The Reloop Terminal Mix 2 was announced a few weeks ago but was only on show for the first time at Musikmesse 2012. The Reloop Terminal Mix 2 is a two-channel version of the previously announced Terminal Mix 4.
In today’s exclusive video from the show floor, we get to take a first look at it upfront and close.
What we liked about this unit (apart from the build quality, which improves on previous Reloop controller mainly by virtue of having really nice main rubberised buttons, which we loved, and even better jogwheels), is how it is mapped tightly to Serato Intro. We think Serato Intro is good basic software that, taken alongside the controller, provides the basics for anyone who wants to spin no frills on two platters.
Having said that, performance is excellent from the jogwheels (Serato plus good jogwheels is still unbeatable as far as digital scratch performance goes), and the pitch faders are excellent (real 14-bit hi-res, meaning 1/100th of a BPM adjustments are simple to do).
So having seen it for ourselves, our first impression is that this is a solid, basic controller for people who don’t want plastic beginner’s equipment. As soon as we get a review sample, we’ll obviously let you have our full verdict.
Is this the kind of well-made-but-no-frills controller that appeals to you? Do you think Serato Intro is legitimate software for DJs who don’t need extra features, or too underpowered to be of use to anyone but beginners? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments.