2 Click-Flare aka Orbit Flare

What’s up Indaba fans!  We hope your holidays went well and that you were able to get that mixer you’ve always wanted or that pair of Technics you’ve been dreaming about.  So let’s get started and put that shiny new equipment to use!!!

In today’s video, NYC’s Dirty Digits and SupaDupaDa God is going to demonstrate how to execute the infamous 2 click-flare aka The Orbit Flare.  The Orbit Flare was originally created by Dj Disk, one of the founding members of the world famous InvisblSkratchPiklz Crew.  Alongside other founding members, DjQbert, Mixmaster Mike, and DJ Apollo, Disk took the concept of the flare scratch and added on to it.  The Orbit is a commonly used scratch in Dj Battles, Showcases and scratching sessions.  Let’s take a look at how to properly execute this technique.

1.   Using the Aaah sound, let’s first concentrate on our record movement.  Start with the crossfader open, and simply drag the record forward and back.

2.   Once you have this motion down, now let’s focus on the fader movement.  With the fader open, as soon as you push the record forward, click the fader off TWICE in the middle of the sound, and then leave the fader open and continue pushing the record to the end of the sample.

3.   Your sample should be at the end, the tail of the sound, and your fader should be in the open position.

4.   Next, drag the record back and click the fader off TWICE in the middle of the sound, and continue dragging back to the start of the sample.  The fader should return to the open position.

5.   What you are trying to achieve is 3 breaks in the sample on the forward, and then 3 breaks in the sample on the back pull.

Here is a condensed version of the steps.

1.     Sample Start/Fader On.

2.     Drag FORWARD (do not stop dragging forward)/Click OFF – ON/Click OFF – ON/ Sample End/Fader ON

3.     Repeat step 2 on the BACK pull.

4.     Sample Start/Fader ON

Check out the video to see how our guys demonstrate the 2 Click Flare.

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One Response to 2 Click-Flare aka Orbit Flare

  1. This iis a really good tip especially to those new
    to the blogosphere. Brief but very pprecise info… Thanks for
    sharing this one. A must read article!

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