September 30, 2013
Before Vestax has their intro to the market with their VCI controllers, they had tried a few other ventures before that never quite worked out. One of them was creating a MIDI turntable. They had made something that had never been used before, the only problem was that the average person did not know how to use it. Those who had the money to buy one either knew exactly what they wanted from it – or they had no idea how to use it at all. When Vestax realized that there wasn’t any money in it, they sort of scrapped the entire project in search of something new.
Today, Reloop is doing what Vestax could not do, and that is to create a digital MIDI turntable. It’s called the RP-8000 and it is something to be admired. On looks alone it takes many of its cues from the infamous …
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 …