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

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

Description

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

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

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

Outputs

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

Power

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

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

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

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

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References

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