MBA with M-Audio Torq 1.5 & Xponent

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Foucault, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Foucault macrumors 6502


    Dec 30, 2002
    Pasadena, CA
    Has anyone used the Macbook Air with M-Audio's Torq software?? Specifically with Torq Xponent and the new Torq 1.5 software. I really want a small laptop to use for my DJ gigs. M-Audio recommends an Intel 2.4Ghz, but none of the MBA's are that fast. I want portability but I don't want the software to lag or freeze up during a performance. I currently use a MBP at 2.33Ghz, and I have no performance issues with it.

    Please advise
  2. dudup macrumors regular


    May 28, 2008
    São Paulo, Brazil

    I have a 1.6ghz HDD Rev. A and have used the Xponent and Torq for nearly one year. I did the upgrade to Torq 1.5 also. Never had a problem. And no need for optmizations -- I've never turned Airport off, and I leave MobileMe Sync and Time Machine turned on all the time.

    The only difference you may notice is that the waveforms won't be that smooth as they should do on your MBP, and that's because of the onboard video -- the same happens on other MBs that have Intel video.

    I've given up my Xponent for personal reasons, but I also use Serato Scratch Live on the same machine with no problems.

    You may find a little trouble if you try to use Traktor/Traktor Scratch Pro, but I believe it's a software problem, since my MBA runs Traktor 3 just fine. But then again, you can disable some features like time stretch, 4 decks and FX and it'll run great.

    Also remember that Torq has an Economy Mode option which really drops CPU usage, and you can always turn off some features (Airport, Time Machine, MobileMe, Spotlight, Sharing). If you do that, you won't notice the difference.

    Last, if you plan to buy a Rev. B, then forget all this non sense, and just buy it. :D

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