The Reloop Beatpad is a conventional 2 channel controller that is primarily designed to work with algoriddim‘s djay on the iOS platform and more recently on the Android platform, but can also be used with Mixxx by sending MIDI signals to a computer with a USB cable.
Blends audio between left and right mixer channels.
Adjust the Volume of each channel. If Fader Start is enabled the deck will stop at the previously used Cue if the Volume Fader reaches the minimum position and will start playing if the Volume fader moves from the minimum position.
The MASTER, Phones, and AUX knobs adjust the levels of the Beatpad's sound card; they do not control the software gains in Mixxx so the changes are not visible on screen.
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Press and hold one of those buttons to access secondary functions of other controls on the Beatpad. The secondary functions can be accessed while the SHIFT button is held down. If the SHIFT LOCK switch on the back side of the Reloop Beatpad is on, the secondary functions can be accessed after the button SHIFT button is released and until the SHIFT is pressed again.
Touch sensitive platters for scratching (Scratch mode/iCut mode), bending (Scratch mode/CD mode) or Seek mode.
The jogwheel offers multi-color leds, which will show the playing marker (Scratch mode), the song progress bar (in Seek mode), and other colored combinations depending on the applied effect, loop, loop roll or Filter. If no track is loaded, the jogwheel displays a red cross. At the end of a track, the jogwheel is flashing red faster and faster until it reaches the end of the track (full steady red).
You can toggle on/off this behavior with SHIFT+REC.
Toggle with the JOG SCRATCH button.
Use the jogwheel to scratch and the outer ring to bend (like in CD mode).
Toggle with the JOG SEEK button.
Use the jogwheel to navigate through the track.
Controls the track's pitch. With keylock on, this only changes the tempo. The red LED indicates that the pitch fader of the unit is on zero (center) position.
(see also Bounce Loop (Roll) mode section)
Push (and release) this button to trigger the selected effect chain for the corresponding deck (toggle function).
The 4 Performance Pads offer 4 different modes, depending on the 4 PAD MODE buttons just above.
Press the CUE mode button to set the PADs to HOT CUE mode.
Press the BOUNCE LOOP mode button to set the PADs to Loop Roll mode.
Press (and keep down) any of the 4 pads to trigger a momentary Loop Roll of a different size (in beats) as per the table.
Once the PAD is released the track will continue to play from the position it would have been if the Loop Roll was never triggered. The size of the applied Loop Roll can be adjusted with the LOOP SIZE encoder as well. Pads change the “selected loop size” introduced in LOOP SIZE and LOOP sections.
Note: On account of the Reloop Beatpad limitations (bug ?), lights will not show on in Sampler mode when the controller is in SHIFT mode.
Press the SAMPLER mode button to set the PADs to cycle between 4 sub modes:
(work in progress) This section exposes several issues wih the Reloop Beatpad and ways, when it's possible, to correct them
If your controller randomly freezes or your iPad or Android tablet acts weirdly (screen flashing, bad sound), make a home made, grounded power cable.
If you see a yellow exclamation point (!) in the Windows Device Manager indicating that the drivers did not start, unplug the power cable from your laptop then unplug/replug the USB cable from your controller. If that does not work, restart your laptop without the power cable plugged in.
Unfortunately, Android does not have good support for low latency audio or USB sound cards. OS support for USB audio was only recently added to Android version 5.0 (Lollipop). Prior to Android 5.0, some applications provided their own driver for USB sound cards. On any version of Android, to use USB sound cards like the one in the Beatpad, the device has to support USB On-The-Go (OTG) and you need to use an OTG adapter cable to plug in your device. Not all Android devices support OTG. See here for compatibility information about various Android devices.
If you have trouble using your Beatpad's sound card with Android, you could also use a DJ splitter cable with the onboard sound card on your smartphone or tablet.
It may be that your Android device does not provide enough power through the USB cable. If so, use a powered USB hub between your Android device and your Beatpad. The connections would be:
Android tablet/phone — OTG cable — powered USB hub — USB cable — Beatpad
If that does not work, you may have a grounding problem.
0xF0, 0x26, 0x2D, 0x65, 0x22, 0xF7. When the MIDI controller receives this OutboundMessagerequest SysEx Message, the controller will send the status of every item on the control surface. This sysex is used by the mapping in Mixxx to initialize the fader and knobs in Mixxx. May be some other sysex messages exist, but they are unknown. Sysex message could be useful to turn on or off several LEDs at once in the same time.