Reloop RMX-90 Serato DJ DVS mixer NAMM 2017 (5)

There’s always a sea of press releases that hit our inbox around NAMM. From the mundane to the unexpected, and everything in between. A few things are guaranteed, though: a new pair of headphones, a set of PA speakers that are ever-so-slightly different from the last version, and an affordable club mixer. This year, Reloop stepped up to build the latter. Meet the RMX-90 DVS 4+1 channel club mixer.

You can always count on Reloop to bring you sturdy and reliable gear, and this new club mixer is no exception. The RMX-90 DVS might look like your standard 4+1 club mixer, but it seems to come fully featured with an audio interface, built-in effects, adjustable 3-band EQs, and comes with a full Serato DJ DVS upgrade. And it’s expected to arrive in March 2017. Not bad for £900.

Here’s the press release for your enjoyment:

RELOOP RMX-90 DVS Digital Club Mixer with DVS Audio Interface for Serato DJ

Muenster, January 2017 Gerald Barbyer, Product Manager Reloop:

“The RMX-90 DVS is our first Serato DJ & DVS enabled mixer and a true club performer, comments Product Manager Gerald Barbyer from Reloop. The 24-bit digital architecture offers overwhelming flexibility and customization, while Beat FX or Instant Sound Filter empower creative remixing. We are happy to have achieved this state-of-the-art club mixer including plug ‘n’ play Serato DVS support at a killer price.”

Top Features

  • High Performance Club Mixer for Serato DJ
  • 12 Beat FX, channel filters, USB hub & MIDI support
  • On-board Serato sound card for native DVS control

Full description

The Reloop RMX-90 DVS is a 4-channel club mixer with integrated 8 in/8 out audio interface. When developing this mixer, a strong emphasis was placed on clear and powerful sound characteristics. This has been achieved through its fully digital sound architecture and high-resolution 24-bit audio interface. Experienced DJs will be mixing in no time thanks to the intuitive club mixer layout, 3 band EQ (with classic & isolator modes) and per-channel filters.

Serato DJ & DVS enabled

The RMX-90 DVS unlocks the full version of Serato DJ, including DVS control. Serato’s advanced NoiseMapTM technology combined with the 24-bit USB interface allows for extremely low latency playback and precise record manipulation. Setup is as easy as plug-n-play and DVS can be used immediately after hook-up. The RMX-90 DVS also comes with 2 Serato NoiseMapTM control vinyl records to start spinning instantly.

On-board FX Unit with Visual Feedback

In order to dynamically remix your music, the RMX-90 DVS is equipped with a Beat FX unit that utilises 12 effects in studio quality and are individually assignable. Beat FX can be synchronized via the BPM Adjust encoder and the two high-resolution digital displays give visual feedback of FX parameters, routing and more.

Extensive Configuration Options

The mixer setup utility contains various user-definable functions and settings including filter resonance, EQ frequency (high, low) and audio routing options for the audio interface and booth output. The crossfader and line fader curves can be adjusted and scratch DJs & turntablists can choose to upgrade the user-replaceable crossfader with a contactless RMX Innofader by Audio Innovate. High-Quality Construction The RMX-90 DVS complies with the highest quality standards and its construction stands out due to a sturdy build inside the metal housing where the bolted pots have been fixed in. The surface of the RMX-90 DVS is varnished in deep black metallic finish and is both durable and visually appealing.

Versatile Integration

All elements on the RMX-90 DVS are MIDI-assignable and can be used to control any MIDI capable software. The mixer’s rear panel contains an active USB hub, which can be used for the connection of further USB devices such as storage media or MIDI controllers. Connection to the software is via a high-retention USB 2.0 port, which is especially durable, guaranteeing protection against unwanted cable malfunctions and tear-offs. The RMX-90 DVS combines the advantages of an analogue club mixer with the endless possibilities of the digital vinyl world.

Features

  • 4+1-channel DJ club mixer
  • 8 in/8 out DVS audio interface, 24 bit for Serato DJ
  • Serato DJ Plug’n’Play: full version incl. DVS Expansion Pack
  • Digital architecture with extensive adjustment possibilities
  • 3-band EQ with adjustable behaviour, classic/kill – Sound filter, bi-polar filter unit with LPF and HPF
  • High-quality surface in deep black metallic – Sturdy construciton: metal housing, screwed knobs
  • Beat FX unit with 12 effects in studio quality: Flanger, Delay, Echo, Reverb, Transformer, Pitch Shift, Loop Roll, Reverse Loop, Noise, Bitcrusher, Gate, Tape Delay
  • Two digital displays for visualization of parameter changes
  • Extensive setup menu, among others:
    • Filter resonance
    • EQ frequency range (low, high) – Audio interface routing
    • Booth output zone routing (matrix)
    • CUE solo option
  • RMX innoFADER compatible
  • Adjustable linefader and crossfader curves
  • MIDI-compatible control elements
  • Active USB hub for the connection of further USB devices
  • High-retention USB 2.0 port, especially durable
  • Fader-start via 3.5 mm control cable
  • Kensington lock to secure the device

Technical details

  • Frequency range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Inputs: 7 line, 2 phone, 2 mic
  • Outputs: master XLR (balanced), master RCA (unbalanced), booth 6.3 mm jack (balanced), record RCA (unbalanced), headphones 3.5/6.3 mm jacks
  • EQ range classic at 70Hz, 1 kHz, 13 kHz: -26 dB/+9 dB
  • EQ range isolator at 70 Hz, 1 kHz, 13 kHz: -∞ dB (total kill)/+9 dB
  • EQ range mic at 100 Hz, 10 kHz: -12 dB/+ 12dB
  • Dimensions: 322 x 387 x 107.5 mm
  • Weight: 7 kg

Price:

  • 999,- €
  • 999,99US$
  • £ 900.00

Available approx. March 2017 (tbc)

My thoughts

Reloop has rarely been about the cutting edge (maybe the RP-8000 comes to mind), so I don’t think it’s unfair to make comparisons with Pioneer club mixers. There’s a very similar layout and style to the DJM-800 here, which is arguably a tried-and-tested formula to work with. I wrote a review of the RMX-80 a while ago (which never got published, for whatever reason), and quite liked it. I also liked the Terminal Mix 8 my friend owned, as well as the more recent tablet-friendly controllers. Reloop make sturdy and reliable gear, so I wouldn’t be surprised if this follows their standard.

The fact that this comes with a full version of Serato DJ DVS at this price point makes it worth a look. People have been paying close to this price for the Mixars DUO, which is only two channels. If Reloop can pull off their usual quality, along with bundled Serato at this price, you’ll have a nice bit of kit for home DJs.

We would need to have a proper play to check out the effects. I’d say that pretty much all mixers with built-in effects suffer the same issue: apart from a couple of obvious effects, they tend to have very narrow use cases for very specific genres. But coupled with Serato’s built-in effects, that’s a lot of options.

Oh, and it’s got a USB hub, which should be standard on digital gear these days (if we say it often enough, it’ll happen… Ed).

Your thoughts

How does a Serato DVS club mixer from Reloop sound to you? What are your experiences with Reloop?

The Reloop RMX-90 DVS will be available from March 2017 costing $999/999€/£900.