Alongside forthcoming support for the Allen & Heath Xone:DB2 and DB4 mixers comes support for the Xone:K1 to give you even more control of your Serato DJ setup with a huge amount of pre-mapped functions to control decks 1 through 4 in Serato DJ.
The Xone:K1 is a compact, slim line DJ MIDI controller that as a Serato DJ OSA will allow control of Cues, Loops, Serato DJ FX, Sync, Play/Pause, Pitch Bend up/down, a user mappable layer and much more with its pre-mapped buttons and knobs. With these pre-mapped functions the Xone:K1 can also allow you to control Serato DJ without the need for Turntables or CDJs when used in conjunction with a supported Serato DJ device. Read below for more information on mapping.
Controls include 6 endless rotary encoders with push switch, 12 analogue pots, 4 linear faders, and 30 backlit performance switches with three-colour illumination. The Xone:K1 is also USB powered, so there’s no need for a separate power cable.
Each column on the Xone:K1 controls a function on Decks 1 to 4 in Serato DJ, with deck 1 on the left through to deck 4 on the right. Then the FX parameters in the 2nd and 3rd rows to control both of the FX units within Serato DJ.
From Top to bottom, this is how the Xone:K1 is pre-mapped to Serato DJ:
Looping: Push the knob to activate an auto loop and turn to adjust auto loop size.
FX unit 1: Adjust the 3 FX levels within Serato DJ using the knobs, pushing the button toggles the FX on and off. The far right knob and button controls beat adjust and tap tempo.
FX unit 2: Adjust the 3 FX levels within Serato DJ using the knobs, pushing the button toggles the FX on and off. The far right knob and button controls beat adjust and tap tempo.
Filter Knob: Turn to adjust filter level.
Sync: Activate Sync (with Shift: disable Sync)
Faders: The faders on the Xone:K1 are user mappable and can be mapped to a feature of your choosing within Serato DJ.
Pitch Bend Up: Pitch bend up on each deck.
Pitch Bend Down: Pitch bend down on each deck.
Temp Cue: Set Temp Cue. (with Shift: Rewind)
Play: Play/Pause track for each deck.
The bottom row from left to right are mapped as follows:
Shift: Use shift in conjunction with certain controls to use secondary function.
Library control left: Turn to navigate through Library and press to load to Deck 1 (with Shift: load to deck 3)
Library control right: Turn to navigate through Library and press to load to Deck 2 (with Shift: load to deck 4)
Layer: The layer button allows you to access the user mappable layer within the Xone:K1.
The user mappable layer is fully midi-mappable to Serato DJ apart from the hardware controls from the first layer where the 4 buttons on each column control Cues 1 - 4 within Serato DJ. (With Shift: Delete Cue)
Support for this accessory is forthcoming in a Serato DJ update.