Xone:PX5 DJ Performance Mixer
Allen & Heath launches new performance DJ mixer
Allen & Heath has launched the Xone:PX5, a new 4+1 channel DJ performance mixer, that combines classic Xone analogue audio quality with comprehensive digital connectivity and next generation performance-focused FX processing. Equipped with the legendary Xone VCF filter, 3-band total kill EQ on all channels, and a new internal Xone:FX engine, the PX5 also features a high spec 20-channel USB soundcard with Xone:Sync and MIDI integration, all packaged within an intuitive surface layout.
The PX5’s FX engine features the newly developed Xone:Xcite library of performance-focused FX, coupled with familiar hands-on controls for instant, instinctive operation. A hybrid FX mode combines the internal and external send & return FX for advanced FX processing. Meanwhile, the legendary Xone filter system includes HPF, BPF, LPF, resonance control and frequency sweep, plus the option to route the Aux channel and External Return to the filter.
The premium internal 20 channel / 24bit / 96kHz USB2 soundcard is class compliant on Mac and enables 5 stereo channels to be streamed into the mixer from performance software, whilst the new Xone:Sync engine features comprehensive MIDI clock options, enabling the connection of external software/hardware instruments, such as drum machines and synthesizers. Xone:PX5 also features plug n’ play connection via X:LINK to the Xone:K series controllers for further MIDI control options.
“By combining our extensive knowledge with essential feedback from DJs, we have designed a new breed of DJ performance mixer,” comments Allen & Heath’s DJ Sector Specialist, Adrian Pickard. “The Xone:FX engine has uncompromising attention to detail in terms of the Xone:Xcite FX algorithms, whilst focusing on a familiar workflow for performance. The Xone:Sync engine enables tight integration of MIDI tools, while the newly engineered soundcard has been specifically created for the DJ environment and offers electronic music artists unparalleled options for integrating into every performance setup.”
HIGH QUALITY INTERNAL SOUNDCARD
Xone:PX5 incorporates a high specification 20 Channel 96kHz, 24bit USB Soundcard, allowing it to be seamlessly integrated into digital DJ workflows.
Additionally the Xone:PX5 Soundcard supports DVS control of Native Instruments’ TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 DJ software. Plug your PC/Mac into the Xone:PX5 and use the TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 control media (control vinyl or CDs) to intuitively control and scratch with digital audio files stored on your computer.
Xone:PX5 features the Xone:Xcite FX suite, a new breed of FX specifically tailored for DJ performance. The array of spectral delays, resonators, gritty reverbs and more is accessed through familiar, hands-on controls for instant, instinctive operation, making it easy to add energy and excitement to a track or create entire FX soundscapes. A hybrid FX mode combines the internal and external send & return FX for more advanced FX processing.
XONE FILTER SYSTEM
The original and best. The Xone filter is a legend in the DJ booth – none of its imitators come close. Xone:PX5’s filter includes HPF, BPF, LPF, resonance control and frequency sweep, plus the option to route the Aux channel and External Return to the filter.
XONE:SYNC MIDI CLOCK ENGINE
Xone:PX5 features an integrated MIDI clock engine which can send start/stop messages to external equipment. The 5-pin MIDI Sync/Out connection integrates external software/hardware instruments such as drum machines and synthesizers which can be connected via ¼” jack input connections (mono/stereo). Xone:PX5 can also send/receive MIDI clock information through the USB connection.
For the ultimate DJ setup, connect Xone:K series controllers to the Xone:PX5 over X:Link for hands-on control over your software, saving USB ports on your computer.
On top of its four fully featured phono/USB/line channels, Xone:PX5 has a flexible mic / aux channel with XLR and ¼” jack connectors and full 3 band EQ. If you don’t perform with mics, the additional inputs allow this channel to be used as an extra stereo music source or USB Return channel.
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