I was buying something at Radio Shack the other day and the woman
salesperson noticed my check said Arhoolie Records. She said she was a DJ
and ask if I knew of any LP pressing equipment she could buy.

It seems her fellow DJs wanted to press LPs of music that is only available
on CD so they could scratch it, and what ever, on their turntables. I
started to explain the whole process of mastering, plating, etc and got her
totally confused.

Tom Diamant

on 3/7/06 9:12 PM, phillip holmes at [log in to unmask] wrote:

> True, but they don't quite sound the same.  I went into a Guitar Center to
> buy some Stanton headshells and contact cleaner and saw those
> CD-scratching-faux-turntables a while back.  Their response to input seems
> slow and the sound isn't as raw.  But the main reason they exist is to make
> available to DJs material that isn't available on LP.
> Phillip
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "steven c" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 8:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] The Future of RECORD Collecting - an interesting
> documentary
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "phillip holmes" <[log in to unmask]>
>>> I got a copy of Scratch for Christmas.  These DJs are like popular
>>> musicologists.  They have encyclopedic knowledge of funk, kitsch, etc..
>>> Very entertaining book.  They are "like" jazz musicians in a way.  Maybe
>>> they could be considered percussionists.
>> However, it is worth noting that there now exists software that allows
>> one to "scratch" a CD as though it were an analog disc!
>> Steven C. Barr
>> (who has a number of 78's that are "pre-scratched!...)