Beginners DJ Course

If you want to learn all the basic DJ skills you need to start mixing straight away with any DJ platform, this Beginners-Intermediate online DJ course is the perfect solution for you.

The course is designed with a complete beginner in mind and so supports those with little to no knowledge of DJing, as well as those with some experience already. As well as being guided through all the different types of DJing equipment available, the modules also provide more detailed information about each stage of the mixing process, such as how to set up decks and a mixer, how to cue tracks, choosing the right track to play and knowing when to mix it, how to set levels and EQ, as well as more advanced effects processing and mixing techniques.

The course comes with written notes and mp3s to practice mixing with. Furthermore, exercises are provided, with accompanying audio files, to enable students to improve their jogging and beatmatching skills. For more information and a full breakdown of the lesson content, check out the free information pack.

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Module Details

  • 1. Module 1 - History of DJing and Buyer's Guide
    Gives an outline of the different DJing formats available today, explaining how they've changed over the years and what the most popular formats are now.
  • 2. Module 2 - Fundamental Controls and Setup
    Shows how to hook up a pair of vinyl decks to a mixer and amp or speakers, and then explains the basic controls in this setup, which are the fundamental ones you find in all DJing formats. Then, compares this to the controls you find in djay, a popular DJing app for the iPad.
  • 3. Module 3 - How to Cue a Track
    Explains how to cue tracks with various DJing formats, to enable a complete understanding of the different considerations when using an entirely hardware or a software-based setup.
  • 4. Module 4 - Knowing your Music
    Teaches some of the musical considerations when mixing, to help students better choose the right track to play and know when to mix it. Topics covered include tempo, time signature and key, as well as swing or shuffle. There is also some information about how tracks are structured and an example of a standard song arrangement.
  • 5. Module 5 - EQing and Filtering
    Teaches what the EQ and Filter controls on a DJ mixer do, so students have a better understanding of how to use them to change the sound of a track and improve your mix. Musical examples are shown through a spectrum analyser to enable a visual as well as aural demonstration.
  • 6. Module 6 - Beatmatching and Creating a Smooth Mix
    Combines all the techniques learned so far on the course, and some new tricks, to provide some mixing examples.
  • 7. Module 7 - Advanced Effects
    Runs through some more of the effects you commonly find in DJing setups, including reverb, delay, flanging and gating.
  • 8. Module 8 - Cue Points and Looping
    Continues looking at more advanced DJing techniques by introducing cue points and looping, showing how they can be useful in various mixing scenarios.
  • 9. Module 9 - Summary and Exercises
    Gives a summary of the main points that have been taught on the course, and then provides some exercises to help improve jogging and beat matching skills.
  • 10. Bonus Module 1 - Interview with a Pro DJ
    Provides a glimpse into the life of a professional DJ, by chatting with up and coming Berlin DJ and Producer, Santé.
  • 11. Bonus Module 2 - Learn to Scratch!
    Demonstrates the basics of how to scratch, showing how to setup the decks, the main principles and a range of different techniques.
Author Rob Jones
Contains Streaming Movies, Written Notes, Audio Exercises
Format Streaming
Length 3 hrs
Level Beginners-Intermediate
Provider Producertech
Price $78.92

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