DJ Qbert Rips it up on the New Scratchophone Turntablist Instrument

While I was scouring the internet for a cool video to post for our Turntablist Feature Friday blog entries, I found this new instrument for turntablists called the Scratchophone. The Scratchophone has been in development for years now, and they are finally available for fully-customizable sale only! (Product Details and Q-Bert Demo Video Inside).

The Scratchophone is an electronic DJ device that is part turntable, part mixer, and part drum-shaped enclosure that gives Turntablists a TRUE instrument to call their own. The Scratchophone is made for serious scratch professionals and is fully portable and intuitive just like any other instrument. Nearly everything from the color to the crossfader angle position is customizable at the time of order. All mixer and turntable functions are all there and packed into this nicely presented package that finally looks to make Turntablism a valid art form and to provide a respectable instrument that can finally label a scratch DJ as a true performing musician. DJ Qbert dropped by their place to put it through its paces and he was thoroughly am I!

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Turntablist Video Friday: DJ SLAM

On this episode of Turntablist Video Friday series we have a scratch veteran who is putting it down on the Vestax PMC-05proIV and a Vestax PDX turntable for the Beat 4 Battle Ultimate Battle of 2010. Check out how DJ Slam rips the 1's and 2's for this quick set to tantalize the masses. Watch the video inside.


New Traktor Video: Qbert's Breakfast Of Champions

In this brand new SUPER-SICK video just released by Native Instruments we have DMC Champion DJ's Qbert, Rafik, and Shiftee all on the new Traktor software and interface laying down one of the sickest team scratch performances of late. In this video, you can see the possibilities of the new hardware and software combo as they have two separate DJ setups plus other control interfaces like Machine 1.5 and the Kontrol X1. Check out the video inside...


[TVR] DJ toMU Rips it up On the Pioneer DJM-T1

The Pioneer DJM-T1 is a heavy-duty Traktor Scratch Certified two-channel professional-grade DJ mixer with built in Traktor MIDI controls for many of the advanced DJ software features such as loop, samples, hot cues, effects and much more. The Pioneer DJM-T1 exhibits all of the classic and well-known Pioneer Mixer build quality with a full-metal chassis, sturdy faders, and reinforced knobs. Check out this episode of Turntablist Video Friday to see DJ toMU rip it up on the Pioneer DJM-T1 and a classic set of 1200's inside.


[TVR] OnDaSpin With DJ Knuckles

This week's Turntablist Video Friday makes another appearance today and this time we're back once again with the fourth Webisode in the "On Da Spin" series with DJ Knuckles. During this online series, there will be feature interviews along with performance footage from known and unknown DJ's. Each webisode will showcase the DJ and gives them a chance to share their opinion and insight on their musical experiences. This fourth webisode features DJ Knuckles getting busy on the Technics and he also gives an interesting interview on his time in the DJ Game! Check out this cool interview and his turntable performance after the jump.


Morpho DJ App for Turntablists!

Here's something new and interesting! The iPhone, iPod, and iPad have been getting lots of DJ Software releases these days but none of them work quite like this Morpho DJ app that has just hit the scene. Developed by Nick Bryan and Ge Wang at Stanford University, the Morpho DJ app allows DJ's to mount an iPod touch or iPhone onto each platter where the record would normally spin and the gyro and accelerometer data gets sent wirelessly to a laptop where the data is used to control the playback of digital files. Video and information inside.


Turntablist Video Friday: DJ Fegan

This week's Turntablist Video Friday Series takes us to a smooth scratch practice solo done by DJ Fegan. Even though he only refers to this video as a practice session, it is still some of the smoothest and cleanest cuts around. I definitely enjoyed this video, as will all of you who can recognize real skills! Check out the video inside.