Throw yourself into the art of DJing in one fully packaged course which includes mastering the decks, sound engineering, Music and technology theory, developing your brand and marketing yourself as a DJ. This course is ideal for students who have never touched decks before and are hoping to make a profession of their passion or simply enjoy the art, from the fundamentals of beatmatching and mixing to using effects and programming extended club sets. our course is designed to accommodate all styles of music. This comprehensive DJ program covers everything and no previous training or schooling is required.


What will be covered

  • How a DJ setup works: basic overview of turntable, CDJ, mixer, headphones, speakers & amplifiers
  • Understanding audio quality
  • Analog versus digital audio file types and sample rates
  • The search for great music and understanding genres
  • How to count beats
  • Beat-matching by “pushing and pulling”
  • How to perform a basic mix/blend
  • How to count bars
  • Common song structures in various genres
  • DJ Set Construction
  • More advanced beat-matching techniques – “the big secret”
  • Phrase mixing and the conversation between two songs
  • Advanced Mixing and Blending EQ techniques
  • Essential DJ Software for set preparation and performance
  • Cue points and Hot Cues
  • Intermediate – Advanced features of the Pioneer CDJ
  • Advanced mixing techniques, such as the “drop cut,” “stop and drop,” “power down,” and “backspin”
  • Looping and layering
  • Intro to Scratching and Turntables
  • Advanced methods of music organization
  • Tips for “reading a room,” i.e. what to play when
  • A thorough introduction to filters and EQ combination techniques
  • Introduction to Traktor Scratch Pro DJ Software
  • Harmonic Mixing in Key
  • How to record a mix
  • Incorporating live elements such as microphones and musical instruments.
  • How to use performance effects such as echo, delay, reverb, and more
  • A variety of artist development strategies, i.e. how to “build your DJ identity”
  • An introduction to the world of promoters, club owners, managers, and booking agents
  • Advanced Methods of incorporating samples and acapellas


WHAT YOU WILL ACHIEVE THROUGH THIS PROGRAMME

By the end of the course you will have mastered the art of mixing on industry standard CD Players and will be fully equipped to market yourself as a professional performing artist to an audience of your choice. At DJ4Life you’ll be working on a professional DJ Stage equipped with industry standard and cutting-edge technology: Turntables, Pioneer CDJs, Pioneer DJM , Apple MacBook Pros, Native Instruments’ Traktor Scratch Pro, vinyl, CDs, timecode, and MIDI controllers.
Our instructors teach you the necessary techniques and draw on their vast collective experience to give you insight into the mindset, workflow, and art of DJing. Graduates of the complete DJ course will have an opportunity to perform at DJ4Life events in Johannesburg City, organized and promoted by DJ4Life together with you and your fellow students. At DJ4Life, we want you to do more than just learn. We want you to become a part of our music community by joining our network!


If DJing is your passion then this course is for you!


WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 2 x 4GB USB Flashdrive (Or Higher)




  • 40 Lessons (1 Hour per lesson)

    COST


    50/50 Payment Plan: R16,200.00


    Once off Payment: R14,200.00

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