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

The way I'd derive it is to Taylor expand around central frequency (BPM is a frequency): Using 123 BPM as the central frequency yields the same result as user37549: about 14 cents for a 1 BPM change.
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What is the difference between the Circle of Fifths and the Camelot Wheel?

They represent the same exact system it's just presented in a different way. The only differences are it uses colors instead of a key signature to show relationship between keys, spun to have E major/...
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What do you call it when volume is decreased at bass beats?

It's called ducking, sidechain ducking, sidechain compression or sometimes even "sidechaining". A compressor is a device which lowers the volume of a signal when it gets louder than a set threshold ...
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Hercules DJ Console RMX w/o Software = Brick?

Mixxx is free, open source DJ software which supports the Hercules DJ Console RMX (and the Hercules DJ Console RMX 2). The Hercules DJ Console RMX is a USB MIDI controller with a built in sound ...
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Is there a way to connect a guitar to a dj console?

An electric guitar typically is equipped with one "quarter inch" monophonic audio jack: This is typically on the edge of the lower bout (Gibson style guitars) or slanted on the lower front face of ...
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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?

Using a third channel as a loop bed to be used as a foundation for decks 1 & 2 transitions is not uncommon. The fluid transitions are the result of EQ mixing. Which can be done by gradually ...
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How to listen to my guitar on earphones on a live playing gig while it also sounds in the main monitor speakers, and switch off the guitar sometimes?

I believe this can easily be accomplished with an inexpensive compact mixing board. Run your Line 6 Pod into a stereo channel and the main output of the mixing board to the main sound input. The ...
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How to listen to my guitar on earphones on a live playing gig while it also sounds in the main monitor speakers, and switch off the guitar sometimes?

John's solution was my first thought. But you may have your hands full of guitar at those moments. So augmenting the equipment needed with a couple of simple volume pedals placed in the signal train ...
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Hercules DJ Console RMX w/o Software = Brick?

Here is the data sheet. Page 8 states it cannot be used without a computer; it is a virtual mixing deck. However it also states on the same page that is can be used with other DJ software. It's ...
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How to handle songs whose scales are neither major or minor in harmonic mixing?

The Camelot Wheel groups major and minor scales together by giving them the letters B and A respectively, and relative scales together with the same number term (1–12). For example, the scales that ...
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How are the gain knobs supposed to work / be used on DJ controllers / software?

For simplicity, here I'll use gain, loudness, and volume interchangeably, but they actually are not quite the same, and each has important distinctions. With the gain knob, nonetheless, you are ...
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What is the difference between the Circle of Fifths and the Camelot Wheel?

The Camelot system is designed to simplify the circle of fifths so that a DJ with no music theory knowledge can easily recognize how similar the keys of two tracks are. From the mixed in key website: ...
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Which is more common when spinning a jogwheel clockwise, going forward or backward in time?

@YourUncleBob is of course correct. Will accept the answer if posted. Realized though that the reason I felt like my colleagues' settings were "backwards" was something totally unrelated, ...
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How can I take an mp3 recording of live musicians with a varied BPM and make it consistent throughout the song?

Most DAWs have some kind of facility to do this, though the exact name of the feature and way it works can vary. A couple of products have been mentioned in comments - another choice is Ableton Live, ...
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How to handle songs whose scales are neither major or minor in harmonic mixing?

What is harmonic mixing There seem to be two kinds of practices that can be called harmonic mixing: (1) common tonic mixing: keep the same key i.e. tonic and probably also the third (major/minor), or ...
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Getting MIDI timecode/clock from MIXXX beat detection

Mixxx includes a “MIDI for light” script that can send MIDI clock output for controlling lights or other MIDI synced hardware or software See https://mixxx.org/wiki/doku.php/midi_clock_output
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How to trigger electronic sounds on stage

Sometimes it's the drummer, sometimes someone is offstage, sometimes there are entire songs programmed and they all have click tracks in their in-ear monitors, and sometimes it's a combination of ...
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Intro/Outro standard practices for song to be included in DJ set

There is no standard practice, but there is a general idea of how to carve intros and outros in order to help the song be easily mixed with others. They tend to be very simple, with little or no ...
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Why do certain keys sound good together?

These are the smallest harmonic changes. When you move radially none of the notes in the scales change (A minor has the same set of notes as C major), even though the tonal centre does. The set of ...
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Can I force Traktor to use more than one CPU when analyzing tracks?

As noted on this page, the solution is to upgrade Traktor to version 2.8.0 or later to support using multiple CPUs during analyzing. 1.4. Parallel Audio Analysis Also new in this version is a ...
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What determines compatibility between DJ controller hardware and software?

Most (if not all) DJ control surfaces designed to control DJ software use MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) to communicate with the program. And all the top DJ software accepts MIDI as input....
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Trim Segment in LMMS

Sadly no. The LMMS manual says on page 43 Note that an entire element always gets deleted as a single unit (you cannot selectively snip away parts of an element – You will have to edit the ...
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What are the advantages of using a MIDI file when performing a DJ set?

I’m not a DJ but I suspect the advantages of midi in general would still apply. Unlike most other popular formats like wav mp3 midi is not really a recording of sounds. It is rather a record of ...
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Is AI capable of separating instruments from a track?

The Stems feature in Serato DJ Pro 3 Beta seems to offer what you're asking about. Just yesterday youtube suggested I watch this video demonstrating the feature. Remixing Thriller with Serato Stems
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Is AI capable of separating instruments from a track?

There's a lot of software out there that can pull out stems. If you're interested in the code aspect of it, Spleeter is the place to start. It's used in iZotope's RX8, Unmix, VirtualDJ, and some other ...
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How to connect my guitar pedal to a Pioneer DJ mixer?

The simple rule of thumb is that it is OK to plug microphones to microphone inputs. Things that are not microphones should not go to microphone inputs, unless you use a DI box that is an adapter ...
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DAW on Linux (with midi input, samples, guitar riff recording, and coming with instrument sounds)

There is Ardour: https://ardour.org/ But it's not done with Ardour alone, you'll need to have the audio server Jack installed, which handles audio and midi connections If you are willing to install ...
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How to trigger electronic sounds on stage

I believe Coldplay simply plays to pre-recorded tracks that just play all the way through their song. I haven't seen anything in their performances which indicate the musicians are triggering them ...
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Upon loading a track, the CDJ 2000 automatically goes through very quickly (~5 sec per one min of track)

If you touch the jogwheel right as the track starts does it then play normally? One of the first things I'd check is that the laser is sliding smoothly on the guide rod. I'm wondering if maybe it's ...
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