SCRATCH LIVE AT HOLLYWOODDJ
What is Scratch Live?
Scratch Live is a DJ solution that comprises of the Serato Scratch Live software, Serato Control and hardware from Rane.
Serato Scratch Live lightened the load for the professional traveling DJ. Heavy crates of records can be exchanged into a huge library of music that can be easily transported on a computer hard drive.
Scratch Live is the only digital DJ system that stays true to the art of DJing with no auto sync or effects by design. The DJ is in control of the mix at all times, not the computer.
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 Scratch Live 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 again with Scratch Live!
Scratch LIVE is licensed exclusively to Rane. The minimum operating system requirements for Scratch Live are either a Mac G4, OSX 10.2.8, or a PC P3-700 running Windows XP, either with 128M of ram or more.
Scratch Live Software
Scratch Live software has an array of unique tools and performance features:
* Beat Extraction * Real Time Tempo Metering * Unique color waveforms for easy identification of sound. * Multiple Cue and Loop Points per track * Record Directly from a Microphone * Record and Archive your precious Music Collection * Fast Access to your Music Library and iTunes™ library integration * Exclusive Access to Fresh Promotional Music with Whitelabel.net * No Charge Upgrades that constantly add new features and improvements
Rane Scratch Live Hardware
Serato Scratch Live is exclusively licensed to Rane Corporation.
You can use it with the following 4 Rane DJ products:
* Rane SL 3 * Rane SL 1 * Rane TTM 57SL * Rane MP 4
You can scratch and mix files from your computer hard drive using Serato Vinyl, CD or Approved USB Controllers.
Serato Control Vinyl and Control CD (included) The Scratch Live Control Vinyl and Control CDs each contain the Noise Map Control Tone, a unique control signal which allows Scratch Live to track the motion of the record, simulating the same movement with digital audio. With Serato's proprietary control, 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 can switch from Control Vinyl to traditional vinyl records as well if you wish.
Serato Approved USB Controller (optional) Serato has certified a select range of new generation controllers with USB connectivity to Scratch Live. This means that Scratch Live can now send track information from the software to the supported hardware on-board displays. You can also use the platters, buttons and sliders instantly, as supported hardware has pre-mapped controls for a no fuss setup.
PLEASE NOTE: These are the minimum requirements to run Scratch Live. For best performance and for use in professional situations we recommend you buy a higher spec computer. We recommend Intel processors for Scratch Live .
* 1 GHz G4 * 1 GB RAM* * 1024 x 768 screen resolution * OSX 10.3.9 or higher * Intel Macs require Scratch Live version 1.5 or higher * Available USB port (USB 2.0 required for SL 3)
* 1.5 GHz PC * 1 GB RAM* * 1024 x 768 screen resolution * Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or higher * Windows Vista requires Versions 1.7.2 or higher * We recommend Windows XP over Vista read more * Available USB port (USB 2.0 required for SL 3)