This latest generation of mixer from Allen & Heath combines the classic analogue features they are loved for with modern digital connectivity and performance features.
We're no stranger to Allen & Heath gear here at dBs Music, with a heady mix of Industry standard Pioneer and Allen & Heath gear packed in and around all our dBs Music campuses.
This latest Xone:PX5 is a 4+1 channel DJ performance mixer, that combines classic Xone analogue audio quality with comprehensive digital connectivity and next generation performance-focused FX processing. As you would expect it's loaded with the legendary Xone VCF filter, 3-band total kill EQ on all channels, plus there's a new internal Xone:FX engine. Most unique of all though is the addition of a high spec 20-channel USB soundcard with Xone:Sync and MIDI integration, all packaged within what A&H claim to be an intuitive surface layout.
Allen & Heath tell us that 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 - pretty nice!
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.”
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