So whilst digging through my mountain of DJ gear I came across a fully boxed (as new) Torq conectiv DVS kit that i purchased back around 2008.
Torq was killed around the Avid/InMusic acquisition which left me a little sad as Torq 2.0 was amazing. It had features only just seen in software now and some yet to be seen. I never got the Torq 2.0 update as it was paid for and felt it should have been a free upgrade (or a minimal fee).
Once InMusic acquired it, it gave me hope. I thought we could see it released under a different name and as compatibility was added with the Numark controllers, I joped for use with DS1/NV/NS7/NS6/MixTrack, I also hoped for a rebrand but it never happened. That’s a shame as you own it… It’s yours… It’s amazingly good.
So… what if you did what Pioneer has done and launched a fully fledged DJ software to compliment the Prime series or even the MCX8000?
You guys are aware that the “Air” team worked on Torq? These guys are pumping out Engine Prime too. What if these two software solutions joined forces?
Engine Prime DJ.
The Air development team could look at re-skinning Torq DJ into the familiar Engine Prime green and adding the Engine look. Maybe merge the code so we have a one-srop solution for DJs?
It’s almost criminal there is a fully working DJ software under your control yet sat doing nothing.
Maybe look at open sourcing Torq? Or just going free-to-download? It would get the life into an old Torq box but would also be included as an optional download for the Denon DS-1 DVS box, even if it’s unofficial .
Please explore Torq, your very own in-house DJ software. Why waste a good thing? Your own team developed it and could easily help Denon play on a level playing field with the other, more established DJ software vendors.
Any thought about Engine Prime becoming Engine Prime DJ at any point? Torq is wasted and feel the Air team could make something great as the codebase already exists. Or maybe rebrand to Torq Prime and give it away to all Denon controllers? Or just use colours to denote the brand? Engine Prime with a green look for Denon but a red look for Torq (Numark Edition) and give it away with all your other controllers within InMusic?
I’m just thinking out aloud here but wanted to start a discussion on a ready-to-go software solution that they have total control over.