Kristin Graffagnino has released Scratch Disc – a new performance oriented app that lets you ‘scratch’ sounds, using 12 virtual turntables.
Scratch Disc features 12 turntables spread out on the iOS screen, each with their own sound fragment that can be scratched in a “random access” manner. The benefit is that the performer gets a wider sound palette and can make performances that would be difficult or impossible with a standard DJ setup.
Developer Kristin Graffagnino (aka DJ BlondieK), says “When designing this app, the intent was not to realistically emulate a real turntable on a touch screen.”
“Any attempt at that would fail because analog equipment like turntables will always be more responsive than their computer recreations. Scratch Disc instead provides a new way to perform the sounds of scratching a record.”
Here’s an official video demo of Scratch Disc:
Scratch disc features over 200 included sounds and the ability to import songs from the device’s iTunes library. With an In-App-Purchase, users can also record their own voice and scratch it.
The app also supports Audiobus 2 and Inter-App Audio. These technologies enable other popular audio apps like Garage Band, Cubasis or Loopy to use Scratch Disc as an input for recording songs and performances.
Scratch Disc is available for free on the iOS App Store. It has a single In-App-Purchase for $3.99 that unlocks all 12 discs, extra sounds, recording and paste functionality.
If you’ve used Scratch Disc, leave a comment with your thoughts on it!