The Skipproof virtual turntable for high-level control of scratching
2010 (English)In: Computer music journal, ISSN 0148-9267, E-ISSN 1531-5169, Vol. 34, no 2, 39-50 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A background on scratching and disc jockey (DJ) interfaces is presented, Skipproof application is described, performance situations where Skipproof is used are presented, and current implementations and possible future uses of Skipproof are discussed. DJing has grown from record players, turntables, and vinyl records to the use of product catalog of commercial physical controllers with other sound formats and sequencer-based interfaces with non-real-time interaction. Skipproof provides the main functionality of a turntable and a mixer, allowing a user to play different sound samples and alter the speed and amplitude manually. Skipproof is used in GUI and visual feedback, sensor and parameter mapping, and audio. The use of radio Baton as the turntable controller in a public performance featuring the Skipproof software showed problems due to the lack of beat synchronization of the scratch techniques and the impossibility of setting a general tempo.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MIT Press, 2010. Vol. 34, no 2, 39-50 p.
Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications; Music
Computer Science Human Computer Interaction Music
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-11924DOI: 10.1162/comj.2010.34.2.39ISI: 000279398400003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77954680435OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-11924DiVA: diva2:290106
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