On the Serato side: shit got blacker

Reloop Elite

I know it’s been awhile since I posted DJ gear info, but my eyes were mesmerized by the design of Reloop’s Elite Serato based advanced, or should we say smart, turntable system that looks like it was designed by Skittles, the candy people…  The two turntables and the mixer clock in at under $3K, which is still pretty damn EXPEN$IVE, but the features on this system will have your eyes rolling back:

THE RELOOP ELITE MIXER ($1300):

  • Professional DVS Performance Mixer for Serato DJ Pro
  • Developed in close collaboration with renowned international turntable artists
  • Control up to 12 performance modes per deck
  • 3x mini Innofader Pro (latest generation) on-board, featuring twice the resolution and innovative non-contact technology, allowing for ultra precise cuts and smooth operation
  • 2 high-contrast OLED displays showing real-time information of effects, BPM, beat divisions and setup menu
  • Colour-coded Tweak FX: Stand-alone effects with bipolar control
  • Toggle between Filter, Crush, Flanger, White Noise and user mode via the mode button with RGB indication
  • DUAL 10 In/Out USB 2.0 audio interface with superb sound quality in 24-bit
  • Two independent effect units for controlling Serato DJ Pro FX
  • 3 assignable effect slots: Each with dedicated activation buttons
  • Dedicated and flexible effect controls for each channel
  • Mini-fader for FX Level/Depth control
  • 2 FX activation modes: Either hold or toggle on/off
  • Combines a performance-oriented layout with powerful features
  • 16 Large, velocity sensitive RGB performance pads
  • 4 mode buttons, three layers with 12 performance modes (Hot Cue, Loop Roll, Slicer, Sampler, Pitch Play, Saved Loop, Slicer Loop, Saved Flips, Platter Play, Transport, 2 user modes) and dual layer parameter buttons per side
  • Performance pad modes can be controlled independently on each deck
  • Enhanced performance with RP-8000 MK2 turntables: For the first time, pad modes can be controlled individually on each device simultaneously
  • Customisable fader curves and reverse function (hamster switch)
  • Digital adjustment of cut in/out points in the setup menu
  • Dedicated loop section with push encoder, loop length LED bar & manual loop control
  • Ergonomically designed browse section for efficient one-handed use
  • Convenient cue fader system with dedicated controls for volume and mix
  • Easily switch between 2 computers using the Focus PC controls
  • Extensive USB routing capabilities: Sampler and AUX channel can be individually routed through the Serato FX units (send/return)
  • 3-band isolator EQ with full kill characteristic
  • Smart Link USB ports: Auto RP-8000 MK2 deck recognition
  • Can also be used as an active USB hub for external devices
  • Mic/line input with 2-band EQ, independent echo effect and on/off talkover switch
  • 2 headphone outputs via 6.3/3.5 mm stereo jack
  • Booth ouput in stereo or mono
  • MIDI-compatible control elements
  • High retention USB ports
  • Rock-solid construction in a durable metal design
  • High-quality and hard-wearing deep black, metallic finish
  • Kesington Lock to secure the device
  • Incl. full version of Serato DJ Pro with DVS support and 2x Serato Control Vinyls with NoiseMap™ technology and 90 days BPM Supreme Premium membership with a value of 60 $

Technical data

  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Inputs: 2x phono RCA, 2x line RCA, AUX RCA, mic/line TRS, 2x Smart – Link USB ports (type A), 2x USB ports (type B)
  • Outputs: Master XLR (balanced), master RCA (unbalanced), booth TRS (balanced), rec RCA (unbalanced), headphones 6.3/3.5 mm jack
  • EQ range at 70 Hz, 1 kHz, 13 kHz: -∞ dB (total kill)/+9 dB
  • EQ range Mic at 100 Hz, 10 kHz: -12 dB/+12 dB
  • Dimensions: 290 (w) x 414 (d) x 107.5 (h) mm (potentiometers: 18.5 mm)
  • Weight: 6 kg
  • Accessories included: Full version of Serato DJ Pro with DVS Expansion Pack, 2x Serato Control Vinyls with NoiseMap™ technology, USB cable, power cord, operating instructions and 90 days BPM Supreme Premium membership

The RELOOP RP-2000 MK2 TURNTABLE ($800 ea.):

  • The most advanced DJ turntable ever made, developed in close collaboration with renowned international turntable musicians
  • Designed for Serato DJ Pro: Control 7 new RGB colour-coded performance modes
  • Platter Play: In this mode, the performance pads can be used to control the speed of the platter to enable melodic and more musical live performances
  • Extra large, highly responsive performance pads with multi-colour LEDs
  • 22 scales are available with the option to create up to 9 custom scales
  • Pitch bending function via speed select buttons in Platter Play mode
  • Reworked control section: More streamlined multi-encoder and intuitive mode section
  • First of its kind: Independent pad modes (when used in conjunction with the ELITE mixer)
  • Rigid chassis construction with an even heavier design with additional reinforcements out of metal, rubber and moulding compound for high vibration damping and isolation
  • More powerful starting torque (adjustable from 2.8 – 4.5 kg/cm)
  • Fine-tuned motor control for further optimization of wow and flutter and rotation
  • Newly-developed, height-adjustable MK2 tone arm base (VTA)
  • Particularly lightweight and rigid satin aluminium material used for tone arm
  • Adjustable pitch scale for precise adjustments
  • Additional output: The turntable can be connected to two mixers at the same time and also allows easy switching from DVS to vinyl
  • Optional ground terminal offers additional protection in complex club & studio environments
  • Easily replaceable, freely rotatable LED needle light in new unibody aluminium design
  • High-quality and hard-wearing deep black, metallic finish
  • Quartz driven hybrid turntable instrument with upper-torque direct drive
  • Takes your DJ performances to a new level of creativity and musicality
  • MIDI compatible control section consists of multi-encoder, 8 large LED pads, three layers with 7 performance modes (cue, sampler, saved loops, pitch play, loop, loop roll, slicer) and 2 user modes

Digital LC display for pitch, BPM, scale, key, deck assignment and firmware settings

  • Seamlessly combines a powerful musical instrument and a world class professional DJ turntable
  • Adjustable stop time (0.2 – 6 sec.)
  • Precise motor control with 3 speeds (33 1/3, 45 & 78 RPM)
  • Precision manufactured, die cast aluminium turntable
  • Rubber inlays reduce vibrations and background noise
  • Statically balanced, universal S-shaped tone arm with hydraulic lift and anti-skating mechanism
  • Universal connection for pick-up systems (SME)
  • High-resolution pitch fader (0.02 % resolution)

– Pitch range +/-8 %, +/-16 %, +/-50 % (Ultra Pitch) Quartz lock

  • Reverse function: Switch for forward and reverse operation
  • Smart USB link for up to 4 turntables
  • Auto deck-assign feature when linked
  • Recessed connection cavity for easy installation in cases & seamless adjustment
  • Phono and line out (no grounding required)
  • Removable mains and RCA cables
  • Safety mains switch
  • Shock-absorbing feet insulate against vibrations
  • Incl. turntable, slipmat, LED needle light, counterweight, phono RCA cable with grounding, USB cable, power cord, operating instructions

Technical details

Turntable:

  • Type: direct-drive turntable
  • Drive: quartz driven upper-torque direct drive
  • Motor: 16-pole, 3-phase, brushless motor
  • Turntable speeds: 3 speeds, manual (33 1/3, 45, 78 RPM)
  • Starting torque: 2.8 – 4.5 kg/cm (adjustable)
  • Adjustable stop time (0.2 – 6 sec.)
  • Start-up time / change to RPM: < 0.2 sec
  • Wow and flutter: 0.01% WRMS*
  • S/N ratio: > 55 dB (DIN-B)
  • Brake system: electronic brake

Platter:

  • Material: die cast aluminium
  • Diameter: 332 mm
  • Weight: approx. 1.5 kg

Tone arm:

  • Type: universal, static balanced, S-shaped
  • Effective length: 230 mm
  • Overhang: 15 mm
  • Tracking error range: < 3°
  • VTA setting range: 0 – 6 mm
  • Usable weight of pick-ups: 3.5 ~ 8.5 g (incl. headshell 13 ~ 18 g)
  • Anti-skating range: 0 – 3 g
  • Effective tone arm mass: 30 g

Connections:

  • 1x PHONO/1x LINE out (gold-plated), 1x GND earth connection

General:

– Power supply: AC 115/230 V, 60/50 Hz (EU/US), AC 100 V, 50/60 Hz (JP)

  • Power consumption: 17 W

– Dimensions: 458 (w) x 354 (d) x 144,6 (h) mm

  • Weight: approx. 11.8 kg

Accessories included:

  • Turntable, slipmat, LED needle light, counterweight, phono RCA cable with grounding, USB cable, power cord, operating instructions

 

 

Special thanks to djworx.com for the info

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