NAMM 2015: Reloop RP-8000 Straight & RMX-60 Digital [Video] - DJBooth

NAMM 2015: Reloop RP-8000 Straight & RMX-60 Digital [Video]

Reloop has just dropped a BOMB for vinyl DJ's by announcing its new Reloop RP-8000 Straight turntable with a straight tonearm that is great for scratching. Reloop has also announced a new RMX-60 Digital mixer for NAMM 2015. These two products were announced by a quick surprise video from Reloop with turntablist DJ Fong Fong going to work on the new RP-8000 Straight turntables and the RMX-60 Digital four-channel mixer. Check out the video and our thoughts after the jump.
Author:
Publish date:
rp8000straight.jpg

Reloop has just dropped a BOMB for vinyl DJ's by announcing its new Reloop RP-8000 Straight turntable with a straight tonearm that is great for scratching. Reloop has also announced a new RMX-60 Digital mixer for NAMM 2015. These two products were announced by a quick surprise video from Reloop with turntablist DJ Fong Fong going to work on the new RP-8000 Straight turntables and the RMX-60 Digital four-channel mixer.

We recently reviewed the original curve-tonearm

Reloop RP-8000 Turntables

and we loved the hybrid features with MIDI controls right there on the surface of the turntable. It has that strong SUPER-OEM Hanpin motor and it was solid and sturdy all around. The new Reloop RP-8000 Straight will change the curved tonearm in favor of the straight tonearm that some DJ's prefer. Personally, it never matters to me one way or the other as long as your cartridges are aligned and balanced, but at least Reloop saw the need that some DJ's had for this request and went to work on delivering it to the masses.

The other product featured in this video fro NAMM 2015 is the new RMX-60 Digital four channel mixer. There's no press release just yet, so I don't have much information other than the stock fader is scratch-worthy and user replaceable, it has an effects section, separate filters for each channel, three band EQ, and looks to be the same size and shape of the standard club Pioneer DJM mixers. We'll update you on more information as it becomes available so stay tuned!

Are you interested in these straight tonearm versions of the RP-8000's? Will this finally make you bite the bullet and make the purchase? Let us know in the comments section below.

Buy Pro Audio gear at the lowest price on Reverb.com

Related

relooprmx22irmx33i.jpg

Reloop RMX-22i & RMX-33i Mixers [Video]

Reloop has just announced two new DJ Mixers that show a lot of promise and versatility in their makeup and functionality. The new Reloop RMX-22i and RMX-33i are two-channel and three-channel mixers respectively, and they are both packed with great features such as Four Sound Color Effects and the new split inputs and supplied splitter cable that allows smartphone and tablet DJ's to easily connect and control the mix.

relooprp8000top.png

Reloop RP-8000 Professional MIDI Turntable Unboxing & First Impressions [Video]

The recently released Reloop RP-8000 Professional MIDI DJ turntables sport some of the familiar Super-OEM turntable DNA including the same high-torque motor and tonearm that is found on the Stanton ST-150, Reloop RP-6000, AT-LP1240, etc. The RP-8000 also has an additional digital Pitch LED display, eight rubberized MIDI pads, four MIDI layer buttons, and an over-sized encoder knob which can all be mapped to any MIDI compatible DJ software out on the market today. The main difference with these new Reloop turntables is that they have a familiar "Technics" turntable look and layout with a brushed aluminum top plate, recessed aluminum pitch sliders, and the familiar aluminum start-stop buttons found on the corners. The Pitch range of these turntables can be switched from +/- 8%, +/- 16% and +/- 50% and there are also start and stop adjustment knobs to control the speed that the platter starts and stops the track.

relooprp2000.jpg

Entry-Level Reloop RP-2000USB Turntable [Video]

As turntables and vinyl seem to be hitting a new strides with newfound success in the DJ and consumer markets; the manufacturers who create these turntables are giving users options for all budgets and performance levels. Reloop has introduced a new video to accompany their new Direct Drive Entry level turntables with USB connectivity (for transferring a vinyl music library to the computer) called the RP-2000USB. These aren't the powerhouse Super-OEM RP-6000/7000/8000, but they cost less than half of those models and they can still get the DJ-job done at a lower cost.

relooprmx22irmx33i.jpg

Connecting Tablet/Smartphone: Reloop RMX-22i & RMX-33i Mixers [Video]

Reloop has released a new video showing their new Reloop RMX-22i & RMX-33i Mixers easily connecting to Tablet and Smartphone devices via their new split inputs and supplied splitter cable that allows smartphone and tablet DJ's to easily connect and control the mix. Check out the quick how-to video after the jump.

reloopinnofader.jpg

Reloop RMX Innofader Installation [Video]

The Reloop RMX mixers are built tough and they have great features such as on-board FX and different inputs and outputs for all DJ styles. They also have removable crossfaders which can easily be replaced for the more "scratch-worthy" Reloop Mini Innofader. We've already done two in-depth video installations of the full sized Innofader PNP and the Mini-Innofader PNP last year, but Reloop has just released a quick video showing others how simple it is to make the switch. Check out the video and links for the RMX Innofader after the jump.

relooprp8000top.png

Reloop Releases RP-8000 Turntable Tutorial [Video]

The new Reloop RP-8000 Professional Hybrid MIDI DJ turntables sport some of the familiar Super-OEM turntable DNA including the same high-torque motor and tonearm with the additional features such as the digital Pitch LED display, eight rubberized MIDI pads, four MIDI layer buttons, and an over-sized encoder knob which can all be mapped to any MIDI compatible DJ software out on the market today. Reloop has just released a new three-part Tutorial Video Series to show the main features of the RP-8000.