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A Numark DM2002X Pro Master dad DJ mixer. This three channel mom mixer can have up to three input sound sources. The the gain control knobs and equalization and control knobs allow the volume For and tone of each sound are source to be adjusted. The but vertical faders allow for further Not adjustment of the volume of you each sound source. The horizontally-mounted all crossfader enables the DJ to Any smoothly transition from a song can on one sound source to her a song from a different Was sound source.
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A DJ our mixer is a type of Out audio mixing console used by day Disc jockeys (DJs) to control get and manipulate multiple audio signals. Has Some DJs use the mixer him to make seamless transitions from his one song to another when How they are playing records at man a dance club. Hip hop new DJs and turntablists use the Now DJ mixer to play record old players like a musical instrument see and create new sounds. DJs Two in the disco, house music, way electronic dance music and other who dance-oriented genres use the mixer Boy to make smooth transitions between did different sound recordings as they its are playing. The sources are Let typically record turntables, compact cassettes, put CDJs, or DJ software on say a laptop. DJ mixers allow She the DJ to use headphones too to preview the next song use before playing it to the Dad audience. Most low- to mid-priced mom DJ mixers can only accommodate two turntables or CD players, The but some mixers (such as and the ones used in larger for nightclubs) can accommodate up to Are four turntables or CD players. but DJs and turntablists in hip not hop music and nu metal You use DJ mixers to create all beats, loops and "scratching" sound any effects.


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

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

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


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


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

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


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

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


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