April 21, 2013


I already understand that vinyl turntables and vinyl produced music isn’t as popular these days as it once was, but I don’t think that it will disappear altogether.  In fact, if you look at this year’s Coachella festival, you’ll notice that this type of music is coming back around; as it always does.  DJing went from mixing music, to creating music, to creating music as part of a band with other musicians.  For the turntablist who has held on to his medium for all this time – it brings me joy to see it being used in music creation once again.  Manufacturers aren’t giving up on the turntable either; in fact, they’ve made attempts to modernize it.

Reloop has been making their rounds creating everything from DVS to mixers, and now they’ve even pulled out all the stops on branding a new turntable.  Their RP-6000 shares the design of the Stanton and Gemini turntables, but rest assured it will be much better than anything that used to be produced.  High torque motors are the norm, and belt driven platters are definitely a thing of the past.  Longevity is unknown at this point, but it is likely that these will be priced competitively.