A digital LCD shows information regarding pitch, BPM, deck assignment, scales and notes, elapsed/ remaining time of current track, and firmware settings. A highly beneficial feature allows one to match track BPMs without looking at a computer screen. The 8 large RGB pads can control over 7 different performance modes (Cue, Sampler, Saved Loops, Pitch Play, Loop, Loop Roll, Slicer), as well as 2 user modes, which can be custom assigned with individual preferred functions. Additionally, the multi-encoder allows for track browsing direct from the deck itself and can instantly load to the respective deck. What’s more, the RP-8000 MK2 is MIDI compatible and can communicate with most MIDI controllable DJ software, thereby negating the need for an additional controller for performance modes.
Platter Play mode controls the platter’s pitch via the performance pads, opening new possibilities for musical live performances and turning the RP-8000 MK2 into a legitimate musical instrument. A total of 22 scales and 34 notes are available with an option to create up to 9 user-defined scales. The two speed select buttons can be used for pitch bending in Platter Play mode and to respectively increase or decrease the audio material’s pitch in steps of one half-tone. Furthermore, the platter’s speed can also be controlled via an external MIDI keyboard.
An updated statically balanced S-shaped tone arm with hydraulic lift and anti-skating mechanism was developed, while the base provides improved stability and adjustable height/vertical tracking angle (VTA). The housing is made from a combination of metal, rubber, and synthetic materials, creating a heavy and reinforced enclosure that results in vibration resistant performance, especially in heavy bass environments. Additionally, the shock-absorbing feet help to further improve this isolation. The surface is coated with a scratch-resistant high-quality deep black metallic finish. The Reloop RP-8000 MK2 ships with a slipmat, counterweight, phono cable, USB cable, and a power cord.