Thursday, January 19, 2012
Reloop Terminal 4 Mix [ Coming Soon ] April 2012
Reloop Terminal 4 Mix [ Coming Soon ] April 2012
Slightly teased earlier this week with a cup on a button icon image, Reloop have decided to shoot their NAMM load a little early by unveiling their new Terminal MIX 4 controller. Looks like the Jockey 3 went to a full 4 channels.
Reloop certainly have a house style, and the Black and Red theme continues through to the Terminal Mix 4 too, almost venturing into Numark NS6/7 image territory. And if it's anything like the Jockey 3, it'll be equally well built too.
So to get the obvious comparisons out of the way - Terminal Mix 4 is an obvious competitor to Vestax's just released VCI-400. It's a big meaty 4 channel lump with a very similar layout and comes complete with Serato DJ Intro and Virtual DJ LE. Unlike the VCI however, it appears to be geared towards the supplied software rather than the agnostic approach to try and fit all software packages. That said, it does come with a Traktor Pro 2 map so that's the big 3 covered.
Anyway, here's the word from Reloop HQ:
RELOOP TERMINAL MIX 4
4-Deck performance controller for Serato with integrated interface
Reloop is proud to present it's first digital mixing controller designed especially for Serato: Terminal Mix 4.
By introducing the Terminal Mix 4, Reloop have broken new ground once again with this fully integrated 4-channel mixer* offering a wealth of features, including 3-fold EQ with intelligent kill technique* and filter modulation capabilities per channel. Any of the 4 channels can be easily assigned to the crossfader via the controls on the front panel, where you will also be able to adjust the curve of the crossfader.
In addition to the popular Trax Encoder, the master section is now equipped with four convenient management buttons which allow direct access to playlists, crates, or further layout views without the need to touch your laptop. This means a desired track can be located and loaded instantly into any deck via the designated load buttons – a fader start* function can also be activated if desired.
As a further highlight, Reloop have developed brand new ultra-flat aluminium jog platters which, at an impressive XXL diameter of 15.5cm, have also been enhanced by a non-slip vinyl-grip coating for even more control over your tracks. With a total of 3 modes (Pitch Bend / Vinyl / Quick Search) it's possible to easily switch between pitch correcting, scratching, or browsing through tracks on the fly.
Trigger Action Deluxe: The entire transport section is fully equipped with rubberised buttons, which offer a comfortable pressure point whilst also being extremely durable.
The performance section* features an extensive 8 button layout which can be utilised over 2 separate layers for true versatility. On the first layer, 4 hot cues can be fired off and 4 sample decks can be triggered simultaneously. Depending on the software used, other creative possibilities are available, for example the option of accessing hot cues / samples 5-8 on the second layer – or with future software updates, this section can be enhanced even further with brand new performance modes (Cut 'n' Slice) for live remixing.
The extensive FX section is equipped with 4 buttons, 3 rotary knobs, and 1 endless encoder to provide even more creative possibilities in the mix. The smart loop section also features 4 independent controls allowing users to quickly set beat-precise loops, adjust the size of the loops, and even move the loops whilst in a live situation.
Reloop also listened to the requests of many DJs, and for the first time have integrated a 14 bit pitch fader with 100mm increments, allowing for ultra-precise mixing and blending.
Power House Interface: The audio section offers a vast array of connecting possibilities for your master PA (including balanced output jacks), a zone function, and a DJ booth system. Also very practical are the 2 headphones connections (6.3 mm & 3.5 mm), which can be adjusted with a 1- band equalizer. A microphone connection with a 1-fold EQ for MCs, hosts, or singers has also been integrated and can be adjusted via a flexible routing switching system. Furthermore, it's possible to connect a turntable, CD/MP3 player, or iPhone/iPod to the Aux input which can routed to the master or even software!
Terminal Mix comes 'plug and play' ready with Serato DJ Intro and a Virtual DJ 4-Deck LE (Reloop edition). Traktor Pro 2 mappings are also available.
Check in at Terminal Mix 4.
*Some features are only available with a software Pro version.
4-Deck SERATO DJ Performance controller
Integrated 4 channel USB audio interface
Plug and play: Connect your computer and mix your MP3s
Designed for world's leading mixing software developer SERATO
Large Transport section with all-new smooth touch rubber buttons
Newly developed ultra-flat XXL Jog Platters with Vinyl-grip surface
Ergonomically arranged mixer/CD player design for quick and easy access
4-Channel Club Mixer design with dedicated Filter knobs and Fader start
Cross fader curve & assign switches on the front
Large 14-bit 100mm Pitch fader with Range and Keylock functions
Mouse-less Playlist Management Control
Versatile controls for Effects, Smart Looping, Hot Cues and Sampler
Performance Section prepared for individual live remixing updates (Cut & Slice)
Stereo RCA input (with phono pre-amp) for hooking up a CD player or turntable with flexible routing control (into the Software or to the Master)
6.3 mm microphone input jack with volume and equalizer control
Power House Interface: Boost your PA with balanced 6,3mm jack outputs or unbalanced
Stereo RCA outputs
Stereo RCA Booth outputs for extra DJ monitors
2 headphone connections: 3.5 mm & 6.3 mm stereo for which ever plug is convenient including equalizer control
Shift buttons for second layer controls including Shift lock feature
All controls in club size and quality
Altogether 111 MIDI controllers (60 buttons, 7 faders, 7 push encoders, 31 turning knobs, 4 switches, 2 touch-sensitive jog wheels)
Controller is compatible with every MIDI-Learn capable software
USB bus powered: Terminal Mix 4 can be powered via USB only (power supply optional) Anti-theft device: Kensington safety slot
CORE / ASIO drivers with minimum latency and high quality audio characteristics (Mac / PC) Mac OSX and Windows XP/Vista compatible
4-Deck Mapping available for Traktor PRO 2
Comes 'plug and play' ready with Serato DJ Intro & 4-Deck Virtual DJ 7 LE (Reloop Edition)
Classic 4 channel design
1 x PRO Longlife crossfader with adjustable crossfader curve - 4 x volume controllers with PRO Longlife line faders
4 x 3 band equalizer knobs
4 x gain turning knob
4x Filter knob
2 x 15,5cm touch-sensitive, two-part jog wheels for scratching, cueing, etc. - different jog modes (Scratch & Pitch Bend, Quick Search)
2 x high resolution 100mm 14-bit pitch faders without locking position
1 assignable encoder, 3 assignable knobs, 4 buttons for effect control
Unicoloured, glistening red illumination
Cue mix, headphones volume, sampler volume and master controllers
Extra large Trax Encoder for quick and easy music library browsing (with 4 load buttons) - 2x 8bar LED chain (master L+R)
Dimensions: 515 x 44 x 320 mm - Weight: 4.65 kg (netto)
Incl. Serato DJ Intro & Virtual DJ LE 4-Deck Reloop Edition and USB cord