XONE:DB2 OVERVIEW

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The Xone:DB range exploits the potential of digital mixer technology to bring you maximum DJ creativity. Flexible and versatile mixer controls with an intuitive layout give the DJ full control over the mix.

The DB2 boasts twin chainable FX engines, four stereo channels, full Input matrix, and unique Trimodal EQ system. With its built in USB soundcard, MIDI control, Xone Filters and X:LINK connectivity, the Xone:DB2 unleashes the DJ’s creativity. The Xone:DB2 captures the essence of DB4 in a stylish, accessible, affordable format and blurs the boundaries between DJing, production and performance for the next generation.

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XONE:DB2 FEATURES

Massive FX Library

Boasting a massive FX library of more than 50 FX presets divided into 5 FX types: Delays/loopers, Reverbs, Resonators, Modulators and Damage, Xone:DB2 allows you to dig deep and get hands-on with your music. From subtle FX washes to total transformation of your sound – you’re in control.


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FX Cascade

The two FX engines can be cascaded, or chained, to run the output of FX-X to the input of the FX-Y, allowing the audio to be processed by any combination of two different effects. Additionally any channel routed to FX-X can be processed by both engines, but the single effect on the FX-Y engine can still be accessed by routing the channel to Y.

Editable FX Parameters

Each FX engine 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 under the screen.

 

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Input Matrix

Each of DB2’s four input channels has a full input matrix that can select from four analogue (Line or RIAA), four USB, or two digital sources, allowing for a wide variety of audio sources to be connected simultaneously. The same source can also be selected on multiple channels.

Trimodal EQ

Xone:DB2 adopts the fresh approach to creative equalisation introduced on DB4. The EQs can be used in three different modes – standard asymmetric EQ (+6/-26dB), total Kill (+6dB/OFF with a 24dB/octave slope), or High-Pass/Low-Pass filter with adjustable resonance.

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Mic/Line Input

With 2 band EQ, gain, cue and mix level and with full access to FX.

 

High Visibility OLED 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.

 

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Lightweight chassis

DB2’s lightweight aluminium chassis is designed to make touring with the console easy.

Integral soundcard

The built-in, multi-channel USB2 soundcard allows replay and recording from computer-based audio software for 4 stereo sends and 4 stereo returns.

 

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MIDI control

All controls (except Mic and Phones level) send MIDI data. The mixer can double up as a MIDI controller for DJ software via the MIDI shift button, which allows the FX selection controls to send MIDI data without changing the mixer settings. DB2 can generate internal MIDI clock which can be used to control the tempo of a connected DAW via USB and the ability to change the mixers MIDI channel.

X:LINK

X:LINK uses a standard RJ45 connector and distributes power and data, allowing connection to X:LINK compatible devices, saving USB ports on your computer.

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Spatial Xover

Useful output processing tool for dealing with poor room acoustics, less than ideal speaker placement, as a diagnostic tool for phase imbalance, or as an effect to change the bass sound focus.

Pro-X-Fader Option

Retro-fit Pro-X-Fade option kit for Xone:DB2. Pro-X-Fade  uses 100% conductive plastic  tracks and a wider stem for extended fader life. Pro-X-Fade also allows the DJ to adjust both the feel of the fader and the cut-in point to suit their personal style. Speak to your approved Allen & Heath dealer or distributor for purchasing and fitting information.

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XONE:DB2 Videos

Allen & Heath Video
DJ Routine on Xone:DB2 & Xone:K2 by James D'ley
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Xone:DB2 Reloaded - Cascade FX / Chained FX
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Xone:DB2 Reloaded - Infra Bass & Saturator
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Xone:DB2 Reloaded Spatial Xover & MIDI
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Mick Zakon (Frankfurt) Xone:DB2 Interview
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Jam El Mar (Frankfurt) Xone:DB2 Interview
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Maya Jane Coles performing on Xone:DB2
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Mark EG Road Tests Xone:DB2 Features + FX
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Xone:DB2 Professional DJ FX Mixer - Overview
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Pauke Schaumburg using Xone:DB2
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Digital DJ Tips Xone:DB2 Review
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Kosmic Sound Xone:DB2 Review
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DjBooth Xone:DB2 Review

Instructional Videos

Allen & Heath Video
Instruction: Mic/Line Channel
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Instruction: Input Matrix
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Instruction: Music Channels
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Instruction: Master Section & Headphones
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Instruction: FX Section
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Instruction: Advanced Menu

XONE:DB2 Software

Here you can download the latest operating firmware and Drivers for your XONE:DB2.

Software – Registration Required

Operating Firmware

Xone:DB2 Operating Firmware v2.2.2 (Latest Release – Dec 2015)
New features and improvements:

  • NEW: MIDI SHIFT note on/note off
  • NEW: Per channel EQ mode option
  • NEW: +/-20dB Channel Input Trim
  • NEW: Channel Filter Resonance tapering
  • Improved: EQ Filter Mode HPF/LPF cut-off
  • Improved: X:Link data transfer optimized for Serato DJ

Xone:DB2 Operating Firmware v2.0.0
Some of the features of the new firmware are:

  • FX Cascade: Ability for FX-X and FX-Y engines to be cascaded, or chained
  • Allows the audio to be processed by any combination of two different effects
  • New DLY Effect: Eco-MasifQ
  • New DLY Effect: Dly-MasifQ
  • New DMG Effect: InfraBass
  • New DMG Effect: Saturator
  • New DMG Effect: Bitbash 2
  • Master Output Balance
  • Spatial Crossover: Crossover frequency, HF Width, LF Width, Slope 24/6db
  • MIDI Setup: Internal MIDI Clock (60-240 BPM)
  • Ability to change MIDI channel (1-16)

Current Version

Please read Release Notes bundled with the installer before updating

Xone:DB2 Operating Firmware V2.2.2 for Mac (Dec 2015)

Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)

Previous Versions

Xone:DB2 Firmware V2.00 for Mac (Jan 2013)

Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)



Xone:DB2 Firmware V1.01 for Mac

Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)


Xone:DB2 Firmware V1.01 for Windows

XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

Mac Device Software

Please read Release Notes included in the Device Software bundle before installing.

Current Version

Xone:DB2 Mac Driver v3.3.2 (Dec 2015)

Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan)

Previous Versions

Xone:DB2 Mac Driver V3.2.2 (July 2014)

Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite)


Xone:DB2 Mac Driver V2.1.8

Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)


Xone:DB2 Mac Driver V2.1.7

Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)

PC Device Software

Please read Release Notes included in the Device Software bundle before installing.

Current Version

Xone:DB2 Windows 64bit Driver V2.9.32

XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10


Xone:DB2 Windows 32bit Driver V2.9.32

XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

Current Version

PC Analyser for Xone:DB2

XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8