Do you want to learn how to DJ?
Watch Our Free Online DJ 101 Course
You can now take our entire DJ 101 course created by Will Marshall for FREE! That's a 10 part series with over 6 hours of video content for you to watch. Will covers topics such as CDJ's, beatmatching, mixers, Traktor, beat slicing, typical EDM song structures, MIDI controllers and effects as well as a good amount of material about the art and philosophy of DJing.
Parts 1 & 2 are right here. If you'd like to watch the rest of the course, simply fill out this form to join our mailing list and watch the other 10 videos in the series.
Course Overview: Will Marshall is an in-demand DJ, consultant and coder who's worked with a who's who of top-tier talent and manufacturers. During his time as artist-in-residence at Pyramind, he not only taught the on-campus DJing class but also found time to develop this online class, write new drivers for the QuNeo (Keith McMillen Instruments), produce new tracks and consult with a dozen international DJs and producers.
This ground-up look at the art of DJ'ing begins with the basic fundamentals of beat matching, followed by more advanced techniques such as 4 deck mixing, Traktor, effects, EQ, levels, stage presence and psychology, track selection, setup and more.
Lesson 1: DJ Fundamentals
1:32 Allen & Heath Xone 92 Mixer
4:00 Pioneer CDJ 2000
6:49 Basic DJ Set Techniques
15:07 Mixing Basics
24:40 Cueing with Headphones
Lesson 2: CDJ's
2:34 Pioneer CDJ 2000 Rundown
20:12 Cue Button Modes
25:59 Hot Cues