THE ULTIMATE PROFESSIONAL
CLUB DJ FX MIXER
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.
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.
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 uses a standard RJ45 connector and distributes power and data allowing connection to X:LINK compatible devices, saving USB ports on your computer.
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.
DB4 comes equipped with the Xone dual filter system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DB4’s lightweight aluminium chassis is designed to make touring with the console easy.
Download brochures, user guides and other documents for this product.
Contains two TSI files: one with an ABCD layout and another one with a CABD layout.
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.
Here you can download the latest operating firmware and Drivers for your XONE:DB4.
macOS High Sierra
Please note that the correct operation of macOS High Sierra (10.13) is not yet verified by our Software Test department. As a result, support for macOS High Sierra is not currently offered for this Allen & Heath product.
We will update this notice as our test programmes are completed, in the meantime we advise against updating your OS.
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
- 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
Please read Release Notes bundled with the installer before updating
Mac Device Software
Please read Release Notes included in the Device Software bundle before installing.
macOS Sierra (10.12), Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan)
Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite)
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)
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)
Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)
PC Device Software