Allen & Heath has brought out an update to their four channel club mixer, now with a built in audio interface. But is the Xone:43C any good?
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Allen & Heath’s renewed DJ activity saw them in hall 5 with everyone else. And a steady stream of people had a dabble with the new Serato DJ Xone:43C mixer.
Already accidentally outed last week, Allen & Heath has now officially announced the Xone:43C, with X:LINK, USB, and Serato Club Kit compatibility.
Allen & Heath made its name in the analogue world. And while they’re perfectly happy in the digital world too, the new four channel Xone:43 sees them back in the place that people love them best.
It’s unusual to see a mixer and controller quite so suited to each other, but the Allen & Heath Xone:23C and Xone:K1are inextricably linked via the X-Link cable. Working in harmony, watch as Jamie Griffiths gives both units a solid bashing, ably assisted by Audio Technica’s Alex Jann.
There has been a tendency to cram as much into DJ gear as possible. Mixers got more buttons, and controllers got more… well everything. But Allen & Heath has bucked that trend a little recently — their new xone:23C is relatively simple, but has the X-Link to hook up with the new xone:K1 controller, which is the K2 without the audio interface. so two simplified units are complimenting each other.
Allen & Heath knows how to make mixers. Normally associated with being in the booth, they’ve also serviced the entry level market for a long time too. The new xone:23 distills a lot of the established high expertise into a much smaller 2 channel unit. Mark Settle takes a look and establishes that two channels doesn’t always mean scratch mixer.
If you were waiting for a USB enabled Xone:23, then this is for you. Allen & Heath has announced the Xone:23C, with USB and X:LINK at Musikmesse 2014.
Allen & Heath is shifting its attention from big to small, and has announced the Xone:23, a lovely slice of 2 channel analogue mixer.