The 12″ vinyl record has a Serato exclusive and unique control signal which allows Scratch Live to track the motion of the record, simulating the same movement with digital audio. Since vinyl wears out with use, it is smart to have a couple spares with you before any show.
Side A: 10 minutes plus vinyl select area. Side B: 15 minutes.
The Second Edition Scratch LIVE vinyl (CV02) is different from the first edition (CV01) in two ways. Firstly, the record was mastered on much better equipment than the original, and does not suffer from any noticeable pitch variation (0.0026% max). Secondly, the absolute positioning signal used in CV02 differs from CV01, enabling the software to distinguish which version of the vinyl is being used, and even which side is playing.
The second edition is distinguishable by the red band on the upper right corner of the sleeve. The label on the vinyl, besides being marked CV02, has large A and B markings to easily tell between the 10:00 and 15:00 sides. Scratch LIVE software version 1.2 and higher is required to use the second edition vinyl.