XONE 3D USER GUIDE Carey proofed

XONE 3D USER GUIDE Carey proofed
USER GUIDE
Publication AP6388
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XONE:3D User Guide
Limited One Year Warranty
This product is warranted to be free from defects in materials or
workmanship for period of one year from the date of purchase by the
original owner.
To ensure a high level of performance and reliability for which this
equipment has been designed and manufactured, read this User Guide
before operating. In the event of a failure, notify and return the
defective unit to ALLEN & HEATH Limited or its authorised agent as
soon as possible for repair under warranty subject to the following
conditions
Conditions Of Warranty
The equipment has been installed and operated in accordance with the
instructions in this User Guide.
The equipment has not been subject to misuse either intended or
accidental, neglect, or alteration other than as described in the User
Guide or Service Manual, or approved by ALLEN & HEATH.
Any necessary adjustment, alteration or repair has been carried out by
ALLEN & HEATH or its authorised agent.
This warranty does not cover fader wear and tear.
The defective unit is to be returned carriage prepaid to ALLEN &
HEATH or its authorised agent with proof of purchase.
Units returned should be packed to avoid transit damage.
In certain territories the terms may vary. Check with your ALLEN &
HEATH agent for any additional warranty which may apply.
This product complies with the European Electro magnetic
Compatibility directives 89/336/EEC & 92/31/EEC and the
European Low Voltage Directives 73/23/EEC & 93/68/EEC.
This product has been tested to EN55103 Parts 1 & 2 1996 for use in
Environments E1, E2, E3, and E4 to demonstrate compliance with the
protection requirements in the European EMC directive 89/336/EEC.
During some tests the specified performance figures of the product were
affected. This is considered permissible and the product has been passed as
acceptable for its intended use. Allen & Heath has a strict policy of
ensuring all products are tested to the latest safety and EMC standards.
Customers requiring more information about EMC and safety issues can
contact Allen & Heath.
XONE:3D User Guide AP6388 Issue 1
Copyright © 2006 Allen & Heath Limited. All rights reserved
Allen & Heath Limited
Kernick Industrial Estate, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9LU, UK
http://www.allen-heath.com http://www.xone.co.uk
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SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
STOP!
BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING WITH YOUR XONE:3D, PLEASE READ THE
FOLLOWING CAREFULLY TO ENSURE YOUR PC IS CORRECTLY SET UP TO
BE USED WITH THE MIXER.
Software Installation (Windows 2000 and XP)
Follow the procedure described below to install the USB audio and MIDI drivers:
1— Connect the Xone:3D to your mains electricity supply and switch it on.
Do not connect the 3D to the PC at this time.
2— Insert the Xone:3D Utility Disk, and run DRIVERS setup.
3— Select “Install the driver”
4— Select your preferred language
5— When prompted, connect the 3D to
the PC with the USB lead.
Note: Always use the same USB port
with your Xone:3D. When installing on a
MS Windows system, the drivers will be
associated with the USB port that you are
currently plugged into. If you attempt to use
the 3D with another USB port, or without
installing the drivers at all, the system may
work but with degraded performance (XP),
or may not work at all (2000).
6— You will also be asked to unplug and
re-plug during the installation.
7— The driver installation will complete
without reboot (XP) or ask you to reboot
your PC (2000).
When the driver installation is complete,
go back to the Utility Disk main menu and
copy the CONFIG UTILITY to your
desktop. Run this program when you are
ready to configure the soundcard
operating mode, its inputs and outputs,
change the MIDI settings, or update the
Xone:3D firmware.
PACKED ITEMS
Check that you have received the following:
Xone:3D mixer
Check that the rear panel optical in/out blank plugs are fitted.
Mains Lead
Check that the correct
mains plug is fitted.
Safety Sheet
Important ! Read this sheet
before starting.
Retain for future reference.
Type A-B USB Lead
To connect the Xone:3D
to your computer.
2x pairs of Overlay Sheets
To identify MIDI control
functions for popular DJ
software:
Ableton Live5 Lite and
Native Instruments
Traktor
Registration Card
Complete and return
to Allen & Heath to
register your product.
Spare knobs
and buttons
Xone:3D Utility CD including:
This user guide, ASIO drivers,
Configuration Utility software,
Ableton Live Lite 5 application.
Ableton Live Lite 5 Postcard
Includes software serial number
and information for upgrade.
Allen & Heath
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Rack Ears + fixings.
For mounting the 3D
in a 19” rack.
6x M4x10mm screws
XONE:3D User Guide
CONTENTS
Congratulations on purchasing the Allen & Heath Xone:3D
performance DJ mixer. To ensure that you get the
maximum benefit from the unit please spare a few minutes
familiarizing yourself with the controls and setup procedures
outlined in this user guide. For further information please
refer to the additional information available on our web site,
or contact our technical support team.
http://www.xone.co.uk
http://www.allen-heath.com
Warranty ..............................................
Software Installation...........................
Packed Items........................................
Panel Drawings....................................
Introduction .........................................
Description ..........................................
Soundcard Operating Modes ...........
Channel Input ......................................
Mix and Monitor .................................
Filters and LFO....................................
FX Returns and Crossfader .............
Front Controls and Connectors.....
Rear Connectors ................................
BPM Counter.......................................
LFO ........................................................
MIDI Control Section ........................
MIDI Implementation Chart.............
MIDI Note Chart................................
Filter Reference...................................
Operating levels ..................................
Earthing .................................................
Cables and Connectors.....................
User Options.......................................
Replacing the Crossfader..................
FAQs......................................................
Mixer Troubleshooting.......................
Soundcard and MIDI Troubleshooting
Updating Firmware.............................
Specifications ......................................
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CAUTION
INPUT 4
PHONO L
WARNING: FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION AGAINST RISK OF FIRE
REPLACE FUSE WITH SAME TYPE AND RATING.
ATTENTION: REMPLACER LE FUSIBLE AVEC
UN DES MEMES CARACTERISTIQUES.
LINE
WARNING: THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT EXPOSE APPARATUS TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
L
PHONO L
R
LINE
INPUT 2
R
L
PHONO L
R
LINE
L
INPUT 1
R
LINE
A
L
R
FX1
R
LINE
B
L
R
FX2
AC MAINS IN ~
OFF
ON
0
I
INPUT 3
R
T500mAL 250V 20mm
MIX OUT
LEFT
MONITOR
RIGHT
FX1 SEND
L
FUSE
L
GAME/MIDI
R
SPDIF
SOUNDCARD OUTPUTS
FX2 SEND
L
FX RETURNS
L
R
L
CH1
L
CH3
L
CH5
L
R
CH2
R
CH4
R
CH6
R
IN
FOOT
SWITCH
DIGITAL AUDIO
R
SERIAL No:
R
IN
OPTICAL
OUT
IN
MIDI
USB
OUT
TO PC
OUT
100 - 240V~
47-63Hz ~ 30W MAX
MADE IN THE UK BY ALLEN & HEATH LIMITED
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BPM
+10!
+6
+3
MIDI CH
MODE
MIDI
0
-3
START
STOP
FX1
RESET
FX1
FX1
+6
00
PRE
+
PULL
FX1
+6
00
CLOCK
-6
+6
00
PRE
-10
+6
00
PRE
-15
PRE
-20
PUSH
L
TAP
FX2
FX2
FX2
R
FX2
5
4
6
3
+6
00
AUTO BPM
SELECT
FX2
MIX
4
SC 1 - 2
5
7
8
9
0
3
2
1
4
10
5
0
SC 1 - 2
0
A
B
C
D
1
1+2
E
F
G
H
J
K
L
6
3
+10
-10
HF
+10
-10
HF
+10
-10
7
8
HF
9
0
+10
10
MONITOR
HF
FX2
RTN
CUE ACTIVE
+6
OFF
+6
OFF
+6
OFF
MF
MF
MF
FX 1
+6
OFF
MF
FX 2
+6
OFF
6
+6
OFF
LF
LF
7
8
9
+6
OFF
LF
OFF
+6
OFF
+6
PHONES
LF
10
DEPTH
2
ASSIGN
XFADE
+6
OFF
1X
RES
+6
OFF
1X
Y2
OFF
Y2
1X
Y2
1X
ADD MIX
5
6
Y2
CUE
8
2
1
9
10
0
MILD
LPF
+10!
+10!
+10!
+10!
+6
+6
+6
+6
+3
+3
+3
+3
LEVEL
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
WILD
0
0
0
0
-3
-3
-3
-3
-6
-6
-6
-6
-10
-10
-10
-10
-15
-15
-15
-15
-20
-20
-20
-20
JOG / SELECT
BPF
LPF
FREQ
FREQ
OO
20Hz
P
HPF
HPF
BPF
O
4
WILD
JOG / SELECT
N
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RES
3
M
7
3
OFF
CUE
2
CUE
4
FILTER
XFADE
OFF
CUE
1
MILD
FILTER
XFADE
OFF
CUE
+6
OFF
FILTER
XFADE
FILTER
XFADE
ON
I
5
4
LEVEL
TAP
TEMPO
3
2
1
10
MIX
1
10
5
0
2
LFO
4
8
9
1
FX1
RTN
6
7
8
SC 5 - 6
7
2
PHONO
LINE
LEVEL
LEVEL
-10
9
+6
00
PHONO
LINE
SC 3 - 4
LEVEL
6
+6
00
PHONO
LINE
LINE A
LINE B
OFF
3
2
1
+6
00
OO
OO
OO
20Hz
20kHz
XFADE CURVE
X
20kHz
Y
FILTER 1 ON
FILTER 2 ON
LF
-12
PHONES
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HF
+12
-12
LEVEL
+12
0
10
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XONE:3D User Guide
INTRODUCTION TO THE XONE:3D
Welcome to the Allen & Heath Xone:3D digital DJ workstation. This system has
been designed with the help of some of the world’s most cutting edge DJs to
provide a seamless integration of traditional and computer based audio replay
systems. The Xone:3D comprises three main sections:
MIXER— The mixer is based on the award winning Allen & Heath Xone:92. It
lets you mix a combination of vinyl, CD and other sources through 4 stereo
channels to its main mix and monitor outputs. It provides 2 effects send/return
loops, 3-band EQ isolators, 2 analogue VCF filters with LFO, VCA crossfader and
channel faders, DJ mic and cue monitoring system. A BPM counter can be set for
tap tempo or automatic beat detection.
MIDI CONTROLLER— Two dedicated control strips provide a total of 105
MIDI messages from a combination of switches, rotary and fader controls, multifunction jog wheels, foot pedal and game controllers. In addition, several mixer
functions generate and respond to MIDI, and the BPM counter provides MIDI
start/stop and clock. The Xone:3D provides full control of external MIDI devices
including the most sophisticated DJ performance computer environments.
Overlays are available to identify the control function for popular software
applications.
SOUNDCARD— A high performance 8 channel USB soundcard is built into the
mixer. This is arranged as 4 stereo signals which may be configured as either
1in/3out or 2in/2out. It uses USB to interface the mixer audio and MIDI to a PC
where the sound may be manipulated in real time using one of the several exciting
new DJ performance programs. The soundcard also produces SPDIF coax and
optical digital inputs and outputs. A PC utility program is used to configure the
soundcard operating mode, its digital signal sources and MIDI parameters. A low
latency ASIO driver is provided for audio streaming between mixer and PC.
SOUNDCARD
MIDI
MIXER
BPM
MIDI
FX1
FX2
MASTER
EQ
LFO
MONITOR
CUE
CH1
CH2
CH3
CH4
CROSSFADER
FILTER 1
FILTER 2
MIC
PHONES
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DESCRIPTION
The diagram below shows the signal flow through the Xone:3D system.
MIXER— Each of the 4 channels can select one of 3 sources: phono, line or
soundcard audio as shown. RIAA phono preamps are available on channels 2, 3
and 4. These may be changed to line input by resetting an internal jumper link if
required. Level may be adjusted over a +/- 10dB range if the signal reads too high
or low on the channel meters. The 3-band EQ provides a safe amount of boost
but full cut (kill) for dramatic effect. A mic input with level and 2-band EQ routes
direct to the main mix. The DJ cues the mix using headphones. The mix may be
added to the cue’d channel signal to help the DJ synchronise the beat.
FILTERS— The channel signal may be routed direct to the LR mix or through
either of the two analogue filters. These provide the characteristic Allen & Heath
analogue filter sound with combinations of 3 switched bands, swept frequency,
resonance and tap tempo LFO control. The VCA crossfader affects the filter path
when switched in.
FX LOOPS— Two FX sends are provided. FX1 may be switched pre or post
fader. FX2 is pre fader. The send is typically connected to an effects device or
sampler, then routed back to the mix via one of the two FX return inputs.
OUTPUTS— The balanced XLR mix output feeds the house sound system. The
monitor output follows the main mix and can provide a booth monitor,
alternative zone or recording feed.
MODE 1
1 STEREO IN / 3 STEREO OUT
OUT
IN
SPDIF
OPTICAL COAX OPTICAL COAX
SOUNDCARD OUT
5
3
1
6
4
2
1
2
LINE
PHONO
LINE
LINE
SC 1-2
DAC
DAC
3
RIAA
SC 3-4
DAC
PHONO
RIAA
LINE
SC 5-6
FX2 RETURN FX1
EFFECTS
LOOP
4
PHONO
RIAA
LINE
ALLEN&HEATH
SC 1-2
SOURCE SELECT
DIGITAL OUT
OFF
SC 1-2
FX2
MIX
CH1
MIX
ADC
FX1
CH3 PHONO
BPM
CH2
CH3
CH4
MIXER
FX1 SEND
SOUNDCARD IN
USB
FX2 SEND
OPTICAL
COAX
CONFIGURATION
MIX
ADC
AUDIO IN/OUT
FX1
MONITOR OUT
CH2 PHONO
SOUNDCARD
MIDI CONTROL
MIX OUT
COMPUTER
MIDI CONTROL
MIDI TO USB
MIDI CLOCK
MIDI OUT
MIDI OUT
MIDI OUT
GAME/MIDI
MAPPING
MAP1
MAP2
MIDI IN
MIDI IN
CV IN
LEFT BANK
RIGHT BANK
FOOTSWITCH
CV IN
MIXER
PHONES
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DESCRIPTION
BPM COUNTER— Displays the BPM (beats per minute) of a music track
entered manually by tapping a button in time to the music, or automatically by
analysing the signal routed to it. The signal may be routed from the main mix or
from an individual channel via the pre-fade FX2 mix so that the beat may be
calculated and checked before the track is routed to the mix.
The BPM counter outputs MIDI clock so that a slave device such as a hardware or
software sequencer can be synchronized to the timing of a track playing through
the Xone:3D. To aid synchronization the MIDI clock can be momentarily speeded
up or slowed down by operating the PUSH/PULL lever.
MIDI CONTROL— MIDI (musical instrument digital interface) is a standardized
protocol for communication between electronic music devices as well as between
those devices and computers. Two identical banks of MIDI controls are provided
on either side of the mixer section. These bring control of remote performance
equipment such as computer based sound manipulation and sequencing, samplers,
effects and even lighting right to the mixer control surface. The function of the
controls may be identified using overlay sheets, samples of which are supplied
with the Xone:3D.
The control banks comprise both linear and rotary faders, rotary encoders with
integrated switches, push button switches with and without light ring indicators,
and large dedicated jog wheels with four position switches. A footswitch socket
and the 15-pin Game port provide control voltage input which produce further
MIDI output from foot pedal, joystick and custom wired controllers. Operation
of these controls does not affect any audio signals directly, but is automatically
translated into MIDI messages according to a pre-configured MIDI ‘map’. The
MIDI channel number and map is selected using the Configuration Utility software
running on a computer. Two MIDI maps are available to suit the various
performance software applications currently available. Further details are
provided later in this guide.
In addition to the dedicated MIDI controls some of the DJ mixer functions also
output MIDI messages when operated. These include all switches with light rings,
the filter frequency controls, the crossfader, and BPM start/stop and clock. The
MIDI data is sent out of the mixer via the rear panel MIDI out and Game port
sockets, and is simultaneously transferred to a connected computer via the USB
interface.
SOUNDCARD— The 8 channel soundcard is built into the mixer to ensure the
highest performance and lowest noise. 24-bit converters are used together with
low latency ASIO drivers supplied by Allen & Heath. The USB V1.1 port
interfaces with both V1.1 and V2.0 devices.
The soundcard can operate in one of two user selected modes. The default Mode
1 shown in the diagram opposite routes one stereo source to the computer and
returns three stereo signals back to the mixer channel input selectors. These
signals also appear at the rear panel soundcard output sockets. Note that return
1-2 is duplicated on input channel 4.
The Configuration Utility software is used to select the source to the computer,
one of the mix, FX1, channel 2 phono input preamp, SPDIF coax or optical input.
It is also used to select which signal appears on the SPDIF coax and optical
outputs, either the mix, FX1 or channel 3 phono input preamp.
Mode 2 may be selected using the Configuration Utility software. This routes two
stereo sources to the computer and returns two stereo back to the mixer
channels. Further details are provided on the next page.
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SOUNDCARD OPERATING MODES
The Xone:3D soundcard can be configured to operate in one of two modes.
Choose the mode that best suits the audio requirement of the computer
application you are running. Before starting make sure you have installed the
ASIO drivers for your selected USB port as described at the start of this guide.
SOUNDCARD OUT
5
3
1
6
4
2
SPDIF
OUT
IN
OPTICAL COAX OPTICAL COAX
MODE 1— 1 STEREO IN, 3 STEREO OUT
This is the default mode.
The soundcard sends one stereo signal to the
computer. Select a soundcard input from:
SPDIF coax input
SPDIF optical input
Main MIX
FX1 send from the channels
CH2 phono input preamp
The soundcard returns three stereo signals
from the computer. These route to rear panel
soundcard output sockets and to the
Xone:3D channel input selectors:
1-2 to CH1 and CH4 inputs
3-4 to CH2 input
5-6 to CH3 input
In this mode the SPDIF coax (RCA) and
optical (Toslink) digital output may be
selected from one of:
Soundcard output 1-2
Main MIX
FX1 send from the channels
CH3 phono input preamp
TO CH1 and 4
TO CH2
TO CH3
DAC
DAC
FROM CH3 PHONO
FROM CH2 PHONO
DAC
DIGITAL OUT
SC 1-2
MIX
ADC
FROM MIX
FX1
FROM FX1
CH3 PHONO
SOUNDCARD IN
USB
OPTICAL
COAX
CONFIGURATION
MIX
ADC
FX1
CH2 PHONO
SOUNDCARD
FROM MIDI CONTROLLERS
COMPUTER
ASIO DRIVERS
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DJ PERFORMANCE SOFTWARE
AUDIO SAMPLES AND MEDIA FILES
SOUNDCARD OUT
5
3
1
6
4
2
OUT
IN
SPDIF
OPTICAL COAX OPTICAL COAX
MODE 2— 2 STEREO IN, 2 STEREO OUT
The soundcard sends two stereo signals to the
computer. Select soundcard input for:
1-2
3-4 from:
Main MIX
SPDIF coax input
FX1 send
SPDIF optical input
CH3 phono Main MIX
FX1 send
CH2 phono
The soundcard returns two stereo signals
from the computer. These route to rear panel
soundcard output sockets and to the
Xone:3D channel input selectors:
1-2 to CH1 and CH4 inputs
3-4 to CH2 input
5-6 not used, no signal to CH3
In this mode the SPDIF coax (RCA) and
optical (Toslink) digital output may be
selected from one of:
Soundcard output 1-2
Soundcard input 1-2
TO CH1 and 4
TO CH2
TO CH3
DAC
FROM CH3 PHONO
FROM CH2 PHONO
DAC
DIGITAL OUT
SC OUT 1-2
SC IN 1-2
MIX
ADC
FROM MIX
FX1
FROM FX1
CH3 PHONO
SOUNDCARD IN 1-2
SOUNDCARD IN 3-4
USB
OPTICAL
COAX
CONFIGURATION
MIX
ADC
FX1
CH2 PHONO
SOUNDCARD
FROM MIDI CONTROLLERS
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SOUNDCARD OPERATING MODES
To configure the soundcard operating mode and to select its sources, run the
Configuration Utility software provided on the Xone:3D Utility CD.
Mode 1
TO CHANGE THE SOUNDCARD MODE
Important Note: Close all audio and MIDI
applications running on your PC before starting
the Configuration Utility. Failure to do this may
result in the PC losing connection with the mixer
and both requiring a reboot.
After closing the PC applications, start the
Configuration Utility. The current operating
mode is displayed. Use the pull-down menu to
select the mode required.
TO CHANGE THE IN/OUT SETTINGS
The available settings depend on the mode
currently selected. These are listed on the
previous page. The soundcard sources and what
signals are routed to the SPDIF connections are
set using this utility. These may be changed while
the PC is connected.
Soundcard In = signal sent to the PC
3D Digital Out = signal to the SPDIF outputs
Mode 2
TO CHANGE THE MIDI SETTINGS
Choose which MIDI channel is used to transmit
the mixer MIDI messages between the Xone:3D
and the rest of the system.
The MIDI messages associated with the mixer
controls are configured in a MIDI ‘map’. Two
maps are available— Map1 and Map2. Map2 is
the default for most applications.
More information on MIDI is provided later in
this user guide.
Note:
The current firmware version is
displayed in the bottom left hand
corner when the utility detects
that the mixer is connected.
For information about Firmware
Update please refer to the
section on Troubleshooting later
in this user guide.
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SPDIF DIGITAL INPUTS AND OUTPUTS
SPDIF is a popular digital audio interfacing
standard for connecting two channel (stereo)
audio using a single coax (RCA phono socket) or
optical fibre (Toslink socket) cable.
The SPDIF inputs and outputs are available only
when your computer is connected via the USB
port. The computer provides the clocks needed
for the soundcard to function.
Sample rates of 44.1 and 48kHz are supported
with the ability to interface with any digital source
up to 192kHz.
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MIXER SECTION — CHANNEL INPUT
FX1
+6
00
PRE
1
1
FX2
+6
00
LINE A
LINE B
SC 1 - 2
2
LEVEL
-10
+10
OFF
+6
HF
3
MF
4
OFF
+6
OFF
+6
LF
2
FILTER
XFADE
1X
Y2
OFF
CUE
1
3
+10!
+6
+3
0
-3
-6
-10
-15
FX 1-2 send controls
These controls adjust the signal level that
is sent from each channel to the two FX
mix busses. These signals will appear at
the RCA sockets on the rear of the unit.
FX1 PRE switch determines whether the
FX1 send signal is affected by the channel
fader. When pressed the signal is prefader, when released post-fader.
FX1 can also be sent to the input of the
soundcard for processing or recording by
the PC (see Soundcard Mode for details).
FX2 is pre-fader (this can be changed
internally - see User Options). FX2 can
also be selected as the audio source for
the Auto Beat detector (See BPM
Detector).
Input Selection
Two switches select one of three possible
stereo audio sources; Line A (RIAA phono
on CH 2–4), Line B, or output from the
computer via the internal soundcard (SC16). Switch 2 (SC) overrides switch 1
(phono/line). The led indicator displays
which source is active:
CH1 CH2 CH3 CH4
Switch1 gn
LineA Phono Phono Phono
Switch1 red LineB LineB LineB LineB
Switch2 red SC1-2 SC3-4 SC5-6 SC1-2
Channel Level Control
This control has a range of +/- 10dB either
side of the 0dB centre position. Use it to
adjust the signal level of an audio source to
give a nominal 0dB reading on the channel
meter, with the peak level at or below
+6dB. Turn LEVEL down if the +10 peak
meter starts flashing.
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Channel Equalizer/Isolator
The Xone:3D is equipped with a very
powerful 3 band EQ stage providing a
controlled +6dB of boost when fully
clockwise, but full isolation (cut) of each
band for dramatic effect when fully anticlockwise. Centre frequencies are set at:
HF = 10kHz (high frequency, treble)
MF = 1.2kHz (mid frequency)
LF = 120Hz (low frequency, bass)
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MIXER SECTION — CHANNEL INPUT
FX1
5
+6
00
PRE
FX2
+6
00
LINE A
LINE B
SC 1 - 2
LEVEL
-10
+10
OFF
+6
HF
6
MF
OFF
+6
OFF
+6
LF
FILTER
XFADE
1X
Y2
OFF
5
CUE
1
6
7
+10!
+6
+3
0
7
Filter/Crossfade Assignment
The channel signal can be routed directly
to the main mix or via either of the two
filter/crossfade paths.
Note that the
crossfade affects the filter path only.
Set the 3-position switch to its mid
position to route the signal direct to the
mix, or to its left or right positions to
route the signal to filter-1/crossfade-X or
filter-2/crossfade-Y respectively.
To enable the crossfader check that the
XFADE ON switch above the filter1
controls is pressed.
Cue Switch
Press the cue switch to listen to the channel
pre-fade signal in the headphones and see its
level on the main meters. The led indicator
ring around the switch lights when selected.
The big red CUE ACTIVE indicator also
lights to warn that you are monitoring the
channel signal rather than the main mix.
Press the switch to deselect cue. The
switches are interlocked; pressing another
one turns off the previous selection.
Channel Meter
Displays the channel signal level. It is pre-EQ
and pre-fader. This means it is not affected
by the EQ or fader position.
The channel level control should be set so
that the meter averages around ‘0’ with
loudest peaks no higher than ‘+6’. Turn
down the level control if the +10 peak
indicator lights.
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-6
8
-10
-15
-20
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Channel Fader
A high quality, smooth travel dual-rail fader
adjusts the channel signal level from fully off
to fully on.
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MIXER SECTION — MIX AND MONITOR
1
+10!
+6
+3
0
1
-3
-6
2
-10
-15
-20
L
Mix Master Level Control
A rotary master control adjusts the level of
the main mix XLR outputs feeding the house
sound system. This does not affect the
monitor output or the meter reading.
R
5
4
6
3
7
2
2
8
1
9
0
MIX
5
4
3
10
6
3
7
2
3
8
1
4
Mix / Monitor Meters
The main meters follow the selected
monitor source. The meter reads ‘0’ for
an XLR output of +4dBu. The mixer
should be operated with these meters
averaging around ‘0’ with loudest peaks no
higher than ‘+6’.
4
9
0
10
MONITOR
CUE ACTIVE
5
FX 1
5
FX 2
PHONES
6
CUE
6
ADD MIX
5
4
6
7
3
8
2
1
9
10
0
11
LEVEL
7
7
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Monitor Master Level Control
Adjusts the level of the signal to the stereo
monitor RCA output. This does not affect
the headphones. The monitor output could
be used for a booth monitor, recording or
an additional zone feed.
Cue Active LED
A large red led indicator lights when a
channel CUE is active. This indicates that
the selected channel CUE signal is heard in
the headphones and displayed on the
monitor meters.
Monitor Select Switches
In the normal up position the headphones
and meters monitor the pre-level main mix.
Press these switches to select either of the
stereo FX mixes as the headphones and
meter source. Note that this does not affect
the main mix or monitor outputs.
Cue / Add Mix Control
Allows the main mix output to be added to
the CUE signal. Turned fully anticlockwise,
only the active CUE signal is heard through
the headphones when selected. Gradually
turning clockwise introduces the main mix
output to the headphones, adding to the active CUE. This does not affect the meters.
Headphones Level Control
Adjusts the level of the headphones signal.
Warning ! To avoid damage to your hearing do not operate the
headphones or sound system at excessively high volume. Continued
exposure to high volume sound can cause frequency selective or wide
range hearing loss.
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MIXER SECTION — FILTERS and LFO
1
LFO Tap Tempo button
Tap the tap tempo button in time with the beat
to set the frequency of the LFO.
2
LFO Depth control
When assigned, the LFO modulates the filter with a
cyclic frequency sweep effect in time to the beat set
using the tap tempo button. The depth control
adjusts how much effect the LFO has on the filter
effect from fully off to very deep.
3
LFO Filter Assign Switch
Use this switch to assign the LFO to either or both
the filters.
LFO
TAP
TEMPO
3
2
1
4
0
1
1+2
5
1
6
7
8
9
2
10
DEPTH
2
ASSIGN
XFADE
3
4
ON
RES
4
MILD
5
WILD
HPF
BPF
5
6
6
Resonance Control
This produces the classic analogue VCF sound by
feeding some of the filter output back to its input.
The control ranges from ‘mild’ producing a very
subtle effect, to ‘wild’ producing a dramatic phase
effect with feedback just short of oscillation.
HPF Button
Turns on the high pass (bass cut) filter slope. The
light ring around the button illuminates when
selected.
BPF Button
Turns on the band pass (bell shaped) filter slope.
The light ring around the button illuminates when
selected.
LPF
7
FREQ
7
8
20Hz
8
20kHz
9
FILTER 1 ON
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LPF Button
Turns on the low pass (treble cut) filter slope. The
light ring around the button illuminates when
selected.
Frequency Sweep Control
This control sets the –3dB cut-off frequency of the
filter. It ranges from very low frequency (20Hz) to
very high (20kHz).
Filter On Switch
Switches the filter on and off. The light ring around
the button illuminates when the filter is active.
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FILTER 1 MIX BUS
FILTER 2 MIX BUS
MAIN LR MIX BUS
MIXER SECTION — FX RTN & CROSSFADER
XFADE ON
XFADE CURVE
CROSSFADER
X
Y
FILTER 2 MIX
3
2
1
4
5
3
2
1
FILTER 1 MIX
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8
9
0
4
6
10
5
7
8
9
0
FX1
RTN
FROM INPUT CHANNEL
FILTER 1
TAP TEMPO
FILTER 2
DC
1
6
LFO DEPTH
FILTER / XFADE SELECT
X1
2Y
VCA
OFF
FX2
RTN
VCA
10
LFO
TAP
TEMPO
3
2
1
4
6
7
8
0
1
1+2
4
5
FX Return Controls
These controls route the incoming signal
from the stereo FX1 and FX2 Return RCA
connectors on the rear panel to the mix.
They adjust how much return signal is
added to the mix.
1
9
10
DEPTH
2
ASSIGN
XFADE
ON
2
3
RES
MILD
WILD
HPF
BPF
3
LPF
FREQ
20Hz
4
20kHz
XFADE CURVE
FILTER 1 ON
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Crossfader
This lets you fade between signals routed to
either side, typically to fade smoothly into a
new music track or to creatively layer
sounds when scratch or cut mixing.
The crossfader is a VCA controller which
affects the level of signals routed via the
filters. Make sure the toggle switches on the
channels you wish to fade are set to X or Y
as appropriate.
The crossfader may be removed for service
or replacement. Instructions are provided
later in this user guide.
Xfade on switch
Press this switch to activate the crossfader.
XFade Curve Control
This control adjusts the crossfader curve
between dipped response, ideal for seamless
beat mixing, and fast-attack, suitable for
scratch or cut mixing .
X
Y
2
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FRONT CONTROLS & CONNECTORS
LF
-12
HF
+12
-12
PHONES
1
1
2
3
4
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LEVEL
+12
0
10
MIC
2
3
4
Headphones Outputs
Stereo 1/4” TRS jack and 3.5mm mini-jack. Plug in
good quality stereo headphones intended for DJ
monitoring.
Use closed-ear headphones that
provide maximum acoustic isolation when cueing
your sources. We recommend that you use high
quality headphones rated between 30 to 100 ohms
impedance.
8 ohm headphones are not
recommended.
Mic EQ Controls
The MIC equaliser provides a tool to adjust the
tonal quality of the sound to correct source
problems such as microphone response, proximity
effect, noise and feedback, to help the voice cut
through the mix, or to adjust the overall ‘feel’.
Start with the EQ controls set to their mid (flat)
position, then adjust to achieve the desired sound.
Mic Input
Balanced XLR. Plug in a DJ, guest or announcement
microphone here.
Use a good quality low
impedance dynamic mic such as those specifically
designed for vocals. Do not use high impedance or
unbalanced microphones, or condenser types which
require phantom power. Use the best professional
grade balanced cables and connectors you can
afford as these are typically subject to intense use
and abuse in the club environment.
Mic Level Control
Adjusts the input sensitivity of the Mic channel to
match the connected source to the console 0dB
operating level.
When the Mic channel is not in use, always turn the
level control fully anti-clockwise to prevent
unwanted noise from this sensitive input entering
the main Mix.
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REAR CONNECTORS
3
CAUTION
INPUT 4
PHONO L
WARNING: FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION AGAINST RISK OF FIRE
REPLACE FUSE WITH SAME TYPE AND RATING.
ATTENTION: REMPLACER LE FUSIBLE AVEC
UN DES MEMES CARACTERISTIQUES.
LINE
WARNING: THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT EXPOSE APPARATUS TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
0
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OFF
ON
L
R
R
2
INPUT 3
PHONO L
LINE
L
4
INPUT 2
R
PHONO L
R
LINE
L
INPUT 1
R
LINE
A
L
R
FX1
R
LINE
B
L
R
FX2
AC MAINS IN ~
T500mAL 250V 20mm
LEFT
MIX OUT
RIGHT
FUSE
MONITOR
L
FX1 SEND
L
FX RETURNS
L
R
L
SOUNDCARD OUTPUTS
FX2 SEND
5
L
CH1
L
CH3
L
CH5
L
R
CH2
R
CH4
R
CH6
R
GAME/MIDI
R
SPDIF
IN
OUT
R
SERIAL No:
R
FOOT
SWITCH
DIGITAL AUDIO
OPTICAL
IN
IN
MIDI
OUT
OUT
USB
TO PC
100 - 240V~
47-63Hz ~ 30W MAX
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1
4
AC Mains Input
IEC cable with moulded mains plug
suitable for your local supply
Important: Read the SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
sheet
included with the Xone:3D and
printed on the rear panel.
Check that the correct mains lead
with moulded plug has been
supplied with your console. The
power supply accepts mains
voltages within the range 100-240V
without changing any fuses or
settings.
Ensure that the IEC mains plug is
pressed fully into the rear panel
socket before switching on.
Note: It is standard practice to
turn connected power amplifiers
down or off before switching the
console on or off. This prevents
any audible switch-on thumps.
2
3
FX1-2 Line Return Input
RCA phono.
Connect stereo line level sources
such as the return signal from
external effects units. These inputs
are routed directly to the main mix
as the default setting, but this can
be changed internally to send them
to the Filters and crossfader (see
User Options)
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CH1-4 Stereo Line Input
RCA phono.
Connect stereo line level music
sources such as CD, MD, DAT,
drum machines, keyboards or
other instruments.
Do not
connect turntables which require
RIAA equalisation. Alternatively,
you can connect to jack sources
using a cable with RCA to jack
adapters. Avoid using low grade
cables such as those often supplied
with domestic equipment as these
can quickly prove unreliable in use.
CH2-4 Stereo Phono Input
RCA phono.
Plug in turntables with magnetic
cartridges requiring RIAA
equalisation.
For non-RIAA
turntables plug into the LINE input
instead. Do not plug in line level
sources to the phono inputs as
these will overload the preamp and
cause severe high level distortion.
Chassis Earth Terminal
A screw terminal is provided for
connecting the earth straps from
turntables. This connection earths
the metal parts of the turntable to
reduce hum, buzz or similar
audible noise getting into the
system.
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CAUTION
INPUT 4
PHONO L
WARNING: FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION AGAINST RISK OF FIRE
REPLACE FUSE WITH SAME TYPE AND RATING.
ATTENTION: REMPLACER LE FUSIBLE AVEC
UN DES MEMES CARACTERISTIQUES.
LINE
WARNING: THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT EXPOSE APPARATUS TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
0
I
OFF
ON
L
R
R
INPUT 3
PHONO L
LINE
L
INPUT 2
R
PHONO L
R
LINE
L
INPUT 1
R
LINE
A
L
R
FX1
R
LINE
B
L
R
FX2
AC MAINS IN ~
T500mAL 250V 20mm
LEFT
MIX OUT
RIGHT
FUSE
MONITOR
L
FX1 SEND
L
SOUNDCARD OUTPUTS
FX2 SEND
L
FX RETURNS
L
R
L
CH1
L
CH3
L
CH5
L
R
CH2
R
CH4
R
CH6
R
GAME/MIDI
R
SPDIF
IN
OUT
R
SERIAL No:
R
FOOT
SWITCH
DIGITAL AUDIO
OPTICAL
IN
OUT
IN
MIDI
OUT
USB
TO PC
100 - 240V~
47-63Hz ~ 30W MAX
MADE IN THE UK BY ALLEN & HEATH LIMITED
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6
7
8
Mix Output
Balanced XLR. This is the main
output that feeds the house PA
system.
Plug into the house
processor/amplifier system using
balanced cables.
Use balanced
cables and equipment.
7
Monitor Output
RCA phono. Provides a line level
stereo feed to the DJ local monitor
amplifier system. It is not affected
by the master fader or cue system.
Can also be used as an alternative
zone or record output.
8
FX1-2 Send Output
RCA phono.
Depending on the
application of the FX mix, these stereo
line level outputs can be used to feed
samplers and other effects units, an
additional monitor, zone or recorder.
9
Soundcard Outputs
RCA phono.
Outputs from the internal soundcard.
These are always available irrespective of
the source selection on the stereo
channels. These outputs could be fed to
an additional mixer or processor before
being brought back into the mix.
Depending on the soundcard operating
mode, signals are available on sockets 1-6
or 1-4.
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10
SPDIF DIGITAL INPUTS
AND OUTPUTS
SPDIF is a popular digital audio interfacing
standard for connecting two channel
(stereo) audio using a single coax (RCA
phono socket) or optical fibre (Toslink
socket) cable.
For reliable connection use a 75 ohm coax
cable intended for this function. Avoid
the use of cheap audio cables. Use
purpose made optical fibre cables for
connection using the Toslink port. Make
sure the blanking plugs provided are fitted
to any unused Toslink sockets.
The SPDIF inputs and outputs are available
only when your computer is connected via
the USB port. The computer provides the
clocks needed for the soundcard to
function.
Sample rates of 44.1 and 48kHz are
supported with the ability to interface
with any digital source up to 192kHz.
Use the Xone:3D Configuration Utility
software to select which signals are
routed to the SPDIF connectors.
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CAUTION
INPUT 4
PHONO L
WARNING: FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION AGAINST RISK OF FIRE
REPLACE FUSE WITH SAME TYPE AND RATING.
ATTENTION: REMPLACER LE FUSIBLE AVEC
UN DES MEMES CARACTERISTIQUES.
LINE
WARNING: THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT EXPOSE APPARATUS TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
0
I
OFF
ON
L
R
R
INPUT 3
PHONO L
LINE
L
INPUT 2
R
PHONO L
R
LINE
L
INPUT 1
R
LINE
A
L
R
FX1
R
LINE
B
L
R
FX2
AC MAINS IN ~
T500mAL 250V 20mm
LEFT
MIX OUT
RIGHT
FUSE
MONITOR
L
FX1 SEND
L
FX RETURNS
L
R
L
GAME/MIDI
R
SPDIF
SOUNDCARD OUTPUTS
FX2 SEND
L
CH1
L
CH3
L
CH5
L
R
CH2
R
CH4
R
CH6
R
IN
FOOT
SWITCH
DIGITAL AUDIO
R
SERIAL No:
R
IN
OPTICAL
OUT
IN
MIDI
OUT
USB
TO PC
OUT
100 - 240V~
47-63Hz ~ 30W MAX
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MIDI Input / Output
5 pin DIN socket.
Connect to either a
MIDI
interface or directly to MIDI
compatible equipment using a
standard 5 pin DIN (MIDI) lead.
The MIDI output socket data
duplicates what is sent via the USB
connection to the PC, and to the
gameport.
MIDI in can be used to remotely
control the status of all switches
that have associated LED light rings
(with the exception of the BPM,
LFO and Stop/Start.
You can connect the MIDI OUT of
one Xone:3D to the MIDI IN of
another.
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Gameport Connector
The gameport connector (15pin D-type)
lets you add additional controllers such as
an analogue joystick, or a third MIDI
output socket using a standard gameport
to MIDI adapter.
Note; this port has no MIDI input
connection.
This interface will convert the movement
of a connected joystick into MIDI CC and
Note information; it cannot be used to
control PC games, so don’t try it with
your latest flight sim…..
It is also be possible to build a custom
interface using general purpose switches
and potentiometers. We recommend 10k
or 20k ohm linear law pots. A simple
schematic is shown here.
MIDI OUT 2
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USB Connector
USB (Universal Serial Bus) V1.1 is
an external peripheral interface
standard for data transmission.
Xone:3D USB works at 12Mbps
and provides up to 8
uncompressed audio channels. It is
fully compatible with USB2.
The USB connection is used to
send/receive audio and MIDI data
between the Xone:3D and the
connected computer. It is also the
means by which the firmware
(operating software) in the
Xone:3D can be updated if
necessary.
Use a standard USB type A to B
lead to connect to your computer.
This is supplied with the Xone:3D.
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15
7
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+5V
+5V
+5V
+5V
+5V
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Footswitch Connector
This 1/4” TRS socket is used to connect a
footswitch or expression pedal as an
additional MIDI controller. Most standard
foot pedals should be satisfactory., for
example the Roland EV-5.
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MIXER SECTION — BPM COUNTER
1
BPM
1
MIDI CH
MODE
MIDI
START
STOP
RESET
CLOCK
+
PULL
PUSH
2
3
TAP
AUTO BPM
SELECT
FX2
MIX
2
OFF
3
2
1
4
5
7
8
9
0
3
2
1
4
6
10
5
6
7
8
9
0
FX1
RTN
FX2
RTN
10
LFO
TAP
TEMPO
3
2
1
4
0
1
1+2
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6
7
8
9
10
DEPTH
2
ASSIGN
3
BPM Display
Displays the tempo of an analysed piece of
music, rounded up to the nearest whole
number.
On power-up, and when the detector is
reset, the display will show a line of three
dashes.
When an audio source is routed to the
auto beat detector a dot in the bottom
right hand corner will flash to indicate that
BPM analyses is taking place.
The display can also show the BPM to the
nearest decimal place by pressing and
holding the TAP button. This will shift all
digits one place to the left.
MIDI Start / Stop Button
Sends MIDI start/stop messages to any
connected sequencer. Note that these
messages are sent on release of the switch.
Pressing and holding this switch will reset
the auto BPM detector, but won’t change
the current status of the Stop/Start control.
The LED ring associated with this control
will glow RED when a Start message is sent.
MIDI Clock Push / Pull Switch
When attempting to get a sequencer, such as
Ableton Live 5, to play in time with another
music source, for example a CD or turntable
which has been analysed by the auto beat
detector, it is not always possible to get it to
start exactly at the beginning of a bar. This
control lets the DJ speed up or slow down
the MIDI clock, rather like pushing or pulling
a turntable platter when beat matching.
Pulling the lever to the left will slow the
clock and the BPM reading will drop, pushing
the lever to the right will speed up the clock
and the BPM reading will rise.
When released, the MIDI clock will revert to
the originally displayed BPM.
You can manually set the BPM to any speed
between 70 and 400 by pulling or pushing
the lever; when the desired speed is
indicated on the display, press the TAP
button to lock the MIDI clock to this speed.
To fine tune the BPM to an exact figure,
press and hold the TAP button and when the
decimal is displayed, the speed can be altered
by 0.1BPM again by using the Push/Pull lever.
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MIXER SECTION — BPM COUNTER
4
BPM
MIDI CH
MODE
MIDI
START
STOP
RESET
CLOCK
+
PULL
PUSH
TAP
AUTO BPM
SELECT
FX2
MIX
OFF
3
2
1
4
5
3
2
1
4
10
5
FX1
RTN
6
7
8
9
0
FX2
RTN
10
LFO
TAP
TEMPO
3
2
1
4
0
1
1+2
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7
8
9
0
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
DEPTH
2
ASSIGN
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7
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5
BPM Tap Tempo Button
This control is used to tap in a beat manually
at any speed between 70 and 400 BPM. The
taps are averaged, so the greater number of
taps the more accurate the result.
The tap button can also be used as a guide
for the auto beat detector on complex
rhythms by helping the analyser lock onto
the correct pattern, for instance drum ‘n
bass tracks can occasionally be displayed at
half the actual BPM. By tapping in the
approximate beat the analyser will re-sync to
the correct tempo.
Pressing and holding the tap tempo button
shifts the BPM display one place to the left
so that the decimal can be shown.
When the BPM is being speeded up or down
using the push/pull lever, pressing the tap
button will store the currently displayed
tempo.
The light ring associated with this control
will flash in time with the current BPM
speed, usually along with the kick drum,
though occasionally the detector will
synchronize to other rhythmic elements of a
track such as a hi-hat line. This will not
affect its accuracy. Tapping a few beats in
manually will force the detector to re-sync
to the beat.
Auto BPM Audio Source Switch
This selects the audio source for the auto
beat detection circuit.
If MIX is selected all music played through
the main outputs of the Xone:3D will be
analysed. This can be used to ensure that a
mix compilation or DJ set is held at a strict
tempo.
Select FX2 if you are using auto BPM
detection to synchronize a remote
sequencer to an audio source played through
the Xone:3D, and are returning the audio
output from the sequencer back into the
mix. Ensure that all FX2 level pots are
turned fully off except on the channel playing
the track that you wish to synchronize to. If
more than one channel at a time is routed to
the FX2 mix buss it may confuse the BPM
detector and result in an incorrect reading.
Switch to the OFF position if you want to
enter the BPM manually and do not want any
audio source to influence the tempo.
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MIXER SECTION — LFO
BPM
6
MIDI CH
MODE
MIDI
START
STOP
RESET
CLOCK
+
PULL
PUSH
TAP
AUTO BPM
SELECT
FX2
MIX
OFF
3
2
1
4
5
7
8
9
0
3
2
1
4
6
10
5
6
7
8
9
0
FX1
RTN
FX2
RTN
10
LFO
TAP
TEMPO
3
2
1
4
0
1
1+2
5
6
7
8
9
10
DEPTH
2
ASSIGN
6
7
7
8
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LFO Tap Tempo button
Tapping this button will set the speed of the
LFO (low frequency oscillator) within the
range of 0.25Hz - 3.33Hz (15 - 200 BPM)
The LFO speed can be displayed on the BPM
meter by pressing and holding this button for
more than 2 seconds. This will also let you
set the LFO speed manually using the push/
pull lever to raise or lower the speed from
its current setting.
One very useful feature is the ability to copy
the current BPM speed to the LFO. To do
this, press and hold the LFO tap tempo
button for longer than 2 seconds until the
LFO speed is displayed on the BPM screen,
then press the BPM tap button. The LFO
speed will now be exactly the same as the
BPM.
Note: The phase of the LFO will be set the
moment the BPM tap button is pressed
(whilst holding down the LFO tap button).
This will let you synchronize the LFO to a
particular sound on any track being fed to
the auto beat detector.
For example,
pressing the BPM tap button on the beat will
sync the LFO to the kick drum.
The light ring associated with this control
will flash in time with the current LFO speed.
LFO Depth control
This control sets the level at which the filters
will be modulated by the LFO. This works
together with the filter frequency control.
The maximum LFO filter modulation will
occur if the LFO Depth control is fully
clockwise with the filter frequency control
fully anti-clockwise.
LFO Assign switch
Selects which filter will be modulated by the
LFO. In its left position Filter 1 only is
modulated, in the right hand position Filter 2
only is modulated. In the centre position
both Filter 1 and Filter 2 will be modulated
by equal amounts.
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MIDI CONTROL SECTION
1
1
2
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
3
2
4
3
5
JOG / SELECT
Rotary Encoders
Turning an encoder produces MIDI CC
(continuous controller) messages with a
unique controller number in two’s
compliment binary encoding. Refer to the
MIDI mapping diagram for the differences
between Map 1 and 2 for these controls.
These encoders feature a built in
momentary push switch. Pressing down on
the encoder knob activates the switch and
sends a “note on” MIDI message, releasing
the switch sends a corresponding “note off”
message.
Rotary Potentiometers
These
controls
are
standard
potentiometers with end stops and a centre
detent for easy setting. Turning a pot from
left to right will send MIDI messages with a
unique CC number and a control value
from 0 to 127.
Linear Faders
Moving a linear fader will send a MIDI
message with a unique CC number and a
control value from 0 (bottom) to 127 (top).
Push Buttons
There are 24 momentary action switches
coded with letters A through to X for easy
identification. Pressing a switch will send a
unique “note on” MIDI message. Releasing
the switch sends a corresponding “note off”
message.
4
6
Rotary Encoder
A rotary encoder with switch, as above.
5
7
Overlay Sheet
An overlay sheet associated with
a particular application may be
fitted over the MIDI section
controls to identify their
function.
Pull off the fader
knobs before fitting the sheet.
Refit the knobs once the sheet is
in place.
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Jog Wheel
The jog wheel features an optical encoder,
which produces CC messages in a similar
way to the other encoders. Switches are
located at the top, bottom, left and right of
the wheel. Pushing down on the face of the
wheel sends note on / note off messages.
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Illuminated Push Buttons
Momentary action switches with red light
ring indicators. Pressing a switch will send
a “note on” MIDI message and turn on the
indicator. Pressing the switch again will
send another “note on” message and switch
off the indicator.
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MIDI CONTROL SECTION
MIDI Messages
The diagram below shows which controls are associated with MIDI CC (continuous
controller) and note on/off messages. These controls send the MIDI messages shown
when operated. The switch light ring indicators (except for start/stop and tap tempo)
may be turned on or off by incoming MIDI messages.
MIDI Map
Two control mappings are available.
Run the Xone:3D
Configuration Utility to select the required map. Map2 is the
default for most applications. Map1 differs only in the messages
generated by the top row of rotary encoders on either side.
Use Map2 with Ableton Live 5 software. Map1 is recommended
for use with Native Instruments Traktor software.
MIDI Channel Number
Run the Xone:3D Configuration Utility to select the required
MIDI channel number from 1 to 16. Default is channel 16.
FOOTSWITCH
CC4 - DOWN=127, UP=0
JOYSTICK
X=CC3 - LEFT=127, RIGHT=0
MAP 1
F5 F#5
MAP 2
G5 G#5
E0
CC32
A5 A#5
D-1
CC33
FINGER BUTTON = C#-2
THUMB BUTTON = D-2
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B6 C6
E-1
CC34
Y=CC1 - UP=127, DOWN=0
C#6 D6
BPM
D0
C3
CC35
CC11
CC13
CC15
CC8
CC10
CC12
CC14
TEMPO
F6 F#6
A#1
CC40
START
STOP
CC9
D#6 E6
CC41
G6 G#6
C2
CC42
A#2
MAP 1
MAP 2
CC43
CC21
CC23
CC25
CC27
CC20
CC22
CC24
CC26
MIDI CLOCK
127
CC19
CC18
CC17
CC16
CC31
CC30
CC29
CC28
0
F0
D#-1
A
C1
E
C#1
F-1
B
A-1
F#-1
F
A#-1
I
D#0
C
G#0
G
G-1
J
H
C4
C#4
D4
D#4
C#2
N
F2
Q
A3
CUE
L
B1
M
G#3
A0
K
C#3
MIXER CONTROLS
D
D2
R
F#2
U
B2
O
S
D#2
V
W
B-2
A-2
JOG SELECT
B-1
HPF
C5
G#-1
A#0
BPF
B4
BPF
D5
LPF
A#4
LPF
C#5
CC7
FREQ
G#4
0
LEFT BANK
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D#5
HPF
CROSSFADER
CC5
FILTER1 ON
F1
JOG SELECT
A1
A#3
G2
E2
F#3
127
FILTER2 ON
25
G1
FREQ
A4
CC44
F#1
CC45
CC6
C#-1
D1
X
G#2
CC36
A#-2
T
F3
C0
CC37
P
E3
RIGHT BANK
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MIDI IMPLEMENTATION CHART
Function
Transmitted
Received
Remarks
Basis Channel
Default
Option
16
1-16
16
1-16
Selectable with
Configuration Utility
Mode
Default
Messages
Altered
X
X
X
X
X
X
Note Number
O
O
Velocity
Note ON
Note OFF
X
X
X
X
After touch
Keys
Channel
X
X
X
X
Pitch Bend
X
X
1
3
4
O
O
O
X
X
X
Joystick Y
Joystick X
Footswitch
5
6
7
O
O
O
X
X
X
Crossfader
Filter 1 Freq
Filter 2 Freq
8-45
O
X
Dedicated Controls
Program Change
X
X
System Exclusive
X
X
System Common
Song Position
Song Select
Tune Request
X
X
X
X
X
X
System Real Time
Clock
Commands
O
O
X
X
Aux Messages
Local On/Off
All Notes Off
Active Sensing
System Reset
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Refer to Diagram. MIDI
note messages received
as well as transmitted
for all push buttons with
light rings, except MIDI
Start/Stop and BPM/LFO
Tap Tempo buttons.
Control Change
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MIDI NOTE CHART
Note No.
(Hex)
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Note No.
(Decimal)
Note No.
(Hex)
Note Name
Note No.
(Decimal)
Note Name
00
0
C-2
36
54
F#2
01
1
C#-2
37
55
G2
G#2
02
2
D-2
38
56
03
3
D#-2
39
57
A2
04
4
E-2
3A
58
A#2
B2
05
5
F-2
3B
59
06
6
F#-2
3C
60
C3
07
7
G-2
3D
61
C#3
08
8
G#-2
3E
62
D3
09
9
A-2
3F
63
D#3
0A
10
A#-2
40
64
E3
0B
11
B-2
41
65
F3
0C
12
C-1
42
66
F#3
0D
13
C#-1
43
67
G3
0E
14
D-1
44
68
G#3
0F
15
D#-1
45
69
A3
10
16
E-1
46
70
A#3
11
17
F-1
47
71
B3
12
18
F#-1
48
72
C4
C#4
13
19
G-1
49
73
14
20
G#-1
4A
74
D4
15
21
A1
4B
75
D#4
16
22
A#1
4C
76
E4
17
23
B1
4D
77
F4
F#4
18
24
C0
4E
78
19
25
C#0
4F
79
G4
1A
26
D0
50
80
G#4
1B
27
D#0
51
81
A4
1C
28
E0
52
82
A#4
1D
29
F0
53
83
B4
1E
30
F#0
54
84
C5
1F
31
G0
55
85
C#5
20
32
G#0
56
86
D5
21
33
A0
57
87
D#5
22
34
A#0
58
88
E5
23
35
B0
59
89
F5
24
36
C1
5A
90
F#5
25
37
C#1
5B
91
G5
26
38
D1
5C
92
G#5
27
39
D#1
5D
93
A5
28
40
E1
5E
94
A#5
B5
29
41
F1
5F
95
2A
42
F#1
60
96
C6
2B
43
G1
61
97
C#6
2C
44
G#1
62
98
D6
2D
45
A1
63
99
D#6
2E
46
A#1
64
100
E6
2F
47
B1
65
101
F6
30
48
C2
66
102
F#6
31
49
C#2
67
103
G6
32
50
D2
68
104
G#6
33
51
D#2
69
105
A6
34
52
E2
6A
106
A#6
35
53
F2
6B
107
B6
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FILTER REFERENCE
The VCF Filters
A voltage controlled filter is an audio filter where
the cut-off frequency is altered by a DC control
voltage rather than a variable resistor. This
produces a much wider operating range and more
control over the filter response to create
unlimited combinations of tonal effect.
Two stereo VCFs are provided, one either side of
the crossfader. Each can be switched in or out
and has its own frequency sweep control. A Low
Frequency Oscillator (LFO) provides filter
modulation.
LFO modulation
The LFO automatically sweeps the cut-off
frequency up and down according to the beat
entered by tapping the tap tempo button. The
LFO can be applied to Filter 1, Filter 2, or both
filters together for additional cyclic filter
modulation effects.
HI-PASS FILTER
+20
+15
+10
LO
+5
HI
0dB
-5
-10
-15
Filter Type Select
The filters are ‘state variable’. This means that
they provide three simultaneous filter types, highpass, band-pass and low-pass.
Three large
illuminated switches select which type is active.
You can press any combination together to create
different response types such as ‘notch’ and an
interesting ‘all-pass’ effect. The switches are ‘soft
switched’ for live performance, meaning that the
audio signal is ramped between filter states to
prevent audible clicks.
Note that the last selected type is lost when
power is removed from the console. The LPF is
always selected when power is applied.
The graphs below show the effect on the audio
frequency response for the three filter types. The
range of sweep from low to high frequency is
shown together with the effect of adjusting
RESONANCE (one frequency with several
resonance settings shown).
The vertical scale shows the amount of cut or
boost around the normal 0dB operating level. The
horizontal scale shows the change in frequency
from low (bass) to high (treble).
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-20
20
100
1kHz
10k
20k
10k
20k
BAND-PASS FILTER
+20
+15
+10
LO
+5
HI
0dB
-5
-10
-15
-20
20
+20
100
1kHz
LO-PASS FILTER
+15
+10
LO
+5
HI
0dB
-5
-10
-15
-20
20
100
1kHz
10k
20k
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OPERATING LEVELS
It is most important that the system level settings are correctly set. It is well known
that many DJs push the level to maximum with meters peaking hard in the belief that
they are getting the best from the system. THIS IS NOT THE CASE ! The best
can only be achieved if the system levels are set within the normal operating range
and not allowed to peak. Peaking simply results in signal distortion, not more volume. It is the specification of the amplifier / speaker system that sets the maximum
volume that can be achieved, not the console. The human ear too can fool the operator into believing that more volume is needed. Be careful as this is in fact a warning that hearing damage will result if high listening levels are maintained. Remember
that it is the QUALITY of the sound that pleases the ear, not the VOLUME.
This diagram illustrates the operating range of
the audio signal.
NORMAL OPERATING RANGE.
For
normal music the signal should range between
–6 and +6 on the meters with average around
0dB. This allows enough HEADROOM for
unexpected peaks before the signal hits its
maximum CLIPPING voltage and distorts.
It also achieves the best SIGNAL-TONOISE-RATIO by keeping the signal well
above the residual NOISE FLOOR (system
hiss).
The DYNAMIC RANGE is the maximum
signal swing available between the residual
noise floor and clipping.
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An important note …
The human ear is a remarkable organ with the ability to compress or ‘shut down’ when sound levels become too high. Do
not interpret this natural response as a reason to turn the system volume up further ! As the session wears on ear fatigue
may set in, and the speaker cones may become hot so reducing
the effectiveness of the system and listeners to gain any benefit
from increased volume.
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EARTHING
The connection to earth (ground) in an audio system is important for
two reasons:
SAFETY - To protect the operator from high voltage electric shock,
and
AUDIO PERFORMANCE - To minimise the effect of earth (ground)
loops which result in audible hum and buzz, and to shield the audio
signals from interference.
For safety it is important that all equipment earths are connected to
mains earth so that exposed metal parts are prevented from carrying
high voltage which can injure or even kill the operator. It is
recommended that a qualified system engineer check the continuity of
the safety earth from all points in the system including microphone
bodies, turntable chassis, equipment cases, and so on.
The same earth is also used to shield audio cables from external
interference such as the hum fields associated with power transformers,
lighting dimmer buzz, and computer radiation. Problems arise when the
signal sees more than one path to mains earth. An ‘earth loop’ (ground
loop) results causing current to flow between the different earth paths.
This condition is usually detected as a mains frequency audible hum or
buzz.
To ensure safe and trouble-free operation we recommend the following:
Have your mains system checked by a qualified electrician. If
the supply earthing is solid to start with you are less likely to experience
problems.
Do not remove the earth connection from the console mains
plug. The console chassis is connected to mains earth through the
power cable to ensure your safety. Audio 0V is connected to the
console chassis internally. If problems are encountered with earth loops
operate the audio ‘ground lift’ switches on connected equipment
accordingly, or disconnect the cable screens at one end, usually at the
destination.
Make sure that turntables are correctly earthed. A chassis earth
terminal is provided on the console rear panel to connect to turntable
earth straps.
Use low impedance sources such as microphones and line level
equipment rated at 200 ohms or less to reduce susceptibility to
interference. The console outputs are designed to operate at very low
impedance to minimise interference problems.
Use balanced connections for microphones and mix output as
these provide further immunity by cancelling out interference that may
be picked up on long cable runs. To connect an unbalanced source to a
balanced console input, link the cold input (XLR pin 3 or jack ring) to 0V
earth (XLR pin 1 or jack sleeve) at the console. To connect a balanced
XLR output to unbalanced equipment, link the cold output to 0V earth
at the console.
Use good quality cables and connectors and check for correct
wiring and reliable solder joints. Allow sufficient cable loop to prevent
damage through stretching.
If you are not sure ... Contact your service agent or local Allen &
Heath dealer for advice.
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CABLES AND CONNECTIONS
CABLE A
adapter
RCA phono jacks
UNBALANCED
CABLE B
UNBALANCED
CABLE C
BALANCED
UNBALANCED
BALANCED
Sleeve=ground
Ring=cold (-)
Tip=hot (+)
2=hot (+)1=ground
Sleeve=ground
Ring=cold (-)
Tip=hot (+)
BALANCED
CABLE D
XLR FEMALE
XLR MALE
3=cold (-)
CABLE E
BALANCED
Sleeve=ground
Ring=cold (-)
Tip=hot (+)
2=hot (+) 1=ground
3=cold (-)
1=ground 2=hot (+)
BALANCED
3=cold (-)
1=ground 2=hot (+)
BALANCED
XLR FEMALE
BALANCED
CABLE F
BALANCED
Sleeve=ground
Ring=cold (-)
Tip=hot (+)
XLR MALE
CABLE G
UNBALANCED
3=cold (-)
UNBALANCED
XLR FEMALE
UNBALANCED
CABLE H
UNBALANCED
XLR MALE
CABLE
I
CABLE J
CABLE K
USB TYPE A
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CABLE L
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SPDIF OPTICAL - TOSLINK
MIDI - 5-pin DIN
SPDIF RCA - 75 ohm coax
USB TYPE B
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USER OPTIONS
CAUTION : The following work should be carried out by
qualified personnel only. To reduce the risk of electric shock
do not perform any servicing other than that described in the
operating instructions unless you are qualified to do so.
IMPORTANT! Disconnect the mains input lead before
removing the top panel.
The Xone:3D offers several internal option settings. To gain
access, the top panel assembly needs to be separated from
the chassis.
Removal of the top panel requires the use of a Torx T10
screwdriver. First remove the 5x screws located on the rear
panel in the centre of each block of input channel and FX
return RCA (Phono) connectors, and then undo the 10x
screws that hold the front panel to the chassis.
Lift the front edge of the top panel until the two filter PCBs
are clear of the chassis, and then pull the top panel gently
forward and up until access can be gained to unplug the
headphone/Mic IDC harness at the front edge of the Filter 2
PCB. Continue to lift the front edge of the top panel up until
it is possible to unplug all other IDC harnesses from their
associated PCBs.
Important: Make a note of where each cable is fitted.
Unscrew the ground connection from the analogue slave
PCB.
Lift the top panel clear of the base and place on a clear work
surface.
Reassembly is the reverse procedure, but take great care to
fit the harnesses correctly and to ensure that the ribbon
cables do not get trapped between any of the PCBs and the
chassis. Refit the panel screws first and tighten evenly with
the chassis held firmly on a flat work surface. Finally refit the
rear connector screws.
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USER OPTIONS
FX1 and FX2 Return Routing
The Filter 1 circuit board provides a set of jumper links
that may be changed to alter the routing of the FX1 and
FX2 Returns.
The default settings are shown below, with the returns
being routed into the main LR mix. There is a separate
jumper for the left and right channel of each return. By
moving the jumpers to the other available positions, the
returns may be routed to Filter 1 or Filter 2. The jumper
positions are labelled on the circuit board for easy
reference.
CN7
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RTN1
MIXL
FL1L
FL2L
MIXR
FL1R
FL2R
MIXL
FL1L
FL2L
MIXR
FL1R
FL2R
RTN2
1
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USER OPTIONS
Disabling/enabling RIAA Preamps
All channels are fitted with RIAA preamplifiers. On channel 1
this has been disabled to provide Line/Line inputs, however if
required this can be re-activated by fitting the jumper links
shown in the right hand detail.
Other channels can have their RIAA stage changed to Line
level by removing these jumpers.
FX2 Pre / Post Fade Assignment
The FX2 channel send is configured as pre-fader, however this
can be changed to post fader by moving the jumper links
illustrated in the left detail. Any combination of channels can
be configured pre or post fader.
CN4
CN5
1
PRE
REMOVE JUMPERS TO DISABLE RIAA
AUX 2 ASSIGN
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JP1
POST
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REPLACING THE CROSSFADER
Replacing the Crossfader
The crossfader on a DJ mixer is heavily used and can suffer
considerable wear and tear. The audio design using VCAs
prevents clicks and scratchiness as the fader wears. However,
the movement can become mechanically stiff or sloppy in time,
or become ingrained with dirt. Should this be the case the
fader may need replacement.
Replacement Crossfader Assembly: Allen & Heath Part No. 003-579
To replace the Xone:3D crossfader, first lift up the front of
the console top panel. See earlier for details on how to do
this.
Remove the fader knob, unplug the fader harness and remove
the 2 screws that hold the fader assembly to the top panel.
Fit the new fader assembly using the 2 screws, connect the
fader harness and refit the knob. Replace the top panel
ensuring that no harnesses or cables become trapped.
OO
OO
OO
OO
20Hz
XFADE CURVE
X
Y
FILTER 2 ON
Pull fader knob to remove
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FAQs
Q. I am using the four deck map for Native Instruments Traktor, but the
Xone:3D only has three channels; how do I use the fourth deck?
A. Audio for the fourth deck can be provided by the internal soundcard
on your computer. To do this you will need to use the excellent freeware
ASIO driver, ASIO4ALL written by Michael Tippach available from http://
www.asio4all.com/. This will allow you to select both the Xone:3D and
your PCs soundcard as audio devices.
Q. I have connected my laptop soundcard to the Xone:3D but I am
getting a loud buzz on the mixer outputs. What’s causing this?
A. This probably due to a ground loop caused by the laptop power supply;
these also tend to inject a lot of noise into the ground system. To cure this
cut the screen at one end of the audio cable (either at the laptop or mixer).
This should remove the ground loop.
Q.
I have changed the Xone:3D soundcard mode, but although it
reconnects I can’t get any audio working. What’s happened?
A. When you change mode the soundcard has to disconnect from the
computer, reconfigure itself, then reconnect. Occasionally the audio sub
system does not restart after a mode change. Reboot your Xone:3D and it
should work fine. Never change the soundcard mode while running an
application as this may cause it to crash. Configure the required mode for
each application before starting.
Q. I bought my mixer in the UK but I am travelling to the US. Will my 3D
work on the lower mains voltage?
A. Yes, the Xone:3D has a universal switch mode power supply. It will
work on any voltage from 90VAC to 250VAC 50 or 60 Hz. Use an IEC
lead with the correct plug for each territory. Do not modify the mains lead
in any way.
Q. What faders does the Xone:3D use?
A. Both channel and crossfader use high quality dual rail faders made
specifically for Allen & Heath. The crossfader has conductive plastic tracks
and should last for up to one million cycles.
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MIXER TROUBLESHOOTING
If things don’t seem to be working properly the first thing is not to panic. It is very
easy to overlook a simple error or obvious problem in the heat of the moment.
Instead, work methodically through a few checks before deciding there is an actual
problem.
Does the mixer power
up
NO
Check the mains power socket
with another appliance. If this
works try another IEC lead on
the mixer.
If it still doesn’t work then
check the fuse on the back of
the unit. If it is blown only
replace it with an identical type:
T500mA
If the Fuse blows again, or the
unit is still dead, contact your
service agent
YES
Are the CUE and Filter switches working?
NO
YES
Front panel control
processor
not
working.
Reboot the mixer and
if still does not work
contact your service
agent
NO
Check the channel input
selection is correct for
each audio source, that the
player is working and that
the interconnected leads
are plugged into the
correct channel input.
NO
BPM processor not working.
Try rebooting the mixer and
if it still does not work contact your service agent
YES
Is there audio on the
channels as shown by
the meters?
Does the Xone:3D Utility
register that the unit is
connected? See page 11
YES
YES/NO
With the channel fader raised
is there a signal on the main
left/right monitor meters?
NO
See Following pages for more
information on interfacing the
Xone:3D to a computer
YES
Check FX1/2 monitor switches are up, that no channel cues
are selected and that the crossfader is off
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Is the BPM display
working? Press Tap
Tempo to confirm
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Check that the Mix and monitor level controls are
raised, that any connected amps are switched on
with their level controls raised, the interconnects
between the mixer and the amps and between the
amps and the speaker system
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SOUNDCARD AND MIDI TROUBLESHOOTING
If you are having problems either with getting the Xone:3D Configuration Utility to
connect, or sending/receiving audio or MIDI then first check the following:
Are the supplied ASIO drivers properly installed?
Are you plugged into the same USB port that you used when
installing the drivers?
With the Xone:3D powered up and connected to the correct USB port on your PC , click
on START
SETTINGS
CONTROL PANEL
SYSTEM
This will bring up the system
properties window as on the right.
Click on Device manager to open
up the window shown below.
Click + next to sound game and video
controllers. This should show the
Xone:3D audio and midi connected.
The Xone:3D will also be listed under
Universal Serial Bus Controllers.
If any of these devices aren’t listed, or
have a yellow exclamation mark
beside them it could be that your
drivers have become corrupted and
need to be re-installed.
If under Sound Video and Game
controllers you only have “USB Audio
Device” listed this implies that the
drivers have not been installed or
that you are using as different USB
port.
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SOUNDCARD AND MIDI TROUBLESHOOTING
If everything appears to be OK in the device manager, click on:
START
SETTINGS
CONTROL PANEL
SOUNDS and AUDIO DEVICES
Select the Audio Tab and using the drop down menu select the Xone:3D WDM Audio as the
default device, shown below:
Apply this setting and click OK.
Close all other windows and open up
Windows Media Player and try playing
a file.
This should now play through
soundcard outputs 1-2.
If the Xone:3D plays
through
Windows Media Player, but not
through other applications, it is
possible that you have not configured
the application properly.
You will need to refer to the
associated user guide or help files for
the correct settings.
If the Xone:3D is not recognized under the device manager, then reboot the mixer (power OFF/
ON) and see if it now connects. If it still fails to register, then try it on a different PC if possible as
you may have a problem with your USB port.
If you are still having problems contact your nearest service agent, or Allen & Heath technical
support: [email protected]
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UPDATING FIRMWARE
Firmware is the built-in operating software which determines how the Xone:3D
functions. Occasionally new firmware may be made available to add new
functionality or improve performance.
Check the Xone website
www.xone.co.uk for the latest firmware download.
WARNING
Do not update your firmware unless absolutely necessary.
Ensure that the USB cable is not unplugged during the update.
Avoid switching on / off any other electrical equipment during the
update, which may cause voltage spikes.
Do not perform any other tasks on your computer while the update
is being performed. Shut down all unrelated applications
The firmware version currently used by your 3D is displayed at the
bottom of the configuration utility when connected. Never attempt
to load an older version of the firmware.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Save the new code file (XONE3D x.xx.bin) to a convenient place on your
computer.
Start the configuration utility by double-clicking its desktop icon.
If your 3D is not already connected using the USB cable, connect it now.
(Use the same USB port you normally use for the 3D).
Check that ‘Connected’ is shown at the bottom of the configuration
utility screen.
Connection Status
5.
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6.
The configuration utility will now prompt you for the new 3D code file.
Browse to the location where you saved the file in step 1.
7.
8.
Select the file and click ‘Open’.
The code will now be uploaded to the 3D. Progress is shown by a blue
bar on the right of the screen.
Progress Bar
9.
When the update has successfully completed, the configuration utility will
prompt you to reboot your 3D. Switch the 3D off and wait for the configuration utility to show that it is disconnected. Switch the 3D on again.
Check that the utility shows that the 3D is connected.
10.
Your 3D will now be running with the updated firmware. The new firmware version is displayed at the bottom of the configuration utility’s
screen.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Operating levels
Main outputs
+4dBu XLR
Monitor
0dBu RCA
FX sends
-2dBu RCA
Maximum output level
+26dBu
Mic Sensitivity
-45 to -15dBu
RIAA input sensitivity
7-100mV 47K/330pF
Frequency response Line in to Mix out
20 Hz to 30KHz +0/-2dB
Distortion at 1kHz Line in at +0Vu out
<0.02%
Main Mix noise 22Hz— 22KHz unweighted
<-80dBu (84dB S/N)
Residual Mix noise22Hz— 22KHz unweighted
<-97dBu
Equalization
3-band +6dB/off (kill), 120Hz, 1.2kHz, 10kHz
Fader Shutoff
<-90dB
Dimensions and Weights
The console is fitted with rubber feet for desktop operation. A screw on rack ear kit is
included for 19” rack or plinth mounting.
Width
Height
Depth
Weight
Desktop
432 mm (17”)
88 mm (3.5”) 358 mm (14”) 5kg (11 lbs)
Rack ears fitted
483 mm (19”)
88 mm (3.5”) 358 mm (14”)
Packed
575 mm (22.6”) 195 mm (7.7”) 490 mm (15.7”) 6 kg (13.2 lbs)
Rack ears allow permanent fixing in a plinth or rack system. They can be fitted two ways; either
with the flange flush with the top panel or flush with the underside of the chassis. The rack ears
are fixed in place using the 6x M4 screws provided. Ensure that air vents are not obstructed.
76.2
M6
37.3
101.6
358
101.6
41.3
465 rack ear fixings
88
432
483 with rack ears fitted
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