If you want to speed up your learning you should take this course.
“When I was thinking of buying the course I was really struggling with this question: Does having the skill to scratch make me a better DJ and will it bring me closer to my dream? When I made the decision to buy the course I still wasn’t sure….
“After a week or two of lessons the feeling was amazing, I was learning really fast and enjoyed every challenge the course had to offer. First things first, I can now scratch! Learning to scratch brought a lot of feeling of “control” over my music for me. Before this course I didn’t really touch the “turntables” of my controller at all but now I use them all the time and with confidence. It really brings a whole new element to my DJing. Using scratching in the middle of your sets is a really nice way to spice things up or just lift up the atmosphere.
“The best thing about the course was the pace of the training, everything is so detailed and you can take all the time you need to complete each section and learn each technique. The slow motion practice drills were also an amazing feature!”
Joel Muhonen – Helsinki, Finland
It’s the first scratching course I’ve seen of its kind catering specifically for controller DJs.
“Since making my series of online Turntable Tutorials, one of the most common questions I receive today is whether the same techniques can be performed on DJ controllers. It’s a sign of the times and proof that controllers have found their place as a reputable choice for todays DJs. It’s my belief that scratching and other turntablism style techniques can be applied to some level on most controllers however, the approach and “touch” may differ slightly from turntables and there are several additional factors and nuances to be explained regarding the various hardware and software choices on the market.
“It’s a difficult subject to cover by any means however, the guys at Digital DJ Tips have done a great job delivering all of the necessary information in their new Scratching For Controllers DJ Course. It’s the first scratching course I’ve seen of its kind catering specifically for controller DJs and level of detail Phil and Steve have gone to in their videos is commendable. The videos are clear, very thorough, and the course is set at a slow enough place for compete beginners to understand and digest comfortably.
“So for any controller DJs who’ve been looking for online tuition to help them add scratching skills to their repertoire, this could well be the course you’ve been waiting for.”
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I’m only on my second day and I’ve been able to do scratching better than the past three months trying to learn on my own.
I joined to help me understand and develop scratch skills for use on DJ controllers. I’m only on my second day and I’ve been able to do scratching better than the past three months trying to learn on my own… and this is just the beginning!! It’s so easy when someone to shows you the correct ways to do it. Thank you so much! 🙂
Brock Lazo – Las Vegas, USA
Outstanding course, well worth the money…
“I was concerned about spending decent money for a video course for what for me is just a “hobby”, but afterwards it felt like money well spent. The course was well thought out, well built, inspiring, clear, nicely paced and easy to understand.
“It has boosted my confidence to the level where I started gigging regularly, and I also do some scratching on every gig! Whenever I, or someone else got stuck or had any questions about anything, a story to tell, a recorded practice session for review, Steve and the other classmates always answered quickly and gave tips on how to improve. The online seminars were also great fun”. 🙂
Tuomas Helander – Helsinki, Finland
If you ever wanted to learn how to add scratching to your DJ skills this is it!
“For years when I started to DJ, I tried to scratch but it never sounded right. I checked out some online videos for learning to scratch but none of them worked and most were based on turntables.
“When I came across this course I was worried that I would be wasting my money, but had the confidence to take the plunge because of the money-back guarantee. Now, after taking the course I am no Qbert, but I can now confidently pull off scratches when the time is right!
“The videos and explanations are very clear. Having a tutor available to watch & listen to your scratching and give constructive feedback and assistance was invaluable in itself. The online webinars where we were all able to interact with the tutor and ask questions were just amazing. I have made a bunch of new friends with the other students via the forum and was grateful to be able to both give and receive feedback from the other students on the same journey”
Philip Worrell – Nyon, Switzerland
The course is totally worth it!
“I wasn’t sure that learning via the internet would work for me so I was delighted by how well the course worked. I’m much more comfortable with my hands on the jogwheels and I dominate my S4 now!
“I have scratched a little at a show and it went down very well. The videos are extremely clear and really break down the essence of each technique. I like the real life practice lessons following along with the same scratch tracks used in the videos.
“Thanks to Steve and Phil for helping a late-starter (me) learn to DJ and scratch!”
Peter Gits – White Bear Lake, Minnesota, USA
It has helped set me apart from other DJs who never touch the jog wheels at all.
“Before this course I held the common prejudice that scratching could only be done (or at least accepted) when performed on turntables… Which meant that I had a bag full of skills from my vinyl days that I wasn’t using because of lack of confidence. As soon as I saw Steve’s scratch demos it dawned on me… not only was it possible to scratch with a controller but you could do the art complete justice!
“This course gave me the confidence I was lacking and helped me get my gear and software tuned up to help, rather than hinder my progress. Since then I haven’t looked back and I have incorporated simple and advanced scratching – and even beat juggling – into my sets. Not only has this made my mixes more fun to perform, it has helped set me apart from other DJs who never touch the jog wheels at all. People connect to the visual performance in a way that they might not if you have your face stuck in your laptop all night. The audience can see and hear that I am manipulating the sounds manually and am having a ball doing it!
“I really like the pace and structure of the training videos, which lead you steadily from the basics to more advanced techniques. While I came to the course with some scratch skills already, as a teacher myself I quickly saw the value in Steve’s approach which clearly goes through the simplest elements and slowly builds on what you’ve just learned.
“The other thing that impressed me was how the team responded to questions and comments – often with a new video highlighting a point that students felt wasn’t quite clear the first time around. This helps to create a true classroom atmosphere in which you feel like part of a community working together – something online courses usually lack.
“Thanks to Steve, Phil and the DDJT community I’ve made a tonne of progress as a digital DJ in a very short time… to the point where I am now earning my sole income from DJing. Basically a dream come true! The tutors and the community of students always seem ready to help and elaborate on a topic so you never feel that you are studying the course in a vacuum.
“Scratching for Controllers DJs is presented in a friendly and down to earth fashion. No nonsense and no posturing – just simple techniques explained thoughtfully and thoroughly”
Chris Grigor – Vancouver, BC, Canada
This course is taught in a way that makes it nearly impossible not to grasp!
“Taking this course has boosted my confidence to a new level. I know that by practicing and applying what I’ve learnt it allows me to perform in a manner that would have taken me years to figure out on my own.
“Initially I was concerned that I might not learn much and that it wouldn’t help me get taken seriously as a controller DJ, but after taking the plunge, I realized that it’s the technique that matters most and scratching with a controller will wow an audience, because it’s passion combined with mastering the techniques that makes you successful.
“The feature I liked best about the course was the slow methodical approach to the lessons. Each lesson is covered thoroughly and is not too long which allows time to practice and absorb the content you’ve just learned. Thumbs up to the fact that I can login and refresh myself on any lesson whenever I want. I appreciated having access to the instructors and being able to communicate with everyone enrolled in the course just like an on-line college class. The information I have learnt is well worth the price for the course, thank you is an understatement!”
Chris Raiff – Dayton, OH, USA
Steve’s method is perfect for the beginner, breaking it down into easy to follow lessons.
“Being able to scratch has always given me an edge and has become an integral part of my sound no matter what style I play. I checked out this course and I only wish I had this kind of tuition when I was starting out – it would have saved me years of agony! Steve’s method is perfect for the beginner, breaking it down into easy to follow lessons. Anyone who wants to add new skills to their DJing should definitely give it a go.”
Krafty Kuts – International DJ/Producer
If you need an excellent refresher, this is the course to take!
“To my surprise this course greatly improved my vinyl/DVS scratching, teaching me where I was going wrong. My scratching has improved hugely, no more “slave” to the BPM!
“The videos and explanations are very clear and concise. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner, if you just got your first controller or you come from vinyl or you use DVS, this course teaches the technique that’s transferrable to any gear”.
Ricardo Thomas – New York, USA
If you don’t have time and money for a personal tutor then this could just be the thing your looking for.
“This has given me a lot of pleasure and really enabled me to learn something I don’t think I would otherwise have had the time to learn. I am still learning and have a long way to go before I will get to where I want to go although I now know where it is I am heading whereas before, scratching was merely just a “nice idea”!
“I like the bite size chunks in the training, the forum and feedback with the tutor. But mostly I like the ability to go at my own pace, enabling me to have a healthy work/life/scratching balance. Also the one off life-time time payment that gives access to all future content that comes along is a great bonus.
“If you don’t have the time and money to have a personal trainer or you are not near anyone who can teach you then this course could just be the thing your looking for”
Rob (AKA Parafinn) – Bristol, UK
The pleasure of scratching is no longer something that’s out-of-reach and confined to the vinyl DJs.
“I was initially concerned how scratch techniques could be applicable and pulled off using controller jogwheels. I had no doubt that Digital DJ Tips had the answers, and I was right to keep the faith!
“Even with the basic baby scratch it’s great fun to add that over the top of a less busy section of a tune for extra flavour. As I improve, I get more confident that I know when & where to throw the intermediate/advanced scratches in. Even though I’m nowhere close to the advanced techniques section (yet), it’s motivational to see what’s possible with a controller. Steve’s got a great way of teaching the skills but without making the lessons too difficult to follow.
“Don’t for a second hesitate in getting this thorough, well-paced and logically constructed course. For those of us who’ve waited years to finally learn on our controller – the pleasure of scratching is no longer something that’s out-of-reach and confined to the vinyl DJ”
Aatish – Frankfurt, Germany
It’s transformed my confidence at a high level and now I’m not afraid to try new things.
“I really had no concerns before enrolling in Scratching For Controller DJs, I was just very excited that someone could teach me the fundamentals of scratching whether it was on turntables or controllers.
“My experience of taking the training was awesome! Even though I’m not “great” yet, the more I practice the better I’m getting even if it’s 30 min at a time… It’s transformed my confidence at a high level and now I’m not afraid to try new things with scratching and taking risks in my DJ sets. I really liked the slow motion playback of the scratch techniques and just all the different scratches that are in the program to learn the crab & transformer etc… Plus Steve is always on point in getting back to you if you have a question. Last but not least the course is mine for life and I can go thru it at my own pace. You guys are just on fire with this course and I would change nothing!
“Take the plunge you will never regret taking this course and it’s worth every penny”
Steve Blizzard – Latham N.Y, USA
I can’t believe that something I found impossible to master for years was so easy to learn.
“I learnt to DJ on vinyl years ago and couldn’t scratch on that so I was worried it was me and that nothing would help! I could not have been more wrong… Steve’s method is so easy to follow and, with enough practice, you can master the basics very quickly. Once you have that, the creativity flows and you progress at an amazing rate.
“I was amazed how quickly I got a response to any queries I raised… this isn’t just a “do what I say” course; it is truly interactive and the the support is quick and friendly and it’s “real world” training.. not just a couple of videos and being left to blunder along.
“Just try it.. I can’t believe that something I found impossible to master for years was so easy to learn”.
DjCoops – Ayr, Queensland, Australia
It’s a skill that has helped contribute to my unique style, gaining me fans the world over.
“In a world so full of DJs, I’ve always looked for ways to be different, be more of a performer and take my skills to the next level. Steve taught me how to scratch and I had it locked in a matter of weeks by using his simple step-by-step method. Since then I always try to incorporate scratching into my DJ sets, it’s a skill that has helped contribute to my unique style, gaining me fans the world over for 20 years.”
Judge Jules, global DJ and producer, UK/Ibiza
This course is built from the ground up to meet the needs of students at all levels.
“I’ve DJed on vinyl since 2005 and, when I recently decided to make the big switch to digital DJing, my biggest apprehension was figuring out how I was going to transfer the scratch techniques I know to the digital world. But Scratching for DJ Controllers has been a godsend to me!
“What I like about the course is that it is 100% created with the student in mind. Some DJ tutorials I’ve tried are all about that DJ, and don’t think about the audience’s needs at all. This course is built from the ground up to meet the needs of students at all levels. Teaching is Steve and Phil’s #1 priority. Not that it is stuffy or elitist, but I feel like Steve and Phil really care about their students’ success, and about advancing the art of digital DJing.
“I believe that because of the way Scratching for Controller DJs is organised, beginner DJs will be comfortable, but experienced DJs will still learn a lot of valuable techniques and skills. If you are brand new to DJing, just been playing around with digital and want to get serious, or you’re making the switch from vinyl to digital, you MUST take this course!”
Krista E. Summitt – Durham, North Carolina, USA
It is 100% worth the money, the time spent, and the sore arm and wrist muscles from hours of rhythmic pulsing on the crossfader!
“I never thought I could apply scratching within my style of music (anywhere from jackin’ house to techno) and I was hesitant to go for it it. I figured it might open up opportunities though anyway, so I decided I’d take the course after all. The course was amazing. The “classes” or videos were clearly articulated and explained, and the way it was taught was so easy to learn.
“I also love being able to refer back to any videos at any time I want, because that allows me to learn at my own pace. Being in college, another scheduled class is the last thing I need, so this was a nice change of pace. It was the best decision I’ve ever made in my DJ’ing career. I feel so much more in control now of beat-matching and scratching, and I also feel more familiar with my gear. Having this confidence has let me mix in whole new ways, and the more I’ve learned, the more I’ve realized the possibilities that are still awaiting me to master.
“Both Steve and Phil had an amazingly simple and easily understandable way of explaining things to the common person. They weren’t all caught up in technical jargon or asserting their superiority at the skill. I enjoyed this and it made this the best and easiest DJ (or musical in general) course I’ve ever taken. It is 100% worth the money, the time spent, and the sore arm and wrist muscles from hours of rhythmic pulsing on the crossfader… you will definitely be happy you decide to take it! :)”
James Corcoran – Lexington
“jus’ do it… do it, ficky, ficky, ficky… do it!
“This course is exactly what I have been waiting for. Scratching has always been the elusive missing ingredient in my productions. Not only are the intuitive and easy to follow lessons a great help to adding scratching to my CV, but the course has helped me make the transition from vinyl to the whole new world of capabilities that digital controllers and the ability to scratch your own homemade loops and samples brings. Only a few days in and there’s already been some cutting, and some scratching, and some more scratching! Skeewiff say.. “jus’ do it… do it, ficky, ficky, ficky… do it!”
Alex Rizzo, Skeewiff, DJ/Producer
You have to try the Scratch course from Digital DJ Tips – an amazing In depth course and a great support network!
“I was obviously concerned about can I justify the cost of the course, I’m a part time DJ, do I really need to do it? But I bit the bullet and committed to the course and it was fantastic! It’s a really well put together course, the video content is awesome, simple and effective. I’m still active in the forum over a year later and still getting the support from Steve and the guys! Thanks!!
“I had just moved country and had a break from DJing for a couple of years. This course got me back to what I love and helped me get back out there performing again. Since the course I have had the confidence to get out there and get gigs, and slowly but surely I’m building a rep in my new city in a new country.
“The forum was great loads of support from Steve and the team and talking to people going through the same learning curve as yourself and listening to people’s practice sessions was great!”
Lee Stevens – Melbourne, Austarlia
If you want to introduce yourself to the fun of this scratching this is the way for you to do it without having to go through a lot of trial and error.
“I was wondering if it was going to be as thorough as I hoped it would be, and it was exactly what I needed to take my DJing to a whole new level. The pointed videos help you cut straight to the best way to acquire the skills necessary to take your game to the next level. Although I used to scratch back in the stone age when I used vinyl, I had started to blend primarily when I was using the controller. Taking this course helped to bring back the fun that I had when I was using vinyl. The videos were phenomenal! I have no idea how this could be any better!
“If you want to introduce yourself to the fun of this scratching this is the way for you to do it without having to go through a lot of trial and error!”
Harold Peaks – New York, USA
Thank you for taking the time to put this together!
“This has to be one of the best decisions I have made as DJ (signing up for this course). I am glad that I can watch these videos at my own pace. With my life being so busy it is convenient to be able to log on when I can. I can say now that things have kinda slowed down and I’m ready to continue where I left off.
“Thank you for taking the time to put this together!!!!!”