SCHAACK Quad 2.01 | Size 2.99 MB
While other Digital Vinyl Systems (DVS) enslave the DJ by forcing him to buy and to use specific hardware, Quad lets you choose your favourite soundcard - in fact any ASIO soundcard will do, as long as it's ASIO compatible and offers enough outputs and inputs for your needs (typically a soundcard with 4 mono inputs and 4 mono outputs is good for 2 decks).
Quad even goes a step further by eliminating the need for Phono Inputs on the soundcard, letting you connect your turntables directly to Line Inputs instead of Phono Inputs on the soundcard thanks to its integrated software RIAA Phono preamplification.
Quad is currently (as far as we are aware) the only scratch system to deliver real 3-deck and even 4-deck support. So, when 2 is not enough, just add another!
Loop Samplers, X-Filters, SVF Filters, Equalizers, Flanger, Phaser, Echo, Delay, Reverb... You name it, Quad has it. While offering all the crucial FX needed to elevate your mix to new highs, Quad also gives you full MIDI control over nearly all parameters, so you're always in total control of your mix even if you don't own an external mixer.
Quad V2 has been completely rewritten nearly from scratch, and offers a new fully resizable and customizable GUI, an improved Browser, MIDI controller feedback for endless rotary MIDI controllers and motorized Fader controllers. Quad2 is compatible with Windows XP, Windows VISTA, Mac OS X.
Compatible with any ASIO soundcard
Software RIAA Phono preamplification allows connecting turntables directly to Line Inputs on the soundcard
Nearly every parameter is MIDI controllable
Totally configurable audio routing
Easy MIDI Learn
MIDI feedback for endless rotary MIDI controllers or motorized fader MIDI controllers
Resizable and completely user-configurable GUI: Channels may be shown/hidden, EQ/Filter/asf. may be shown/hidden
Compatible with nearly all MIDI Controllers on the market (accepts CC & Note On/Off MIDI messages)
Application downloadable for free (see below)
1-4 decks may be used to control 1-4 tracks (MP3s/WAVs)
Custom Vinyl Tracking algorithm provides a near-analog scratch-experience (even when scratching at extremely low speed)
Perfect tempo-synchronization of up to 4 tracks using SYNC
Powerful 1-deck support (one single turntable may be used to mix up to 4 tracks)
External MIDI Clock may be used as tempo sync source to sync Quad with drum machines or sequencers
Virtual Zero Lock Range makes pitch 0 really 0 and virtually eliminates the "resting point" at pitch 0 on old turntables
Recording the mix as .WAV (16 or 32 Bit) during mixing is possible
Keyboard shortcuts allow using Quad without touching the mouse
Preview Player for fast prelistening of tracks on Headphones
Advanced sound processing:
Fresh sounding filters (X-Filter, SVF)
3-band Equalizers with parametric mids from 100Hz to 10kHz
Tempo-matched FX (Flanger,Phaser,Echo,Delay,LFO Filter,...)
Tempo-matched Loop Samplers
Any audio material (real Vinyl/CD's/Mic/...) may be routed from the soundcard's inputs into Quad for mixing and FX-processing
Crossfader with 3 curves
Look-ahead limiters on each ASIO output avoid audible audio distortions when signal becomes too hot
Windows (XP / VISTA)
Pentium4 1.5GHz 512MB RAM or better advised
ASIO soundcard or ASIO4ALL required