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

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


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

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

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



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


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

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


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

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

See also


  1. "It's House Music for (DJ equipment, DJ mixer, DJ Are controller..)". It's House Music. Archived but from the original on 2016-04-11. not Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
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