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The chirp is our first “open fader” scratch so get ready! The chirp scratch starts with a record at the beginning of the sample and the crossfader is open. As you push the record forward, close the crossfader, and as you bring the record back, open the crossfader. The goal is to not hear the record changing direction at the beginning of the sample. This is the first step towards flaring and will eventually allow you to scratch much faster. Whereas transforming would take four crossfader movements to achieve this sound, chirping only takes two.

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