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11. Scratch Wheel – This is a dual-purpose control that responds to touch and/or movement:
This wheel has an optical encoder that outputs relative MIDI messages while it is turning. Torq uses this information
to control the speed and/or direction of playback for each deck. These wheels can be used for cueing as well as
for scratching.
If the Touch Sensitivity button (10) is enabled, each wheel will send out a MIDI "note on" message when the wheel
is touched and a "note off" message when the wheel is released. This allows for music playback to stop once a
Scratch Wheel is touched and for playback to resume once the wheel is released. This is a feature that many DJs
will find extremely useful as it emulates a turntable.
IMPORTANT: Do not touch Xponent's Scratch Wheels while the unit performs its power-on calibration.
12. PFL Selector Button
13. Master Knob – This knob adjusts the output volume of the Master Output (2). This is an analog knob and does not
generate any MIDI data.
14. Booth Knob – This knob adjusts the output volume of the Booth Output (1). This is an analog knob and does not
generate any MIDI data.
15. Shift Button
– This button acts as the "shift" key within Torq. Alternate behaviors for the buttons and knobs in Torq
can be accessed while holding the shift key.
16. Trackpad – This is a dual purpose track pad that can act as either a mouse (such as a track pad on a laptop) or as an
X/Y MIDI controller. The X/Y MIDI controller automatically maps to deeper effect parameters within Torq and gives you
more "hands on" control over your effects. The functionality of the Trackpad is determined by the MIDI Mode button (19).
See Appendix B to learn more about how the X/Y MIDI controller can be used to manipulate Torq's effects.
17. Left Mouse Button – This button acts as a left mouse button whenever the Trackpad (16) is in mouse mode. When the
Trackpad is in MIDI mode, this button will transmit MIDI note information. In Torq, this will allow you to cycle "upwards"
through the effects slots in both decks and pick the effect you'd like to control using the X/Y Trackpad.
18. Right Mouse Button – This button acts as a right mouse button whenever the Trackpad (16) is in mouse mode.
When the Trackpad is in MIDI mode, this button will transmit MIDI note information. In Torq, this will allow you to cycle
"downwards" through the effects slots in both decks and pick the effect you'd like to control using the X/Y Trackpad.
19. MIDI Mode Button
Mouse buttons (17,18) on Xponent. The operating modes are as follows:
MIDI Mode: When the MIDI Mode button is illuminated, the
Trackpad acts as an X/Y MIDI controller and the Left/Right
Mouse buttons send out MIDI note data. When using Torq,
this will allow you to control effects using the Trackpad.
Mouse Mode: When the MIDI Mode button is dimmed,
the Trackpad and Left/Right buttons act like a standard
mousepad commonly found on laptops.
20. Mixer Buttons (G, H, M, L) – The G button engages channel mute while the H, M, and L buttons engage EQ kills on
the high-frequency, mid-range, and low-frequency EQ bands, respectively.
21. X and – Buttons
to the QS1 and QS2 buttons in each Deck. If you wish, you can re-assign these buttons to other functions using Torq's
MIDI Learn feature.
22. Mixer Knobs (G, H, M, L) – The G, H, M, and L knobs control the channel gain and the high-frequency, mid-range, and
low-frequency EQ settings within Torq.
Torq Xponent User Guide
– This button selects which Torq deck will be heard in the DJ's headphones (40).
– This backlit button toggles the operating mode of the Trackpad (16) and Left/Right
– All MIDI controls on Xponent can be user-defined. These two buttons have been assigned
When the Trackpad is in MIDI Mode and you
use the Left or Right Mouse buttons to cycle
through the effects slots, the effects slot that
is currently selected will be highlighted
in red.
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