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#1 BroKing

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:40 AM

hey i try to scratch but it dont work it sound like crap not like real scratches do i need a oher mixer ? or is my tonearm not good ? i have shure m-44 needles

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:48 AM

What I learned Off that documentary "Scratch" on youtube is that it depends on what sounds your scratchin. Cuz they scratch horns, voices, random ass shit. The scratch comes from the sound basically, different sounds make different scratches. The mixer is used to switch between 2 turntables, or to cut out from one turntable. As far as the quality of the turntable itself, I see alot of pro's use Technics, but other brands like Numark work aswell

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 10:04 AM

i have technics 1200 and i use dj tools vinyl from q-bert and a numark m3 mixer and everything i fresh sound like shit it dont sounds like a scratch just like some dumb sound i cant really explain it but i try my english is not good but i try to make a video

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:47 PM

Damn thats odd... I just fuck around with scratchin' and just practice sometimes when im bored, go watch that documentary man

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:39 AM



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:41 PM

i have fun scratching every once in a while, someday i'd like to be able to scratch in vocals a la Primo or the Madlib. but i don't have a DJ mixer or anything, and i'm still able to make decent sounds...and this is coming from a dude with 0 experience points outside of 2-3 years ago, on an $80 turntable plugged directly into my laptop via USB audio interface. so if i can make some pretty ill cuts, then anyone else can/should be able to.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:47 AM

i have fun scratching every once in a while, someday i'd like to be able to scratch in vocals a la Primo or the Madlib. but i don't have a DJ mixer or anything, and i'm still able to make decent sounds. if i can make some pretty ill cuts, then anyone else can/should be able to.

Same shit yo I have no experience with scratchin, even though I practice sometimes, most of the time I just fuck around with it, and if it sounds good with my beat Ill use it
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Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:11 PM

WTF is going on in here. If this is fake you're brilliant, if this isn't fake stop with the open-fader scratches.

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... :blink:

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:48 PM

are you using a belt-drive by any chance?

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:01 PM

Funny conversation. But you guys are on the right path. This noob shit is funny right here.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:31 PM

Takes a bit of practicing everyday. Best to start with some of the basic scratches:

1. Baby scratch
2. Forward cut or Phrasing
3. Reverse scratch
4. Tares
5. Transforms

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:

http://kwotemusic.co...djpractice.html

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!

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 10:48 PM

WTF is going on in here. If this is fake you're brilliant, if this isn't fake stop with the open-fader scratches.

you can have all of the best equipment in the world but without skills you're still gonna sound like shit. Damn... :blink:


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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