Musikmesse: The new Xone:1D is a dedicated MIDI controller connected and powered via USB, which can be used to control leading DJ software such as Ableton Live and Traktor3.
As well as the USB connection, the Xone:1D has 5-pin DIN MIDI sockets for connection to other MIDI-enabled devices, and features 4 60mm linear faders, 8 detented rotary pots, 16 push buttons (4 of which are illuminated), 5 rotary encoders with “push to switch” function, and a multi-function jog wheel with switched navigation control. As with the Xone:3D, all the MIDI controls can be mapped for use as navigation controls for DJ or production software, providing the user with the same tactile control of performance software.
The unit can be placed alongside any standard DJ mixer to add digital control, and if a Xone:2D is added, presents the equivalent feature set to a Xone:3D around your favourite mixer.
The Xone:1D will be available from June 2007, SRP £199 (ex VAT)