XONE:K2 OVERVIEW

XoneK2_Front_MainXone:K2 is a compact, slim line universal MIDI controller – incorporating a 4 channel soundcard, for use with any DJ software.

With no fewer than 52 hardware controls providing up to 171 MIDI commands across 3 layers – plus the ability to link multiple units using X:LINK, saving USB ports on your computer – Xone:K2 has the power and flexibility to put you in touch with the functions and features of your chosen software.

Quick and simple mapping lets you create a unique layout that mirrors your style and puts the functions that matter at your fingertips, whilst 3 colour illuminating switches give at-a-glance feedback – allowing you to work however you decide.

The high quality internal soundcard provides flexible user setup options using the Xone:K2 with headphones, headphones and a mix system or with an external mixer. Xone:K2 comes packed in a black padded case as standard. The case doubles as a stand, bringing the K2 up to the same height as most pro DJ mixers.

 

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XONE:K2 FEATURES

MIDI Control

Xone:K2 is a compact designed MIDI Controller for use with any  DJ software such as Ableton, Virtual DJ, MixVibes, Mixx and Traktor Pro. Xone:K2 can even be used to control lights or VJ software – if it can receive MIDI data it can take commands from K2. What each control does is entirely up to you – you can create a completely customised layout that perfectly fits the way you want to work. Xone:K2 has 52 physical controls – including 12 analogue and 6 endless rotary encoders with push switch, 4 linear faders, and 30 backlit performance switches – providing up to 171 MIDI control commands across 3 layers. We also provide example maps to get you started out the box and information on how to set up your own.


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Latching Layers

A Latching Layers system lets you assign controls to multiple layers, so a single physical control can be given up to 3 functions. You can configure all, some or none of K2’s controls to be linked to the Latching Layers system. As a quick visual reminder, when toggling through layers all switches assigned to a particular layer will illuminate in the appropriate colour.

Audio Interface

Xone:K2 has a high quality internal, four channel (2 stereo) 48kHz soundcard. Setup options include using the K2 with a pair of headphones, feeding a pair of headphones and a PA system, or connecting to an external DJ mixer.

 

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Construction

Its slim line chassis, soft touch controls and minimal looks set K2 apart from the pack. There’s plenty of substance too – Xone:K2 is built to Allen & Heath’s renowned touring grade audio and build quality standards, including the use of steel nuts on all rotary controls to protect the circuitry from impact damage.

Case/Stand

Xone:K2 comes packed in a black padded case as standard. As well as keeping it safe on the road, the case doubles as a stand, elevating the K2 up to the same height as most pro DJ mixers.

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X:LINK

Two or more K2s can be linked via our X:LINK protocol, expanding the control capability. X:LINK uses a standard RJ45 connector and distributes power and data, allowing connection to X:LINK compatible devices, including Xone:DB4 and DB2, to expand MIDI data without using additional USB ports.

 

XONE:K2 Videos

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DJ Routine on Xone:DB2 & Xone:K2 by James D'ley
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Xone:K2 - Professional DJ MIDI Controller Overview
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Digital DJ Tips Xone:K2 Review
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DJ TechTools first look at Xone:K2
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Alex Kvitta (Frankfurt) Xone:K2 Intervi
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K2 Overview at NAMM 2012
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Xone:K2 - Tutorial: Setting the MIDI Channel Number
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Xone:K2 - Application Example: Dual Setup - External Mixer
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Xone:K2 - Application Example: Dual Setup - Phones and Mix
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Xone:K2 - Application Example: Dual Setup - Phones Only
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Xone:K2 - Application Example: Dual Setup - Xone:DB Series Mixer
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Xone:K2 - Application Example: Single Setup - External Mixer
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Xone:K2 - Application Example: Single Setup - Phones and Mix
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Xone:K2 - Application Example: Single Setup - Phones Only
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Xone:K2 - Application Example: Single Setup - Xone:DB Series Mixer
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Xone:K2 - Tutorial: Latching Layers Overview
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Xone:K2 - Tutorial: Latching Layers – State Two
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Xone:K2 - Tutorial: Latching Layers – State Three
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Xone:K2 - Tutorial: Latching Layers – State Four
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Xone:K2 - Tutorial: Latching Layers – State Five
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Xone:K2 Traktor Mapping Pots & Faders
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Xone:K2 Traktor Mapping Switches
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Xone:K2 Traktor Mapping Encoders

XONE:K2 Software

Here you can download the latest Device Drivers and Firmware for your XONE:K2.

Software – Registration Required

Mac OS X

Xone:K2 is a Mac CoreAudio/CoreMIDI class-compliant USB Audio/MIDI interface and does not require Drivers for use with the following OS X platforms
OS X 10.11 [El Capitan], OS X 10.10 [Yosemite], OS X 10.9 [Mavericks], OS X 10.8 [Mountain Lion], OS X 10.7 [Lion], OS X 10.6 [Snow Leopard], OS X 10.5 [Leopard]

NOTE: If you experience any problem using Xone:K2 under OS X 10.11 [El Capitan], please contact A&H Product Support for assistance: http://support.allen-heath.com/

PC Device Software

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

Current Version

Xone:K2 Windows 64bit Driver V2.9.30

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


Xone:K2 Windows 32bit Driver V2.9.30

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

Operating Firmware

Please read Release Notes bundled with the installer before updating

Current Version

MAC

Xone:K2 Firmware V2.00 for Mac (Dec 2014)

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 10.9 (Mavericks), Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

PC

Previous Version

MAC

Xone:K2 Firmware V1.0.3 for Mac (Dec 2014)

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 10.9 (Mavericks), Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

PC

Xone:K2 Firmware V1.0.3 for Windows

XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

Current Version

PC Analyser for Xone:K2

XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8