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First Look: Allen & Heath’s Xone:96 Mixer

Xone:96

After weeks of teasing, Allen & Heath have announced its new Xone:96 club mixer.

The successor to the much-loved Xone:92, which has been on the market for 15 years, the 96 sticks to the template set by that classic model. However, it includes many new features aimed at integrating it into today’s digital DJ world.

The 96 retains the analog sound, four band EQ, and filters of the 92, but adds a pair of 32 bit 96 kHz soundcards, which are DVS compatible. The mixer is already supported in the latest version of Traktor Scratch.

There is a second independent headphone cue circuit, allowing two DJs to perform on the mixer at the same time, and extra return channels for advanced effects routing.

Crossfader users will be pleased to hear that the 96 ships with a Mini innoFADER, which means the mixer is a lot more usable for scratching than the 92.

The 96 will be available in August with a suggested retail price of $1,999. More details can be found on Allen & Heath’s website.

Watch Mojaxx‘s exclusive first-look at a pre-release unit below.

Related: Review: Allen & Heath Xone:PX5 Mixer

Review: Allen & Heath Xone:PX5 Mixer

Allen & Heath Xone:PX5

Allen & Heath’s new Xone:PX5 mixer was designed to combine the company’s signature analog sound with leading digital connectivity. The idea sounds great on paper, but products that are intended to be best of both worlds sometimes fall short.

On this week’s episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx determines whether Allen & Heath achieved its goal with the PX5.

Related: Allen & Heath Xone:DB4 Mixer Reviewed

Allen & Heath Previews New Xone:PX5 Mixer

Xone:PX5

Allen and Heath gave an exclusive preview of their forthcoming Xone:PX5 mixer on Tuesday and DJcity’s Germany Director DJ D-Tale was there to cover the event.

The Xone:PX5, which Allen and Heath recently teased in a press release, appears to be the successor to the company’s famed analog mixer, the Xone:92. Its features include a built-in sound card, an internal FX engine, and MIDI sync.

By combining the Xone’s classic analog sound with digital functionality, the PX5 has the potential to become the number one mixer for house and techno DJs.

Allen and Heath has yet to reveal the price and release date.

Check out our exclusive photos:

Xone:PX5 demo

Xone:PX5 specs

Related: Allen & Heath’s Xone:DB4 Mixer Reviewed

Review: Allen & Heath Xone:DB4 Mixer


 
A while back, DJcityTV’s Mojaxx came across Allen & Heath’s Xone DB4 mixer at one of his gigs. Intrigued by its power and complexity, he knew he had to learn the ins and outs of it. Now, after months of experimenting, the Mojaxx has a firm grasp of what the DB4 is capable of. Watch his review above, and let us know in the comments which equipment you’d like us to cover in the future.
 
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Review: Allen & Heath Xone:43C Serato DJ Mixer


 
Back in April, Allen & Heath introduced the Xone:43C mixer, their first Serato compatible device since 2010’s Itch controller.
 
Though DJcityTV’s Mojaxx has never been a fan of the Xone series, the 43C’s tight integration with Serato DJ caught his attention and he couldn’t resist taking it for a test drive.
 
Did the next generation mixer win him over? Find out in the video above.
 
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