Label: Not On Label (DJ A.S.K. Self-released) - none • Format: Memory Stick MP3, EP, Limited Edition, Partially Mixed • Country: Australia • Genre: Hip Hop • Style: Cut-up/DJ, Turntablism, Instrumental
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Most common types of DJs include radio DJsclub DJs, who perform at a nightclub or music festival and turntablists who uses record players, usually turntablesto manipulate sounds on phonograph records. Originally, the "disc" in "disc jockey" referred to gramophone recordsbut in the s, DJ is used as an all-encompassing term to describe someone who mixes MP3) music from any source, including cassettesCDs or digital audio files on a CDJ or laptop.
The title "DJ" is commonly used by DJs in front of their real names, adopted pseudonymsor stage names. In the s, it has become common MP3) DJs to be featured as the credited artist on tracks they produced Last A Day - DJ A S K* - Scratch/Produce/Release (Memory Stick having a guest vocalist who performs the entire song, as with Marc Ronson 's hit " Uptown Funk ". DJs use audio equipment that can play at least two sources of recorded music simultaneously and mix them together to create seamless transitions between recordings and develop unique mixes of songs.
Often, this involves aligning the beats of the music sources so their rhythms and tempos do not clash when played together and to enable a smooth transition from one song to another.
DJs often use specialized DJ mixerssmall audio mixers with crossfader and cue functions to blend or transition from one song to another. Mixers are also used to pre-listen to sources of recorded music in headphones and adjust upcoming tracks to mix with currently playing music.
DJ software can be used with a DJ controller device to mix audio files on a computer instead of a console mixer. DJs may also use a microphone to speak to the audience; effects units such as reverb to create sound effects and electronic musical instruments such as drum machines and synthesizers.
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DJs typically perform for a live audience in a nightclub or dance club or a TV, radio broadcast audience, or in the s, an online radio audience. DJs also create mixes, remixes and tracks that are recorded for later sale and MP3). In hip hop musicDJs may create beats, using percussion breaksbasslines and other musical content sampled from pre-existing records.
In hip hop, rappers and MCs use these beats to rap over. DJs use equipment that can play at least two sources of recorded music simultaneously and mix them together. This allows the False Alarm - Armored Saint - Nod To The Old School to create seamless transitions between recordings and develop unique mixes of songs.
Often, this involves aligning the beats of the music sources so their rhythms do not clash when they are played together, either so two records can be played at the same time, or to enable the MP3) to make a smooth transition from one song to another. An important tool for DJs is the specialized DJ mixera small audio mixer with a crossfader and cue functions.
MP3) crossfader enables the DJ to blend or transition from one song to another. The cue knobs or switches allow the DJ to "listen" to a source of recorded music in headphones before playing it for the live club or broadcast audience. Previewing the music in headphones helps the DJ pick the next track they want to play, cue up the track to the desired starting location, and align the two tracks' beats in traditional situations where auto sync technology is not being used.
This process ensures that the selected song will mix well with the currently playing music. DJs MP3) also use a microphone to speak to the audience; effects units such as reverb to create sound effects; and electronic musical instruments such as drum machines and synthesizers.
The title "DJ" is also commonly used by DJs in front of their real names or adopted pseudonyms or stage names as a title to denote Dancing In The Street - Petula Clark - I Know A Place profession e. Some DJs focus on creating a good mix of songs for the club dancers or radio audience. Other DJs use turntablism techniques such as scratchingin which the DJ or turntablist manipulates the record player turntable to create new rhythms and sounds.
DJs need to have a mixture of artistic and technical skills for their profession, because they have to understand both the creative aspects of making new musical beats and tracks, and the technical aspects of using mixing consolesprofessional audio equipment, and, in the s, digital audio workstations and other computerized music gear.
Professional DJs often specialize in a specific genre of MP3), such as house music or hip hop music. DJs typically have an extensive knowledge about the music they specialize in. Many DJs are avid music collectors of vintage, rare or obscure tracks and records.
Club DJs, commonly referred as DJs in general, play music at musical events, such as parties at music venues or barsmusic festivalscorporate and private events.
Typically, club DJs mix music recordings from two or more sources using different mixing techniques in order to produce non-stopping flow of music. One key technique used for seamlessly transitioning from one song to another is beatmatching. A DJ who mostly plays and mixes one specific music genre is often given the title of that genre; for example, a DJ who plays hip hop music is called a hip hop DJ, a DJ who plays house music is a house DJ, a DJ who plays techno is called a techno DJ, and so on.
The quality of a DJ performance often called a DJ mix or DJ set consists of two main features: technical skills, or how well can DJ operate the equipment and produce smooth transitions between two or more recordings and The Ghost Im After - The Bellrays - In The Light Of The Sun playlist; and the ability of a DJ to select most suitable recordings, also known as "reading the MP3). Turntablists, also called battle DJs, use turntables and DJ mixer to manipulate recorded sounds in order to produce new music.
In essence, they use DJ equipment as a musical instrument. The most known turntablist technique is scratching. A resident DJ performs at a venue on a regular basis or permanently. Also, DJs who make a steady income from a venue, are also considered resident DJs.
Notable resident DJs   include:. In Jamaican musica deejay DJ is a reggae or dance-hall musician who sings and raps "toasts" to an instrumental riddim. As music technology has progressed, DJs have adopted different types of equipment to play and mix music, all of which are still commonly used.
Traditionally, Last A Day - DJ A S K* - Scratch/Produce/Release (Memory Stick used two turntables plugged into a DJ mixer to mix music on vinyl records. CDJs can take the place of turntables or be used together with turntables. With the spread of portable laptoptabletand smartphone computers, DJs began using software together with specialized sound cards and DJ controller hardware. DJ software can be used in conjunction Last A Day - DJ A S K* - Scratch/Produce/Release (Memory Stick a hardware DJ mixer or be used instead of a hardware Quem É Você (Love Will Lead You Back) - Sandra De Sá - Sandra!. Turntables allow DJs to play vinyl records.
By adjusting the playback speed of the turntable, either by adjusting the speed knob, or by manipulating the platter e. This technique is known as beatmatching. DJs typically replace the rubber mat on turntables that keeps the record moving in sync with the turntable with a slipmat that facilitates manipulating the playback of the record by hand. With the slipmat, the DJ can stop or slow down the record while the turntable is still spinning.
Last A Day - DJ A S K* - Scratch/Produce/Release (Memory Stick turntables are less expensive, but they are not suitable for turntablism and DJing, because the belt-drive motor does not like being slowed down, as it can stretch out the belt. Some DJs, most commonly those who play hip hop music, go beyond merely mixing records and use turntables as musical instruments for scratchingbeat jugglingand other turntablism techniques.
CDJs are high quality digital media players made for DJing. They often have large jog wheels and pitch controls to allow DJs to manipulate the playback of digital files for beatmatching similar to how DJs manipulate vinyl records on turntables. CDJs often have features such as loops and waveform displays similar to DJ software. Originally designed to play music from compact discsthey now can play Last A Day - DJ A S K* - Scratch/Produce/Release (Memory Stick music files stored on USB flash drives and SD cards.
DJ mixers are small audio mixing consoles specialized for DJing. Most DJ mixers have far fewer channels than a mixer used by a record producer or audio engineer ; whereas standard live sound mixers in small venues have 12 to 24 channels, and standard recording studio mixers have even more as many as 72 on large boardsbasic DJ mixers may have only two channels. While DJ mixers have many of the same features found on larger mixers faders, equalization knobs, gain knobs, effects unitsetc.
The crossfader is a type of fader that is mounted horizontally. DJs used the crossfader to mix two or more sound sources. The far left side of the crossfader provides only the channel A sound source.
The far right side provides only the channel B sound source e. Positions in between the two extremes provide different mixes of the two channels. DJs generally use higher quality headphones than those designed for music consumers.
Replaceable cables enables DJs to buy new cables if a cable becomes frayed, worn, or damaged, or if a cable is accidentally cut. Closed-back headphones are highly recommended for DJs to block outside noise as the environment of DJ usually tend to be very noisy. Standard headphones have 3. Most of specialized DJ Headphones have an adapter to switch between 3.
Detachable coiled cables are perfect for DJ Headphones. DJs have changed their equipment as new technologies are introduced. The earliest DJs in pop music, in s discos, used record turntablesvinyl records and audio consoles.
In the s, DJs would have to lug heavy direct drive turntables and crates of records to clubs and shows. In the s, many DJs transitioned to compact cassettes.
As technological advances made it practical to store large collections of digital music files on a laptop computer, DJ software was developed so DJs could use a laptop as a source My Generation - Patti Smith - The Patti Smith Masters: The Collective Works music instead of transporting CDs or vinyl records to gigs.
Unlike most music player software designed for regular consumersDJ software can play at least two audio files simultaneously, display the waveforms of the files on screen and enable the DJ to listen to either source. The waveforms MP3) the DJ see what is coming next in the music and how the playback of different files is aligned.
The software analyzes music files to identify their tempo and where the beats are. The analyzed information can be used by the DJ to help manually beatmatch like with vinyl records or the software can automatically synchronize the beats. Digital Last A Day - DJ A S K* - Scratch/Produce/Release (Memory Stick processing algorithms in software allow DJs to adjust the tempo of recordings independently of their pitch and musical keya feature known as "keylock".
Some software analyzes the loudness of the music for automatic normalization with ReplayGain and detects the musical key. Additionally, DJ software can store cue points, set loops, and apply effects.
As tablet computers and smartphones became widespread, DJ software was written to run on these devices in addition to laptops. DJ software requires specialized hardware in addition to a computer to fully take advantage of its features. The consumer grade, regular sound card integrated into most computer motherboards can only output two channels one stereo pair.
However, DJs need to be able to output at least four channels two stereo pairs, thus Left and Right for input 1 and Left and Right for input 2either unmixed signals to send to a DJ mixer or a main output plus a headphone output. Additionally, DJ sound cards output higher quality signals than the sound cards built into consumer-grade computer motherboards. These vinyl records do not have music recordings pressed on to them. Instead, they are pressed with a special signal, referred to as "timecode", to control DJ software.
The DJ software interprets changes in the playback speed, direction, and position of the timecode signal and manipulates the digital files it is playing in the same way that the turntable manipulates the timecode record. This requires a specialized DJ sound card with at least 4 channels 2 stereo pairs of inputs C.S. - Mauro Senise - Jade outputs. With this setup, the DJ software typically outputs unmixed signals from the music files to an external hardware DJ mixer.
Some DJ mixers have integrated USB sound cards that allow DJ software to connect directly to the mixer without requiring a separate sound card.
DJ software can be used to mix audio files on the computer instead of a separate hardware mixer. Many DJ controllers have Last A Day - DJ A S K* - Scratch/Produce/Release (Memory Stick integrated sound card with 4 output channels 2 stereo pairs that allows the DJ to use headphones to preview music before playing it on the main output.
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