Before hitting the stage, you’ll need a firm grasp of the basics of DJing. Many of our beginner DJs use this course as a starting point for determining what software and equipment is most suitable for their objectives and needs. Even though some intermediate and advanced DJs elect to skip this DJ course and move on to the other courses, DJs of all levels will benefit from the tips provided in this series of lessons. Key topics include:
- Benefits and drawbacks for each of the three most common setups in DJing: (1) vinyl turntables; (2) CDJs; and (3) digital controllers
- Benefits and drawbacks of the two most common software applications in DJing: (1) Serato Scratch Live; and (2) Traktor
- Most commonly used cables in DJing, as well as how each type of cable is most frequently used and the importance of adapters
- Tips on setting up your performance or practice space and how to keep it organized
Other DJ Courses
DJ Techniques IGet comfortable with numerous beginner level DJing techniques, including counting bars and beats, dropping on the one, beatmatching, mixing, and more!
DJ Techniques IIThis DJ course focuses on numerous intermediate and advanced level DJing techniques, including midi mapping, cue points, looping, and more!
DJ Techniques IIILearn more intermediate and advanced level DJing techniques, including mixing tips and exercises, creating DJ mixes, applying effects in your mix, and more!
Serato Scratch LiveThis DJ course takes you step-by-step through all the core functionality, key preferences, and features of the Serato Scratch Live software application.
Mixed in KeyLearn about the harmonic mixing software Mixed In Key so you can analyze all your music by key signature and beats-per-minute to prepare your tracks for mixing.
This DJ course takes you step-by-step through all the core functionality, key preferences, and features of the Traktor software application.
This course covers all of the settings and powerful features of the Serato DJ software application, along with professional techniques that will impress your audiences.
In this set of DJ lessons you’ll get to leverage the power of Ableton Live for music production and you’ll find out how to DJ with the versatile application as well.