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    Default Practicing scratching without decks

    Title was meant to say WITHOUT decks. Sorry.

    I don't have any decks right now but I need to practice scratching. I'm still toying with a VCI 100 but after peeps have said the jog wheels arent the most responsive things in world I'm holding back for a while. But I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how I can practice in the mean time. Is there something cheap I can buy purely for scratching purposes? I have tried an iphone app but thats bullshit.

    Any ideas?

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    have you looked into one of these?

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    Get the Numark PT01-Scratch.

    I've had one since just before Xmas and it's most fun I've had with my hands that didn't involve my wife

    I have a Jesse Dean scratch fader in a crib which is much better than the rocker switch on the PT-01 but the rocker is still a lot of fun.

    Just for fun I got it working with Traktor 7" timecode and a MidiFighter for cue point jumping with the DJ PLAYER app. LOTS of fun.

    I see that Mark Settle's just got one so I'm expecting dome ScratchWorx love for it soon.
    There's all manner of crazy mods available as well.

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    Get a Pt-01 and a mixfader.
    - Equipment - 2X Technics 1200, 2X Audio Technica ATLP1240, 2X XDJ700, 2X XDJ1000 MK2, Denon DNX-1100, Mixars DUO, DJM750 MK2, NI Audio 10, NI Aduio 4, Serato SL3, 4X Shure M44-7, 2X Ortofon Pro S, 2X Numark Groove Tool, Maschine MK3, Samson Carbon 49, Roland SE-02, Novation Launchcontrol, TouchOSC, Nocation Peak, Arturia MiniBrute, Korg Volca Kick, MicroKorg (Classic), NI Komplete Audio 6

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_bastet View Post
    Get a Pt-01 and a mixfader.
    Have you used the Mixfader with the iPad app? & how well does it work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldfuzion View Post
    Have you used the Mixfader with the iPad app? & how well does it work?
    Nopers. Only used it with rekordbox DJ on my surface pro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_bastet View Post
    Nopers. Only used it with rekordbox DJ on my surface pro.
    Are you using Rekordbox DJ as vinyl / scratch surface & if so how well does it work? Cause I decided against picking up an Pt-01 scratch for now & will be using it with an iPad. I saw the tutorial videos on Mixfaders site but saw that a lot of people aren't getting good latency when using it with the iPad. So was looking for some first hand experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldfuzion View Post
    Are you using Rekordbox DJ as vinyl / scratch surface & if so how well does it work? Cause I decided against picking up an Pt-01 scratch for now & will be using it with an iPad. I saw the tutorial videos on Mixfaders site but saw that a lot of people aren't getting good latency when using it with the iPad. So was looking for some first hand experience.
    I have a pt-01 and use the combo jack on the surface pro.
    - Equipment - 2X Technics 1200, 2X Audio Technica ATLP1240, 2X XDJ700, 2X XDJ1000 MK2, Denon DNX-1100, Mixars DUO, DJM750 MK2, NI Audio 10, NI Aduio 4, Serato SL3, 4X Shure M44-7, 2X Ortofon Pro S, 2X Numark Groove Tool, Maschine MK3, Samson Carbon 49, Roland SE-02, Novation Launchcontrol, TouchOSC, Nocation Peak, Arturia MiniBrute, Korg Volca Kick, MicroKorg (Classic), NI Komplete Audio 6

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    Mixfader is the wrong way to go here, because of the latency caused by bluetooth that was mentioned earlier. The Raiden Fader is a much better way to go for the OP ( http://www.raidenfader.com/). Or a Kutter - ( https://www.stokyoworld.com/product_...kut1.0-blk.htm )Or even buy a PT-01 Scratch.

    Both of those faders are cheaper solutions that introduce no latency, and are regularly used by the portablist community. The Mixfader is a cute gadget, but the bluetooth kills it.

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    I agree about the Mixfader.

    The Raidenfader was my first choice but being in the UK I got tired of waiting for releases and then not getting one in the limited units sale which I why I went for the Jesse Dean.

    After a short time with the PT-01 you soon realise that the rocker switch is lacking (fun, but lacking).

    There's a new Jesse Dean that drops right into the PT-01. It requires some modding but I think I'm gonna give it a go.

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