Earlier this week we released our full in-depth video review of the new Allen & Heath Xone:PX5 Mixer. Today we are taking a deep dive into the Filters and Effects to show how to use them and what they sound like. This is a short Tutorial and Demo video of these awesome features by yours truly.
Allen & Heath has just released a Digital USB version of the Xone:43 analog mixer which is called the Xone:43C. The new Xone:43C mixer has all of the analog goodness of the 43 including the iconic Filters and great sound quality but also adds a USB soundcard for DVS playback and an X-Link port to connect other Allen & Heath Digital devices such as the K1 or K2. Review is coming soon, but check out our unboxing & first impressions video after the jump.
Allen & Heath has just announced that they are releasing a Digital USB version of the Xone:43 analog mixer which will be dubbed the Xone:43C. The new Xone:43C mixer will sport all of the analog goodness of its sibling including the iconic Filters and great sound quality along with adding a USB soundcard for DVS playback and an X-Link port to connect other Allen & Heath Digital devices such as the K1 or K2.
Allen & Heath keeps analog DJ's alive with the release of the new Xone:43 mixer. The Xone:43 mixer is a basically like a four channel version of the Xone:23 that we recently reviewed late last year. The Xone:43 is loaded with four phono and line RCA inputs, am XLR microphone input, headphone outputs, FX send/return, and separate Booth/Record/Master outputs.
Today at NAMM 2015, the Serato team has announced a new Serato DJ Club Kit that will allow users of certain Pioneer and Allen & Heath four channel Club mixers to work in digital vinyl setup mode with external decks and Serato DJ software control. Users of the Pioneer DJM-900NSX/DJM-850 or the Allen & Heath DB2/DB4 can connect to the computer via USB and have full Serato DJ timecode control using the Serato DJ Club Kit which will run $169.
The new Allen & Heath two-channel Xone:23C professional DJ mixer has excellent build quality, an internal USB DJ soundcard with DVS capabilities, Mixvibes LE software, and an X:Link connector to easily link to other Allen & Heath Xone:K series controllers. The Xone:23C is also like a 2+2 channel mixer since it has separate gain knobs for each of the four RCA inputs on the rear of the mixer. Watch our unboxing & first impressions video while we work on the review.
Allen & Heath's newest modular MIDI controller called the Xone:K1 is essentially a Xone:K2 MIDI controller but without the built-in stereo soundcard interface and MIDI layering capabilities. The Xone:K1 is a universal MIDI controller that can be mapped/programmed to work with any DJ software and it has six push-button rotary encoder knobs, 12 knobs, four faders, and 30 three-color backlit performance buttons to take precise control over specific software functions. We have a new Xone:K1 in the lab for the full review treatment, but check out the unboxing and first impressions video while we get to work on the official review!
The new Xone:K1 controller is on hand at the 2014 DJ Expo at the Allen & Heath booth where we have Darren DeSouza giving us the full rundown of what this small but powerful controller has to offer. The Xone:K1 is essentially a Xone:K2 MIDI controller but without the built-in stereo soundcard interface. The Xone:K1 is a universal MIDI controller that can be mapped/programmed to work with any DJ software and it has six push-button rotary encoder knobs, 12 knobs, four faders, and 30 three-color backlit performance buttons to take precise control over specific software functions.
Yesterday, Allen & Heath announced a brand new modular MIDI controller called the Xone:K1. The Xone:K1 is essentially a Xone:K2 MIDI controller but without the built-in stereo soundcard interface. The Xone:K1 is a universal MIDI controller that can be mapped/programmed to work with any DJ software and it has six push-button rotary encoder knobs, 12 knobs, four faders, and 30 three-color backlit performance buttons to take precise control over specific software functions.
Allen and Heath have just announced a new Mixer to their Xone lineup called the Xone:23C. This new mixer is essentially the new Xone:23 mixer with three new additions which include an internal USB DJ soundcard with two-Deck DVS capabilities, Mixvibes LE software, and an X:Link connector to easily link to other Allen & Heath Xone:K series controllers.
Allen & Heath have been pretty quiet in the DJ-space since releasing the DB2 and DB4 mixers, but they've since announced a brand new two channel mixer for this year's 2014 NAMM show. The A&H Xone:23 Mixer is the new update to the beloved Xone:22, with a new look and style to match the DB mixers and including some updates to appease the masses. The Xone:23 comes with a new analogue Voltage Control Filter (VCF) system for Low/High-Pass filters, frequency sweep and resonance control.
Our good friends over at American Music and Sound were once again showing off their goodies at the 2013 DJ Expo with their Lineup of Reloop gear, Vestax controllers and Allen & Heath Mixers. We were also able to catch DJ Angelo from the UK ripping it up on the new US-Bound Reloop RP-6000mk6 Super OEM turntables and RMX-80 mixer that will be available state-side immediately! The Vestax Typoon and professional VCI-380 and VCI-400 controllers were in the booth along with the Allen & Heath Mixer range.
Our good friends over at American Music and Sound were at the 2012 DJ Expo with their Lineup of Vestax controllers and Allen & Heath Mixers. The Vestax Typoon in both color configurations were these to use along with the professional VCI-380 and VCI-400 controllers both running in Serato. Allen & Heath had the DB2 and the DB4 getting the most love from the DJ's as soon as anyone touched one. Check out the Exhibit video so you can see what you're missing at the Atlantic City DJ Expo this year.
Last year we brought you a complete review of the Xone flagship professional DJ headphones, the XD:53. We thought they were almost perfect, but did not include a detachable cable which is usually the first point of failure on most professional DJ headphones. Thankfully Allen & Heath have decided to right the wrong by updating the XD:53 to include the detachable/replaceable cable and updating the color scheme with a new gunmetal look. Check out the press release, intro video, and price after the jump.
Allen & Heath has just announced the new Xone:K2, a USB DJ MIDI controller that will integrate seamlessly with their Xone:DB-series mixers via the new X:LINK connection port. The Xone:K2 can be used with any DJ software with all 52 hardware controls (faders, buttons, and knobs) being fully MIDI mappable to the user's needs. They can even be chained together to give you even more control than ever. The K2 will come with a bag that will double as a stand to bring the Xone:K2 up to the same height as mixers and decks. More information inside.
Allen & Heath has just announced the new Xone:DB2 four-channel MIDI mixer with an interal USB soundcard and a crazy effects and EQ section that is sure to get the mixing DJ's very excited. The DB2 mixer is the more affordable "younger" brother of the Xone:DB4, but is still full of most of the important features that has made the DB4 so successful. It is still a full MIDI controller and can work with any DJ Software out there on the market today and it can also link with the new Xone:K2 software controller via the new X:LINK connection port. More details inside.
Check out the official DJbooth.net Video Coverage of the Vestax and Allen & Heath DJ Booth at the 2011 Atlantic City DJ Expo at the Trump Taj Mahal. On-hand were the entire line of Vestax DJ Products like the VCI-100mk2, VCI-300, Typhoon, and the Pad One DJ controllers. Allen & Heath showed off the Xone:DB4 Mixer, Xone:DX, and all of the other current Xone Mixer offerings. There was also a nice demo of the Xone DB4 Mixer working in perfect harmony with a Xone:DX Midi controller. Watch the video inside.
When the Allen & Heath teams aren't busy making DJ mixers that we all love and adore so much, they are out there making huge iLive custom mixing machines for multi-million dollar venues that require bar-none stadium performance as well as best-in-class sound quality. From the Courts of the NBA all the way to a gospel church in Memphis, Allen & Heath knows what they are doing when it comes to stadium sound.
The DJbooth.net and Allen & Heath Xone XD:53 headphone giveaway contest is complete and the winner has been announced. This was our first highly successful giveaway contest and there will be many more to come in 2011 starting this month, so keep it locked! I want to give a special "Thank You" to all the DJ's and Producers out there who entered the contest and provided some excellent feedback. Winner and details inside.
Allen & Heath were on hand at the 2011 NAMM show and brought us a few new pieces of DJ gear. First up is the all new Allen & Heath Xone DB4 high performance digital mixer. This mixer has a Quad-FX core, multi-channel USB audio, analog and digital ins and outs, and some serious looping functions. Allen & Heath also brought out their iLive mixpad App for the apple iPAD which will allow users to control the iLive digital mixing system. The iLive Mixpad connects to an iLive Mixrack via a wireless network and allows the DJ to control live mixing, channel faders, DCA faders, mutes, image controls, aux sends, EQ's, and much more. Details, Pics, and press releases inside.