The X-Session Pro combines the standard controls of a two-channel DJ mixer with the transport and pitch controls of a turntable or DJ CD player, enabling users to control DJ and performance applications from a single interface. The mixer controls allow users to perform smooth crossfades as well as adjust level, cueing, and EQ, while the integrated transport and pitch controls allow starting, stopping and beat-matching digital files within programs like Ableton Live, Traktor DJ Studio and other DJ/performance applications.
Additionally, the X-Session Pro can be used with any software that supports MIDI Learn. The unit is a standard class-compliant MIDI device under Mac OS X and Windows XP*, enabling it to interface directly with soft synths and DAWs capable of MIDI Learn—including Pro Tools M-Powered™. The X-Session Pro connects to a Mac or PC via USB 1.1 and is completely bus-powered for portability and ease of use.
“A mouse and keyboard do not provide the most fluid or musical interface for live performance, and that’s why we’ve developed the X-Session Pro,” says Adam Castillo, marketing director for M-Audio. “The unit is designed for both established digital DJs and those just coming over to computer-based performance. The X-Session Pro presents users with a familiar layout and design, making it a snap for anyone to get up and running with it.”
The X-Session Pro is currently shipping with an MSRP of $129.95.
*Driver installation required for multi-client operation.
M-Audio, a part of Avid Technology, Inc., is a leading provider of creative tools for today’s electronic musicians and audio professionals. Founded in 1988, M-Audio now has independent offices in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France and Japan, as well as independent distribution in most of the rest of the world. M-Audio’s ability to parlay advanced technology into affordable products has led the company to win some of the international audio community’s highest praise and awards. M-Audio’s mission of “Redefining the Studio” delivers new levels of control, virtualization and mobility that transform the way computer-centric musicians compose, perform and live their creative lives. In addition to manufacturing its own product lines like the popular Delta™ audio cards, Studiophile™ reference monitors and USB MIDI controllers, M-Audio also wholly owns Evolution Electronics, LTD., and distributes other best-of-class products such as Ableton Live, GForce virtual vintage instruments, iZotope processing solutions, Way Out Ware TimewARP, and Wizoo virtual instruments. In 2002, the company successfully launched a product line that brings professional-quality audio to the consumer electronics market.