Beginner - Intermediate DJ Course
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Our Beginners-Intermediate course provides students with all the knowledge necessary to start mixing right away. 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 setup 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. Furthermore, exercises are provided, with accompanying audio files, to enable students to improve their jogging and beatmatching skills.
The course has been designed and presented by our very own certified trainer, music producer and DJ - Rob Jones, and is presented in a series of online videos that you can watch where and when you prefer - with a full complement of accompanying downloadable materials for your future reference, which consists of comprehensive written notes and customized mp3s for you to practice mixing with.
Included with the Beginners-Intermediate course are a collection of DJ mixtools from Loopmasters, for practicing your basic DJing skills.
If you own some DJ kit, or even if you don't yet, and you want to learn all the skills required to DJ with ease, take our Beginners-Intermediate DJ course today and you'll be mixing in no time. We offer a free sample module that you can watch to see if you think our online video training is the right solution for you, accessable from the Media tab.
Beginners Guide to DJing - Learn the Basics of How to DJ Online - Intro Lesson
Modules in this course:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Module 7 - Advanced Effects
Runs through some more of the effects you commonly find in DJing setups, including reverb, delay, flanging and gating.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rob is a classically trained musician, with piano as his primary instrument, and obtained a degree in music and sound recording (the prestigious Tonmeister course) from the University of Surrey. Having honed his skills both at University and in the studios in London where he worked in a technical role, he began releasing music on labels like Lot49, Dead Famous and Erase, under the artist name Anarchy Rice. Rob has been at the forefront of music software training since the very beginning, having kicked things off at Focusrite back in 2006. With both classical music and technical sound qualifications, as well as a wealth of presenting experience, he is ideally suited to the role of an online music trainer, and is 100% dedicated to sharing his knowledge and assisting others with what he believes to be one of the most rewarding things in life - making music!