Allen & Heath Launches Xone:96

The wait is finally over. Allen & Heath (DJ) has responded to customer demand by following up a genuine club classic with its new flagship analogue DJ Mixer – Xone:96.

Aimed squarely at the artists who push the frontiers of music production and performance, Xone:96 takes the analogue soul of the universally acclaimed Xone:92 and re-delivers it, enhanced and with state-of-the-art digital connectivity.

Senior Product Manager, Allen & Heath’s David Morbey, is justifiably excited:

“Xone:96 has it all. The huge, detailed, space-shaking Xone analogue sound, a refined, precision 4-band EQ with Xone:VCF filters and CRUNCH harmonic distortion, plus a dual 32-bit USB soundcard (24 channels @ 96kHz) with Traktor Scratch certification straight out of the box.”

With a familiar layout of beautifully tactile controls and ground-breaking audio tools that allow the development of an individual’s signature sound, Xone:96 enables users to easily connect their entire rig, from laptops and turntables, to pedals, synths and drum machines. There are two dedicated FX sends, four stereo input channels with 4-band EQ, two stereo inputs with all-new 3-band parametric EQ, two auxiliary stereo return channels and a separate master insert for outboard FX hardware.

Underlining the professional club credentials of Xone:96 is a new, second and completely independent headphone cueing system, which taken alongside the dual soundcard, allows for smoother set transitions and back-to-back performances. Dedicated booth outputs using a new 3-band booth EQ facilitate the tuning of a venue’s monitor rig and artists using complex, hybrid, multi-channel software will celebrate the simplicity of using a single USB to connect their computer to Xone:96.

As would be expected, Xone:96 features industrial build quality, which can be relied upon to comfortably withstand the demands of packed schedules, night after night.

David Morbey concludes:

“The launch of Xone:96 marks a highly significant moment for us, stemming as it does from our determination to take account of and act on feedback from the DJ community. The status of Xone:92 as an undisputed classic was something we took very seriously when developing Xone:96. It was clear that we couldn’t afford to lose its essence but also that we should seek to exceed the expectations of those who were pushing us to deliver another cutting-edge mixer. It isn’t overstating the case to say every fader, knob, button and switch has been subject to a forensic level of attention. Xone:96 is the answer to every question we were asked.”

Key features:

⦁ Legendary Xone analogue design
⦁ 6+2 channel layout
⦁ Dual 24- channel 32Bit/96kHz soundcards
⦁ Traktor Scratch Certified
⦁ Dual Xone VCF filters with Crunch distortion
⦁ Xone 4-Band EQ
⦁ Two independent CUE systems
⦁ innoFADER Cross Fader


Damion Pell
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