Reloop Neon: Dedicated Effects Management for Serato DJ

Controllers that compliment DJ software have usually been on the Traktor side of DJing for the past couple of years. However, with the latest developments with Serato DJ, more and more controllers are now coming to forward to take advantage of all the features that Serato DJ has to offer. Reloop has announced the Reloop Neon today which is a controller that houses 8-RGB, touch-sensitive pads to take full advantage of all the effects Serato DJ has to offer. Read more inside on how this dedicated Serato SP-6 sampler controller compliments the software and everything else it has to offer.

Total Effects Control

The Reloop Neon is one of the first Serato controllers for the new software that is dedicated to effects management. The Neon is small enough to sit on the table with other equipment and is an official Serato accessory, giving the controller plug-and-play compatibility right out of the box. The main central focus of the controller is on the 8 touch-sensitive RGB performance drum pads which are ultra-low-latency with after touch. The pads support 8 performance modes: Sampler, Pad FX, Slicer, Looped Slicer, Cue, Hot Flip, Hot Loops, and Manual Loop. (4-deck control is available for the Slicer, Cue, and Loop.)

The Reloop Neon is the first dedicated effects controller for Serato DJ.
“The Reloop Neon brings the effect management that has mostly been seen in Traktor and rarely Serato.”

The RGB pads offer visual feedback in each mode to keep the DJ informed about what’s going on in the software. Along the top of the Neon are two endless push encoders for track navigation, volume control, and loop editing. The controller also allows the DJ access to censor, slip, and sync functions for all decks. The Neon also supports the popular new Flip mode in Serato DJ by allowing the DJ to create individual edits from a song and trigger those sequences as Hot Flips. Below are some of the main effect controls the Neon offers.

Sampler:

  • 5 different trigger variants per sample slot.
  • Access to all 6  sample slots in the 4 banks.
  • Dedicated sample volume control. (Master + Slot)

Pad FX:

  • Direct access to 6 selectable iZotope FX in Pad FX mode.

Slicer/Looped Slicer:

  • Slicer performance modes for slicing of your tracks.

Cue/Cue Roll:

  • 8 color coded cue points per deck which can be triggered as roll.

Loop/Manual Loop:

  • Quick access to more than 8 storable loops and manual loop control.
The Reloop Neon is a low profile Serato DJ controller for full effects control.
“The Reloop Neon is extremely low profile and can save even more space when placed on the Modular Stand.”

Is the Neon a must for Serato DJ?

The Neon is the one of the best solutions to effects management in the new version of Serato. The Neon has an internal/relative mode for DVS users and also is USB bus-powered. Two Neons can be connect via a smart link function for total control over both decks which also saves a USB port for other controllers. The effects management that the Neon provides for Serato DJ is amazing however some DJs aren’t ready to switch over to Serato just quite yet which is why it should be noted that the Neon is a full MIDI device. Reloop also offers a stand that fits the device allowing it to sit right over other equipment in a setup.

The Neon is seems to be a comprehensive add-on for any Serato DJ setup, and is scheduled for release in October of this year and will be approximately 129 € or $149 USD.

Do you think the price is worth the investment for a dedicated effects controller? Is the functionality of the Reloop Neon something you look for in controllers?

  • DJ Looneytunes

    Does it work with Scratch Live as well?

  • dj_gumdrop

    Being an avid Traktor user, it has been an ordeal to switch over to Serato for certain reasons. Mostly for the hardware owned. I currently own a Midi Fighter Spectra, and curious if it would be difficult to set up similar to the reloop neon. Has anyone tried to configure something similar to this? Interested to know. Thanks and Respect

  • gigglekey

    Does it do standard midi? This would be really nice to use with Traktor…

  • Jude Deweese

    does the reloop neon work with dj tech if mixer

  • djcodee

    I think I want one. I’m waiting on a RGB version of the DJsp1 to come out. But in the mean time this may help me move to Serato DJ. I still cant move over for live gigs until they fix the HID mode for CDJ2000’s, but I would like to be ready to switch once they fix that.

  • Patch

    Stand looks great. i sure hope it’s priced reasonably, though.

    • Danny Valentino

      it’s $149 US, and 129 Euro. Very good pricing I think. Especially when you consider that this is the most comprehensive controller of the Serato Sample engine and Reloop makes quality stuff.

  • Prof_Strangeman

    I just like the stand. Looks like it’ll hold an RMX-1000 well!

  • djpeedot

    “The Neon is the one of the best solutions to effects management in the new version of Serato”

    ummmmmm…. this controller is only mapped for 5 pad fx. and isn’t mapped to any of the effect controls like the akai or pioneer controller. i would have to completely disagree. this is probably the WORST officially licensed Serato DJ add on controller for effects. for handling cues, loops, samples, slicing, Serato Flip on the other hand….this controller looks very promising.

    • Malk

      The NEON can control all 6 Serato FX Slots when in Pad FX Mode. The top 3 pads will control FX 1-3 for FX unit 1 and the bottom 3 will control FX 1-3 for FX unit 2.

      Hitting a pad will momentary enable an FX and pressure applied after will control the FX’s depth or FX’s parameter depending on whether it’s in single of multi FX’s mode.