What is it?A MIDI controller and audio interface with a 4-channel internal soundcard and configurable MIDI surface. DetailsWith its tri-colour LED illumination, USB bus power and A&H’s proprietary X:Link system for connection with other Xone equipment, the Xone:K2 is designed to work with all MIDI-enabled DAW applications and interface with popular DJ software packages such as Ableton, Traktor Pro and Serato Scratch Live. It offers 52 physical controls including 12 analogue and six endless rotary encoders with push switch, four linear faders and 30 back-lit performances switches providing up to 171 MIDI control commands across three layers. The K2’s MIDI interface can be configured by the user, so the unit can be left in ‘Open Architecture’ (Latching Layers off) mode or set to ‘Latching Layers’ mode. Xone:K2 incorporates an internal 4-channel high-quality soundcard that can operate at 44.1 and 48kHz. All channels run from the PC to the unit, configured to provide two stereo outputs – one for headphones, one for master L/R – allowing headphone cueing without interrupting the master out. There is also a dedicated 3.5mm headphone jack and a master out via RCA phono connectors.