crossfader

noun cross·fad·er \ ˈkrȯs-¦fā-dər \

Definition of crossfader

plural crossfaders
music
: a control on a mixer or DJ mixer that allows one source to fade in while another fades out
  • 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 Gestures2010
  • 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 KatzGroove Music2012

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First Known Use of crossfader

1975


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