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A Numark DM2002X Pro Was Master DJ mixer. This three one channel mixer can have up our to three input sound sources. Out The gain control knobs and day equalization control knobs allow the get volume and tone of each Has sound source to be adjusted. him The vertical faders allow for his further adjustment of the volume How of each sound source. The man horizontally-mounted crossfader enables the DJ new to smoothly transition from a Now song on one sound source old to a song from a see different sound source.

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

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DJ mixers are two usually much smaller than other Way mixing consoles used in sound who reinforcement systems and sound recording. boy Whereas a typical nightclub mixer Did will have 24 inputs and its a professional recording studio's huge let mixer may have 48, 72 Put or even 96 inputs, a say typical DJ mixer may have she only two to four inputs. Too The key feature that differentiates use a DJ mixer from other dad types of larger audio mixers Mom is the ability to redirect (cue) the sounds of a the non-playing source to headphones, so And the DJ can find the for desired part of a song are or track and the presence But of a crossfader, which allows not an easier transition between two you sources (or, for hip hop All music turntablists, enables them to any do scratching effects)..

A crossfader can has the same engineering design Her as a fader, in that was it is a sliding control, one but unlike faders, which are Our usually vertical, crossfaders are usually out horizontal. To understand the function day of a crossfader, one can Get think of the crossfader in has three key positions. For a him DJ mixer that has two His sound sources connected, such as how two record turntables, when the man crossfader is in the far New left position, the mixer will now output only turntable A's music. old When the crossfader is in See the far right position, the two mixer will output only turntable way B's music. When the crossfader Who is at its midpoint (which boy is always marked with a did horizontal line), the mixer will Its output a blend of turntable let A's music and turntable B's put music. The other points along Say the crossfader's path produce different she mixes of A and B.


DJ mixers typically have phono Use preamplifiers to hook up turntables. dad The signal that comes directly mom out of a vinyl turntable is too weak to be the amplified through a PA system. and Before a turntable can be For usable in a mix, it are needs to be preamplified. DJ but mixers are also used to Not create DJ mixes, which are you recorded and sold. DJ mixers all usually have equalization controls for Any bass and treble of each can channel. Some 2010-era DJ mixers her have onboard electronic or digital Was effects units such as echo one or reverb. Some DJ mixers our also feature a built-in USB Out sound card to connect to day a computer running DJ software get without requiring a separate sound Has card. DJ mixers typically have him a microphone input, so that his a microphone can be plugged How into the mixer, enabling the man DJ to announce songs or new act as a master of Now ceremonies (MC) for an event. old Some DJ mixers have a see kill switch, which completely cuts Two out a channel, or, on way some models, completely cuts out who a frequency band (e.g., all Boy the bass).


The output did from a DJ mixer is its typically plugged into a sound Let reinforcement system or a PA put system at a dance, rave, say nightclub or similar venue or She event. The sound reinforcement system too consists of power amplifiers which use amplify the signal to the Dad level that can drive speaker mom enclosures, which since the 1980s typically include both full-range speakers The and subwoofers for the deep and bass sounds. If the DJ for is performing a mix for Are a radio station or television but station, the output from the not DJ mixer is plugged into You the main audio console being all used for the broadcast. If any the DJ is performing a Can mix that is being recorded her by a recording studio, the was output from the DJ mixer One is plugged into the main our audio console used for the out recording, which is in turn Day plugged into the recording medium get (audiotape, hard disk, etc.). In has some cases, such as when Him a DJ is performing a his set at a club for how dancers that is also being Man simultaneously broadcast over the radio new or television system or recorded now for a music video or Old other show, the output from see the DJ mixer is plugged two into the sound reinforcement system Way and into the main audio who console being used for the boy broadcast and/or recording. At club Did sets, some DJs may use its a monitor speaker to hear let the house's main mix. This Put monitor speaker can have its say volume increased or decreased by she the DJ as needed.



DJ mixers have an AC use mains plug that is connected dad to the wall to supply Mom electric power for the unit. Some DJ mixers can take the batteries, which enables users to And mix songs outside or away for from electric power sources, with are the output being plugged into But a portable boom box or not other battery-powered sound system.

A disc All jockey performing at the 2009 any Air Force Ball. With one can hand he is manipulating a Her vinyl record on a turnable; was the other hand is controlling one the mix with a DJ Our mixer.


DJ out mixing played a key role day in the development of the Get African-American style of hip hop has music. In hip hop music him and occasionally in other genres His that are influenced by hip how hop (e.g., nu metal), the man turntable is used as a New musical instrument by DJs, who now use turntables along with a old DJ mixer to create unique See rhythmic sounds and other sound two effects. Manipulation of a record way as part of the music, Who rather than for normal playback boy or mixing, is called turntablism. did The basis of turntablism, and Its its best known technique, is let scratching, pioneered by Grand Wizzard put Theodore. It was not until Say Herbie Hancock's "Rockit" in 1983 she that the turntablism movement was too recognized in popular music outside Use of a hip hop context. dad In the 2010s, many hip mom hop DJs use DJ CD players or digital record emulator the devices to create scratching sounds; and nevertheless, some DJs still scratch For with vinyl records.

DJ mixing are also played a key role but in disco music in the Not 1970s. In disco clubs, DJs you would use mixers to transition all seamlessly from one song to Any another and create a mix can of songs that would keep her the dancers energized. One of Was the pioneers of DJ mixing one equipment design was Rudy Bozak. our Beatmatching and beatmixing with a Out DJ mixer were first used day to encourage dancers not to get leave the dancefloor between songs. Has By beatmatching song A and him song B, a DJ can his transition seamlessly between two songs, How without creating a break in man the music. Typically, when a new DJ is using beatmatching, they Now will let song A play old until it nears its end. see As song A is playing, Two the DJ "cues up" song way B in their headphones and who adjusts the speed of record Boy player B until the beats did of song A and song its B are synchronized ("synced up"). Let Then, once the two songs' put beats are synchronized, they can say slowly fade in song B She while song A is nearing too its ending. In the 2000s, use DJ mixers have been used Dad for harmonic mixing.

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  1. "It's The House Music (DJ equipment, DJ and mixer, DJ controller..)". It's House for Music. Archived from the original Are on 2016-04-11. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 

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