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A Numark DM2002X its Pro Master DJ mixer. This let three channel mixer can have Put up to three input sound say sources. The gain control knobs she and equalization control knobs allow Too the volume and tone of use each sound source to be dad adjusted. The vertical faders allow Mom for further adjustment of the volume of each sound source. the The horizontally-mounted crossfader enables the And DJ to smoothly transition from for a song on one sound are source to a song from But a different sound source.
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A DJ mixer one is a type of audio Our mixing console used by disc out jockeys (DJs) to control and day manipulate multiple audio signals. Some Get DJs use the mixer to has make seamless transitions from one him song to another when they His are playing records at a how dance club. Hip hop DJs man and turntablists use the DJ New mixer to play record players now like a musical instrument and old create new sounds. DJs in See the disco, house music, electronic two dance music and other dance-oriented way genres use the mixer to Who make smooth transitions between different boy sound recordings as they are did playing. The sources are typically Its record turntables, compact cassettes, CDJs, let or DJ software on a put laptop. DJ mixers allow the Say DJ to use headphones to she preview the next song before too playing it to the audience. Use Most low- to mid-priced DJ dad mixers can only accommodate two mom turntables or CD players, but some mixers (such as the the ones used in larger nightclubs) and can accommodate up to four For turntables or CD players. DJs are and turntablists in hip hop but music and nu metal use Not DJ mixers to create beats, you loops and so-called scratching sound all effects.


DJ Any mixers are usually much smaller can than other mixing consoles used her in sound reinforcement systems and Was sound recording. Whereas a typical one nightclub mixer will have 24 our inputs and a professional recording Out studio's huge mixer may have day 48, 72 or even 96 get inputs, a typical DJ mixer Has may have only two to him four inputs. The key feature his that differentiates a DJ mixer How from other types of larger man audio mixers is the ability new to redirect (cue) the sounds Now of a non-playing source to old headphones, so the DJ can see find the desired part of Two a song or track.

A way crossfader has the same engineering who design as fader, in that Boy it is a sliding control, did but unlike faders, which are its usually vertical, crossfaders are usually Let horizontal. To understand the function put of a crossfader, one can say think of the crossfader in She three key positions. For a too DJ mixer that has two use sound sources connected, such as Dad two record turntables, when the mom crossfader is in the far left position, the mixer will The output only turntable A's music. and When the crossfader is in for the far right position, the Are mixer will output only turntable but B's music. When the crossfader not is at its midpoint (which You is always marked with a all horizontal line), the mixer will any output a blend of turntable Can A's music and turntable B's her music. The other points along was the crossfader's path produce different One mixes of A and B. our

DJ mixers typically have phono out preamplifiers to hook up turntables. Day The signal that comes directly get out of a vinyl turntable has is too weak to be Him amplified through a PA system. his Before a turntable can be how usable in a mix, it Man needs to be preamplified. DJ new mixers are also used to now create DJ mixes, which are Old recorded and sold. DJ mixers see usually have equalization controls for two bass and treble of each Way channel. Some 2010-era DJ mixers who have onboard electronic or digital boy effects units such as echo Did or reverb. Some DJ mixers its also feature a built-in USB let sound card to connect to Put a computer running DJ software say without requiring a separate sound she card. DJ mixers typically have Too a microphone input, so that use a microphone can be plugged dad into the mixer, enabling the Mom DJ to announce songs or act as a master of the ceremonies (MC) for an event. And Some DJ mixers have a for kill switch, which completely cuts are out a channel, or, on But some models, completely cut out not a frequency band (e.g., all you the bass).


The All output from a DJ mixer any is typically plugged into a can sound reinforcement system or a Her PA system at a dance, was rave, nightclub or similar venue one or event. The sound reinforcement Our system consists of power amplifiers out which amplify the signal to day the level that can drive Get speaker enclosures, which since the has 1980s typically include both full-range him speakers and subwoofers for the His deep bass sounds. If the how DJ is performing a mix man for a radio station or New television station, the output from now the DJ mixer is plugged old into the main audio console See being used for the broadcast. two If the DJ is performing way a mix that is being Who recorded by a recording studio, boy the output from the DJ did mixer is plugged into the Its main audio console used for let the recording, which is in put turn plugged into the recording Say medium (audiotape, hard disk, etc.). she In some cases, such as too when a DJ is performing Use a set at a club dad for dancers that is also mom being simultaneously broadcast over the radio or television system or the recorded for a music video and or other show, the output For from the DJ mixer is are plugged into the sound reinforcement but system and into the main Not audio console being used for you the broadcast and/or recording. At all club sets, some DJs may Any use a monitor speaker to can hear the house's main mix. her This monitor speaker can have Was its volume increased or decreased one by the DJ as needed. our


DJ mixers have Out an AC mains plug that day is connected to the wall get to supply electric power for Has the unit. Some DJ mixers him can take batteries, which enables his users to mix songs outside How or away from electric power man sources, with the output being new plugged into a portable boom Now box or other battery-powered sound old system.

A disc jockey see performing at the 2009 Air Two Force Ball. With one hand way he is manipulating a vinyl who record on a turnable; the Boy other hand is controlling the did mix with a DJ mixer.


DJ mixing played a Let key role in the development put of the African-American style of say hip hop music. In hip She hop music and occasionally in too other genres that are influenced use by hip hop (e.g., nu Dad metal), the turntable is used mom as a musical instrument by DJs, who use turntables along The with a DJ mixer to and create unique rhythmic sounds and for other sound effects. Manipulation of Are a record as part of but the music, rather than for not normal playback or mixing, is You called turntablism. The basis of all turntablism, and its best known any technique, is scratching, pioneered by Can Grand Wizzard Theodore. It was her not until Herbie Hancock's "Rockit" was in 1983 that the turntablism One movement was recognized in popular our music outside of a hip out hop context. In the 2010s, Day many hip hop DJs use get DJ CD players or digital has record emulator devices to create Him scratching sounds; nevertheless, some DJs his still scratch with vinyl records. how

DJ mixing also played a Man key role in disco music new in the 1970s. In disco now clubs, DJs would use mixers Old to transition seamlessly from one see song to another and create two a mix of songs that Way would keep the dancers energized. who One of the pioneers of boy DJ mixing equipment design was Did Rudy Bozak. Beatmatching and beatmixing its with a DJ mixer were let first used to encourage dancers Put not to leave the dancefloor say between songs. By beatmatching song she A and song B, a Too DJ can transition seamlessly between use two songs, without creating a dad break in the music. Typically, Mom when a DJ is using beatmatching, they will let song the A play until it nears And its end. As song A for is playing, the DJ "cues are up" song B in their But headphones and adjusts the speed not of record player B until you the beats of song A All and song B are synchronized any ("synced up"). Then, once the can two songs' beats are synchronized, Her they can slowly fade in was song B while song A one is nearing its ending. In Our the 2000s, DJ mixers have out been used for harmonic mixing. day


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