A reason you'll want to scratch your iPhone

Hiroshi Okamura has released an iPhone app that allows you to try out your mix mastering skills by scratching on a virtual record. The app is called Re<ords001.

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Hiroshi Okamura

If you've been champing at the bit for a way to really scratch up your iPhone, this may be the application for you. No silly, I don't mean "scratching," but more like "scratchin'."

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If you've never tried scratching before, you have to start somewhere, right? And this way you don't run the risk of embarrassing your in front of a crowd or forcing you neighbors to make late-night calls to the police. I mean, if people are willing to learn to play the Ocarina via the iPhone, why not scratching?

From the looks of the video, the virtual record functions as a real record would. I would have tried it out, but $1.99 is too much for this cheapskate to spend on applications that would probably amuse me for an hour or two before I got bored. Not a reflection of the product, but I just know me. Your results may vary.