I’m currently testing out my new BCD2000 which I picked up as a visuals controller, mostly for the jog wheels. While better controllers such as this or MsPinky makes scratching pre-produced video more intuitive, using scratches to generate visuals makes me much more excited. Enter the hottest new implementation: V-Scratch.

VScratch allows a visual transcription of every elements used for scratch composition.
It transposes all sound nuances made by the rotation of the record : the variations of speed, audio spectrum and volume.
In addition of the sound aspect (volume and frequences),
the physical act of spinning the record back and forth
is transmitted by an usual optical mouse set on the paper,
in the middle of the record.
All these variables are processed with java language, edited in Processing, according to animate a grid.

Check out the videos, perhaps I’m inured to “normal” video playing forwards and backwards rhythmically, but to me this is the best sound visualization ever (via WMMNA).

Previously: Visual Scratch, Scratching Reality Itself, Pioneer DVJ-X1, Neuromixer Pro

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  • underbiteman

    dude, I didn't realize BCD2000 is out. you have to do a review.

  • That's what I keep saying to Jaymis. 😉

    Watch for it soon.

  • It's coming, about half written at the moment. It's a slightly difficult review because I'm not exactly using it for the intended purpose, so I think I'm going to split it into a first-impressions, general information review and then the VJ controller review.

  • underbiteman

    cool. looking forward to it.

  • rogueframes

    That looks great -i love the production on the Hypo video. its the old one about '-keepin it simple', and it seems to work a treat. very cool

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