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Scratch - the movie

I caught an early show of the documentary film "Scratch" at the Nuart 
in Santa Monica. It's (I think) a fairly comprehensive look at DJ and 
turntablist scene. Although it didn't make me want to wear my hat 
backwards, I was impressed by some of artists profiled, such as Mix 
Master Mike and DJ Qbert.

I've been looking at some of the DJ technology, and some of it really 
is remarkable. For those who really need to get their mitts on vinyl 
but want to push the envelope there are disk cutters and even a 
system that allows you to control a computer playback system from a 
special vinyl record. There are also a number of very advanced CD 
players that allow most or all of the vinyl spinning techniques, an 
then some. I wonder if anyone on the list is familiar with these 
systems, such as the Pioneer CDJ-1000 and Numark Axis 8. I'm also 
curious about some of the more advanced DJ mixers that include 
sampling functions.

Richard Zvonar, PhD
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