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A Numark DM2002X Pro Master new DJ mixer. This three channel Now mixer can have up to old three input sound sources. The see gain control knobs and equalization Two control knobs allow the volume way and tone of each sound who source to be adjusted. The Boy vertical faders allow for further did adjustment of the volume of its each sound source. The horizontally-mounted Let crossfader enables the DJ to put smoothly transition from a song say on one sound source to She a song from a different too sound source.
DJ Qbert in use Rainbow Warehouse in Birmingham (Video Dad with close-up photography at the mom DJ mixer, though without sound). From 1:36, heavy use of The the crossfader can be seen.
An iRig Mix DJ mixer

A DJ mixer is a Are type of audio mixing console but used by disc jockeys (DJs) not to control and manipulate multiple You audio signals. Some DJs use all the mixer to make seamless any transitions from one song to Can another when they are playing her records at a dance club. was Hip hop DJs and turntablists One use the DJ mixer to our play record players like a out musical instrument and create new Day sounds. DJs in the disco, get house music, electronic dance music has and other dance-oriented genres use Him the mixer to make smooth his transitions between different sound recordings how as they are playing. The Man sources are typically record turntables, new compact cassettes, CDJs, or DJ now software on a laptop. DJ Old mixers allow the DJ to see use headphones to preview the two next song before playing it Way to the audience. Most low- who to mid-priced DJ mixers can boy only accommodate two turntables or Did CD players, but some mixers its (such as the ones used let in larger nightclubs) can accommodate Put up to four turntables or say CD players. DJs and turntablists she in hip hop music and Too nu metal use DJ mixers use to create beats, loops and dad so-called scratching sound effects.



DJ mixers are usually much smaller than other the mixing consoles used in sound And reinforcement systems and sound recording. for Whereas a typical nightclub mixer are will have 24 inputs and But a professional recording studio's huge not mixer may have 48, 72 you or even 96 inputs, a All typical DJ mixer may have any only two to four inputs. can The key feature that differentiates Her a DJ mixer from other was types of larger audio mixers one is the ability to redirect Our (cue) the sounds of a out non-playing source to headphones, so day the DJ can find the Get desired part of a song has or track.

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

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


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



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

A disc jockey performing at Get the 2009 Air Force Ball. has With one hand he is him manipulating a vinyl record on His a turnable; the other hand how is controlling the mix with man a DJ mixer.


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

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


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