The “fretless fader” is an innovative device that can be moved up and down to adjust the pitch of a MIDI turntable. Though it first appeared in a video from John Beez in 2009, the fader continues to evolve and is now available in various forms.
If you said five years ago that scratching with portable belt-drive turntables would be the trend in turntablism in 2016, people would’ve laughed you out of town. It’s happening, though, and DJcityTV’s Mojaxx has been researching the gear required for cutting on the go. Watch above as he travels to a mountain in Scotland to see world champ Ritchie Ruftone in action and review the tools of the trade.
Products and companies mentioned in this video:
Cut and Paste Records
Minirig Bluetooth Speaker
Numark PT01USB Turntable
Turntable Training Wax
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The 2015 IDA World DJ Championships are over and done with, but there’s still plenty of videos that haven’t been released. That’s why starting today, the IDA will upload a new showcase from the event until Thursday.
To start things off, here’s a video of Ritchie Rufftone’s performance. The former IDA and DMC champion’s showcase included a Darth Vader routine, which can be seen at the 4:30 mark.
Stay tuned for showcases by DJ QBert, DJ Woody, and DJ Irie.
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The IDA World DJ Championships are going down next month in Poland (December 5). And what better way to promote them than with a video of DJ QBert on the cut? Watch the three-minute visuals above, which also feature DJ IQ, Ritchie Ruftone, and VaZee.
Tickets and more info are available here.
Related: Watch DJ IQ’s Winning 2014 IDA Scratch Battle Routine
Yesterday, we shared Vekked’s impressive routine for the DMC Online DJ Championship Finals. While we still believe it’s one of the best entries in the round, Ritchie Ruftone’s deserves some shine, too.
In terms of selection, the Scottish turntablist’s routine is the most forward-thinking of all the entries. The first four minutes consists primarily of electronic music, with the rest being mostly throwbacks. Of course, Ruftone’s technical skills are also impressive.
The winner of the competition will be announced on July 29.
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