Audio Introduces PRO-SCRATCH 1:
First Single CD
Player For Scratching
American Audio has come out with the world's first single CD player
that "scratches" like a turntable. The new
PRO-SCRATCH 1 professional CD player lets DJs scratch with the sound
of an authentic analog turntable, while offering the convenience of a
digital CD player.
The unit features
a platter-like wheel on top of the CD player, which is used for
scratching. This disk-shaped platter has grooves and a finger
indention that makes it easy to scratch, providing DJs with the feel,
as well as the sound, of a genuine "vinyl" turntable.
PRO-SCRATCH 1 is truly a revolutionary product for the scratching
DJ," says John Brown, national sales manager of American
Audio. "With this amazing CD player, DJs can scratch and
produce sounds that are virtually identical to a vinyl record, not
something âcanned' or digitized."
of the PRO-SCRATCH 1 is that it allows DJs to use CDs instead of
vinyl records, giving them a much larger selection of software for
their performances. It also cuts down on software expenses,
because DJs can use their existing CD library.
In addition to
scratching like a turntable, the PRO-SCRATCH 1 incorporates a wide
range of sampling and sound effects that today's DJs demand.
Heading a long list of extraordinary features is Q-start which, when
used with a mixer (sold separately), allows DJs to go directly to any
pre-programmed cue point on a CD.
The PRO-SCRATCH 1
is also equipped with 3 Flash Start Buttons for recalling stored
samples. Disc jockeys can store and instantly recall 3 separate
samples of up to 7 seconds. DJs can overlay the samples on top
of a playing CD.
Also included in
PRO-SCRATCH 1 CD player are Seamless Loop and Reverse Spin. The
Seamless Loop option allows DJs to repeat a track over and over
again, with no breaks. When utilizing the Reverse Spin feature,
DJs can technically backpedal and produce unique, intricate sounds.
impressive sound effects of the PRO-SCRATCH 1 include Flange, Echo,
Skid, Coast, Fade, a Trans Effect and Bop Effect. These
terrific sound effects allow scratching DJs to add a unique
background to their performance.
PRO-SCRATCH 1, DJs can overlay different effects while they're
scratching," said Brown. "They don't need an outboard
effects processor, because so many effects are built right into the unit."
exceptional feature of the PRO-SCRATCH 1 is its price.
Suggested retail is just $999.00
one thousand dollars, the Pro Scratch 1 offers DJs an exceptional
value," says Brown. "Not only is it the only
single CD player that offers turntable-style scratching, it includes
a multitude of effects and other advanced features."
features of the Pro-Scratch 1 include: Pan. FX-MIX, Slot Type
CD Drive (No Drawer), 10 Seconds Anti Shock, Headphone (Output jack
with Volume Control), Digital Output (RCA), Large Interactive Job
Wheel, and 8, 12, 16% adjustment.