New York (July 22, 2004)–DJ Sasha specified the new Allen & Heath Xone:92 mixer for a tour of the United States, which coincided with the launch of his new mix CD, entitled Involver (Global Underground Records). Sasha has embarked on a tour of major clubs and Virgin Megastores to promote the album, which hit the U.S. Billboard electronic music chart at number one as soon as it was released on June 22.
Sasha commented, “I’m just using CDs on the tour. I hook up the [TC Electronic] FireworX audio interface module to the auxiliaries on the mixer to bring in some cool effects, like sweeps and delays. I also love working the filters on the Xone mixers. The FireworX integrates with the Allen & Heath mixers beautifully and it gives my DJ sets that extra element.
He added, “Xone DJ mixers have become an integral part of my shows. Right from the first time I used the Xone:464, I loved the sound and features. I’ve specified a Xone:62 on all my recent tour riders, I’ve got a full V6 rig in my studio, and I’m just about to take delivery of the new Xone:92. I’m looking forward to getting my head around the MIDI, and using two filters looks like fun.”
“I think a lot of technology is finally breaking through to allow the DJ to really interact with the music,” continued Sasha. “Things like Final Scratch, Ableton Live and computers are allowing DJs to be a lot more intuitive and spontaneous in their performances. It’s definitely the future, and what dance music needs right now to progress. It needs a big kick up the arse, and I think technology will provide that. I think Allen & Heath have seen the right direction to take with the Xone:92 mixer by incorporating MIDI.”
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