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It looks like the age of the pocket studio has arrived

With more and more wicked software popping up, transforming our gaming machines, such as the Nintendo DS.

The latest piece of code is the freeware 'Protein[DS]' (gorgull.googlepages.com/home2), which will grab any DJ's attention with its touch-screen scratch capabilities.

It makes full use of the LCD display by filling it with a huge waveform of the track. Users can then choose to manipulate it in tons of ways, including juggling, retriggering, buffering, crushing and echoing. If that isn't enough, try grabbing the waveform with the stylus or finger and giving it a good old rub back and forth.