M-Audio X-Session Pro USB MIDI DJ Mixer Controller

M-Audio Updated: 2008-11-11 RSS
M-Audio X-Session Pro USB MIDI DJ Mixer Controller

The X-Session Pro USB MIDI controller is the easiest way to bring traditional DJ mixer-style control to the world of computer DJing and live performance. With a single USB connection, you get dedicated tactile controls for volume, pitch, EQ, cueing, transport and a crossfader. As a class-compliant USB MIDI controller, you can use it to control Torq LE DJ software, as well as the full version of Torq, Ableton Live, Traktor DJ Studio or any application that supports MIDI Learn. Start bringing DJ-inspired crossfades and filter sweeps into your live performances and studio productions right away.


4 MIDI sliders
12 MIDI knobs
10 MIDI buttons
MIDI crossfader
DJ mixer-inspired layout
powered via USB
class-compliant with Windows XP, Vista (32 bit), and Mac OS X
compatible with Torq LE software (free download):
* mix two songs with independent control of speed and pitch
* automatic beat-detection and synchronization for effortless beat-matching
* full-featured mixer with 3-band EQ, headphone cueing and crossfader
* 3 audio effects for each song: filter, phaser and strobe
* supports standard MP3, AIFF, WAV, WMA, Apple Lossless and AAC files
* searchable music database integrates with your existing iTunes Library
* record your mixes directly to audio files for podcasting or burning to CD
* play songs directly from your iPod or other portable media player

Built to Rock
Today's powerful laptop computers have brought near limitless options to DJs and performing electronic musicians. But the combination of a mouse and keyboard is not the most natural or musical interface for live performance. The X-Session Pro fuses the standard controls of a two-channel DJ mixer with the transport and pitch controls of a turntable or DJ CD player, enabling you to control everything from a single interface. The mixer controls allow you to adjust level, cueing, EQ and effects, plus make smooth crossfades - while the integrated transport and pitch controls allow you start, stop and beat-match digital files within software applications.

Wheels of Virtual Steel
The available Torq LE software (free download) organizes everything you need to DJ into a single, easy-to-use workspace. Two virtual decks let you load, cue and play back digital files—and will even automatically beat-match the files in an instant. And just like a traditional DJ setup, Torq LE includes an integrated two-channel mixer with three-band EQ, level controls, headphone cueing, a crossfader and three effects.

Plays Well with Others
The X-Session Pro brings DJ mixer-style tactile control to any software that supports MIDI Learn. The unit is a class-compliant MIDI device under Mac OS X and Windows XP, so you'll never need extra drivers to make it interface with your favorite DJ applications, soft synths or DAWs—from Torq LE and Torq to Ableton Live, Pro Tools M-Powered and more. For example, you can easily assign the crossfader on the X-Session Pro to the crossfader within Ableton Live and add a new dynamic to your live performances or studio work. With a digital DJ application like Traktor, you can assign the various level, EQ and crossfader controls to the X-Session Pro. The possibilities are virtually endless.