Welcome to Day 24 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: Axel F by Harold Faltermeyer. 117 BPM.
Looped up sections:
- 00:49.8 – 0:58.0
- 01:45.1 – 01:53.2
Scratch Record Used: DJ Vajra Cuts n Drums.
For todays video, I chose another non traditional track for scratching over. A lighthearted 80s classic. Gotta love a bit of electro!
I chose to loop up 2 different sections of the track to keep things interesting.
In the first loop section I am attempting to copy the instrumentals musical rhythms with my scratching. I also did this in this video. This is quite fun to try out if you haven’t already. You can do this with any track with a rhythm that is clear enough.
I was looking in the Scratch Live software for a way to quickly switch between the loops with 1 button press on my TTM 57sl but couldn’t figure it out. I managed to trigger a loop with 1 button but not switch to the next loop. If you know how to do this on the TTM 57sl, please let me know in the comments or send me a mail here! I have also asked in the Serato forums so when I find out I will share with you all.
On reflection, the scratch samples are maybe just a little loud in relation to the music. Remember to check the gain / levels!
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”
– Mark Twain
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!
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See you on Monday!
Happy Scratching! 😀
– Emma Short-E