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 Post subject: Reloop Digital Jockey (Interface Edition) Review PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:52 pm 
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Hello,

i am the happy owner of the Reloop Digital Jockey (Interface Edition), a dj midi controller with build-in USB soundcard. For the people interested, here a quick review after having owned it for about 1 week.

Build quality is good to excellent. The jogwheels, gain and volume rotaries, pushbuttons, and crossfader really feel smooth and sturdy. The casing is also good, with aluminium parts it feels strong and not plastic. The entire unit is a littlebit larger than my Acer Travelmate 15.4" laptop.

The controller has a lot of buttons, sliders and rotaries. There are 20 encoders/rotaries, of which 15 can be pushed down. Furthermore there are 42 regular buttons. Of course then there are the pitch-, line- and cross-faders, and the 2 jogwheels.

The line-faders, pitchfaders, endless encoders and EQ-rotaries also feel ok, but sometimes have a little movement. This is mainly because the EQ's and endless-encoders also act as pushbuttons, ie they can be pressed down like buttons.

All in all the quality feels very good for the price-range of 350-400 euros.

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On the back there are a stereo cinch output and a stereo cinch input. On the front there are a stereo jack monitor output and a mic input. The backside furthermore has a phono/line-switch for the stereo-input, with a earthing-connection for turntables, a channel a/b midi-switch, an usb-connector and a power-input and -switch. The unit runs from USB only, but can also be powered from the included power-adapter. On the side there is a kensington-lock connection.

On the front there are 4 more small rotaries, mic input level, mic tone, monitor tone and monitor level. 2 of these act as midi controllers.

With all these buttons and encoders you can control a huge amount of options, but it never feels crowded or small. Especially the fact that you can press down encoders and turn them gives a lot of powerfull options. When using f.e. Bome's MIDI Translator you can controll a seperate parameter when pressing down a controller and turning it, compared to normally turning it. There are also 2 shift-buttons that change all the controller-assignments to different note on/offs and CC's when pressed down. This means that you can basically control over 200 parameters from this unit without breaking into all too much sweat :)
One very nice thing is that the pitch-faders send out 14bits MIDI data, which means that it gives a much higher resolution,and thus smaller pitch-change steps, if your favorite DJ software supports this.

The build-in 16bits/44.1KHz USB soundcard is sounding very OK and loud enough.(here is a basic rightmark loopback test: http://www.expansions.nl/filez/%5BMME%5 ... M%20Au.htm). The inputs also work ok, although they seem to have been set at -9dB, which cannot be changed. There doesn't seem to be any hardware-gains, so all control over output and input loudness is software-only. The unit is shipped with ASIO drivers which work fine on my system.

The Reloop Digital Jockey is shipped with 2 dj software packages: Reloop Attack and NI's Traktor 3 LE. Attack doesn't really work for me, as it doesn't fit entirely on my 1280x800 laptop screen, and the jogwheels are also set way to sensitive to be usefull for pitchbending, and this behaviour cannot be changed in the software. Traktor 3 LE works very nice right out of the box, the behaviour of the jogwheels when pitchbending, cue'ing and scratching is very nice if you're used to vinyl like i am. Traktor 3 LE is a 2deck "light" version of Traktor 3, and doesn't enable custom MIDI mapping. The Traktor 3 LE mapping that is provided with the software does also work with Traktor 3 full version, and in this version you can use 4 decks and make your own controller-mappings.

With the line/phono input switch you could theoretically connect a turntable with timecode-vinyl and use this to control a third deck while you use the midi-controls to control the first 2 decks. I didn't test this but i wouldn't know why it wouldn't work.

If you would like to use the Reloop only for midi controlling and use a regular dj-mixer for volume and EQ control you could also use the stereo monitor output on the front as a second stereo output.

All in all i really like this controller. With certain encoders the build quality could have been a littlebit better, but for the money it really gives a lot of value. Lot's of MIDI control and a good quality build-in soundcard (there is also an regular non-interface edition version without a soundcard that is 50 euro's cheaper), combined with a laptop give you a very compact and powerfull setup. Definately recommended!

BTW, i am currently building some very cool MIDI mappings for Traktor 3 Fullversion with Bome's MIDI Translator that are inspired by the amazing VCI-100 DJ Techtools Ean Golden special edition mappings (like controlling a low- and high-pass from one rotary encoder, engaging effect-freeze automatically when turning a rotary entirely to the right, and automatically disabling the effect when turning the rotary to the right, controlling filters and effects when pressing down a EQ-rotary and turning it, etc.). I will post .tks and MT files here when they are done.

Olaf


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 Post subject: Re: Reloop Digital Jockey (Interface Edition) Review PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:14 pm 
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I`m really thinking about buying this product but i have a question...maybe some questions actually)
whats the diference about the interface version and the other one?
i have readed all your post but i want to know like what for am i paying €50 + to this soundcard
i mean, what do i actually get... what is really better on it?
and what do i have to buy if i want to buy it? i mean what extras? ad what should be the best computer?!
i`m sorry that i cant speak so good english but i would be really happy if you answear it to me...
thanks Rafael


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 Post subject: Re: Reloop Digital Jockey (Interface Edition) Review PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:06 am 
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