Reloop Beatpad 2 DJ Controller Quick Review

Reloop Beatpad 2
Categories: DJ Controllers, Reloop

The Reloop Beatpad 2 is a fully featured controller for Algoriddim djay 2/ djay Pro applications for IOS, Android, and Mac. It has large jog wheels, RGB performance pads and good connectivity on the back.

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  • Price range*:$$ (check current price)
  • Manufacturer: Reloop
  • More info: Reloop Beatpad 2 product page
  • Rating: 
  • Bottomline: Great build quality, excellent support for tablets, and full control over djay Pro.
*Price Ranges in USD: 300:$  300-500:$$  500-1000:$$$  1000-2000:$$$$  2000+:$$$$$

The Reloop Beatpad 2 is a compact all-round DJ controller for Mac, Android, and IOS, supporting Algoriddim’s djay Pro/djay 2 on these various platforms.

The big selling points are the big, high-quality jog wheels, the performance pads with multiple functions (loops, rolls, slicer, hot cues, effects…) and of course, the docking station for your Android or IOS tablet.

For those DJ’s that aren’t into IOS or Android DJing, the Reloop Beatpad 2 also supports Virtual DJ and Traktor Pro, making it one of the most versatile DJ controllers on the market today.

PROS CONS
  • Solid pro feeling build
  • Large jog wheels that feel just right
  • Support for Algoriddim djay on Mac, IOS and Android means a lot of flexibility
  • No dedicated HP/LP filter on the mixer (shared with low EQ knob)
  • No FX knobs on decks (FX work through the pads or through the IOS/Android screen
  • Lightshow around jog wheels takes away from the pro feeling

Features & Specifications

  • Professional DJ controller for iPad, Mac/PC and Android platform
  • NEW: Multi-sensorial performance section with 16 touch-sensitive drum pads
  • NEW: 8 Colour-coded Performance Modes with RGB-LED feedback on Pads & Jog Wheel
  • NEW: Colour-coded hot cue & sampler modes
  • NEW: Auto loop / bounce loop modes
  • NEW: Touch FX / Jog FX mode for interactive effect modulation
  • NEW: Slicer / slice loop mode for deconstructed remixing
  • NEW: EQ preset switch for filter / 3-band EQ
  • NEW: Harmonic mixing via key lock & key match functions
  • NEW: Advanced track management: Track preview / queue, library switch & grid edit
  • Mix millions of tracks instantly with award-winning DJAY 2 and Spotify integration
  • Integrated 4-channel USB audio club interface
  • Compatible with all iPads with Lightning connection (iOS 6 or higher), Android 5 devices & Mac OSX
  • Integrated iPad / tablet mounting support
  • DJAY 2 app: Available in the Apple, Google Play and Amazon App stores
  • Plug’n’Play: Simply connect to to your iPad / Android device and start mixing your MP3 files from the music libary
  • Also applicable as controller for PC/Mac due to USB interface
  • Ultra flat XXL jog wheels (15.5 cm diameter) with vinyl grip surface
  • Multicolor LED jog wheel border for visual feedback of virtual needle position and effect and loop modulations
  • Large transport section with soft-touch rubber buttons
  • Fader-start function
  • Ergonomical mixer/CD player design for fast and easy access
  • 2-channel club mixer design with filter / 3-band EQ layout
  • Large 100 mm pitch fader
  • Versatile controls for effects, looping, hot cues and sampler
  • Aux stereo RCA input (with phono pre-amp) for connection of a CD player, iPod or turntables, with separate volume control
  • 6.3 mm jack mic connection with volume control
  • Club interface: BeatPad can be connected via XLR or asymmetrical stereo RCA outputs
  • 2 headphones connections: 3.5 mm & 6.3 mm stereo jack
  • Shift buttons for second function layer
  • All control elements in club size and quality
  • Compatible with every MIDI-learning software
  • USB, Lightning, Android OTG cable and international power supply unit included
  • Anti-theft device: Kensington safety lock
  • ASIO drivers with minimum latency and high-quality audio characteristics
  • Mac OSX and Windows XP/Vista/7 compatible
  • mapping for Traktor Pro 2 and Virtual DJ available
  • Plug’n’Play ready for DJAY (OSX / iOS / Android)

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  • Price range*:$$ (check current price)
  • Manufacturer: Reloop
  • More info: Reloop Beatpad 2 product page
  • Rating: 
  • Bottomline: Great build quality, excellent support for tablets, and full control over djay Pro.
*Price Ranges in USD: 300:$  300-500:$$  500-1000:$$$  1000-2000:$$$$  2000+:$$$$$

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