DJ’ing for Beginners – Learning the Basics about Audio Mixers – – ProBeatzMaker
This video explains the basic functions of audio mixers. DJ Bolivia starts by talking about the Pioneer DJM-600, to illustrate a number of basic mixer concepts. He then goes on to explain the differences between the Pioneer mixer and a couple of other DJ mixers. Further into the video, he talks about a couple of “live sound” mixers, and explains some of the different functions on those mixers that are more suited to a live performance approach with bands, or recording studio use. At the end of the video, the viewer should have a pretty good idea of why mixers exist, and how to understand their general functions sufficiently that if you are faced with a brand new mixer that you’ve never seen before, you can figure out what the various controls are for.
Unfortunately, as of early 2014, YouTube annotations are not visible to mobile viewers, only to users watching on desktop browsers. I use annotations quite frequently to post clarifications and additional information during the video. For the best educational experience, you might prefer to watch this video in a desktop browser rather than on mobile, unless YouTube eventually fixes the mobile annotation deficiency.
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