ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
Our 4-week online beginner DJ program is perfect for those looking to spend their time learning core DJ skills and to start live-streaming their DJ sets for the first time! This course will teach you foundational DJ skills along with how to set up a professional, high-quality live-stream.
DJ students will learn in an interactive online classroom with instruction from a pro DJ. Weekly homework assignments will be given to continually sharpen their skills.
By the end of the course, students will gain DJ knowledge and skills, know how to confidently start their own DJ live-streams, and host their own online party!
DJ01 – The Basics
Jump into the basics of DJ’ing by going over your software setup, file organization, and navigating your controller. You’ll leave this week with a basic understanding of how to start a mix with your DJ software.
- Basic Set Up
- File Management & Workflow
- Signal Flow
- Basic Controls
- Time & Tempo
- Basic mixing
- Intro to beat matching
DJ02 – Intro to Performance
You know what your tools are, but there’s more to DJ’ing than mixing songs you already have. Learn where to find the hottest music, how to mix it using smooth transitions, and how to record your set.
- Discovery and Downloading
- Intro to Transitions
- Basic FX
- Building a set/Recording a set
- Intro to turntablism (Baby Scratch/Crossfader)
DJ03– Mixing Essentials
Modern DJs use a variety of techniques, including the ones you’ve learned and the new ones listed below. Take your mixes to the next level with these essential mixing techniques.
- Harmonic Mixing
- Hot Cues
DJ04 – Advanced Performance Skills
Now that you’ve learned all the essentials, it’s time to take full advantage of your gear. Your final class will prepare you to perform via live stream and how to do it with flare.
- Advanced FX
- Intermediate Mixing Techniques
- Using the microphone
- Live Stream Performance
DURATION 4 Weeks
ADMISSION $375 – Payment plans available (2- month: $190/month, 3-month:$130/month)
DATES May 17, 2020
SCHEDULING Sundays 2:00-4:00PM
$375 – Payment Plans Available (2-month: $190/month, 3-month: $130/month)
August 30th, 2020
Sunday 2:00 – 4:00 pm
BEAT LAB STUDENTS GET
This course is for those looking to get started djing parties and clubs or this with some DJ experience under their belt looking to strengthen their foundational skills.
All of our class sessions will be held in our virtual classroom via Zoom with real-time interaction with your teacher and fellow students.
All students will need a laptop to work with DJ software such as Rekordbox and Serato. Students will also need a DJ controller of their own to participate in class sessions and complete homework assignments. All Beat Lab students get discounts on gear and our staff can help you find the right controller for you!