Scratch: The Ultimate DJ Controller Busted Out

BOOM widget 362957Genius Products, Inc. has today unveiled the fully-featured turntable controller for its hip-hop rhythm game Scratch: The Ultimate DJ.

The controller is designed by turntable manufacturer Numark, and boasts a rotating touch-sensitive turntable with vinyl-y surface, crossfader and 5 Akai Pro MPC-style drum pads. Southpaws need not fear as the controller can be played both lefty and righty.

Genius explains how the controller allows players to add their own 'flava' and samples:

The turntable allows players to add their own style and manipulate the songs in real time, while the MPC-style drum pads give players the opportunity to perform and customize tracks by triggering samples using the very same pads that are the cornerstone of professional hip-hop beat production. Samples can either be pre-loaded into the game using 60 unique battle records that will ship with the software, or players can record and upload their own samples using a compatible USB microphone.

The announcement makes no mention of who is actually developing Scratch following Genius's legal battles with original developer 7 Studios and Activision over alleged sabotage, though rumours have suggested BottleRocket is at work on the title.

Scratch: the Ultimate DJ is scheduled for release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this fall.