Ahhh Yeah Boooyyyeee! It's time to toss those 1200's in the trash and move into the digital age (please note, this program does not currently support the vinyl file format, so you may still want to keep your turntables for archive purposes). You too can dazzle girls, just like the DJ's at clubs, by scratching! I bet you didn't know that's why girls like DJ's, did you? But it's just part of my job to uncover information like this and make it available to the public at large! BEHOLD: AnalogX Scratch!
So let's dispense with most of the hype, and talk about just what this little baby does... You can load up two MONO wav files (any sample rate, any bit depth), and scratch one of them, in a fashion similar to how DJ's scratch records. How do they do this? Well, they grab on to the record while it's playing, and move it forward and backward, while the needle is still on the record - bad for the record, cool for the ears... This program works in much the same fashion; there's a window on the top of the screen that shows the waveform data (don't worry, you'll get the hang of it quickly!), and you simply 'grab' (by pressing the left mouse button) onto the sample, stopping it, and then while holding the button down, move the mouse left and right, changing the playback position; just like a record! Just like real turntables, it takes time before you get the hang of things, but before long you'll be able to rip out some cool cuts.
There are two options specifically for affecting the way the scratch sample responds; the Turntable speed and the hand speed. Basically, Turntable speed sets how long it takes the sample to get back to the speed it was originally playing at, so 0 or 1 is practically instant, while 10 or 20 would be very slow to speed up. The second parameter is Hand speed, which basically means how much you're moving your hand on the record, or how far you move the wave data.
But wait a minute, don't all DJ's have mixers too? Yeah, yeah, ok, they do, and so I put a little one in this program as well! It gives you very basic controls, volume and speed (unlike the +/- 12%, this gives you +/- 50%). There are also 'Record' toggles, which are used when recording, which we'll talk about next...
Finally, and most importantly, you can output your mix to a file! The output wave file will be mono, 16bit, 44100, which should be great for most all of your applications. To record something, select an output filename, then click the main 'Record' button under the Turntable/Hand settings; then make sure you have whichever tracks you want recording turned on (as mentioned above). Then just click 'Start' and everything you do will be written into the file, until you hit 'Stop'!
I would like to thank everyone who helped beta test, especially; Stefan Meyer (who also supplied the example samples), Slava Smelovsky, and Jeff Foster!