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Online Guide DJ Mixers
Connections

 

It’s very important to consider the connections available on a
ConsoleA device through which audio signals are routed for mixing, monitoring, processing and re-routed for either recording, amplification or both. A console contains a number of channel strips and a selection of auxiliary, monitoring and main outputs.
mixer
when deciding which one to select, as this ultimately dictates what
AudioGenerally used to mean "sound"; technically it describes periodic fluctuations of air pressure or electrical energy at frequencies and amplitudes within the human range of hearing; sound, or electrical energy that represents sound; acoustic, mechanical, or electrical frequencies corresponding to normally audible sound waves.
audio
equipment you’ll be able to connect to your setup. Normally, the connection panel is split into two sections - input and output. In the output section you can expect to see at least one main output, most commonly on RCA or ‘phono’ connectors, although
TRSTip/Ring/Sleeve: a type of jack connector with a narrow band ('ring') separating the tip from the sleeve. This is connected to a coaxial cable with two conducting cores and an insulating sleeve, and has a variety of uses including unbalanced stereo, balanced mono, unbalanced send/return and footswitch connections.
TRS
JackA connector used for audio input/output on many devices including sound modules, mixing desks and guitars. Usually found in 6.4mm and 3.5mm varieties, either mono, or stereo/balanced/TRS (Tip Ring Sleeve).
jack
and
XLRA 3-pin audio connector usually used for balanced audio connections and the standard connector for microphones requiring phantom power.
XLR
connections often feature on more expensive models. Some mixers have additional outputs for ‘booth’ and ‘record’ - these connections emit the same
AudioGenerally used to mean "sound"; technically it describes periodic fluctuations of air pressure or electrical energy at frequencies and amplitudes within the human range of hearing; sound, or electrical energy that represents sound; acoustic, mechanical, or electrical frequencies corresponding to normally audible sound waves.
audio
as the main outputs. The booth output has a separate
Volume1) In audio and music, the loudness or amplitude of a signal. 2) In computing, a fixed amount of storage space, addressed as a single entity ('C:', 'D:' etc). A physical drive may contain more than one volume, but a single volume may also span more than one drive!
volume
control and is designed to be connected to the DJ’s main
Monitor1) Recording studio loudspeaker. 2) Stage loudspeaker, usually wedge-shaped, facing the performers so that they may hear themselves. 3) Computer display screen.
monitors
in the mixing booth. The record output is fixed at line level for connection to a recording unit such as a
CDRWriteable CD media. Data cannot be erased, though it may be written in different sessions if the disc is left open. However, the disc must be closed or finalised for it to be read on most CD players.
CDR
deck.

Mackie d2

This is a good example of the output section of a DJ
ConsoleA device through which audio signals are routed for mixing, monitoring, processing and re-routed for either recording, amplification or both. A console contains a number of channel strips and a selection of auxiliary, monitoring and main outputs.
mixer
. Each section is separated for easy identification, and this unit has a booth output and an FX loop.

The input section is normally split into sub-sections for each channel. As standard, you would expect to find a line level and a phono (record deck) level input for each channel. Some mixers will provide more inputs per channel, and sometimes the ability to switch the input level of the connections. All connections will be in stereo pairs. Depending on the features of the
ConsoleA device through which audio signals are routed for mixing, monitoring, processing and re-routed for either recording, amplification or both. A console contains a number of channel strips and a selection of auxiliary, monitoring and main outputs.
mixer
there may also be sockets for a computer connection via
FireWireA peer-to-peer computer serial bus available on both Mac and PCs, originally developed by Apple based on the IEEE 1394 standard. Up to 63 devices may be connected in series. Because of its high 400 or 800 megabit transfer rate it is often used for audio/video recording and streaming. Yamaha's mLAN protocol is an extension of the FireWire standard.
FireWire
,
USBUniversal Serial Bus: a system for connecting low-to-mid speed computer peripherals which has largely replaced a variety of competing serial connection standards. USB allows up to 127 devices (in theory) to be connected in series, and exists in two variants: USB1 (12Mbps) and USB (480Mbps). USB ports are backwards-compatible, but connecting a USB1 device will limit all devices on that port to the slower speed.
USB
or
MIDIMIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a control language that enables electronic instruments to communicate with each other. In days gone by, if you wanted to play a sound from a given synthesiser, you had to physically play that specific synth’s keyboard - this resulted in performers being surrounded by huge arrays of keyboards.
MIDI
, and an FX loop for connecting external
EffectsGeneral term applied to audio processors for dynamics, time, ambience and equalisation whether in the form of 19" rack units, guitar floor pedals, or software plug-ins.
effects
. Last but not least is one or more ground connections, without which record decks will
HumUnwanted sound of a specific frequency constantly present in an audio signal, often caused by interference from AC mains power and therefore occurring at 50Hz or mathematically related frequencies.
hum
like crazy! (You can connect more than one deck to a single ground.)

 

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