iScratch
iScratch
1.0

4.3

iScratch free download for Mac

iScratch

1.0
02 October 2006

Scratching without records.

Overview

iScratch allows you to scratch without records - Some features:
  • Create scratches without a turntable, mixer, or vinyl records.
  • iScratch produces realistic scratch sounds based on standard scratch notation - it "plays" the scratch with the realism of a turntable system.
  • Anyone can add scratching to their music library.
Create and edit
  • Create basic scratches from the built-in tools: Push, Pull, Baby, Release, Chirp, Tear, Hold.
  • Add Fader control with the Click tool - several clicks can simulate a Crab.
  • Choose any sound to scratch (AIFF format). Change input sounds during the composition.
  • Control the duration of the input sound. The Waveform control shows exactly which portion of the input will be used to generate the scratch.
  • Control the pitch of the scratch. Edit the notation so that it plays over a shorter time but uses the same amount of input sample. This will produce a higher-pitched scratch.
  • Copy & paste notations to easily repeat parts of your scratch.
  • Drag notations to change their position.
  • Create a few seconds or hours of scratching. Time and Measure tracks show how long your composition is.
  • Play back the scratch composition or just the notation you are working on.
  • Play the input (source) sound.
  • Add a backbeat.
Save and share
  • Use the Document Info window to title your composition, set its copyright, or add notes.
  • When you save your iScratch™ file, all of the input samples used to create it are bundled into the file. Send it to a friend and they will see and hear exactly what you created.
  • Print your scratch composition like sheet music to use for performances.
Export and mix
  • Export your iScratch™ composition as an AIFF file. Put your composition on your Web site or import it into GarageBand, Soundtrack, Logic, or your favorite music application.

What's new in iScratch

Initial release.

2 iScratch Reviews

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Jlennon314
02 October 2006

Most helpful

This program does have a bit of a high price. And if you are a music afficiando, you will probably prefer the sound a real record scratch to this. But if you cannot afford a turntable, new needles every two weeks, and hundreds of records - or if you just can't scratch - this program is a great alternative. It lets you scratch any AIFF files (which iTunes can make from its library), so effectively you can scratch almost any sound file on your computer. There is no real learning curve. After a few seconds, I learned what each notation meant and how to manipulate it effectively. If you want to add some scratches into a sound file, and don't plan on doing it for a profession, then this is a good program. For the rest of us, or those strapped for cash, might wanna move on.
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Version 1.0
Jlennon314
11 October 2006
The developer lowered the price of the program drastically (it's now $24.95). Not only that, but the developer communicated this change with me directly. I appreciate such a person willing to take the time to e-mail me about it.
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Version 1.0
Jlennon314
02 October 2006
This program does have a bit of a high price. And if you are a music afficiando, you will probably prefer the sound a real record scratch to this. But if you cannot afford a turntable, new needles every two weeks, and hundreds of records - or if you just can't scratch - this program is a great alternative. It lets you scratch any AIFF files (which iTunes can make from its library), so effectively you can scratch almost any sound file on your computer. There is no real learning curve. After a few seconds, I learned what each notation meant and how to manipulate it effectively. If you want to add some scratches into a sound file, and don't plan on doing it for a profession, then this is a good program. For the rest of us, or those strapped for cash, might wanna move on.
Like
Version 1.0
$24.95

4.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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