DJ mix


DJ mix

A DJ mix or DJ mixset is a sequence of musical tracks typically mixed together to appear as one continuous track. DJ mixes are usually performed using a DJ mixer and multiple sounds sources, such as turntables, CD players, digital audio players or computer sound cards, sometimes with the addition of samplers and effects units, although it's possible to create one using sound editing software.

Contents

Technique

A DJ mixset is usually performed live in front of an audience in a nightclub, party, or rave setting. Mixsets can also be performed live on radio or recorded in a studio. The term "liveset" often distinguishes the live recordings from those produced in a studio. In live situations the progression of the DJ set is a reactionary process. The DJ chooses tracks partly in response to the activity on the dance floor. If the dance floor becomes less active, the DJ will make a judgement as to what track will increase dance floor activity. This may involve shifting the tempo or changing the general mood of the set. Track choices are also due, in part, to where the DJ wishes to take his or her audience. In this way the resulting mixset is brought about through a symbiotic relationship between audience and DJ. Studio DJs have the luxury of spending more time on their mix, which often leads to productions that could never be realized in real-time.

Distribution

DJs often distribute their recorded mixes on CD-Rs or as digital audio files via websites or podcasts for promotional purposes. Many popular DJs release their mixes commercially on a compact disc. When DJ sets are distributed directly via the Internet, they are generally presented as a single unbroken audio file; cue sheets may be provided by the DJ or fans to allow the set to be burned to a CD, or listened to, as a series of separate tracks in the way it would be produced as a commercial mix.

Commercial mix albums

See also

References

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Mix FM — is a radio name and format. It is given to certain radio stations around the world with that name, while having the mix format. Although some stations don t have the name Mix FM , they can still have the format of Mixed Hits a variety of… …   Wikipedia

  • mix — [mɪks] noun [countable usually singular] a group of different things combined together for a particular purpose: • If the investment manager picks the right mix of bonds, his total return should rise quickly. ˈasset ˌmix FINANCE a mix of… …   Financial and business terms

  • Mix Master — Format Animated television series Starring Kathleen Barr Don Brown, Sam Vincent, Jillian Michaels, Chantal Strand, Scott McNeil, Cathy Weseluck, Lisa Ann Beley, Tabitha St. Germain …   Wikipedia

  • Mix Megapol — is a private Swedish radio network controlled by ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG. It launched in 1993 under the name Skärgårdsradion (Archipelago Radio). Later that year the name was changed to Radio Megapol when the broadcasting permissions were… …   Wikipedia

  • MIX (Microsoft) — MIX is a Microsoft conference held annually for web developers and designers at which Microsoft showcases upcoming web technologies. The conference is held each spring at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Unlike many of Microsoft s technical… …   Wikipedia

  • Mix FM Lebanon — Broadcast area Lebanon Branding Mix FM Slogan Lebanon s #1 Hit Music Station Frequency 104.4 to 104.7 …   Wikipedia

  • Mix — Mix, mixes, mixture or mixing may refer to: Contents 1 Science and mathematics 2 Music and radio 3 People …   Wikipedia

  • MIX (XM) — MIX Broadcast area Off Air branding = Today s Mix Slogan The Best Variety of the 80s, 90s, and Now! Frequency XM 12 First air date …   Wikipedia

  • MIX NYC — is a not for profit organization based in New York City and dedicated to queer experimental film. It is also known as the MIX festival, for its most visible program, the annual New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festival. History MIX was… …   Wikipedia

  • MIX — ist ein fiktiver, idealer Computer, welchen Donald E. Knuth in seinem Buch The Art of Computer Programming zur Illustration von Algorithmen nutzt. Der MIX Modellcomputer wird später durch den MMIX, eine moderne und erweiterte Version, ersetzt.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mix Munkies — Background information Origin Leicester Genres Electronic dance music, House mu …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.