M-Audio Unveils New SynchroScience Group, Releases Conectiv and Torq
M-Audio announces its new DJ-focused design group and its first dedicated DJ hardware and software
Los Angeles, CA, July 14, 2006 — M-Audio, a leading provider of creative tools for computer-centric musicians, is proud to announce the new SynchroScience™ product development group focused exclusively on electronic music performance needs. This announcement comes simultaneously with the release of the group’s first products: Conectiv™—the first 4 x 4 USB audio interface built specifically for DJs and the included Torq™ DJ software.
Built from the ground up with DJs in mind, the Conectiv 16-bit/48kHz audio interface offers easy USB connectivity that transforms PCs and Macs into complete DJ production and performance solutions. The two large mix knobs allow users to mix the incoming audio from a turntable or CD player with the output of a connected computer. Conectiv also includes standard DJ cueing capabilities, enabling users to listen to a track in the headphones before sending it out to the house system.
Conectiv features two pairs of switchable line/phono RCA inputs for direct connection of turntables or CD players, two pairs of RCA line-level outputs, a ¼” mic input and a headphone output with cue capabilities. Conectiv offers a maximum output level of +2dBV—the same output level as other professional DJ products like CD players—representing the loudest output of any bus-powered audio interface.
Conectiv also ships with Torq, the new DJ software that is the cornerstone of the entire SynchroScience product line. This dual-platform DJ application allows users to mix, beat-match and cue a variety of digital audio file formats, including MP3, AIFF, WAV, WMA and AAC. The software automatically configures itself to work with Conectiv, making set-up extremely easy. Furthermore, Torq can be controlled via mouse, keyboard, MIDI controller or control vinyl/CDs. The program also organizes a user’s digital files into a quickly searchable database. And for additional sound shaping and performance options, Torq