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

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


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

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

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



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


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

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


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

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


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