updated 01:55 pm EDT, Wed June 20, 2007
M-Audio ships Torq Xponent
M-Audio has released Torq Xponent, billed as a complete hardware and software package for computer-based DJs. The heart of the system is its MIDI control surface, which has over 64 buttons, four sliders, two scratch wheels, eight knobs and a touchpad, which keeps a DJ's hands on the Xponent for the entirety of a live event. LED meters allow users to keep an eye on levels. The corresponding software is both Mac and PC compatible, and features VST effects, a 16-cell performance sampler, and the ability to interface with programs such as iTunes, Ableton and Pro Tools without losing tempo sync. Supported music formats include AAC, MP3, Apple Lossless and more. Torq Xponent is selling for $750.