Scratch Live 2.1 Manual
Importing Your Music
The easiest way to load music into your library is by using the files button:
1. Click on the files button to open the files panel. The left side of this window displays various locations on your computer hard drive (and external drives if you have one). Click on these locations to navigate your computer and find your music. By default, your music will usually be found in either “Music” (Mac) or “My Music” (Windows).
2. Once you have located your music, drag the folder or files you want to import onto the purple “All...” icon. This is located to the left of your screen at the top of the crates and playlist window.
If you wish to import all of your music, just drag your whole music folder onto this icon.
TIP: You can also import by dragging files and folders directly from Windows Explorer (PC version) or Finder (Mac version) into the Scratch Live library.
Supported File Types
Scratch Live supports fixed and variable bit rate .MP3, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, ALAC, .AIFF, and .WAV file types. M3U playlists are also supported.
NOTE: iTunes Music Store DRM files cannot be played back by Scratch Live. iTunes Plus files are DRM-free.
Click on the All… icon to show all the tracks in your library. Use the keyboard shortcut Shift - Left Arrow to load the highlighted track on to the left deck, and Shift - Right Arrow to load the highlighted track on to the right deck.
TIP: You can also load tracks to decks using the mouse. Click and drag a track from the track list area on to either deck.
To start playing a track, simply put the needle on the record and start the turntable. The track will start playing as soon as it detects the signal from the control vinyl (or CD).
In ABS mode, the track will play from the position dictated by the placement of the needle on the record. If you place the needle at the beginning of the record, the track will start playing from the beginning. You can skip through the track by picking up the needle and placing it further into the record, just as with regular records (This is known as needle dropping).
SEE SCRATCH LIVE MODES FOR MORE INFORMATION.
When a track is loaded, the track name, artist and length are displayed in the track title bar, and the Virtual Deck shows a solid black line. If the track has BPM information written in the tag this will also be displayed.
SEE: SET AUTO-BPM FOR MORE INFORMATION.