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Numark Scratch Deck Controller & Gameplay Preview

June 12, 2009

Genius Products serves up a quick preview of the Numark designed Scratch Deck controller from the upcoming Scratch: The Ultimate DJ video game.  Controller design elements, including inspiration drawn from the Akai MPC, and technology are discussed while offering a glimpse into gameplay.

"That’s why our engineers built MPC drum pads right into Scratch Deck, giving you the true feel of hip-hop."

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gadget June 12, 2009 at 5:17 pm

there so much ish wrong with this !!
I dont know if it some thing I have so much love for (turntable & mpc) that they taking its as a joke a toy

you can build skill to transfer over to any dj setup !!


Lil Ish June 12, 2009 at 7:54 pm

This is dope!


The Gaffer June 12, 2009 at 9:25 pm

I’m an old man, pulled my first no-handed windmill in ’83 to Electro 2, this Guitar Hero shit is sad as fuck. But fuck it, like I said i’m an old man. Popped-locked the shit out of the local USAF boys though. ‘Scuse my language,but what a crock of toy-town shit for the kiddies. Again,I’m old and shouldn’t really be commenting. Fuck though, so completely wack.


silas June 13, 2009 at 1:15 am

people who use other peoples creativity to express themselves fail at fucking life i would say go kill yourself but that would be a waste of a death and that would be me taking it to far, not really.

hanging out here and there so many people want to get shit faced and play rock band, get a mpc for christ sake or reason or whatever.

so what we got is people who play video games for there cultural interaction and i so soooo know this is going to lead to drunk jack ass’s who have no idea what a rhyme scheme is and think cadence is some female at the party trying to spit over the tracks on this game. Maybe i got to much venom for this its better than games that are just about killing and what not …


Don June 13, 2009 at 1:35 am

Lol so much unnecessary hate.


Jeff June 13, 2009 at 2:20 am

Cool idea,

dont know if i’ll pick it up..

but i looks fun


d June 13, 2009 at 5:20 am

its all fun


The Gaffer June 13, 2009 at 8:32 am

@d – you’re right, it’s all fun. But for some reason, if I had a goat, it would really get mine. The height of appropriation, a reduction in some way. I admit, the world has left me behind. Not kicking off, but this sucks hard.


Nick June 13, 2009 at 11:29 am

This could be really cool if they threw in MIDI control or someone hacked it to use as a controller.

Reply June 15, 2009 at 6:00 am

I guess the problem about this is that you’ll have a bunch of kids thinking this is the key to production and being a turntablist. Then you’ll have a bunch of folks trying to gang up on dj‘s to show them their skills they learned and it won’t transfer at a party. I think its fun at a party but it makes a mockery of the art and learning the craft. Most people all ready think its easy being a dj or a producer.
We’ll just have to see the outcome.


Cai June 15, 2009 at 6:27 am

This will help me takeover the music world… *evil laugh* hahahahahahaha…


Short Term the Crate Worm June 15, 2009 at 10:32 am

To each his own……..
but the reason why I think this is lame is that it is further proof that the underground and counter culture in general has been completely homogenized –

“That’s why our engineers built MPC drum pads right into Scratch Deck, giving you the true feel of hip-hop.”

you want the “true feel of hip hop”, it would be a lot more authentic in a rented out hall with shitty speakers

I didn’t know that the true feel of hip hop could come in a video game – maybe I’m old, but to me, this is another version of “Tony Hawk” skateboard video games –

I been a skater my whole life, born in Venice, Ca. back in ’76 – I’ve met kids that can name all the tricks but have never dropped into a bowl or gone out and practiced kickflips on the sidewalk all day until they got it down – this is another version of that – do you get bonus points for crab scratching? See what I mean

what was that “beatmaking” video game that was on the early playstation? I remember meeting cats back then that said they made beats, and when you got down to it, that’s what they were using –

watch, next they gonna make a graff game for the WII where the controller represents a can in the hand

I’ll stick to real records, real skateboards and real blunts, thank you very much


gadget June 15, 2009 at 5:54 pm

cosign every thing Short Term the Crate Worm said
6ave/Santa Clara 2block east of Abbot Kinney

after seeing a clip of this on g4 tv my son told me he going to be like me, if a game can get him to want to do the real thing it might not be so bad i just got him the numark pt tunrtable “just hope he dont giveup on the real thing for a video game”


ali June 15, 2009 at 9:39 pm

wow. hip hop really is dead.


Cai June 16, 2009 at 8:02 am

going to be practicing all the time, I’m going to be better at scratching than, I am at Madden and NBA LIVE combined!



silas June 17, 2009 at 11:15 pm

or you could get a set of numarks for like 200 or check craigslist for the low on some direct drive whatever, really though i might be missing the sarcasm in this post…

if not refer to my previous post


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