Available: November 2013
The Reloop Beatpad is a dedicated iOS controller, developed and optimized for the popular iOS app DJAY by Algoriddim, offering a totally new and unimagined mixing experience with your iPhone, iPod or iPad.
The Beatpad utilises the app's full potential with numerous control elements, such as dedicated filters per channel, push encoders for effects and loops, as well as an extensive and multi-functional drum pad section with performance mode. The controller is compatible with iPad (iOS 6 or higher). It charges your device using the included 30-pin and 8-pin Lightning Adaptors and (via USB) can also be used as a high-quality MIDI controller for your Mac or PC DJ software of choice, for example DJAY for Mac or Traktor.
With the update to the DJAY 2.5 version you can have all your favourite artists, current charts and fitting playlists always with you, thanks to the seamless Spotify integration*. You can mix millions of tracks instantly with your Beatpad as if the music would be on your iOS device! No big storage drives or a large music library management are necessary any more. Also, finding the perfect next track to mix has never been easier: With the new Match feature, an innovative, first-of-its-kind feature that recommends tracks that go well with what the DJ is currently playing - allowing users of any skill level to create professional sounding mixes. Match provides unprecedented track recommendations based on danceability, BPM, key harmony, music style, and how well the song mixes with the currently playing track.
The Reloop Beatpad is the first controller that can now also be used by
Android users as high-quality hardware for the DJAY app. Spotify is also
fully integrated in the Android version, offering access to millions of
tracks. djay 2 runs on all popular Android smartphones and tablets regardless of
screen size and resolution, and delivers unprecedented low latency audio
performance on the Android platform.
The appearance of the Beatpad benefits from Reloop's many years of developing professional DJ controllers. With the recognisable high-grade aluminum Trax Encoder, you can comfortably browse through your iTunes playlists while the illuminated XXL jog wheels with their diameter of 15cm and vinyl grip surface cry out for you to perform extensive scratching sessions. The multi-colored LED jog wheel borders give the user visual feedback regarding the virtual needle position and current effect and loop modulations and the 100mm pitchfaders make manual beatmatching a walk in the park.
The Beatpad’s performance section offers numerous, creative mixing possibilities: you can set up to 4 hot cue points per deck, while bounce loop mode allows you to cut the loaded track into single loop sequences on the fly.
In instant FX mode the 4 drum pads offer the ability to trigger macro effects at the push of a button. In order to accomodate and trigger single samples in a playing mix, you can use the sampler which turns the performance mode section into a full blown DJ sampler. Despite these numerous creative tools, the performance mode always remains clear, also thanks to the multi-colored RGB LEDs and their various mode colors.
Connections are also well thought out with two headphone connections on the front side, two master outputs (XLR, RCA) and even an aux input for iPod, CD player or turntable on the back of the device.
Reloop Beatpad: Mix beats with your iPad.
*Note: Spotify access in DJAY requires a Spotify Premium subscription. A FREE 7-day trial of Spotify Premium is available to all users of DJAY 2.
In order to connect an Android tablet or smartphone to the Reloop Beatpad, a USB-OTG adapter cable is required. The current Android OS version does not yet support external USB audio interfaces.
Weighty, well-built and more than adequate for professional DJs.
"Reloop's Beatpad takes professional DJing with the iPad one step closer to reality thanks to a brilliantly designed controller that is both easy to use and built to last."
"Well made, high performance, and almost perfectly integrated with the software, this is quite possibly the best iOS DJ controller yet. [...] The jogs are as fantastic in use [...] and scratch performance is tight. [...] Sound quality is generally excellent. [...] There’s lots to like here: The hardware is great. [...] I think this is an awesome controller / software combo. If you’ve been holding out for a pro-built iPad DJ controller, with a decent built-in iPad stand, good features and functions, and tight integration with a capable DJ program, this is it. [...] From scratching to mobile DJing, I can see many iOS-lovin’ DJs completely falling in love with the Reloop Beatpad."
"I’m deeply impressed with the Reloop Beatpad."
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