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  • n. A device consisting of two volume controls which control separate records, allowing the DJ to change the source of the sound between the records.


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cross- +‎ fader


  • Music playback is controlled by a bevy of buttons, the touchpad and what's known as a crossfader, which allows you to blend the music that's playing on each of the two audio channels.

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  • Mastering the crossfader, which is indicated by the note tracks moving to the left and right, is key.

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  • Various venues, SunPatric BairdNow that the idea watching someone waggle their crossfader for 90 minutes has become passé, the turntablists that came up in the late-90s seem to be competing with each other to provide the most extravagant audio-visual live shows.

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  • You reach for the crossfader, cut the track into the mix right on the drop, and kill the vocal garage tune on deck two.

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  • When video found itself at the mercy of two turntables and a crossfader, the way film was both produced and consumed was revolutionized.

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  • The Pacemaker is a fully functional DJ system — complete with a touch-sensitive crossfader, color TFT screen, and four club-worthy digital effects.

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  • DJ QBert enlisted his fellow ISP members along with bassist Buckethead and 5th Platoon ‘s master manipulator of the crossfader Vinroc I’ve overdone it with the alliteration and switched up to rhyming.

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  • You can also switch tracks manually by clicking Play on the new track and using the crossfader.

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  • On the "1," click the left/right arrow button just above the crossfader to fade the new track in.

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  • Check out the time remaining on Deck A; when the song's ending, slide the crossfader in between the two waveforms slowly to the right to start the song on Deck B.

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