Reloop Digital Jockey 3 Controller Review

Reloop Digital Jockey 3 Controller

Overview:  

Since the introduction of the highly successful Digital Jockey series, Reloop stands for digital tradition and consistent further development on the DJ controller market. With MISSION III, namely the Jockey 3, the Digital Jockey series will be newly defined.



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Written by on 01/12/10




Features & Specs


Features:

* PRO Traktor controller with 4 deck switching system incl. Traktor LE software - from the team that brought you the sucessful Digital Jockey series
* High-end 24 bit / 96 kHz audio interface with BurrBrown AD/DA converters and MIDI interface
* Master Edition: analog sources such as turntables or CD players can be connected directly and also mixed without a computer
* Full Metal Jockey: stable metal construction with bulletproof, 2mm top panel
* Altogether 90 freely assignable MIDI controllers (54 buttons, 6 faders, 13 push encoders, 15 control dials, 2 touch-sensitive jog wheels)
* Perfect control of all Traktor PRO features such as 8 cue points, smart loop-control, advanced effect control or track management
* Perfect beat synchronization thanks to approved Traktor engine incl. iTunes® integration
* Also usable with every other MIDI software, e.g. Virtual DJ
* Dual assignment of all elements due to shift layer
* 4 deck control with trigger switches, classic mixer-style
* MIDI turbo mode updates itself each millisecond for ultra fast transmission and status update
* New, ultra slim and even larger jog platters with vinyl grip
* High-resolution jog wheels with up to 4096 impulses per rotation
* Jog Drag: the jog wheel's drag can be adjusted according to one's performance preferences
* All faders, control dials and buttons are in full-size club quality
* Large, backlit, rubberized buttons with smooth-touch surface and optimized click point for fast triggering

Specifications:

* Digital Mixer Section: Stand alone mixing function: two analog phono/line inputs for the connection of turntables or CD players - mixing of media also possible without a computer
* Each channel can be assigned to either 2 MIDI decks (A/C, B/D) or an analog input via toggle switch
* Exchangeable premium crossfader with adjustable curve
* Two Alpha PRO longlife 70 mm linefaders
* 3-fold EQ control plus filter function & gain
* CUE buttons for monitoring and CUE mix via 25 mm MINI fader
* VU meter LED for level modulation
* Power status & MIDI LEDs for monitoring
* Player Section: 2 touch-sensitive (adjustable sensitivity), two-piece XXL jog wheels
* 4 jog modes: vinyl, CDJ, search & FX modulation
* Large transport section for PLAY, CUE, CUP and SYNC
* Two long, high-resolution 14 bit smooth-glide pitch faders for precise matching
* Two pitch bend buttons
* Designated control dials for filter and pan effects
* Extensive loop & sample section incl. 4 large CUE/LOOP trigger buttons on 2 banks
* Full effect control with 4 ample XL encoders and buttons for impulsive effect action
* Master Section: 1x master control dial
* Separately adjustable booth output for DJ monitor
* 1x phones-level control dial
* Large TRAX encoder for quick, comfortable music library browsing (with 2 lit load buttons)
* Connections: Two analog inputs with phono/line mode switch
* Adjustable 6.3 mm jack mic input with software/master-routing switching
* Two headphones connections via 6.3 mm & 3.5 mm jack
* Two master outputs (symmetrical jack and asymmetrical RCA output)
* One booth output for DJ monitor
* Master thru connection for loop-in of a second controller (DJ team) or other source
* Misc: Anti-theft device: slot for Kensington safety lock
* LED dimming controller for brightness adjustment
* Shift-lock feature
* CUE master thru function
* Flexible input routing: all inputs can either be routed to software or master output
* System Requirements PC: Windows XP (most recent SP, 32 bit), Win7 (most recent SP, 32 bit/64 bit)
* Pentium IV / Intel Core 2, 1.8 GHz
* 2 GB RAM
* CD ROM/DVD drive
* System Requirements MAC: OS X 10.5 or higher
* Intel Core Duo family (only Intel Macs), 1.66 GHz
* 2 GB MB RAM
* CD ROM/DVD drive
* Dimensions: 420 x 42 x 300 mm (w/h/d)
* Weight: 4.5 kg
* Incl. Native Instruments Traktor LE DJ software (Traktor ready certified), low latency ASIO/CORE drivers for PC & MAC, mains adapter and USB cord




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