A true gear-head at heart, our beloved progressive
Plastikman is on the cusp of something huge. In cahoots
with the creators at N2IT Development, as well as
long-time partner and fellow techno DJ, John Acquaviva,
he has adopted Final Scratch, an exciting evolution
in DJ mixing technology. With Final Scratch, the DJ
is finally able to play digital music live in conjunction
with his or her analog, “two-turntables-and-a-mixer”
setup. Already on the road with Hawtin and Acquaviva,
the Final Scratch system is bound to eradicate the
barrier that’s been keeping DJs from crossing over
into the digital realm — it allows them to take their
burned tracks, or any digital music files, and send
them to an interface which then relays the song to
a dubplate that can be played on any normal turntable.
With this technology, a DJ can perform while armed
only with a laptop computer loaded with a library
of his or her chosen MP3 files. The DJ is able to
“scratch,” mix, and control the pitch of any digital
music file by using a special Final Scratch blank
record. It responds to the touch exactly like a conventional
record and can be played alongside any vinyl — the
DJ can switch back and forth between digital file
playback and normal records!
Special benefits include:
• Simple plug-and-play technology.
• It allows the DJ to use his or her existing equipment.
• You can switch between both analog records and
For the universe’s traveling and bedroom DJs,
Final Scratch has the potential to change all standards
• Sifting through crates and crates of records takes
little time as scrolling down a list of songs, or
simply doing a “search.”
• Using Final Scratch’s databank to store recorded
tracks means DJs can actually leave their records
• DJs can stay ahead of the competitive game, playing
unreleased music and MP3s easily on their basic
• Producer/DJs can write a track in the studio,
burn it into their laptop, and debut it that same
No more waiting for acetates (that degrade over
time anyway) and expensive vinyl pressings!
Poised and ready to take on the world, Richie Hawtin
may very well change the face of live DJ mixing as
we know it by connecting analog to the digital realm.
Anxious for more info? Be sure to check out www.finalscratch.com!