Scratchophone (Switzerland, 2012)
Over the past 10 years, many DJs from around the world have being asking for a shoulder strap type DJ equipment: A piece that can be used to entertain the audience visually and to appeal the player's skills and techniques. Prototypes were made several times but never came to a final completion. The biggest reason was because there wasn't a way to avoid the needle from skipping at the particular angle. But now with the Scratchophone, this idea has come to reality.
The Scratchophone is a new musical instrument invented by Thierry Alari for scratch DJ's, featuring a turntable, tonearm, mixer and a speaker.
It is an instrumental unity for scratching: all in one and portable. Professsional features like the exclusive tangential articulated tonearm for non-skipping scratching, an Innofader PRO and an ultra-high torque direct drive set it apart from other products for Scratch DJs.
The Scratchophone can be carried and used virtually anywhere in a wide variety of applications: jamming with friends, playing live on stage and even scratching outdoors. This is the ultimate turntablist weapon for live performances! Scratchophone may be particularly interesting for many musicians not just DJ's, it will hopefully help DJ's get out of their bedrooms and into the real world!
Scratchophone V2 Base Model specifications :
Compatible with Digital Vinyl Systems (DVS) like Traktor, Serato etc.
Drum : Hand-made fiberglass shell, ergonomic design for lefty or righty people.
Anti-Skip Tonearm + cartridge : Unique articulated and tangential tonearm, for skip proof vinyls only.
Turntable : High Torque direct drive (5 kg/cm), 33/45/78, start/stop, ultrapitch
Mixer : 2 channels audio mixer with EQs, full in and out plugs (RCA)
Xfader : Innofader PRO with Cut-in and Curve controls.
Speaker : 30 W + mono ampli 12W
220V or 115V power pack + 5 meters cable.
Available in any RAL colour
Price starts at 1440 Euros // 1975 US$
Custom Options :
Mixer Vestax VMC02 with USB and XLR plugs
Custom painting job (bi-color drum etc.)
Custom decals with your own logo, design, tattoo, etc.
Cartridge Shure M447
InnoJuster to adjust on the fly, cut-in / curve / hamster
Records player tonearm to play normal LPs
Flightcase with taylor-made foam inserts, 60x40x40 cm
For more information: www.scratchophone.com