Allen & Heath Xone :DB4

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  1. Crysis

    Crysis wannabe dj

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    http://www.allen-heath.co.uk/uk/DisplayProduct.asp?pview=116



    NEXT GENERATION DIGITAL DJ FX MIXER
    "The Xone: DB4 is a truly ground-breaking mixer and by far the most advanced product that we have designed. Every feature has been meticulously researched with a view to offering DJs ultimate creativity. Based on the iLive pro-touring FX system, we developed FX algorithms with BPM conscious parameters and tight spectral control, customised to perfectly fit the DJ environment.

    As the loops and FX are automatically synchronised to the tempo of the track, it is very easy to build some amazing grooves and soundscapes without problems of latency, low fidelity and the general hassle often associated with using software and laptops.

    The icing on the cake is the flexible input matrix, where any audio source can be selected on any or all of the channels. Different processing can be applied to the same track on separate channels and you can fade between them, or a phrase sampled in the looper of one channel can be added to the mix later in the track. Our digital design team has done an incredible job to ensure that this is one of the most innovative and exciting DJ mix tools to date."

    Andy Rigby-Jones
    Xone Design Manager



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    Quad FX Core
    The heart of the Xone: DB4 is the powerful Quad FX Core DSP engine, enabling each channel to have its own FX bank and BPM detection system, which automatically adjusts all time-related FX and loops to the tempo of the music. There are 5 studio quality FX types optimised for DJ use - delays, reverbs, modulators, resonators and damage - plus each FX type has a patch library of different effect variations. Each FX bank has a dedicated expression control and a rotary pot to set the wet/dry level, whilst further tweaking can be performed using the global controllers in the FX master section.

    Looper
    Each channel has a built-in looper, with selectable loop length from 1/16 beat to 4 bars.The : DB4 will always record the full 4 bars, so the loop can be expanded or shrunk at will.

    Filters
    Xone: DB4 comes equipped with the Xone dual filter system.

    Source select
    Each music channel can select any of the available stereo music sources: Analogue Line 1-4 (switchable to Phono on 2-3), Digital 1-4 or USB 1-4.

    EQ / Filter
    Each music channel has a 3-band EQ that can be configured as standard asymmetric EQ (+6/-25dB), Isolator (+6dB/OFF with a 24dB/octave slope), or reconfigured as a
    High-Pass/Low-Pass filter system with adjustable resonance. EQ knob pointers change colour to show which type of equalization is active.

    Mic/Line Input
    The Mic/Line input has 2-band EQ, gain, cue and mix level. This can also be routed to
    channel 1 for adding FX.

    Integral Soundcard
    A built-in, high quality (24-bit / 96kHz), multi-channel, fully patchable USB2 soundcard allows replay and recording from audio software for 4 stereo sends and 4 stereo returns.

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    It looks pretty.
     
  2. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    some of the features sound wicked, not too sure on the looks though
     
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    Harry3 Chuki

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    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    Looks a bit of a mess of knobs/buttons
     
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    need to see a demo of this, sounds ill to be fair
     
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    Meh thats for house ad tings, no use for dnb really! And 3 band EQ, backwards step imo
     
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    £1933.37 + VAT.

    Apparently
     
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  14. Forau

    Forau CONCUSSION RECS

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    Went up to decks.co.uk store with my mate cos he wanted to check it out.

    Its sick, but he's sticking with his xone 62, farrrrr too much stuff that'll never get used.
     
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    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    He should really have people to keep the records in time. A man of his stature shouldn't be breaking sweat...
     
  16. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

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    I prefer the 3 band EQ on pretty much any DJM compared to the xone 92s EQ.
    You have to lower the lower mid knob aswell as the bass to actually remove all the low end.
    Its too fiddly.

    The high mid and treble knobs are good though as you can remove some of the harshness from a track but this keep the high end sparkle
     
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    sounds incredibly complicated lol

    but also we find out andy doesnt use the Eqs, iv got to try an A&H to see how these filter thingies work
     
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  18. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Currently Putins Koala

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    Friction does a similar thing, filter mixing, which lessens the need to remove excess treble etc, making it easier to pull off all these mad mixes.

    Seriously though, that mixer looks absolutely badboy.
     
  19. della111

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    haha very, although i was a bit let down that he'd moved to traktor, after seeing that then i'll let him off. He seems to have it sussed
     
  20. sam the dnb man

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    I felt the same but using traktor still requires the same amount of skill when you are mixing the way he does