More DJ Techniques on the reactable

Hansen, Kjetil F. and Alonso, Marcos

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper describes a project started for implementing DJscratching techniques on the reactable. By interacting withobjects representing scratch patterns commonly performedon the turntable and the crossfader, the musician can playwith DJ techniques and manipulate how they are executedin a performance. This is a novel approach to the digital DJapplications and hardware. Two expert musicians practisedand performed on the reactable in order to both evaluate theplayability and improve the design of the DJ techniques.