This post features a video example of a scratch wordplay, Serato effects and how to achieve this.
If you are anything like me, you are probably used to scratching “ahh” or “fresh”. I have to be honest, “ahh” is one of my favourite samples to scratch with for practice but it can get boring too, especially for an audience.
Here is a video of me cutting up the sample “And it goes a little something like this”:
What I am doing in this video is mostly using chirps on the beginning of each individual word / 2 words.
- and it
- a little
- like this
Try experimenting with separating each word and cutting each one up with the scratch of your choice. The key is to get the sample to fit in time with the beat as always! I pitched the sample so that it was roughly the right tempo. This happened to be “0”.
Half way through you probably notice that I hit a button on the mixer and a delay effect comes on. This adds an interesting dimension and is REALLY fun! This is a feature with the TTM57 mixer and Serato Scratch software.
The beat is “Cowafunka”, taken from “Beats For Scratch Practice Vol. 3” beat pack:
Record used: Best of Skratchy Seal by Thudrumble
Happy Scratching 😀