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Avid - Torq 2.0 DJ Performance Software
B&H# AVTORQ2 Mfr# 9910-65005-00
 
Product Highlights
  • Windows & Mac OS
  • Automatic Beat Matching
  • Realtime Remixing Tools
  • Built-in Effects
  • 4-Full Featured Decks
  • Traq-Morph Crossfading
  • Third-Party Plug-in Support
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The Avid Torq 2.0 DJ Performance Software introduces features that are sure to enhance DJ sets and deliver complex mixing capabilities with very minimal effort. Torq 2.0 will run on both Windows and Mac OS formats, and features automatic beat matching, along with a multitude of effects and performance features. Four full-featured virtual decks are provided for remixing audio files in realtime.

The Traq-Morph crossfader literally reinvents the concept of basic transitioning with crossfading effects that include filter, cut, duck, and morph. An array of on-board effects is at your disposal, and third-party plug-ins are also supported. Torq 2.0 is easily controlled via MIDI, with CD decks, turntables, or may be used internally without any external control at all.

The Essentials

Cue, beat-match, and mix digital audio files (including MP3, AIFF, WAV, WMA, AAC, and CD audio)
Organize digital audio files (including iTunes libraries) into an updated, easily searchable database that can handle tens of thousands of tracks
Use crates and playlists to organize tracks
4 full-featured decks for loading and playing files, each with EQ, level control, headphone cueing, and crossfade
6 cue points
Standalone functionality-no hardware peripherals required

Compatibility

Compatible with select M-Audio DJ hardware including Xponent and Conectiv
Compatible with select third-party audio interfaces and DJ controllers including Numark NS7, Vestax VCI-300, and others
Compatible with Pro Tools M-Powered, Ableton Live, and other audio production software via ReWire

Control

Vinyl and CDJ emulation control modes
Utilize turntables or DJ CD players to control your tracks (requires a compatible audio interface and Torq Control Vinyl/CDs, sold separately)
◦Skip Protection keeps the music playing even if the Control Vinyl or CD skips
◦True Key Lock keeps the pitch constant when adjusting external turntable speed
Controllable via mouse, keyboard, and/or MIDI controller
Transmit/receive MIDI beat clock for sync with other hardware/software and easy switching between DJs
MIDI soft takeover prevents parameter jumps when using external controllers

Tempo and Pitch Alteration

Tempo Anchors allow marking tracks with varying tempos-effects and samples follow the tempo changes in the song
Tempo Anchors enable you to eliminate tempo variations, making it easy to mix varied songs
Tempo Master assigns a playing track to serve as the master tempo source for all tempo-related functions
zplane's élastique time-stretching/compression technology for sophisticated beat matching and pitch alteration

Effects and Live Remixing

13 high-quality built-in effects including filter, phaser, strobe, delay, flanger, reverb, distortion, repeat, brake, reverse, and more
Patent-pending Traq Morph feature transforms your sound with unique filter, cut, duck, and morph effects as you crossfade between tracks
Comes with over 100 MB of ready-made loops to feed the sampler
Supports optional third-party VST effects
Up to four simultaneous effect inserts per deck
Internal effects can be grouped into effects chains
VST effect tempo synchronizes with tempo of playing deck
Effects can be used in a post-fader configuration
Snapshots let you recall settings and configurations with a single keystroke
18-cell, tempo-synced sampler
Integrated performance recorder

Advanced Looping Functionality

Loop points can be set after a section plays
QuickLoop option for CDJ-style loop division
Quantize function for start/stop accuracy

User Interface

Completely new user interface design
Remove sections from screen to conserve space
Preview songs in headphones before loading to deck
Database categories for bit rate, file type, year, and label
Select multiple files to add to playlists
Musical Style Preferences improve results when analyzing tracks
Drag and drop songs into decks while in browser max view
Warning message if loading a new song onto a Deck that is playing
Warning message when attempting to exit Torq
Optimized control locations
Intuitive toolbar buttons and MIDI/tempo indicators
Global Tempo metronome can be monitored in headphones
Auto Gain feature matches the gain levels between decks
System Requirements Mac OS X 10.5.8 - 10.6.5
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
2 GB RAM
1280 x 800 Resolution

Windows 7 32/64, Windows XP (SP3), Vista 32/64 (SP2)
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz
1280 x 800 / 1366 x 768
2 GB RAM
500MB
Avid Torq 2.0 DJ Performance Software
  • Software CD