Allen & Heath Launches Serato Supported Xone Mixer
21 April 2015
Allen & Heath has announced the introduction of the Xone:43C, a sister product to the new Xone:43, which is supported by leading DJ software, Serato DJ, and provides the gateway to digital DJing and DVS performance with the addition of a 16 channel internal soundcard and X:LINK to connect compatible Xone:K Series MIDI Controllers.
The 96kHz 24bit 16-channel USB soundcard enables replay and recording from any chosen DJ software, offering users all the benefits of digital DJing using the controls of a “real” mixer. With the purchase of Serato DJ Club Kit, Xone:43C will work plug ‘n play with Serato DJ and is Serato DVS enabled, eliminating the need for an external interface.
The Xone:43C also allows plug ‘n play connection of a Xone:K series controller via the X:LINK connection without using additional USB ports. There are a huge number of pre-mapped functions to control cues, loops and Serato DJ FX for control decks 1 through 4.
“We’re really excited to develop our collaboration with Serato. The new Xone:43C offers a simple plug ‘n play 4-channel mixer solution, to create powerful DVS setups simply by purchasing the Serato DJ Club Kit. We’ve designed the 43C with all the essentials and club integration you need for a fluid mixing experience,” said Xone Product Manager, Greg Ibbotson.
Xone:43C also includes the renowned analogue Voltage Control Filter (VCF) system offering HPF, BPF, LPF, frequency sweep and ‘mild to wild’ resonance control. The X:FX feature provides a single control per channel over the send / return to work with external FX units, and can also be routed to the Xone filter to add layers of FX and filtering.
In addition to the 4 phono / USB and line channels, Xone:43C features a flexible mic / aux input with XLR and phono connectors and 2-band EQ for tonal balance. The cross fader has three curve settings and is also compatible with Innofader for enhanced scratch performance.
The main mix output and mic input are on professional standard balanced XLR’s, and there is a dedicated record output. The Xone:43C is equipped with a simple headphone monitoring section, which offers both 3.5mm and ¼” headphone sizes, with level, cue / mix control and the option for split cue monitoring.
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