Powerful, professional DJ FX mixer with enhanced features.
The Xone:DB2 from Allen & Heath is an extremely high-end, 4-channel DJ mixer without such a high-end price tag. This professional DJ FX mixer exploits its enhanced feature set, and takes full advantage of the onboard studio-quality FX that will dominate any club system. Originally developed for Allen & Heath’s iLive pro touring system and rated by some of the best ears in the business, the FX algorithms have been painstakingly optimized for DJ use.
Massive FX Library
Xone:DB2 has more than 50 FX presets divided into 5 FX types: Delays/loopers, Reverbs, Resonance, Modulation and Damage. These are studio grade FX – in fact several legendary producers already use the DB range FX in their recordings.
Expression + Wet / Dry
The Expression and Wet / Dry controls give intuitive, hands-on control for everything from subtle FX washes to total transformation.
Editable FX Parameters
For those who want to drill down further, individual FX variations can be further modified via the rotary controls under the screen.
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.
Xone:DB2 adopts the fresh approach to creative equalization introduced on DB4. The EQs can be used in three different modes - standard asymmetric EQ (+6/-26dB), total Kill (+6dB/OFF with a 24dB/octave slope), or High-Pass/Low-Pass filter which lets the high control act as a low pass filter, the low becomes a high pass filter, and the mid control is an adjustable resonance for the filter.
With 2-band EQ, gain, cue and mix level and with full access to FX.
High Visibility OLED Display
Tested for maximum clarity whether playing on a sundrenched beach or in a dark basement, the high contrast display shows FX selection, BPM and menu setup functions.
Made for life on the road, Xone:DB2 is robust enough for touring, and its lightweight aluminum chassis helps ease the arm-ache.
The built-in, multi-channel USB2 soundcard allows replay and recording from computer-based audio software for 4 stereo sends and 4 stereo returns.
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.
Xone:DB2 can integrate smoothly with the new Xone:K2 software controller via Allen & Heath’s proprietary X:LINK protocol.