Definition of crossfader
- The crossfader is essentially a switch that makes it possible for the DJ to start, stop, or switch sounds faster than could be done on a traditional instrument.
- —Sofia Dahl et al., in Musical Gestures, 2010
- Crossfaders, which didn't become common until the late 1970s, were initially used by radio DJs as an efficient way to segue from one song to the next.
- —Mark Katz, Groove Music, 2012