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M-Audio products for DJs and musicians at winter Namm 07

M-Audio's offerings at winter Namm show 2007 included Torq Xponent, Studiophile AV 40, Studiophile AV 20, GForce Virtual String Machine, Way Out Ware KikAxxe, KeyRig 49 and more.
Torq XponentTorq Xponent is performance system that brings professional-grade control to the world of computer-based DJing. The package includes the Torq DJ software for digital DJing and the Xponent hardware control surface that puts all that power right at your fingertips. With full-size tactile controls, an integrated USB audio interface and intuitive MIDI-learn capabilities, Torq Xponent bridges the gap between traditional DJ hardware and today’s powerful performance software, compatible with Mac and PC. This completely integrated system combines the features of a standard two-channel DJ mixer with the controls of a pair of DJ CD players, letting you cue, mix and scratch digital files without touching the host computer.
The Studiophile AV 40 and AV 20 powered speakers are compact systems that are perfect for small spaces or for traveling musicians. The Studiophile AV 40 speakers feature 4” polypropylene-coated drivers, 3/4” silk dome tweeters, 20-watt-per-channel internal amplifier and OptImage III wave guides for punchy lows, crisp highs and an even response. And for more mobility, the AV 20 speakers include 2” composite woofers, 1” ferrofluid-cooled Mylar dome tweeters, internal amplification and them same OptImage III technology as the AV 40s.
With 500+ presets, The Virtual String Machine from GForce brings the evocative tones of over a dozen of the finest vintage string synthesizers to your personal studio—Freeman String Symphonizer, Eminent 310, ARP Omni II, ARP Quartet, Crumar Multiman, Polymoog, Elka Rhapsody, Korg PE2000, Logan String Melody, Eminent Solina, Roland RS202, Yamaha SS30 and more. Layer any two of the 60 Sample Sets and apply synthesis to each—then add master vintage phaser/ensemble effects. Mac/PC stand-alone or host operation (RTAS, VST, AU). Far more than a preset device, the Virtual String Machine lets you layer any two of the 60 Sample Sets and apply an intuitive synthesis engine to each—as well as add master vintage phaser/ensemble effects. The result is a truly authentic and highly versatile range of textures, perfect for just about every musical genre. Mac/PC stand-alone or host operation (RTAS, VST, AU).
Built with Way Out Ware’s analog-modeling technology, the KikAxxe brings together a faithful emulation of the classic ARP Axxe synthesizer, analog-style 16-step sequencer, programmable drum machine and a tape delay effect. Modern conveniences include presets, MIDI sync and comprehensive MIDI-mapping capabilities. Compatible with RTAS, VST and AU hosts. Mac/PC.
KeyRig 49M-Audio KeyRig 49 turns your Mac or PC into a versatile keyboard workstation. Featuring a 49-key USB MIDI keyboard and the award-winning Key Rig software (PC only), KeyRig 49 makes it easy to start composing music with a computer and music software like M-Audio’s Session, Apple’s GarageBand, Ableton’s Live Lite (included) and others.
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