THE ULTIMATE PROFESSIONAL
CLUB DJ FX MIXER

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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 flexible input matrix allows any audio source to 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.

 

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XONE:DB4 FEATURES

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.


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Pro-X-Fader Option

Retro-fit Pro-X-Fade option kit for Xone:DB4. 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.

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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Looper

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

Filters

DB4 comes equipped with the Xone dual filter system.

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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/-26dB), 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.

 

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Mic/Line Input

The Mic/Line input has 2-band EQ, gain, cue and mix level. This can also be routed to all main input channels overriding Matrix analogue input channel 1 for adding FX and accessing the loopers.

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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USB

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.

MIDI control

All controls (except Mic and Phones level) send MIDI data and the mixer 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. DB4 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.

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Output Patchbay

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.

Lightweight chassis

DB4’s lightweight aluminium chassis is designed to make touring with the console easy.

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XONE:DB4 Videos

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Xone:DB4 Reloaded - Extended Looping Control
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Xone:DB4 Reloaded - Infra Bass
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John Digweed
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Andy C
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Xone:DB4 Ultimate Club Mixer Overview
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Jochen Kling DB4 FW V2
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Torsten Kanzler DB4 + K2
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Delays
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Reverbs
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Modulators
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Resonators
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Damage
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Gayle San Xone:DB4 Interview (Belguim)
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Smash TV Xone:DB4 Interview (Berlin)
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John Digweed Xone:DB4 Big Beach Festival Tokyo
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Kosmic Sound Review
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Sonic State Review

XONE:DB4 Documents

Download brochures, user guides and other documents for this product.

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Traktor Bible's DB4/K2 Mapping Package, Part 1: DB4

Contains two TSI files: one with an ABCD layout and another one with a CABD layout.

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Traktor Bible's DB4/K2 Mapping Package, Part 2: K2, 3 +1 Mode

Contains the K2 mapping for the Traktor Bible DB4/K2 Mapping package. It allows controlling three track decks and one sample deck from the K2.

XONE:DB4 Software

Here you can download the latest operating firmware and Drivers for your XONE:DB4.


Allen & Heath + Mac OS Sierra

In anticipation of the launch of Apple’s latest update to the Mac OS (10.12 ‘Sierra’), please note the following:

The correct operation of the full, public release of this platform is not yet verified by our development and test departments. As a result, support for OS Sierra is not currently offered for this product.

Full software testing and verification will commence following the official launch by Apple. As our test programmes are completed we will update this notice.

 

Operating Firmware

Xone:DB4 Operating Firmware v2.2.2 (Latest Release – Dec 2015)
New features and improvements:

  • NEW: MIDI SHIFT note on/note off
  • NEW: X/Y Filter Resonance tapering
  • NEW: Channel Filter Resonance tapering
  • Improved: Control response
  • Improved: optimized LED display
  • Improved: Filter Mode HPF roll-off
  • Improved: EQ Filter Mode HPF/LPF cut-off
  • Improved: X:Link data transfer optimized for Serato DJ

Xone:DB4 Operating Firmware v2.0.1
New features:

  • MIDI Start/Stop messages implemented for NI Traktor external sync support

Xone:DB4 Operating Firmware v2.0.0
Some of the features of the firmware are:

  • New DMG Effect: InfraBass
  • New DMG Effect: Saturator
  • Master Output Balance
  • Spatial Crossover – Crossover frequency, HF Width, LF Width, Slope 24/6db
  • Enhanced FX setup: 3 modes (Classic/Hybrid/Send)
  • Configurable routing: Fader Pre/Post FX, EQ Pre/Post FX
  • On switch Pre/Post FX
  • MIDI Setup: Internal MIDI Clock (60-240 BPM)
  • Ability to change MIDI channel (1-16)
  • X:Link Pairing – Remote Control of DB4 Looper functions with Xone:K2
  • Mic/Line channel available on all main input channels – overrides Matrix analogue input channel 1 when enabled
  • Enhanced filter resonance for assignable filters 1/2
  • Added post channel fader send to the USB soundcard channels

Current Version

Please read Release Notes bundled with the installer before updating

Previous Versions




Mac Device Software

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

Current Version

Xone:DB4 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:DB4 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:DB4 Mac Driver V2.2.3 (Feb 2013)

Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard), Mac OS X 10.6.3 (Snow Leopard), Mac OS X 10.7.1 (Lion), Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

Xone:DB4 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:DB4 Mac Driver V2.1.7

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

Xone:DB4 Mac Driver V2.0.10

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

PC Device Software

 

Current Version

Xone:DB4 Windows 64bit Driver V2.9.30

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

Xone:DB4 Windows 32bit Driver V2.9.30

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

Previous Versions

Xone Analyser

PC Analyser for Xone:DB4

XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8