Professional DJ FX Mixer
Reloaded – V2 Firmware Now Available!
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.
DSP FX Engines
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With 2 band EQ, gain, cue and mix level and with full access to FX.
High Visibility OLED
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.
DB2’s lightweight aluminium chassis is designed to make touring with the
The built-in, multi-channel USB2 soundcard allows replay and recording from
computer-based audio software for 4 stereo sends and 4 stereo returns.
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 uses a standard RJ45 connector and distributes power and data, allowing
connection to X:LINK compatible devices, saving USB ports on your computer.
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
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.
Xone:DB2 Firmware V2.00 (Latest Release, Jan 2013)
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)
The current Xone:DB2 drivers support 32 & 64Bit Windows operating systems. Both 32Bit and 64Bit versions of the driver are available for download
Drivers are specific to the operating system running on your computer, rather than the hardware, or kernel.
Please ensure you download the appropriate driver version.
Allen & Heath + Mac OS X Mavericks
In anticipation of the launch of Apple’s latest update to the Mac OSX Operating
System (10.9 ‘Mavericks’), 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 OSX
Mavericks is not currently offered for Allen&Heath digital hardware,
software applications, or third-party proprietary software used with our
We cannot confirm a date for providing support for this platform at present,
but note that full software testing and verification will commence following
the official launch by Apple. As our test programmes are completed we will
update this notice.
We hope this helps.
Xone DB2 Drivers, Firmware & Analyser Software