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ALLEN & HEATH XONE:4D DJ MIXER & MIDI CONTROLLER

Allen & Heath XONE:4D DJ Mixer

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The Allen & Heath Xone:4D utilizes the new USB 2.0 soundcard which is now in production in the Xone:2D, which offers much greater capability and flexibility over the previous version.

The new Allen & Heath Xone:4D will do everything that the 3D could do, and more. It will enable DJs to greatly extend the capability of your digital setup, e.g. by running 4 simultaneous decks in Native Instruments Traktor, or by being able to achieve genuine multi-track recording of your sets in applications such as Ableton Live or ProTools.

The new model from Allen & Heath Xone series is a USB mixer with a new soundcard that has the same features than the Xone:3D but with some interesting news like multi-track recording, running 4 simultaneous decks in Native Instruments Traktor or, like a lot of people requested, panels that can be read in very low light using a ultra violet sensitive paint.

The specifications Allen & Heath Xone:4D Mixer are 24-bit audio resolution and 96 kHz sampling rate, 8 different setups for the USB soundcard (that removes the need of using the computer software utility like the Xone:3D model), 225 assignable MIDI controls, real-time LFO waveform edit function, 4 stereo and digital outputs and 4 stereo and digital inputs and FX2 RCA sockets that can be converted to recording outputs.

New 20-channel USB audio interface
The Xone:4D continues the seamless integration of computer-based digital media into the traditional DJ workspace, but with a further enhanced feature set. Combining a fully featured, high specification professional analogue DJ mixer with 105 MIDI controllers and 227 MIDI messages, a completely new, high-end, 96 kHz / 24-bit 20 channel Allen & Heath-designed USB 2.0 soundcard, the progressive XONE:4D has been developed in conjunction with some of the world's most cutting-edge DJ/producers.
New features for the 4D include the new 20-channel USB 2.0 soundcard, a completely new BPM counter, assignable LFO with step VCF-filter and fresh new paint.

Mixer:
4 multi-input stereo channels: RIAA preamps for turntables on 3 inputs, (channel 4 is Line/Line)
Soundcard output routing switches for each channel (1-2, 3-4, 5-6 & 7-8)
3-band total kill EQ: 6dB to off
2 FX sends: pre/post selection (internal on FX2)
2 stereo returns
Headphone monitor with mix/cue control: 3.5mm and 1/4" sockets
2 analogue VCF filters low-pass, band-pass, high-pass (can be combined for more filter types), resonance frequency, and filter ‘on" switch
Filter assignable LFO with depth control and brand-new editable fader step-filter function.
Completely re-designed and functionally improved BPM detection circuit.
Mic input: On XLR connector; gain control and 2-band EQ control available: routable straight to soundcard.
Power supply: High performance internal switch-mode supply
RIAA: for THREE turntables (four via internal jumper link)
Dual Rail VCA Cross Fader

USB 2.0 SOUNDCARD:
Totally new 20 channel 96 kHz / 24-bit soundcard connecting via wide-bandwidth USB 2.0 (480Mbit/s)
Uses 24 bit stereo Analogue to Digital converters and Digital to Analogue converters (not lower spec CODECs)
10 in / 10 out (4 stereo in optical in / 4 stereo out optical out)
No software configuration utility – all front panel switched.
Soundcard inputs fed from Mic, FX2, FX1, Main Mix or from stereo channels 1-4
Sends - mix, FX, or individual analogue channels may be routed to PC or digital outputs.
New record output – FX2 RCA outputs can be switched to a RCA record output.
Drivers available for PC and Mac

MIDI CONTROLLER:
NEW! 2 separate layers of MIDI controllers with control pickup algorithm ensuring a smooth transition between layers.
227 MIDI control messages available from 105 separate MIDI controls
8 x 60mm linear faders
16 x detented rotary pots
10 rotary encoders,
50 switches,
2 custom jog wheels with 4 micro switches
8 illuminated push switches
Xone:4D is compatible with any PC software that has MIDI assignable functions: for instance, lighting controller or visual effects programs

The Xone:4D comes with mains leads, USB cable, user guide, spare knobs & faders and A&H stickers.


ALLEN & HEATH LAUNCHES XONE:4D DJ CONTROLLER

Evolved from the revolutionary Xone:3D, the Xone:4D has an enhanced feature set, combining a fully-featured, high specification professional analogue DJ mixer with 105 MIDI controls, and a new high-end 96 kHz/24bit 20-channel USB 2.0 soundcard.

The mixer section is based on the award-winning Xone:92 and features 4 triple-input stereo channels (soundcard, phono and line), 3 band total kill EQ, 2 stereo effects sends, 2 analogue VCF filters with LFO, VCA crossfader and dual-rail channel faders, DJ microphone and cue monitoring system.

For the assignable LFO, a new editable step-filter function has been developed, encouraging creative combinations of the tempo-detecting BPM counter and tap tempo. Each MIDI fader becomes a filter cut-off frequency, enabling you to "draw" your own tempo-locked LFO waveform.

There is also a new 16-bit tempo detecting circuit, which constantly monitors the BPM and outputs a MIDI clock to help synchronize MIDI-controlled music replay software with external source programme material.

The stereo FX sends can be used with external equipment such as effects units and samplers and now both FX sends can be routed to the USB audio system and sent to the PC. Following customer feedback, the FX2 hardware output can be switched to act as a Main Mix record output.

There are two dedicated MIDI control strips comprising 8 60mm faders, 16 centre-detented rotary controls, 10 rotary encoders with push switches, 32 switches (8 illuminated), and 2 improved high quality custom jog wheels with 4 navigation switches. The Xone:4D's MIDI sections now have a ‘shift" function giving two layers of MIDI controls, allowing 227 mappable MIDI messages from the 105 MIDI controls on the front panel, and a fader pickup algorithm allows seamless movement between the layers.

In addition, several mixer functions generate and respond to MIDI, and the BPM counter provides MIDI start/stop and clock. The Xone:4D provides full control of external MIDI devices including the most sophisticated DJ performance computer environments. Overlays are available to identify the control function for popular software applications.

A high performance 20-channel USB2.0 soundcard is built into the mixer, featuring 4 analogue stereo inputs and outputs, transmitting audio at up to 96kHz with 24 bit resolution. It uses USB to interface the mixer audio and MIDI to a PC where the sound may be manipulated in real time using any music software application. The soundcard also produces SPDIF, COAX and optical digital inputs and outputs. A low latency ASIO driver is provided for audio streaming between the 4D and PC. Each mixer channel has its own soundcard input routing switches allowing for complete flexibility on what gets sent to or from the PC.

The most noticeable visible change in the Xone:4D is the new style and colouring, developed in response to you " requests for panels which are easier to read in low light. The white screening is in Ultra Violet sensitive paint, which glows when exposed to UV light.

"When we launched the Xone:3D in 2005, we were proud to offer the DJ community a pioneering and unique tool that integrates computer-based digital media into the traditional DJ workspace. The new Xone:4D is the culmination of over two years" experience and feedback from DJ's using the 3D, and has technological developments that did not exist or were prohibitively expensive at the time of the original design," comments Xone designer, Andy Rigby-Jones. "The Xone:4D will enable DJ's to greatly extend the capability of your digital setup by, for example, running 4 simultaneous decks in Native Instruments" Traktor, or by being able to achieve genuine multi-track recording of your sets in applications such as Ableton Live or ProTools."

A significant leap forward has been taken in DJ technology with the launch of Allen & Heath's pioneering mixer/controller, the Xone:4D. The unique design is the amalgamation of a high performance DJ mixer, a top spec multi-channel USB soundcard, a comprehensive MIDI software controller, offering a performance workstation that integrates all the tools of the modern DJ.

The mixer section is derived from the industry-standard Xone:92 and Xone:62 designs, featuring 4 multi-input stereo channels, 3-band total kill EQ, a comprehensive cue system, 2 stereo returns, headphone monitor with mix/cue control, and high quality dual rail faders. 4D contains the Xone range's trademark VCF filters, offering low-pass, band-pass, and high-pass selection; resonance and frequency filters; plus there is an assignable LFO with depth control. The master section has 2 FX sends with pre/post fader selection, and there is a VCA crossfader.

The USB soundcard has eight channels, arranged in stereo pairs, which can operate in two modes - 6 channels from a PC and 2 returns, or 4 channels from a PC and 4 returns. Using individual professional audio standard 24bit stereo converters with an audio sampling rate of 48kHz, the card's design guarantees the best possible audio fidelity from laptops and PCs. The soundcard can be fed from the main mix, FX1, or direct from the channels, and features a SPDIF optical and coaxial interface. Also, the USB connection sends and receives both audio and MIDI data to and from the PC, and can be used to update firmware and set mixer configuration data.

There are dedicated MIDI control sections either side of the mixer, with a total of 8 dedicated control faders, 16 rotary controls with centre detent, 10 encoders, 50 switches, and 2 custom jog wheels with micro switches, which can be mapped for use as navigation controls for DJ software such as Ableton Live and Traktor. Xone:4D can send a total of 105 different MIDI control messages from the dedicated control sections, audio channel faders and crossfader, to the 4D's MIDI out socket and via the USB interface to the PC.

An automatic beat detector synchronises the MIDI clock to the main mix, the FX2 mix buss, or can be disabled to allow the beat to be manually tapped-in. The 4D also has connections for a footswitch controller and a gameport socket for a standard analogue joystick that can also be used as a second MIDI output.

The progressive DJ's, Chris Liebing and Richie Hawtin, have been consultants and beta testers during development of the Xone:4D.

"Technology is leading us into a very exciting and new form of DJ'ing," comments Chris Liebing. "Allen & Heath's Xone:4D is a huge step forward into that future. More fun for the DJ, more fun for the crowd!"

The Xone:4D is a combination of a fully-featured high performance DJ mixer, a top spec multi-channel USB soundcard, and a comprehensive control workstation with MIDI and PC connectivity. This versatile product has 14 stereo inputs and 10 stereo outputs, and can simultaneously mix up to 11 stereo signals.

The ALLEN & HEATH XONE:4D allows the user to manipulate and manage any source - such as mp3, CD, video and vinyl - from a central interface. It is an amalgamation of a fully-featured high performance DJ mixer, a top spec multi-channel USB soundcard, and a comprehensive software controller with MIDI and PC connectivity. This versatile product has 14 stereo inputs and 10 stereo outputs, and can simultaneously mix up to 11 stereo signals.

The Xone:4D is a unique DJ control concept allowing the user to manipulate and manage any source - such as mp3, CD, video and vinyl - from a central interface. The Xone:4D is an amalgamation of a fully-featured high performance DJ mixer, a top spec multi-channel USB soundcard, and a comprehensive software controller with MIDI and PC connectivity. This versatile product has 14 stereo inputs and 10 stereo outputs, and can simultaneously mix up to 11 stereo signals.

The Xone:4D is a stunningly versatile combination of sophisticated 4-channel DJ mixer, a high quality multi-channel USB soundcard and comprehensive MIDI software controller, packaged together in sleek but super durable Allen & Heath style.

The cutting edge DJ now has the freedom to take music sources from vinyl, CD or computer, manipulate them using favourite music software and output professional quality sound – all from the Xone:4D software controller. If offers a huge number of MIDI control points, USB connections and even a ‘gameport" socket for joystick control.

Mixer:

  • 4 multi-input stereo channels: RIAA preamps for turntables on 4 inputs
  • 3-band total kill EQ: +6dB to off
  • 2 FX sends: pre/post selection (internal on FX2)
  • 2 stereo returns
  • Headphone monitor with mix/cue control: 3.5mm and 1/4" sockets
  • 2 analogue VCF filters: low-pass, band-pass, high-pass, resonance frequency, and filter ‘on" switch
  • Assignable LFO with depth control
  • Mic input: On XLR connector; gain control and 2-band EQ control available
  • Power supply: High performance internal switch-mode supply
  • RIAA: for THREE turntables (four via internal jumper link)
  • Dual Rail VCA Cross Fader

USB SoundCard:

  • Uses 24 bit stereo Analogue to Digital converters and Digital to Analogue converters (not lower spec CODECs
  • Sample rate can be set to either 44.1kHz or 48kHz; interfaces to any digital audio source up to 192kHz
  • Soundcard fed from main mix, FX1, or direct from channels
  • 8 channels - either 6 channels from a PC and 2 returns or 4 channels from a PC and 4 returns.
  • Sends - mix, FX, or individual analogue channels may be routed to PC or digital outputs

MIDI Controller:

  • Mappable MIDI controls:
  • 105 MIDI control messages available
  • 8 x 60mm linear faders
  • 16 x detented rotary pots
  • 10 rotary encoders, 50 switches, 2 custom jog wheels with micro switches
  • 8 illuminated push switches
  • Multi-function jog wheels with switched navigation control
  • Xone:4D is compatible with any PC software that has MIDI assignable functions: for instance,
    lighting controller or visual effects programs

Operating Levels:
Main Outputs: +4dBu XLR Headroom +22dB
Booth Output: 0dBu Jack Heasdroom +22dB
Effect Send output:-2dBu Headroom +22dB
Maximum output: +26dBu
Mic Pre-Amp Sensitivity: -45 to -15dBu
RIAA input sensitivity: 7-100mV 47K/330pF
Stereo Line input sensitivity: -10 to +8dBu
Frequency Response (20Hz-30KHz):
Mic to Main output: (+40 dB) +0/-12dB(lo-cut filter)
Line to Main output: (0dB) +0/-2dB
Distortion at 1KHz +0VU out
THD + Noise (mic in +40dB gain) <0.04%
THD + Noise (line in 0dB gain) <0.02%
Common Mode Rejection @1KHz:
Mic Input +40dB gain >-50dB
CrosstalK @1KHz:
Adjacent Channel <-90dB
Mute Shutoff N/A
Fader Shutoff <-90dB
Noise Performance (22Hz-22KHz unweighted)
Mic EIN with 150ohm source -126dB
Residual output noise: - main outputs <-97dBu
Main Mix noise: <-80dBu (84dB S/N)
Connection Impeadances:
Mic Inputs: <2K5 ohms
Line Inputs: >15K ohms
Outputs: <47 ohms
Record out N/A
Equalisation:
Gain (each band) Stereo EQ +6dB/OFF 3 BAND TOTAL KILL
Gain (each band) Mono (mic) EQ +/- 12dB
Filter 30Hz-20KHz Dual VCF with LFO
Metering:
Reading referred to Main outputs 0VU = +4dBu (9 point channel, 9 point master)
PeaK indication threshold 10dB before clipping
System:
Power supply: Internal Universal input
Power Consumption: 30W Max 20W nominal

Dimensions (WxHxD) 17 x 3.5 x 14" (432 x 88 x 358mm)

ALLEN & HEATH XONE:4D DJ MIXER & MIDI CONTROLLER

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