CD-DJ – 1999

A Custom Built Turntable Scratch Desk.

Description

“CD-DJ” was a custom built turntable instrument made from two old CDs, two potentiometers, a Basic Stamp II, two LEDs, 8 sound samples, and awooden case. When you turn the CDs you control the speed, direction, volume, and track selection of several sound files.

Picture of the physical device:

Prototype

“CD-DJ” was built as a basic prototype to a music controller that resembled a standard LP scratching station. The interface was later used to control several animations by directing avatars in specific directions by spinning the disks.

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Credits:
Jonah Brucker-Cohen
Overview:
“CD-DJ” was a custom built turntable instrument made from two old CDs, two potentiometers, a Basic Stamp II, two LEDs, 8 sound samples, and a wooden case. When you turn the CDs you control the speed, direction, volume, and track selection of several sound files. Above is a screenshot of the software interface.

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