DJ Night Program


 

DJ 101 & 110

Time Period

2 to 4 months

Next Start Date

DJ 101: January 8th
DJ 110: March 5th


DJ 101: CDJ's and Serato

This course begins with the basic fundamentals of DJ’ing including beat matching, EQ’ing, gain matching, track selection, harmonic mixing, effects, set prep, and more. Students will learn how to DJ using Pioneer’s CDJ 2000 Nexus, DJM 900 Nexus, and Rekordbox. Students will also be introduced to Rane’s digital DJ software, Serato. With classes capped around 10 people, students get ample time with the instructor and opportunity to practice on Pyramind’s DJ equipment.

The class culminates with each student performing a 15-minute mix. The highest scoring student earns the opportunity to DJ at a Pyramind or partner event in San Francisco. 

Topics include:

  • DJ Fundamentals & Equipment Overview
  • CDJ 2000, Zone 92 and RekordBox in-depth look
  • EQ, Effects and Gain Matching
  • Song Structure, Harmonic Mixing & Genre Mixing
  • Track Selection, Stage Presence & Promotion

The Facts:  

  • Tuition: $695

  • 16 Class Hours 

  • Duration: 8 weeks

  • Classes meet Tuesdays from 7:30 - 9:30 pm

DJ 110: Traktor

This is a ground-up look at Native Instruments DJ software “Traktor.”Students will review the key fundamentals of beat matching, EQ’ing, gain matching, track selection, harmonic mixing, effects, set prep, and more. Using Traktor controllers and software, students will learn how to prepare and perform a DJ set from top to bottom and remix on the fly. Students will get one-on-one time with the instructor and opportunities to practice on Pyramind’s DJ equipment.

The class culminates with each student performing a 15-minute mix. The highest scoring student earns the opportunity to DJ at a Pyramind or partner event in San Francisco. 

Topics include:

  • DJ Fundamentals & Equipment Overview Continued
  • Traktor Software in-depth look
  • Serato Scratch Live
  • EQ, Effects & Gain Matching
  • Song Structure, Harmonic Mixing & Genre Mixing
  • Track Selection, Crowd Read, Stage Presence and
  • MIDI Mapping & Advanced Traktor Techniques 

The Facts:  

  • Tuition: $695

  • 16 Class Hours

  • Duration: 8 weeks

  • Classes meet Tuesdays from 7:30 - 9:30 pm