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


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

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

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



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


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

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


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

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


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