Reloop just announced Spin, a turntable meant for scratching on the go. It’s got a seven-inch platter that can accommodate up to 12″ vinyl records, a tonearm with an attached headshell, an integrated speaker, a crossfader that can be placed on either side of the turntable, three platter speeds, RCA outputs, and pitch and tone controls. It even comes with a seven-inch slip mat and vinyl record filled with scratch sounds and beats.
Listen to this story
Ask Alexa for your DJ technology news every weekday – show me how
It’s also got an Aux In for plugging in an external source, and it even has Bluetooth connectivity onboard so you can stream music from your smartphone and play through Spin’s built-in speaker. The unit can be powered by batteries, a USB power bank, or a USB power adapter sold separately.
Finally, Spin also has a USB jack onboard, letting you record your scratch sessions straight to a thumb drive. You can also use it for ripping vinyl.
The portablism scene is thriving thanks to popular releases such as the Numark PT01 as well as a strong modding community powered by boutique brands like Jesse Dean Designs and Raiden. However, DJs who want to get in may find all the options daunting, and Spin makes getting started simple since it has everything a new portablism DJ needs straight out the box.
The USB recording feature is a great inclusion, and is something that other portablism decks don’t have. Watch out for our review of it soon.
Check the promo video and photo gallery below.
• Reloop Spin will be available in late June 2019 for US$249. Check the Reloop site for more details.
What are your thoughts on this portable turntable? Think it’s cool? Let us know in the comments.