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Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:11 PM
Start learning on the transform switch and go from there or something. Also try to stay humble, you can have all of the best equipment in the world but without skills you're still gonna sound like shit. Damn...
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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:31 PM
1. Baby scratch
2. Forward cut or Phrasing
3. Reverse scratch
Once you get the hang of those consistently, you can move on to stabs, chirps, crabs and flares.
Q-Bert Scratch Academy is a great place to learn all the scratches online in more detailed fashion, but will cost you a bit to sign up. Another really good site for helping with practicing is:
As for equipment, yeah it's really hard to get quality scratches and or practice in with belt drive tables. You should have a really good concept and established skill with matching beats before really jumping into scratching- even if your not looking to become "Master of the Mix", it really helps. A belt drive table is perfect to learn on though and is where most DJ's used to start. Now a days turntables are becoming more and more obsolete and being replace with controllers-sad but true. I've had the same set of Technics 1210's for 10 years now and have had them repaired a handful of times and even replaced the tonearms myself a few years back. As for a mixer, when you get into the more advanced scratches, your going to want a mixer with a cross fader contour control. This controls the sensitivity as to how the fader cuts in and out on both sides. But at the end of the day, there is no exact way or concrete method for what you need to do, just have fun and if you like the sound that you make- thats the most important thing!
Posted 04 October 2013 - 10:48 PM
you can have all of the best equipment in the world but without skills you're still gonna sound like shit. Damn...
Amen. I don't remember the exact quote, nor whose it was so allow me to paraphrase - - the only musical instrument is the mind: any tool played to produce sound is but an extension of the mind.
On a side note, I really want these slipmats! http://www.stonesthr...aution-slipmats
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