Allen & Heath has announced today the availability for December this year of Xone:DB2, their latest addition to Xone:DB Digital Family. Allen&Heath Xone:DB2is a fully digital Dj mixer that it has under the hood more than 50 FX presets divided into 5 FX types: Delays/Loopers, Reverbs, Resonance, Modulation and Damage. These effects are studio grade FX. In fact, several legendary producers already use the DB range FX in their recordings. Allen & Heath states that there are plans to continue building the FX library in future firmware updates.
Allen & Heath Xone:DB2 Top Features
Allen & Heath Xone:DB2 Input Matrix
Each of DB2’s four input channels has a full input matrix that can select from four analogue (Line or RIAA), four USB, or two digital sources, allowing for a wide variety of audio sources to be connected simultaneously. The same source can also be selected on multiple channels.
Allen & Heath Xone:DB2 Trimodal EQ
Allen & Heath Xone:DB2 adopts the fresh approach to creative equalisation introduced on DB4. The EQs can be used in three different modes – standard asymmetric EQ (+6/-25dB), total Kill (+6dB/OFF with a 24dB/octave slope), or High-Pass/Low-Pass filter with adjustable resonance.
Allen & Heath Xone:DB2 Mic/Line Input
With 2 band EQ, gain, cue and mix level and with full access to FX.
Allen & Heath Xone:DB2 High Visibility OLED Display
Tested for maximum clarity whether playing on a sundrenched Balearic beach or in a Berlin basement, the high contrast display shows FX selection, BPM and menu setup functions.
Allen & Heath Xone:DB2 Lightweight chassis
Made for life on the road, Xone:DB2 is robust enough for touring, and its lightweight aluminium chassis helps ease the arm-ache.
Allen & Heath Xone:DB2 Integral Soundcard
The built-in, multi-channel USB2 soundcard allows replay and recording from computer-based audio software for 4 stereo sends and 4 stereo returns.
Allen & Heath Xone:DB2 MIDI control
All controls (except Mic and Phones level) send MIDI data. The mixer can double up as a MIDI controller for DJ software such as Traktor Pro and Ableton via the MIDI shift button, which allows the FX selection controls to send MIDI data without changing the mixer settings.
Allen & Heath Xone:DB2 X:LINK
Allen & Heath Xone:DB2 can integrate smoothly with the new Xone:K2 software controller via Allen & Heath’s proprietary X:LINK protocol.
Allen & Heath Xone:DB2 Price and Availability: SRP: £999 ex VAT/ December 2011