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


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

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

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


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


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

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


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

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


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