Deejaying can be a costly business as I found out many years ago. If one wants to keep up with the trends then you are expected to keep a plethora of music and it is advised having your own equipment. I have had home based equipment as well as being able to work with various pieces of equipment at work and through friends. While my preferred makes remain Technics, Gemini and Numark, Reloop is a make worth giving a nod to. They manufacture reasonably priced deejay equipment that would suit the amateur and also work in a professional environment.
The Reloop RP-4000MKII is a smart model with a few basic features to appeal to the casual deejay. It does lack some important things though that let it down. First off, to buy one of these, the price is going to vary and could be anything from seventy to one hundred and fifty pounds. Possibly even cheaper if you bag a second hand model.
Lacking the tonearm lift is not a major biggie, but just means you do not have that flash mechanism for when you are working. You can work around this I thin and it does not represent a problem for mixing. Where the model compensates is in the very generous pitch control. Most machines usually offer eight to ten percent pitch variation, whereas this one comes in at twenty percent which is above the norm. The pitch variation will enable you to tackle a versatility of genres and promote creativity in your mixing. This is the best feature on the deck and you can access it with ease at the right side of the deck on a simple slider.
Basic slipmats and an easy to use stop and start control are in place too. Nothing fancy but you can always change the mats. The unit is stable thanks to little grips which hold well and it is also lightweight enough to carry around gigs. Overall, basic yet sufficient enough for mixing, but the lack of extras let this one down.