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  • Cleantron

    Does the Reloop Terminal Mix 2/4 have the same problems as this one? Cause both, the Traktor S2/4 as well as the Vestax 700, lack Booth out making them a no-go for me so far.

  • Maximus Moretta

    That’s what happen when you have a warehouse full of S4 Controllers and a lot of note worthy competitors Companies; Numarks’, NS6: 3600 ticks per rotation, Denons’ DN-MC6000 2500 TPR, and the Reloop Jockey III currently 2048 TPR but mappable up too 4096 TPR – which makes it “HD” ready for the future. But
    currently, DJ Softwares do not support this resolution natively with a
    normal mapping. so what is the consumer to choose…. The choice is up to them,
    P.S. next time don’t put all your eggs in one basket (S4) ….

  • Maximus Moretta

    That’s what happen when you have a warehouse full of S4 Controllers and a lot of note worthy competitors Companies; Numarks’, NS6: 3600 ticks per rotation, Denons’ DN-MC6000 2500 TPR, and the Reloop Jockey III currently 2048 TPR but mappable up too 4096 TPR – which makes it “HD” ready for the future. But
    currently, DJ Softwares do not support this resolution natively with a
    normal mapping. so what is the consumer to choose…. The choice is up to them,
    P.S. next time don’t put all your eggs in one basket (S4) ….

  • bopbot

     Ean, thanks for the review of the Reloop Jockey 3 controller.

    I understand that you designed the VCI-100/Arcade and the Traktor S4 (as well as the Novation dicers), but not everyone who runs a search for the review of a particular product (in my case, this one) is aware of that–and comparing that product, in the main text of your review, undermines your credibility as a reviewer. I’m sure it isn’t mean to, but: it looks like advertising.

    How about a sub-headed section towards the end of the article in which you compare the reviewed product to the S4/VCI-100 in more depth? If you want to compare new products with those you’ve designed yourself to fill what you perceive as the artist and the market’s needs, be up-front about it, and give yourself some space to do it in after your (always very fair-handed) review.

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      totally reasonable request. I try to be even handed but knowing the context is always helpful.

  • Val

    I think this is a very nice review of a this controller. I like the layout but it would be much better if there were 4 channel faders instead of 2. The jogwheel problem is a serious mapping issue that needs to be fixed.

    Although it looks like a solid controller the thing that really concerns me is the quality and especially the quality of the buttons. The digital jockey 2 ie i owned it was an 1 month controller. After that each day one button after another start to break and the only things that still work are the knobs the faders the jogwheels and maybe 2-3 of the buttons. Of course i had to buy another controller 4 months after i bought the rdj2ie.

    But i don’t think reloop would make the same mistake again because if they really want to sell controllers in the future they have to make solid products from now on. And they could give a little better support to the owners of their products. The buttons of digital jockey 3 looks solid but lets hope that they last much longer than rdj2 buttons…The price also i think is high for what you get.

  • Val

    I think this is a very nice review of a this controller. I like the layout but it would be much better if there were 4 channel faders instead of 2. The jogwheel problem is a serious mapping issue that needs to be fixed.

    Although it looks like a solid controller the thing that really concerns me is the quality and especially the quality of the buttons. The digital jockey 2 ie i owned it was an 1 month controller. After that each day one button after another start to break and the only things that still work are the knobs the faders the jogwheels and maybe 2-3 of the buttons. Of course i had to buy another controller 4 months after i bought the rdj2ie.

    But i don’t think reloop would make the same mistake again because if they really want to sell controllers in the future they have to make solid products from now on. And they could give a little better support to the owners of their products. The buttons of digital jockey 3 looks solid but lets hope that they last much longer than rdj2 buttons…The price also i think is high for what you get.

  • Val

    I think this is a very nice review of a this controller. I like the layout but it would be much better if there were 4 channel faders instead of 2. The jogwheel problem is a serious mapping issue that needs to be fixed.

    Although it looks like a solid controller the thing that really concerns me is the quality and especially the quality of the buttons. The digital jockey 2 ie i owned it was an 1 month controller. After that each day one button after another start to break and the only things that still work are the knobs the faders the jogwheels and maybe 2-3 of the buttons. Of course i had to buy another controller 4 months after i bought the rdj2ie.

    But i don’t think reloop would make the same mistake again because if they really want to sell controllers in the future they have to make solid products from now on. And they could give a little better support to the owners of their products. The buttons of digital jockey 3 looks solid but lets hope that they last much longer than rdj2 buttons…The price also i think is high for what you get.

    • Edge

      the jog wheel issues should have been fixed as Gerald from reloop said.

    • Edge

      the jog wheel issues should have been fixed as Gerald from reloop said.

    • Edge

      the jog wheel issues should have been fixed as Gerald from reloop said.

    • Gerald // Reloop

      Hi Val,

      you won’t have any issues with the buttons on Jockey 3 as they are all high quality rubber buttons. Try them out!

    • BelgianJungleSound

       Really? I got my DJIE2 about 2-3 years ago. I’ve since sold it to a friend and it still works fine.

  • Doobidoo

    Reloop!

    I belived in you…tahks Ian for saving my money from this unit.
    I Ordered a s4 instead.

    Relop-NI 1-0

    S4 Is the winner on “Technical Knockout”

    Reloop you will get another chance int about 3years from now!!

    What do you have to offert by then..

  • Doobidoo

    Reloop!

    I belived in you…tahks Ian for saving my money from this unit.
    I Ordered a s4 instead.

    Relop-NI 1-0

    S4 Is the winner on “Technical Knockout”

    Reloop you will get another chance int about 3years from now!!

    What do you have to offert by then..

  • Doobidoo

    Reloop!

    I belived in you…tahks Ian for saving my money from this unit.
    I Ordered a s4 instead.

    Relop-NI 1-0

    S4 Is the winner on “Technical Knockout”

    Reloop you will get another chance int about 3years from now!!

    What do you have to offert by then..

  • Seb

    is it a setting gerald???

  • Seb

    is it a setting gerald???

  • Seb

    is it a setting gerald???

    • Gerald // Reloop

      Yes, these are just settings and mapping tweaks.

    • Gerald // Reloop

      Yes, these are just settings and mapping tweaks.

    • Gerald // Reloop

      Yes, these are just settings and mapping tweaks.

  • Gerald // Reloop

    Hi Ean,

    two more things regarding the Jog and and your demo in the video:

    1) The problems you had scratching the beat results of having the wrong resolution & parameter set
    for the jog. We found within a normal mapping, the best results are 2048 imp/rot for the jog and
    the parameters set to 0 or 1%. The Jog sensitivity should be set to around 15% (setting it to 100%
    the track will stop as you demonstrated in the video).

    With these settings, the Jog Wheel works as expected like a charm – feel free to compare it to a VCI or else.
    As stated, the capability of Hi-Res support (4096 ticks/rotation) needs to be implemented by the software
    vendor.

    2) The issues you had with pitch bending are already fixed in the latest mapping. This was a simple mapping
    tweak and not a hardware issue.

    Thanks again for your review – as you only had the Beta-Mapping, these Jog Wheel issues wouldn’t have occurred with
    the latest mapping and correct settings.

    Cheers, Gerald.

  • Gerald

    Hi Ean,

    this is Gerald from Reloop – thanks for your extensive review. Here is some feedback:

    //Poor scratch performance with the jog wheels
    > As already stated before, the Jockey 3 has one of the highest Jog Resolutions on the market (4096 Imp/Rot) – which makes it “HD” ready for the future. But currently, DJ Softwares do not support this resolution natively with a normal mapping. This is why, we have integrated
    also presets for 512, 1024, 2048 and 4096 ticks per rotation for the user to choose the appropriate resolution for best result and performance. Further to that, the user also has the possibility to adjust the Jog Wheel tension (drag) and touch sensitivity, which makes this construction quite unique.

    Note, that it is not possible to implement the Hi-Res scratching performance with a normal (TSI) mapping – this has to be implemented from NI on software side. As quoted, the current Beta-Mapping for Traktor 2 is not the 100% final one. So, please be patient, the official T2 mapping is currently in the last development stage, and once released will have a superior scratch performance.

    //Requires power supply
    > As this unit has a digital mixer inside, the Jockey 3 ME requires a power supply. All controllers with stand alone mixing function require this – as a normal mixer also does.

    //Heavy for its size
    > That’s the downside of a rugged, fully metal-built controller. Yet, it’s rock solid and 100% bullet proof ;-)

    //Requires an upgrade to Traktor Pro to use 4 decks (an extra $150)
    > Well, that’s the normal pricing / upgrade plan for Traktor. The alternative would be to include a full version of Traktor, which would increase the price of the Jockey 3 a lot. As many users already own Traktor Pro, we did not think that this would be a good alternative
    in this case.

    //Jog wheel sensitivity can cause accidental music stops
    > This is part of the “body charge” technology when set too sensitive. It can be an magical effect for showing off :-) (stopping the track without even touching the Jog’s). But as also any other setting on a controller, you have to adjust it right to match your style and for best results. So, this is no bug, rather a setting.

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  • Jasonmd2020

    Great review. Really curious to see your take on the Novation Twitch if/when you get your hands on one. As for the Samurai thing…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxZt4Kxj2cE

  • Albatross

    Nice to see humor in the reviews! You see, you get to be entertained, informed and overall good time with this type of review! Props to Ean and his samurai review! Hope to see more of this! Maybe a indian, police, construction worker, biker themed review hehehe

  • http://www.mintyfreshdesigns.co.uk Nick

    YO YO YO THIS GOES OUT TO ALL THE OLD PEOPLE ON THE DANCE FLOOR!

    I seriously cracked up at that point. What’s with all the weird humour in this review? Has Ean been smoking crack in the office?

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      Yes- We recently got a large batch of crack in the office , which I have been smoking excessively. It was actually promo crack from NI, which they offered in exchange to only write about their products. :PPP

  • http://twitter.com/thereverandnd The Reverand

    Someone should tell ReLoop that Stanton had the same problem with the platters on the SCS-1D that they have with their jog wheels. (Oddly I seem to recall the resolution on the SCS is the same as the Jockey 3). They solved it by using a branded version of Bome’s called DaRouter.

    Hopefully that helps them.

  • 4321djgear

    I’m going for the S4. I still haven’t seen anything that compares for price in terms of controller features, build, and software.

    I’m also thinking a matte black midi fighter and or Maschine splashed into the setup should keep me plenty busy.

    This review of Jockey 3 only cements my decision.

    • bombast

      If you’re interested in production, get a Maschine. If you aren’t, get a midi fighter. That’s my thinking at least.

  • Djkenkenhk

    It’s hard to make a controller with Metal and lightweight, many lightweight controller but it’s plastic, a controller outer casing make by metal is more heavy is normal. Be fair…!!! The jog wheel sensitive allow to adjust so not a big problem for us, VCI-300 also have the same problem, just adjust it would be fine. I like this Reloop Jockey 3.

  • Felixkrause

    im interested in the name of the I LIKE TO MOVE IT remix !?!
    I love this song!

    • http://dagstar.tumblr.com Sascha Wesseler

      yeah, I would love to know that one as well

      • DreamkillerMusic

        I Like To Move It 2009 (Ferhat Project Bootleg Remix)

  • Slimyo87

    so get a S4 it’s the best

  • http://www.djutu.fi/ Dj UTU

    Ok, first of all … I loved the review. I really did…

    But… honestly; doing a joke on “I Like To Move It” (even a remixed version:) and referring to it as something going for the “old people on the dancefloor”. That really makes me feel like “a bit too old for this job” :)

    And yes, I’m kidding ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000038217348 Ed Paris

    i wouldn´t mess with the golden sensei! after seeing him taking down jake childs in a sec ;) probs for the reloop review!

  • Erik

    this control looks really awesome!

  • bombast

    DJTT: your daily source for awkward humor :P

  • rh

    Whats the name of the song ean plays on his ipod?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000038217348 Ed Paris

      reel 2 real – i like to move (dunno the remix)

    • Spacecamp

      Yeah, I dug this one up from my library – it’s I Like To Move It ’09 (Ferhat Project Bootleg? Remix).

  • Wondershock

    Great review, thorough and whatnot…

    But please tweak your lav and give your voice a little more headroom. Made it neigh unlistenable to me. :p

  • http://twitter.com/vladimirprieto vladimir prieto

    this kind of review is what i always expect from a review

    good!

    i wish you could make something like this but with the DN-MC6000

    but the way: Samurai thing was funny ;)

  • http://www.djpc3.com DJ PC3

    I think the bottom line says it all

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Huigen/100001851257183 Mark Huigen

    You could of course just disable the touch sensitive mode. I currently have the Digital Jockey 2 Interface, and it is possible to turn touch sensitivity off on that unit. The only downside to that is when you accidently whack your jogwheels your track will fly all over the place. But i guess if you put the resistance up a little bit it might work! From what i’ve read and heard i DO like this unit. But i’d still go for the S4 if you gonna spend that kinda money anyway!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1047176132 Tony Okay

    Hey Do you think. The scratching problem in a software problem, or a hardware (jog wheel) problem?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000531686375 Futureglue Musik

    Aside from the joggs, which they’ll likely fix, I think this is a solid contender for “Vci-100-The next generation”.

    Solid review Ean.

    Cheers

  • Andy C

    Nice review Ean

    Looks like a really solid piece of kit and very pleasing on the eyes too but such a shame about the jog wheels and as for stopping tracks without actually touching the jogs??? – major fail -

    • Gerald

      Its not a bug, this is a setting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nikitasg Nikitas Grs

    Are they going to release more editions of this controller like controller edition? i trust my RME sound card … :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Grant-Reynolds/748309866 Grant Reynolds

    meh, just disable the jogs.. in the world of digital DJing the usefulness is questionable anyways..

    actually, just rip them off the device and figure out a way to put a midi fighter in there place instead..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=663316880 Phil Morse

    Not reviewed this unit personally yet but capacitive touch sensitive jogs can definitely be hard to set up properly – on my VCI-300, in some setups I have to physically earth the unit to get the jogs to work properly, but it works fine in my studio setup.

    It seems to depend bizarrely on what OTHER leads are plugged in – my (probably badly earthed) PA system is what upset my VCI at gigs and caused me to need to do the earthing, for instance.

    • Maximus Moretta

       you tell dem Phil m/…you be on DJ Tech tools as well…LOL it’s a small interlink, LOL!

    • Maximus Moretta

       you tell dem Phil m/…you be on DJ Tech tools as well…LOL it’s a small interlink, LOL!

  • http://twitter.com/MichielyGil Michiel Groeneveld

    some serious essential bugs that would actually keep this thing from being able to DJ with. In that light, rather strange to pronounce it best of the show just for the potential it might have.

  • http://twitter.com/djmarcelektro Marco F

    Extra points if Ean comes in with a Samurai sword for next review. ^_^

    • Spacecamp

      I considered trying to get him one to chop a fourth of the phonebook off, but we just didn’t have time :)

  • http://twitter.com/rickyyo Rebles

    Excellent review. Keep up the good work guys.