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(n.) On professional DJ performance mixers, a Hamster switch reverses fader action. If a fader normally is off at the bottom and on at the top, activating the hamster switch reverses this or, alternately, swaps left for right in horizontally mounted faders. It is used to create the most comfortable and fastest fader access with either turntable, and to accommodate left-handed and right-handed performers. It is named after one of the original scratch-style crews, The BulletProof Scratch Hamsters.