Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [dj]

A disc jockey (abbreviated D.J. or DJ, sometimes spelld "deejay") is a person who composes and performs music for a live audience, created from samples and loops of commercial recordings augmented with electronic instruments. (The original meaning of "disc jockey" was a person who played recorded ...

5
votes
1answer
598 views

Is free music royalty free?

I'm getting into the DJ world as an amateur but still, I would like to post my mixes on, let's say, SoundCloud, without getting any kind of trouble from licensing etcetera. I recently came across a ...
3
votes
0answers
40 views

Do DJs ever use a third track to keep a third kick going for several songs or even entire sets? Or is the effect of “silkiness” achieved another way?

I listen to a lot of a specific genre, progressive house, but one DJ in particular, Hernan Cattaneo, seems to achieve a "silkiness" in his bass drum during transitions (or maybe it just stands out to ...
2
votes
0answers
53 views

Recording the parameters of a mix

Is there any DJ software available that allows you to record the parameters of a mix -- the offset and speed of the audio inputs, the levels of the left and right channels, the position of the ...
0
votes
1answer
168 views

What are the advantages of using a MIDI file when performing a DJ set?

I started DJing with traktor and was recently introduced to MIDI files but did not get any details as to why I would want to use these types of files when mixing my deep house set as they do not seem ...
1
vote
0answers
56 views

Can I post a music mix containing professionals' songs? [closed]

I enjoy electronic music and making mixes / compositions of my favourite songs. I'm not a producer, I just download and put together good songs for others to listen to, such as my friends and work ...
0
votes
1answer
70 views

Where can I find this snare drum sample?

While producing a new track, the need arose to find a very specific one-shot snare drum sample. Unfortunately, the sample I got is polluted with an unwanted triangle sound, so I will need to find ...
-1
votes
3answers
144 views

Chord progressions' necessity in a track [closed]

Is it necessary to have a chord progression in a track or is it okay to just have the chord progression as an outline?
2
votes
0answers
239 views

Where do big DJs get their music? [closed]

I'm wanting to pick up a hobby, I have a hobby which is programming, but I'd like to become a DJ too. However, I'm wondering where do big DJs get and download their music from?
17
votes
3answers
2k views

Approximately how many cents are in a 1-bpm shift centered around 123 bpm?

Frequently, I want to mix two songs in the same key but different bpms. To transition one song into another, I need to match their bpms. For example, the currently playing song might be at 124 bpm, ...
1
vote
0answers
82 views

Documentation for the embedded cue point format of Traktor/Serato/Ableton/

Most DJ software these days lets you set cue points. These are typically stored somewhere in the ID3 tags (assuming you're using mp3). Unfortunately, manufacturers seem to use GEOB (an opaque datatype)...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Is there a way to connect a guitar to a dj console?

I want to connect my electric guitar to a dj console and then control the sounds of my guitar with the filters available in the console. Is it possible to do this kind of thing and if so then what ...
2
votes
1answer
294 views

Trim Segment in LMMS

I have used a simple DAW before and there was a trim function where I placed the timeline where I wished to cut it and pushed a button. Is there anything like this in LMMS?
3
votes
1answer
1k views

How are the gain knobs supposed to work / be used on DJ controllers / software?

I'm confused about how I'm supposed to use my gain knobs. I'm using a Gemini G4V but I mean to find out for all DJ controllers in general. Top four knobs in the middle are gain knobs for this 4-deck ...
4
votes
2answers
628 views

How to trigger electronic sounds on stage

Maybe this question is a little bit amateur but I am new to electronic music. I have seen a lot of bands like Coldplay that, despite they are only 4 members, they have lots of electronic sounds live ...
3
votes
2answers
6k views

What is the difference between the Circle of Fifths and the Camelot Wheel?

I understand the Camelot Wheel is used by DJs to mix songs of different keys together by using adjacent and relative major/minor keys. Can't this same information be deduced from the Circle of Fifths? ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Hercules DJ Console RMX w/o Software = Brick?

So I bought a "Hercules DJ Console RMX" at a yard sale for $5 - but it didn't come with any software. Now I found out you can't just use this as a mixer, you need a copy of "Virtual DJ" to run it at ...
1
vote
0answers
77 views

Why do artists not release backing tracks, instrumentals, and acapellas in their singles? [closed]

Currently, artists just release singles with 1 track - the song. For example, Ariana Grande's single "Focus" has 1 track: Focus But wouldn't it be better to release additional tracks as well, like ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Intro/Outro standard practices for song to be included in DJ set

I'm beginning to experiment with dance/house music, and from a practical perspective, what's the best way to make it easy for a DJ to include a song in their set? Is there a standard practice for ...
2
votes
1answer
843 views

What determines compatibility between DJ controller hardware and software?

I'm looking to purchase an all-in-one DJ controller, as I can't afford a modular DJ setup. I've had some practice with Serato in a classroom environment, where we used Technics (vinyl) connected via ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Why do certain keys sound good together? [duplicate]

I am a DJ and the software I dj with just introduced key analyzation (Serato DJ). So now I have the key to every song in my library. Someone invented a way for DJ's to mix music in key without having ...
9
votes
0answers
157 views

Upon loading a track, the CDJ 2000 automatically goes through very quickly (~5 sec per one min of track)

Whenever I load a new track, it automatically goes through very quickly, unless I touch the jog, in which case everything goes back to normal:  Any idea what could ...
8
votes
2answers
10k views

What exactly does a DJ do when producing a track?

I want to understand what a DJ does when producing a track. For example, let's look at the new track - Martin Garrix feat. Usher - 'Don't Look Down'. Who wrote the lyrics for this track? Who wrote ...
0
votes
1answer
859 views

Novation launchPad S + Yamaha P105 - How do they connect

I was thinking of investing some money in music. I've play the flute for 6 years - I am in conservatorio (a private music's school that exists in my country). As I progress in my classes of music ...
2
votes
1answer
596 views

Low audio output from DJ controller

Not sure if this is the right place to post this.. but please point me in the right direction if not. I have a Denon DN-MC6000 controller, i usually mix on my PA system. However i would like to be ...
23
votes
2answers
114k views

What are the advantages of WAV vs. MP3?

Being an electronic music producer, file format is something I have to consider at some point. I usually export my songs as .wavs and then convert them to .mp3s later (since they are smaller than ....
4
votes
1answer
83 views

Traktor audio 6 recognizes only one deck when pluging into my mac pro, what should i do?

Last weekend i used my traktor audio 6 interface as usually and it was working fine. Yesterday, when i attemped to use it again, it only show me the enable botton at one deck(As you may know this ...
11
votes
2answers
1k views

Can I write a program to calculate the BPM of my mp3s?

I'm a DJ and have stacks of mp3s on my laptop. What I usually do is open the track in Ableton, wait for it to calculate the BPM, and then adjust the track name to XXX_Artist_Track, where XXX is the ...
6
votes
0answers
112 views

Pause Traktor deck automatically when cue point is reached?

I have a cue point that marks the point in a track where I want playback to stop on Deck A. Is there a way to "tell" Traktor to pause as soon as this cue point is reached?
5
votes
1answer
219 views

Move cue point to previous beat in Traktor

I have a cue point in Traktor that I set while the track was playing and I missed the beginning of the chorus by one beat. Is there a way to snap the cue point backward one beat without having to ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

Set pitch back to 0% (Original BPM) in Traktor

I have a track in Traktor that has its pitch -10.3%. I want to make it snap back to 0%. Is there a way to do this without manually pulling the pitch fader back to the middle of its range?
7
votes
2answers
4k views

Proper way to learn to dj and beat match for a total beginner!

To all kind people who read this, my greetings :-) I love EDM and wanted to do DJ, so, i searched and searched web all day and ended up firefox cursing me for clicking all kinda sites to just see ads....
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Connecting studio monitors to DDJ-SB

I only have a DDJ-SB as I am jut starting out and having some fun. I have been looking for some cheapish monitors to buy and found the M-audio bx5 d2. I am wondering how I would connect them to the ...
10
votes
1answer
670 views

How can I remove all the tracks contained in a folder and its subfolders from my collection with Traktor 2?

I imported all the tracks contained a folder and its subfolders into my collection. I now want to remove them from my collection: how can I remove all the tracks contained in a folder and its ...
7
votes
1answer
806 views

Can I force Traktor to use more than one CPU when analyzing tracks?

I have many checks to analyze with Traktor and the latter only use is one CPU when analyzing tracks despite having activated the multi-CPU support: Can I force Traktor to use more than one CPU when ...
5
votes
1answer
665 views

How often should I renew my custom musician earplugs (silicone)?

I use the Etymotic ER 25 custom musician earplugs (*) when DJing or attending events with loud music. The Etymotic website vaguely says: Musicians Earplugs are designed to last for many years. ...
5
votes
0answers
1k views

Why doesn't Traktor update the key and BPM fields after I analyze the track?

This video shows the issue. After restarting the computer and Traktor everything worked fine, but I wonder what could have caused the issue. The track in question was not being used/opened by other ...
10
votes
1answer
457 views

How to configure Traktor to analyse non-analyzed tracks only

Upon importing a folder to my collection in Traktor, Traktor analyze all tracks, even tracks that the same version of Traktor had already analyzed. How can I configure Traktor so that only non-...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

How can I connect my CDJ / DJM 2000 Nexus with Traktor?

I would like to connect my CDJ / DJM 2000 Nexus with Traktor. How should I configure Traktor?
4
votes
1answer
22k views

How can I analyse all the tracks contained in a folder with Traktor 2?

I want to analyse all the tracks contained in a folder with Traktor 2. Using right click on folder (in Traktor's browsing window) + "Analyze (Async)" only analyses tracks located at the root of the ...
10
votes
2answers
5k views

How much work do DJ's do?

It appears to me that most major DJ's already published their song and are replaying it with some effects during a live show. When a DJ such as Skrillex is on stage and is mixing, how much work are ...
16
votes
1answer
4k views

What is harmonic mixing / mix in key?

I'm currently learning how to become a DJ. One of the concepts that caught my attention was "harmonic mixing". I know some very basic music theory, and I'm having some trouble understanding it. What ...
8
votes
2answers
499 views

How to become a DJ

I'd like to become a DJ, and to tell the truth, I also have made many tracks using Encore notation software. But, now that I want to bring it to reality, I don't know what instruments to purchase. A ...