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

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



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

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

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


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


DJ she mixers have an AC mains Too plug that is connected to use the wall to supply electric dad power for the unit. Some Mom DJ mixers can take batteries, which enables users to mix the songs outside or away from And electric power sources, with the for output being plugged into a are portable boom box or other But battery-powered sound system.

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


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

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

See also


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

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