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DJ 101 Free Course!!

Thanks for signing up to our FREE DJing 101 course! In these lessons, you’ll learn about mixers, EQ, mixers, CDJ’s as well as be introduced to working with Traktor. This is a complete DJ course for all beginners! We’ll ask for your email address to watch beyond lessons 1 and 2 and when you’re done, book a mentorship session to get live 1-1 training from our DJ experts in residence!


If you haven’t already seen lessons 1 and 2 on our YouTube channel, check them out here!


If you’re ready to “evolve” your DJ skills, book a 1-1 private lesson with one of our DJ mentor experts HERE:


 

Lesson 3: Mixers

In this lesson, you’ll learn about the Xone 92 mixer including:

  • Gain controls (4:18)

  • EQ functions (6:45)

  • Crossfaders (12:47)

  • Cue buttons and faders (15:48)

  • Master, booth and cue controls (24:40)

  • Mixer routing and signal flow (31:31)


Lesson 4: Intro to Traktor

In this lesson, you’ll explore Traktor, it’s layout and functions including:

  • The Traktor Interface Overview ­ (3:10)

  • The browser Section ­ (6:29)

  • The Deck Controls ­ (12:00)

  • Hot Cues ­ (18:27)

  • Global Section ­ (22:26)

  • Mixer Section ­ (25:38)


Lesson 5: Using Hardware with Traktor

In this lesson, you’ll connect Traktor to hardware including:

  • Configuring CDJ’s With Traktor ­ (2:48)

  • Traktor Preferences ­ (6:37)

  • Controlling Traktor With CDJ 2000s ­ (8:47)

  • Creating a Basic 4 Deck Setup Using the Kontrol X1­ (19:00)

  • Using Kontrol F1 and S4 with Traktor ­ (26:18)


Lesson 6: Beat Slicing and Grid

In this lesson, we’ll begin to explore ways to work with tracks in the grid and beat slicing:

  • The Beat Grid ­ (0:43)

  • Aligning a Track to Traktor’s Beat Grid­ (2:54)

  • Track Syncing in Traktor ­ (7:16)

  • Quantize and Snap Controls ­ (13:47)

  • Preparation Workflow ­ (17:19)

 

Lesson 7: Song Structure and Phrasing

In this lesson, you’ll learn about song form and genre including:

  • 1:26 - Walk through of Bad Tango's Alignment.

  • 16:32 - Mixing Using Phrasing

  • 22:25 - Genres and song structure


Lesson 8: Traktor and Effects

In this lesson, you’ll explore Traktor, it’s layout and functions including:

  • 0:57 - Overview of Traktor Effects

  • 1:35 - Effects Preferences

  • 6:46 - Effect Types

  • 12:24 - Pre vs Post Fader Effects


Lesson 9: MIDI Controllers

In this lesson, you’ll learn about integrating MIDI controllers to your set:

  • Controller Manager - 1:17

  • Slip/Flux Mode - 3:05

  • Flux Mode Custom Mapping - 5:49

  • Mapping Filter Controls to Knobs/Buttons - 13:00

  • Setting Up FX Presets - 15:09

  • Conclusion - 17:40


Lesson 10 (part I): From Spinning to Performing

In this lesson, you’ll learn about Will’s philosophy on DJing performances:

  • Creating a DJ Set - 5:35

  • Stage Presence - 21:47

  • The Art of the Opening DJ - 28:26

  • Promotion and Booking - 36:03

Part II

  • Choose a Narrative - 4:25

  • Online Promotion - 7:26

  • Websites - 11:43

  • Getting Paid - 13:52

  • How Much to Charge - 18:48

  • Watch Yourself - 29:28


If you’re ready to “evolve” your DJ skills, book a 1-1 private lesson with one of our DJ mentor experts HERE: