Allen & Heath will be introduce a new product inspired by Xone DJ mix products at the 117th AES Convention, booth #919. The new Xone VF-1 (pictured) is a single-rackspace, universal analog stereo filter intended for live and studio use that creates and manipulates audio filtering.
The VF-1's circuitry is an enhanced version of the filters built into Allen & Heath's Xone mixers and offers three basic 24dB/octave valve filter-types: highpass, bandpass and lowpass. The basic filter types can be combined to create further filter types such as notch.
The Xone VF-1 offers MIDI capability and contains an envelope follower and an LFO with both triangle and square wave outputs. A resonance control with automatic limiter circuits enables high levels of resonance to be used without causing the system to overload. The VF-1 module includes valve overdrive circuitry: A single control enables the user to dial in an amount of valve "warmth" while maintaining a constant output level.