Disc jockey

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A disc jockey, often known as a DJ or a Disc Jockey, is a person who entertains an audience by playing recorded music. DJs are classified into several categories, including radio DJs (who host programmes on music radio stations), club DJs (who work at a nightclub or music festival), mobile DJs (who are hired to work at public and private events such as weddings, parties, and festivals), and turntablists (who perform on turntables) (who use record players, usually turntables, to manipulate sounds on phonograph records). Originally, the "disc" in "disc jockey" referred to shellac and subsequently vinyl records, but today, the word "disc jockey" is used to refer to anyone who mix music from various recording media like cassettes, CDs, or digital audio files on a CDJ, controller, or even a laptop computer. DJs may use the term "DJ" in front of their actual names, assumed pseudonyms, or stage names, or they may use it in front of their stage names.

DJs often use audio equipment that is capable of playing at least two sources of recorded music at the same time. This allows them to combine tracks in order to make smooth transitions between recordings and to produce unique mixes of songs for their audiences. Aligning the beats of various music sources so that their rhythms and tempos do not clash when played together, as well as enabling a seamless transition from one song to another, may be a part of this process. DJs often use specialist DJ mixers, which are tiny audio mixers equipped with crossfader and cue capabilities, to blend or transition from one song to another during their performances. Mixers are also used to pre-listen to sources of recorded music through headphones and to modify future tracks to blend in with the presently playing music, according to the manufacturer's instructions. Instead of using a console mixer, DJ software may be used in conjunction with a DJ controller device to mix audio files on a computer. DJs may also use a microphone to communicate with the crowd, sound effects devices like as reverb to produce sound effects, and electronic musical instruments such as drum machines and synthesisers to enhance the whole experience.