You know the situation; inspiration hits and you want to record a new live mix to share with friends or promoters online. The only issue being you’ve no fast or hassle-free way of capturing the moment without the aid of a computer, interface and recording software. Reloop created a smart solution to this problem with TAPE 2, an audio recording device for DJs that allows you to record your mix directly to a microSD card.
The built-in A/D converters offer high-grade, 24-bit sound recording to either lossless WAV or MP3 (320 kbps) formats. TAPE 2 is extremely portable thanks to the internal lithium-ion battery with up to 6 hours recording on a full charge. Charging on the go is easily handled using any standard USB power supply.
Line-level or mic sources, such as CD players, DJ mixers or dynamic mics can be directly connected to TAPE 2 via the 3.5 mm jack input. By utilising the THRU output, the audio signal can either be monitored with headphones or it can be looped through to your main speakers. This is recommended for single output audio sources that do not have a dedicated record out (REC).
With a new feature, TAPE 2 now offers a lock function which locks/unlocks all control elements. This eliminates the risk of accidentally pressing stop in the middle of a recording session. Thanks to the bi-coloured LED feedback, usage in dark surroundings is possible – various status LEDs, such as Power/Rec, SD Card full, Signal/Peak and Battery give information about the current state of TAPE 2.
As well as being an audio recording device its recording function, the TAPE 2 can also be connected to a computer and be used as card reader for microSD cards. To keep track of the recorded material, all recordings on TAPE 2 can be tagged with a timestamp with the help of the sync tool. With the included stickers it is also possible to customise the look of your TAPE 2.