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dad A Numark DM2002X Pro Master mom DJ mixer. This three channel mixer can have up to the three input sound sources. The and gain control knobs and equalization For control knobs allow the volume are and tone of each sound but source to be adjusted. The Not vertical faders allow for further you adjustment of the volume of all each sound source. The horizontally-mounted Any crossfader enables the DJ to can smoothly transition from a song her on one sound source to Was a song from a different one sound source.

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



DJ mixers are usually our much smaller than other mixing out consoles used in sound reinforcement Day systems and sound recording. Whereas get a typical nightclub mixer will has have 24 inputs and a Him professional recording studio's huge mixer his may have 48, 72 or how even 96 inputs, a typical Man DJ mixer may have only new two to four inputs. The now key features that differentiate a Old DJ mixer from other types see of larger audio mixers are two the ability to redirect (cue) Way the sounds of a non-playing who source to headphones, so the boy DJ can find the desired Did part of a song or its track and the presence of let a crossfader, which allows for Put an easier transition between two say sources (or, for hip hop she music turntablists, enables them to Too do scratching effects)..

A crossfader use has the same engineering design dad as a fader, in that Mom it is a sliding control, but unlike faders, which are the usually vertical, crossfaders are usually And horizontal. To understand the function for of a crossfader, one can are think of the crossfader in But three key positions. For a not DJ mixer that has two you sound sources connected, such as All two record turntables, when the any crossfader is in the far can left position, the mixer will Her output only turntable A's music. was When the crossfader is in one the far right position, the Our mixer will output only turntable out B's music. When the crossfader day is at its midpoint (which Get is always marked with a has horizontal line), the mixer will him output a blend of turntable His A's music and turntable B's how music. The other points along man the crossfader's path produce different New mixes of A and B.


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


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



DJ mixers have an AC Old mains plug that is connected see to the wall to supply two electric power for the unit. Way Some DJ mixers can take who batteries, which enables users to boy mix songs outside or away Did from electric power sources, with its the output being plugged into let a portable boom box or Put other battery-powered sound system.

A disc she jockey performing at the 2009 Too Air Force Ball. With one use hand he is manipulating a dad vinyl record on a turnable; Mom the other hand is controlling the mix with a DJ the mixer.


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

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

See also



  1. "It's who House Music (DJ equipment, DJ Boy mixer, DJ controller..)". It's House did Music. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 

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