Secret Phase tricks any DJ has to try

Phase Team

Published on

June 20, 2024

Phase is a unique product.

It’s not only the technology behind it but also all the possibilities it offers.

Originally, it was designed to help DJs get the best out of their turntables without worrying about wearing down the needles.

But now, it’s so much more than that.

So we've put together 3 unique Phase tricks for you to try out, some you’ve probably never even heard of! 😉

1. Air Scratching 

Phase is based on ultra-powerful wireless technology, letting you DJ in even the craziest environments without any noticeable latency. 

And being wireless opens up a whole new world of experimentation! Some DJs float Phase Remotes on top of the records, while others grab the Remote and try out scratch combos with their hands. It’s a blast and definitely worth trying out at least once (whether it's useful or not is another story 😂)!

Nonetheless, a lot of DJs have already included this trick as part of their sets to make their performances even more show-stopping.

2. The Reverse Remote Trick

Have you ever wondered what happens if you flip a Phase Remote upside down? Well, you go down under! 😜

Actually, Phase Remotes are composed of highly precise gyroscopes and accelerometers to measure the rotation speed of your vinyl around its "Z" axis, which is the center of your turntable. 

In Phase, the "Z" axis of these sensors points upward on the Remote. This means that each Remote has a distinct "top" and "bottom." 

So, if you flip it over, the rotation speed it measures (and thus the track's speed) gets reversed!

In short, placing your Remote upside down on your vinyl sets up a unique scenario where your turntable spins normally, but the track plays backward!

This unique trick was notably used by DJ 69Beats in his "upside down" routine during the Goldies Awards finals, making his set truly unforgettable.

3. Control your synthesizer with Phase

For all you musicians and producers out there, this will probably catch your interest. 😉

As you may know, Phase has audio outputs (through its RCA ports) sending continuous DVS signals, to make it work with any DJ software supporting DVS. But that’s not the only way you can use it!

For the biggest nerds out here, it is possible to integrate the Phase signal into a modular setup (using an external module like pitch-to-CV, for example) to control dedicated modules like effects or synthesizers through your turntable!

Some folks have already incorporated Phase into their Syntablism practice, and as you can see below, the results are pretty amazing!

What did you think about these tricks? Have you already tried them?

Let us know in the comments!

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