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.

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.

 

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