8 sessions (24 hours) of premium coaching
DJ Course Dates
We start on the 7th of November @ 3:30-6:30PM
Session 1: 7th of November @ 3:30-6:30PM
Session 2: 14th of November @ 3:30-6:30PM
Session 3: 21st of November @ 3:30-6:30PM
Session 4: 28th of November @ 3:30-6:30PM
Session 5-8 upon agreed schedule
The first session will get you familiar with the industry DJ setups found in radio stations, night venues and festivals. You will dive into the mindsetand though process of a DJ, learn to cue, count and mix in and out with levels. Yes, the challenge is to get you to DJ within the first session.
The second session we break down the technicalities of setting up the gear and making sure all operations are functional, we review and develop our mixing principles and explore more features on the CDJs and Mixer to enable us to create a smoother transitional mix, with EQs. We cover the fundamental use of Rekordbox playlist creation tool.
In the 3rd session, we talk about different types of DJs and different aspects and assets that all DJs should consider when playing out. We explore phase and beat features as well we enter the world of FX on the mixer to enhance our mixes and introduce a creative touch to our performance. We explore some new features on Rekordbox software to help us with our music performance.
In the fourth session we introduce the looping feature, we reflect back to the last sessions and cement all learning outcomes. You will then perform a 30 minute recorded DJ set that you get to walk away with and share with the world. And you are just half way there.
In the 5th session, we dissect and deconstruct the music composition“formula”, how songs are structured and where are the best key areas of mixing in and out, and developing a playlist of tracks that cohesively tell a story. We review the looper / cutterfunctions and discover all available options and modes. Using Vinyl mode as an alternative play mode and use as a creative tool. We intentionally depend less on the technology and focus on training our ear-brain-hand coordination. We also enter part 1 of the effect suite on the mixer. We further explore Rekordbox features to enable us to make the best out of our music library.
In the sixth session hot cue creative play and performance concepts are learned, also part 2 of effects is now completed and further ear-brain-hand coordination is enhanced though practical class exercises.
In the 7th session, we prepare our Rekordbox installation to record and produce a DJ set and which avenueswe can work with online to promoteour skillset. In this session we delve deeper into the technical aspects of Rekordbox and the CDJs, we create tags, filters and searchable playlists; we also program and create a personal profile of the hardware setup based on our favorite preferences. We transfer the above functions into Rekordbox to create a seamless integration with our Pioneer hardware and controllers.
In this last and 8th session, we discover external connectivity options using the RMX1000 app and others for further performance enhancements. We finish off with a Q&A session and a review. Then you are to record a professional 45 minute DJ set.
The 5 biggest things you’ll learn in this course.
✅ Gain the ability to DJ the right way.
✅ DJ on the club-standard and any other type of DJ gear.
✅ Train your ear & mind, develop the confidence and skillset required beyond mixing and track selection to be a DJ.
✅ Learn the true art-form.
✅ Better understand music, energy, flow and how to transmit it to those around you.
Take control of your creativity.
This course will equip you with the tools, skills and techniques to help you learn the art of DJing, build a more intimate relationship with music, understand the entertainment industry, create DJ mixes and reach your creative potential.