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This has great potential for anybody who wants an interface to blend the audio signal from their PC and monitor an incoming signal directly without it going in and out of the machine and creating unwanted latency. Unfortunately, there are a few flaws. Image 2 of 4 The Torq hardware. It should also be said that the track count is rather meagre — two channels of audio really isn’t a lot in this day and age. This does at least ensure seamless integration with the hardware interface, however, which is only designed to accommodate two stereo channels. Not the best time-code control available.
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M-Audio Torq Conectiv review | MusicRadar
This does at least ensure seamless integration with the hardware interface, k, which is only designed to accommodate two stereo channels. Not the best time-code control available.
First of these is the aforementioned screen congestion, which gets even worse when cnonectiv apply one of the fancy fascias on offer. Beneath all of this is the obligatory browser window that helps you keep track of your tracks, and on the whole, it all works reasonably well. Image 1 of 4. Speaking of the interface, known as Aueio, it offers two sets of stereo ins and outs on DJ-friendly phono jacks including turntable-level inputs.
You can customise it slightly, but not with the same success as you can Ableton’s Live and NI’s Traktor. Image 2 of 4 The Torq hardware.
Much cheaper than comparable alternatives. Limited number of channels. Image 3 of 4.
It makes Conectiv far more versatile than your standard DJ interface. Installation is easy this is an M-Audio product, after allbut one look at the Torq software reveals a very cluttered interface.
There’s also a headphone jack with split cue facility that, rather irritatingly, isn’t addressable as a third stereo pair; and finally, a mic input. The build quality is rugged enough, too, and the Conectiv is certainly small and light enough to fit into a laptop bag.
But even here, the system falls down where FinalScratch succeeds, as it won’t let you address the headphone output as an extra stereo pair. Each of these is time-coded with a signal that the Conectiv hardware transmits to the software, which then decodes it. The most unusual feature on the front panel is a pair of knobs one for each channel that offer straight analogue blending between the audio interface outputs and the incoming signal.
Of course, none of this would be worth a jot if the sound was no good, but fortunately, the quality is on a par with any of the other DJing products and just about passable for more audii recording duties. It should also be said that the track count is rather meagre — two connecyiv of audio really isn’t a lot in this day and age. Torq works with pretty much any type of audio file you throw at it it even scans your iTunes library on launch and the extras include a sampler, effects and the ability to address your plug-in effects folder.
And if you aren’t planning to do any serious scratching, you have to wonder whether it’s worth bothering with the control discs at all.
Unfortunately, there are a few flaws. Then there are the little details, like the fact that accidentally clicking the X in the top-right corner doesn’t produce a reassuring ‘This action will stop audio. Speaking of Traktor, Torq’s layout will at ahdio be familiar to anybody who’s used that application.
The inputs can be used either to channel audio into your machine Conectiv shows up as an audio interface in any audio application or to accept two channels of time-coded control data more on this shortly.
The system works pretty well, but unfortunately, it isn’t quite audjo sharp as FinalScratch or Serato Scratch, so serious turntablists might be left disappointed. You can use VST effects. All the standard features are here: The headphone feed, meanwhile, has a mix function so you can hear channel A or B, or a controlled mix connectv both.
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Image 4 of 4. The Torq Connectiv comprises three parts: Now the final element of the package: So, while Torq Conectiv is an interesting departure for M-Audio, it hasn’t yet fulfilled its potential. The idea is that you can control the digital tracks in Torq almost exactly as you would vinyl or CDs. This has audip potential for anybody who wants an interface to blend the audio signal from their PC and monitor an incoming signal directly without it going in and out of the machine and creating unwanted latency.