The Allen and Heath Xone DB4 Digital DJ Mixer is a truly ground-breaking mixer and by far the most advanced product Allen and Heath has designed. Every feature on the Xone DB4 has been meticulously researched with a view to offering DJs ultimate creativity.
Based on the iLive pro-touring FX system, Allen and Heath developed FX algorithms with BPM conscious parameters and tight spectral control, customized to perfectly fit the DJ environment. As the loops and FX are automatically synchronized 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. Their 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.
Allen and Heath Xone DB4 Digital DJ Mixer Features:
Quad FX Core
- Quad FX Core DSP engine enables each channel to have its own FX bank and BPM detection system
- Flexible input matrix, where any audio source can be selected on any or all of the channels
- 5 studio quality FX types - delays, reverbs, modulators, resonators and damage
- Each channel has a built-in looper, with selectable loop length from 1/16 beat to 4 bars
- Mic/Line input has 2-band EQ, gain, cue and mix level
- Built-in, high quality (24-bit / 96kHz), multi-channel, fully patchable USB soundcard
- OLED display is clearly visible, even in bright sunlight, and displays channel FX selection and current BPM
The heart of the Allen and Heath 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 optimized 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.
Each channel has a built-in looper, with selectable loop length from 1/16 beat to 4 bars. The DB4 DJ mixer will always record the full 4 bars, so the loop can be expanded or shrunk at will.
The DB4 mixer comes equipped with the Xone dual filter system.
Each music channel can select any of the available stereo music sources: Analog 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 color to show which type of equalization is active.
The Mic/Line input has 2-band EQ, gain, cue and mix level. This can also be routed to channel 1 for adding FX.
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.
User-defined settings such as meter mode, BPM range, USB audio routing scheme and display brightness can be saved to a USB key for recall on another DB4 mixer.
All controls (except Mic and Phones level) send MIDI data and the Allen and Heath DB4 can double up as a MIDI controller via the MIDI shift button, allowing the Loop and FX selection controls to send MIDI data without changing the mixer settings.
Booth, record and phones - source selectable and level trim. Booth and main - phase and level trim controls.
High Visibility Display
The OLED display is clearly visible, even in bright sunlight, and displays channel FX selection and current BPM, as well as being an easy interface for the Menu setup functions.
The Allen and Heath DB4’s lightweight aluminium chassis is designed to make touring with the console easy.