While not held in as high regard as the likes of Gemini or Numark, Reloop has quietly carved a small niche in the market, offering something for the bedroom deejay and also an option for the more experienced deejay pro. This deck can be bought for around the one hundred and fifty pound mark and is a system I had the pleasure of using a while back for work.
What you get for the money is a stylish and minimal looking set up. The machine will allow you to stand it on flat surfaces thanks to thes steady foot holds, so the player will not slip as you mix. With a quick starting drive, you can be sure that the deck starts within seconds and you will be good to go. The variable pitch control on this model will allow you a range of fifteen percent which is pretty good, rivalling many Gemini models in the same price bracket. So why is this good? Well this gives more diversity when it comes to mixing and will allow you to make more inspired mixing choices. It is also helpful for beginners who might need that extra variation.
The machine allows you to play at a 33 and 45 rpm which is useful if you are a traditionalist. The features for pitch control and rpm are easily accessible on the side of the machine and are well positioned for access in the dark which I like. The stylus is smart and sturdy, though maybe the resting bay could be a little more secure and have a better locking mechanism. If you wish to transport the deck around, it is lightweight enough to carry by hand and the size of the deck is standard deck size.
Not much not to like here, the only other thing I would say is that the slipmat could be a bit more vibrant, but overall this is a good value bit of equipment with enough basic features to please the bedroom deejay. It can be bought online or from deejay stores.
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