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A Numark DM2002X See Pro Master DJ mixer. This two three channel mixer can have way up to three input sound Who sources. The gain control knobs boy and equalization control knobs allow did the volume and tone of Its each sound source to be let adjusted. The vertical faders allow put for further adjustment of the Say volume of each sound source. she The horizontally-mounted crossfader enables the too DJ to smoothly transition from Use a song on one sound dad source to a song from mom a different sound source.

A DJ mixer is a type the of audio mixing console used and by DJs for two different For purposes: some DJs use the are mixer to make seamless transitions but from one song to another Not when they are spinning a you set at a dance club. all Hip hop DJs and turntablists Any use the DJ mixer to can play record players like a her musical instrument and create new Was sounds. DJs in the disco, one house music, electronic dance music our and other dance-oriented genres use Out the mixer to make smooth day transitions between different sound recordings get as they are playing. The Has sources are typically record turntables, him compact cassettes, CDJs, or DJ his software on a laptop. DJ How mixers allow the DJ to man use headphones to preview the new next song before playing it Now to the audience. Most low- old to mid-priced DJ mixers can see only accommodate two turntables or Two CD players, but some mixers way (such as the ones used who in larger nightclubs) can accommodate Boy up to four turntables or did CD players. DJs and turntablists its in hip hop music and Let nu metal use DJ mixers put to create beats, loops and say "scratching" sound effects.


DJ mixers are mom usually much smaller than other mixing consoles used in sound The reinforcement systems and sound recording. and Whereas a typical nightclub mixer for will have 24 inputs and Are a professional recording studio's huge but mixer may have 48, 72 not or even 96 inputs, a You typical DJ mixer may have all only two to four inputs. any The key feature that differentiates Can a DJ mixer from other her types of larger audio mixers was is the ability to redirect One (cue) the sounds of a our non-playing source to headphones, so out the DJ can find the Day desired part of a song get or track and the presence has of a crossfader, which allows Him an easier transition between two his sources (or, for hip hop how music turntablists, enables them to Man do scratching effects)..

A crossfader new has the same engineering design now as a fader, in that Old it is a sliding control, see but unlike faders, which are two usually vertical, crossfaders are usually Way horizontal. To understand the function who of a crossfader, one can boy think of the crossfader in Did three key positions. For a its DJ mixer that has two let sound sources connected, such as Put two record turntables, when the say crossfader is in the far she left position, the mixer will Too output only turntable A's music. use When the crossfader is in dad the far right position, the Mom mixer will output only turntable B's music. When the crossfader the is at its midpoint (which And is always marked with a for horizontal line), the mixer will are output a blend of turntable But A's music and turntable B's not music. The other points along you the crossfader's path produce different All mixes of A and B. any

DJ mixers typically have phono can preamplifiers to hook up turntables. Her The signal that comes directly was out of a vinyl turntable one is too weak to be Our amplified through a PA system. out Before a turntable can be day usable in a mix, it Get needs to be preamplified. DJ has mixers are also used to him create DJ mixes, which are His recorded and sold. DJ mixers how usually have equalization controls for man bass and treble of each New channel. Some 2010-era DJ mixers now have onboard electronic or digital old effects units such as echo See or reverb. Some DJ mixers two also feature a built-in USB way sound card to connect to Who a computer running DJ software boy without requiring a separate sound did card. DJ mixers typically have Its a microphone input, so that let a microphone can be plugged put into the mixer, enabling the Say DJ to announce songs or she act as a master of too ceremonies (MC) for an event. Use Some DJ mixers have a dad kill switch, which completely cuts mom out a channel, or, on some models, completely cuts out the a frequency band (e.g., all and the bass).


The For output from a DJ mixer are is typically plugged into a but sound reinforcement system or a Not PA system at a dance, you rave, nightclub or similar venue all or event. The sound reinforcement Any system consists of power amplifiers can which amplify the signal to her the level that can drive Was speaker enclosures, which since the one 1980s typically include both full-range our speakers and subwoofers for the Out deep bass sounds. If the day DJ is performing a mix get for a radio station or Has television station, the output from him the DJ mixer is plugged his into the main audio console How being used for the broadcast. man If the DJ is performing new a mix that is being Now recorded by a recording studio, old the output from the DJ see mixer is plugged into the Two main audio console used for way the recording, which is in who turn plugged into the recording Boy medium (audiotape, hard disk, etc.). did In some cases, such as its when a DJ is performing Let a set at a club put for dancers that is also say being simultaneously broadcast over the She radio or television system or too recorded for a music video use or other show, the output Dad from the DJ mixer is mom plugged into the sound reinforcement system and into the main The audio console being used for and the broadcast and/or recording. At for club sets, some DJs may Are use a monitor speaker to but hear the house's main mix. not This monitor speaker can have You its volume increased or decreased all by the DJ as needed. any


DJ mixers have Can an AC mains plug that her is connected to the wall was to supply electric power for One the unit. Some DJ mixers our can take batteries, which enables out users to mix songs outside Day or away from electric power get sources, with the output being has plugged into a portable boom Him box or other battery-powered sound his system.

A disc how jockey performing at the 2009 Man Air Force Ball. With one new hand he is manipulating a now vinyl record on a turnable; Old the other hand is controlling see the mix with a DJ two mixer.


DJ mixing played Way a key role in the who development of the African-American style boy of hip hop music. In Did hip hop music and occasionally its in other genres that are let influenced by hip hop (e.g., Put nu metal), the turntable is say used as a musical instrument she by DJs, who use turntables Too along with a DJ mixer use to create unique rhythmic sounds dad and other sound effects. Manipulation Mom of a record as part of the music, rather than the for normal playback or mixing, And is called turntablism. The basis for of turntablism, and its best are known technique, is scratching, pioneered But by Grand Wizzard Theodore. It not was not until Herbie Hancock's you "Rockit" in 1983 that the All turntablism movement was recognized in any popular music outside of a can hip hop context. In the Her 2010s, many hip hop DJs was use DJ CD players or one digital record emulator devices to Our create scratching sounds; nevertheless, some out DJs still scratch with vinyl day records.

DJ mixing also played Get a key role in disco has music in the 1970s. In him disco clubs, DJs would use His mixers to transition seamlessly from how one song to another and man create a mix of songs New that would keep the dancers now energized. One of the pioneers old of DJ mixing equipment design See was Rudy Bozak. Beatmatching and two beatmixing with a DJ mixer way were first used to encourage Who dancers not to leave the boy dancefloor between songs. By beatmatching did song A and song B, Its a DJ can transition seamlessly let between two songs, without creating put a break in the music. Say Typically, when a DJ is she using beatmatching, they will let too song A play until it Use nears its end. As song dad A is playing, the DJ mom "cues up" song B in their headphones and adjusts the the speed of record player B and until the beats of song For A and song B are are synchronized ("synced up"). Then, once but the two songs' beats are Not synchronized, they can slowly fade you in song B while song all A is nearing its ending. Any In the 2000s, DJ mixers can have been used for harmonic her mixing.

See also


  1. one "It's House Music (DJ equipment, our DJ mixer, DJ controller..)". It's Out House Music. Archived from the day original on 2016-04-11. Retrieved 2016-03-29.  get

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