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Allen & Heath is introduced additional options to enhance the Xone:V6 audiophile rotary club mixer at the 115th AES Convention in New York. Allen & Heath recently launched a valve option card for the Xone:V6 rotary mixer and now two additional modules have been developed: the EQ Isolator and V6 Crossfader unit.
The EQ module is a dual, three-band stereo isolator to provide variable attenuation of Low, Mid and High frequencies. The module, a 1U rack unit with 6 stereo inputs/outputs, connects to the Xone:V6 channel insert points and shares the V6 power supply.
The unit allows any two channels to be assigned to the filters simultaneously. It can seamlessly blend two tracks, or create an "audio montage," such as mixing the bass line of one track with the vocal of another. Crucially, with the isolator controls fully clockwise, filter stages are completely bypassed, resulting in a flat frequency response and minimal phase shift.
The Crossfader rack module adds crossfading capability to the Xone:V6, allowing the user to select any input to either side of the crossfader when required. Utilizing a Penny&Giles conductive plastic crossfader and high performance voltage controlled attenuators, the module interfaces with the Xone:V6 via channel insert points.