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    hmm, I don't like m-audio that much, but I have to say this really looks good. I hate it that torq has no demo.

    I like the sampler (look the video). That's something I found quite complicated to add a hihat/snare with T3/TP.

    snapshots are great too.

    http://www.torq-dj.com/videos.php

    vst-effect (I would love to use my own build reaktor effects)

    Please tell me something bad about it, because I'm really thinking about to leave TP for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.R. View Post

    Please tell me something bad about it.
    the fact its taking forever to get here! beginning to think it may just be a rumour!

    nah seriously tho will be good when it arrives!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.R. View Post
    vst-effect (I would love to use my own build reaktor effects)
    VST host capabilities in dj programs are really weak You just dont get the routing possibilities you can in a program like Ableton for instance. Making your own Reaktor effects would help combat this to an extent which is helpful - but it wont compare to routing your audio into Ableton and hosting reaktor in Ableton instead.

    Really it depends on what you are doing and if you are willing to go that far.

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    This is a really big release for M-Audio. Granted, it showed up a year later then they had anticipated. The time investment seems to have paid off so far. I got it installed last night and have yet to run into any problems.

    Seriously, what other digital DJ platform allows you to ACCURATELY warp your tracks that have varying tempo (just like Ableton Live). Traktor had the right idea with beat grids, but the lack of Z-Plane and a weaker implementation of the system make it pale in comparison to the new anchor/warp based system Torq now has.

    The new midi-sync is amazing as well. Set your master deck and watch everything else sync'd up to it (software or hardware) change at the whim of your pitch fader adjustments (and it actually works properly, *cough* Traktor Pro, lol).

    For those not so familiar with the NEW features:

    Improved Tempo/Pitch Alteration

    • Tempo Anchors allow marking tracks with varying tempos—Torq’s 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 Elastique time-stretching/compression technology for sophisticated beat matching and pitch alteration



    Advanced MIDI Control

    • 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



    New User Interface Features

    • Hide Mixer option conserves screen space


    • preview songs in headphones before loading to deck


    • new databse 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



    Enhanced Effects Processing

    • 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



    Rock-Solid Integration with Traditional DJ Hardware

    • 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



    New Looping Functionality

    • Loop points can be set after a section plays


    • new QuickLoop option for CDJ-style loop division


    • Quantize function for start/stop accuracy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis View Post
    Seriously, what other digital DJ platform allows you to ACCURATELY warp your tracks that have varying tempo (just like Ableton Live).
    Thats actually going to make its way back into Traktor.

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis View Post
    Set your master deck and watch everything else sync'd up to it (software or hardware) change at the whim of your pitch fader adjustments. Take that Traktor Pro, lol.
    You can do that in Traktor already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BentoSan View Post
    Thats actually going to make its way back into Traktor.



    You can do that in Traktor already.
    I wasn't aware warping was a function Traktor had implemented at any point in time? Setting multiple beat grids doesn't cut it, its not time stretching.

    Also, not to be nit picky, but Traktor's syncability over OSC was a joke, if it worked at all. Yes you can send and receive midi clock now. I don't recall anyone posting much success with running two laptops together though. Too much fluctuation in pitch (latency issues?).

    When the stability of Traktor PRO reaches its peak I will consider playing it out. It just does too many weird things to warrant full time use of it right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BentoSan View Post
    Thats actually going to make its way back into Traktor.
    That was part of Traktor in the past?

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    Torq's a joke anyway. No serious DJ would ever use it.

    (I'm getting everything off of my chest before the clock strikes '09 here).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilly View Post
    That was part of Traktor in the past?
    In Traktor 3 you could set multiple beatgrid markers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis View Post
    <snip>
    Seriously, what other digital DJ platform allows you to ACCURATELY warp your tracks that have varying tempo (just like Ableton Live). Traktor had the right idea with beat grids, but the lack of Z-Plane and a weaker implementation of the system make it pale in comparison to the new anchor/warp based system Torq now has.

    <snip>

    • Tempo Anchors allow marking tracks with varying tempos—Torq’s 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 Elastique time-stretching/compression technology for sophisticated beat matching and pitch alteration


    <snip>
    Nothing like Ableton btw. Really bad comparison imo.

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