You can use VST effects. 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. 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. So, while Torq Conectiv is an interesting departure for M-Audio, it hasn’t yet fulfilled its potential. Much cheaper than comparable alternatives.

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Image 4 of 4. It should also be said that the track count is rather meagre — two channels tkrq audio really isn’t a lot in this day and age.

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 general recording duties.

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. The most unusual feature on the front panel is a torrq of knobs one for each channel that offer straight analogue blending between the audio interface outputs and the incoming signal.

Unfortunately, conecyiv are a few flaws. Each of these is time-coded with a signal that the Conectiv hardware transmits to the software, which then decodes it.

Speaking of the interface, known as Conectiv, it offers two sets of stereo ins and outs on DJ-friendly phono jacks including turntable-level inputs.

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Image 1 of 4. 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. The build quality is rugged enough, too, and m-audlo Conectiv is certainly small and light enough to fit into a laptop bag. Installation is easy this is an M-Audio product, after allbut one look at the Torq software reveals a very cluttered interface.

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Not the best time-code control available. Much cheaper than comparable alternatives. 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.

Conetiv works with pretty much any type of audio file you conwctiv 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. You can use VST effects.

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The idea is that you can control the digital tracks in Torq almost exactly as you would vinyl or CDs. 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.

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. cojectiv

Image 2 of 4 The Torq hardware. You can customise it slightly, but not with the tor success as you can Ableton’s Live and NI’s Traktor. 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.

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First of these is the aforementioned screen congestion, which gets even worse when you apply one of m-audioo fancy fascias on offer.

This does at least ensure seamless integration with the hardware interface, however, which is only designed to accommodate two stereo channels.

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This has great potential for anybody who wants an interface to blend the audio signal from their Concetiv and monitor an incoming signal directly without it going in and out of the machine and creating unwanted latency. All the standard features are here: Speaking of Traktor, Torq’s layout will at least be familiar to anybody who’s used that application.

The headphone feed, meanwhile, has a mix function so you can hear channel A or B, or a controlled mix of both. Now the final element of the package: It makes Conectiv far more versatile than your standard DJ interface. The system works pretty well, but unfortunately, it isn’t quite togq sharp as FinalScratch or Serato Scratch, so serious turntablists might be left disappointed. Limited donectiv of channels. The Torq Connectiv comprises three parts: So, while Torq Conectiv is an interesting departure for M-Audio, it hasn’t yet fulfilled its potential.

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