Friday Roundup: 10 Strange & Amazing Scratch Stories

Phil Morse | Read time: 2 mins
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Last updated 18 September, 2015


Hacked controllers, weird set-ups, surprising digital routines… these 12 posts blow the lid on the REAL innovation going on in scratching in 2015…

In a special Friday Roundup to celebrate the return of our hugely popular FREE week-long scratch training course for digital DJs next week, here are some incredible scratching gems from around the web.

(Next week’s scratch training is delivered as a series of easy-to-digest videos, and has already helped thousands to start scratching on all kinds of DJ controllers, and it’s going to help you immensely too – but it will ONLY be there for a week, so pay attention! Don’t worry, as long as you’re a Digital DJ Tips member, we’ll let you know the second it’s live. Oh, and you’ll also get FREE scratch sounds & practice beats when you sign up…)

Right, here are those stories for you… have a great weekend!

  1. Scratching On Controllers: 7 Myths Busted – OK we’re gonna start with one of our own, basically due to popular demand! Can you really scratch with tiny jogwheels? You may be surprised… Read more
  2. Scratching With Stems – DJ Shiftee tackles the Stems format in this awesome routine combining D2s & turntables Watch it
  3. “Learn To Scratch, Not To Show Off, But to Build Confidence As A DJ” – … So says Laidback Luke in this extended mixing skills masterclass Watch it
  4. DJ Woody Invents Polyphonic Scratching – Watch him use the same DVS code to control four different tones / channels for an awesome musical trick Read more
  5. Let These Scratch Routines Inspire You – Check out videos that inspired our scratch course collaborator DJ Angelo, over on his blog Read more
  6. DJ Woody’s Controller Scratch Madness – Check out the funkiest and most creative scratch/controllerism routine we’ve ever seen, via DJCity Watch it
  7. Upgrade Your Crossfader To An Innofader – Scratching faster than your fader can handle? DJ Techtools has a suggestion…Read more
  8. So You Want To Learn To Scratch? – Get started learning a timeless DJ skill today Read more
  9. Scratch legends the Scratch Perverts rocking CDJs – You can scratch with any DJ device, just ask the Scratch Perverts! DJ Sounds has the video Watch it
  10. Numark V7 hack – Wait till you see this! – DJ Tony Blanck hacks a Numark V7 with a 10″ disc, you’ll be amazed when you see what he does! Watch it

Inspired? Keep an eye on your inbox for details of the FREE training going live – and if you’re not a member of Digital DJ Tips, sign up now for free.

Which was your favourite of the articles above? What do you scratch on? Share your thoughts and stories in the comments…

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