With the ELITE, we present a mixer that allows you to fully realise your DJ potential, developed in close collaboration with renowned international turntable artists.
'These faders feel great…and the resolution can be adjusted to 0.1mm which is crazy accurate!'
(3 x UK DMC Champion)
'They’ve made a proper battle mixer and all the faders, pads and buttons feel absolutely great!'
(World Scratch Champion)
'The ELITE has everything that I need: I love it!'
It combines a performance-oriented layout with powerful features such as RGB performance pads that can control up to 12 performance modes per deck. The ELITE mixer comes with 3x mini Innofader Pro (latest generation) on-board, featuring twice the resolution and innovative non-contact technology, allowing for ultra precise cuts and smooth operation. This mixer represents the latest technology in Serato battle style mixers, will be highly endorsed and is the missing link to our groundbreaking RP-8000 MK2 turntable series.
ELITE Series – Unleash a new dimension of creativity.
Serato DJ Pro Mixers
DJ controllers offer a lot of convenience, being plug-and-play and easily portable, however, their all-in-one nature doesn’t offer much flexibility for users wishing to customise or update their overall DJ setup. A Serato-integrated DJ mixer on the other hand typically has multiple inputs (possibly with phono pre-amps), so they can be paired with a wide range of additional DJ gear, including turntables, CDJs, media players, or smart devices to suit performance styles.
Serato DJ PRO mixers also operate stand-alone by including an integrated sound card and license, which activates the software instantly when connected to a computer (plug-and-play). Furthermore, they also offer DVS support which allows DJs to perform with digital audio files using time-code records on analogue turntables.
As with Serato DJ controllers, Serato DJ PRO mixers also vary in price and features according to their intended user base. For example, a Serato DJ PRO mixer designed for bedroom DJs may offer little to no FX controls, less performance pads, or may have minimal connectivity options and an absence of MIDI controls. Whereas a professional solution may offer onboard FX, performance pads or MIDI controls with LED feedback for operating several of Serato’s functions, high-quality replaceable faders for scratching, and multiple output options for connecting to club sound systems and booth monitors. Dual USB audio interfaces are also a valued feature found on many professional controllers, which enables seamless changeovers between DJs, even allowing to play with two connected laptops at the same time.
Official Serato Accessories (OSA)
While Serato DJ PRO mixers and Serato DJ controllers can offer all-in-one solutions, users may want to expand their setups even further to customise their performance style using Serato’s software. In this case, there are options to add secondary devices or modular DJ controllers to spread software controls onto multiple hardware devices. Serato refers to such a device as a ‘Serato Official Accessory’, meaning they can only be used together with a licensed primary Serato device that drives the software.
These modular DJ controllers vary in size and cost according to their complexity and features required by the DJ. At the lower end, a secondary device may offer only simple MIDI controls for operating hot cues, loops, and library navigation, whereas more sophisticated secondary devices may also function as turntables with extensive MIDI capabilities, LED feedback and platter play.
The RP-8000 MK2 is the most advanced turntable ever made, representing the perfect balance of a first-class professional DJ turntable and an innovative musical instrument with MIDI features for controlling software.
Thanks to the unique Platter Play mode, the pads can be used to control the platter's rotation speed to create melodies and authentic musical performances. It was developed in close cooperation with renowned international turntable artists.
Part 1: What is Platter Play
Reloop artist DJ Angelo shows you what Platter Play is and how you can exclusively use this feature with the new Reloop DJ setup RP-8000 MK2 turntable and ELITE Mixer. Furthermore, he explains the difference compared to other musical DJ techniques like Tone Play and Pitch Play by performing three individual routines.
Part 2: Basic Music Theory
In this video Reloop artist DJ Angelo explains basic music theory and how to implement the notes and scales into the Platter Play feature of the Reloop RP-8000 MK2. The RP-8000 MK2 turntable offers the ability to perform using up to 22 different scales. If you want to see the full list of scales, please check out here.
Part 3: Platter Play Mode Functions
In this video the Reloop artist DJ Angelo explains how to enter the new RP-8000 MK2's Platter Play Mode Function. Furthermore, Angelo shows how to use the Platter Play function and why the Serato control tone is very suitable for creating a Platter Play in the chromatic scale.
Part 4: How to create a Platter Play performance
In this video, the Reloop artist DJ Angelo explains how to create a Platter Play on the example of his "Music Please-Dirt of your shoulder Routine". Furthermore, Angelo shows how to facilitate the Platter Play, by using a different scale.
Part 5: Changing the root note
In this video the Reloop artist DJ Angelo explains how to change the root note of your RP-8000 MK2, with our latest firmware update. Furthermore Angelo explains what has changed, compared to the last firmware and how to take advantage of the ability to change the root note.
Part 6: How to create a custom scale?
In this video Reloop artist DJ Angelo explains how you can create your own Platter Play custom scales on the RP-8000 MK2. Furthermore he performs his „All of the lights Platter Play Routine“ by using custom scales and free artist soundpack.
Part 7: Advanced Custom Modes
In this video Reloop artist DJ Angelo explains how to further customize the RP-8000 MK2 custom mode functions to suit your personal performance style. Furthermore Angelo also gives you some quick tipps, that you might not be aware of.
Platter Play is a term which refers to performing musically by controlling the turntable platter speed via the performance pads. It allows you to use turntables much more like an instrument in the hands of a musician. So the traditional turntable which has historically been used to play and mix music, can now be used to create music like any other musical instrument.The RP-8000 MK2 offers a whole new world of creative possibilities by combining traditional DJing with musical live composition in a more expressive and intuitive way than ever before.
Platter Play Mode
Through Platter Play, you are now able to play complete melodies in a wide variety of 22 scales, 34 keys over multiple octaves. Any sound that can be played back on a turntable, can now be manipulated to the highest degree ever possible on a turntable. To learn more about Platter Play, click here.
Select Note Range
Turning the encoder allows you to cycle through the octaves in your selected scale, and the corresponding keys within that particular octave.
Once in Platter Play mode, the function of the 33/45 RPM buttons change and no longer serve as RPM buttons. Instead it is now possible to temporarily shift the tone of the sample playing on the RP-8000 MK2 by pressing the respective Pitch Bend buttons just like with a modulation wheel on a keyboard.
In addition to the 22 scales available on the RP-8000 MK2, it is also possible to create up to 10 different custom scales comprising completely of notes of your choice. To create a custom scale, select one of the custom scales by cycling through the scale selection.
External Midi Devices
It is also possible to control Platter Play by connecting an external device like a MIDI keyboard to the RP-8000 MK2. Simply plug the USB device to the TT Link port (USB A type) on the rear of the unit. The MIDI commands of the keyboard will now be routed to the RP-8000 MK2. Depending on the deck assignment of each RP-8000 MK2, specific MIDI channels are required to be sent from the external device.
Reloop artist DJ Dens performs his “G-Funk Routine“ on the new Reloop RP-8000 MK2 turntables and the ELITE mixer. Using a sine tone and the custom Platter Play scales, Dens recreates the melodies of “The Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa“ and “Dr Dre & Snoop Doggy Dogg – Nuthin’ But A G-Thang“.
Complementary to the 'Reloop Platter Play Education Series', you can now download artist sound packs for the RP-8000 MK2 for free.
These sound packs consist of a variety of 1-minute-long instruments and synth sounds to play instantly with the Platter Play feature. For more information about 'Platter Play' and how to use the sounds, please check the links to our Youtube tutorials.
Our 'Reloop Platter Play Sound Packs' were compiled by our artists DJ Dens (Germany), DJ Angelo (UK), and Chris Karns (USA), who were also involved in the development of the RP-8000 MK2.
Just like there are many different options to perform and express oneself as a DJ today, Serato DJ offers compatibility with a wide range of products and is the industry-leading software on the market.
What makes the Serato DJ so powerful? Their aim is to close the gap between hardware and software, so that DJing with a computer feels as simple and intuitive as possible. When a Serato compatible controller is connected, it actually acts like a dongle by automatically activating and setting up the software. This way the user does not have to deal with technical aspects and can get directly into DJing. In addition, the software offers unrivalled performance capabilities, that allow the user to uniquely manipulate the music being played. The ingenious browsing system ensures that all tracks can be found quickly.
Serato's DJ software suite is currently available in two versions: Serato DJ Pro and Serato DJ Lite. Pro offers the full experience and complete feature set for seasoned DJs, including advanced functions, such as 8 customisable hot cues, all Serato FX, and key shifting. Lite on the other hand is a more scaled down version of the software with only the core functions a beginner or bedroom DJ needs to get acquainted with the art of DJing, including 4 hot cues, auto loop, sync, and sampler. Both versions of the software offer the same stability and are subject to regular updates as new technology and techniques emerge.
The integrated audio engine captivates through extremely low latencies and crystal-clear sound, even working with little hardware resources. This makes it possible to use Serato DJ on less powerful computers without major limitations. Nevertheless, the recommended system requirements should be considered. More information can be found under the links above.
If you like to know how to get started with Serato DJ Lite or Pro, please take a look at their article help section and the respective tutorial videos:
Here at Reloop, we are concerned about Melodic Turntablism by developing state of the art technology and offering the ELITE Series specifically made for turntablists and club DJs:
Reloop RP-8000 MK2 - Upper Torque Hybrid Turntable Instrument (Introduction)
Reloop ELITE - High performance DVS mixer for Serato (Introduction)
Reloop RP-8000 MK2 Turntable Instrument - Did You Know? (Tutorial)
Reloop RP-8000 MK2 & ELITE feat. DJ Brace (Performance)
Reloop RP-8000 MK2 & ELITE feat. DJ Angelo (Performance)
Reloop RP-8000 MK2 & ELITE feat. DJ JFB (Performance)
Reloop RP-8000 MK2 “G-Funk“ Platter Play Routine by DJ Dens (Performance)
Reloop RP-8000 MK2 Platter Play Education - What is Platter Play (Part 1)
Reloop RP-8000 MK2 Platter Play Education - Basic Music Theory (Part 2)
Reloop RP-8000 MK2 Platter Play Education - Mode Functions (Part 3)
Reloop RP-8000 MK2 Platter Play Education - How to create a Platter Play? (Part 4)
Reloop RP-8000 MK2 Platter Play Education - Changing the root note (Part 5)
Reloop RP-8000 MK2 Platter Play Education - How to create a custom scale? (Part 6)
Reloop RP-8000 MK2 Platter Play Education - Advanced Custom Modes (Part 7)
Reloop RP-8000 MK2 & ELITE feat. DJ Flip (Performance)
Reloop RP-8000 MK2 & ELITE feat. Chris Karns (Performance)
Reloop RP-8000 MK2 & ELITE feat. The Fresh Crew (Performance)
Reloop ELITE Series: Behind the decks with DJ Angelo, DJ Brace, Chris Karns, JFB, DJ Flip, Fong Fong
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