Phase will let you scratch on vinyl without a needle

French company MWM have debuted a new product that lets users play and scratch on any vinyl record without a traditional tonearm or needle.

The ‘Phase’ device uses wireless technology to record the movements of a record in real time, converting those movements to timecode which can then be read by software like Traktor and Serato. The software then reacts like it would with timecode records and will play, reverse or scratch audio files.

Phase, which is compatible with any turntable and record will run 10 hours on a full charge, with release expected for this summer and a price tag around $300.