual stereo, LR console W4-122
WZ416:2 16 mic/line LR console W4-162
WZ414:4:2 10 mic/line, 2 dual stereo, 4 group console W4-1442

WZ412:2,WZ416:2 & WZ414:4:2 USB2 option kit 004-232JIT

SSM2142P balanced output driver option IC AE0302
DRV134 balanced output driver option IC (alternative to above) AE5725

Allen & Heath 18” gooseneck LED lamp LEDLAMP

Allen & Heath 23 WZ4 16:2 and 12:2 User Guide
WZ4 16:2 and 12:2 User Guide
WZ4 16:2
AUX 1-6

RIGHT
LEFT

PFL

PHANTOM POWER
PK
48V 4 BAND EQUALISER SIG PFL AUX SENDS 1-6
MASTER
HF AUX OUT
GAIN
MIC LINE (PAD) HM MUTE
-20dB HPF EQ IN PAN AUX MIX TIP= +
2= +
+
-
AUX5,6 TO FX, AUX6 TO C +4dBu BAL OPTION -2dBu
BALANCED TIP= + LM
IMPEDANCE BALANCED
FADER AUX1-6 TO MONITOR
LINE
LF
TIP= SEND
INSERT
AUX JUMPER L R
0dBu
RING= RETURN POST-EQ
PRE-INSERT
PFL DC
PRE
PFL MIX
MIC/LINE INPUTS PCB
SOLDER PFL
ACTIVE
MONITOR METERS
OPTIONS
DIR JUMPER JS2 JS1 JS4 JS3 JS6 JS5
JS8 JS7 MONITOR SELECT
MONITOR
TIP= + PRE-FADE PR SW PR SW PO SW
DIRECT OUT AUX1
PO SW
0dBu POST-FADE STEREO 1-2
RING= - AUX 1 2 3 4 5 6 AUX2 LEV HEADPHONES
IMPEDANCE BALANCED L
PR = PRE-FADE AUX3 R
SW = SWITCHED
STEREO 3-4
PO = POST-FADE
AUX4
AUX5
STEREO 5-6
AUX6
ST1 (EFFECTS)
A OUT
FROM AUX5,6 ST2

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M
A-B TIP= +
STEREO RETURN 1 ALL UP= L-R
MONITOR
LEV
ST1 IN (EXT EFFECTS IN) L-R A-B -2dBu IMPEDANCE BALANCED
+
L/M - TO MONITOR
BALANCED 0dBu B OUT
POST-FADE
+
R - MUTE
SUM PRE-FADE
LR TIP= +
+
EFFECTS
WZ4 16:2 Block Diagram

AUX1
AUX 5 EFFECT
OFF, 1-20
AUX2 INSERT
+ SUM -2dBu
L FADER BAL
2=+
LEFT OUT

+
AUX3
AUX 6 EFFECT
OFF, 1-20 M S L MIX +4dBu
AUX4
JP1
L-R
MONO/STEREO AUX SOURCE INSERT R FADER BAL RIGHT OUT
-2dBu 2=+
FOOTSWITCH
STEREO RETURN 2 R MIX +4dBu
TO MONITOR
ST2 IN
ST2 TO LR
L/M LR + SUM
M FADER
M
UNBALANCED -2dBu BAL M OUT
MONO SUM 2=+

Allen & Heath
R
AUX6
+4dBu
FROM AUX6
AUX 1-6

WZ4 12:2

WZ4 16:2 and 12:2 User Guide
RIGHT
LEFT

PFL

PHANTOM POWER
PK
48V 4 BAND EQUALISER SIG PFL AUX SENDS 1-6
MASTER
HF AUX OUT
GAIN
MIC LINE (PAD) HM MUTE
-20dB HPF EQ IN PAN AUX MIX TIP= +
2= +
+
-
AUX5,6 TO FX, AUX6 TO C +4dBu BAL OPTION -2dBu
BALANCED TIP= + LM IMPEDANCE BALANCED
FADER AUX1-6 TO MONITOR
LINE
LF
TIP= SEND
INSERT AUX JUMPER
0dBu L R
RING= RETURN POST-EQ
PRE-INSERT
PFL DC
PRE
PFL MIX
MIC/LINE INPUTS PCB
SOLDER PFL
ACTIVE
MONITOR METERS
OPTIONS
DIR JUMPER JS2 JS1 JS4 JS3 JS6 JS5
JS8 JS7 MONITOR SELECT
MONITOR
TIP= + PRE-FADE PR SW PR SW PO SW
DIRECT OUT AUX1
PO SW
0dBu POST-FADE STEREO 1-2
RING= - AUX 1 2 3 4 5 6 AUX2 LEV HEADPHONES
IMPEDANCE BALANCED L
PR = PRE-FADE AUX3 R
SW = SWITCHED STEREO 3-4
PO = POST-FADE
AUX4
AUX5
STEREO 5-6
AUX6
PK
SIG ST5 (EFFECTS)
PFL
4 BAND EQUALISER A OUT
GAIN ST6
L/M ON CH
INPUT ST1(3) M
LR HF SUM + A-B TIP= +
R ALL UP= L-R LEV
MUTE MONITOR
EQ IN PAN
+
HM
L-R A-B -2dBu IMPEDANCE BALANCED
LM FADER
+
L/M - PRE-FADE POST-FADE
GAIN PRE POST-FADE B OUT
ON LF M S M S
INPUT ST2(4) + + RL RL
CN4 CN5
TIP= +

25
+
R - MONO/STEREO AUX
PRE
INSERT
DUAL STEREO INPUTS L FADER BAL LEFT OUT
-2dBu 2=+
JUMPER OPTIONS B A D C F E H G J I L K
PR = PRE-FADE PR SW PR SW PO SW
SW = SWITCHED PR SW PO L MIX +4dBu
PR SW SW
PO = POST-FADE
AUX 1 2 3 4 5 6 L-R
INSERT R FADER BAL RIGHT OUT
WZ4 12:2 Block Diagram

-2dBu 2=+
R MIX +4dBu
FROM AUX5,6
+ SUM M
STEREO RETURN M FADER BAL M OUT
MONO SUM 2=+
+
L/M - TO MONITOR
ST5 IN (EXT EFFECTS IN) BALANCED 0dBu AUX6
+4dBu
+
R - MUTE FROM AUX6
SUM LR
+
EFFECTS
AUX1
AUX 5 EFFECT
OFF, 1-20 AUX2
+ SUM

+
AUX3
AUX 6 EFFECT
OFF, 1-20 M S
FOOTSWITCH AUX4

Allen & Heath
JP1
MONO/STEREO AUX SOURCE
TO MONITOR
ST6 IN
ST2 TO LR
L/M LR
UNBALANCED -2dBu
STEREO RETURN
R
User Options
REMOVE 4x M4 POZI SCREWS PER SIDE
REMOVE SIDE TRIMS
The MixWizard has a versatile architecture which should satisfy most applica-
tions you may encounter without modification. However, the following inter-
nal options provide alternative settings for those applications that may de-
REMOVE M4 POZI SCREW PER SIDE mand them. Access is required to the internal assemblies. pluggable jumper
ROTATE POD links are used in most places and also some links require cutting and soldering
a solder bridge.

REMOVE 3x M3 TORX SCREWS
Remove the base Start by removing the side trims if fitted using a
Pozi crosshead screwdriver. Release the two M4 Pozi head pod securing
screws and rotate the connector pod to gain access to the three M3 rear
base fixing screws. Use a Torx starhead screwdriver to remove these. Ro-
tate the pod again to remove the four M3 underside base screws using the
Torx driver. Carefully lift off the base.

Configure the internal options
Jumper Options:

Fit the options required. Set the option jumpers to the required positions.
ROTATE POD Make sure they are pressed fully home. Check that all channels are correctly
REMOVE 4x M3 TORX SCREWS set and all options fitted according to their instructions. Make sure that no
debris or parts are left loose inside the console.

Solder Options:

Solder options require some ability with a soldering iron, if you have any res-
ervations then please contact your local service centre to carry out this pro-
cedure for you.

See page opposite for details on how to modify the solder options.

LIFT OFF BASE Refit the base Carefully reposition the base. Refit the fixing screws.
Lock the connector pod in the required position using the securing screws.
Refit the side trims if required.

IMPORTANT: Check carefully that all channel options are correctly
set as required. Errors on one or more channels now may cause user prob-
lems later. We recommend that you write the repositioned option settings
on a label and adhere this to the rear panel. This would provide a helpful
reference to other users of the console.

MONO INPUT STEREO INPUT (12:2)
AUX MASTER MASTER LR

AUX STEREO/MONO
AUX BALANCE OPTION
AUX PRE/POST FADER
(SOLDER OPTION,
PCB UNDERSIDE)
AB PRE/POST LR FADER

AUX PRE/POST INSERT/EQ
AUX PRE/POST FADER
DIRECT OUT PRE/POST FADER

ST AUX STEREO/MONO

Allen & Heath 26 WZ4 16:2 and 12:2 User Guide
MONO CH - AUX PRE/POST EQ Aux pre/post insert/EQ Factory default for the mono chan-
nel pre-fade auxes is pre-insert, pre-EQ. This is popular with many users
mixing monitors from FOH. It prevents the channel EQ and inserted
PR PO PR PO compressors affecting the monitor mix. Move the jumper from PR to PO
AUX DIR to change this to post-insert, post-EQ if preferred. Note that auxes are
always post-mute.
MONO CH - DIRECT OUT
Direct output source Factory default is pre-fader. This is
common for live recording to multitrack. The live mix fader movements
do not affect the recording. Move the jumper from PR to PO to change
PR PO PR PO
AUX DIR to post-fade. Post-fade is appropriate when using the output as a direct
channel effects send.
MONO CH - AUX PRE/POST FADER Mono Channel Aux pre/post settings Factory de-
JS2

JS1

JS4

JS3

JS6

JS5

JS8

JS7
fault is Aux 1-2 = pre-fade, Aux 3-4 = switched, Aux 5-6 = post-fade. You
PR=PRE can change these settings for different combinations of pre/post or
PO=POST switched auxes by cutting and resoldering the links. Refer to the system
SW=SWITCH PR SW PR SW PO SW PO SW
AUX 1-2 AUX 3-4 AUX 5 AUX 6 block diagram to explore the possibilities. Make sure you set all mono
and stereo channels the same. Before you make your choice, consider
whether you want to use AUX5 or 5/6 for the internal effects (should be
post) and/or AUX6 to feed aux fed subs (also post). We recommend you
SOLDER BLOB
HERE only change these settings if absolutely necessary.
CUT TRACK
HERE Solder Options: Cut tracks with a sharp knife and ensure that any
cuts don't extend beyond the marked area. Add a solder blob to connect
PR SW the adjoining pads. If you have any doubts about this procedure please
AUX 1-2 contact Allen & Heath and we will put you in touch with your nearest
service centre.

STEREO CH - AUX PRE/POST FADER
Stereo Channel Aux pre/post settings Factory
default is Aux 1&2 = pre-fade, Aux 3&4 = switched, Aux 5&6 = post-fade.
L K J I H G F E D C B A Configure as mono channel but connections are using jumpers instead of
PR=PRE PO SW PO SW PR SW PR SW PR SW PR SW
PO=POST solder links.
SW=SWITCH 6 5 4 3 2 1 AUX

STEREO CH - MONO/STEREO AUXES
Stereo/Mono aux source The stereo channels can feed the
CN5 POST-FADE AUXES
auxes with a mono sum of L+R, or be configured so that L feeds the odd
MONO STEREO
numbered auxes, and R the even. This is preferred when using odd/even
CN4 PRE-FADE AUXES
auxes as stereo pairs. Factory default is the mono setting. Note that you
MONO STEREO should also set the ST1 (ST5) stereo/mono jumper to the same position.

AUX MASTER - ST1(5) MONO/STEREO Effects return stereo/mono aux source The return
JP1 ST1(5) AUX SOURCE channel ST1 (5) feeds Auxes 1-4 with a mono sum of the stereo signal. If
MONO STEREO you are working with stereo auxes you can reconfigure this for stereo
with L feeding Auxes 1, 3 and R feeding Auxes 2, 4.

LR MASTER - AB SOURCE AB source pre or post LR faders The factory default is
that the post-fade LR mix feeds the AB output. If you prefer the master
D
C

A
B

LR faders not to affect the AB output then reposition the two option
AB PRE/POST LR FADER
jumpers in the PRE position. This may be desired if you are using the AB
output to feed a 2-track recording independent of the house level.
R L R L
PRE POST

Allen & Heath 27 WZ4 16:2 and 12:2 User Guide
AUX master balance option The 6 aux
outputs are impedance balanced as standard operating at
nominal -2dBu and with +21dBu maximum drive. They
provide similar interference rejection to electronically
balanced outputs when connected to balanced equip-
ment inputs. An electronically balanced option is availa-
ble if you require nominal +4dBu and higher output
AUX MASTER - BALANCED OUTPUT OPTION
drive up to +26dBu over very long cable runs. Howev-
er, it is not usually necessary to fit this option as the
impedance balanced drive satisfies most applications.
Check that you really need the option before fitting it.

There are two balanced driver ICs which may be used.
Either is suitable. These are available from Allen &
Heath or most electronic component suppliers. The
U12 U11 U10 U9 U8 U7 Allen & Heath part number is shown below:
SSM2142 A&H Part AE0302
1
DRV134 A&H Part AE5725

For each aux master, snip the legs of the two zero ohm
AUX6 AUX5 AUX4 AUX3 AUX2 AUX1
resistor links as shown. This removes them from the
CUT OUT TWO RESISTOR LINKS circuit. Now solder the option IC into the socket. Ob-
INSERT DRIVER IC serve the correct IC pin1 orientation and make sure its
legs are correctly aligned with the socket. Test the out-
put once the work is complete. You should measure
the same level but opposite polarity signal between +
(hot) and ground, and – (cold) and ground.

NOTE: This procedure will require the use of a soldering
iron. If you have any doubts please contact Allen & Heath
and we will put you in touch with your nearest service cen-
WZ4 12:2 tre.

USB 2.0
MULTICHANNEL AUDIO
USB OPTION A blanking plate is fitted over the
rear USB socket as standard.
SENDS 15/16 ST6 SOURCE

A USB multi-channel option card is available, the part
number is shown below:
LR INSERTS ST6 INPUT
AB USB RETURN 004-232JIT WZ4 USB AUDIO OPTION

This is a high quality audio card that sends 16 channels
from the mixer to a computer for recording or pro-
cessing. A stereo channel is returned to the mixer for
WZ4 16:2
monitoring purposes or as an effects return path.
SENDS 15/16 ST2 SOURCE For the 12:2 the card sends the following channels to
the computer: Mono channels 1-8 direct out, Aux out-
puts 1-6, Left/right insert sends OR AB outputs.
MONO CH 15/16 ST2 INPUT
AB USB RETURN For the 16:2 the card sends the following: Mono chan-
USB 2.0 nels 1-14 direct out, Mono channels 15 & 16 direct out
MULTICHANNEL AUDIO OR AB outputs.

The ST2(ST6) source can toggled between the computer
return feed or the input sockets mounted at the rear of
the mixer.

For full details please refer to the WZ4 USB option
application note AP8987 and fitting instructions AP8988.

Allen & Heath 28 WZ4 16:2 and 12:2 User Guide
Cue Sheet WZ412:2
Copy and use this page to record your console settings

LAMP
ALLEN&HEATH MixWizard WZ4 12:2
0 0
-5 -5
GAIN 5 GAIN 5 AUX
+48V +48V +48V +48V +48V +48V +48V +48V -10 -10 -- Off 1
10 10 Aux send
-20 -20
1 Delay
PAD PAD PAD PAD PAD PAD PAD PAD 16 16
[tap] [regen] OO +6
(LINE) (LINE) (LINE) (LINE) (LINE) (LINE) (LINE) (LINE)
AUX
2 DelayLF
30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 ON ON [tap] [LFregen] 2
0 40 0 40 0 40 0 40 0 40 0 40 0 40 0 40
20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
3 DelayHF
GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN [tap] [regen]
50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 OO +6

TO LR TO LR
4 PingPong AUX
- 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 [tap] [regen]
3
HPF HPF HPF HPF HPF HPF HPF HPF TO 9-10 (ST1+ST2) TO 11-12 (ST3+ST4) 5 BeatDelay
[tap] [regen]

-5
0
-5
0
6 SlapDelay OO +6 ST6/USB
HF HF HF HF HF HF HF HF GAIN 5 GAIN 5 [time] AUX LEV
-10 -10
10 10 7 Ambient 4
-20 -20 [size]

16 16 8 EchoVerb
OO +6 OO 0
3k 3k 3k 3k 3k 3k 3k 3k [reverb]
1k 4k 1k 4k 1k 4k 1k 4k 1k 4k 1k 4k 1k 4k 1k 4k
ON ON 9 EchoSpace TO LR
700 6k 700 6k 700 6k 700 6k 700 6k 700 6k 700 6k 700 6k [size]
10 Doubler
500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k HF HF [thickness]
HM HM HM HM HM HM HM HM 11 Plate
[decay] AUX5
12 PlateDly +16
[predly]
AUX6
+9
Press
+6
180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 HM HM 13 PlateEQ
70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 [colour] +3
0
45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 14 Hall1 -3
[size] -6
-9
35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 15 Hall2
[size] Parameter -12
LM LM LM LM LM LM LM LM LM LM Hold -16
16 ConcertHall -20
[size] TAP -30
17 Arena
[size]
ST5 / FX L R
LF LF LF LF LF LF LF LF 18 SmallSpace LEV
LF LF
[size] POWER
19 Flanger
[intensity] PFL
OO +6
20 Chorus
EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN [depth] FX
MUTE

AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX
PRE
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 10
AUX
1
OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 AUX 1
AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX 1-2
+4
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 OO

AUX AUX 2
2
OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6
AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX 3
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 OO +4
3-4
AUX
OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6
3 AUX 4
AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX
4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 OO +4
AUX 5
AUX
5-6
OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 4
POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST AUX 6
PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE OO +4

AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX
ST5 / FX
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +4 ST6
AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
M
ALL UP = LR
OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +4
POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST / FX
ALT LR OUT
MONITOR

AB
PAN PAN PAN PAN PAN PAN PAN PAN BAL BAL

L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R OO +10

L+R
MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE AUX 6

PK! PK! PK! PK! PK! PK! PK! PK! PK! PK!
L R M
PFL PFL PFL PFL PFL PFL PFL PFL PFL PFL

SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG
10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30

OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO

AUX6

Allen & Heath 29 WZ4 16:2 and 12:2 User Guide
Cue Sheet WZ416:2
Copy and use this page to record your console settings

LAMP
ALLEN&HEATH MixWizard WZ4 16:2
AUX
+48V +48V +48V +48V +48V +48V +48V +48V +48V +48V +48V +48V +48V +48V +48V +48V 1

PAD PAD PAD PAD PAD PAD PAD PAD PAD PAD PAD PAD PAD PAD PAD PAD OO +6
(LINE) (LINE) (LINE) (LINE) (LINE) (LINE) (LINE) (LINE) (LINE) (LINE) (LINE) (LINE) (LINE) (LINE) (LINE) (LINE)
AUX
0 30 0 30 0 30 0 30 0 30 0 30 0 30 0 30 0 30 0 30 0 30 0 30 0 30 0 30 0 30 0 30
20 40 20 40 20 40 20 40 20 40 20 40 20 40 20 40 20 40 20 40 20 40 20 40 20 40 20 40 20 40 20 40 2
GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN GAIN
50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50
OO +6
AUX
- 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40 - 10 10 60 40
3
HPF HPF HPF HPF HPF HPF HPF HPF HPF HPF HPF HPF HPF HPF HPF HPF

OO +6 ST2/USB
HF HF HF HF HF HF HF HF HF HF HF HF HF HF HF HF AUX LEV
4

OO +6 OO 0
3k 3k 3k 3k 3k 3k 3k 3k 3k 3k 3k 3k 3k 3k 3k 3k
1k 4k 1k 4k 1k 4k 1k 4k 1k 4k 1k 4k 1k 4k 1k 4k 1k 4k 1k 4k 1k 4k 1k 4k 1k 4k 1k 4k 1k 4k 1k 4k
TO LR
700 6k 700 6k 700 6k 700 6k 700 6k 700 6k 700 6k 700 6k 700 6k 700 6k 700 6k 700 6k 700 6k 700 6k 700 6k 700 6k

500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k 500Hz 15k
HM HM HM HM HM HM HM HM HM HM HM HM HM HM HM HM
AUX5
+16
AUX6
+9
Press
+6
180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180
70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 70 250 +3
0
45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 45 400 -3
-6
-9
35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k 35Hz 1k
Parameter -12
LM LM LM LM LM LM LM LM LM LM LM LM LM LM LM LM Hold -16
-20
TAP -30

ST1 / FX L R
LF LF LF LF LF LF LF LF LF LF LF LF LF LF LF LF LEV
POWER

PFL
OO +6

EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN EQ IN FX
MUTE

AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX
PRE
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 10
AUX
1
OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 AUX 1
AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX 1-2
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 OO +4
AUX AUX 2
2
OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6
AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX 3
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 OO +4
3-4
AUX
3 AUX 4
OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6
AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX
4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 OO +4
AUX 5
AUX
5-6
OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6
4
POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST AUX 6
PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE OO +4

AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX
ST1 / FX
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +4 ST2
AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
M
ALL UP = LR
OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +6 OO +4
POST / FX
ALT LR OUT
MONITOR
AB
PAN PAN PAN PAN PAN PAN PAN PAN PAN PAN PAN PAN PAN PAN PAN PAN -- Off
Aux send

1 Delay
L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R [tap] [regen] OO +10
2 DelayLF L+R
MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE [tap] [LFregen]
AUX 6

PK! PK! PK! PK! PK! PK! PK! PK! PK! PK! PK! PK! PK! PK! PK! PK!
3 DelayHF L R M
PFL PFL PFL PFL PFL PFL PFL PFL PFL PFL PFL PFL PFL PFL PFL PFL [tap] [regen]

4 PingPong
[tap] [regen]
SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG 5 BeatDelay
10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 [tap] [regen] 10 10
6 SlapDelay
[time]

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 7 Ambient 5 5
[size]

8 EchoVerb
[reverb]
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 EchoSpace
[size]

10 Doubler
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 [thickness] 5 5
11 Plate
[decay]
10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 PlateDly
10 10
[predly]

13 PlateEQ
[colour]

14 Hall1
20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 [size] 20 20
15 Hall2
[size]

16 ConcertHall
[size]

17 Arena
30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 [size] 30 30
18 SmallSpace
[size]

19 Flanger
[intensity]
OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO
20 Chorus
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Allen & Heath 30 WZ4 16:2 and 12:2 User Guide