How to Scratch in Virtual DJ


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.


  • 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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