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Allen & Heath Xone 4D

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Allen & Heath Xone 4D review: specs and price

Allen & Heath Xone 4D
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Allen & Heath Xone 4D

Why is Allen & Heath Xone 4D better than the average?

  • Number of buttons
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    58vs40.59
  • Number of faders
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    12vs5.11
  • Number of knobs
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    56vs17.48
  • Encoders
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    10vs2
  • Audio interface frequency rate
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    96kHzvs57.62kHz
  • Headphone sockets
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    2vs1.26
  • Mixer channels
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    4vs2.6
  • RCA connector input ports
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    20vs2.32

Price comparison

Design

1.weight

5kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.Has backlit LED buttons
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Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
3.width

430mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.thickness

90mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
5.height

360mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Controls & Buttons

1.number of buttons

58

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
2.number of faders

12

Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.
3.number of knobs

56

More knobs (rotating controls) can give the user more dedicated control over the device – e.g., volume, effects, EQs, etc. Types of knobs may differ between endless type or step type.
4.encoders

10

A type of knob that has a push button functionality built in. Encoders are for browsing and selecting your digital sound files or turning on a function that makes use of a control's rotation such as sound effects or tempo/tap tempo selection.
5.drum pads

0

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.

Ports

1.has midi input/output port
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Controllers generally talk to your Mac or PC using MIDI over a USB connection, but sometimes it is possible to connect other devices to your controller. This allows you to control and sync various parameters using a traditional five pin DIN cable connection.

Features

1.Is compatible with Mac OS X
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It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
2.The device is mappable
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Users can map, set and regulate the entire midi controller giving different functionalities to all different buttons, knobs and faders. The device could be also set up with different softwares.
3.Is compatible with Windows
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It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.

Miscellaneous

1.has a frequency filter
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The device has a filter knob (hi-lo pass) for each channel. Filters are used to manipulate sound and control which frequencies are lost and which are retained.
2.audio interface frequency rate

96kHz

Audio interface sampling rate/frequency defines the number of samples per unit of time taken from a continuous signal to make a discrete signal. Sampling rate determines the quality of a digital recording.
3.Has LED sound level Indicators
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LED sound level Indicator on the mixer section allow DJs to instantly identify the sound level of each channel.
4.The mixer section can work as stand-alone
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This mixer function enables you to use your device along with CD players, turntables or other interfaces, with or without having a computer connected.
5.headphone sockets

2

The number of headphone output ports the device has (usually 6.35mm or 3.5mm).
6.mixer channels

4

With more channels available, more tracks could be mixed together. It is also possible to control additional external audio sources.

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