Everybody seems to love the simplicity of a fader in a box. And here’s another — the Raiden Fader is in its beta phase, but you can still buy one today.
Making dance music and want to add some scratches? Buy turntables, learn the craft, and record your own like we had to before laptops. Or alternatively get Scratch Machine — essentially a scratch DJ distilled into a plugin.
Scratch loopers generally reside in the world of Flash. But Daniel Hulth’s Tablebeats app put a wide range of scratch beats right in your pocket.
Obviously we love gear, but it’s useless without skills. And Fong Fong and Mart-One bring the skills in droves. Watch them share a turntable.
In a week where we posted about a fader in a box, here’s a demo of a fader in an impossibly tiny box. Behold DJ RelyT’s Frisk Fader demo.
There are scratch videos, and then there is B.Two’s Game of Death video. Shot in a Buddhist temple, it raises the bar considerably.
With the IDA World final just one week away, DJ Tigerstyle has applied his considerable skills to the promo video and made something way cooler.
Getting the week started right is this video from JFB and DJ Angelo. Nothing gear related — just some good old fashioned funky scratch skills.
Need some seminal scratch music? Dave Paul from Bomb Hip Hop just posted all seven Return of the DJ albums as a free download.
You might like to think that Serato and Traktor have the DVS game sewn up between them. But Atomix isn’t having any of that, and is pitching VirtualDJ 8 as a solid DVS alternative. The twist is that you can use pretty much any DVS capable hardware and timecode vinyl, and Atomix would love for you to try it out.