Allen & Heath has announced its newest flagship mixer, the Xone:96, which is setting its sights on “artists who push the frontiers of music production and performance”.
The new model improves on the Xone:92 with enhanced digital connectivity, whilst retaining the analogue soul of its predecessor.
It’s seem nothing has been held back as Senior Product Manager, Allen & Heath’s David Morbey, explains:
“Xone:96 has it all. The huge, detailed, space-shaking Xone analogue sound, a refined, precision 4-band EQ with Xone:VCF filters and Crunch harmonic distortion, plus a dual 32-bit USB soundcard (24 channels @ 96kHz) with Traktor Scratch certification straight out of the box.”
Users of the ‘92 will be at home with a familiar layout and the new model will seamlessly integrate with most live rigs, including the ability to connect laptops, turntables, pedals, synths and drum machines.
Onboard, the Xone:96 features two dedicated FX sends, four stereo input channels with 4-band EQ, two stereo inputs with all-new 3-band parametric EQ, two auxiliary stereo return channels and a separate master insert for outboard FX hardware.
The unit also benefits from dual soundcards and a new, completely independant, second headphone cueing system, which will allow for smoother set transitions; especially back-to-back performances.
There is currently no word on price and availability, but we hope to have news on that soon. In the meantime, check out the Allen & Heath website (opens in new tab).
- Legendary Xone analogue design
- 6+2 channel layout
- Dual 24- channel 32Bit/96kHz soundcards
- Traktor Scratch Certified
- Dual Xone VCF filters with Crunch distortion
- Xone 4-Band EQ
- Two independent CUE systems
- innoFADER Crossfader