Turntablists use two hands to scratch records, one to spin the record back and forth on the platter and one to control, or fade, the audio level.  The system evolved from the intentional misuse of existing hardware but has proven effective and is currently in wide use.  The need for both hands, however, prevents the turntablist from doing anything else while scratching.

The FADElet attempts to address this restriction by providing fader control on the scratching hand.  A small resistive bend sensor allows the turntablist to fade the audio level simply by flexing her thumb, opening up several new sonic possibilities.


Some Analog to MIDI Products

  Eric Schweikardt
  tza [at] cmu.edu