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Allen & Heath Xone:32 DJ CONTROLLER

ALLEN & HEATH XONE:K2 DJ CONTROLLER

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Allen & Heath introduces a brand new DJ controller, the Xone:K2, which they hope will be a direct competitor to the best-selling Traktor DJ Controller: the Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1. The Allen & Heath Xone:K2 controller has the same basic shape as the Traktor Kontrol X1, but differs in a number of ways; including having four physical faders and a built in four-output sound card. Unlike the Traktor Kontrol X1, the Allen & Heath Xone:K2 is designed as a universal controller that can control any DJ software, with 52 hardware controls that can provide 171 Midi commands across three layers, with three-color LEDs lighting buttons to indicate which layer is selected. The Allen & Heath Xone:K2 unit comes with sample mappings, but Allen & Heath envisions that it will be deeply customized by DJ's to suit their own style and workflow.

The Xone:K2 has an 1/8" headphone jack on the front and one twin RCA output on the back: Two stereo channels, but an extra set of RCAs on the back would have offered more flexibility.
Two units can be linked together to provide a greater degree of control using Allen & Heath's X:LINK protocol, and Allen & Heath also offers the possibility of X:LINKing two of these to one of its digital mixers (the Allen & Heath Xone:DB4 or newly announced Allen & Heath Xone:DB2), which would give a 100% digital system that would have truly amazing potential.

Each Allen & Heath Xone:K2 comes with a carrying case, which doubles up as a stand, to raise it up to the height of any standard club mixer (another improvement over the Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1). So long as you don't need a crossfader you can mix four decks with just this one unit, and plug into one channel of an audio mixer. Alternatively, you could use an external mixer to control two independent decks with each Xone:K2, by plugging both the headphone and the RCA outputs into separate channels.

Xone:K2 is a compact, slim line universal MIDI controller - incorporating a 4 channel soundcard, to be used with any DJ software. With no fewer than 52 hardware controls providing up to 171 MIDI commands across 3 layers - plus the ability to link multiple units using X:LINK, saving USB ports on your computer - Xone:K2 has the power and flexibility to put you in touch with the functions and features of your chosen software. Quick and simple mapping lets you create a unique layout that mirrors your style and puts the functions that matter at your fingertips, whilst 3 colour illuminating switches give at-a-glance feedback - allowing you to work however you decide. The high quality internal soundcard provides flexible user setup options using the Xone:K2 with headphones, headphones and a mix system or with an external mixer. Xone:K2 comes packed in a black padded case as standard. The case doubles as a stand, bringing the K2 up to the same height as most pro DJ mixers.

Universal
Xone:K2 is a universal MIDI controller and is perfect to be used with any  DJ software, such as Traktor Pro, Ableton, Virtual DJ, PCDJ and MixVibes. Xone:K2 can even be used to control lights or VJ software - if it can receive MIDI data it can take commands from K2.

MIDI Control
Xone:K2 has 52 physical controls - including 12 analogue and 6 endless rotary encoders with push switch, 4 linear faders, and 30 backlit performance switches - providing up to 171 MIDI control commands across 3 layers. What each control does is entirely up to you - you can create a completely customised layout that perfectly fits the way you want to work. We also provide maps to get you started out the box and information on how to set up your own.

Latching Layers
By assigning controls to multiple layers you can give a single physical control up to 3 functions. You can configure all, some or none of K2’s controls to be linked to the latching layers system. As a quick visual reminder, when toggling through layers all switches assigned to a particular layer will illuminate in the appropriate colour.

Audio Interface
Xone:K2 has a high quality internal, four channel (2 stereo) soundcard. Setup options include using the Xone:K2 with headphones, headphones and a mix/PA system or with an external mixer - Xone:K2 is truly versatile for all modern DJs requirements.

Style with Strength
Its slim line chassis, soft touch controls and minimal looks set K2 apart from the pack. There’s plenty of substance too - Xone:K2 is built to Allen & Heath’s renowned touring grade audio and build quality standards, including the use of steel nuts on all rotary controls to protect the circuitry from impact damage.

Case / Stand
Xone:K2 comes packed in a robust black padded case as standard. As well as keeping it safe on the road, the case doubles as a stand, bringing the K2 up to the same height as most pro DJ mixers.

X:LINK
Two K2s can be linked via Allen & Heath’s X:LINK protocol, giving twice as much control capability. X:LINK uses a standard RJ45 connector and distributes power and data, which means two K2s can be connected to your software using only one USB port on your computer. X:LINK also allows connection to Xone:DB4 and Xone:DB2 mixers, offering further expansion. 

ALLEN & HEATH

Allen & Heath warrants its products to be free from defects for 1 year from the date of purchase.

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