B3NNY and Sigma,
I'm surprised you two are the first to say anything about where my hands are on the platter, indeed you guys are correct on the placement. When playing on vinyl I do it 'right' but for some reason its natural for me to use both sides. Saying that, this was the first time ever I recorded with a 'playing' sound, and probably only had a day of practice with those samples, I actually setup cue points for one of them during this recording.
I guess I was giving it 100%, but I was MUCH more relaxed than I normally would be if I was doing it in front of more than 1-2 people like it was for this. I never scratch that much, and was more interested in trying to use all the scratch samples I had more than anything, plus I was a bit bored so I just scratched more than normal anyways. But I digress, the scratching was pretty awful in 90% of the recording.
It is kinda funny you mentioned this, its entirely true. But it started when I got used to the NS6 and learned how to use the delay-out effect correctly lol, I rarely used effects 2 months ago and now got into the bad habit of using them alot when I do 2-channel mixing. When I use 3-channels I never seem to do. Certainly a habit I need to break. I need to find more effects/transitions choices besides the 3-4 than I know how to do.You seemed to fall into a very formulaic pattern of doing very similar sounding scratching, then dropping the track in (often at the wrong point), tweaking the EQ, then doing the echo thing to take it out of the mix.
I usually do keep a certain level of a 'theme' going but I tried to hit genres as I possibly could do, I had some 'help' picking the songs while I was doing this.