Allen & Heath today has announced Xone: K2 a universal controller perfect tool for managing top dj software like Traktor Pro, Ableton, Virtual Dj, PCDJ or MixVibes and even to control lights or VJ Software because if it can receive Midi Data it can take commands from K2.
Viewed from the top, Allen & Heath Xone: K2 is a MIDI controller with a 4-channel internal soundcard, configurable MIDI surface with tri-colour LED illumination, USB bus power, and incorporating Allen&Heath’s proprietary X:LINK to connect with other Xone equipment.
Allen & Heath Xone: K2 – Professional Dj Midi Controller Top Features
Allen & Heath Xone: K2 MIDI Control
Allen & Heath 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 – with a little thought you can create a completely customised layout that perfectly fits the way you want to work. Allen&Heath also offer some sample maps and information on how to set up your own.
Allen & Heath Xone: K2 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.
Allen & Heath Xone: K2 Audio Interface
Allen&heath Xone:K2 has a high quality internal, four channel (2 stereo) soundcard.
Allen & Heath Xone: K2 Style with Strength
Allen&Heath Cone:K2’s slimline 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.
Allen & Heath Xone: K2 Case / Stand
Allen&Heath 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.
Allen & Heath Xone: K2 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. X:LINK also allows connection to Xone:DB4 and Xone:DB2 mixers.
Allen & Heath Xone: K2 Price and Avilability: SRP: £199 ex VAT / January 2012