Once you have your DJ consol set up ready and you have started the never-ending obsession of collecting music, the next step is to become familiar with the basic principles of mixing. By adjusting the playback speed of the turntable, either by adjusting the speed knob, or by manipulating the platter (e.g., by slowing down the platter by putting a finger gently along the side), DJs can match the tempos of different records so their rhythms can be played together at the same time without clashing or make a smooth, seamless transition from one song to another.
The all-new Audio Innovate Innofader PNP2 is by far the most advanced fader on the market today and will suit the ever growing needs of all levels of DJs and turntablists by offering unparalleled levels of quality and adjustability that you cannot find in other faders.
It is probably best at this stage to use the up-faders with their gradual curve from silence to full volume as the 'blending' faders and the crossfader as more immediate 'switch' between the two channels (assuming your mixer enables you to alter the crossfader curve).
DJ Virgin is a London -based DJ 48 , pictured here mixing with a Pioneer DJ Controller which can replicate the sound of vinyl record players. By the way, some mixers only have a Cue Mix level meter (15) instead of the per-channel ones. It's not a huge deal because generally, DJs find the tension that works the best and leave it as is. If the mixer is shared between many DJs (like in a club), this could become a bigger issue.
As music technology has progressed, DJs have adopted different types of equipment to play and mix music, all of which are still commonly used. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, try to listen through the record to see how the instrumental elements fit around the beat when it is present, then return to the start and cue up the record.
The Behringer Digital Mixer X32 Motor Fader is designed for the X32 digital mixing consol. To try to simplify things for consumers, and to make installation dramatically easier, Audio Innovate has now invented the INNOFADERPNP. Replacement Crossfader for Stanton SK5 DJ Mixer, Stanton Item CF-SK5.
The 4-channel Pro DJ Club mixer features a familiar layout with all new effects and even more control over your mix. The aim is now to align the beats and bars of the two records so that they are riding in parallel (Fig.2). Our main tips for learning to scratch are to use a scratch sample and then practice cutting your crossfader in and out of that sound.
Most DJ mixers now include a beat-counter which analyzes the tempo of an incoming sound source and displays its tempo in beats per minute (BPM), which may assist with beatmatching analog Galileo sound sources. The CUE in is a bookmark the DJ places in an audio track at the moment the music will be heard by the audience: the music before the cue In is not heard by the audience.
If the crossfader is not shown or does not work as expected, check the following settings in TRAKTOR. The channel faders (often called 'up-faders') and the crossfader (Fig.3). The up-faders control the volume of each separate channel, whereas the crossfader moves between the channels passing from one to another with a 'mix' in the middle.
Developed to offer a high quality alternative to replacement crossfaders with added customisation. Setting up your crossfader correctly will go a long way in helping you to learn to scratch. Pitch fader, also known as tempo fader or pitch slider, is the control used to set the speed at whichthe music plays.