Scratch anywhere you like with Numark's new portable turntable

"DJs everywhere are going to love this," says Numark.
"DJs everywhere are going to love this," says Numark.

Portable DJ turntables with built-in speakers are nothing new (heck, we had them when we were kids), but Numark reckons that it's about to release the first one ever to feature an adjustable scratch switch.

The PT01 Scratch enables you to add custom scratch effects anywhere you like (the turntable can be battery powered) using either your left or right hand. The deck also features a non-slip cartridge system so that, in theory, the stylus will stay in contact with your records' grooves regardless of playing angle or vibration.

"We know that DJs want to take their music outside and not be restricted to where they practice their art. That's why our portable turntable business is exploding," said Chris Roman, Sr Product Manager for Numark. "The PT01 Scratch takes the portable turntable to the next level, by being the only one to provide a real scratch switch. DJs everywhere are going to love this."

The PT01 Scratch will be available in October priced at £110. Find out more on the Numark website.

Numark PT01 Scratch features

  • Built-in adjustable Scratch Switch
  • Protective carrying case with integrated carrying handle
  • Includes AC wall adapter or uses six "D" cells (not included)
  • Built-in speaker
  • Cartridge included
  • Removable slip-mat
  • USB connection for recording to computer (free downloadable software)
  • 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM settings
  • RCA outputs for easy connection to other equipment
  • Headphone jack for private listening
Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.