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Un-Scratching

Hear the original sound of scratched vinyl
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Un-Scratching (reverse scratching)is a technique whereby you counter the effects of a pre-recorded scratch to hear the original record at something approaching the right speed.

First take any record which contains scratching. Then when it comes to the scratch, experiment by slowing the record down, winding it back slowly and scratching in the opposite direction to the scratch on the record.

Carry on experimenting until you can make out the original recording. Then practice till you can do it in a live situation.

Then you can amaze vinyl trainspotters by uncovering hidden vinyl samples in their favourite tracks. I see this as similar to uncovering an original Van Gogh underneath an oil painting you found in your grandmother's attic.

I don't know if this technique is possible or why anyone would want to do it but it seems half baked to me

gavspav, Feb 05 2007

McLaren: Buffalo Gals http://www.youtube....watch?v=7JDQs0-l1o0
"All that scratchin' is makin' me itch!" [jutta, Feb 05 2007]

Wikipedia: Duck Rock / Art of Noise connection http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck_Rock
The Internet says Ian is right. [jutta, Feb 05 2007]

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       If there was enough of an identifiable single tone in there, it might be possible for a phase-locked loop to lock onto it and drive the sample playback frequency inversely to smooth out the DJ 'scratch' effect to do what you say - to decode the frequency modulated stochastic envelope, revealing the signal within said modulated carrier.   

       Bugger. Now I've got Malcolm McLaren's 'Buffalo Girls' going through my mind. There'll be no end to that this morning.
Ian Tindale, Feb 05 2007
  

       jutta, - and (unless I'm wrong), guess who the musicians that put that track together were? They were to become what was to become known as The Art Of Noise.
Ian Tindale, Feb 05 2007
  

       ..And here I was thinking this would be an idea about removing nations from the UN for unsportsmanlike behavior.   

       -bun for the thought.
Custardguts, Feb 07 2007
  

       [Custardguts] You can't kick us out of the UN! We are the 21 year old with the job and car who drives you everywhere and buys beer when we remember. Of course we also bully the smaller kids into doing what we want and mack on the underage girls, and sometimes don't show up or remember to bring gas money.
Galbinus_Caeli, Feb 07 2007
  

       I didn't know 'mack' was a verb. Certainly 'pimp'; he pimps, she pimps, they pimp etc., but never knew 'mack'.
theleopard, Feb 07 2007
  

       From http://www.urbandictionary.com   

       Mack- (verb) To hit on, flirt with, or seduce a female by using verbal or sometimes physical means of persuasion.   

       Of course I turn 42 next week, so what do I know?
Galbinus_Caeli, Feb 07 2007
  
      
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