M-Audio Reveals Torq Xponent DJ Controller/System
M-Audio has reveal its anticipated Torq Xponent DJ performance system for $749. Engineered by M-Audioâ€™s SynchroScience Design Group, the package includes the Torq DJ software thatâ€™s revolutionizing digital DJing and the Xponent hardware control surface that puts all that power right at your fingertips. With full-size tactile controls, an integrated USB audio interface and intuitive MIDI-learn capabilities, Torq Xponent bridges the gap between traditional DJ hardware and todayâ€™s powerful performance software once and for all. This completely integrated system combines the features of a standard two-channel DJ mixer with the controls of a pair of DJ CD players, letting you cue, mix and scratch digital files without touching the host computer.
â€¢ Integrated hardware/software DJ performance system
â€¢ includes Torq DJ software
â€¢ includes Xponent hardware > integrated DJ-style control surface and audio interface
â€¢ Cue, beat-match and mix digital audio files: MP3, AIFF, WAV, WMA, AAC and Apple Lossless
â€¢ full-size, professional-grade controllers: durable, analog-feel tactile control
â€¢ all hardware controls are pre-mapped to corresponding parameters in Torq
â€¢ 4-output USB audio interface
â€¢ 4 RCA outputs for independent control of the house system and booth monitors
â€¢ Â¼â€ TRS headphone output with cue and volume controls
â€¢ 16-bit/48kHz max sample rate
â€¢ ASIO and Core Audio compatible
Advanced MIDI control surface:
â€¢ 2 vertical volume controls
â€¢ 2 3-band EQ control knobs with kill buttons
â€¢ 2 gain-control knobs with mute buttons
â€¢ horizontal crossfader control with transform buttons
â€¢ 2 LED volume meters
â€¢ player controls:
â€¢ 2 touch-sensitive scratch wheels
â€¢ 2 100mm pitch adjust controls
â€¢ built-in touchpad/assignable X/Y control surface for mouse or effect control
â€¢ 8 assignable knobs for effect control
â€¢ 64 assignable backlit buttons, including Play, Cue, Seek, Loop, Key and Sync controls
â€¢ 2 LED progress meters
â€¢ compatible with any software that supports MIDI learn
Xponentâ€™s mixer section lets you deliver a dynamic performance with the same feel and response as a standard hardware mixer. For DJ CD player-style control, the unit includes two touch-sensitive scratch wheels for scratching, speeding up and slowing down the playback of digital files. And for in-depth control over Torq, Xponent adds 64 assignable backlit buttons (including Play, Cue, Seek, Loop, Key and Sync controls), two volume sliders, eight assignable knobs for effect control and two 100mm pitch sliders. The built-in touchpad/assignable X/Y controller allows you to control your mouse or the effects in Torq, so you never have to take your hands off the unit in the middle of a performance. Level and progress LED meters round out all the pro features you would expect.
With VST effect compatibility and easily assignable hardware controls, you can turn your plug-ins into expressive live performance tools. Call up a flanger effect and layer on LFOsâ€”or mix in feedback loops from a delay effect and control it all from the assignable knobs on Xponent. The system also provides everything you need to loop, reorder and remix tracks on the fly. With built-in controls for looping as well as a 16-cell, tempo-synced performance sampler, Torq makes it possible to grab loops and one-shot samples and drop them wherever you like, all while staying perfectly in sync with the mix.
In addition to VST compatibility, Torq can interface with any ReWire-compatible host application. You can easily route the output of Torq to a program like Pro Tools M-Powered or Ableton Live and explore even more performance, production and sound design possibilities. When ReWired to a host application, the tempo of Torq automatically locks to the current session tempo, so you never have to worry about syncing playback between Torq and your preferred DAW. Xponent also makes it simple to control any software application that supports MIDI learn functionality.
M-Audio’s Torq Xponent DJ Controller/System will be available soon for $750. More information on the M-Audio Torq Xponent DJ Controller/System.