Welcome to Day 22 of 30 Days of Scratching. For a full overview and instructions on how to join in please visit 30 Days of Scratching Day 1.
Beat used: So Groovy (Reach out of the Darkness) (114 BPM) by Jocelyn Alice & Right The Stars.
Scratch Records Used: Symatic Scratch Samples and Super Seal digital version with a Serato control record.
I heard this music spotted on a commercial (or advert if you come from the UK) for Target and managed to track it down. So funky!
I love the drum pause / bass solo at the end of the 4th bar.
I experimented with recording the audio from the line out of my mixer directly into the camera today. I also recorded the audio through Serato as this is higher quality. I listen to myself scratching through headphones and this means that there is no audio on the video, except for the fader clicks. This means that it is sometimes tricky to match up the serato scratch audio to the video. By recording the mixer audio via the camera, it lets me very quickly and easily match it up to the Serato audio and everything is in sync.
“Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom”
– Jim Rohn
Get those scratch skills on!
Todays lesson – Stay groovy! Inspiration is everywhere! Keep an ear out for tracks that you can scratch over. Sometimes they come from unlikely sources.
Official 30 Days Of Scratching Playlist
You can see all of the videos here: 30 Days Of Scratching YouTube Playlist
If you would like to join me in this challenge throughout October / November, post links to your own practice videos in the comments below. Tag your videos on social networks with #studioscratches and #30DaysOfScratching. You don’t have to do the full 30 days so feel free to dip in and out posting your videos where you want to, but it would be super awesome to have you along as company for the full 30 days! Who knows where you might end up!
If you have a beat suggestion or want to send me cool beats to use in this challenge, please email me via the contact page.
If you have any questions please let me know.
See you on Monday!
Happy Scratching! 😀
– Emma Short-E