Allen & Heath Xone 42 connects to Traktor without seperate audio interface?
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    Default Allen & Heath Xone 42 connects to Traktor without seperate audio interface?

    On the description it says:

    There’s even a USB port which allows easy connection to a computer and integration of digital media, which can be used to play back music files from a laptop and to record mixes, or used with software as a digital DJ effects unit.
    Does this mean I can plug the Xone 42 straight into my mac without a A6 to control Traktor. I dont want to use the mixer for DVS. If this is not possible then is there a mixer that has a built in USB interface which I can run Traktor off of (under 400)

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    No, the USB connection is designed to be used as a send/return loop and only carries 1 stereo channel each way.

    Do you not still have your Xone 4D?
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    no i sold that recently when I moved house, just looking for something smaller and cheaper. I wanted to have a setup similar to Richie Hawtin but on a budget

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    How many mixer channels do you need?
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    4 preferably

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    Maybe an audio interface like this?
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ESI-Gigapo...-/321131909733
    combined with any 4 channel mixer you like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by makar1 View Post
    Maybe an audio interface like this?
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ESI-Gigapo...-/321131909733
    combined with any 4 channel mixer you like.
    will that audio interface work with Traktor?

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    Pretty much any audio interface can be used with Traktor if you're not using timecode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by makar1 View Post
    Pretty much any audio interface can be used with Traktor if you're not using timecode.
    oh ok thats helped alot. I think ill go with a cheaper mixer and add two x1's to it or i could go for the xone k2 and dont bother about a audio interface?

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    A K2 will give you enough outputs for 2 mixer channels, so you'll need to aggregate it with another K2 or other sound card that has 2 stereo outputs to fill up all the mixer channels.
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