• Antix707

    I have used a grip of different DJ programs like Taktor, VDJ, DJay, Serato, Torq 1.0, ect. and I have to say, Torq 2.0 is so sweet! I am a hip-hop DJ and a gig DJ, and this program, with my Xponent (so far my favorite portable controller) is by far the best! I can do anything!! Makes playing with music so much fun and EASY! I would even pay $250, though luckily I did not have too ;) I am very happy. So sick!

  • Calkutta

    i use torq 2 for turntablism,and honestly,its truly a great tool.like anything else,it takes a little time to calibrate.but so far,its right up there.i also use traktor pro 2 with an x-1 for my beat manipulation.i jus like the effects better on traktor for beats and the loop grabber rotary on the x-1.but the sample cells are way way better in torq 2.in torq 1 they sucked,but they have fixed them and the effects are much much better too especially for skratching.please be patient,visit the forums,the beta version was unstable,so i did buy it.i jus want you guys here to know from a turntable user for 97% of my tracks that torq 2 is truly a great program.if u need help,hit me up on the form,im calkutta.
    thanks for listening.’
    j-kutta

    • DeRajj

       Torq user ok Cool, how to get in touch with you

  • Burton_snow420

    i just bought torq connectiv  from a friend for 200$. problem is there was no cd’s that came with it to download the software. I’m trying to figure out if the [setup.exe] file will work if we transferred it VIA usb or ext-hard drive to my computer and installed it from there…. i can’t seem to find anywhere that I’m able to download the program or even able to talk to someone at M-audio without some stupid code to get help! 
    anyone who is able to help reply to this message or email me at

    burton_snow420@hotmail:disqus.com
    thx Derek

    • Anonymous

      I take it since you mentioned an .exe file that you’re on a PC.

      You should be able to download the Connectiv ASIO drivers and Torq 1.5 directly from M-Audio’s site. (I actually just tried it and it works. drivers/updates/DJ/connectiv and torq).

      Torq 1.x didn’t have any copy protection since it only worked with M-Audio DJ audio interfaces. Torq 2.x was a paid upgrade, but you might be able to register the connectiv and get the upgrade price. The main advantages of Torq 2.x are jog-wheel midi support, crates in the browser, 4 decks, and some improvements to the effects.

      With that said, Torq 1.5 works fine. I’ve used it with timecode every weekend for years. I just organize my music through itunes and use playlists as crates. It also helps if I need to go autopilot and run to the restroom.

      Even though I’m using a dual-core laptop, I’ve been sticking with 1.5 until I get something newer. The system requirements Torq 2.0 seem to be much, much higher. Torq 1.5 even works pretty good on an old celeron Netbook I use as a backup, including effects. Torq 2.0 won’t even boot on the same computer.

      • Burton_snow420

        Yes I am on pc and thank u that helpd out man! But now I’m stuck at the serial number screen! And there’s no number anywhere

        • Anonymous

          Like I said you can’t use 2.0 unless you have a serial number. Use just version 1.5.

          • Burton_snow420

            So I have everything I need for torq 1.5 now ( all figured out ) only problem is when I have songs loaded and everything’s connected there isn’t any “control”. Works without mixer on internal but not external! And I can’t figure out why. Watched many videos but nothin has workd so far.. If u have any ideas let me know it would be greatly appreciated!

  • Djkulo

    Oh ya, I still love Torq 1.5.3 and Torq 2.0, it has got so much extra good features and potential to be the best.
    I just feel it needs to improve more, more on stability, add the missing features, solve bugs much faster than what they are doing now and follow the trend and current features that other dj softwares have.

    The problems I mentioned in the previous post also listed below doesn’t happen with Torq 1.5.3, it is really smooth & low latency although having a higher buffer setting.
    “Mainly because the upgrade to Torq 2.0.1 which I paid for keeps crashing everytime.
    It
    responds slowly, the tempo catches up a little later after any
    adjustment of the tempo. I feel it lags…I have tried adjusting the
    buffer.
    The sticker drift is still there. Wish this could be fixed for good for scratching.
    Playlist position resets and jumps to the top of the list each time you load a song to the any player.”

  • Djkulo

    Oh ya, I still love Torq 1.5.3 and Torq 2.0, it has got so much extra good features and potential to be the best.
    I just feel it needs to improve more, more on stability, add the missing features, solve bugs much faster than what they are doing now and follow the trend and current features that other dj softwares have.

    The problems I mentioned in the previous post also listed below doesn’t happen with Torq 1.5.3, it is really smooth & low latency although having a higher buffer setting.
    “Mainly because the upgrade to Torq 2.0.1 which I paid for keeps crashing everytime.
    It
    responds slowly, the tempo catches up a little later after any
    adjustment of the tempo. I feel it lags…I have tried adjusting the
    buffer.
    The sticker drift is still there. Wish this could be fixed for good for scratching.
    Playlist position resets and jumps to the top of the list each time you load a song to the any player.”

  • Djkulo

    I have some info about Torq 2.0.1 hope it helps. I am an experienced DJ ( started in 86) and I have been Using Xponent from the time it came out.
    I still use it with Torq 1.5.3.
    Mainly because the upgrade to Torq 2.0.1 which I paid for keeps crashing everytime.
    It responds slowly, the tempo catches up a little later after any adjustment of the tempo. I feel it lags…I have tried adjusting the buffer.
    The sticker drift is still there. Wish this could be fixed for good for scratching.
    Playlist position resets and jumps to the top of the list each time you load a song to the any player.
    No full mapping for Traktor Kontrol S4 ( Jog Wheels & Scratching )
    I really would like to it have:
    colored waveforms.
    Wish it had video support.

    I was always using 2 players mode. I still use the Xponent but with 1.5.3.
    I am still trying to get 2.0.1 to work for me…been busy at the forums off and on cause I am also tight with my time.
    I just wish Avid would fix all the problems I am facing with 2.0.1 which is never than 2.0. There is so many good things in this 2.0.1 software.
    Maybe It is just happening to me alone or a few of us…… I seen the forums and over the web and came across many more DJs really happy using it without any problems……
    I got myself the S4 now, with Traktor 2 pro. I have not tried it at any live performances yet as I have been trying to get myself organized to use it at the club…organizing Playlist, reading the manual etc.
    The scratching & jog wheel feel is excellent but wish it had bigger jog wheels.

  • Djkulo

    I have some info about Torq 2.0.1 hope it helps. I am an experienced DJ ( started in 86) and I have been Using Xponent from the time it came out.
    I still use it with Torq 1.5.3.
    Mainly because the upgrade to Torq 2.0.1 which I paid for keeps crashing everytime.
    It responds slowly, the tempo catches up a little later after any adjustment of the tempo. I feel it lags…I have tried adjusting the buffer.
    The sticker drift is still there. Wish this could be fixed for good for scratching.
    Playlist position resets and jumps to the top of the list each time you load a song to the any player.
    No full mapping for Traktor Kontrol S4 ( Jog Wheels & Scratching )
    I really would like to it have:
    colored waveforms.
    Wish it had video support.

    I was always using 2 players mode. I still use the Xponent but with 1.5.3.
    I am still trying to get 2.0.1 to work for me…been busy at the forums off and on cause I am also tight with my time.
    I just wish Avid would fix all the problems I am facing with 2.0.1 which is never than 2.0. There is so many good things in this 2.0.1 software.
    Maybe It is just happening to me alone or a few of us…… I seen the forums and over the web and came across many more DJs really happy using it without any problems……
    I got myself the S4 now, with Traktor 2 pro. I have not tried it at any live performances yet as I have been trying to get myself organized to use it at the club…organizing Playlist, reading the manual etc.
    The scratching & jog wheel feel is excellent but wish it had bigger jog wheels.

  • Djkulo

    I have some info about Torq 2.0.1 hope it helps. I am an experienced DJ ( started in 86) and I have been Using Xponent from the time it came out.
    I still use it with Torq 1.5.3.
    Mainly because the upgrade to Torq 2.0.1 which I paid for keeps crashing everytime.
    It responds slowly, the tempo catches up a little later after any adjustment of the tempo. I feel it lags…I have tried adjusting the buffer.
    The sticker drift is still there. Wish this could be fixed for good for scratching.
    Playlist position resets and jumps to the top of the list each time you load a song to the any player.
    No full mapping for Traktor Kontrol S4 ( Jog Wheels & Scratching )
    I really would like to it have:
    colored waveforms.
    Wish it had video support.

    I was always using 2 players mode. I still use the Xponent but with 1.5.3.
    I am still trying to get 2.0.1 to work for me…been busy at the forums off and on cause I am also tight with my time.
    I just wish Avid would fix all the problems I am facing with 2.0.1 which is never than 2.0. There is so many good things in this 2.0.1 software.
    Maybe It is just happening to me alone or a few of us…… I seen the forums and over the web and came across many more DJs really happy using it without any problems……
    I got myself the S4 now, with Traktor 2 pro. I have not tried it at any live performances yet as I have been trying to get myself organized to use it at the club…organizing Playlist, reading the manual etc.
    The scratching & jog wheel feel is excellent but wish it had bigger jog wheels.

  • Mr. E Hz

    Torq has been love/hate for me.   I think feature-wise it’s a winner.  Reliability is where Torq/Connective lose the DVS battle.  And for me reliability is paramount.  To have your system completely fail in a live performance situation is as bad a flaw as you can have, and Torq/Connective has failed me almost without fail.   A major flaw in the hardware unit required to run the system only seems to rear it’s ugly head at the worst times, when playing on a big sound system.  I’m no electrical engineer, however how I understand it, there is a problem with current travelling into the unit through the line-in jacks.  No matter what they do with the software, the hardware issue will not get fixed.  And for that Torq has lost my business.  

  • http://twitter.com/JustinSxE Justin Sy (DJ EDGE)

    I’m not a big fan of the GUI :/

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=889370654 David De Garie-Lamanque

      yeah, but we already have ableton…so what else could we possibly need ;) (fellow Ableton Community member here)

  • Mr T

    Blegh… not my cup of tea.

  • Aquin550

    snapshots, SUPER EASY MAPPING, track morph, capability of using 4 decks and vinyl control without having to pay huge bucks, the only thing I find traktor or serato has that torq doesnt is a multicolored wave formats, which yes are wonderful, but torq still beats the two for me

  • Aquin550

    snapshots, SUPER EASY MAPPING, track morph, capability of using 4 decks and vinyl control without having to pay huge bucks, the only thing I find traktor or serato has that torq doesnt is a multicolored wave formats, which yes are wonderful, but torq still beats the two for me

  • http://www.facebook.com/justinwooartist Justin Woo

    It’s kind of crazy to me that the reviewer didn’t mention that Torq has Ableton-style beatwarping and that the 18 cell sampler is in ADDITION to 4 decks, and the samplers have no time / beat limit to them, unlike in Traktor. The sampler implementation is SO much better than in Traktor. Give them the whole story, man.

    Also, calibrate the vinyl correctly, and use the absolute rotation angle feature and you’ll have great performance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/justinwooartist Justin Woo

    It’s kind of crazy to me that the reviewer didn’t mention that Torq has Ableton-style beatwarping and that the 18 cell sampler is in ADDITION to 4 decks, and the samplers have no time / beat limit to them, unlike in Traktor. The sampler implementation is SO much better than in Traktor. Give them the whole story, man.

    Also, calibrate the vinyl correctly, and use the absolute rotation angle feature and you’ll have great performance.

  • MusicMeister

    A couple of things to think about….

    There is a MAJOR overhaul of the software by the Air Team.  That’s right – Avid took the Air Team and put them on Torq.  They’ve changed the database, added lots of new features, and more.

    And the thing I don’t understand is what problems the reviewer had with vinyl.  I’ve talked with someone who is… well, EXTREMELY talented and creative, and despite his issues with vinyl in the past I actually heard him say, ‘It’s fixed now’.   The vinyl control algorithms were overhauled as well.  They’ve added a new vinyl mode – and depending on the mode you’re in – it can/will behave differently.The set up is easy, although they do have some options that people aren’t used to or are implemented in ways that are different from Serato, Traktor and other products.  They also changed what some of the function keys do – which if you’re a long time user of Torq, it might take a little getting used to.

    If you’ve tried Torq in the past, or haven’t bothered with it, I can’t recommend enough that you give it a shot.  Even if you don’t stick with it, you might just see some feature you can ask one of the other companies for.

    On a side note, the tools like ‘Traq Morph’, ‘beat grid’, and a lot of the other ‘features’ that might take away from the DJ are just tools.  How and when you use them is up to you.  If someone uses them to by pass learning the basics (like beatmatching) then shame on them.  It can and will come back to bite them in the butt when they can least afford to have it do so.  But for those who ARE creative – it gives them the opportunity to push themselves even further.

  • MusicMeister

    A couple of things to think about….

    There is a MAJOR overhaul of the software by the Air Team.  That’s right – Avid took the Air Team and put them on Torq.  They’ve changed the database, added lots of new features, and more.

    And the thing I don’t understand is what problems the reviewer had with vinyl.  I’ve talked with someone who is… well, EXTREMELY talented and creative, and despite his issues with vinyl in the past I actually heard him say, ‘It’s fixed now’.   The vinyl control algorithms were overhauled as well.  They’ve added a new vinyl mode – and depending on the mode you’re in – it can/will behave differently.The set up is easy, although they do have some options that people aren’t used to or are implemented in ways that are different from Serato, Traktor and other products.  They also changed what some of the function keys do – which if you’re a long time user of Torq, it might take a little getting used to.

    If you’ve tried Torq in the past, or haven’t bothered with it, I can’t recommend enough that you give it a shot.  Even if you don’t stick with it, you might just see some feature you can ask one of the other companies for.

    On a side note, the tools like ‘Traq Morph’, ‘beat grid’, and a lot of the other ‘features’ that might take away from the DJ are just tools.  How and when you use them is up to you.  If someone uses them to by pass learning the basics (like beatmatching) then shame on them.  It can and will come back to bite them in the butt when they can least afford to have it do so.  But for those who ARE creative – it gives them the opportunity to push themselves even further.

  • Santielenaiscool

    i’ve  used 1.5  with vinyl for the last 3 years, just one crash due to a subwoofer placed really close to my HD….

    the good :
    don’t need to plug ground
    can play your regular vinyl at the flip of knob if anything goes wrong or you just want..
    can play your vinyl trough torq’s FX
    time anchors if you need them
    super easy vinyl setup, just choose your time code source, set the treshold, and be sure that what is outside of torq works properly
    anti skip, works just great

    the bad : no artwork in the browser, that is my only complaint

    i’m not on version 2 because 1.5 works perfect for me, don’t need more effects, the cross fader or more samplers
    i don’t need waveforms that change colors, i have a pair of really decent hears

    the club where i spin most of the time has super dodgy turntable, i never had much troubles, it works for me
     

  • Santielenaiscool

    i’ve  used 1.5  with vinyl for the last 3 years, just one crash due to a subwoofer placed really close to my HD….

    the good :
    don’t need to plug ground
    can play your regular vinyl at the flip of knob if anything goes wrong or you just want..
    can play your vinyl trough torq’s FX
    time anchors if you need them
    super easy vinyl setup, just choose your time code source, set the treshold, and be sure that what is outside of torq works properly
    anti skip, works just great

    the bad : no artwork in the browser, that is my only complaint

    i’m not on version 2 because 1.5 works perfect for me, don’t need more effects, the cross fader or more samplers
    i don’t need waveforms that change colors, i have a pair of really decent hears

    the club where i spin most of the time has super dodgy turntable, i never had much troubles, it works for me
     

  • Milesd

    Def. bought an s4 after using an xponent with 2.0. Traq morph is cool but hardware is way superior for the s4. The 2.0 was so buggy when I purchased the upgrade that I just got sick of it and shelled up the 899 for the s4. Torq attracted me with price but I have learned the hard way that you get what you pay for.

  • Milesd

    Def. bought an s4 after using an xponent with 2.0. Traq morph is cool but hardware is way superior for the s4. The 2.0 was so buggy when I purchased the upgrade that I just got sick of it and shelled up the 899 for the s4. Torq attracted me with price but I have learned the hard way that you get what you pay for.

  • Dj Techron

    I have used Torq with timecode for the past 3-4 years. Maybe if this guy had a set of needles worth dropping on them he wouldn’t have had issue’s. I also use 2.0.1 with my Xponent and have been killing it for the past 2-3 month’s with little to no problems. This program has some crazy options and the effects are also pretty damn good compared to other programs that I have used. And mapping is soooooo easy.

    Ronnie

  • Dj Techron

    I have used Torq with timecode for the past 3-4 years. Maybe if this guy had a set of needles worth dropping on them he wouldn’t have had issue’s. I also use 2.0.1 with my Xponent and have been killing it for the past 2-3 month’s with little to no problems. This program has some crazy options and the effects are also pretty damn good compared to other programs that I have used. And mapping is soooooo easy.

    Ronnie

  • http://ajorbit.com Aj_orbit

    I LOVE THE FUTURE ! 

  • http://ajorbit.com Aj_orbit

    I LOVE THE FUTURE ! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/DJPhaidon Clayton Kimber

    The fact that ReWire compatibility wasn’t mentioned is a little sad.  All the people trying to sync Traktor and Ableton together should really take a hard look at Torq, because you don’t need MIDI sync, you don’t need an audio patching program, you just select the channels you want routed into ableton and you’re done.  VDJ 7 has this also.  NI is missing the point, and if they would give traktor and Maschine ReWire capability, it would solve a lot of the problems that have been requested for a long time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DJPhaidon Clayton Kimber

    The fact that ReWire compatibility wasn’t mentioned is a little sad.  All the people trying to sync Traktor and Ableton together should really take a hard look at Torq, because you don’t need MIDI sync, you don’t need an audio patching program, you just select the channels you want routed into ableton and you’re done.  VDJ 7 has this also.  NI is missing the point, and if they would give traktor and Maschine ReWire capability, it would solve a lot of the problems that have been requested for a long time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eduardo-Perea-Fernandez/564333854 Eduardo Perea Fernandez

    The real highglight here are the tempo anchors with elastique, this allow you to warp the song like ableton. Torq 2 is the best dvs system, only the effects and the files explorer are worse than traktor

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eduardo-Perea-Fernandez/564333854 Eduardo Perea Fernandez

    The real highglight here are the tempo anchors with elastique, this allow you to warp the song like ableton. Torq 2 is the best dvs system, only the effects and the files explorer are worse than traktor

  • Ronnysablowski

    had 1.5 on xponent a few years ago – no way to go back from the S4 to torq

  • Ronnysablowski

    had 1.5 on xponent a few years ago – no way to go back from the S4 to torq

  • http://www.chrisindigital.com Chrisindigital

    I would like to see an actual demo of this rather than using picking two tracks and making it look like anyone can do it, we need somebody with some creative flare to have a bash at it… wonder who that could be…

  • http://www.chrisindigital.com Chrisindigital

    I would like to see an actual demo of this rather than using picking two tracks and making it look like anyone can do it, we need somebody with some creative flare to have a bash at it… wonder who that could be…

  • Anonymous

    What about a mapping for the Traktor S4? Does anyone got it working?

  • Anonymous

    What about a mapping for the Traktor S4? Does anyone got it working?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julian-Lunt/852855122 Julian Lunt

    I think the track morph is horrible, not because of its sound but because i feel its moving into the realm of taking to much away from the DJ. Whats next, the software will do the phrasing for us. How about we just pick 20 tracks we like then move them into a playlist and let the program do all the work whilst we stand behind the decks twiddling our thumbs.

    I love digital Djing, however atm I really enjoy mixing using CDj’s or TT’s. I owe it to this website and the many digital DJ’s here because if it wernt for my VCI 100 and TP i might never have began.

    I just feel like the track morph is over stepping the line of good taste and control. If you cant use the plethora of great quantised effects in TP or other chosen software to make a funky transition, then shake your ipod and let it shuffle.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julian-Lunt/852855122 Julian Lunt

    I think the track morph is horrible, not because of its sound but because i feel its moving into the realm of taking to much away from the DJ. Whats next, the software will do the phrasing for us. How about we just pick 20 tracks we like then move them into a playlist and let the program do all the work whilst we stand behind the decks twiddling our thumbs.

    I love digital Djing, however atm I really enjoy mixing using CDj’s or TT’s. I owe it to this website and the many digital DJ’s here because if it wernt for my VCI 100 and TP i might never have began.

    I just feel like the track morph is over stepping the line of good taste and control. If you cant use the plethora of great quantised effects in TP or other chosen software to make a funky transition, then shake your ipod and let it shuffle.

    • http://spencerthayer.tumblr.com Spencer “Thunderball” Thayer

      Any complaint based on taking too much away from Djing really isn’t a valid concern. People have been barking up this tree for 20 years now. Face it, there isn’t such a thing as the right way to DJ and there never will be.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Vinicius-Hoffmann-Bernardes/722545416 Vinicius Hoffmann Bernardes

        I couldn’t agree more spencer. You said everything here.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Vinicius-Hoffmann-Bernardes/722545416 Vinicius Hoffmann Bernardes

        I couldn’t agree more spencer. You said everything here.

      • DJ Techron

        you are so right on spot with this comment.

      • Smegma-Head

        Are you talking about all those Cue-point Jugglers, who are actually doing the same, which DJ Shadow did since the 90s? He made MPC-Recreations of his existing tracks, with an EFX-500 and turntables. Which is the same plus doper, compared to what these midi-conTROLLers are doing???

        • http://spencerthayer.tumblr.com Spencer “Thunderball” Thayer

          Yeah early cue point juggling, the use of an MPC in a set, the move from vinyl to CDs, etc… Every time technology opens a new methodology for the exploration of new techniques there is always someone screaming about loosing authenticity. It’s crazy how predictable it is.

          This isn’t really a phenomenon unique to the arts mind you. For example, Cantor developed a system of transfinite numbers causing the world of mathematics to turn upside down and vomit blood they were so angry.

        • http://spencerthayer.tumblr.com Spencer “Thunderball” Thayer

          Yeah early cue point juggling, the use of an MPC in a set, the move from
          vinyl to CDs, etc… Every time technology opens a new methodology for
          the exploration of new techniques there is always someone screaming
          about loosing authenticity. It’s crazy how predictable it is.

          This isn’t really a phenomenon unique to the arts mind you. For example,
          Cantor developed a system of transfinite numbers causing the world of
          mathematics to turn upside down and vomit blood they were so angry.

    • http://spencerthayer.tumblr.com Spencer “Thunderball” Thayer

      Any complaint based on taking too much away from Djing really isn’t a valid concern. People have been barking up this tree for 20 years now. Face it, there isn’t such a thing as the right way to DJ and there never will be.

  • 1878blues

    So I see the Smart Mixer has finally gone Commercial

    - http://www.djtechtools.com/2009/06/01/smart-mixing-setup-for-ableton/

  • 1878blues

    So I see the Smart Mixer has finally gone Commercial

    - http://www.djtechtools.com/2009/06/01/smart-mixing-setup-for-ableton/

  • Joostiisme

    I think the track morph function (the last one of the four) sounds horrible. It sounded better when the cross fade was normal. Maybe with some Eq.

  • Joostiisme

    I think the track morph function (the last one of the four) sounds horrible. It sounded better when the cross fade was normal. Maybe with some Eq.

  • COOLOUT

    I consider myself a pro (full-time DJ) and I’ve been using Torq with turntables every weekend for 3 years. Trust me…Torq’s timecode works perfectly. In fact Avid actually made great effort to increase the accuracy and reduce sticker drift with version 2.0. Man..you should have hit me up if you’re having problems. The calibration dialog is a little bit different than serato…usually any problems come down to simple user error.

    BTW- One of the best features of Torq wasn’t really mentioned…THE PRICE. You can find new connectiv packs for WAY cheaper than Serato or Traktor. If you’re not a idiot and can take the time to read a manual + message board…it just works.

    Also I think the reviewer should have touched on some the Torq features that other DJ applications STILL don’t have like snapshots, tempo anchors with elastique timestretch, midi assignments with a simple right-click, etc.

    I really like Torq and 2.0 resolved most of the users big gripes (the browser, connectiv as a dongle, controller flexiblity, etc). I own traktor pro and have tried nearly every other DJ program, but for club gigs I prefer Torq.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jake-Billings/208800020 Jake Billings

      I totally agree here. i use traktor pro 2 now, but Torq w/ an Xponent was the first pro DJ package i ever used.  its simple but really powerful. if 1.5 had been as versatile as traktor pro at the time, i’d probably still be using it. Elastique timestretch and archived session histories were great minor features that really made a difference

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jake-Billings/208800020 Jake Billings

      I totally agree here. i use traktor pro 2 now, but Torq w/ an Xponent was the first pro DJ package i ever used.  its simple but really powerful. if 1.5 had been as versatile as traktor pro at the time, i’d probably still be using it. Elastique timestretch and archived session histories were great minor features that really made a difference

    • Djkeb29

      do you produce?

    • Djkeb29

      do you produce?

      • COOLOUT

        Yes…I produce and also rap. DJing is my “day job”.

        Quick plug: I just put out the world’s first android album. Check it out @ http://www.cooloutmusic.com

      • COOLOUT

        Yes…I produce and also rap. DJing is my “day job”.

        Quick plug: I just put out the world’s first android album. Check it out @ http://www.cooloutmusic.com

        • Emailchrisadair

          Im feeling that..nice track there brother.

        • Emailchrisadair

          Im feeling that..nice track there brother.

        • Emailchrisadair

          Im feeling that..nice track there brother.

        • Anonymous

          nice stuff man I like it!

        • Anonymous

          nice stuff man I like it!

    • http://www.facebook.com/peter.jimenez.547 Peter Jimenez

      Yo i have an inquiry, i have torq 2.0 and an Akai professional pro audio interface for my studio monitors, but when i load torq, it only plays via my headphones or laptop speakers. any insight on how to fix it so my usb-based audio interface will sync with torq?

      • Anonymous

        yeah…just select your USB audio interface’s ASIO driver under the torq preferences, then assign which outputs (main, cue, sampler) you want to go where.

  • COOLOUT

    I consider myself a pro (full-time DJ) and I’ve been using Torq with turntables every weekend for 3 years. Trust me…Torq’s timecode works perfectly. In fact Avid actually made great effort to increase the accuracy and reduce sticker drift with version 2.0. Man..you should have hit me up if you’re having problems. The calibration dialog is a little bit different than serato…usually any problems come down to simple user error.

    BTW- One of the best features of Torq wasn’t really mentioned…THE PRICE. You can find new connectiv packs for WAY cheaper than Serato or Traktor. If you’re not a idiot and can take the time to read a manual + message board…it just works.

    Also I think the reviewer should have touched on some the Torq features that other DJ applications STILL don’t have like snapshots, tempo anchors with elastique timestretch, midi assignments with a simple right-click, etc.

    I really like Torq and 2.0 resolved most of the users big gripes (the browser, connectiv as a dongle, controller flexiblity, etc). I own traktor pro and have tried nearly every other DJ program, but for club gigs I prefer Torq.

  • http://www.onesheet.com/redskyy Josh

    ehh i tried the demo, not much of a fan of it, and the anti piracy stuff shut me right off

  • http://www.onesheet.com/redskyy Josh

    ehh i tried the demo, not much of a fan of it, and the anti piracy stuff shut me right off

  • http://www.radionula.com/ Ozren

    the only reason I stick with Torq is “track warping” …..that is coz I play old school Soul/Funk/Disco

  • http://www.radionula.com/ Ozren

    the only reason I stick with Torq is “track warping” …..that is coz I play old school Soul/Funk/Disco

  • http://spencerthayer.tumblr.com Spencer “Thunderball” Thayer

    I’ve always been impressed with Torq. Even 1.5 had features that kicked Traktor and Serato’s nuts. The whole ReWire thing is by far the BEST feature about it. This allows for REAL integration into Ableton without being limited by hardware like the “Bridge” nonsense, which is to say in the least, nice.

  • http://spencerthayer.tumblr.com Spencer “Thunderball” Thayer

    I’ve always been impressed with Torq. Even 1.5 had features that kicked Traktor and Serato’s nuts. The whole ReWire thing is by far the BEST feature about it. This allows for REAL integration into Ableton without being limited by hardware like the “Bridge” nonsense, which is to say in the least, nice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/darakelyan Dave Ruff

    while it is innovative of what they’ve done with the new software…it still fails to convince me to go out & buy one or even try out the demo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/darakelyan Dave Ruff

    while it is innovative of what they’ve done with the new software…it still fails to convince me to go out & buy one or even try out the demo.

  • http://www.djpc3.com DJ PC3

    Ok, I was a little interested, but after the failed vinyl support, I’ll pass… I thought about getting a the trial as well, but after reading the lil editors note about an anti-piracy “driver” that may mess up my mac, I’ll pass…

    I think this is a big marketing, & design fail by Avid. Avid has crappy hardware controllers, and then lacks pro-quality time-code support… how are you suppose to use this thing if you can’t get high-quality 1:1 hardware support. It can’t be used with either time-code or quality controllers, so what am I suppose to use it with?

    And don’t tell me I can midi map it myself to other midi controllers, because I don’t want to, don’t have the time to and frankly, shouldn’t have to. Be like telling me I have to make my own computer to match the software… the 80s are over

    • Mylestec

      Amen

    • Mylestec

      Amen

    • Quenepas

      If you sell the software also provide maps to every worthwhile controller out there. Just like DJPC3 I DONT want to map anything. Wasting time to in the end dont like the software that much… simply a waste of time.

    • Quenepas

      If you sell the software also provide maps to every worthwhile controller out there. Just like DJPC3 I DONT want to map anything. Wasting time to in the end dont like the software that much… simply a waste of time.

  • http://www.djpc3.com DJ PC3

    Ok, I was a little interested, but after the failed vinyl support, I’ll pass… I thought about getting a the trial as well, but after reading the lil editors note about an anti-piracy “driver” that may mess up my mac, I’ll pass…

    I think this is a big marketing, & design fail by Avid. Avid has crappy hardware controllers, and then lacks pro-quality time-code support… how are you suppose to use this thing if you can’t get high-quality 1:1 hardware support. It can’t be used with either time-code or quality controllers, so what am I suppose to use it with?

    And don’t tell me I can midi map it myself to other midi controllers, because I don’t want to, don’t have the time to and frankly, shouldn’t have to. Be like telling me I have to make my own computer to match the software… the 80s are over

  • TheReverand

    If you’re creative with your midi mapping, you could build track morph for Traktor.

  • TheReverand

    If you’re creative with your midi mapping, you could build track morph for Traktor.

    • Vince

      The Morph Effect within Track Morph feature is something that is an entirely new effect. While some aspects can be replicated, I don’t think the actual Morph effect can be emulated.

  • erkron

    ok the morph feature is quite nice, but that’s all the fun I have in traktor and trying to be an octopus on my s4 :P, it obviously doesn’t sound the same….

    another cool thing would be to add the manual control for the morph’s parameters and the ability to use more than one at a time… just sayin

  • erkron

    ok the morph feature is quite nice, but that’s all the fun I have in traktor and trying to be an octopus on my s4 :P, it obviously doesn’t sound the same….

    another cool thing would be to add the manual control for the morph’s parameters and the ability to use more than one at a time… just sayin

  • Bazyl

    And tempo anchors

    • Versatilebeats

      Finally DTT has a review of Torq although forgetting what I find to be some of the best features…tempo anchors in case Torq doesn’t analyze the beat correctly or if you play songs with varying tempo, along with that is the flatten tempo which will play an anchored song at it’s average bpm instead of a varying one great for mixing old disco. Snapshots take a snapshot of settings for gains effects etc that you can trigger latter with a single button this resembles some of the advanced midi controls in Traktor. In 2.0 the vinyl maybe harder to setup but you can switch between vinyl and midi control on the fly, this allows you to control 4 decks with 2 tts. Sampler bank is not limited to 18 I’ve hacked the settings for more however….I don’t use that many so I actually hacked to be less, I currently run 6. Which brings me to the point the new Torq is customizable with the right know how. A huge step forward by Avid.

    • Versatilebeats

      Finally DTT has a review of Torq although forgetting what I find to be some of the best features…tempo anchors in case Torq doesn’t analyze the beat correctly or if you play songs with varying tempo, along with that is the flatten tempo which will play an anchored song at it’s average bpm instead of a varying one great for mixing old disco. Snapshots take a snapshot of settings for gains effects etc that you can trigger latter with a single button this resembles some of the advanced midi controls in Traktor. In 2.0 the vinyl maybe harder to setup but you can switch between vinyl and midi control on the fly, this allows you to control 4 decks with 2 tts. Sampler bank is not limited to 18 I’ve hacked the settings for more however….I don’t use that many so I actually hacked to be less, I currently run 6. Which brings me to the point the new Torq is customizable with the right know how. A huge step forward by Avid.

  • Bazyl

    And tempo anchors

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=719901405 Andrew Camera

    Damn, I hope NI comes up with a version of Traq Morph for Traktor, that’s majorly handy for an emergency quick crossfade or for beginners. Might be difficult to pinch that idea though if it’s “patent pending”. (P.S. this site continues to kick ass, keep up the amazing work Ean & co!)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=719901405 Andrew Camera

    Damn, I hope NI comes up with a version of Traq Morph for Traktor, that’s majorly handy for an emergency quick crossfade or for beginners. Might be difficult to pinch that idea though if it’s “patent pending”. (P.S. this site continues to kick ass, keep up the amazing work Ean & co!)