Scratch LIVE is the ultimate software and hardware solution for
bridging the analog world of vinyl and the digital world of computer audio
files. Using regular turntables or CD players, you can scratch and mix
files from your Mac or Windows XP computer's CD or hard drive, add in a
live mic input for scratching, and even bypass to standard vinyl if you
wish. Scratch LIVE is the complete digital solution for the vinyl
junkie -- take your entire collection wherever you go and leave your precious
vinyl at home!
The SL 1 interface connects one or two standard vinyl or CD turntables
to your computer. This extremely rugged, portable, high quality, bus-powered
USB interface features two switchable phono or line inputs, a microphone
input, two line outputs, and pass thru outputs for the phono/line and mic.
The included 12" vinyl records each have a Serato exclusive and unique
control signal which allows Scratch LIVE to track the motion of
the record, simulating the same movement with digital audio. Due to Serato's
proprietary control scheme, the result is a feel and sound indistinguishable
from playing vinyl. As a producer and DJ, the track you finished today
can be played on a real turntable tonight. You'll never have to cut a dubplate
The Bear Map accurately displays the transients in each track. The
spacing of the bears visually represents the tempo which assists with
fact, visual bear matching.
Label View shows everything about the speed and position of a track
at a glance. As the vinyl rotates, so does the vivid marker in exactly
the way you'd expect, making beat jugging and doubling digital files
simple. The circular progress bar around the edge is a visual
representation of the position in the song, while the time and
remaining time are displayed in minutes and seconds. Actual turntable
speed is also displayed. Multiple markers, the color of each marker and
the label can be set and are saved with each song.
Vertical Wave forms offer a much more functional and natural way to view the playing track.
The transient view in the center makes it possible to visually align
the beats of two songs without needing to hear them, for a fast and
The main wave forms can be zoomed to suit the situation at hand. Scratch LIVE is licensed exclusively to Rane. For product information
or tech support please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The minimum operating system requirements are either a Mac G4, OSX 10.2.8,
or a PC P3-700 running Windows XP, either with 256M of ram or more.
Further information about the software is available at the Serato