How to Scratch in Virtual DJ

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Master the art of scratching on the Virtual DJ platform, and you'll soon be astonishing all of your friends by scratching like some of the best hip-hop DJs. Scratching in the Virtual DJ software is easy: in fact, it might even be easier to scratch on Virtual DJ than it is to scratch on a real turntable.

Virtual Record

  • Place your cursor over one of the on-screen records.

  • Left-click and hold; drag your mouse back and forth on the virtual record as you would on a real turntable. This procedure works on both virtual turntables.

  • Control the speed of the scratch by moving the mouse faster or slower. Move the cursor in a counter-clockwise motion to reverse the record.

Waveform

  • Locate the waveform at the top of the monitor.

  • Left-click on the waveform and drag the mouse back and forth to make the record scratch.

  • Right-click to switch to the waveform for the record on the right-hand turntable.

Mouse Wheel

  • Place your cursor on top of one of the records.

  • Scroll the mouse scroll wheel up or down. Turning it up will make the record go forward, while turning it down will make the record go backward.

  • Practice to perfect your own style and effects.

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