In order to gain a base understanding, we can boil it down to a few basic steps:
- Select a track
- Transition between the track that is currently playing and the track you want to play next
- Repeat as necessary
- Cutting frequencies from a track in order to better layer it with another track.
- Previewing a track on headphones before bringing it into the main mix
- The most important piece of gear in a DJ setup! The mixer contains the EQ knobs and volume faders. Without this you'd just have two sources of sound and no way to mix between them!