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ANAHEIM, California -- January 20, 2007: M-Audio has reveal its anticipated Torq Xponent DJ performance system for under $800. Engineered by M-Audio’s SynchroScience Design Group, the package includes the Torq CPS DJ software that’s revolutionizing CPS 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 today’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. .
• Integrated hardware/software DJ performance system
• includes Torq DJ software
• includes Xponent hardware > integrated DJ-style control surface and audio interface
• Cue, beat-match and mix digital audio files: MP3, AIFF, WAV, WMA, AAC and Apple Lossless
• full-size, professional-grade controllers: durable, analog-feel tactile control
• all hardware controls are pre-mapped to corresponding parameters in Torq
• 4-output USB audio interface
• 4 RCA outputs for independent control of the house system and booth monitors
• ¼” TRS headphone output with cue and volume controls
• 16-bit/48kHz max sample rate
• ASIO and Core Audio compatible Advanced MIDI control surface:
• 2 vertical volume controls
• 2 3-band EQ control knobs with kill buttons
• 2 gain-control knobs with mute buttons
• horizontal crossfader control with transform buttons
• 2 LED volume meters
• player controls:
• 2 touch-sensitive scratch wheels
• 2 100mm pitch adjust controls
• built-in touchpad/assignable X/Y control surface for mouse or effect control
• 8 assignable knobs for effect control
• 64 assignable backlit buttons, including Play, Cue, Seek, Loop, Key and Sync controls
• 2 LED progress meters
• compatible with any software that supports MIDI learn
Xponent’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 LFOs—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.
2008 Computer DJing Industry Survey The purpose of the survey is to collect product-anonymous information about computer DJs, which we will aggregate and publicly share with the hardware manufacturing and software development community community. The survey features multi questions, and upon completion you will be entered in a drawing to win some great prizes and software. All responses will remain completely anonymous and no personal information will be shared, harvested or sold.
The more completed surveys we get, the better our data will be, meaning our findings will be of greater interest to the hardware manufacturing and software development community. Be sure to take the survey! All of your information will remain anonymous, and once we receive enough responses, we'll announce when we'll publish the data.
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Educational Review Material
DJ Summit Review DVDs
Did you miss last years Computer DJ Summit? After two years of coveing many 101 topics, future Summits will now focus on advanced learning. If you missed the wealth of information shared during the Summit you will find several review DVDs now available in the official CPS Store. These DVDs will catch you up for future events. DVDs ar available in two disc sets and mega sets. Click here for details.
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CPS Certification Gives an Edge
In a white paper titled Certification: Networking With the Best, George R. Conrade, wrote, "Certification is an excellent way to gain a competitive edge and give proof of your abilities, knowledge, and level of skill. To be certified in any profession, whether it's as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or as a CPS Certified Disc Jockey (CPSDJ), means you have joined a network of individuals who meet consistent, knowledge-based standards of ability, position, experience-even ethics. When you pursue certification, you're testing yourself against these standards of proficiency." Click here for details.
2008 Computer DJ/VJ/KJ Summit
Special announcement... The 2008 DJ Summit will be hosted where it all began Atlanta, Georgia. This years event will be groundbreaking for the novice and experienced Disc Jockey. Anyone “already” or “planning” to mix mp3s or other music file format with hardware, software or combination of both. Block your schedule and don't forget to attend the Monday evening " Weddings Ground-0" seminar to discover the plans for the 2009 Summit.
NOTICE: The 2008 Summit is being held in a High-Tech room where you can plug-into the live experience. This is a full extended day of seminars. Sundays Atlanta-Ground-0 Experience is a day of networking and touring landmark locations of the city.
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