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allen_heath_xone_k2 [2019/08/22 18:11]
be.ing [Mixxx 2.3] less words
allen_heath_xone_k2 [2019/12/20 07:05] (current)
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 The Allen & Heath Xone:K2 is a flexible controller that is mapped to control Mixxx'​s decks, effects, or both. It has an integrated 4 channel audio interface with 2 RCA jacks and an 1/8" stereo headphone jack. The Xone K1 is the same as the Xone K2 but without the built in audio interface and does not come with the EVA travel case that the K2 comes with. The Allen & Heath Xone:K2 is a flexible controller that is mapped to control Mixxx'​s decks, effects, or both. It has an integrated 4 channel audio interface with 2 RCA jacks and an 1/8" stereo headphone jack. The Xone K1 is the same as the Xone K2 but without the built in audio interface and does not come with the EVA travel case that the K2 comes with.
  
-====== Audio setup ====== +====== Audio Setup ====== 
-Configure channels 1-2 for Mixxx'​s Headphones output and channels 3-4 for the Master output (this is the opposite of most DJ controllers with an integrated audio interface).+The Xone:​K2 ​is setup in Mixxx > Preferences > Sound Hardware > Output
  
-There are no hardware controls for the volume; they are always at full volume. You can adjust the volume of the master and headphone outputs by adjusting the gain controls for those outputs in Mixxx with the controller mapping.+^ Output ​ ^ Device ​ ^Channel ​  ^  
 +|Master ​    ​|XONE:​K2 ​  ​|Channel 3 - 4 | 
 +|Headphones |XONE:​K2 ​  ​|Channel 1 - 2 |
  
-====== Mixxx mapping ​======+Note: This Channel setup is the opposite of what most DJ controllers with an integrated audio interface use. The design choice to not use Channel 1 - 2 for Master Output is known to cause problems, when users want to use the Xone:K2 as default system audio output as the operating system will always use Channel 1 - 2. Thus system audio will go to the headphones. 
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 +There are no hardware controls for the volume so they are always at max volume. Adjusting the volume of master and headphone outputs is done by adjusting the gain for those outputs in Mixxx using the controller mapping. 
 +====== Mixxx Mapping ​======
 TODO: make labelled diagrams and a video demonstrating the mapping TODO: make labelled diagrams and a video demonstrating the mapping
 ===== Setup ===== ===== Setup =====
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   * Channel 9 (I): four effect units ordered 3 1 2 4   * Channel 9 (I): four effect units ordered 3 1 2 4
   * Channel 8 (H): four effect units ordered 1 2 3 4   * Channel 8 (H): four effect units ordered 1 2 3 4
-===== Global ​controls ​=====+===== Global ​Controls ​=====
 These are available on any configuration with decks, but not the 4 effect unit layout. These are available on any configuration with decks, but not the 4 effect unit layout.
  
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 If your K2 switches between 3 layers (amber, red, and green) instead of 2 (amber and red only) and supershift does not work, make sure Latching Layers is turned off. Refer to the [[https://​allen-heath.com/​media/​Xone+K2_UG_AP8509_2.pdf|Xone K2 manual]] page 12 for details. If your K2 switches between 3 layers (amber, red, and green) instead of 2 (amber and red only) and supershift does not work, make sure Latching Layers is turned off. Refer to the [[https://​allen-heath.com/​media/​Xone+K2_UG_AP8509_2.pdf|Xone K2 manual]] page 12 for details.
  
-====== Known issues ​======+====== Known Issues ​======
 There are a few known issues with the Xone K2/K1 firmware. First, there is no way for Mixxx to ask the controller about the positions of all the knobs and faders when Mixxx starts, so they are out of sync with the state of Mixxx until they are first moved. Also, when the USB connection is interrupted and the controller stays powered on, such as leaving the controller plugged into a powered USB hub and disconnecting the hub from the computer, the controller will not send MIDI input until it is powered down (unplugged) and plugged back in. If you would like these issues to be fixed, please let [[https://​www.allen-heath.com/​support/​|Allen & Heath Support]] know. There are a few known issues with the Xone K2/K1 firmware. First, there is no way for Mixxx to ask the controller about the positions of all the knobs and faders when Mixxx starts, so they are out of sync with the state of Mixxx until they are first moved. Also, when the USB connection is interrupted and the controller stays powered on, such as leaving the controller plugged into a powered USB hub and disconnecting the hub from the computer, the controller will not send MIDI input until it is powered down (unplugged) and plugged back in. If you would like these issues to be fixed, please let [[https://​www.allen-heath.com/​support/​|Allen & Heath Support]] know.
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