M-Audio has announced that its X-Session Pro MIDI controller will now be shipping with Torq LE software, a streamlined version of the company’s popular Torq software for DJs. Torq LE lets users mix digital audio files – including MP3, AIFF, WAV, WMA, and AAC formats – that reside on their computer’s hard drive. It also provides easy access to these files through a quickly searchable database that can even interface with the user’s Apple iTunes library. Torq LE can also play songs directly from iPod music players, as well as record to an audio file for podcasting or CD burning. The configuration and features of Torq LE parallel both traditional DJ setups and the controls on the X-Session Pro hardware controller and has two virtual decks for cueing and mixing, complete with independent control of speed and pitch. It even includes an integrated 2-channel mixer with 3-band EQs, level controls, and three audio effects for each channel – all of which automatically map to the controls on the X-Session Pro.