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Skratch Lessons: Square Tear Flare

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All right.
This is a square tear flare.
This is a kind of weird, kind of tricky,
but it goes like this.
That is a square tear flare.
Let's try that without the beat.
So what you're gonna do is you're gonna
let the record go first.
Then you can start it.
So it's gonna be with the fader off.
Notice the fader is doing the same thing
the whole time.
Just a one click.
So, let's recap.
One click is one click orbit is usually at
the tip, right.
You're just cutting the sound in half.
[SOUND] ,.
Cut the sound forward [SOUND] Backward,
forward, backward, forward, backward,
forward, backward.
Like that, right.
So, I'm using the tip [SOUND].
But in a square tear flare you're gonna
use a little bit more in.
So, watch, look at the line.
That's at the very tip, but
we're gonna move in a little more and use,
and do a one click in the middle.
So it's, it starts to reverse.
And then there's a forward move, so
this is what it's gonna sound like without
the fader.
All right, so.
So I'm kind of using, right here, like
say, say the sound starts at 1 o'clock,
movement's starting at, at 2, 2 o'clock,
or whatever, 1 o'clock right there.
And then the next part's gonna be right
around 3 o'clock.
that's a, that's pretty much a square tear
Let's try it with a beat.
Now once again since it starts like right
around here, a good way to get into that
is you can let the record play
a little bit then or you could just drag
it into, drag and then start.
See, like here.
So when you do the drag, you can [SOUND]
[SOUND] So you can go [SOUND]
So there,
when you're doing that kind of, like
rhyming, when you get into the, the drag.
[NOISE] And that's pretty much how to
do a square tear flare.
Let's do that slow, one more time.
So you let the record in, then you start.
And that is a square tear flare.