The newest entry in the turntable world has arrived from Reloop, the RP-8000 with integrated cue point / loop / roll controls built into the body of the table. DJTT has just recently received our review unit (expect a comparison review versus other tables in the new year), and we were stoked to see that the prolific DJ Angelo put together a routine video for the launch:
It’s a bit too bold to say that Reloop’s new turntable is poised to create a revolution and bring turntables back to DJ booths where they’ve gone missing. What will be interesting will be how the existing turntablism community reacts – if the build quality and performance is good enough that turntablists will consider the RP-8000 to have the potential to become a new standard.
Learn more about the RP-8000 from Reloop in the original announcement post here.
Related: Guide To Buying Secondhand Technics 1200s
Just curious if anyone from DJTT or the community has plans to make a Traktor mapping for RP-8000’s?? Perhaps something that compliments the Kontrol Z2?? I could see that being a pretty awesome combo in the right hands!! Thoughts @DjTechTools??
Whats the difference between just adding some dicers to any table for $99
rp-8000 vs tech 1210 comparison vidio – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPSvzgsB7UM
i’m all for vinyl performance video but I would have much rather seen something that showcases the midi capabilities of these turntables. I would love to see what someone like DJ Shiftee can do
Awesome performance! I love this song… anyone know the name? I see these turntables have up to 4 times the torq of tech1200s! Love the internal grounding and MIDI capability. Will have to see if price is reasonable…
Here they have a teaser about the price:
“So what’s the price now that the units are finally headed to retailers? We’ve heard from Reloop that the turntables will be about £1000 for a pair in the UK – but a bit higher in the US, we’ve spotted street prices around $799.”
This store seems to have it for presale or something…
The song is the Featurecast remix of Public Enemy’s Harder Than You Think
You can find it here: https://soundcloud.com/featurecast/public-enemy-harder-than-you
Would love to hear some comments from people that have used these and Technics and how they compare.
Having used Tech-12s religiously for several years (had to sell them to make rent a few years back, sad but all too common story ha!) I can say that these feel very very very similar. It’s the first time I’ve used decks other than 1200s that felt *proper*. Might finally be time to bust out the vinyls again…