It is a playing method where you touch the record directly, move the record back and forth, and squeeze and manipulate along with the faders rhythmically & quickly. Lately, you can listen not only to hip hop but also to pop music. This time, I would like to introduce basic and easy scratch methods.
Use a cartridge (needle) that does not fly easily and is durable, and will reduce damage to the record. Representative models include SHURE's M44G and M447. We also recommend CONCORDE SCRATCH from ORTOFON.
Recommended as it is hard and slippery and does not generate static electricity. The Scratcher shop still prefers to use "thin, slippery" ones, rather than thick mats that emphasize howling and emphasizes sound quality.
While any record can be scratched, battlebreaks and scratch records containing only scratch material are also sold, giving you the possibility of playing and bringing scratching to a new dimension. In parallel with the evolution of scratch technology, various items have been released.
Choose a mixer that is suitable for scratching. First of all, those with good faders and those with adjustable curves. After this, choose a durable mixer. Recently, optical / non-contact high-tech mixers have been released, and some have a semi-permanent lifespan. PMC05PRO series of TECHNICS SHEX-1200 and VESTAX, PIONEER DJM 909 are the large standard models.
A scratch rendition that expresses only the movement before and after the record without using the crossfader. The sound is low if you move it slowly. You can play a high sound if you move quickly. At the time of the cut-in, it has a feeling like kick in the head "Don" that is a standard from old times.
The scratch method that is said to have been invented JAZZY JEFF. With the fader off, turn the fader off and on in quick repetition. Sounds of long scales such as "Beep" can be cut like "Beep, Bip, Beep".
Basically, a further development of the transformer, lightly holding down the fader with your thumb and from the off state, flipping it on repeatedly with the ring finger, middle finger and forefinger at high speed in order. The sound of "beep" is a crisp cut sound like "pip peep". It is also possible to make a permanent intermittent tone like "pi pi pi pi pi pi pi pi" when repeating moving the record in forward & reverse.
A method of shaking the middle finger and moving the record back and forth in millimeters to engrave the sound to the limit. Because it is easy for the needle to fly, you will need to practice to make this one of your own skills!
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