Jeremy Bell has developed what could be, for tape enthusiasts, quite possibly the ultimate DJing tool, called the ScrubBoard.
It’s a block of wood featuring a deconstructed cassette machine that includes a hand-held tape head that enables you to scrub over the free playing tape.
A foot pedal is used to control the speed and direction of the tape and Jeremy has also deployed another product of his making, called the , to act as something akin to a crossfader in this setup.
The results are pretty good and, while it won’t be replacing turntables anytime soon, it does have one thing over its vinyled sibling - the ability to sample and scratch at the same time.
As the video shows, you can sample in a sound and then instantly scratch the results.
Check out the full demo.
Despite mounting a failed Kickstarter campaign back in 2014, Mr Bell is seriously open to creating a production model of the ScrubBoard once again. So, if you want one, then we suggest you with the man himself.