A new gadget lets you use vinyl to play and scratch music without a needle


Phase is a new product that uses wireless technology to enable you to play and scratch audio files using vinyl without a needle.

French company MWM has created the gadget, which translates the movements a record into the timecode format that can be read by Digital Vinyl System (DVS) stware such as Traktor and Serato.

You can use any vinyl to control Phase, and it plays digital files that are loaded your DVS stware, allowing users to play and scratch these files without a tonearm and without specialised timecode vinyl.

The Phase transmitter has an adhesive surface which can be affixed atop a record, and as the record plays Phase using sensors to track the movements and send the information to a receiver, which is linked to the DJ equipment and laptop running the DVS.