Hot off the heels of Reloop’s Beatpad 2 announcement here at Musikmesse 2015 comes two new mixers that make iPad audio connectivity a breeze. The Reloop RMX-22i and RMX-33i are two and three-channel mixers, respectively, that come with a split input for connecting an iPad, Android tablet, or other stereo device using the supplied DJ splitter cable. The cable splits the output of your iPad running djay 2 (or other similar DJ app that has a split cue function) into channels one and two of the RMX-22i or RMX-33i.
The RMX-33i has a third channel that you can use to connect a line input source such as a synth or a CDJ. The mixers also have a switchable Mic/Aux channel for connecting a microphone or stereo line-level device, and come with four onboard mixer effects (white noise, filter, bit crush, and gate). Both mixers are also Innofader compatible.
We always recommend that digital DJs own a small mixer because of the flexibility that it offers (adding synths and other instruments, hooking up a mic, jamming with another DJ’s set-up, etc). These two from Reloop fit the bill perfectly, and have the added value of letting you split your tablet, phone, or even your laptop’s headphone output so you can mix with hardware faders. If you’re just DJing with an iPad and an app like djay 2, this is an upgrade to your set-up that you’ll want to take a look at.
Check out the promo video and photo gallery below.
Do you have a small mixer that you keep as part of your gig set-up? Have you tried mixing with your iPad and an external hardware mixer? Does something like this that makes tablet / phone connectivity simple interest you? Let us know your thoughts below.