Allen & Heath Xone:DX
Allen & Heath Xone:DX

Xone:DX, MIDI Control Surface for DJ from Allen & Heath in the Xone series.

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goonzy 09/08/2010

Allen & Heath Xone:DX : goonzy's user review


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Use since May 2010 in various clubs and parties
Purchase After testing many models of controllers and sound cards. Choice led by the manufacturing quality and general brand has the potential to control standard midi.

- The card's excellent
- The Complete connectivity
- The general quality of manufacture
- The stability of drivers (at least OSX 10.6) no crash whatsoever in domestic use in extreme conditions (club / evenings exterior)
- Sold with Itch
- No tactile jog wheel style VCI 100
- Enter "Pass through" a bit limited (no mini jack and volume control)
- Too emcombrante to fit in a bag "DJ" standard.
- Some buttons a bit "small"
- USB2 just a bit to handle all I / O-24 94khz Bits
- No On / Off button

THE price / quality ratio is very good, sound card is a very high level, and all of the "beast" is feeling a sense of robustness. Weight, a bit embarrassing for the transport becomes an advantage for the use to be let go after a little inspiration for a good set "unbridled"

I use the DX with Traktor. As my predecessor in the reviews, I found that Itch has a few trains late at all levels (ergonomics, power generally). THE DX fits easily in Traktor Pro and a lot of people provide file assignments noon. A & H has even put one on the official forum. Personally, I do not find myself with prefabricated files so I made mine in about 1 week, including debugging and finetuning. I'm using a supplement Launchpad access more "visual" for certain functions such as subpoenas and Hotcues effect.

I'm really happy with this choice in general. Now the choice in controllers 'integrated' with 4 track quality was limited to the time I made the purchase. We can now see the arrival of new toys such as the Native Instruments S4 or the Denon DN-MC6000 that offer in the near future probably similar performance. The difference would be (for me) at the sound card and it seems difficult, at a price equivalent to arrive at the same level (S4 will contain a 4 HD Audio, which is a tad below)