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
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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.