Xone:K2 has 52 physical controls – which includes 12 analogue and 6 endless rotary encoders with push switch, 4 linear faders, and 30 backlit performance buttons – delivering approximately 171 MIDI control instructions throughout 3 layers. What each and every control does is solely for you to decide – with a bit of thought you could make an entirely personalised design that properly suits how you would prefer to work. They also supply some sample maps and details regarding how to arrange your own latching layers
By assigning settings to a number of layers you can give a single physical control up to 3 capabilities. It is possible to configure all, some or none of K2’s controls to be connected to the latching layers. As a swift visible reminder, when toggling through layers all buttons designated to a particular layer will light up in the suitable colour.
Xone:K2 has a top-notch internal, four channel (2 stereo) soundcard.
Style with Strength
Its slimline body, soft touch controls and minimal appearance set K2 aside from the pack. There is a good amount of substance as well – Xone:K2 is designed to Allen & Heath’s recognized touring grade audio and build quality standards, which includes the use of steel nuts on all rotary controls to safeguard the circuits from impact damage.
Case / Stand
Xone:K2 comes packed within asturdy black cushioned case as standard. In addition to keeping it safe and sound on the road, the case doubles as a stand, bringing the K2 up to a similar height as many professional DJ mixers.
Two K2s may beconnectedby using Allen & Heath’s X:LINK protocol, offeringdouble the control capability. X:LINK utilizes anormal RJ45 connector and distributes power and data, so this means two K2s may belinked to your software programusinga single USB port. X:LINK also makes it possible for connection to Xone:DB4 and Xone:DB2 mixers.
SRP: £199 ex VAT
Availability: January ’12