It seems a little odd to refer to a vinyl turntable as an innovation, but with the RP-8000 Reloop has endeavoured to bridge the gap between the old and new worlds of DJing in a manner so brilliantly simplistic that we’re surprised nobody has done it before.
To be fair, Novation pioneered the idea of adding MIDI controls to a turntable a few years back with their excellent Dicers. Still, given the sad demise of the Technics SL-1200s several years ago, it’s pleasing to see a company still investing in turntables and updating the classic vinyl player for the modern age.
By adding a strip of MIDI controls alongside the platter, the RP-8000 offers DJs the ability to dabble in digital sampling, looping and audio manipulation whilst still enjoying the satisfying feeling of mixing with a pair of vinyl records playing on a sturdy, well-built turntable. Here’s hoping the idea takes off.
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