This article features a video of Short-e teaching you how to do the Transformer scratch and a notation diagram. The beat is also included as an mp3 download that you can loop up to practice to.
The Transformer scratch is named so because it sounds like a cartoon transformer transforming. This scratch is attained by playing a long sample and cutting the sound on and off with the fader.
Here are 2 Transformer audio clips from the cartoon so you can see what we are aiming for:
Here is the video:
If you are following all of our Scratchy 100 tutorials you should now have a nice few basic scratches to practice. Try and link them together – so a baby, then a transform, or forward, then a transform backwards. Most importantly KEEP PRACTICING!
Once you have the basics down, experiment with timings and swing.
Here is the a notation for this scratch:
You also get to download this beat, #8546, taken from the 85 BPM Hip Hop Instrumental Beats series.
If you are a beginner, post a video response and I will critique it and advise you.
Happy Scratching! 😀