Scratching...

Discussion in 'DJ's, MC's & Turntablism' started by DJNitrousUK, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. DJNitrousUK

    DJNitrousUK Active Member

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    Would love to learn how to scratch, any tips or info anyone wants to share?

    Cheers in advance.

    Ez :)
     
  2. ScottyEightSix

    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    purchase how to dj properly, I got it about a year ago tell you alsorts of stuff
     
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    DJNitrousUK Active Member

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    Alright cheers bro
     
  4. Evil Empire

    Evil Empire So Cal Selecta

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    Q-Bert has a video, i cant remember what its called but if you google it, it should come up...its pretty wicked he goes over every scratch from basic to the most difficult and he shows you how to do it and then gives you little tips on how to learn it...you can select from multiple camera angles so you can see every hand movement he makes and there even a part were he does the scratch and then he pauses so you can do it and then he does another and another and you can go back and forth doing the scratches with him after you learn them..super useful video and probably the easiest way to learn how..
    There are also these record packs called scratch lessons i think theres a vol1 thru 5 and it comes with 2 records and a book for you to follow along with.
     
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    DJNitrousUK Active Member

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    Cheers for the info matey :2thumbs:

    Much appreciated
     
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    Evil Empire So Cal Selecta

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    No worries bro, im always happy to help a homie....:lighter:
     
  7. CoNMaN

    CoNMaN yEs MoiiIt!!

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    jus get a vestax scratch mixer then get sum scratch vinyl
    and your off. mite take a while to get tho, im still learnig an been tryin for 2 yrs
     
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    DJNitrousUK Active Member

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    Cheers for the info man :pimp:
     
  9. Riisu

    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    yeah, q berts do it yourself scratching.

    goes through everything about how to set up decks and look after your needles and all that. pretty sweet little vid.

    it's so so hard though :(
     
  10. Fes Rock

    Fes Rock Nothing..........

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    dude, learn on your own. Take no shorts...you can watch q-bert all u want...but your still not gonna be able to do it. Start off easy with some chirps. And get a copy of Hee-Haw Breaks. A Dirt Style record
     
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    DJNitrousUK Active Member

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    Big up for the info man :)

    (y) Ok man, cheers for the advice
     
  12. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

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    make sure u have a mixer with a scratch setting too ..otherwise u will snap your thumbs trying to do some of the scratches with a standard fader
     
  13. DJ.usive

    DJ.usive Skratchaholik.

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    Save up and get a Urei 1601 and then go to a car boot sale and buy/steal/find some random old records...
    Kids' "Storytime" kinda vinyls are perfect, you'll find all kinds of awesome samples and stuff on them and they won't set you back as much as vinyl pressed specifically for scratch purposes...
    That and you'll want some scratch needles too...
    Not so confident on which ones exactly, Tonar Baktraks are pretty good from my experience but I'm sure there's better...
    Most importantly, enjoy yourself and don't get pissed off if it sounds crap for a while!
     
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    CLARKFADER New Member

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    best thing , that u always need is , a decent pair of decks , and the most imperative is , propper needles , ones that dont jump all the time , I and most turntablists use SURE M447`s , thier very , very good 4 scratching , and gripping the record !!!!!!! if you need tutorials on anything its always best to check out UTUBE , loads of great stuff on there , but the main thing that u have to do is "PRACTICE HARD" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:rowley::boobies::gun:
     
  15. Dustek

    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    Don't agree mate.

    The QBert DVD will jump start you. You might try for a couple of years on your own to learn the shit that QBert will teach you in a couple of weeks/months.
     
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    Fes Rock Nothing..........

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    each is own

    instructional DVD's are just :gimp:
     
  17. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

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    i tought myself one of the hype scratches off of the andy c and hype fabriclive cd...i jus cant do it as fast as him....if u have a good ear then listen to a scratch sample n have a go at trying to recreate it
     
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    really really good book taught me lots id rcomend it strongly:rslayer: :rslayer:
     
  19. Djinn

    Djinn Member

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    practice, practice, practice practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice practice, practice, practice,
    practice, practice, practice practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice practice, practice, practice,
    practice, practice, practice practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice practice, practice, practice,
    practice, practice, practice practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice practice, practice, practice....


    and more practice.

    recommend the Qbert DIY DVD. its good to see how he moves his hands. buying books about scratching is not helpful at all IMO.
    S'all about getting your hands used to moving in certain ways; becoming dextrous.
    Ive been teaching myself to scratch for the past year and a half, ive just reached the point where I can crab.

    best thing I ever did was practice everyday
     
  20. DJNoize

    DJNoize Your Mom Rates Me

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