This post covers the basics of the equipment you need for scratching including a video walkthrough: Equipment you need: At least 1 turntable, 2 is the norm (direct drive with high torque if possible) Mixer (the crossfader needs a sharp cut in and preferably curve adjustment) Slipmats (I use butter rugs) Needles / cartridges (Try […]
"Scratchy 100" - Learn to Scratch!
In this article we explore ways you can find a zen-like peace around scratching for when it all gets a bit much! Some thoughts around fInding a zen-like peace around scratching for when it all gets a bit much: Create don’t compete Find your own style (hint – its within you) Scratching is nothing to […]
In this article we cover things you can do when you are getting nowhere with your scratching and you really wanna quit. Like learning any skill, when learning to scratch, the time will come when you get so frustrated that you feel like throwing your turntables out the window and snapping your crossfader in two. […]
In this article we explore what makes a great scratch DJ. Super human speed you think? The list of qualities may surprise you! What makes a great scratch DJ? Super human speed Superior hand eye co-ordination Be able to pat your head and rub your stomach at the same time Creativity Rhythm Hand muscle implants […]
(NOTE!!! I’ve opened this post up to non Scratchy 100 members so everyone can see the kind of content that is covered in the members area.) This post features a video of Short-E showing you how to adjust your tone arm settings for a skip free scratching experience! — In the video I say needles […]
UPDATE: I later realised that this is actually a combo I picked up from D-Styles in this video, credit due! Thanks D, love your cuts. This article features a video of Short-e teaching you how to do the “Short-E Special” scratch and the scratch notation diagram. The beat is also included as an mp3 download that […]